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Crestline Hotels & Resorts adds 13 hotels

Crestline Hotels & Resorts adds 13 hotels

FAIRFAX, VA - James Carroll, President & CEO of Crestline Hotels & Resorts, LLC, today announced that Crestline has added 13 full, select, and extended stay hotels in eight states to its ...

Best Drivers in America: Safest is Kansas City, KS - Boston number 200

List of the 200 safest cities to drive in the United States Best Drivers in America: Safest is Kansas City, KS - Boston number 200

Allstate Insurance Company today released its eleventh annual "Allstate America's Best Drivers Report.

Hawaii Tourism Authority issues final update on Hurricane Ignacio

Hawaii Tourism Authority issues final update on Hurricane Ignacio

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Minimal impacts are expected as Hurricane Ignacio continues on its path northwest of the Hawaiian Islands.

US Restaurant Performance Index rose in July

US Restaurant Performance Index rose in July

WASHINGTON, DC - Driven by stronger same-store sales and customer traffic levels, the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) posted a solid gain in July.

Oktoberfests kick off fall fun

Oktoberfests kick off fall fun

CHICAGO, IL - The air turns crisp, the leaves turn colors and all thoughts turn to beer and brats! And you don't have to be German to enjoy these upcoming Oktoberfests:

Air Canada issues 2014 corporate sustainability report

Air Canada issues 2014 corporate sustainability report

MONTREAL, Canada - Air Canada today released the 2014 edition of Citizens of the World, the airline's fourth corporate sustainability report.

Xenia Hotels & Resorts announces opening of Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston

Xenia Hotels & Resorts announces opening of Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston

ORLANDO, FL - Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc today announced the addition of the Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston, an Autograph Collection hotel located in the heart of the historic district in ...

Westin Hotels & Resorts brings fans behind-the-scenes of US Open

Westin Hotels & Resorts brings fans behind-the-scenes of US Open

STAMFORD, CT - Inspired by the electric atmosphere in New York City during one of tennis’ premier events, Westin Hotels & Resorts, the official hotel sponsor of the US Open since 2010, ...

DoubleTree by Hilton debuts in historic downtown Decatur

DoubleTree by Hilton debuts in historic downtown Decatur

DECATUR, AL & MCLEAN, VA - Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of the DoubleTree by Hilton Decatur Riverfront, a five-story, 165-room hotel located in ...

Unstable antenna atop Trump Hotel shuts down Toronto’s financial district

Unstable antenna atop Trump Hotel shuts down Toronto’s financial district

TORONTO, Canada - A key intersection in Toronto’s financial district was closed due to an unstable antenna atop the 65-story Trump Hotel, police said on Monday, the latest in a string of ...

G6 Hospitality appoints new Vice President

G6 Hospitality appoints new Vice President

DALLAS, TX - G6 Hospitality, known for its iconic economy lodging brands, Motel 6 and Studio 6 in the US and Canada, announced the appointment of John Valletta as Vice President with oversight to ...

NASA Arctic campaign to examine ecosystem impacts of changing climate

NASA Arctic campaign to examine ecosystem impacts of changing climate

WASHINGTON, DC - As part of a broad effort to study the environmental and societal effects of climate change, NASA has begun a multi-year field campaign to investigate ecological impacts of the ...

Cruise executives focus on maximizing cruise tourism business at FCCA event

Cruise executives focus on maximizing cruise tourism business at FCCA event

PEMBROKE PINES, FL - Topics and panelists have been announced for workshops during the 2015 FCCA Cruise Conference and Trade Show, taking place in Cozumel, Mexico from October 5-9.

Hawaii Tourism Authority issues update on Hurricane Ignacio

Hawaii Tourism Authority issues update on Hurricane Ignacio

HONOLULU, Hawaii - As of 11am, Hurricane Ignacio was located about 400 miles east of Hilo and was moving northwest at 12 miles per hour as a category 3 hurricane.

LGBT Hawaii well represented at the 2015 Hawaii Tourism Marketing Conference

LGBT Hawaii well represented at the 2015 Hawaii Tourism Marketing Conference

By Scott Foster, eTN Hawaii

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Five people representing the recently-formed LGBT HAWAI`I organization which is working to promote Hawaii's LGBT-owned and supportive businesses were the guests of the Hawai`i ...

Hawaii Tourism Auhority update on Hurricane Ignacio

Hawaii Tourism Auhority update on Hurricane Ignacio

Due to Hurricane Ignacio, a Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Hawaii County.

Hawaii Governor signs emergency proclamation as Hurricane Ignacio nears islands

Hawaii Governor signs emergency proclamation as Hurricane Ignacio nears islands

Hurricane Ignacio is nearing the Hawaiian islands, and in anticipation of its potential threatening path, Hawaii Governor Ige has signed an emergency proclamation to activate a major disaster ...

Carnival on track for record year from port of New Orleans

Carnival on track for record year from port of New Orleans

MIAMI, FL - Carnival Cruise Line – New Orleans' number one cruise operator – continues to expand its presence at the port and expects to carry a record 400,000 passengers from the Crescent ...

Tropical Storm Erika to lash Florida after delivering deadly blow to Caribbean

Tropical Storm Erika to lash Florida after delivering deadly blow to Caribbean

After Erika brings heavy rain and locally gusty winds from Puerto Rico to Hispaniola into Friday night, the system will move toward the Bahamas, the Keys and South Florida this weekend.

Nation’s top tourism marketers headline Nevada’s new Global Tourism Summit

Nation’s top tourism marketers headline Nevada’s new Global Tourism Summit

CARSON CITY, Nevada — The Nevada Division of Tourism (TravelNevada) will present its inaugural Governor’s Global Tourism Summit in November, featuring keynote speaker Chris Thompson, ...

AUVSI, CEA: Drone restrictions "innovation-stifling and job-killing"

California Senate Bill 142 would restrict flight of unmanned aerial systems AUVSI, CEA: Drone restrictions "innovation-stifling and job-killing"

ARLINGTON, VA - The following statement is attributed to Brian Wynne, president and CEO, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), and Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, ...

Hyatt Place Bloomington/Normal celebrates official opening

Hyatt Place Bloomington/Normal celebrates official opening

CHICAGO, IL - Hyatt Place Bloomington/Normal, the first Hyatt Place in Normal, Illinois, is officially open.

Pilot killed during practice for New York Air Show

Pilot killed during practice for New York Air Show

A pilot has reportedly died after his plane crashed while he was practicing for the New York Air Show.

UK-based Henley signs $100 million deal for five new WaterWalk hotel apartments

UK-based Henley signs $100 million deal for five new WaterWalk hotel apartments

WICHITA, KS - UK-based private equity real estate firm, Henley, has joined forces with WaterWalk Hotel Apartments, Jack DeBoer’s fifth national brand, to construct and open five WaterWalk ...

FAA to rise to the Cloud

FAA to rise to the Cloud

WASHINGTON, DC - The Federal Aviation Administration will soon be floating in the Cloud and benefiting from advanced computing solutions through a partnership with leading companies in the Cloud ...

Another massive jump in air service for Telluride

Another massive jump in air service for Telluride

TELLURIDE, CO - Coming off a record 2014-15 winter season, Telluride is set to raise air service to unprecedented levels again for Winter 2015-16.

Korean hotel group announces ownership of iconic Manhattan property

Korean hotel group announces ownership of iconic Manhattan property

NEW YORK, NY - LOTTE Hotels & Resorts, a Korea-based owner and operator of luxury hotels, announced today the relaunch of The New York Palace, an iconic luxury hotel in midtown Manhattan, as ...

FAA releases smartphone app for unmanned aircraft users

FAA releases smartphone app for unmanned aircraft users

WASHINGTON, DC - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today released the beta version of a new smartphone application called “B4UFLY” for testing by up to 1,000 unmanned aircraft ...

50 years SKAL Hawaii Club membership: Peter Fithian has a magical story to tell

50 years SKAL Hawaii Club membership: Peter Fithian has a magical story to tell

This is a remarkable story of business with Aloha in Hawaii.

Boeing 777X team reaches significant design milestone

Boeing 777X team reaches significant design milestone

EVERETT, WA - Boeing announced today the completion of the firm configuration milestone for the 777-9, the first member of the 777X family to be developed.

Tradition of Hawaii's paniolo honored at 2015 Tourism Legacy Awards

Tradition of Hawaii's paniolo honored at 2015 Tourism Legacy Awards

HONOLULU, Hawaii - The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state's tourism agency, honored the unique tradition of paniolo, Hawaiian cowboys, at its Tourism Legacy Awards Luncheon today during the ...

Jazz reaches tentative agreement with its flight attendants

Jazz reaches tentative agreement with its flight attendants

HALIFAX, Canada - Jazz Aviation LP, a subsidiary of Chorus Aviation Inc, announced today that a new tentative agreement has been reached with its approximately 820 flight attendants represented by ...

Violent crime rate in US unchanged, property crime down in 2014

Violent crime rate in US unchanged, property crime down in 2014

WASHINGTON, DC - The violent crime rate did not change significantly in 2014 compared to 2013, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today.

Survey: Americans would much rather exercise than eat right

Survey: Americans would much rather exercise than eat right

BOSTON, MA - Americans are doing a great job at the gym but a mediocre job at the dinner table.

Choice Hotels announces expansion of Cambria hotels & suites

Choice Hotels announces expansion of Cambria hotels & suites

ROCKVILLE, MD - Choice Hotels International, Inc announced it has signed an agreement with franchise partners Ceres Development and Orlean Enterprises, to develop a new Cambria hotel & suites ...

DoubleTree by Hilton expands presence in New York State

DoubleTree by Hilton expands presence in New York State

NANUET, NY & MCLEAN, VA - DoubleTree by Hilton debuts its newest New York offering today with DoubleTree by Hilton Nanuet, a modern 156-room hotel located near the Village of Nyack.

Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights: 25 years of scares, screams and terror

Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights: 25 years of scares, screams and terror

ORLANDO, FL - This year, Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights will celebrate 25 years of scares, screams and terror by bringing back some of the most iconic and blood-curdling stories from ...

America's scariest attractions getting ready for 2015 Halloween season

America's scariest attractions getting ready for 2015 Halloween season

DETROIT, MI - America's most spine-chilling haunted attractions are getting ready to open for the 2015 Halloween season.

FAA dedicates runway pavement testing facility

FAA dedicates runway pavement testing facility

WASHINGTON, DC - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today dedicated its new National Airport Pavement & Materials Research Center at the William J.

WestJet's first wide-body aircraft touches down today

WestJet's first wide-body aircraft touches down today

WestJet today ushers in a new era in the airline's 19-year history with the arrival early this morning of the first of four Boeing 767-300 extended range aircraft, allowing the airline to begin ...

Waikiki Beach reopened after massive sewage spill

Waikiki Beach reopened after massive sewage spill

HONOLULU, Hawaii - At 3 p.m. today, the City and County of Honolulu announced that beaches from Waikiki to Ala Moana have been reopened.

No sweat at this party

No sweat at this party

By Dr. Elinor Garely, Editor in Chief, TourismExecutives.com (a division of eTN Publishing)

Cooled by Champagne

Hawaii Tourism: July 2015 broke all-time record for monthly arrivals

Hawaii Tourism: July 2015 broke all-time record for monthly arrivals

HONOLULU, Hawaii - For July 2015, visitor spending topped $1.42 billion (+4.0%) and visitor arrivals to the Hawaiian Islands gained another 5.6 percent, according to preliminary statistics ...

Grumpy Cat not happy to be named first Madame Tussauds Cat

Grumpy Cat not happy to be named first Madame Tussauds Cat

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Madame Tussauds is delighted to announce that irreverent Internet sensation Grumpy Cat will be the first ever cat to be immortalized in the attraction’s history.

Premier meetings destination comes to Atlantic City

Premier meetings destination comes to Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - Resorts Casino Hotel welcomed its first guests to experience the latest in audio-visual technology in a new multi-faceted conference center at this world class hotel, managed ...

Traffic gridlock sets new records for traveler misery

Traffic gridlock sets new records for traveler misery

KIRKLAND, WA and COLLEGE STATION, TX - America's traffic congestion recession is over.

Ontario's marketing program boosts tourism

Ontario's marketing program boosts tourism

TORONTO, Canada - The Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC) is recognizing the importance of tourism industry operators by providing $1.2 million to support thirteen marketing ...

Intrepid Aviation announces executive appointments

Intrepid Aviation announces executive appointments

STAMFORD, CT - Intrepid Aviation is pleased to announce that Olaf Sachau, the company’s Chief Financial Officer, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, and Doug Winter, the company’s ...

Hyatt Place hotel celebrates official opening in Amherst

Hyatt Place hotel celebrates official opening in Amherst

CHICAGO, IL -Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst, the first Hyatt Place in Western New York, is officially open in Amherst, NY.

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