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Making riding cable cars easier for San Francisco tourists

San Francisco Cable Cars Making riding cable cars easier for San Francisco tourists

By Peter Albert

In 1873, Andrew Hallidie watched horses struggle to pull a rail car up Nob Hill lose their battle with gravity and get dragged downhill. Out of pity and compassion, he invented the cable car.

Airlines could earn up to extra $35 million by offering quality in-flight meals for sale

More Airlines To Offer Better Quality Meals Airlines could earn up to extra $35 million by offering quality in-flight meals for sale

By Timi Gustafson R.D.

Your choices for the evening are "grilled sirloin steak with a classic béarnaise sauce or grilled chicken breast with a mandarin orange sauce," followed by what is seductively described as an ...

Entrance fees waived at all 392 US national parks

National Park Week Entrance fees waived at all 392 US national parks

Entrance fees will be waived at all 392 national parks from now through April 25 for National Park Week.

Southwest ups the price for unnaccompanied minors, terminates codeshare with WestJet

Southwest Airlines Southwest ups the price for unnaccompanied minors, terminates codeshare with WestJet

By Kerri Panchuk

Southwest Airlines Co. has announced that parents of minors traveling alone will have to pay $50 to fly their children in the airline's "unnaccompanied minors" program.

Schumer: Several major carriers promised not to charge carry-on fee

Carry-On Baggage Fee Schumer: Several major carriers promised not to charge carry-on fee

Washington - Sen. Charles Schumer announced Sunday that several major airlines have promised not to charge passengers for carry-on baggage.

New York hotels offer discounts for those staying in the city due to volcanic ash fallout

Making Extended Stay More Manageable New York hotels offer discounts for those staying in the city due to volcanic ash fallout

By eTN Staff Writer

“While for many travelers having a stay in New York extended unexpectedly is a great stroke of luck, the logistics involved can also be a bit of a pain in the neck,” said Mayor Bloomberg.

Will carry-on fees end overweight luggage overhead?

Flight Attendants Say Carry Ons Are Out Of Control Will carry-on fees end overweight luggage overhead?

By eTN Staff Writer

It appears that Spirit Airlines' latest fee levy for carry-on luggage was the straw that broke the camel's back. Passengers have simply had enough of the never-ending deluge of airline fees.

More Americans traveling abroad

International Air Travel More Americans traveling abroad

By eTN Staff Writer

The US outbound non-stop air market in January 2010 was 3 percent higher than the same time the year prior.

2010 G20 business leadership conference slated for Toronto

Growing Economies 2010 G20 business leadership conference slated for Toronto

By eTN Staff Writer

In conjunction with the upcoming G20 Summit in Canada, an innovative conference is being held themed, “G20 Business Leaders: Partnering with Africa’s Dynamic Markets,” and takes place at the ...

American Airlines streamlines online check-in for international passengers

Website Enhancement American Airlines streamlines online check-in for international passengers

By eTN Staff Writer

Through online flight check-in at AA.com, American Airlines customers traveling both domestically, and now internationally, can check in for their flight and subsequently print or email their ...

MGM Mirage loses nearly US$100 million in first quarter of 2010

Cites Falling Value Of CityCenter MGM Mirage loses nearly US$100 million in first quarter of 2010

By eTN Staff Writer

MGM Mirage reported that it has lost about 22 cents per share in the first quarter, compared with earnings of 38 cents per share, US$105.2 million, a year earlier.

Hilton and JetBlue join customer loyalty programs

Reciprocal Point Earning Hilton and JetBlue join customer loyalty programs

By eTN Staff Writer

The loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide's portfolio of hotel brands, Hilton HHonors, announced a new partnership with JetBlue Airways.

Kenya Tourist Board selects Myriad Marketing as US marketing rep

Destination Marketing Kenya Tourist Board selects Myriad Marketing as US marketing rep

By eTN Staff Writer

Myriad Marketing (Myriad), a leading destination marketing company in North America, has announced signing an agreement to represent the Kenya Tourist Board (KTB) in the United States.

UNWTO welcomes European Union commitment to strengthen tourism in its agenda

United Nations World Tourism Organization UNWTO welcomes European Union commitment to strengthen tourism in its agenda

By eTN Staff Writer

Highlighting the importance of tourism in today’s global and national agendas is still an ongoing challenge.

When in Alaska beware of camera-shy polar bears

Polar Bear Takes Off With Tourist's Tripod When in Alaska beware of camera-shy polar bears

By Lauren Johnston

Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan, this paparazzi-plagued polar bear feels your pain.

In a big victory for the industry Alaska Senate passes cruise tax cut

Alaska Cruise Head Tax In a big victory for the industry Alaska Senate passes cruise tax cut

By Pat Forgey

The Alaska Senate voted to roll back much of the voter-adopted $46 cruise ship head tax Wednesday, handing the state's important tourism industry a big victory and millions of dollars in tax ...

European Waterways announces La Bella Vita - new luxury hotel barge cruising from Venice to Mantua

From City Of Romance To Renaissance City European Waterways announces La Bella Vita - new luxury hotel barge cruising from Venice to Mantua

By eTN Staff Writer

European Waterways is pleased to announce that La Bella Vita, a luxury 20-passenger hotel barge, is joining their fleet this year to offer a very special cruise along some of Italy’s most ...

One upside to current extra-fee-ganza - better airline food

Airline Food Improvements One upside to current extra-fee-ganza - better airline food

By Deirdre van Dyk

Airlines keep coming up with creative ways to tick people off. Spirit Airlines announced this month that it will start charging passengers as much as $45 to bring a carry-on bag.

Report: United starts merger talks with Continental Airlines

Airline Industry Report: United starts merger talks with Continental Airlines

By LAURA GOLDBERG

Houston-based Continental Airlines has reportedly started merger talks with United Airlines.

US Birth Tourism becoming flourishing business

Rise Of Birth Tourism US Birth Tourism becoming flourishing business

By DEVIN DWYER

Millions of foreign tourists visit the United States every year, and a growing number return home with a brand new U.S. citizen in tow.

Avis offers enhanced mobile application for car reservations

iPhone And iPod Tool Avis offers enhanced mobile application for car reservations

By eTN Staff Writer

Today, Avis Rent A Car launched a free interactive tool where travelers may make car rental reservations at Avis locations in their own neighborhoods and all across the US and Canada as well.

Feds to unions, American Airlines: No strikes, keep talking

Feds Refuse To Start 30-Day Countdown Toward Possible AA Strikes Feds to unions, American Airlines: No strikes, keep talking

Federal officials have dealt labor unions at American Airlines a setback by refusing to start a 30-day countdown toward possible strikes.

Barging offers a one of a kind cruise experience

European Waterways’ Hotel Barge Renaissance In Burgundy Barging offers a one of a kind cruise experience

By Ron Stern

It’s dinnertime aboard Renaissance, one of the fleet of luxury barges operated by Gobarging.com that cruise the scenic waterways of Europe.

US Senators: We will force any airline that charges for carryon bags to pay tax on that revenue

Carryon Baggage Charges US Senators: We will force any airline that charges for carryon bags to pay tax on that revenue

By HARRY R. WEBER

ATLANTA — Six Democratic senators want to tax any U.S. airline that wants to charge passengers for their carryon bags.

Honolulu marketing and design firm OrangeRoc wins 5 awards

2010 Pele Advertising Competition Honolulu marketing and design firm OrangeRoc wins 5 awards

HONOLULU, HI - The Hawaii Advertising Federation held its annual Pele Awards, honoring the year's best creative work in advertising, marketing, and design produced in the state of Hawaii.

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