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Reforms needed at US airliners: Air travel delays

Reforms needed at US airliners: Air travel delays

Most major US airports experience flight disruptions on a daily basis, with Chicago O'Hare International Airport leading the pack. ... Read More

Do I need a VPN on my phone when traveling abroad?

Do I need a VPN on my phone when traveling abroad?

The internet has quickly become an essential component of human civilization, and it is more of a necessity now. ... Read More

South East Asia Hotel Investors’ Summit will tackle emerging challenges to regional hotel markets

South East Asia Hotel Investors’ Summit will tackle emerging challenges to regional hotel markets

The South East Asia Hotel Investors’ Summit returns for its third edition in May and will again feature top ... Read More

US travelers warned about mandatory Real-ID requirement changes

US travelers warned about mandatory Real-ID requirement changes

US states are rushing to become Real-ID compliant in response to federal legislation, which set new, more stringent minimum ... Read More

Washington’s new short-term rental law to ‘even playing field for local hotels’

Washington’s new short-term rental law to ‘even playing field for local hotels’

Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed Substitute House Bill 1798, concerning short-term rentals, into law. This bill was a top ... Read More

EscapeMaker to host all women-led first-ever Virtual Agritourism Conference

EscapeMaker to host all women-led first-ever Virtual Agritourism Conference

Fourteen women industry experts join forces to create an evergreen educational resource for innkeepers, farmers, winemakers, craft beverage producers ... Read More

Travel to Brunei is safe: No stoning to death for gay visitors may not apply to lesbians

Travel to Brunei is safe: No stoning to death for gay visitors may not apply to lesbians

The Trump Administration refused to issue a travel advisory against Brunei, even though the country is in violation of ... Read More

Italian Tourist Tax receipts in Italy: A record for 2019

Italian Tourist Tax receipts in Italy: A record for 2019

The Italy City Tourist Tax for the year 2019 is foreseen to reach a new record of 600 million ... Read More

Safertourism.com: Tourism Security will be an issue in 2020

Safertourism.com: Tourism Security will be an issue in 2020

The 26th Las Vegas International Tourism Safety and Security Conference in 27 years was concluded last week. Next year ... Read More

Two federal wrongful death lawsuits filed against Boeing

Two federal wrongful death lawsuits filed against Boeing

Two federal wrongful death lawsuits were filed on May 2 in Chicago, IL by the law firm Kreindler & ... Read More

The Modern Honolulu hotel slapped with federal charges for worker lay off

The Modern Honolulu hotel slapped with federal charges for worker lay off

The Modern Honolulu recently notified 78 workers—nearly 30% of the workers at the hotel—that they will be laid off ... Read More

SaferTourism.com: How dangerous is travel according to Dr. Peter Tarlow

SaferTourism.com: How dangerous is travel according to Dr. Peter Tarlow

The recently concluded 26th International Tourism Security Conference in Las Vegas celebrated over a quarter Century of Tourism Safety ... Read More

Tourism and Spying for the U.S. Government: A Recruiter Explains

Tourism and Spying for the U.S. Government: A Recruiter Explains

Travel, Tourism and spying has been in the spotlight a number of times. "Convincing a Russian to work as ... Read More

Boeing names J. Michael Luttig Counselor and Senior Advisor, Brett Gerry General Counsel

Boeing names J. Michael Luttig Counselor and Senior Advisor, Brett Gerry General Counsel

Boeing today named J. Michael Luttig to the newly-created position of counselor and senior advisor to Boeing Chairman, President ... Read More

Hawaii legislator’s push for Airbnb taxation bill a success

Hawaii legislator’s push for Airbnb taxation bill a success

Hawaii Senate Bill 1292 just squeaked by passing which will allow the Aloha State to collect transient accommodation and ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism: Demonstrating resilience after terror attacks

Sri Lanka Tourism: Demonstrating resilience after terror attacks

One week on from the deadliest terror attacks perpetrated in the country since the end of the civil war, ... Read More

Sri Lanka bans all face coverings after Islamic terrorists kill 253 people in Easter attacks

Sri Lanka bans all face coverings after Islamic terrorists kill 253 people in Easter attacks

Under a state of emergency after a spate of suicide bombings last week, Sri Lanka has imposed a ban ... Read More

Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Real Estate Forum returns to Greece

Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Real Estate Forum returns to Greece

Now in its fifth year, the Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Real Estate Forum (MR&H) will return to Greece for ... Read More

Russia to use Fan-IDs (again) as visas for 2020 UEFA Euro Cup visitors

Russia to use Fan-IDs (again) as visas for 2020 UEFA Euro Cup visitors

Upper house of the Russian parliament, the Federation Council, have passed on Monday a bill allowing foreign tourists with ... Read More

New US Cuban sanctions target tourism, remittances and banking

New US Cuban sanctions target tourism, remittances and banking

The US is targeting Cuba with additional sanctions, including restricting travel to the island nation, limiting remittances, and sanctioning ... Read More

US airlines wrongfully reject over 25% of their passengers’ compensation claims

US airlines wrongfully reject over 25% of their passengers’ compensation claims

Consumer rights advocacy group released the results of a new study showing that United States airlines wrongfully reject more ... Read More

Gavel slams: Airbnb not eligible for privileged tax treatment

Gavel slams: Airbnb not eligible for privileged tax treatment

A report released on behalf of the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) calls on state and local government leaders ... Read More

UK Foreign Office urged to update UAE travel warnings

UK Foreign Office urged to update UAE travel warnings

British legal group Detained in Dubai has urged the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to update its UAE ... Read More

The best way to stop laser strikes on aircraft

The best way to stop laser strikes on aircraft

Pointing a laser at an aircraft can temporarily blind a pilot, and it is a federal crime carrying fines ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority appoints new Director of Communications and Public Relations

Hawaii Tourism Authority appoints new Director of Communications and Public Relations

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced today that Marisa Yamane, a longtime award-winning journalist, has been appointed as director ... Read More

Benchmark appoints new Regional Director of Revenue Management

Benchmark appoints new Regional Director of Revenue Management

Benchmark has appointed Michael Botha regional director of revenue management. Eric Gavin, Benchmark’s chief sales officer, made the announcement. ... Read More

WikiLeaks founder Assange arrested in London after Ecuador axes asylum deal

WikiLeaks founder Assange arrested in London after Ecuador axes asylum deal

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been dragged out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he has spent the ... Read More

Keeping Alitalia airline afloat: 900 million euro bridge loan conversion

Keeping Alitalia airline afloat: 900 million euro bridge loan conversion

Italy’s last council of ministers have approved a new decree law with 11 new rules presented by the Minister ... Read More

From fines to execution: Phuket tourists warned to think twice about ‘runway selfies’

From fines to execution: Phuket tourists warned to think twice about ‘runway selfies’

Visitors to Thailand who are looking to tick so-called ‘runway selfies’ off their bucket list may soon kick the ... Read More

What smart travelers know

What smart travelers know

A record-breaking number of Americans are traveling, but most are unprepared for the journey - more than 90% of ... Read More

Cable Car to be introduced on Mount Kilimanjaro, amid protest

Cable Car to be introduced on Mount Kilimanjaro, amid protest

A cable car is to be rolled out on Mount Kilimanjaro by a foreign company to improve access and ... Read More

American Tourist Kidnapped in Uganda: African Tourism Board in action with expert Dr. Peter Tarlow

American Tourist Kidnapped in Uganda: African Tourism Board in action with expert Dr. Peter Tarlow

Not only leopards were roaming Queen Elizabeth National Park today, but criminals who kidnapped an elderly American tourist in ... Read More

Pope Francis appoints Tanzanian prelate to represent the Vatican in New Zealand

Pope Francis appoints Tanzanian prelate to represent the Vatican in New Zealand

Pope Francis has appointed the Tanzanian born prelate, Archbishop Novatus Rugambwa, as Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand and Apostolic ... Read More

Hotel owners warned: Groundbreaking sex trafficking lawsuits hold owners liable

Hotel owners warned: Groundbreaking sex trafficking lawsuits hold owners liable

  Two women recently filed lawsuits against several owners and operators of hotels in Philadelphia, alleging that the hotels ... Read More

U.S. State Department tells tourists Brunei is safe, except for death by stoning

U.S. State Department tells tourists Brunei is safe, except for death by stoning

The U.S. State Department is telling American travelers, Brunei is one of the safest countries in the world to ... Read More

Death for gay guests at Beverly Hills Hotel or Hotel Bel‑Air? Dorchester Collection issues a statement

Death for gay guests at Beverly Hills Hotel or Hotel Bel‑Air? Dorchester Collection issues a statement

The Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel-Air are part of the Dorchester Collection group and upscale 5-star accommodation in Beverly ... Read More