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Visitors and US Citizens at US Airports: Panic attacks, Shoving, Chaos Welcome to the United States: But not so fast!

Panic attacks, Shoving, Chaos, this was the scene Monday night at Atlanta, Miami and Salt Lake City, Washington, Boston, New York City, and Fort Lauderdale.

Las Vegas betting on Smart City technology to make streets safer

As the annual CES show traffic builds in Las Vegas, the city and the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada are betting big on new technology to make their streets smarter and to ...

Will tourists and locals be able to ride Hawaii’s ferry once again?

The Hawaii Superferry launched in December 2007 and was forced to shut down in March 2009.

Boutique hotels outperforming corporate chains

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HVS Research has developed a lexicon of words to describe a Boutique property that includes: Unique, Trendy, Hip & Cool, Intimate, Design Oriented, High-tech, Personalized Service, Exclusive, ...

US and world populations on New Year's Day

The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau:

Salt Lake City is most affordable New Year's Eve US destination

Salt Lake City is the most affordable U.S. destination for New Year's Eve 2016.

Donald J. Carty to join Hawaiian Airlines Board of Directors

Hawaiian Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., today announced the return of Donald J. Carty to both companies' boards of directors effective Friday, December 23, 2016. ...

Looking for a cheap New Year's hotel? Don't go here.

With a nightly rate of $351 for its most affordable room, Atlantic City ranks as the runner-up, just behind Miami Beach as the most expensive U.S. destination for New Year's Eve.

Airline passenger rights groups file brief with the Supreme Court, the nation's largest airline passenger organization, and Travelers United, have joined forces with an aggrieved airline passenger whose personal injury claim was denied by a ...

US wedding services industry to earn $72.1 billion in 2016

Increasing acceptance of cohabitation has caused a significant proportion of couples to postpone their nuptials over the past five years, posing a challenge to the Wedding Services industry.

One billion people expected to watch New York Times Square 2017 NYE celebrations

Toshiba Corporation is, once again, an official sponsor for New York Times Square's world famous New Year's Eve celebrations for 2017.

US Homeland security orders terrorist and tourists from 32 countries to disclose social media accounts

If you were a terrorist and are on your way to the United States to blow up something, you have to now disclose your social media account to Homeland Security.

Pilots vote in favor of WestJet's plans to expand its wide-body operations

WestJet announced today that its 1,380 pilots have voted in favour of the company's plans to expand its successful wide-body operations.

Final trial results confirm Ebola vaccine provides 'high protection' – UN health agency

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has said that an experimental Ebola vaccine has been found to be highly protective against the deadly virus in a major trial in Guinea.

WestJet flies 74,600 guests in one day

For the second time in 2016, WestJet has set a new record for guests flown in a single day.

New findings from Open Doors Organization on lodging and accommodations

On average, travelers with disabilities spend $100 per day on hotel accommodations, a $25 increase since Open Doors Organization's (ODO's) 2005 market study and slightly higher than the rate of ...

FRA hits highest-ever civil penalty collection rate

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced that its enforcement of federal rail safety rules has led to the highest-ever civil penalty collection rate in the agency’s 50-year ...

Staggering financial losses for Uber

Uber generated US$3.76 billion in net revenue the first 3 quarters of 2016, but it is estimated that the bottom line will be a loss of more than US$2.2 billion, with US$800 million of that in the ...

What's new in Philadelphia tourism developments in 2017?

With myriad new openings planned to arrive into the city in 2017, there’s no time like the present to book a trip to Philadelphia, the birthplace of America.

Never again will I fly Frontier Airlines


Frontier Airlines flight from Milwaukee to Fort Myers declares emergency

An Airbus A319-111 operated by Frontier Airlines(F9) flight 1828 declared an emergency 30 minutes after take off in Milwaukee.

Poll: More states joining marijuana legalization movement

As of last month's elections, four more states voted to decriminalize marijuana for both medical and recreational use, bringing the grand total to 8 states that have legalized recreational ...

United receives newest Boeing 777 just in time for the holidays

Today United Airlines took delivery of the company's first 777-300ER from Boeing in Everett, Washington.

US drone registration marks first anniversary

Over the last year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has made great strides toward integrating unmanned aircraft – popularly called “drones” – into the nation’s airspace.

9th Circuit Delivers Blow to Passenger Rights: US Supreme Court on rights for international airline passengers

Washington, DC-, the nation's largest airline passenger organization, has joined forces with an aggrieved airline passenger whose personal injury claim was denied by a Federal ...

Modern approach to Arctic ecosystems

The US and Canada committed this year to defining new approaches and exchanging best practices to strengthen the resilience of Arctic communities and continuing to support the well-being of Arctic ...

Organization takes airline passengers’ rights to Washington DC

FlyersRights is asking the Supreme Court to reverse a 9th Circuit Appeal Court ruling that refused to recognize filing a lawsuit in another country satisfies the two-year statute of limitations ...

Air Canada names new Chief Commercial Officer

Air Canada President and Chief Executive Officer, Calin Rovinescu, today announced the appointment of Lucie Guillemette, previously Senior Vice President, Revenue Optimization, as Executive Vice ...

Sabre statement on US Airways litigation

Sabre Corporation released the following statement on today's verdict in the US Airways litigation:

Unique anniversaries, new hotels and attractions - 2017 looking bright for the Golden State

As California prepares to enter the new year, the state's tourism industry is announcing major openings and special milestones that make 2017 an ideal time to visit The Golden State.

Holiday driving: National Safety Council urges extra caution

The upcoming Christmas holiday period may cost 314 people their lives on the roadways, according to National Safety Council estimates.

Carnival reports record full year and record fourth quarter earnings

Carnival Corporation & plc announced U.S. GAAP net income for the full year 2016 of $2.8 billion, or $3.72 diluted EPS, compared to $1.8 billion, or $2.26 diluted EPS, for the prior year.

Washington, D.C. hotel rates skyrocketing for Trump Inauguration Day

Individuals who plan on visiting Washington, D.C. for the Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump can expect to spend a lot of money on their accommodations.

Seatrade Cruise Global 2017 announces full conference program

Seatrade Cruise Global, the leading annual global business-to-business event in the cruise industry, announces the full 2017 Conference program is now available on the official website.

US Congress delivers amazing gift for traveling families

Just in time for the holiday travel season, the American Congress has given the best present families who travel with babies could ask for: an improved experience with TSA at airport security. ...

US DOT announces Membership of Working Group on Improving Air Service to Small Communities

US Department of Transportation Acting Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs Jenny T.

113th anniversary of the first flight celebrated

A dream of the ages became reality 113 years ago today on a windswept beach at North Carolina's Outer Banks.

California Supreme Court rules on online travel company taxability case

On December 12, 2016, the California Supreme Court provided a thorough analysis of San Diego's ordinance governing the taxability of transient lodging as it relates to online travel companies ...

FAA final rule overhauls airworthiness standards for small general aviation airplanes

The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today issued a final rule that overhauls the airworthiness standards for small general aviation airplanes.

October 2016 US passenger airline employment data released

U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 4.0 percent more workers in October 2016 than in October 2015, the U.S.

'Ottawa Welcomes the World' program launched

In 2017 Canada marks its 150th birthday, with holidaymakers invited to join in a countrywide, year-long celebration.

Fort Lauderdale and Florida Tourism had a very good global day Dubai - Fort Lauderdale non stop on Emirates Airline

LGBTQ Managing Director Richard Gray for the Greater Fort Lauderdale tourism board said today: "I love my job!"

Global Discovery Vacations members share favorite road trip play lists

“And the hits just keep on coming”…Travel industry leader Global Connections, Inc.

Atlantis Resort planned for Ko Olina on O’ahu, Hawaii

China Oceanwide entered into a management agreement today with subsidiaries of Kerzner International Holdings Limited, a leading international developer and operator of destination resorts and ...

All work and no play dulls on-the-job learning

The study looked at fun activities supported by management to enhance wellbeing - team-building activities or celebrations to recognize achievements, for example - and the manager's overall ...

Negotiations between Vancouver Airport Authority and union break off

Bargaining between Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)/Union of Canadian Transportation Employees (UCTE) and the Vancouver Airport Authority have broken off and a Federal Conciliation Officer ...

American Red Cross issues lifesaving steps to combat cold weather

Most of the country is facing dangerously cold temperatures this week, along with a winter storm from the Plains to the Northeast this weekend.

US DOT fines American Airlines $1.6 million

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today fined American Airlines $1.6 million for violating the Department’s rule prohibiting long tarmac delays.

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