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Tourism and transportation: planning for the future

Do Not Panic Tourism and transportation: planning for the future

DR. PETER E. TARLOW, PRESIDENT OF TOURISM & MORE, SPECIAL TO ETN

One of the great debates in tourism is how do we differentiate between tourism and travel, and the tourist and the traveler.

Latest Japan earthquake update

Japan National Tourism Organization Update Latest Japan earthquake update

The Japan National Tourism Organization in Los Angeles, California, issued the following update: Following the earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan and the surrounding areas including ...

Skytrain service takes off at Miami International Airport

Airport News Skytrain service takes off at Miami International Airport

George Leposky, eTN

Now you can ride the train to your plane in Miami International Airport’s new Concourse D.

London braces for chaos as subway workers plan to strike

London Tube Strike London braces for chaos as subway workers plan to strike

Chris Kay

London’s 3.5 million Tube travelers face turmoil this week with as many as 10,000 of the subway’s train drivers, station staff and engineers staging the first of a series of 24-hour strikes ...

Traveling In Sri Lanka The letter T in travel and tourism

Renton de Alwis, eTN ambassador, Sri Lanka

Last week my mind’s eye took on a story I read in the newspapers and also viewed on TV news the same night. Transport Minister Kumara Welgama had become a commuter by train.

Vital cross border bridge in Uganda swept away by yet more rains

Transportation Connection Washed Away Vital cross border bridge in Uganda swept away by yet more rains

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

The bridge connecting Uganda and the Congo DR near Ishasha border post was reportedly washed away last week, grounding traffic and causing a major backlog of trucks normally using the bridge to ...

Saipan airport to undergo renovations

2.5 Billion Dollar Grant Saipan airport to undergo renovations

eTN Staff Writer

Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan announced today that the US Department of Transportation is providing the Commonwealth Ports Authority with two grants totaling US$2,536,634.

Aviation security enhanced by TSA and Liberia partnership

US Transportation Security Administration Aviation security enhanced by TSA and Liberia partnership

eTN Staff Writer

The US Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Liberia Civil Aviation Authority announced today a plan to enhance aviation security.

Getting America to ride the high-speed rails

The Missing Lynchpin Getting America to ride the high-speed rails

eTN Staff Writer

The romance of riding the rails may be returning to America thanks to new federal funding and a public hungry for ways to save time, money, the environment, and add a measure of convenience in ...

Share a ride at Raleigh-Durham Airport on the SuperShuttle

New Transportation Options Share a ride at Raleigh-Durham Airport on the SuperShuttle

eTN Staff Writer

PHOENIX, AZ - SuperShuttle International, Inc. officially opened full-service, shared-ride operations to and from Raleigh-Durham International Airport today.

Bahrain to host GULF VIP exhibition

Executive jet, luxury yacht, and elite car interiors Bahrain to host GULF VIP exhibition

eTN Staff Writer

Held in the richest region of the Middle East, in Bahrain, GULF VIP is the unique event with the latest, luxury trends in aviation, yachting and elite car interiors.

Transport strike dents Berlin's image, hurts tourism industry

Germany Transport strike dents Berlin's image, hurts tourism industry

Business and tourism leaders in Berlin fear shops will be forced to close and hotels run empty as the crippling public transport strike enters day nine on Thursday, March 13, with no end in sight. ...

High-speed ferries to give boost to tourism

Oman High-speed ferries to give boost to tourism

(TVLW) - Two high-speed passenger ferries that Oman ordered in the middle of last year with Australian shipbuilding firm Austal are getting ready for their launch. The identical vessels, named ...

Train derails in Pakistan, killing 58

Pakistan Train derails in Pakistan, killing 58

MEHRABPUR, Pakistan (eTN) - Plunged into darkness and chaos, Shahid Khan used the light from his cell phone to escape the wreckage of an express train that had been taking holiday travelers home. ...

United Airlines United Airlines Statement on Proposals to Reduce Air Travel Delays

CHICAGO (TVLW) - UAL Corporation issued the following statement from Chairman, President and Chief Executive Glenn Tilton regarding the announced proposals by the Department of Transportation to ...

Startup airline Skybus loses $16 million in 3 months

Skybus Startup airline Skybus loses $16 million in 3 months

(TVLW) - Skybus, a new airline that offers some tickets for $10, lost $16 million during the three months that ended Sept. 30.

The Columbus-based airline said it expected to lose money ...

The lost luggage keeps piling up

In just five years, amount nearly doubles The lost luggage keeps piling up

(eTN) - The airlines say it doesn't happen often - less than once for every 100 passengers - but when you lose your luggage, you never forget it.

Boeing and GE Commercial Aviation Services Announce Order for 55 Airplanes

Boeing Boeing and GE Commercial Aviation Services Announce Order for 55 Airplanes

(TVLW) - Boeing and GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS) today announced a 55-airplane order that includes 53 Next-Generation 737-800s and two Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) passenger ...

Virgin America Announces Service to Seattle

New Flights Link San Francisco and L.A. to Seventh Destination in Growing Network Virgin America Announces Service to Seattle

SAN FRANCISCO (TVLW) - Virgin America today announced that tickets are on sale for service to Seattle from both Los Angeles and San Francisco. Flights between San Francisco International Airport ...

Planes pass within 300 feet at airport Jets avoid near collision at Baltimore-Washington airport

LINTHICUM, Md. (eTN) - Two passenger jets passed within 300 feet of each other while one was landing and the other taking off at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport last ...

American Airlines Announces New Benefit to Admirals Club Membership

Airline American Airlines Announces New Benefit to Admirals Club Membership

(TVLW) - American Airlines announced today that it is offering complimentary Wi-Fi service powered by T-Mobile to Admirals Club(R) members visiting club locations in the United States and Puerto ...

Over one-billion-dollar deal represents Company's largest Phenom executive jet order

Embraer and Flight Options Sign for 100 Phenom 300 Jets Over one-billion-dollar deal represents Company's largest Phenom executive jet order

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil (TVLW) - Embraer and Flight Options, one of the largest private jet service companies in the world, based in Cleveland, Ohio, signed a contract for the acquisition of ...

The World's Most Popular Cruise Line Wins in Nine Different Categories

Carnival Wins Big in Porthole Magazine's Annual 'Readers Choice Awards' The World's Most Popular Cruise Line Wins in Nine Different Categories

(TVLW) Carnival Cruise Lines led the way once again in Porthole Magazine's "Reader Choice Awards," winning in nine different categories.

EU agrees rules to clear up airline ticket prices

EU EU agrees rules to clear up airline ticket prices

BRUSSELS (TVLW) — The European Union agreed Friday new measures to make airline ticket costs more transparent by obliging companies to included all taxes and charges in the headline price first ...

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