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2011 natural disasters cost global economies $435 billion

Global economies face record 2011 natural disaster legacy 2011 natural disasters cost global economies $435 billion

CHICAGO, Ill. - Annual Global Climate and Catastrophe Report, which aggregates and analyses the natural disaster perils that occurred worldwide during 2011, has been released today.

Inflation rate in Thailand highest in 3 years

Thai Inflation Inflation rate in Thailand highest in 3 years

Thailand's inflation accelerated in August at the fastest pace in 35 months as food and energy prices rose.

Cost of Antarctica cruises to rise due to new anti-pollution rules

Antarctica cruises Cost of Antarctica cruises to rise due to new anti-pollution rules

The cost of cruising to Antarctica is likely to rise next month with the introduction of new regulations that will compel ships visiting the region to use less polluting fuels.

Airline industry ideal for price discrimination

Airline pricing Airline industry ideal for price discrimination

Airline pricing is based on several factors. Economists will tell us that this industry is ideal for price discrimination.

Cruise ship "alternative" dining madness rages on

Cruise Ship Restaurant Up-Charges Cruise ship "alternative" dining madness rages on

Is the nickel and diming of onboard dining options becoming more like quartering and dollaring?

UAE travel agents advised on 2012 Olympic travel pricing

VisitBritain advises on Olympic travel pricing UAE travel agents advised on 2012 Olympic travel pricing

The cost of travel and accommodation in the UK during the 2012 year of Britain's Olympic and Paralympic Games will remain' fair' and will see Middle East holidaymakers offered 'indisputable ...

Aer Lingus labor war enters second week

Aer Lingus Defends Hiring Of Planes Aer Lingus labor war enters second week

Aer Lingus has refused to disclose how much it has spent on hiring in planes and crews to operate its schedule during the ongoing cabin crew dispute.

PIA Loss Widens Pakistan International Airlines reports $51 million loss

Farhan Sharif

Pakistan International Airlines Corp., the nation’s largest carrier, posted a wider loss in the second quarter after fuel costs rose.

Cost of space tourism considered by panel

Space Tourism Cost of space tourism considered by panel

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - U.S. space tourists hoping to buy a ticket for a suborbital flight could expect to pay between $50,000 and $100,000 by 2014, analysts say.

New York, Paris, London and Moscow are not on this list. Luanda is.

World's Most Expensive Cities 2010 New York, Paris, London and Moscow are not on this list. Luanda is.

If you think $43 is too much to pay for lunch, you shouldn't live in Oslo.

ExpressJet: If you cannot  fix revenue side, focus on cost reduction. Duh

Fixing ExpressJet ExpressJet: If you cannot fix revenue side, focus on cost reduction. Duh

Brett Snyder

Poor ExpressJet. The airline has lived in the shadow of its former owner Continental for years. After several failed attempts to diversify, the airline has a new CEO with a new strategy.

So, what is the REAL cost of that airline ticket?

Air Travel So, what is the REAL cost of that airline ticket?

Amy Roberts

You go to a travel website, plug in dates and locations, and up comes the lowest fare. Don’t click yet!

Continental: Back-to-back snowstorms cost $25M in lost revenue

Airline Industry Continental: Back-to-back snowstorms cost $25M in lost revenue

DAVID KOENIG

DALLAS — Continental Airlines Inc. says the back-to-back snowstorms that shut down its New York area hub twice last month cost it $25 million in lost revenue.

Weather puts new burden on American carriers

Airline Industry Weather puts new burden on American carriers

A brutal snow storm that snarled air traffic and grounded flights along the East Coast this week also clouded the outlook for carriers that must foot the bill for stranded passengers.

Airlines' quest to cut costs continues

Frugal Flying Airlines' quest to cut costs continues

Ann Schrader

Southwest Airlines has made lemonade out of lemons, squeezing a projected $100,000 annual savings out of eliminating the fruit from its beverage service.

Travel costs are the determining factor

Cheaper Countries Becoming More Popular Travel costs are the determining factor

eTN Staff Writer

The price is the decisive factor: increasingly the choice of destination is determined by the travel budget.

Legacy carriers lose customers to discount airlines

Air Travel Trends Legacy carriers lose customers to discount airlines

Jimmy Lim Chin Hwa abandoned Singapore Airlines Ltd.’s coach class for budget carrier Jetstar Asia Airways Pte two years ago to save 65 percent on the cost of flying.

June data: Bargains for flyers, burn for airlines

Airline Industry June data: Bargains for flyers, burn for airlines

Scott McCartney

The Air Transport Association reports that passenger revenue for U.S.

In good times and bad, lower room rates cost hotels money

Cornell Study In good times and bad, lower room rates cost hotels money

eTN Staff Writer

When close competitors cut their prices, the temptation for hotel operators is to follow with reductions of their own.

New York? London? Moscow? Guess again...

Priciest Cities In The World New York? London? Moscow? Guess again...

Thinking about going traveling overseas this summer? If you’re American, you might want to avoid Japan.

Costs of old age trip up airlines

High Cost Of Legacy Costs of old age trip up airlines

wsj.com

Bankruptcies, restructurings, pay cuts and radical changes in airplane fleets and schedules were supposed to lower costs at older airlines so they could afford to match the cheap fares offered by ...

Cost goes sky high to fly with your pet

Flying With Fido And Fluffy Cost goes sky high to fly with your pet

ajc.com

Flying with Fido or Fluffy may not be worth the trouble and expense anymore.

Japan Airlines lead cuts as airlines fret on demand

Airline Industry Japan Airlines lead cuts as airlines fret on demand

uk.reuters.com

MADRID - Japan Airlines said it could slash international capacity by almost 10 percent and Scandinavia's SAS unveiled brutal cost cuts on Tuesday as global airlines scrambled to adjust to ...

Tourists getting steep discounts at attractions

US Tourists getting steep discounts at attractions

Dorie Turner, AP

ATLANTA — Hoping the prospect of sales will woo cash-strapped travelers, the nation's tourist destinations are taking a page from the retail playbook, offering tourists deep discounts and ...

Booking a cruise? Do some math first.

Cruising On A Budget Booking a cruise? Do some math first.

mercurynews.com

The cruise industry bills cruising as a great value. For one upfront price, your accommodations, meals and trip are paid for.

Orbitz looks to lower its operating costs further

Orbitz Orbitz looks to lower its operating costs further

forbes.com

Online travel operator Orbitz Worldwide Inc.

Tourists favor farm resorts as safer and cheaper option

India Tourists favor farm resorts as safer and cheaper option

livemint.com

Mumbai: The Mumbai terror attacks, that have India’s tourism industry reeling under their impact, have had an unforeseen fallout - increased bookings at rural and argi-farm destinations.

Getting value as if you're a tourist in New York

NYC Getting value as if you're a tourist in New York

newsday.com

There's always something in New York a lifelong New Yorker hasn't seen. Start a family, and eventually the allure of those once unappealing tourist attractions seems palpable.

Threat of piracy could push up cruise insurance

Piracy Menace Threat of piracy could push up cruise insurance

AP

ATHENS — It's an insurer's nightmare: Heavily armed pirates, emboldened by their success in capturing cargo vessels, hijack a cruise ship with hundreds of well-heeled passengers and ask for ...

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