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Travel law: Lyft driver class action settlement rejected by court

Travel law: Lyft driver class action settlement rejected by court

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

In this week’s article we examine the decision of U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria in Cotter v. Lyft, Inc., Case No. 13-CV-04065-VC (N.D. Cal.

Avolon delivers its first Airbus A320neo aircraft

Avolon delivers its first Airbus A320neo aircraft

DUBLIN, Ireland - Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, announces the delivery of its first Airbus A320neo aircraft.

Etihad Airways: A380 service to Mumbai a sign of India's importance to growth strategy

Etihad Airways: A380 service to Mumbai a sign of India's importance to growth strategy

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - India continues to be a crucial part of Etihad Airways’ growth strategy contributing significantly to the airline’s global operations, to job creation and to ...

IATA: Another difficult year for air freight

IATA: Another difficult year for air freight

GENEVA, Switzerland - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released demand growth data for global air freight markets for March 2016 showing a 2.0% drop in volumes measured in ...

Saudi Foreign Minister: We don't use economic policy for political purposes

Saudi Foreign Minister: We don't use economic policy for political purposes

WASHINGTON, DC - Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir rejected the charge that Saudi Arabia had "threatened" to withdraw investments from the US if Congress passed the Justice Against ...

Why Seychelles are the most beautiful islands on Earth

Why Seychelles are the most beautiful islands on Earth

Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture

There aren’t many places on Earth where hawksbill turtles feel so unthreatened that they come ashore in broad daylight to lay their eggs. The Seychelles is one place where they do.

Safety standards in aviation and civilian drones: Where are the human factors?

Safety standards in aviation and civilian drones: Where are the human factors?

Sebina Muwanga, special to eTN

Human factors knowledge is about the relationship and interaction between humans, machines, procedures, and the environment.

What is trending with consumers for ocean and river cruises?

What is trending with consumers for ocean and river cruises?

DETROIT, MI – CruiseCompete has released its CruiseTrends report for the month of May 2016.

Aeromexico-Delta Air Lines alliance approved by Mexico's competition commission

Aeromexico-Delta Air Lines alliance approved by Mexico's competition commission

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Mexico's federal competition commission approved Aeromexico's $1.5 billion joint venture with Delta Air Lines with certain conditions, Aeromexico said in a filing.

Australia welcomes Qatar Airways' first touchdown in Adelaide

First Airbus A350-900 to land in Australia Australia welcomes Qatar Airways' first touchdown in Adelaide

Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight to South Australia is scheduled to land at Adelaide Airport this afternoon. This will also be the first time an Airbus A350-900 has ever landed in Australia.

Etihad Airways launches first Airbus A380 service to India with Mumbai flights

Etihad Airways launches first Airbus A380 service to India with Mumbai flights

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has introduced Mumbai to its Airbus A380 network with the launch of daily scheduled flights ...

Tourism, immigration and refugees

Tourism, immigration and refugees

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow, Tourism Tidbits

Around the world, immigration and refugees are a hot topic. Europe is locked in a debate as to how to handle the millions of people who seek to migrate there.

Philippine Airlines finalizes order for six Airbus A350 XWBs

Philippine Airlines finalizes order for six Airbus A350 XWBs

MANILA, Philippines - Philippine Airlines (PAL) has finalized a purchase agreement with Airbus covering the firm order of six A350-900s, plus six options.

Carlson Hotels sold to China's HNA Tourism Group

Carlson Hotels sold to China's HNA Tourism Group

BEIJING, China - HNA Tourism Group Co, Ltd, a division of HNA Group Co, Ltd, a Fortune Global 500 company with operations across aviation, tourism, hospitality, finance, and online services among ...

UNWTO Silk Road Task Force commits to work on joint marketing, development and visa facilitation

UNWTO Silk Road Task Force commits to work on joint marketing, development and visa facilitation

URMIA, Iran - The 6th UNWTO Silk Road Task Force Meeting held in Urmia, Islamic Republic of Iran on 22-25 April 2016, agreed to advance joint marketing, training, infrastructure development and ...

Boeing delivers record number of planes to Turkish Airlines

Boeing delivers record number of planes to Turkish Airlines

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Boeing is set to deliver a record number of airplanes this year to Turkey’s flag-carrier, Turkish Airlines.

Chinese airline orders 20 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft

Chinese airline orders 20 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft

TOULOUSE, France - China Eastern Airlines has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus for 20 A350-900 aircraft, making the airline the latest customer for the aircraft.

Etihad Airways' holiday division partners with AccorHotels

Etihad Airways' holiday division partners with AccorHotels

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Etihad Holidays, the leisure holiday division of Etihad Airways, has announced a new partnership with world leading hotel operator, AccorHotels, to provide an ...

Etihad Airways unveils Global Fashion Week sponsorship

Etihad Airways unveils Global Fashion Week sponsorship

NEW YORK, NY and ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, today announced a comprehensive new global agreement with WME | IMG to become a major long-term ...

India tourists: 30-day single-entry visa to Dubai at special rate

India tourists: 30-day single-entry visa to Dubai at special rate

The Dubai Visa Processing Centre (DVPC) has launched a new offer this summer for a 30-day single-entry visa to Dubai.

Carnival Cruise Line takes delivery of new Carnival Vista

Carnival Cruise Line takes delivery of new Carnival Vista

MIAMI, FL - At a traditional maritime handover ceremony held earlier today at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, Carnival Cruise Line took delivery of its newest, largest and most innovative ship, ...

Travel Law: Uber price fixing class action

Travel Law: Uber price fixing class action

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

In this week’s article we examine the decision of US District Court Judge Jed Rakoff in Meyer v. Kalanick, 15 Civ.

French travel agencies pledge to market destination Zambia in France

French travel agencies pledge to market destination Zambia in France

Zambia Tourism Board

PARIS, France - French travel agencies have pledged their support in marketing Zambia as a prime tourist destination to the market in France.

Emirates Chairman and Chief Executive discusses cooperation with Seychelles Tourism Minister

Emirates Chairman and Chief Executive discusses cooperation with Seychelles Tourism Minister

Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture

HH Sheik Ahmed bin Saeed Almakhtoum of Emirates welcomed Seychelles Tourism Minister St.Ange and his delegation to the Emirates Stand at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2016.

Etihad Airways deploys Boeing 777-200LR on Abu Dhabi-San Francisco route

Etihad Airways further enhances US operations Etihad Airways deploys Boeing 777-200LR on Abu Dhabi-San Francisco route

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, announced today the deployment of Etihad Airways’ Boeing 777-200LR equipment on its daily ...

Qatar Airways celebrates start of Atlanta service with special A380 flight

Qatar Airways celebrates start of Atlanta service with special A380 flight

ATLANTA, GA – Qatar Airways will mark a new chapter in its history of operations to the United States by flying the superjumbo Airbus A380 on the maiden Doha – Atlanta flight on June 1 only, ...

South African Airways celebrates Freedom Day with sale fares to destinations throughout South Africa

5-Day Sale for Summer Travel South African Airways celebrates Freedom Day with sale fares to destinations throughout South Africa

South African Airways

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - South African Airways (SAA), Africa’s most awarded airline, is celebrating South Africa’s Freedom Day with a 5-day sale offering special fares from New York-JFK and ...

Airbnb: Revenues soar to $6 billion globally

Airbnb: Revenues soar to $6 billion globally

New data from Juniper Research has found that shared space providers, including Airbnb and WeWork, are set to see platform revenues surpass those taken by ride-sharing providers Uber and Lyft by ...

Awarded: ETIS Social and Impact Achiever

Awarded: ETIS Social and Impact Achiever

Apolónia Rodrigues, eTN Ambassador

The awards ceremony for European Tourism Indicators System (ETIS) prizes took place in Brussels, last Friday, April 22.

Lufthansa airline strengthens ties with India

Lufthansa airline strengthens ties with India

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - Lufthansa (LH), the world airline of Germany, further boosted its long-term ties with India, with the success of the Startup Expo on April 23, in collaboration with The Indus ...

Seychelles tourism committed to Middle East and GCC travel market

Seychelles tourism committed to Middle East and GCC travel market

Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture

The Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism said that he was thankful to see a dedicated group of the islands’ tourism professionals at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai and said that he ...

Southwest Effect makes its way into international markets

Southwest Effect makes its way into international markets

DALLAS, TX - FareCompare released today its first findings of a comprehensive analysis of the Southwest Effect in new international routes, discovering significant savings for US consumers.

Fed up with Airbus A320 problems, Qatar Airways turns to Boeing

Fed up with Airbus A320 problems, Qatar Airways turns to Boeing

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Qatar flag carrier is talking with Boeing to secure substitute aircraft after further problems were discovered with the Airbus A320neo, Qatar Airways' chief executive ...

Marriott and Ritz Carlton take care of their elite members with new benefits

Marriott and Ritz Carlton take care of their elite members with new benefits

Marriott Rewards, loyalty program of Marriott International, today announced three new benefits that make it easy for members to explore the things they love and experience travel to the ...

Airports Council International (ACI) announces the key findings

Airports Council International (ACI) announces the key findings

Airports Council International (ACI) announced the key findings of a new white paper analyzing the influence of customer service quality on airports' non-aeronautical revenue.

World leaders urge real action on combating climate change

World leaders urge real action on combating climate change

Outlining early actions and evolving plans to achieve the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, world leaders called for tangible climate action, the eradication of poverty, and ...

Turkish Airlines continues to expand in Saudi Arabia

Turkish Airlines continues to expand in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Turkish Airlines, the national carrier and the best airline of Europe for the fifth consecutive years, continues to expand in Saudi Arabia as well by adding new routes, as ...

Carnival Corporation to sail to Cuba with all travelers, including Cuban-born passengers

Carnival Corporation to sail to Cuba with all travelers, including Cuban-born passengers

MIAMI, FL - Carnival Corporation & plc announced it will sail as planned from the US to Cuba with all travelers, including Cuba-born passengers, for the company's week-long voyages to ...

Los Angeles intensifies efforts to boost India tourist arrivals

Los Angeles intensifies efforts to boost India tourist arrivals

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - Los Angeles, that exotic and popular destination in the United States, is intensifying its efforts to boost arrivals from India, which stood at about 99,000 in 2015, making it the ...

Avolon delivers one Boeing 737-800 to Thai Lion Air

Avolon delivers one Boeing 737-800 to Thai Lion Air

DUBLIN, Ireland - Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, announces the delivery of one Boeing 737-800 aircraft to Thai Lion Air.

Earth Day 2016: Thoughts from the ICTP President Geoffrey Lipman

Earth Day 2016: Thoughts from the ICTP President Geoffrey Lipman

Professor Geoffrey Lipman, President, International Coalition of Tourism Partners

HAWAII, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles; BALI, Indonesia – The first Earth Day back in 1970 had a famous slogan, “We have caught sight of the Enemy and he is Us.” Four decades ...

Etihad Airways chief: Partnership approach offers new model for airline competition

Etihad Airways chief: Partnership approach offers new model for airline competition

NEW YORK, NY - The partnership approach adopted by Etihad Airways offers a new model for airline competition, said President and CEO James Hogan today, speaking at the Wings Club in New York.

United Airlines supports relief efforts in Japan, Ecuador and Houston

United Airlines supports relief efforts in Japan, Ecuador and Houston

CHICAGO, IL – United Airlines is teaming up with leading disaster relief organizations to provide aid to those impacted by the recent earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador, and the flooding in ...

China overtakes United States as global leader in business travel spend

China overtakes United States as global leader in business travel spend

ALEXANDRIA, VA - China’s business travel market has overtaken the United States as the number one business travel market in the world.

Gogo's 2Ku technology takes flight on Aeromexico

Gogo's 2Ku technology takes flight on Aeromexico

CHICAGO, IL - Gogo announced today that its global connectivity technology – 2Ku – is now live on Aeromexico.

Top airports for flight self connections named

Top airports for flight self connections named

EDINBURGH, Scotland - Insight released today by global travel search engine Skyscanner reveals the top airports that travellers are choosing to self-connect through, with Dublin, Los Angeles’ ...

Horseback riding in Uruguay – tourist has crushing experience

Travel Law Horseback riding in Uruguay – tourist has crushing experience

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

In this week’s article we examine the liability of a US based tour operator for the wrongful death of a tourist during a horseback riding tour of a vineyard and ranch in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Vietnam looks to promote travel from India

Vietnam looks to promote travel from India

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - Vietnam, one of the few unspoiled, up and coming countries in the world, is keen to promote travel from India, with which it has had long cultural ties.

Air Canada rouge gears up for Winter 2016-2017 with new nonstop flights

Air Canada rouge gears up for Winter 2016-2017 with new nonstop flights

MONTREAL, Canada - Air Canada announced today it will launch four new seasonal Air Canada rouge services between Montreal-Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Montreal-San José, Costa Rica; Toronto Palm ...

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