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California Travel Industry Association hires full-time president and CEO for the first time in its history

Ensuring The Health Of The Tourism Industry California Travel Industry Association hires full-time president and CEO for the first time in its history

By eTN Staff Writer

For the first time in the history of the California Travel Industry Association (CalTIA), it will employ a dedicated full-time president and CEO, naming John Severini to the post.

New tourist attraction? World's largest beaver dam discovered in Canada

World's largest beaver dam New tourist attraction? World's largest beaver dam discovered in Canada

OTTAWA – A Canadian ecologist has discovered the world's largest beaver dam in a remote area of northern Alberta, an animal-made structure so large it is visible from space.

Spirit CEO Baldanza: Charging for carry-on bags is a good deal for passengers

Carry-on bag fees Spirit CEO Baldanza: Charging for carry-on bags is a good deal for passengers

By JOAN LOWY

WASHINGTON — Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldanza sought Thursday to convince federal regulators that charging as much as $45 for certain carry-on bags is a good deal for passengers.

Oberstar wants more serious antitrust review of United-Continental merger proposal

United-Continental Merger Oberstar wants more serious antitrust review of United-Continental merger proposal

The chairman of the House of Representatives Transportation Committee expects a "more serious" antitrust review of the merger proposal by UAL Corp's United Airlines and Continental Airlines than ...

Tourism officials: Florida is open for business

Florida Tourism Doing Damage Control Tourism officials: Florida is open for business

By Kevin Spear

PENSACOLA BEACH — Florida tourism officials sought Thursday to avert a coastal disaster of vacant hotels, idle fishing boats and empty restaurants caused by the growing oil spill in the Gulf of ...

Greater Seattle Business Association launches Travel Gay Seattle site

Travel Gay Seattle Greater Seattle Business Association launches Travel Gay Seattle site

By Monica Guzman

The Greater Seattle Business Association -- the largest LGBT chamber in the country -- launched "Travel Gay Seattle" on Wednesday.

Five things fliers need to know about United-Continental merger

United-Continental Merger Five things fliers need to know about United-Continental merger

More destinations versus higher fares. It's the balancing act that often comes when two airlines join forces.

Boulder joins other US cities, imposes travel boycott on Arizona

Arizona Under Pressure Boulder joins other US cities, imposes travel boycott on Arizona

By Glorianne Scott

Employees of the City of Boulder will no longer be traveling to Arizona for business, City Manager Jane Brautigam announced today, as a show of the city's opposition to the recent immigration ...

Florida stands to lose most in oil spill disaster

Oil Spill Threatens Florida Tourism Florida stands to lose most in oil spill disaster

By Michael Connor

MIAMI - Florida, with 2,276 miles of beaches and tidal shoreline, is the U.S. state most economically vulnerable to the massive oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico.

Travel boycott on Arizona must come to an end says US Travel Association

New Immigration Legislation Has Nothing To Do With Travel Travel boycott on Arizona must come to an end says US Travel Association

By eTN Staff Writer

In the first week since the controversial immigration legislation Senate Bill 1070 was signed into law in Arizona and opponents called for a

US Air and Delta to appeal DOT ruling

Plans for swapping landing rights do not fly with DOT US Air and Delta to appeal DOT ruling

By Jeff Clabaugh

US Airways and Delta Airlines say they will appeal a ruling by the Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration that would modify their plans for swapping landing rights at ...

US travel and tourism exports experience first increase since 2008

International Visitors Spending US travel and tourism exports experience first increase since 2008

By eTN Staff Writer

For the first time since 2008, an increase in US travel and tourism-related exports was reported by the US Department of Commerce.

Delta: Get a SkyMiles credit card and your first checked bag flies free

Delta Air Lines Delta: Get a SkyMiles credit card and your first checked bag flies free

NEW YORK - Delta Air Lines Inc. said Wednesday it will waive the first checked-bag fee for customers who have a Delta SkyMiles Credit Card.

US revises no-fly policy after suspected Times Square bomber taken off Emirates plane

US No-Fly Policy Reinforced US revises no-fly policy after suspected Times Square bomber taken off Emirates plane

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Wednesday ordered airlines to step up their efforts to prevent people on the "no-fly" list from boarding flights after the suspected Times Square bomber ...

Korean Air strengthens service to Hawaii

New Flights Added Korean Air strengthens service to Hawaii

By eTN Staff Writer

HONOLULU, HI — Korean Air recently announced that it will add additional service from Seoul to Honolulu beginning on June 12, 2010.

Airline ancillary fees are big business

Nearly US$8 Billion Collected In 2009 Airline ancillary fees are big business

By eTN Staff Writer

According to statistics from the US Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), the airline industry collected at least US$1.9 billion through ancillary fees in the ...

New awards launched to recognize innovative business travel

Making Life Easier On The Road New awards launched to recognize innovative business travel

By eTN Staff Writer

“Those of us who travel frequently have long discovered the technologies and services that make our trips more practical and productive, and I continue to be amazed at the innovations that help ...

IMEX America announced as new DMAI Alliance Partner

Destination Marketing IMEX America announced as new DMAI Alliance Partner

By eTN Staff Writer

Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) has announced that IMEX America is to become its newest Alliance Partner.

Closing of main entrance to Supreme Court ojected by DC tourists, justices

Touring Washington, DC Closing of main entrance to Supreme Court ojected by DC tourists, justices

WASHINGTON - The decision to close the main entrance to the Supreme Court because of security has drawn the protest of two justices.

Oil Spill Effect On Florida Tourism Visit Florida: Do not cancel those vacation plans yet

By Sam Jordan

Don't cancel those vacation plans yet. Florida tourism officials are reminding potential visitors that most if not all of the state's beaches are in great shape.

Airlines and their added fees - 10 worst

Airline Fees Airlines and their added fees - 10 worst

By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ

Those little fees sure do add up.

Hawaii Civil Union Bill: a niche the tourism industry can fulfill

Bill goes to Hawaii Governor Lingle Hawaii Civil Union Bill: a niche the tourism industry can fulfill

A bill allowing same-sex civil unions that prompted some of Hawaii’s biggest protests is headed to the governor after the state House of Representatives gave it final legislative approval ...

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