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ARC implements new procedure for unused ticket stock

New Policy Will Cut Costs ARC implements new procedure for unused ticket stock

By eTN Staff Writer

Beginning April 12, travel agents will no longer need to return unused ticket stock to ARC, saving on the expense of shipping for returns.

Business travel increases as recession eases

Air Travel Hassles Not A Deterrent Business travel increases as recession eases

By eTN Staff Writer

In a recent survey of business travelers, it was revealed that as the recession begins to ease, so do the purse strings on business travel.

Couples looking for destination wedding location find Doral Golf Resort & Spa, A Marriott Resort in Miami

Doral Golf Resort & Spa Couples looking for destination wedding location find Doral Golf Resort & Spa, A Marriott Resort in Miami

By eTN Staff Writer

Engaged couples who like the idea of having an exotic destination wedding, but don't want to travel far to get there will find Doral Golf Resort & Spa, a Marriott Resort, the perfect warm ...

Selling Hawaii or not

The Need To Tap Into New Tourism Markets Selling Hawaii or not

I attended the Hawaii Tourism Association’s (HTA) Spring Marketing Update yesterday to get a feel for how Hawaii is spending its tourism promotion funds around the world.

Amtrak launches Twitter page

Amtrak Twitter Page Introduced Amtrak launches Twitter page

By eTN Staff Writer

Amtrak has expanded its social media presence by launching its Twitter page. Travelers and rail enthusiasts can now check Amtrak news and events on Twitter at @Amtrak.

Officials: Recovery of Hawaii's visitor industry is under way

Hawaii Tourism Recovery Officials: Recovery of Hawaii's visitor industry is under way

By Chad Blair

Hawaii tourism officials and their marketing contractors expressed cautious optimism Wednesday that a steady recovery of the state’s visitor industry is under way.

Congress may challenge USAID project

ASEAN Competitive Enhancement Congress may challenge USAID project

By Don Ross and Imtiaz Muqbil

The USAID-funded ASEAN Competitive Enhancement project, by promoting Myanmar, breaches the rules on how it is allowed to disburse funds and must be changed if Congress intervenes.

Virgin America to lease nine additional Airbus jetliners, start service to Orlando, Toronto

Airline Industry Virgin America to lease nine additional Airbus jetliners, start service to Orlando, Toronto

By SUSAN CAREY

Virgin America, which started flying in 2007, said Thursday that it made arrangements to lease nine additional Airbus jetliners, allowing it to announce new service to Orlando, Fla., and ...

United Airlines offers overnight baggage shipping

United Airlines United Airlines offers overnight baggage shipping

By eTN Staff Writer

United Airlines has announced a promotion whereby it will ship passengers' bags overnight to their destination at a cost lower than it would be to check the bags onto the plane.

FAA adds $300,000 in new penalties againt American Airlines

Airline Industry FAA adds $300,000 in new penalties againt American Airlines

DALLAS — Federal regulators have hit American Airlines with $300,000 in new penalties over maintenance issues.

AMAWATERWAYS announces new ship for its Russian Waterways program

Welcoming Ms Amakatarina AMAWATERWAYS announces new ship for its Russian Waterways program

By eTN Staff Writer

Award-winning river cruise line, AMAWATERWAYS, is proud to announce the addition of the MS AMAKATARINA to its fleet as of May 2011.

ASTA announces Maloney's resignation

ASTA ASTA announces Maloney's resignation

The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) has announced the resignation of William Maloney, CTC, as CEO.

Cruise lines execs berate Alaska regulations

Cruise News Cruise lines execs berate Alaska regulations

Presidents and CEOs of major cruise lines teamed up to scold Alaska on Tuesday in a panel at the Cruise Shipping conference in Miami. With Gov.

IATA: January traffic up 5.7%

Airline Industry IATA: January traffic up 5.7%

NEW YORK - An international airline group said Wednesday that airlines flew 5.7 percent more passengers in January than the same month a year earlier.

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

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

By Ann Keeton

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.

Delta Airlines flights from NY to Haiti are back

Beginning April 3 Delta Airlines flights from NY to Haiti are back

By eTN Staff Writer

Delta Air Lines announced today it will resume service between New York and Haiti starting April 3, 2010. Flights are scheduled for 3 times weekly between John F.

United Airlines begins mobile boarding

Check In With Your Phone United Airlines begins mobile boarding

By eTN Staff Writer

United Airlines has launched mobile check-in, eliminating the need for a paper boarding pass.

Continental signs first codeshare with Japanese airline

Signs With All Nippon Airways Continental signs first codeshare with Japanese airline

By eTN Staff Writer

Beginning Marcvh 28, Continental Airlines will commence codesharing with All Nippon Airways, marking the first time Continental has signed with a Japanese airline.

American Air attendants request federal clearance to strike

American Airlines American Air attendants request federal clearance to strike

By Mary Schlangenstein

American Airlines’ flight attendants requested federal approval to end contract talks, a step toward the first strike at a major U.S. carrier in almost five years.

Outbreak of illness forces Celebrity Mercury to return early

Cruise News Outbreak of illness forces Celebrity Mercury to return early

By Marnie Hunter

The Celebrity Mercury cruise ship is returning to port a day early and delaying its next sailing to address an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness that sickened 350 passengers.

Travel warning for Mexico issued

Travel Warning Travel warning for Mexico issued

Monday, the U.S. Department of State issued a travel warning to Mexico due to increased violence in the northern part of the country.

American joins Delta, JetBlue, requests exemption on tarmac rule

US Airline Industry American joins Delta, JetBlue, requests exemption on tarmac rule

A third airline is requesting to be exempt from a new federal rule that limits the time passengers can be held sitting in a plane on the runway due to construction at a local airport.

Nine passengers hospitalized after complaining about foul odor on plane

US Airways Passengers Become Sick Nine passengers hospitalized after complaining about foul odor on plane

By Anna Rhett Miller

Nine people were taken to a hospital Tuesday after complaining of a foul odor aboard a US Airways flight in Charlotte, North Carolina, according to the airline.

Iron Range Tourism Bureau urges Bob Dylan to come home

Iron Range Iron Range Tourism Bureau urges Bob Dylan to come home

HIBBING - Bob Dylan has made no secret of the fact that he didn't feel accepted as he grew up on the Iron Range.

Airline-fee disclosure may be added to aviation-funding legislation

Airline Industry Airline-fee disclosure may be added to aviation-funding legislation

By John Hughes

Airlines and travel agents would have to disclose all fees for checked bags, food and seating assignments before U.S.

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