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FEMA says no to disaster declaration for Hawaii due to Tropical Storim Iselle

Locals and tourism on their own FEMA says no to disaster declaration for Hawaii due to Tropical Storim Iselle

HONOLULU, Hawaii – An official request was made last week seeking assistance for Hawaii County (the Big Island) of the Aloha State, making additional funding, loans, and services available to ...

Hawaii denied Presidential Disaster Declaration

Hawaii denied Presidential Disaster Declaration

HONOLULU, Hawaii – Governor Neil Abercrombie and Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi today issued a joint statement in response to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s decision to deny the ...

Dozens injured in tour bus crash

Dozens injured in tour bus crash

MERRITT, BC, Canada - 56 people were injured, 6 critically, in a tourist bus crash south of Merritt, British Columbia.

LA Chinatown celebrates 76th Annual Moon Festival

LA Chinatown celebrates 76th Annual Moon Festival

LOS ANGELES, CA - Los Angeles Chinatown celebrates its 76th Annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival on September 13th, 2014.

ASTA: Hazardous materials rule fix is victory for agents and consumers

ASTA: Hazardous materials rule fix is victory for agents and consumers

ALEXANDRIA, VA – ASTA applauds the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) for taking a common sense approach to the way travel ...

Severe storms may threaten Labor Day weekend from Kansas to Minnesota

Severe storms may threaten Labor Day weekend from Kansas to Minnesota

As a storm system moves out of the northern Rockies this weekend, it may trigger a severe weather outbreak on Sunday that includes the risk of a few tornadoes in portions of the northern and ...

Scottsdale in action: The many ways for foodie tourists to spend their days

Scottsdale in action: The many ways for foodie tourists to spend their days

By Dr. Elinor Garely, Editor-in-Chief, TourismExecutives.com; Reporter, eTurboNews.com

Dining Events in Scottsdale

Being a foodie epicenter there are many ways to spend days – eating and drinking

Rough surf claims lives as Cristobal, Marie slowly diminish

Rough surf claims lives as Cristobal, Marie slowly diminish

It's been a tumultuous week on both the East and West coasts as two hurricanes induced rough surf and a high risk for rip currents.

Sabre renews technology agreement with Sun-n-Sand Group

Sabre renews technology agreement with Sun-n-Sand Group

SOUTHLAKE, TX - Sun-n-Sand Group has renewed its technology agreement with Sabre, including use of the industry's leading distribution solution and SynXis central reservation system (CRS) with ...

Six Flags Great America to celebrate 40 seasons in 2015

Six Flags Great America to celebrate 40 seasons in 2015

GURNEE, IL - Six Flags Great America is excited to announce a celebration of 40 Seasons of Thrills in 2015.

On the road again: How consumers take road trips

On the road again: How consumers take road trips

WASHINGTON, DC - Who can forget the Griswold's famous cross-country station wagon trip in "National Lampoon's Vacation"?

New coaster concept premiering at Six Flags Fiesta Texas

BATMAN: The Ride Opens In Summer 2015 New coaster concept premiering at Six Flags Fiesta Texas

SAN ANTONIO, TX - Six Flags Fiesta Texas today unveiled plans to debut the most exciting coaster in the park's 22-year history — BATMAN™: The Ride, premiering in 2015.

Direct Travel names John Townes Vice President of Business Development

Direct Travel names John Townes Vice President of Business Development

GREENVILLE, SC - Direct Travel, a leading provider of travel management services in the US, announces the appointment of industry veteran John Townes as Vice President of Business Development.

Gulf of Mexico disturbance to bring drenching showers to Texas

Gulf of Mexico disturbance to bring drenching showers to Texas

A disturbance spinning over the Gulf of Mexico is gathering showers, thunderstorms and rough seas and will drift onshore in coastal Texas before the end of the week.

Challenge to land in 49 US state capitals in two weeks

Challenge to land in 49 US state capitals in two weeks

The challenge of flying a private "general aviation" airplane to all 49 state capitals in the "lower 48" plus Alaska in just two weeks is one that most private pilots would never accept.

Lufthansa pilots ready to strike

Germanwings talks with Vereinigung Cockpit pilots’ union without any result Lufthansa pilots ready to strike

Lufthansa regrets the announcement of strike action by the Vereinigung Cockpit pilots’ union (VC) for tomorrow (Friday).

Six Flags introduces JUSTICE LEAGUE: BATTLE FOR METROPOLIS

New Interactive Dark Ride Coming in 2015 Combines State-of-the-Art Technology For the Ultimate Super Hero Mission Six Flags introduces JUSTICE LEAGUE: BATTLE FOR METROPOLIS

Six Flags Saint Louis, the Coaster Capital of Missouri, and Six Flags Over Texas, the Thrill Capital of Texas — in partnership with Warner Bros.

Hurricane Cristobal public advisory

Approaching Hurricane to Bermuda Hurricane Cristobal public advisory

HURRICANE CRISTOBAL INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 19A
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL042014
800 AM AST THU AUG 28 2014

Gourmet tourists head to Scottsdale, Arizona

Foodie Tourism Gourmet tourists head to Scottsdale, Arizona

By Dr. Elinor Garely, Editor-in-Chief, TourismExecutives.com; Reporter, eTurboNews.com

Culinary Star

Japan boy band concerts to generate millions for Hawaii tourism

Japan boy band concerts to generate millions for Hawaii tourism

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Hawaii tourism is happily standing by to welcome 15,000 Japanese tourists to the Aloha State as they hop commercial and charter flights and head to Oahu’s west shores to catch ...

Boeing and Russell Athletic give 787 carbon fiber new life

Boeing and Russell Athletic give 787 carbon fiber new life

SEATTLE, WA - Boeing and Russell Brands LLC announced today that they are working together to incorporate excess carbon fiber from 787 Dreamliner production in Russell Athletic protective athletic ...

Seattle rolls out the rainbow carpet for Zachary and Samuel

Seattle rolls out the rainbow carpet for Zachary and Samuel

SEATTLE, WA - When Zac Baker and Sam Busch, of St Paul, MN, got engaged last December, they didn't expect their marriage ceremony to be hosted by a city they'd never visited, or that its openly ...

US and Canadian landmarks light up in support of Stand Up To Cancer

US and Canadian landmarks light up in support of Stand Up To Cancer

LOS ANGELES, CA and NEW YORK, NY - Our most iconic structures represent not only the heart of a city, but the soul of its people.

Beatles vs. Elvis: And America's favorite artist is...

Beatles vs. Elvis: And America's favorite artist is...

NEW YORK, NY - In 1964, four musicians from Liverpool appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Sabre reviewing strategic options for lastminute.com business unit

Sabre reviewing strategic options for lastminute.com business unit

SOUTHLAKE, TX - Sabre Corporation announced today that it is exploring strategic options, including a potential sale, for its lastminute.com business unit.

Southwest Airlines introduces state-of-the-art Listening Center

Southwest Airlines introduces state-of-the-art Listening Center

DALLAS, TX - Southwest Airlines last night unveiled a Listening Center devoted to engaging with Employees and Customers in real time.

Seattle ranks as most expensive Labor Day destination

Seattle ranks as most expensive Labor Day destination

SEATTLE, WA - Seattle is North America's most expensive destination for this upcoming Labor Day weekend, according to a new survey from TravelMag.com.

TSA Deputy Administrator John Halinski joins Command Consulting Group

TSA Deputy Administrator John Halinski joins Command Consulting Group

WASHINGTON, DC - Command Consulting Group (Command) announced today that John Halinski, who retired last Friday as Deputy Administrator at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), has ...

US travel and tourism industry supports 7.6 million jobs

US travel and tourism industry supports 7.6 million jobs

WASHINGTON, DC - Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan M Selig announced that total US travel and tourism-related employment increased to 7.6 million jobs in 2013, up 146,000 ...

Beach destinations spike in popularity for last-minute Labor Day travel

Beach destinations spike in popularity for last-minute Labor Day travel

DALLAS, TX - Labor Day travel is expected to reach its highest levels in six years and more Americans are searching for last-minute deals as the holiday weekend approaches.

Delta announces executive changes

Delta announces executive changes

ATLANTA, GA - Delta Air Lines today shared the following news from CEO Richard Anderson to its employees worldwide.

To:

Delta People Worldwide

From:

Richard ...

Gulf of Mexico disturbance to impact Texas

Gulf of Mexico disturbance to impact Texas

A disturbance gathering spin over Gulf of Mexico will drift onshore in coastal Texas before the end of the week with drenching showers and locally gusty thunderstorms.

Yellowstone Park - get there on your bicycle

Yellowstone Park - get there on your bicycle

The Univeristy of Montana's Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research estimates that 11 million visitors came to the state in 2013, and some of them came by bike.

Emirates SkyCargo Lifts Capacity to Los Angeles

Emirates SkyCargo Lifts Capacity to Los Angeles

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates and global connector of trade and economies, has added Los Angeles to its network of freighter destinations across the United States, with the ...

Real Hospitality Group adds 12 new construction hotels

Real Hospitality Group adds 12 new construction hotels

OCEAN CITY, MD - Executives at Real Hospitality Group (RHG) announced today their portfolio of hotels has grown with several new deals in 2014, representing a 25.9% growth in guest room ...

Scottsdale for the gourmet tourist: The chefs and their restaurants

Scottsdale for the gourmet tourist: The chefs and their restaurants

By Dr. Elinor Garely, Editor-in-Chief, TourismExecutives.com; Reporter, eTurboNews.com

If it were not for the branded restaurant reviews (i.e., Zagat, Yelp, TripAdviser), Scottsdale tourists would be clueless on where to source the gourmet dining scene.

International air passenger traffic to/from US up six percent

International air passenger traffic to/from US up six percent

International air traffic to/from the US totaled 61.0 million passengers through April 2014, a six percent increase over the April 2013 year-to-date period.

Crystal invites travelers to sleep in

Crystal invites travelers to sleep in

LOS ANGELES, CA - The need to choose between catching up on much needed sleep and embarking on a great adventure while on vacation is no more.

Elvis Presley virtually comes back to life

Elvis Presley virtually comes back to life

PORT ST LUCIE, FL and NEW YORK, NY - Pulse Evolution Corporation and The Estate of Elvis Presley have forged a partnership to develop a virtual "King of Rock 'n' Roll." By leveraging state of the ...

Labor Day weekend travel: Storms may cause disruptions

Labor Day weekend travel: Storms may cause disruptions

While the weather over much of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts will be free of rain during much of this Labor Day weekend, a zone of unsettled weather will reach across part of the Central ...

American Airlines says no to Orbitz websites

First small travel agencies, now big booking portals pushed away by US airlines American Airlines says no to Orbitz websites

First airlines scared the small US travel agencies away with zero commission, now it appears airlines are saying no to to business with big airline booking portals as well.

Audubon International partners with Bookdifferent.com

Audubon International partners with Bookdifferent.com

TROY, New York – Audubon International’s Green Lodging Program has partnered with hotel booking website Bookdifferent.com to encourage travelers to stay in hotels that are certified by ...

Tourists warned of high surf along US East Coast

Tourists warned of high surf along US East Coast

Sunbathers and tourists trying to get in one last bit of vacation before summer comes to a close would be at risk for such hazardous seas from Florida to North Carolina during the early and middle ...

First ever RQ-4 Global Hawk hits 100th flight on NASA mission

First ever RQ-4 Global Hawk hits 100th flight on NASA mission

SAN DIEGO, CA - The first completed Global Hawk has made history again with its 100th flight in support of NASA environmental research.

Urban tours offer fun for foodies

Urban tours offer fun for foodies

CHICAGO, IL - Museums, parks, shopping venues and sports events aren't the only ways to explore a new city. Take one of these tours selected by the travel experts and eat your way through town: ...

Halloween New Orleans mixes chaos with cause

Halloween New Orleans mixes chaos with cause

NEW ORLEANS, LA - New Orleans reputation as a premier Halloween destination is unwavering.

Travelers want full airfare prices listed in ads

Travelers want full airfare prices listed in ads

CHICAGO, IL - The majority of air travelers prefer to see fares, fees and taxes listed as one total cost, according to surveys conducted by The GO Group, LLC, an international ground ...

Travel Advantage Network helps neglected parrots

Travel Advantage Network helps neglected parrots

MILLERSVILLE, MD - Travel Advantage Network, a vacation accommodations program, selects a charity each month and fundraises for the chosen charity through a variety of activities.

Excellence is non-negotiable. Summer tourism in Scottsdale

Desert Travel in Arizona: Visiting Scottsdale during the summer Excellence is non-negotiable. Summer tourism in Scottsdale

By Dr. Elinor Garely, Editor-in-Chief, TourismExecutives.com; Reporter, eTurboNews.com

There are not many travel destinations that keep their secrets!

Skal International Orlando members meeting at top tourism attractions not a coincidence

Skal International Orlando members meeting at top tourism attractions not a coincidence

ORLANDO, Florida - As the second largest Skal Club in the United States and ranked sixth among the top 10 in the world, Skal International Orlando brings its members to the top travel, tourism and ...

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