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Priceline gets a new CEO

Priceline gets a new CEO

NORWALK, Connecticut, USA - The Priceline Group today announced that a new Chief Executive Officer of priceline.com, an operating business of The Priceline Group, effective April 1, 2015.

Continued passenger traffic growth at Silicon Valley's airport in January

Continued passenger traffic growth at Silicon Valley's airport in January

SAN JOSE, CA – Passenger traffic increased a moderate 2.9 percent at Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in January 2015 compared to the same month in 2014.

 Federal Register Notice requesting comments on Survey of International Air Travelers program

Federal Register Notice requesting comments on Survey of International Air Travelers program

WASHINGTON, DC - The National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) has submitted for renewal of the Survey of International Air Travelers program (OMB No.

Next "Taste of Waldorf Astoria" announced

Next "Taste of Waldorf Astoria" announced

MCLEAN, VA - Last night at the Waldorf Astoria New York, guests and a panel of culinary luminaries gathered to select the next Taste of Waldorf Astoria from five dishes created in the kitchens of ...

United Airlines caps off Black History Month with Tuskegee Airman event at Willis Tower

United Airlines caps off Black History Month with Tuskegee Airman event at Willis Tower

CHICAGO, IL - To cap a series of celebrations for Black History Month, United Airlines this morning hosted one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, O.

US Restaurant Performance Index remained elevated in January

US Restaurant Performance Index remained elevated in January

WASHINGTON, DC - Buoyed by higher same-store sales and traffic and a positive outlook among operators, the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) remained elevated in ...

Art exhibits enhance airport experience

Art exhibits enhance airport experience

CHICAGO, IL - If you're stuck at an airport due to cancellation, delay or long layover, the travel experts point out that many airports are home to significant works of art, and seeking them out ...

FAA announces new sleep apnea guidance for aviation medical examiners

FAA announces new sleep apnea guidance for aviation medical examiners

MISSOULA, MT - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced that it will issue new guidance for aviation medical examiners (AMEs) regarding the screening and treatment of obstructive ...

For the first time in 40 years, Elvis is back in the building

For the first time in 40 years, Elvis is back in the building

LAS VEGAS, NV - Elvis Presley's Graceland and Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino announced today that they will bring the authentic Elvis Presley back to Las Vegas for the first time in 40 ...

Global Wellness Institute & Scientific American Worldview hold roundtable on “Science of Wellness”

Global Wellness Institute & Scientific American Worldview hold roundtable on “Science of Wellness”

New York, NY –The Global Wellness Institute™ (GWI) in partnership with Scientific American Worldview recently held an invitation-only roundtable on the topic of “The Science of Wellness: ...

Weekend storm to bring heavy snow and ice threat to US Midwest, Plains

Weekend storm to bring heavy snow and ice threat to US Midwest, Plains

The weekend is setting up to be a slippery and messy one across parts of the Plains to the Midwest as a new storm takes shape.

Las Vegas Hospitality Association announces 2015 board of directors

Las Vegas Hospitality Association announces 2015 board of directors

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - Cyndi Martin, business development manager for Freeman, is the 2015 president for the Las Vegas Hospitality Association (LVHA), a Las Vegas tourism industry organization ...

Where and when to book hotel rooms for this spring's major marathons

Where and when to book hotel rooms for this spring's major marathons

DALLAS, TX - As runners prepare and train for some of the top spring marathons, Hotels.com has compiled a guide to help them stay focused by taking the hassle out of the travel planning process. ...

Alaska Airlines names new Managing Director of Alliances

Alaska Airlines names new Managing Director of Alliances

SEATTLE, Washington, USA – A veteran airline industry expert has joined Alaska Airlines and will serve as managing director of alliances, a new position created, to lead the airline's 14 airline ...

Mesa Airlines to operate seven new Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen jets for American Airlines

Mesa Airlines to operate seven new Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen jets for American Airlines

PHOENIX, AZ - Mesa Airlines, Inc has been selected by American Airlines to operate seven new Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen aircraft for a 10-year term under the American Eagle brand.

Travel leaders: Vital that US Department of Homeland Security remains open for business

Travel leaders: Vital that US Department of Homeland Security remains open for business

WASHINGTON, DC - US Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the impasse over funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS):

United Airlines expands MileagePlus awards with new cruise-redemption program

United Airlines expands MileagePlus awards with new cruise-redemption program

CHICAGO, IL – United Airlines today unveiled new cruise-travel benefits for members of the carrier’s MileagePlus loyalty program, enabling members who live in the 50 United States to set sail ...

Starwood Hotels debuts 14th hotel in Texas

Starwood Hotels debuts 14th hotel in Texas

MCKINNEY, TX - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc, today announced the opening of the Sheraton McKinney Hotel and Conference Center in McKinney, Texas.

American Airlines safety: Senior VP David Seymour's response

American Airlines safety: Senior VP David Seymour's response

Recently  eTN published two articles entitled:

US aviation Open Skies policy under attack

US aviation Open Skies policy under attack

WASHINGTON, DC - Major US airlines have worked overtime in the media, on Capitol Hill, at the White House and at the Transportation, State and Commerce Departments to communicate that they feel ...

Hospitality veteran joins Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu

Hawaii tourist resort on famous North Shore Hospitality veteran joins Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu

NORTH SHORE, Oahu, Hawaii, USA - Bradley Douglas Doell has been named director of sales & marketing for the landmark Turtle Bay Resort, located on Oahu’s Fabled North Shore.

ACLJ: President Obama must act to stop the slaughter of Christians by ISIS

ACLJ: President Obama must act to stop the slaughter of Christians by ISIS

WASHINGTON, DC - The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) said today the abduction of up to 150 Christians – including women and children – by the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria ...

United Airlines introduces new premium-cabin menu on United Express flights

United Airlines introduces new premium-cabin menu on United Express flights

CHICAGO, IL – United Airlines will introduce new premium-cabin dining service on United Express flights beginning next week, featuring freshly prepared entrées served on chinaware and expanded ...

Connecticut unveils comprehensive guide to "still revolutionary" Connecticut travel planning

Connecticut unveils comprehensive guide to "still revolutionary" Connecticut travel planning

HARTFORD, CT - Today, the Connecticut Office of Tourism unveiled its new 2015 Official Connecticut Visitors Guide, a comprehensive travel resource for planning vacations, getaways and outings in ...

Liberace's razzle dazzle returns to Las Vegas mansion

Liberace's razzle dazzle returns to Las Vegas mansion

LAS VEGAS, NV - This Saturday night at 8 pm, exactly 28 years to the month after the passing of Wladziu Valentino Liberace, old friends, former show business colleagues and admirers of the ...

Florida's Space Coast's $39 million beach restoration project makes for better beaches, protects wildlife

Florida's Space Coast's $39 million beach restoration project makes for better beaches, protects wildlife

COCOA BEACH, FL - One of Florida's most popular surfside towns recently added 4.7 million cubic yards of beach sand as part of a $39 million beach restoration project, just in time for the spring ...

Taste of Iceland returns to Boston with five days of food, music, film and events

Taste of Iceland returns to Boston with five days of food, music, film and events

BOSTON, MA - Taste of Iceland, an annual festival that celebrates Iceland’s vibrant culture, returns to Boston with a series of events from March 12-16, 2015.

Starwood Preferred Guest and Uber rev up rewards with new partnership

Starwood Preferred Guest and Uber rev up rewards with new partnership

STAMFORD, CT - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc and Uber are putting travelers on the fast track to valuable rewards with today’s announcement of an exciting new strategic ...

Hotel built by Quakers to stand the test of time

Hotel History: Mohonk Mountain House Hotel built by Quakers to stand the test of time

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS

A spectacular natural setting in the heart of a 26,000-acre area in the Shawangunk Mountains makes the Mohonk Mountain House one of the most popular resorts in the United States.

Poll: President Obama's ratings remain up from previous months

Poll: President Obama's ratings remain up from previous months

NEW YORK, NY - Last month, many polls – including this one – noted improving attitudes on President Obama's job performance, both before and after the State of the Union address.

Series of Western Storms to cause delays for travelers

Series of Western Storms to cause delays for travelers

Storms will continue to affect the West through this weekend and into next week with rounds of precipitation for some needy areas as well as delays for travelers.

American Airlines: Aviation disaster in the making?

American Airlines: Aviation disaster in the making?

It's the largest airline in the United States. Every day tens of thousands of Americans, foreigners, tourists, visitors, and business travelers trust this airline with their life.

Taiwan awarded Best of Show at Los Angeles Travel Show

Taiwan awarded Best of Show at Los Angeles Travel Show

LOS ANGELES, CA – The nation’s largest travel show, the Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show, returned to the Long Beach Convention Center over the weekend on February 21-22.

Bryan Adams announces US dates for Reckless 30th Anniversary Tour

Bryan Adams announces US dates for Reckless 30th Anniversary Tour

LOS ANGELES, CA - Multi-platinum selling recording artist Bryan Adams will be plugging in once again and hitting the road with his full band in April to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his ...

Canadian Minister congratulates Canadian National Railway and Unifor on new agreement

Canadian Minister congratulates Canadian National Railway and Unifor on new agreement

Following her discussions with Canadian National Railway and Unifor, the Honorable Doctor K Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labor and Minister of Status of Women, issued the following statement:

Hawaii tourist retail outlet files for bankruptcy again

Hilo Hattie Hawaii tourist retail outlet files for bankruptcy again

Hilo Hattie retail, known for its tourist-appealing clothing, jewelry, and souvenirs, has once again filed for bankruptcy.

Will loonie’s plunge bring US tourists back to Canada?

Will loonie’s plunge bring US tourists back to Canada?

MONTREAL, Canada - A 20-percent drop in the loonie’s value in the past two years has already helped domestic restaurants, hotels and retailers by keeping more of us locals confined within the ...

Courtyard marks 1,000th hotel milestone

Courtyard marks 1,000th hotel milestone

BETHESDA, MD - Courtyard by Marriott, the world's 8th largest hospitality brand, reaches its 1,000 hotel milestone and celebrates on a global scale.

Verdict penalizes Palestinian Authority for terror attacks  in Israel that killed or wounded US citizens

Verdict penalizes Palestinian Authority for terror attacks in Israel that killed or wounded US citizens

NEW YORK, NY - AJC welcomed today's US jury verdict against the Palestinian Authority and the PLO, holding the Palestinian leadership responsible for terror attacks in Israel that killed or ...

Ice to bring hazardous travel from Texas to North Carolina

Ice to bring hazardous travel from Texas to North Carolina

The same storm system burying parts of the Four Corners states with snow will bring ice and treacherous travel to the South early this week.

Darden announces appointment of Chief Executive Officer

Darden announces appointment of Chief Executive Officer

ORLANDO, Florida, USA - Darden Restaurants, Inc.

Dangerous cold gripping Eastern US this week to ease in March

Dangerous cold gripping Eastern US this week to ease in March

Additional waves of frigid air will continue to flow southward out of Canada and into the central and eastern United States this week, but there are indications the worst of the cold will ease up ...

World's largest public art festival kicks off this week In Montréal

World's largest public art festival kicks off this week In Montréal

MONTRÉAL, Canada - On the heels of a triumphant opening in 2014, with 116,000 visitors on its first night alone, Art Souterrain is set to launch its seventh edition during Montréal's Nuit ...

Aéroports de Montréal and Syndicat des Employés des Aéroports de Montréal reach collective agreement

Aéroports de Montréal and Syndicat des Employés des Aéroports de Montréal reach collective agreement

OTTAWA, Canada - Today, the Honorable Dr K Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, congratulated Aéroports de Montréal and the Syndicat des Employés des Aéroports de ...

US citizen international outbound travel up 10 percent in 2014

US citizen international outbound travel up 10 percent in 2014

WASHINGTON, DC - US travel in December up 17 percent.

Annual 2014/2013 Comparisons

U.S. travel to overseas markets totaled 30.8 million, up six percent for the year. Regional results ...

Delta adds Kona flight and more leisure service from Seattle

Delta adds Kona flight and more leisure service from Seattle

SEATTLE, WA - Delta Air Lines is adding service from its hub at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to Kona International Airport and will increase service from select seasonal markets beginning ...

Flight attendant union joins Senator Durbin to celebrate smoke-free skies

Flight attendant union joins Senator Durbin to celebrate smoke-free skies

CHICAGO, IL - Today, members of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) join Senator Durbin (D-IL) at a press conference at O'Hare to celebrate 25 years of the in-flight smoking ban and the ...

Series of major fires shut down Church Street center district of San Francisco

Series of major fires shut down Church Street center district of San Francisco

A three-alarm fire at Church and Market streets in the Mission in San Francisco has been reported, and police have shut down Church.

American Airlines puts profit over safety?  FAA  is investigating

American Airlines removed maintenance Quality Control procedure American Airlines puts profit over safety? FAA is investigating

By Juergen Steinmetz, eTN Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Is American Airlines putting profits ahead of safety and intimidating its maintenance team into cutting corners?

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