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Maui shark attack: "I was basically in its mouth."

Maui shark attack: "I was basically in its mouth."

"It was something you dream of on 'Shark Week,'" Roberson said. "It was so close to me, and the mouth was so open when it came up. It was in pure attack mode, and it was just right there.

World's best hotels, resorts, cities, islands, airlines, and cruise lines revealed

World's best hotels, resorts, cities, islands, airlines, and cruise lines revealed

NEW YORK, NY - Conde Nast Traveler today announced the results of its 27th annual Readers' Choice Awards, ranking the best hotels, resorts, cities, islands, airlines, and cruise lines in the ...

Nor'easter to unleash rain, wind from Virginia to Maine

Nor'easter to unleash rain, wind from Virginia to Maine

A storm will spin up along the New England coast at midweek and will take on characteristics of a nor'easter with drenching wind-swept rain and coastal flooding in some locations.

Virgin America reports September 2014 operational results

Virgin America reports September 2014 operational results

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Virgin America today reported its preliminary operational results for September 2014 and the first nine months of the year.

21 million Americans to fly in Q4, Thanksgiving and Christmas air fare higher this year

21 million Americans to fly in Q4, Thanksgiving and Christmas air fare higher this year

BELLEVUE, WA - Booking data reveals that 21 million Americans are expected to fly from October through December, either for holiday festivities, to a sunny beach locale or somewhere in between.* ...

Smithsonian receives Brian Setzer's Gretsch guitar

Smithsonian receives Brian Setzer's Gretsch guitar

WASHINGTON, DC - Grammy Award-winning musician Brian Setzer donated his signature orange Gretsch guitar to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History during a ceremony Oct. 17.

American Airlines Cargo, US Airways Cargo officially combine under single air waybill

American Airlines Cargo, US Airways Cargo officially combine under single air waybill

FORT WORTH, TX - American Airlines and US Airways have reached a significant milestone in their merger today as the Cargo divisions combine under a single air waybill.

Hawaii Tourism: Ana Downgraded to Tropical Storm

Hawaii Tourism: Ana Downgraded to Tropical Storm

The National Weather Service in the United States has downgraded Hurricane Ana to a Tropical Storm. Kauai County remains under a Tropical Storm Warning and a Flash Flood Watch.

CLIA commends Carnival on smooth return to port of Carnival Magic

CLIA commends Carnival on smooth return to port of Carnival Magic

WASHINGTON, DC - Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) President and CEO, Christine Duffy, issued the following statement today regarding the successful disembarkation of a passenger on ...

First Lebanese restaurant to receive the international Star Diamond Award

First Lebanese restaurant to receive the international Star Diamond Award

The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences has announced that it has awarded ilili Restaurant in New York the International Star Diamond Award, making ilili the first Lebanese restaurant in the ...

For TSA Cleveland, Ohio is now the center of Ebola attention

For TSA Cleveland, Ohio is now the center of Ebola attention

Cleveland, Ohio, USA is now the center of attention on Ebola for the United States Transportation Security Administration( TSA).

Ebola is an opportunity for Cuba and the United States to work together

Ebola: Cuba has primary care physicians, the US has specialists Ebola is an opportunity for Cuba and the United States to work together

Ebola is a deadly virus, and as Cuba's president Fidel Castro outlined, it may also be an opportunity for the US and Cuba to come together and work jointly to fight this global threat to human ...

Hawaii Tropical Storm Watch Remains in Effect for Oahu, Kauai and Niihau

Hawaii Tropical Storm Watch Remains in Effect for Oahu, Kauai and Niihau

According to the Hawaii Tourism Authority a tropical Storm Watch has been cancelled for both Hawaii County and Maui County.

Worlds of Fun Kansas City throws best Halloween party in the nation

Kansas City Travel and Tourism celebrates Halloween American Style Worlds of Fun Kansas City throws best Halloween party in the nation

By Anton Anderssen, eTN

Worlds of Fun, a theme park northeast of Kansas City, is known for its over-the-top Halloween celebration held each year.

Island Air in Hawaii cancels flights due to tropical storm

Island Air in Hawaii cancels flights due to tropical storm

Island Air advises its passengers that the Hawaiian Islands may be subject to significant tropical storm conditions beginning Friday evening, October 17, and extending through Monday afternoon, ...

ASTA issues white paper on understanding NCFs

ASTA issues white paper on understanding NCFs

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), in an effort to help agency members understand the role Non-Commissionable Fares (NCFs) play in cruise sales and revenues, has ...

America Haunts reveals list of its truly haunted attractions

America Haunts reveals list of its truly haunted attractions

KANSAS CITY, MO - Stunning set designs, technical excellence and Hollywood-quality make-up, costumes and creatures are hallmarks of America Haunts attractions.

Flight attendant union issues Ebola protection and response checklist

Flight attendant union issues Ebola protection and response checklist

WASHINGTON, WA - The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), the world's largest Flight Attendant union representing nearly 60,000 Flight Attendants at 19 carriers, today notified Ebola ...

NGO Alliance: Travel access vital to fighting Ebola

NGO Alliance: Travel access vital to fighting Ebola

WASHINGTON, DC - InterAction, the largest alliance of US NGOs working on global poverty and humanitarian assistance efforts, warned leaders in Congress and the White House this week that flight ...

Dassault Falcon Jet establishes new pilot operational support team

Dassault Falcon Jet establishes new pilot operational support team

TETERBORO, NJ - Dassault Falcon Jet recently established a new Pilot Operational Support Team to support operators in the Western Hemisphere.

Japan Airlines and American Airlines to Further Expand Codeshare Cooperation on Brazil Routes

Japan Airlines and American Airlines to Further Expand Codeshare Cooperation on Brazil Routes

Japan Airlines (JAL) and American Airlines (AA) have agreed to further expand their codeshare cooperation starting October 26, 2014, resulting in an increase in the number of JAL codeshare flights ...

New president of Canadian Tourism Commission appointed

New president of Canadian Tourism Commission appointed

By Peter Johansen

OTTAWA -- The Canadian government has tapped an industry insider to head its travel marketing agency, the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC).

IMEX America hits a four-year high

IMEX America hits a four-year high

IMEX America’s fourth edition came to a close earlier today at the Sands Expo®, Las Vegas, with IMEX Chairman, Ray Bloom, declaring the trade show the biggest to date with growth in all key ...

Future Leaders Forum at IMEX America

Future Leaders Forum at IMEX America

Las Vegas, Oct 16 2014 - For more than 105 college students from 24 universities across the United States, Canada and Mexico, the IMEX-MPI-MCI Future Leaders Forum (FLF) at IMEX America 2014 is ...

Aloft Columbia Downtown to open in early 2016

Aloft Columbia Downtown to open in early 2016

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide today announced its rapidly expanding Aloft brand will soon debut in Columbia, South Carolina.

Airport screening technologies market revived by critical updates

Airport screening technologies market revived by critical updates

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - Lingering threats of terrorism, numerous instances of passengers carrying illegal items, and the recent Ebola crisis have buoyed the US airport screening technologies ...

Starwood launches new loyalty program for meeting and travel pros

Starwood launches new loyalty program for meeting and travel pros

LAS VEGAS, NV – From IMEX America in Las Vegas, Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG), the loyalty program from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., announces the live launch of SPG Pro, ...

Sabre boosts hotel content with introduction of HRS properties

Sabre boosts hotel content with introduction of HRS properties

SOUTHLAKE, TX - More than 400,000 Sabre travel agents in 144 countries can now efficiently shop and book over 50,000 HRS hotel properties within the Sabre travel marketplace.

Hawaii likely to escape direct hit by Ana

Hawaii likely to escape direct hit by Ana

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Hawaii will still face some hazards this weekend despite likely escaping a direct hit by future Hurricane Ana.

"Korean Wave" comes to New York

"Korean Wave" comes to New York

NEW YORK, NY - Korean pop star PSY rocked Times Square last New Year's Eve – now it's the turn of hansik, Korea's traditional cuisine, to set cultural standards in New York with a three-day ...

Halloween tourism inspired by pop culture and folklore

Halloween tourism inspired by pop culture and folklore

DALLAS, TX - Every town has a ghost story, but some destinations embrace their haunted pasts in a way that attracts an influx of tourism during the Halloween season.

TSA union, US Travel recognize Administrator John Pistole for his service

TSA union, US Travel recognize Administrator John Pistole for his service

WASHINGTON, DC - In response to TSA's announcement today that Administrator John Pistole will retire from public service at year's end, American Federation of Government Employees National ...

World's first smartship arrives in New York on November 10

World's first smartship arrives in New York on November 10

MIAMI, FL - The world's first smartship Quantum of the Seas is set to arrive into New York Harbor on Nov. 10, 2014, and Royal Caribbean is counting down the days until her big debut.

US winter forecast: Cold, snow to seize Northeast; wintry blasts to slick South

US winter forecast: Cold, snow to seize Northeast; wintry blasts to slick South

Though parts of the Northeast and mid-Atlantic had a gradual introduction to fall, winter will arrive without delay. Cold air and high snow amounts will define the season.

Canadians prefer British Columbia to Arizona and Florida for buying vacation home

Canadians prefer British Columbia to Arizona and Florida for buying vacation home

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, Canada - Many Canadians intend to realize their dream of owning a vacation getaway.

Airlines urged to stimulate emotional response from passengers

first Passenger Experience Conference in Seattle Airlines urged to stimulate emotional response from passengers

Delegates from across the international travel sector have gathered for the launch of The Passenger Experience Conference, which has taken place in Seattle, in conjunction with the renowned ...

Ebola: US Center of Disease Control is looking for 132 Frontier Airlines passengers

Ebola: US Center of Disease Control is looking for 132 Frontier Airlines passengers

The US Center of Disease Control (CDC) is in the process to track down 132 passengers that flew on Frontier Airlines Flight 1143 from Cleveland to Dallas/ Fort Worth on Monday.

“Trust more and hustle less” - world-renowned speaker delivers advice on fostering relationships to achieve business success

“Trust more and hustle less” - world-renowned speaker delivers advice on fostering relationships to achieve business success

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Kirsty Spraggon drew a crowd of visitors to the Inspiration Center at IMEX America to discover how to harness the power of relationships to drive repeat business and ...

IMEX America keynoter John Spence lays out formula for creating winning organizations

IMEX America keynoter John Spence lays out formula for creating winning organizations

LAS VEGAS, Nevada - Tapping into the fast-paced, high-performance spirit of the meetings industry, today’s MPI keynote at IMEX America featured John Spence, strategist, consultant and author of ...

Speecheo named inaugural winner of IMEX America/Event Manager Blog Technology Start-Up Competition

Speecheo named inaugural winner of IMEX America/Event Manager Blog Technology Start-Up Competition

Celebrating the increasing role technology is playing in the meetings industry and attendee experiences, IMEX America and Event Manager Blog joined forces to create a competition to find and ...

Tropical Storm Watch Issued for Hawaii County (Big Island of Hawaii)

Tropical Storm Watch Issued for Hawaii County (Big Island of Hawaii)

The National Weather Service issued a tropical storm watch for Hawaii County.

Meetings industry drives global economic growth

SAP’s McDermott in no doubt at IMEX America Meetings industry drives global economic growth

LAS VEGAS, Nevada - On the day his book, Winners Dream, launched in the US, Bill McDermott, Global CEO of SAP, the world’s largest business software company, told members of the meetings and ...

Survey: Flyers demand better connectivity

Survey: Flyers demand better connectivity

NEW YORK, NY – Airline passengers want more Internet access inflight and named connectivity as the top area for improvement to the inflight experience, according to the first of a new series of ...

US international air passenger traffic up seven percent

US international air passenger traffic up seven percent

WASHINGTON, DC - International air traffic to/from the US(1) totaled 115.7 million passengers through July 2014, a seven percent increase over the July 2013 year-to-date period.

Hawaii Governor signs emergency proclamation in anticipation of Tropical Storm Ana

Hawaii Governor signs emergency proclamation in anticipation of Tropical Storm Ana

HONOLULU, Hawaii – Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie today signed an emergency proclamation in anticipation of the arrival of Tropical Storm Ana, which is forecast to impact the state this ...

High cost of airfare deters Americans from international travel

High cost of airfare deters Americans from international travel

WASHINGTON, DC - Globalization gives Americans access to information and goods from countries around the world, but with the rising costs of airfare, it's increasingly more difficult for them to ...

5 tips for planning a family ski trip on a budget

5 tips for planning a family ski trip on a budget

EWING, NJ - According to a recent survey of the Family Travel Parent Panel, 62 percent of parents report that the most challenging part of a family ski trip is making it as budget-friendly as ...

United Airlines to add Wi-Fi, personal device entertainment to regional jets

United Airlines to add Wi-Fi, personal device entertainment to regional jets

CHICAGO, IL - United Airlines today announced plans to outfit more than 200 two-cabin United Express regional jets with Wi-Fi and personal device entertainment, with the first Wi-Fi-enabled ...

American Airlines makes executive appointments

American Airlines makes executive appointments

FORT WORTH, TX - American Airlines Group Inc today appointed two new officers to its leadership team.

Loral Blinde, Vice President – People and Employee Services

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