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Cuban tourism: 2010 season off to rough start

2010 Cuban Tourism Season Cuban tourism: 2010 season off to rough start

By Marc Frank

HAVANA - The Cuban tourism season got off to a rough start in 2010, with arrivals down 4.9 percent in January from the same month of last year, according to a government report seen by Reuters on ...

Deaf and hard of hearing ask for captioning on airline inflight entertainment

Improving Accessibility Deaf and hard of hearing ask for captioning on airline inflight entertainment

By eTN Staff Writer

The Association for Airline Passenger Rights (AAPR) called on the US Department of Transportation this week to require commercial air carriers to provide closed-caption or subtitles on all ...

South Carolina's tourism to get boost from free beer

Free Beer In SC South Carolina's tourism to get boost from free beer

Free beer? Not from us, but maybe a soon at a business near you!

Continental Airlines to start mobile boarding passes at Heathrow Airport

First Paperless Boarding From UK to US Continental Airlines to start mobile boarding passes at Heathrow Airport

By eTN Staff Writer

Continental Airlines announced today that it has expanded its mobile boarding pass service to London’s Heathrow Airport.

American Eagle Airlines to introduce first class service on all CRJ-700 jets

Premium Class Travel On Selected Flights American Eagle Airlines to introduce first class service on all CRJ-700 jets

By eTN Staff Writer

American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will soon begin first class service on all of its CRJ-700 jets.

Hundreds of flights canceled due to snowstorm

Snowstorm Grounds Flights Hundreds of flights canceled due to snowstorm

NEW YORK - Airline officials say hundreds of flights have been canceled as a snowstorm bears down on the Northeast.

FAA seeks data on pilots skipping sleep night before flight

Pilot FatigueTargeted By FAA FAA seeks data on pilots skipping sleep night before flight

By John Hughes

U.S. airline regulators will seek data on how many pilots skip sleep the night before a flight, after a crash near Buffalo, New York, raised fatigue concerns.

Hawaii legislators kill Waikiki gambling proposal

No Gambling For Hawaii Hawaii legislators kill Waikiki gambling proposal

HONOLULU — Lawmakers in Hawaii have decided not to allow gambling on the isles.

Winter storms continue to botch travel in the US northeast and mid-Atlantic

Airline Advisories Winter storms continue to botch travel in the US northeast and mid-Atlantic

By eTN Staff Writer

A winter storm warning is once again in effect for the US northeast and mid-Atlantic on Thursday and Friday. Heavy snowfall is expected during this period, with estimates at 10 to 20 inches.

United, US Airways open to merger

Airline Industry Consolidation United, US Airways open to merger

By Jui Chakravorty

Top executives at two of the five largest U.S. airlines said on Tuesday they are open to a merger, adding that the airline industry needs to consolidate to return to profitability.

US lost almost a quarter of airline jobs in last 10 years

US Airline Industry US lost almost a quarter of airline jobs in last 10 years

By TERRY MAXON

As the U.S. airline industry lost tens of billions of dollars over the past 10 years, it also lost a tremendous number of employees.Nearly one in every four U.S.

Why are airlines stealing from travel agencies?

Letter To The Editor Why are airlines stealing from travel agencies?

By Gene Harley

I recently had an interesting discussion with one of the airlines that we book groups with.

Gradual recovery of Hawaii's tourism forecasted

Hawaii Gradual recovery of Hawaii's tourism forecasted

Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism says it continues to expect a gradual recovery in Hawaii's economy beginning this year.

ALPA president: Consolidation in US airline industry inevitable

Airline Industry ALPA president: Consolidation in US airline industry inevitable

Consolidation in the U.S. airline industry is "inevitable," the president of the Air Line Pilots Association union said on Wednesday.

UNWTO welcomes the outcome of the first T.20 Ministers' Meeting in South Africa

United Nations World Tourism Organization UNWTO welcomes the outcome of the first T.20 Ministers' Meeting in South Africa

By eTN Staff Writer

UNWTO welcomes the outcome of the First T.20 Ministers’ Meeting held in Johannesburg, South Africa (February 22-24) to debate the contribution of tourism to the global agenda, in particular to ...

Carnival raises cruise prices

Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival raises cruise prices

By VERONICA DAGHER And NATHAN BECKER

Carnival Corp.'s namesake brand said it will increase summer-cruise prices after seeing bookings so far this year "at unprecedented levels."

Alaska Airlines to offer Wi-Fi on all flights

Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines to offer Wi-Fi on all flights

SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines, a unit of Alaska Air Group Inc., said Wednesday it will join other airlines and offer Wi-Fi service on its flights.

Tourism Cares announces 2010 Academic Scholarship offerings

Nonprofit Continues Commitment To Educating Future Leaders Of Travel Industry Tourism Cares announces 2010 Academic Scholarship offerings

By eTN Staff Writer

Tourism Cares is pleased to announce the opening of its 2010 Academic Scholarship offerings for travel, tourism, and hospitality students.

Tourism's contribution to the global agenda - UNWTO address to the T20 ministers of tourism

Cooperative Global Manner Tourism's contribution to the global agenda - UNWTO address to the T20 ministers of tourism

By eTN Staff Writer

“Global challenges, such as the recent economic crisis and the climate imperatives, can only be addressed in a global cooperative manner and in fora such as the UN or the G-20,” said UNWTO ...

TourCrafters introduces Eat Your Gelato in Italy package

Free Gelato TourCrafters introduces Eat Your Gelato in Italy package

By eTN Staff Writer

Though Italian gelato is considered the world’s best ice cream, you wouldn’t go to Italy just to get an ice cream cone But, hey, if you’re going to Italy anyway, why not get a free gelato? ...

CCRA Travel Solutions announces new Commission/Express™ program to help travel agents makes more money faster

Enhancements And New Program CCRA Travel Solutions announces new Commission/Express™ program to help travel agents makes more money faster

By eTN Staff Writer

CCRA Travel Solutions – a leading provider of business-related solutions for the travel professional – is pleased to announce a series of enhancements made to offerings available through ...

Spirit Airlines pilots say they are ready to strike

Spirit Airlines Labor Battle Spirit Airlines pilots say they are ready to strike

By TED JACKOVICS

TAMPA - Spirit Airlines pilots on Monday said they are ready to strike and demonstrated outside the airline's Miramar headquarters in the latest round of a labor battle that's been ongoing for ...

United CFO: Demand for business travel recovering

Business Travel United CFO: Demand for business travel recovering

By reuters.com

NEW YORK - Demand for business travel on U.S.

US hotel occupancy rate dives to 53.7% in February

US Hotel Occupancy Rate Down US hotel occupancy rate dives to 53.7% in February

By Michael Gerrity

According to Smith Travel Research, the U.S. hotel industry reported decreases in all three key measurements during the week of 7-13 February 2010.

Six Florida agencies charged in travel insurance scam

Bogus Travel Insurance Six Florida agencies charged in travel insurance scam

By Diane Lade

Florida regulators have charged six travel agencies, including one in Boynton Beach, with using unlicensed agents to sell bogus trip insurance policies through a company never authorized to do ...

New legislation would allow Hawaii Tourism Authority to withhold information from the public

CIA, FBI, NSA...HTA? New legislation would allow Hawaii Tourism Authority to withhold information from the public

Hawaii Senate committee is scheduled to consider legislation that would allow the Hawaii Tourism Authority to withhold information from the public.

Continental to eliminate 600 more jobs

Continentals Airlines Job Cuts Continental to eliminate 600 more jobs

By Mary Schlangenstein

Continental Airlines Inc. said it will eliminate 600 additional reservation-agent jobs, about 23 percent of its total, as more travelers book their own flights.

Frontier cancels San Jose service

Frontier Airlines Frontier cancels San Jose service

By AP

Starting in May, Frontier Airlines will no longer be flying out of Mineta San Jose International Airport.

Freebies entice families to travel

Family Travel Freebies entice families to travel

By Lynn O'Rourke Hayes

A spring getaway needn't break the family piggy bank. Eager to encourage parents and their children to try new experiences, the travel industry provides plenty of free and nearly free ...

Weather cancellations and delays: Know your options

Air Travel Weather cancellations and delays: Know your options

By Tom Parsons

All of the storms we've had recently have put weather cancellations and delays in the minds of travelers.

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