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Spirit Airlines leaps into airfare war

Spirit Airlines jumped into South Florida's airline brawl Wednesday afternoon with a $9 each-way fare sale on its nonstop flights between Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles.

Airbus gets a boost from budget, Asian airlines

LE BOURGET, France — Asian and low-cost airlines defied worries about the global recession and placed dozens of orders with Airbus at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday, in sharp contrast to rival Boeing

New low-cost airline targets smaller markets

A new low-cost airline will begin serving mid-sized U.S. cities that it thinks larger carriers have left behind.

Hawaii Tourism Authority facing budget cut

The Hawaii Tourism Authority is looking at a potential 5 percent cut in their marketing budget, as it deals with Hawaii’s wilting tourism.

Pennsylvania budget proposes staggering 73 percent cut to tourism funding

As the busy summer travel season begins, Pennsylvania's leading tourism official today said the Senate Republican budget proposal to cut tourism funding by a staggering 73 percent would cripple one of

Airline of the week – Air Tahiti Nui

This week we're giving a shout out to Air Tahiti Nui for providing an outstanding flying experience in the BACK of the plane.

Discount airline touches down in Dubai – ‘new era’ in Middle...

Low-fare air just landed smack-dab in the middle of the Middle East - specifically in skies-the-limit Dubai.

Arabia poised to welcome budget hotels

Arabia continues to remain a favorite among investors and operators in the tourism and hospitality sector, in particular those in the budget segment, according to Jonathan Worsley, co-organizer of the

What crisis? Tourists still heading for the red centre

The Australian tourism industry is facing an uncertain year with predictions the global economic crisis will see the number of overseas visitors to Australia drop by about 250,000.

Budget airlines thrive in Central Europe

They're no Steve Eisman – the American hedge fund manager who made a fortune essentially by betting on mortgage-backed securities to drop in value – but budget airlines might just end up joining h

Governor restores $10m in tourism-advertising money

After an intense lobbying campaign from the tourism industry, Florida Gov.

Booking a cruise? Do some math first.

The cruise industry bills cruising as a great value. For one upfront price, your accommodations, meals and trip are paid for.

Welcome centers, Florida tourism ads may be axed

Florida may shut down its welcome centers that serve free orange juice and could also sharply curtail television ads that beckon snow-weary Northerners to the Sunshine State.

San Francisco OKs $27M tourism district

San Francisco’s Tourism Improvement District is official, having received unanimous approval from the city Board of Supervisors.

Senate leaders call on Hawaii Tourism Authority to restore cuts

The leaders of the state Senate Tourism Committee called on the Hawaii Tourism Authority to reverse its decision to slash funding for several visitor programs.

Airline spreading wings

MANAMA: India's low-cost domestic airline IndiGo yesterday announced Bahrain's World Travel Service (WTS) as its general sales agent in the country.

AirAsia is best Asian low-cost airline

AirAsia has bagged the Best Asian Low-Cost Carrier award from Asia Pacific’s travel news publisher, TTG, for the second time.

Ryanair boss sets sights on no-frills transatlantic flights with new airline

Passengers could be taking budget flights between the US and Europe on a Ryanair-backed airline in less than three years, the low-cost carrier's chief executive claimed yesterday.

Anger at pre-2012 tourism budget

The British government has been criticised for slashing investment in promoting Britain abroad in the run-up to the 2012 London Olympics.

Should JetBlue Sell Itself?

Which will be the better business decision for JetBlue Airways: selling pillows and blankets for $7, or selling itself to a competitor like Southwest Airlines?

Budget airline AirAsia can stay profitable even if oil hits $200...

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: AirAsia, the region's biggest budget airline, can remain profitable even if world oil prices hit US$200 a barrel, Chief Executive Tony Fernandes said Monday, allaying concerns that it may be hit by rising fuel costs.

Avis and Budget’s where2(R) GPS systems exceed two million transactions

Avis Budget Group, parent company of Avis Rent A Car and Budget Rent A Car, today announced that its Global Position System (GPS) navigation system, where2(R), recently surpassed two million transactions from Avis and Budget customers since its launch in 2006. This represents more than six million rental days of use.

On the road in the big RV

For most first-time RV renters, the conversation often goes like this: ``I can't afford to rent an RV.'' ``They're too large to maneuver.'' Or maybe even, ''I don't want to end up like Robin Williams,'' who not only couldn't figure out how to drive one in the movie RV, but also had a run-in with the septic tank.

Sri Lanka’s budget airline grounded by… lack of planes

COLOMBO — Sri Lanka's state-run budget carrier has suspended operations indefinitely because of a lack of planes, an aviation official said Sunday. The budget airline, Mihin Lanka, has been dogged with financial trouble since it began commercial operations last April.
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