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Aloft Columbia Downtown to open in early 2016

Aloft Columbia Downtown to open in early 2016

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide today announced its rapidly expanding Aloft brand will soon debut in Columbia, South Carolina.

Airport screening technologies market revived by critical updates

Airport screening technologies market revived by critical updates

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - Lingering threats of terrorism, numerous instances of passengers carrying illegal items, and the recent Ebola crisis have buoyed the US airport screening technologies ...

Starwood launches new loyalty program for meeting and travel pros

Starwood launches new loyalty program for meeting and travel pros

LAS VEGAS, NV – From IMEX America in Las Vegas, Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG), the loyalty program from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., announces the live launch of SPG Pro, ...

Sabre boosts hotel content with introduction of HRS properties

Sabre boosts hotel content with introduction of HRS properties

SOUTHLAKE, TX - More than 400,000 Sabre travel agents in 144 countries can now efficiently shop and book over 50,000 HRS hotel properties within the Sabre travel marketplace.

Hawaii likely to escape direct hit by Ana

Hawaii likely to escape direct hit by Ana

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Hawaii will still face some hazards this weekend despite likely escaping a direct hit by future Hurricane Ana.

"Korean Wave" comes to New York

"Korean Wave" comes to New York

NEW YORK, NY - Korean pop star PSY rocked Times Square last New Year's Eve – now it's the turn of hansik, Korea's traditional cuisine, to set cultural standards in New York with a three-day ...

Halloween tourism inspired by pop culture and folklore

Halloween tourism inspired by pop culture and folklore

DALLAS, TX - Every town has a ghost story, but some destinations embrace their haunted pasts in a way that attracts an influx of tourism during the Halloween season.

TSA union, US Travel recognize Administrator John Pistole for his service

TSA union, US Travel recognize Administrator John Pistole for his service

WASHINGTON, DC - In response to TSA's announcement today that Administrator John Pistole will retire from public service at year's end, American Federation of Government Employees National ...

World's first smartship arrives in New York on November 10

World's first smartship arrives in New York on November 10

MIAMI, FL - The world's first smartship Quantum of the Seas is set to arrive into New York Harbor on Nov. 10, 2014, and Royal Caribbean is counting down the days until her big debut.

US winter forecast: Cold, snow to seize Northeast; wintry blasts to slick South

US winter forecast: Cold, snow to seize Northeast; wintry blasts to slick South

Though parts of the Northeast and mid-Atlantic had a gradual introduction to fall, winter will arrive without delay. Cold air and high snow amounts will define the season.

Canadians prefer British Columbia to Arizona and Florida for buying vacation home

Canadians prefer British Columbia to Arizona and Florida for buying vacation home

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, Canada - Many Canadians intend to realize their dream of owning a vacation getaway.

Airlines urged to stimulate emotional response from passengers

first Passenger Experience Conference in Seattle Airlines urged to stimulate emotional response from passengers

Delegates from across the international travel sector have gathered for the launch of The Passenger Experience Conference, which has taken place in Seattle, in conjunction with the renowned ...

Ebola: US Center of Disease Control is looking for 132 Frontier Airlines passengers

Ebola: US Center of Disease Control is looking for 132 Frontier Airlines passengers

The US Center of Disease Control (CDC) is in the process to track down 132 passengers that flew on Frontier Airlines Flight 1143 from Cleveland to Dallas/ Fort Worth on Monday.

“Trust more and hustle less” - world-renowned speaker delivers advice on fostering relationships to achieve business success

“Trust more and hustle less” - world-renowned speaker delivers advice on fostering relationships to achieve business success

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Kirsty Spraggon drew a crowd of visitors to the Inspiration Center at IMEX America to discover how to harness the power of relationships to drive repeat business and ...

IMEX America keynoter John Spence lays out formula for creating winning organizations

IMEX America keynoter John Spence lays out formula for creating winning organizations

LAS VEGAS, Nevada - Tapping into the fast-paced, high-performance spirit of the meetings industry, today’s MPI keynote at IMEX America featured John Spence, strategist, consultant and author of ...

Speecheo named inaugural winner of IMEX America/Event Manager Blog Technology Start-Up Competition

Speecheo named inaugural winner of IMEX America/Event Manager Blog Technology Start-Up Competition

Celebrating the increasing role technology is playing in the meetings industry and attendee experiences, IMEX America and Event Manager Blog joined forces to create a competition to find and ...

Tropical Storm Watch Issued for Hawaii County (Big Island of Hawaii)

Tropical Storm Watch Issued for Hawaii County (Big Island of Hawaii)

The National Weather Service issued a tropical storm watch for Hawaii County.

Meetings industry drives global economic growth

SAP’s McDermott in no doubt at IMEX America Meetings industry drives global economic growth

LAS VEGAS, Nevada - On the day his book, Winners Dream, launched in the US, Bill McDermott, Global CEO of SAP, the world’s largest business software company, told members of the meetings and ...

Survey: Flyers demand better connectivity

Survey: Flyers demand better connectivity

NEW YORK, NY – Airline passengers want more Internet access inflight and named connectivity as the top area for improvement to the inflight experience, according to the first of a new series of ...

US international air passenger traffic up seven percent

US international air passenger traffic up seven percent

WASHINGTON, DC - International air traffic to/from the US(1) totaled 115.7 million passengers through July 2014, a seven percent increase over the July 2013 year-to-date period.

Hawaii Governor signs emergency proclamation in anticipation of Tropical Storm Ana

Hawaii Governor signs emergency proclamation in anticipation of Tropical Storm Ana

HONOLULU, Hawaii – Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie today signed an emergency proclamation in anticipation of the arrival of Tropical Storm Ana, which is forecast to impact the state this ...

High cost of airfare deters Americans from international travel

High cost of airfare deters Americans from international travel

WASHINGTON, DC - Globalization gives Americans access to information and goods from countries around the world, but with the rising costs of airfare, it's increasingly more difficult for them to ...

5 tips for planning a family ski trip on a budget

5 tips for planning a family ski trip on a budget

EWING, NJ - According to a recent survey of the Family Travel Parent Panel, 62 percent of parents report that the most challenging part of a family ski trip is making it as budget-friendly as ...

United Airlines to add Wi-Fi, personal device entertainment to regional jets

United Airlines to add Wi-Fi, personal device entertainment to regional jets

CHICAGO, IL - United Airlines today announced plans to outfit more than 200 two-cabin United Express regional jets with Wi-Fi and personal device entertainment, with the first Wi-Fi-enabled ...

American Airlines makes executive appointments

American Airlines makes executive appointments

FORT WORTH, TX - American Airlines Group Inc today appointed two new officers to its leadership team.

Loral Blinde, Vice President – People and Employee Services

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