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Giving hotel workers security: New Jersey governor signs ‘panic button’ bill
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Giving hotel workers security: New Jersey governor signs ‘panic button’ bill

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019

New Jersey Democratic Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill, the nation’s first, requiring most hotels to provide their employees with ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister Bartlett new cooperation with President Clinton on Tourism Resilience
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Jamaica Tourism Minister Bartlett new cooperation with President Clinton on Tourism Resilience

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 4, 2019

Alongside President and Secretary Clinton, Jamaica's Minister for Tourism, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett spoke today the ongoing 4th meeting of ... Read More

MGM won’t buy Wynn Encore Harbor Casino in Boston: 35 Million in fines
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MGM won’t buy Wynn Encore Harbor Casino in Boston: 35 Million in fines

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 23, 2019

After talks of MGM buying Wynn Resort's Encore Boston fell apart Tuesday night, lawmakers are hoping both casinos will now ... Read More

Airport in Maui opens mega car rental facility
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Airport in Maui opens mega car rental facility

editor editor- May 17, 2019

A new $340 million multilevel Consolidated Rent-A-Car (CONRAC) in the Kahului Airport on Maui in Hawaii houses all major rental ... Read More

Hawaii legislator’s push for Airbnb taxation bill a success
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Hawaii legislator’s push for Airbnb taxation bill a success

editor editor- May 1, 2019

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

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

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 23, 2019

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

Xtra Aerospace in Florida also responsible for Boeing 737 Max crash?
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Xtra Aerospace in Florida also responsible for Boeing 737 Max crash?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 3, 2019

Our purpose is to ensure each flight is safe and cost-effective every day. This is the message on the Xtra ... Read More

U.S. Travel Targets ad campaigns at top policymakers
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U.S. Travel Targets ad campaigns at top policymakers

editor editor- March 28, 2019

The U.S. Travel Association continues to put a huge premium on creative engagement with political leaders to ensure key industry ... Read More

Airbnb slammed for anti-Semitism in Florida ad campaign
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Airbnb slammed for anti-Semitism in Florida ad campaign

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 5, 2019

The Committee for Israel, a national pro-Israel organization, launched an ad campaign today condemning Airbnb for its recent anti-Semitic decision ... Read More

U.S. Travel welcomes bills to address billions needed to maintain National Parks
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U.S. Travel welcomes bills to address billions needed to maintain National Parks

editor editor- February 15, 2019

A U.S. Senate bill to provide funding for National Park repairs is currently under committee review. A similar bill is ... Read More

Travel losses exceed $800 million due to US government shutdown
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Travel losses exceed $800 million due to US government shutdown

editor editor- February 15, 2019

The previous US government shutdown 35-day stalemate sidelined hundreds of thousands of federal workers without pay, created disarray in national ... Read More

U.S. Travel applauds Bill to end 9/11 fee diversion
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U.S. Travel applauds Bill to end 9/11 fee diversion

editor editor- February 14, 2019

"The U.S. travel community strongly supports Chairman Thompson and Chairman DeFazio's measure to end the practice of using the '9/11' ... Read More

‘National treason’: Nationalists protesting renaming of Macedonia
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‘National treason’: Nationalists protesting renaming of Macedonia

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 9, 2019

Macedonian lawmakers are entering the last phase of debate on constitutional changes to rename the country North Macedonia. The move ... Read More

American Beverage Institute: Come to Utah for vacation, leave on probation
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American Beverage Institute: Come to Utah for vacation, leave on probation

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 30, 2018

The American Beverage Institute, a national restaurant group feels the tourism industry is getting hurt in not allowing visitors to ... Read More

Marriott manager takes on Hawaii Tourism: What is his vision?
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Marriott manager takes on Hawaii Tourism: What is his vision?

editor editor- December 28, 2018

The new President and CEO of the HTA, Chris Tatum, has his roots in Hawaii’s tourism. Read More

Say no to ‘mankind’: Political correctness continues to run amok in EU Parliament
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Say no to ‘mankind’: Political correctness continues to run amok in EU Parliament

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 27, 2018

European Parliament, faced with a fracturing union plagued by internal squabbles, has taken decisive action to solve the bloc’s numerous ... Read More

Avoiding dangerous vacations 2018
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Avoiding dangerous vacations 2018

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- September 19, 2018

This is the sixth year that we have posted dangerous vacations destination information collected from news articles and reported law ... Read More

National Safety Council: American children dying while parents get away with it
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National Safety Council: American children dying while parents get away with it

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 6, 2018

These parents are not terrorists, nor are they criminals, but they get away with killing their children. In the United ... Read More

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Flight attendant union urges Congress to pass FAA reauthorization bill

editor editor- July 22, 2011

WASHINGTON - The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today urged Capitol Hill lawmakers to act on a long overdue Federal ... Read More

Lawmakers: Ban laptops in airliner cockpits
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Lawmakers: Ban laptops in airliner cockpits

editor editor- November 4, 2009

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are moving to ban the use of computer laptops and other personal electronic devices in airline cockpits ... Read More

US must woo world tourists: lawmakers
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US must woo world tourists: lawmakers

editor editor- May 14, 2009

WASHINGTON — The United States needs to wage a charm offensive to woo overseas tourists seduced by rivals like France ... Read More

Hawaii State Senator Fred Hemmings: “My response is it’s absolute lunacy”
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Hawaii State Senator Fred Hemmings: “My response is it’s absolute lunacy”

editor editor- April 24, 2009

The House and Senate passed the law that raises the accommodations tax on tourists. On average it would mean visitors ... Read More

FAA technical employees troubled by FAA attempts to eliminate certification
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FAA technical employees troubled by FAA attempts to eliminate certification

editor editor- March 18, 2009

The Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), the union that represents over 11,000 employees at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ... Read More

Texas lawmakers push for Continental antitrust deal
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Texas lawmakers push for Continental antitrust deal

editor editor- January 28, 2009

Lawmakers from Texas are asking incoming Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood for speedy action on a pending antitrust application from Houston-based ... Read More

Lawmakers look at limiting recreational liability
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Lawmakers look at limiting recreational liability

editor editor- January 15, 2009

Montana's recreation businesses said Tuesday they need better protection from lawsuits because of high insurance costs. Read More

Dominican lawmakers reject proposed tourism entity’s sweeping powers
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Dominican lawmakers reject proposed tourism entity’s sweeping powers

editor editor- April 4, 2008

SANTO DOMINGO - The bill which creates the National Tourism Development Institute (Indetur) has met resistance in the Chamber of ... Read More

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