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US spending on travel and tourism rose late last year

Commerce Department report on tourism spending US spending on travel and tourism rose late last year

In the wake of the worst recession since the 1930s, Americans are taking a little bit more R&R.

Gulfcoasttravelupdate.com keeps travelers apprised of Gulf beach and travel conditions

Unique Site Tackles BP Oil Spill Misinformation To Encourage Gulf Coast Tourism Gulfcoasttravelupdate.com keeps travelers apprised of Gulf beach and travel conditions

MIAMI, Florida — Tripatini.com announced today the launch of the Gulf Coast Travel Update (

Summer heats up with concerts, exhibitions and fireworks at America's Premier Shopping Places!

Tourism Oriented Shopping Centers Summer heats up with concerts, exhibitions and fireworks at America's Premier Shopping Places!

America’s Premier Shopping Places, is a unique collection of tourism-oriented shopping centers located throughout the U.S.A.

Go behind the scenes at Disney World

Exclusive Backstage Tours Go behind the scenes at Disney World

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - Disney guests interested in going behind the scenes at the Walt Disney World Resort now have new leisure tour options from the Disney Institute.

West Coast’s biggest cruise ship leaving Los Angeles

Mariner of the Seas To Move to Texas West Coast’s biggest cruise ship leaving Los Angeles

By David Haldane

The West Coast’s biggest cruise ship is leaving the Port of Los Angeles next year, in large part because of fears of violence in Mexico.

New Vacation Club Destinations program launched by Marriott Vacation Club

Marriott Vacation Club Introduces New Program New Vacation Club Destinations program launched by Marriott Vacation Club

ORLANDO, FL - Marriott Vacation Club, the premier timeshare brand of Marriott International, announced today the launch of the points-based Marriott Vacation Club Destinations program in North ...

Emirates Airlines to host a job fair in Houston

Emirates Airlines Emirates Airlines to host a job fair in Houston

Emirates Airlines is hosting its inaugural recruitment day in Houston on June 26 as part of a global effort to fill some 3,700 pilot and cabin crew positions.

New Orleans asks BP for tourism grant

New Orleans asking for $75 million New Orleans asks BP for tourism grant

Hoping to send the message that the Big Easy is open for business, the city of New Orleans has asked BP for a grant of $75 million over three years to mitigate any long-term effects the Gulf oil ...

New Orleans cancels "anti-British" tourism ad

New Orleans Tourism Ad Pulled New Orleans cancels "anti-British" tourism ad

New Orleans tourism officials have canceled an advertisement that poked fun at the nationality of BP Plc, the company responsible for the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, after receiving ...

Travelers, take this very seriously: the US Department of Homeland Security

Heads Up Travelers, take this very seriously: the US Department of Homeland Security

By Dr. Elinor Garely, eTN

(eTN) Warm weather stimulates the urge to travel. The desire to venture to faraway places with strange-sounding names becomes intense as June pushes against July and lands feet first into ...

Is it still possible to find airfare deal?

Improving the odds of snagging an airfare deal Is it still possible to find airfare deal?

By Carol Pucci

With airlines boosting fares, adding summer surcharges and packing planes, is it still possible to have a deal fall in your lap?

Exclusive luxuries gradually trickle down to less exclusive cruise lines

Cruise Trends Exclusive luxuries gradually trickle down to less exclusive cruise lines

By ART SBARSKY

When NCL's newest and biggest ship, Norwegian Epic, arrives in South Florida next month, it will have flat screen TVs in all cabins, upgraded mattresses and bedding, specialty restaurants, posh ...

Orbitz guarantees full refund of any Florida vacations affected by oil spill

Orbitz Refund Guarantee Orbitz guarantees full refund of any Florida vacations affected by oil spill

Responding to overwhelming concerns about whether booking a beach vacation anywhere along the Florida Gulf Coast is a good idea at this point prompted Orbitz to make an offer to anyone who wants ...

Airline executives: This time will be different

Airline Industry Recovery Airline executives: This time will be different

By David Jonas

Amid the steady stream of positive air travel demand data, airline executives and industry observers no longer question whether a general recovery is underway.

New faith travel event to debut in America's bible belt

Religious Travel Conference New faith travel event to debut in America's bible belt

More than 300 million people participate in religious travel annually and faith-based travel is one of the fastest growing group segments in the United States.

American Airlines introduces early boarding option for a fee

American Airlines American Airlines introduces early boarding option for a fee

By Tim Fleischer

Some airlines charge for food and baggage. Now, one airline has come up with another new fee, the early boarding option.

Will the magic of Harry Potter boost tourism in Orlando?

Wizarding World of Harry Potter Opens Friday Will the magic of Harry Potter boost tourism in Orlando?

Ahead of its launch on Friday, the boss of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter has said he expects the park to dramatically boost tourism in Orlando.

Alaska Air new checked baggage fees take effect

Alaska Airlines Alaska Air new checked baggage fees take effect

Alaska Airlines as of Wednesday has changed its fees for checked baggage.

Spirits Airlines and pilots reach agreement

Flights To Resume On Friday Spirits Airlines and pilots reach agreement

Spirit Airlines and its pilots, represented by the Airline Pilots Association, International (ALPA), announced today that they reached a tentative agreement on a new contract.

Australian tourist attacked by raptor in Alaska

Eagle Attacks Tourist In Alaska Australian tourist attacked by raptor in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An Australian tourist thinks it was an eagle that dive-bombed him as he was walking alone in Cooper Landing, about 100 miles south of Anchorage.

Flight attendant with pilot's license helps land plane after co-pilot becomes ill

American Airlines Flight attendant with pilot's license helps land plane after co-pilot becomes ill

CHICAGO - Officials say a flight attendant who has a pilot's license helped land a plane at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport when a co-pilot became ill.

Spirit strike cost Fort Lauderdale Airport  $40K a day

Spirit Airlines Strike Spirit strike cost Fort Lauderdale Airport $40K a day

Passengers and employees of Spirit Airlines aren’t the only ones being impacted by the pilots’ strike, which is in its fifth day.

R.O.A.R:   Obscure laws since BP oil rig disaster

Oil Spill Disaster R.O.A.R: Obscure laws since BP oil rig disaster

By cruisemates.com

[Editor's Note: Rant And/Or Rave or R.O.A.R is back! Today's entry comes from the good people of cruisemates.com. Read what they have to say about the ongoing BP oil rig ...

Spirit Airlines strike forces more flight cancellations

Pilot Strike Update Spirit Airlines strike forces more flight cancellations

Spirit Airlines has once again extended its cancellation of flights by another day due to the

Cruise ships' departure times altered to avoid oil

Cruising The Oily Waters Cruise ships' departure times altered to avoid oil

By DOUGLAS HANKS

MIAMI - Carnival won't sail its cruise ships at night through the Gulf of Mexico. It's too hard to spot the oil then.

Airline perks and fees - giving with one hand and taking away with the other

Airline Credit Card Perks Airline perks and fees - giving with one hand and taking away with the other

By Brian J. O'Connor

The ever-changing world of airline fares and fees is getting a little more confusing — but maybe a lot cheaper — thanks to the newest travel perk: free baggage check with an airline's credit ...

Cape tourists looking to go out and see ’Jaws'

Shark-Watch Tours Cape tourists looking to go out and see ’Jaws'

By William McGuinness

When great white sharks arrived off the Cape last year, "our phones went crazy with people looking to go out and see 'Jaws,' " Keith Lincoln of Monomoy Island Ferry said.

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