Category: USA Travel News

USA travel & tourism news. What is important for American Tourism, Stakeholders and officials. Latest travel and tourism news from the United States of America. Local and national news moving the travel and tourism industry in the U.S. The U.S. is a country of 50 states covering a vast swath of North America, with Alaska in the northwest and Hawaii extending the nation’s presence into the Pacific Ocean. Major Atlantic Coast cities are New York, a global finance and culture center, and capital Washington, DC. Midwestern metropolis Chicago is known for influential architecture and on the west coast, Los Angeles' Hollywood is famed for filmmaking.

TAP Air Portugal returns to all North American gateways by October
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TAP Air Portugal returns to all North American gateways by October

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 12, 2020

TAP Air Portugal continues to resume its operations in October, with 666 flights planned on 82 routes, including returning service ... Read More

San Francisco tourism updating 2020-21 projections due to COVID-19 pandemic
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San Francisco tourism updating 2020-21 projections due to COVID-19 pandemic

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 12, 2020

The global COVID-19 pandemic has brought a decade of record growth in tourism in San Francisco to an abrupt halt. ... Read More

40% of excess unemployment is in leisure & hospitality sector
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40% of excess unemployment is in leisure & hospitality sector

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 12, 2020

Faced with a fresh round of bleak employment data, the American travel industry is renewing its pleas for leaders in ... Read More

Klook, a Service for Booking Leisure Options, Is Now Available on Travelpayouts
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Klook, a Service for Booking Leisure Options, Is Now Available on Travelpayouts

editor editor- August 11, 2020

As the travel market slowly recovers, some people in select markets are resuming normal life and starting to travel again. ... Read More

Holland America Line extends cruise operations pause through December 15
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Holland America Line extends cruise operations pause through December 15

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 11, 2020

With the continuation of travel and port restrictions due to global health concerns, Holland America Line is extending its pause ... Read More

America’s Best Cities for a Quickie: Surprising destinations for easy getaways
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America’s Best Cities for a Quickie: Surprising destinations for easy getaways

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 11, 2020

While jet-setting abroad may be off the table this summer, many Americans are turning to their own backyard for a ... Read More

Royal Caribbean’s enormous loss highlights cruise industry woes
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Royal Caribbean’s enormous loss highlights cruise industry woes

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 11, 2020

Royal Caribbean Group’s newly-released Q2 2020 results show the second quarter net loss of $1.6 billion comes on top of ... Read More

COVID-19: Honolulu may become another New York City warns mayor Caldwell
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COVID-19: Honolulu may become another New York City warns mayor Caldwell

editor editor- August 10, 2020

Honolulu Mayor Caldwell warns more people could be dying, and Honolulu could become like New York. Today Hawaii recorded 140 ... Read More

Marriott: Q2 2020 results dramatically impacted by COVID-19 pandemic
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Marriott: Q2 2020 results dramatically impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 10, 2020

Marriott International, Inc. today reported second quarter 2020 results, which were dramatically impacted by the COVID-19 global pandemic and efforts ... Read More

Will meetings return? Can hotels really open safely?… Or should we stay home?
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Will meetings return? Can hotels really open safely?… Or should we stay home?

mm Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- August 10, 2020

Tourism Encounters a New Paradigm Up to, and including the beginning of 2020, many professionals in the hotel, travel, and ... Read More

US Travel Association: Talks on COVID-19 relief must continue
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US Travel Association: Talks on COVID-19 relief must continue

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 9, 2020

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on reports ... Read More

Is the COVID-19 spike in Hawaii Classified by the US Military?
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Is the COVID-19 spike in Hawaii Classified by the US Military?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 8, 2020

Why is the US Department of Defense speechless about the catastrophic COVID-19 outbreak in Hawaii? Did the Aloha State never ... Read More

North American tourism industry: 52% drop in deal activity in Q2 2020
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North American tourism industry: 52% drop in deal activity in Q2 2020

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 7, 2020

North America’s tourism & leisure industry saw a drop of 52% in overall deal activity during Q2 2020, when compared ... Read More

Hawaii COVID 19 situation catastrophic: More restrictions announced
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Hawaii COVID 19 situation catastrophic: More restrictions announced

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 7, 2020

Coronavirus put the State of Hawaii is in a dire situation. Officials are in a desperate fight to stop the ... Read More

US Transportation Secretary announces $3.3 million in drone grants to universities
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US Transportation Secretary announces $3.3 million in drone grants to universities

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 6, 2020

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding $3.3 million in research, ... Read More

Nevada has a Road To Recovery from COVID-19
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Nevada has a Road To Recovery from COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 6, 2020

On Monday Nevada issued its road of recovery. The State of Nevada remains in the response stage to the COVID-19 ... Read More

Newark to Munich – now again on United Airlines
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Newark to Munich – now again on United Airlines

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 6, 2020

United Airlines promoted the resumption of its flights to Newark Airport with the Statue of Liberty, the iconic symbol of ... Read More

Americans are banking on vacations in early 2021
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Americans are banking on vacations in early 2021

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 6, 2020

The latest findings of the Travel Advisors COVID-19 Sentiment Barometer (Wave II) indicate that travelers are being cautious about their ... Read More

Alaska Airlines: No mask? No travel. No exceptions!
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Alaska Airlines: No mask? No travel. No exceptions!

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 5, 2020

As part of continuing efforts to keep guests and employees safe, Alaska Airlines announced today that all guests must wear ... Read More

CruiseTrends: A picture of consumer behavior for cruise ship travel
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CruiseTrends: A picture of consumer behavior for cruise ship travel

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 5, 2020

CruiseTrends report for the month of  August 2020. This report details a picture of consumer behavior for cruise ship travel ... Read More

CLIA announces third suspension of all US cruise operations
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CLIA announces third suspension of all US cruise operations

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 5, 2020

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced today that its ocean-going cruise line members have agreed to voluntarily suspend U.S. cruise ... Read More

Virgin Atlantic Seeks Bankruptcy Protection in US
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Virgin Atlantic Seeks Bankruptcy Protection in US

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 5, 2020

Virgin Atlantic Airway has filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection today in the Southern District of New York. Chapter 15 ... Read More

Hawaii vacation rentals average unit occupancy rate down 59.8% in June
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Hawaii vacation rentals average unit occupancy rate down 59.8% in June

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 4, 2020

In June 2020, the total monthly supply of statewide vacation rentals was 339,400 unit nights (-61.5%) and monthly demand was ... Read More

German Citizen from  Glendora, California abducted by Iran Ministry in Dubai
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German Citizen from Glendora, California abducted by Iran Ministry in Dubai

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 4, 2020

When flying on Emirates Airlines from Los Angeles to India, you need to change planes in Dubai, UAE. This may ... Read More

Booking Holdings job cuts show continued struggles of travel operators
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Booking Holdings job cuts show continued struggles of travel operators

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 4, 2020

Following the news that Booking Holdings is to cut up to 25% of its employees, around 4,000 in total due ... Read More

Your upcoming Hawaii vacation: Wait!
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Your upcoming Hawaii vacation: Wait!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 4, 2020

A surprise outbreak of COVID-19 on Oahu has prompted  Hawaii Governor David Ige to indicate at a news conference today, ... Read More

New Leader at Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board
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New Leader at Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 3, 2020

Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (Los Angeles Tourism), the official destination marketing organization for the City of Los Angeles, ... Read More

New President of American Association of Airport Executives named
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New President of American Association of Airport Executives named

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 3, 2020

Mineta San José International Airport’s Assistant Director of Aviation Judy Ross will serve as the President of the Southwest Chapter ... Read More

Travel Rage in a Time of a Pandemics
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Travel Rage in a Time of a Pandemics

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- August 3, 2020

During the last decade, tourism officials have noted the evolution of various types of anger among those in the general ... Read More

A cure for COVID-19? Why the death rates is low in Germany?
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A cure for COVID-19? Why the death rates is low in Germany?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 1, 2020

No American has to die on COVID-19, a US primary care doctor from Houston, Texas claims. Her treatment plan is ... Read More

Why Tourism is part of the COVID-19 Problem?
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Why Tourism is part of the COVID-19 Problem?

mm Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- August 1, 2020

COVID-19 appeared first on the Chinese radar screen at the end of December 2019 and became part of the global ... Read More

California Hilton and Marriott hotels use robots to cut staff-to-guest interaction
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California Hilton and Marriott hotels use robots to cut staff-to-guest interaction

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 1, 2020

Californian Marriott and Hilton hotels are introducing robots that deliver groceries, wine, towels and even pet treats to their guests. ... Read More

United Airlines to resume nearly 30 international routes in September
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United Airlines to resume nearly 30 international routes in September

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 31, 2020

United Airlines today announced it plans to resume service on nearly 30 international routes in September, including flights to Asia, ... Read More

Florida issues state of emergency for Atlantic coast counties
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Florida issues state of emergency for Atlantic coast counties

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 31, 2020

As Hurricane Isaias develops, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has issued a state of emergency for the Sunshine State's east cost ... Read More

Expedia Group’s uptick for Vrbo offers hope for recovery
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Expedia Group’s uptick for Vrbo offers hope for recovery

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 31, 2020

Following Expedia Group’s release of its Q2 2020 results, travel industry experts noted that since homesharing is the way forward for ... Read More

NYC Top of the Rock Observation Deck re-opens to public on August 6
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NYC Top of the Rock Observation Deck re-opens to public on August 6

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 31, 2020

Tishman Speyer today announced that Top of the Rock Observation Deck, the famed viewing platform that sits atop 30 Rockefeller ... Read More

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