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Bipartisan support of US Senate EU ETS bill commended

European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Bipartisan support of US Senate EU ETS bill commended

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today commended Sen.

US House passes Rota National Park study bill

Archaeological Sites US House passes Rota National Park study bill

SAIPAN, MP – The US House of Representatives today passed a bill authorizing the Interior Department to study Rota as a potential site for a National Park.

Hawaii Governor vetoes Civil Union bill

Givernor Lingle's Statement Hawaii Governor vetoes Civil Union bill

Hawaii Governor Lingle issued the following statement after her veto to stop the Civil Union Bill from becoming law in the Aloha State.

Bill to cut cruise ship head tax signed by Alaska governor

Alaska Cruise Industry Bill to cut cruise ship head tax signed by Alaska governor

JUNEAU, Alaska - Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell has signed a bill lowering the state's tax on cruise ship passengers, a move intended to attract more ships and settle an industry lawsuit over the ...

Arizona’s immigration flap could be Florida's tourism opportunity

Florida Tourism Could Benefit From Arizona's New Immigration Bill Arizona’s immigration flap could be Florida's tourism opportunity

By Douglas C. Lyons

Memo to Florida's convention and visitors' bureaus, meeting planners, travel agents and anyone else with any real heft in our tourism industry: Arizona's giving us another opportunity.

US Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill unanimously passes Senate

Addresses Passenger Rights And Air Traffic Control US Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill unanimously passes Senate

By eTN Staff Writer

The Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill passed in the US Senate on Monday night by a unanimous vote.

Bill to improve safety puts airline industry and Congress at odds

Air Safety Improvement Bill Bill to improve safety puts airline industry and Congress at odds

By MELANIE TROTTMAN and ANDY PASZTOR

The airline industry and Congressional leaders are at odds over funding for plans to speed modernization of the U.S. air traffic control system and improve aviation safety.

Hawaii legislators kill Waikiki gambling proposal

No Gambling For Hawaii Hawaii legislators kill Waikiki gambling proposal

HONOLULU — Lawmakers in Hawaii have decided not to allow gambling on the isles.

East African tourism and wildlife management bill passed

Joint Board To Be Set Up East African tourism and wildlife management bill passed

By Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

The East African Legislative Assembly, while conducting its third session held in Kampala, Uganda, last week, passed the long-awaited tourism and wildlife bill, which also facilitates the setting ...

Political support required for joint East Africa tourism plan

East Africa's Tourism Political support required for joint East Africa tourism plan

The move by the regional Assembly to pass a Bill seeking to have East African countries jointly manage their tourism and wildlife sectors is laudable and could not have come at a better time.

Joint tourism body bill passed by EA House

East African Community Tourism and Wildlife Management Bill Joint tourism body bill passed by EA House

By ALLAN ODHIAMBO

The regional Assembly has passed a Bill that could see East African countries jointly manage their high potential tourism and wildlife sectors.

Bed-and-breakfast bill killed by Honolulu City Council

Hawaii Bed-and-breakfast bill killed by Honolulu City Council

A controversial measure that would have allowed new bed-and-breakfast units on Oahu was killed Wednesday by the Honolulu City Council.

Travel Promotion Act promotes visa fee to visit US

Are We Being Counterproductive? Travel Promotion Act promotes visa fee to visit US

By eTN Staff Writer

On November 9, the US House of Representatives passed the Travel Promotion Act, a bill that would create a national nonprofit tourism promotion corporation for the United States "to communicate ...

ASTA endorses small business lending bill

Small Business Financing And Investment Act ASTA endorses small business lending bill

By eTN Staff Writer

Last week, the House Small Business Committee passed a long-awaited package of reforms to federally-backed small business lending practices.

Bills to open US-Cuba travel increasingly drawing support

US-Cuba Travel Bills to open US-Cuba travel increasingly drawing support

By JUAN O. TAMAYO

WASHINGTON - A powerful campaign to allow all Americans to travel to Cuba is rumbling through Congress, with both backers and opponents predicting eventual victory and a Cuban-American Senator ...

Travel Promotion Act passed by Congress

Travel Promotion Act Travel Promotion Act passed by Congress

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Senate passed the Travel Promotion Act (S. 1023) on Wednesday, sending this hard-fought bill to the House of Representatives for action.

Senate one step closer to bill to promote US as tourism destination

Tourism Promotion Act Senate one step closer to bill to promote US as tourism destination

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate Tuesday approved a procedural motion on legislation that would create an entity to promote the U.S. as a tourism destination abroad.

France to charge tourists for rescue

French Tourists Better Think Twice France to charge tourists for rescue

French tourists that are thinking about heading off to some of the more risky foreign destinations may be asked to pay the bill if the French government has to come to their rescue.

Cruise lines to be required report crime

Cruise Safety Cruise lines to be required report crime

MIAMI — Vacationers shopping for a cruise might soon have more things to consider than price and itineraries.

Bill to end travel "blacklist" introduced by Reid

Federal Travel "Blacklist" Bill to end travel "blacklist" introduced by Reid

LAS VEGAS — US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has introduced a bill to prevent federal agencies from ruling out tourist destinations as places to hold official meetings.

Brazil Limits on foreign capital in Brazilian airlines may be raised

BRASILIA, Brazil - Foreign capital limits in Brazilian airline companies could rise to 49 percent from a present cap of 20 percent, according to a draft bill that the Civil Aviation Advisory ...

Cruise industry gets reprieve on strict wastewater standards

Alaska Cruise industry gets reprieve on strict wastewater standards

By juneauempire.com

In the last days of this session, lawmakers gave cruise lines another five years to comply with strict wastewater standards.

Cruiser disputes $28,000 bill for wireless session on ship

Cruise News Cruiser disputes $28,000 bill for wireless session on ship

By usatoday.com

Be careful when using your cell phone or wireless card on a cruise ship - even if the ship is docked in a U.S. port.

Hawaii House of Representatives passes Civil Unions Bill

Moves To State Senate Hawaii House of Representatives passes Civil Unions Bill

By eTN Staff Writer

WASHINGTON – The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights group, today praised Hawaii’s House of Representatives for passing a ...

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