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Hyatt hotels targeted by global boycott

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Hyatt hotel workers and their allies will hold demonstrations today to mark the launch of a Global Boycott of Hyatt Hotels.

Aviation industry coalition sends unified message to Congress

WASHINGTON - A united aviation industry coalition of nearly 30 organizations is opposing proposed tax increases, which would lead to significant job loss across all sectors of the industry and the nat

Berliners protest against city’s swelling tourism industry

It's a scene Berliners have become well accustomed to now that their home draws 9 million visitors every year: strolling in the park and having to dodge Segways and "conference bikes" pedalled by seve

Oman Air staff stage protest

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Employees of Oman's national airline are protesting in front of the company's headquarters in a rare expression of labor unrest in the strategically important Gulf state.

AirTran flight attendants to protest stalled negotiations

AirTran flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), will protest stalled contract negotiations on Wednesday, November 24 as they picket outside Hartsfield-Jac

Swiss Air Lines targeted by gay rights activists in Moscow

Gay rights activists on Friday held the first street protest sanctioned by City Hall, picketing the local office of a Swiss airline that they accused of mistreating their leader.

Protest in India causes flight cancellations

INDIA - West Bengal witnessed a near-complete shutdown in response to the nationwide 24-hour strike called by several central trade unions on Tuesday in protest against the policies of the UPA governm

Spirit Airlines pilots to picket at LaGuardia

Pilots at Spirit Airlines plan to picket at LaGuardia International Airport tomorrow, just a few days after the company said it would start a direct route from Detroit to Atlantic City.

Delta, Continental, Lufthansa, Mesa, Colgan pilots join picketing at United

CHICAGO - Pilots from five airlines joined a picket line of union pilots at United Airlines, a unit of UAL Corp., to protest job outsourcing by airlines around the world.

Facebook page blasts United Airlines over ridiculous bicycle fee

United Airlines' image took a beating last summer when Canadian musician Dave Carroll posted a music video on YouTube.com about how United baggage handlers broke his guitar while he was on a stopover

Spirit Airlines pilots say they are ready to strike

TAMPA - Spirit Airlines pilots on Monday said they are ready to strike and demonstrated outside the airline's Miramar headquarters in the latest round of a labor battle that's been ongoing for three a

Cuba protests screening of Cuban citizens flying into US

HAVANA – Cuba has summoned the top U.S. diplomat on the island to protest extra screening for Cuban citizens flying into the United States.

US, UK protest India’s new tight tourism rules

Britain and the US have lodged a diplomatic protest with India after the government in Delhi introduced rules barring tourists from returning to the country within two months of any visit.

US Airways flight attendants to protest at Phoenix Sky Harbor airport

US Airways flight attendants, based in Phoenix and represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), will picket at Phoenix Sky Harbor airport on Friday, November 13, 2009, to protest

Pilots protest flying hours rules

LONDON, England - Airline pilots and cabin crew across Europe are holding demonstrations Monday to protest over rules governing their flying hours which they say are putting the lives of passengers at

Angry Comorans protests target airline

PARIS - ANGRY Comorans delayed a Paris flight to Sanaa and shut down travel agents in Marseille on Wednesday in fury at the crash of an airliner that left 152 feared dead, saying the tragedy could hav

Iran: The days of living dangerously

As Iran’s top cleric, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has declared Iran's recent election legitimate, a “no major fraud.” He will not denounce the results of the presidential election, stopping a recou

UAL workers to protest annual meeting

United Airlines (UAL) workers are furious with repeated bonus programs, worth hundreds of millions US dollars, that continue to be paid to its airline executives while workers are still being forced t

Former TWA flight attendants picket union headquarters

Dozens of American Airlines flight attendants demonstrated Tuesday, but their anger wasn’t directed at airline management or executive bonuses.

BTC urges industry protest DOT decision

Warning of higher prices and reduced options, the Business Travel Coalition (BTC) is inviting North American, European and all other travel buyers and travel management companies (TMC) to join a BTC S

Indian travel agents face harsh reality of fading airline commission

Around 2,000 Indian travel agents and online travel portals have threatened to continue their boycott of Singapore Airlines (SIA) over the carrier’s stance of non-payment of 5 percent commission on

Iceland’s tourist industry condemns whaling

The Icelandic Travel Industry Association (SAF) released a statement yesterday condemning the decision of outgoing Minister of Fisheries Einar K. Gudfinnsson for issuing a new quota on whaling.

Raelians claim religious discrimination at McCarran Airport

LAS VEGAS, NV - Dozens of Raelians were forced to leave McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas Saturday afternoon under threat of arrest, but the police officers involved refused to say on what g

Tourists caught up In Reethi Rah protest

Tourists at luxury resort One and Only Reethi Rah on Sunday found themselves in the middle of a confrontation between employees on strike and riot police when protestors fled into their eating area, i

Protest calls for Hawaii tourism chief’s ouster

About two dozen protesters shouted "Rex Johnson has to go!" in unison as they carried placards and marched today down Waikiki's Kalakaua Avenue — in the heart of Hawai'i's tourist mecca.

Protesting Greek airline workers walk onto runway

ATHENS, Greece - Hundreds of protesting Olympic Airlines workers walked onto the main runway of Athens International Airport Tuesday to protest plans to sell the troubled state-owned airline.

Crete mayor has had enough of British drunks

The mayor of a Crete town has grown so exasperated with the rowdy, drunken behaviour of British tourists that he has demanded action from the British government.

Call to ban tourists from Uluru

Tourists would be banned from climbing Uluru in protest over the Northern Territory intervention, a protest rally in Sydney has heard.