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A4A opposes increase in the UK Air Passenger Duty

Airlines for America A4A opposes increase in the UK Air Passenger Duty

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

Kenyan tourism industry opposes new VAT bill

Kenyan Tourism Kenyan tourism industry opposes new VAT bill

The tourism industry has joined calls for withdrawal of the proposed VAT Bill 2012 warning that it risks slowing down the sector growth and new investments.

Maldivian opposition hijacks tourism slogan to highlight rights abuses

Maldives tourism promotion sabotaged Maldivian opposition hijacks tourism slogan to highlight rights abuses

The Maldivian opposition has hijacked the tourism slogan "sunny side of life" to highlight alleged rights abuses after failing to secure a boycott of the luxury destination, an official said on ...

Kashmir separatist: No Israeli tourists in Kashmir Valley

Mirwaiz opposes Isreali tourism to Kashmir Kashmir separatist: No Israeli tourists in Kashmir Valley

After the controversy of dress code diktat from religious groups, it was moderate separatist Umar Farooq who took objection to some tourists visiting the valley.

India joins global chorus opposing EU carbon emission fees

Indian Airline Industry India joins global chorus opposing EU carbon emission fees

NEW DELHI, India - India has strongly opposed the European Union's move to slap carbon emission charges on airlines using its airspace, joining a growing global chorus against the move led by ...

UAE airlines oppose ban on flights to Syria

UAE carriers continuing to fly to Syria UAE airlines oppose ban on flights to Syria

Airlines in the UAE are continuing to fly to Syria after the Arab League issued a deadline of yesterday for sanctions.

Human Rights In Belarus Belarus urged to release detained journalists, opposition leaders

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for the release of journalists, opposition candidates and their supporters who continue to be detained in Belarus following recent presidential ...

New visa rules irk Sri Lanka tourism

Sri Lanka new visa rules New visa rules irk Sri Lanka tourism

Sri Lanka's tourist industry wants the government to postpone a new rule to charge for visas, scrapping on-arrival visas, saying it could deter visitors whose numbers boomed after the end of a ...

German Airline Association opposes fuel tax

BDF denies newspaper report German Airline Association opposes fuel tax

FRANKFURT - The German Airline Association, or BDF, said Monday it is against a tax on kerosene as an alternative to the planned air travel tax, thereby denying a report in German daily ...

Opposition seizes power in Kyrgyzstan, dozens killed in uprising

Kyrgyzstan Uprising Opposition seizes power in Kyrgyzstan, dozens killed in uprising

PETER LEONARD

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan – Opposition leaders declared they had seized power in Kyrgyzstan on Wednesday, taking control of security headquarters, a state TV channel and other government buildings ...

Opposition grows against Ethiopia dam and power plant

Environmental Concerns Opposition grows against Ethiopia dam and power plant

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

The building of the GIBE III dam and hydro-electric power plant is attracting yet more opposition from the international environmental watchdogs, relevant NGOs, local advocacy groups, and the ...

Tarmac Rules Exemtions Opposed FlyersRights.org strongly opposes airline exemptions

George Dooley

FlyersRights.org, a major airline passenger rights advocate, said it strongly opposes the Department of Transportation (DOT) granting any exemption for airlines seeking a change from DOT rules on ...

International airline alliances opposed by US unions

Airline Alliances Vs. Unions International airline alliances opposed by US unions

Doug Cameron

CHICAGO - U.S. airline unions have intensified their calls for more oversight of industry alliances in a move that could spell trouble for existing and proposed tie-ups.

Fight over driving side switch brewing in Samoa

Samoa's Traffic About To Change Fight over driving side switch brewing in Samoa

APIA – The small Pacific island country of Samoa is suffering a case of national road rage over government plans to switch to driving on the left early next month.

Aung San Suu Kyi no longer opposes tourism to Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi Changes Position On Burmese Tourism Aung San Suu Kyi no longer opposes tourism to Burma

Burmese opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi has indicated that she is no longer opposed to tourism to her country.

California Neighbors: No tourists for Neverland

Neighbors intend to fight any move to turn Michael Jackson's former home, Neverland, into a tourist destination.

Antitrust immunity for Continental is opposed by US Justice Department

Airline Industry Antitrust immunity for Continental is opposed by US Justice Department

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department opposes Continental Airlines Inc.'s broad request for antitrust immunity to work more closely with United Airlines and other carriers on international ...

FAA plans to separate radar and tower functions at Orlando International Airport

Florida Congressional Delegation Voices Opposition FAA plans to separate radar and tower functions at Orlando International Airport

eTN Staff Writer

ORLANDO, FL - Despite vocal opposition from a bipartisan Florida Congressional delegation to the Federal Aviation Administration's plan to separate radar and tower functions at Orlando ...

"Drill, Baby, Drill" hoopla does not fly in Florida

Tourism Officials To Formally Protest Offshore Drilling "Drill, Baby, Drill" hoopla does not fly in Florida

tbo.com

CLEARWATER - Pinellas County tourism officials on Wednesday soundly renounced the politically charged "Drill, Baby, Drill" strategy that Republicans and some Democrats advocate to increase the ...

Trial set in suit to block Delta-Northwest deal

Northwest-Delta deal goes to trial Trial set in suit to block Delta-Northwest deal

ATLANTA - A federal judge has set a trial date for a lawsuit by a group of airline passengers that seeks to block Delta Air Lines Inc. from acquiring Northwest Airlines Corp.

Centre-left rejects Austrian Airline sale

Austrian Airlines sale lost in politics Centre-left rejects Austrian Airline sale

VIENNA - Austria's co-governing centre-left remains opposed to a quick sale of the government's 43 percent stake in Austrian Airlines, the Social Democrat junior transport minister said on ...

Political uncertainties add to growing troubles in Seychelles

Seychelles Political uncertainties add to growing troubles in Seychelles

Alain St.Ange, eTN Ambassador

VICTORIA, Seychelles (eTN) - The Seychelles main opposition party, The Seychelles National Party (SNP), announced that their elected National Assembly member, Jean-Francois Ferrari, had resigned ...

Machinists union says it will oppose mergers

Airline Union Says It Opposes Mergers Machinists union says it will oppose mergers

NEW YORK - The union that represents baggage handlers and ticket agents at Northwest and other airlines says it will oppose any merger.

The International Association of Machinists says ...

Courtney opposes new cruise ship rules

Proposal Would Hurt NL, Other Ports Courtney opposes new cruise ship rules

In a letter dated Friday, U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney is the latest to voice opposition to a proposal that could cut back the amount of time cruise ships spend stateside.

Administrators with ...

House panel chairman vows to fight airline mergers, hold hearings

Politics Of Airlines Mergers House panel chairman vows to fight airline mergers, hold hearings

The Democratic chairman of a key House committee pledged a vigorous effort to slow or stop, if possible, a proposed merger between Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL) and rival carriers Northwest Airlines ...

Minn. congressman confirms Northwest, Delta merger talks

Oberstar: Consolidation would hurt service, collapse industry Minn. congressman confirms Northwest, Delta merger talks

U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar said he “vigorously opposes” an airline merger between Northwest and Delta airlines.

The Minnesota Democrat said he had summoned Northwest executives to discuss ...

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