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Passenger rights group calls on Congress to act on GAO’s recommendations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Association for Airline Passenger Rights ("AAPR") today called on the U.S.

First International Congress on Ethics and Tourism lines up distinguished speakers

The United Nations High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, Jorge Sampaio; the Vice President of the European Commission, Antonio Tajani; and the Ministers of Tourism of Ecuador, Italy,

Airline safety bill getting closer to be passed by Congress

WASHINGTON, DC - Passage of the Aviation Safety Bill, that the families of the victims of the crash of Flight 3407 have been fighting for, could be getting closer.

Overton: Media must be held “accountable” for damaging Florida tourism

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association is urging Congress to hold the media "accountable" for what he alleges is inaccurate reporting on the Gulf oil spill that

US Congress designates US$500,000 for Northern Marianas Visitor Center

WASHINGTON, DC – US Congress has appropriated US$500,000 in a fiscal 2011 spending bill for the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument Visitor Center in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Is

Malaysia wins double header

LOS ANGELES, California - Malaysia’s latest international congress win is for the Federation of International Surveyors (FIG) General Assembly International Congress 2014.

Congress told United and Continental merger will be good for everybody

WASHINGTON — The CEOs of United and Continental airlines are telling Congress their merger will be good for consumers, airline employees and the small communities that rely on them for service.

Africa Travel Association Congress in Gambia ends with pledge to build...

BANJUL, Gambia - The Africa Travel Association's 35th Annual Congress ended today with a commitment among Africa's tourism stakeholders to boost efforts to develop new public-private partnerships devo

FlyersRights.org to Congress: just say no to carry-on and lavatory fees

"The commercial airlines have reached a new low by attempting to charge passengers for the right to place their luggage in the overhead bins," said Flyers Rights president and founder, Kate Hanni.

Message from the Sofia congress chairman

Richard Lohento, chairman of the upcoming

International hospitality and tourism congress to meet in Rhode Island

Rhode Island will become the hub of international hotel and tourism education when Johnson & Wales University hosts the 49th EUHOFA International Congress beginning Sunday, November 7 through Friday,

Congress may challenge USAID project

The USAID-funded ASEAN Competitive Enhancement project, by promoting Myanmar, breaches the rules on how it is allowed to disburse funds and must be changed if Congress intervenes.

Bill to improve safety puts airline industry and Congress at odds

The airline industry and Congressional leaders are at odds over funding for plans to speed modernization of the U.S. air traffic control system and improve aviation safety.

President of Skal Toronto inspired with the new year

Frank Vismeg, president of Skål International, Toronto North for 2010, returned recently with fresh inspiration from the 70th Skål International World Congress, held in Budapest, Hungary.

Resort ‘discrimination’ addressed by Congress

When it comes to luring convention- and conference-goers this winter, sun-drenched resort towns may be too much fun for their own good.

Ros-Lehtinen: “Tourism is to Cuba what energy investments and refined petroleum...

Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen rushed to the defense of the U.S. ban on travel to Cuba while others were blasting it at a Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Thursday.

Bills to open US-Cuba travel increasingly drawing support

WASHINGTON - A powerful campaign to allow all Americans to travel to Cuba is rumbling through Congress, with both backers and opponents predicting eventual victory and a Cuban-American Senator holding

ATA’s 35th Annual Congress will be hosted by Gambia

Banjul — Gambia will host the 35th Annual Congress of the Africa Travel Association (ATA) in May 2010.

Travel Promotion Act passed by Congress

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Senate passed the Travel Promotion Act (S. 1023) on Wednesday, sending this hard-fought bill to the House of Representatives for action.

Is Travel Promotion Act a bailout for tourism industry?

Now that Disney has bought Marvel comics, it is reaching out for another partner: the federal government.

Medical tourism and global healthcare conference coming to LA

LOS ANGELES - The 2nd Annual World Medical Tourism & Global Health Congress, the largest medical tourism congress in the world, announces speakers, sponsors and record increase in attendance this comi

Airline safety is on US lawmakers agenda

WASHINGTON — Congress is taking steps to toughen regulations on pilot training, qualifications and hours in response to accidents involving regional airlines, including a February crash in upstate N

Tearing down travel segments to form a united industry

Business Travel Coalition (BTC) today, in the aftermath of National Transportation Safety Board hearings examining the Colgan Air crash, transmitted a letter to congress signed by sixty-five corporate

Brussels Meetings Week, take 4!

Buoyed by the success of the first three editions, BI-TC (Brussels International – Tourism & Congress) launched the 4th Brussels Meetings

Explore “Egypt Beyond the Monuments” at the 34th annual Africa Travel...

Delegates to the 34th Annual Africa Travel Association (ATA) Congress in Cairo May 17-21, 2009 will have an exciting opportunity to explore “Egypt Beyond the Monuments” on pre- or post-conference

R.O.A.R.: Lay blame where blame is due, but it’s not the...

For the past 6 months, most of us in the hotel industry have sat by watching the effect of Wall Street’s excesses, or the “AIG effect” impact the meetings industry.

Two leading associations on the international congress scene recently celebrated anniversaries...

VIENNA - The International Pharmaceutical Congress Advisory Association and the Associations Conference Forum are two of the most important organizations in the international congress business.

Africa Travel Association launches online registration for 34th Annual Congress in...

NEW YORK, NY - The Africa Travel Association (ATA) announced today that it has launched online registration for its 34th Annual Congress, to take place at the Cairo International Conference Center fro