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Saudia Flight 41 makes aviation history

Saudia Flight 41 makes aviation history

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

LOS ANGELES (eTN) - The City of Angels has officially become the only direct flight from Saudi Arabia to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) when the country's flag carrier, Saudi Arabian ...

Survey: Times Square most popular tourist attraction in New York

Survey: Times Square most popular tourist attraction in New York

NEW YORK, NY - New York's neon heart, Times Square, is the city's most popular tourist attraction, according to a global survey of international students.

Boeing contribution to Japanese community recognized

Boeing contribution to Japanese community recognized

SEATTLE, WA - Boeing was honored with the 2014 Tomodachi Award from the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington.

US Restaurant Performance Index remains above 100

US Restaurant Performance Index remains above 100

WASHINGTON, DC - Although challenging weather conditions in many parts of the country continued to impact customer traffic in February, the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance ...

ASTA announces webinar series on US Traveler Study results

ASTA announces webinar series on US Traveler Study results

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) today announced a four-part webinar series based on data from the Value of Travel Agents, ASTA’s new consumer study sponsored by ...

Spring to bust out across the East this week

Spring to bust out across the East this week

As tens of millions of people bid good riddance to March, spring will be busting out all over during the first week of April in the South, Northeast and part of the Midwest.

Park Hyatt New York announces Summer 2014 opening

Park Hyatt New York announces Summer 2014 opening

NEW YORK, NY - Park Hyatt New York, the flagship hotel of the globally recognized Park Hyatt brand, plans to make its grand debut this summer, offering unprecedented luxury in the heart of Midtown ...

NSA leak: List of 122 countries and their leaders the United States was spying on

New sensational NSA documents leaked NSA leak: List of 122 countries and their leaders the United States was spying on

The allegations that the NSA monitored German Chancellor Merkel’s mobile phone and conducted mass surveillance on the communications of millions of Germans are currently under review by the ...

Saudi Arabian Airlines: No fanfare, just serious business

Saudi Arabian Airlines: No fanfare, just serious business

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

Much ado has been given to the issue of Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) not being given the "water cannon salute" when it launches its new service from Tom Bradley International Terminal from Los ...

Tornado Warning in Central Florida ongoing

Tornado Warning in Central Florida ongoing

Tourists and residents in Central Florida are currently under a tornado warning.

Tourist Liana V from Russia terrified after La Habra earthquake tonight in California

Strong Earthquake in Souther California shuts down Disneyland Tourist Liana V from Russia terrified after La Habra earthquake tonight in California

Tourists to Disneyland reported getting stuck on the Matterhorn ride, and rides were shut down after a strong 5.1 earthquake struck the city of La Habra, California less than 20 miles from Los ...

Notorious Canadian sex tourist charged with new crimes

Notorious Canadian sex tourist charged with new crimes

VANCOUVER, Canada – A BC man who served five years in a Thai prison for sexually abusing children is facing 10 new charges related to offences that RCMP say occurred in BC and Cambodia.

JetBlue plane makes emergency landing at JFK

JetBlue plane makes emergency landing at JFK

NEW YORK, NY - JetBlue Airways passenger jet was forced to make an emergency landing at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

‘Green’ travel is here to stay

‘Green’ travel is here to stay

WASHINGTON, DC — A new meta-analysis by the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST) finds “increasing recognition among both travel professionals and consumers of the importance of responsible ...

Alaska Airlines launches online self-tag baggage options

Alaska Airlines launches online self-tag baggage options

SEATTLE, WA - DIYers will soon have a new reason to love flying Alaska Airlines when the carrier launches its online self-bag-tagging options next month.

United Airlines honors top employees with special “United 100” plane

United Airlines honors top employees with special “United 100” plane

CHICAGO, IL – A United Airlines aircraft took to the skies today to honor the company’s top 100 employees. The new Boeing 737-900ER features the company’s “United 100” logo on the ...

UN Report: United States failed on a series of human rights issues

UN Report: United States failed on a series of human rights issues

The United Nations human rights committee issued its assessment of the US and how it complies with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), a UN General Assembly treaty in ...

Maryland's most popular beach tells tourists not to swear

Maryland's most popular beach tells tourists not to swear

Tourists are being told to mind their manners as new signs banning swearing are due to be posted along Ocean City's Boardwalk.

Korean Air unveils new lounge at Los Angeles Airport

Korean Air unveils new lounge at Los Angeles Airport

HONG KONG – Korean Air, America's largest Asian airline, has unveiled its new lounge for Prestige and First class passengers and the twenty SkyTeam customers at Los Angeles Airport (LAX), one of ...

NASA s Super Guppy makes a special delivery

NASA s Super Guppy makes a special delivery

NASA’s Super Guppy, a wide-bodied cargo aircraft, landed at the Redstone Army Airfield near Huntsville, Ala. on March 26 with a special delivery: an innovative composite rocket fuel tank.

Top 10 ballparks In America named

Top 10 ballparks In America named

NEWTON, MA - Top ballparks in the US were announced today, to celebrate big league baseball's Opening Day on March 31.

United helps customers power up with 500 new electronics charging stations

United helps customers power up with 500 new electronics charging stations

CHICAGO, IL - United Airlines is making it easier for customers to power up their phones, tablets, laptops and gaming devices while traveling.

Future of the Grand Canyon: A casino resort called the Grand Canyon Escalade

Future of the Grand Canyon: A casino resort called the Grand Canyon Escalade

Forget Las Vegas. Why not go on a nature and casino gambling trip to the Grand Canyon. This will open for mass tourism soon.

Arrested! High theft LAX airline terminal 4 serving American Airlines Qantas

Arrested! High theft LAX airline terminal 4 serving American Airlines Qantas

Flying to or from Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 4 on American Airlines, American Eagle and Qantas - make sure you are able to collect all your bags and belongings.

Travel accidents abroad: where to sue

US AND CANADIAN PERSPECTIVES Travel accidents abroad: where to sue

By Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

This article discusses travel accidents abroad and the selection of a U.S. or Canadian court in which the injured traveler may seek appropriate compensation.

TSA union calls for armed officers at airport checkpoints

TSA union calls for armed officers at airport checkpoints

WASHINGTON, DC - American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr.

GBTA: On commercial aircraft silence is golden

Ban on cell phone voice calls during flights GBTA: On commercial aircraft silence is golden

ALEXANDRIA, VA - On Wednesday, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – filed comments on the Department of Transportation's Advanced ...

Royal Caribbean debuts new era of dining at sea

Royal Caribbean debuts new era of dining at sea

NEW YORK, NY - Royal Caribbean International today revealed its next vision of dining at sea which will debut onboard the much anticipated Quantum-class ships.

Which US cities have most swimming pools? Disc golf courses?

Which US cities have most swimming pools? Disc golf courses?

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Park directors and advocates hailed the latest report on city parks released Wednesday by The Trust for Public Land, a leading national non-profit in creating urban parks ...

Vancouver International named  #1 Airport in North America

Vancouver International named #1 Airport in North America

RICHMOND, British Columbia, Canada - Vancouver International Airport (YVR) was named #1 Airport in North America for the fifth consecutive year by Skytrax World Airport Awards in Barcelona, Spain ...

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