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Russian tourist injured by speedboat in Phuket

PHUKET - A tourist swimming at Phuket's Kata beach today was struck by the propeller of a parasailing speedboat. One foot was badly cut, and a leg also hit.

Standard & Poor cuts US triple-A debt rating

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today that it lowered its long-term sovereign credit rating on the United States of America to 'AA+' from 'AAA'.

In a big victory for the industry Alaska Senate passes cruise...

The Alaska Senate voted to roll back much of the voter-adopted $46 cruise ship head tax Wednesday, handing the state's important tourism industry a big victory and millions of dollars in tax reduction

Global aviation industry to cut carbon emissions to half 2005 levels

LONDON, England - The global aviation industry has agreed to cut its net carbon emissions to half 2005 levels by 2050 under a plan to be set out on Tuesday by British Airways chief, Willie Walsh.

Oberstar: Airlines are robbing passengers, shouldn’t the government get a cut?

Should the government get a cut of the airlines' revenue? That's the latest question being explored in the U.S. House Transportation Committee.

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.

Cruise lines to cut Alaska passenger lists by 100,000

Several cruise lines plan to slash their Alaska itineraries in 2010 with the net result that communities from Anchorage to Fairbanks could see a 25 percent reduction in cruise ship visitors.

2,100 jobs to be cut by Delta through buyouts

CHICAGO, IL - Delta Air Lines said today that it would grant voluntary buyouts to the more than 2,100 employees requesting them, but the number of job cuts could grow as the company assesses future la

BA follows rival airlines in cutting fuel surcharge

British Airways today reduced its fuel surcharges, bringing relief to some passengers following similar moves by rivals and a prolonged dip in the global oil price.

Libyan airline cuts flights to Switzerland

Libya has stepped up its pressure on Switzerland by reducing the flights of its state airline, a spokesman for Geneva airport confirmed on Saturday.

Bangkok Airways to cut fuel surcharge

BANGKOK – Bangkok Airways (PG) will reduce 15% on its current fuel surcharge tariff on its international and domestic flights, effective from October 9.

United Air’s pilots want Chief Executive’s pay cut

United Airlines pilots, locked in a legal battle with the carrier, want the board of parent UAL Corp. to reduce Chief Executive Officer Glenn Tilton's pay.

Ottawa airport cuts airline fees to aid sector in ‘crisis’

OTTAWA - Terminal fees at Ottawa airport will be cut five per cent on July 1, saving airlines around $600,000, the Ottawa International Airport Authority's chief executive said Monday.

Kenya cuts prices to lure tourists

Beach and safari holidays in Kenya are being offered at prices reduced by up to 50 per cent in a bid to restore confidence in the east African country.