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Stuck at DFW. Now what?

When travelers are delayed at an airport Stuck at DFW. Now what?

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

The bad news: Your flight was cancelled. The good news: You are rebooked on a flight; however, there is more bad news – your departure time leaves you in limbo for 8 hours.

Texas wines. Are they serious?

Wine Tourism Texas wines. Are they serious?

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

If you consider 8,000 acres of land devoted to viticulture (2012 USDA Agriculture Survey), then you will believe that Texas is very serious about its wine industry.

Intercontinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza: Poor management, bad customer service

IHG Customer Service: From the top to bottom we don't care! Intercontinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza: Poor management, bad customer service

Juergen T. Steinmetz, eTN

Intercontinental Hotels, Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza are all part of the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG).

Torn apart engine causes emergency landing

Torn apart engine causes emergency landing

PENSACOLA, FL - The flight from New Orleans to Orlando had a mechanical issue, which is now under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board.

GoTopless Pride Parade in Venice Beach to mark 9th annual GoTopless Day

GoTopless Pride Parade in Venice Beach to mark 9th annual GoTopless Day

LOS ANGELES, CA - On August 28, the women's rights organization GoTopless will hold Go Topless Pride Parades and other events in Los Angeles, New York and over 60 other cities worldwide for the ...

New terrors are coming to Knott's Scary Farm this Halloween

New terrors are coming to Knott's Scary Farm this Halloween

BUENA PARK, CA - Knott's Scary Farm, the largest and most haunting Halloween event in Southern California, has unveiled the 13 haunted attractions that will terrify guests when the event returns ...

Amtrak invests $2.4 billion in Next-Gen high-speed trainsets, infrastructure upgrades

Amtrak invests $2.4 billion in Next-Gen high-speed trainsets, infrastructure upgrades

WASHINGTON, DC - Amtrak is contracting with Alstom to produce 28 next-generation high-speed trainsets that will replace the equipment used to provide Amtrak's premium Acela Express service.

FAA: Applying for a waiver under new drone rules

FAA: Applying for a waiver under new drone rules

WASHINGTON, DC - The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) new small drone rule effective August 29 – formally known as Part 107 – allows for some expanded operations based on technology ...

Luxury Brands set for official launch at IMEX America

Luxury Brands set for official launch at IMEX America

IMEX

Luxury Brands will officially launch its brand name selection of corporate gifts into the incentive travel, meetings and events industry at IMEX America in Las Vegas, Nevada.

76 percent of US business travelers would extend stay for right incentive

76 percent of US business travelers would extend stay for right incentive

CINCINNATI, OH - Three out of four US business travelers (76%) said they’d prolong a work-related trip for leisure if a hotel offered a discount or additional nights, according to COLLOQUY ...

New crop of concierges emerges at Westin Hotels & Resorts

New crop of concierges emerges at Westin Hotels & Resorts

NEW YORK, NY - Westin Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Inc, today announced the expansion of its renowned concierge program in North America, underscoring the growing ...

NetJets lands at The Barclays

NetJets lands at The Barclays

COLUMBUS, OH - As part of NetJets’ long-term partnership with the PGA TOUR, there is a Citation Latitude mock on display at the 14th hole during the tournament for spectators to visit at The ...

Jetpack history was made again!

Jetpack history was made again!

DENVER, CO - August 23 will be remembered as a special day in jetpack history.

Another WestJet leader joins Wasaya

Another WestJet leader joins Wasaya

THUNDER BAY, ON, Canada - Wasaya is pleased to announce the appointment of Dale Tinevez as Vice-President, Operations and Chief Operating Officer.

Man rams truck into Southwest Airlines plane in Omaha, Nebraska

Man rams truck into Southwest Airlines plane in Omaha, Nebraska

A man drove his truck through an airport fence and ran his pickup into the nose gear of a plane parked at a gate at Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska.

The plane was bound for Denver, ...

L.A. Tourism: 2016 visitation on pace to set record

L.A. Tourism: 2016 visitation on pace to set record

LOS ANGELES, CA – Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (LA Tourism) shared new visitation forecasts and tourism data with local hospitality partners and business leaders at the ...

Another first for Orlando Tourism

Another first for Orlando Tourism

ORLANDO, FL - Orlando, Florida known for innovative vacation experiences – unveiled another "first" for visitors today with the beta launch of a destination mobile app that uses WayBlazer's IBM ...

Pilot and explorer Bertrand Piccard coming in for a landing at Bell International Leaders series

Pilot and explorer Bertrand Piccard coming in for a landing at Bell International Leaders series

MONTREAL, Canada - As part of Montréal Civil Aviation Week, the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal is pleased to welcome celebrated Swiss pilot and explorer Bertrand Piccard, who on July 25 ...

Wedding venue opens Honeymoon Suite in Maine's tallest tower

Wedding venue opens Honeymoon Suite in Maine's tallest tower

LEWISTON, ME - The Agora Grand Event Center, a Maine wedding venue created from the former St.

Uber has a new solution for senior travelers

Uber has a new solution for senior travelers

TORONTO, Canada - Uber Canada and Revera Inc are testing a new and innovative way for retirement home residents to get where they need to be easily and reliably with the launch of UberCENTRAL. ...

Report released: Terrorist threat to Canada

Report released: Terrorist threat to Canada

OTTAWA, Canada - The 2016 Public Report on the Terrorist Threat to Canada provides a clear picture of the terrorist threats faced by the country and is part of the Government's commitment to be ...

Evan: First hotel brand dedicated to wellness opens in New York

Evan: First hotel brand dedicated to wellness opens in New York

NEW YORK, NY - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) today announced the opening of the EVEN Hotels brand's fourth hotel and second New York City location, the 202-room flagship EVEN Hotels ...

Department of Transportation: 2016 North American freight numbers

Department of Transportation: 2016 North American freight numbers

WASHINGTON, DC - All transportation modes except air carried less cross-border freight by value in June 2016 compared to June 2015 resulting in a 6.4 percent decrease to $92.7 billion in the total ...

All flights grounded at Miami and Fort Lauderdale airports

All flights grounded at Miami and Fort Lauderdale airports

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FL - All flights out of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International and Miami International Airport were temporarily grounded until at least 12:45pm Thursday afternoon, ...

Report on terrorist threat to Canada released

Report on terrorist threat to Canada released

OTTAWA, Canada - The 2016 Public Report on the Terrorist Threat to Canada provides a clear picture of the terrorist threats faced by our country and is part of the Government's commitment to be ...

Cuteness is everywhere: Sea Otter Awareness Week in Morro Bay

Cuteness is everywhere: Sea Otter Awareness Week in Morro Bay

MORRO BAY, CA - There's a lot of pure unadulterated cuteness going on in Morro Bay and they are called Sea Otters!

ibtm america post show survey results

IBTM America registers best event ever ibtm america post show survey results

The second ibtm america that took place in Nashville in June, was one of the best according to the event’s post show survey.

Vancouver International Airport : Among highest credit rating in the world for an airport

Vancouver International Airport : Among highest credit rating in the world for an airport

Vancouver Airport Authority maintains AA credit rating
YVR's credit rating among the highest in the world for an airport.

U.S. Secret Service notified Ocean Key Resort & Spa. about credit card fraud

U.S. Secret Service notified Ocean Key Resort & Spa. about credit card fraud

Noble House Hotels and Resorts was notified by the U.S.

US citizen international travel up seven percent

US citizen international travel up seven percent

WASHINGTON, DC - US travel to overseas markets totaled 2.69 million, up six percent in April and eight percent for the year.

Regional results were:

Princess Cruises presents Majestic Princess

Princess Cruises presents Majestic Princess

SANTA CLARITA, CA - Princess Cruises today unveiled designs and announced key features of Majestic Princess, the newest and most luxurious ship in the global fleet.

Southwest Airlines pilots picket at Love Field Airport

Southwest Airlines pilots picket at Love Field Airport

DALLAS, TX - After working more than four years without a contract, pilots from the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) gathered today at the Dallas Love Field Airport terminal to stand ...

Former CEO of Virgin America and President of Delta Airlines takes Director role at OneJet

Former CEO of Virgin America and President of Delta Airlines takes Director role at OneJet

NEW YORK, NY - OneJet, the growing air transportation network that provides increased access to nonstop travel in small and medium size markets, announced today the appointment of Fred Reid to its ...

Immigration consultants arrested, charged with immigration fraud in Canada

Immigration consultants arrested, charged with immigration fraud in Canada

MONTRÉAL, Canada - The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that two people, acting as immigration consultants, were arrested by the CBSA's Criminal Investigations Division and ...

Destination DC announces record 2015 visitation

Destination DC announces record 2015 visitation

WASHINGTON, DC - Destination DC (DDC) today announced a record 21.3 million total visitors to Washington, DC in 2015, up 5% over 2014.

Davidson Hotels & Resorts adds Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach to portfolio

Davidson Hotels & Resorts adds Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach to portfolio

ATLANTA, GA - Davidson Hotels & Resorts announces the addition of the 161-room Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach, set amongst breathtaking ocean vistas and overlooking the Carlsbad State Beach, ...

Carnival Miracle to operate unique Alaska cruise from Long Beach

Carnival Miracle to operate unique Alaska cruise from Long Beach

MIAMI, FL - For the first time, Carnival Cruise Line will offer a 14-day Alaskan adventure round-trip from Long Beach, CA, in September 2017 featuring seven spectacular destinations, including ...

Hotel opening: Andaz ByWard Market Ottawa, Canada

Hotel opening: Andaz ByWard Market Ottawa, Canada

Hyatt Hotels have officially opened their first property in the Canadian capital with the Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market.

Southwest Airlines pilots to picket at Dallas Love Field Airport today

Southwest Airlines pilots to picket at Dallas Love Field Airport today

After four years without a contract, Southwest Airlines pilots are planning to picket in Houston at Love Field Airport in Dallas, Texas, today between 9 am to 12 pm.

Majestic Princess: Designs and key features unveiled for newest ship

Majestic Princess: Designs and key features unveiled for newest ship

Princess Cruises today unveiled designs and announced key features of Majestic Princess, the newest and most luxurious ship in the global fleet.

FlightGlobal, Diio and FlightStats create powerhouse in air travel data analytics

FlightGlobal, Diio and FlightStats create powerhouse in air travel data analytics

FlightGlobal, an aviation information group, today announces the acquisition of two pioneering US businesses that will help create a powerhouse in data analytics for the global air travel ...

New York's Hotel Pennsylvania 'PAW'pares to celebrate National Dog Day

New York's Hotel Pennsylvania 'PAW'pares to celebrate National Dog Day

NEW YORK, NY - New York's Hotel Pennsylvania, The World's Most Pup-ular Hotel, is excited to bark up a Dog Days of Summer promotion to celebrate National Dog Day (August 26th).

Bear attacks, mauls Hawaii tour guide in Alaska

Bear attacks, mauls Hawaii tour guide in Alaska

ORAGE, AK - Authorities in Alaska said a Hawaii woman was one of two wilderness guides who were attacked and mauled by a brown bear as they were leading cruise ship passengers on a hike in the ...

Carnival Cruise Line to give $250K to aid organizations for Louisiana flood relief

Carnival Cruise Line to give $250K to aid organizations for Louisiana flood relief

MIAMI, FL - Carnival Cruise Line and its parent company, Carnival Corporation, are giving a total of $250,000 to charitable organizations to support their efforts on behalf of victims of the ...

American Express Global Business Travel announces new CEO

American Express Global Business Travel announces new CEO

NEW YORK, NY - American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) today announced Doug Anderson joins the company as CEO, effective immediately.

Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market opens its doors

Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market opens its doors

CHICAGO, IL - Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced today the official opening of Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market, marking the brand’s official entry into Canada.

Shark closes Waikiki Beach

Shark closes Waikiki Beach

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Waikiki lifeguards confirmed a shark sighting at 10:30 this morning, near Kuhio Beach, the most popular tourist beach in Waikiki.

Curio and Gavin DeGraw to create "Insider" City Guides

Curio and Gavin DeGraw to create "Insider" City Guides

MCLEAN, VA - Curio – A Collection by Hilton and multi-platinum selling, Grammy-nominated recording artist Gavin DeGraw today announce a new partnership that will help travelers get the inside ...

DH Enterprise sells Sceptre to Journeys Connect

DH Enterprise sells Sceptre to Journeys Connect

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - The Accomando family, owners of DH Enterprise and Associates, Inc, has agreed to sell deluxe tour company Sceptre to Marc Kavanagh, CEO and owner of Journeys Connect.

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