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New York bans rental of apartments to tourists

To the dismay of everyone in the travel industry other than hotel executives, Gov.

Flight experience requirement for US pilots may increase from 250 to...

Friends and relatives of people who died when a Colgan Air plane crashed in Clarence Center near Buffalo on February 10, 2010, have been lobbying for an increase in the number of flight hours required

Cruise Line Vessel Security and Safety Act passes the House

The Cruise Line Vessel Security and Safety Act of 2009 passed the House on Wednesday evening; the Senate has already unanimously approved the bill.

House committee advances legislation that would lift Cuba travel ban

Washington - Americans sunning on Cuban beaches and selling farm products without restrictions to the Cuban government – would such unfettered Cuba travel and trade boost prospects for freedom in Cu

Travel boycott on Arizona must come to an end says US...

In the first week since the controversial immigration legislation Senate Bill 1070 was signed into law in Arizona and opponents called for a

US Senators: We will force any airline that charges for carryon...

ATLANTA — Six Democratic senators want to tax any U.S. airline that wants to charge passengers for their carryon bags.

Airline-fee disclosure may be added to aviation-funding legislation

Airlines and travel agents would have to disclose all fees for checked bags, food and seating assignments before U.S.

Hawaii legislators kill Waikiki gambling proposal

HONOLULU — Lawmakers in Hawaii have decided not to allow gambling on the isles.

East African tourism and wildlife management bill passed

The East African Legislative Assembly, while conducting its third session held in Kampala, Uganda, last week, passed the long-awaited tourism and wildlife bill, which also facilitates the setting up o

New legislation would allow Hawaii Tourism Authority to withhold information from...

Hawaii Senate committee is scheduled to consider legislation that would allow the Hawaii Tourism Authority to withhold information from the public.

US Congressman to reintroduce legislation barring travel from Iran

Congressman J. Gresham Barrett (R-SC/3rd) announced his plans to reintroduce the Stop Terrorists Entry Program Act (STEP) into the House of Representatives, a bill he originally introduced in 2003.

Legislation introduced to clarify FMLA language for flight crews

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA) got a closer to being able to utilize the benefits of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) - something they should have been able to do when the law w

ATA has strong concerns about Waxman-Markey climate change bill

The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) issued today the following statement in response to passage of the Waxman-Markey climate change bill:

The National Tour Association joins the Freedom to Travel to Cuba...

The National Tour Association strongly supports The Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act, H.R. 874 and S.

New law targets cruise safety

Congressional lawmakers reintroduced legislation last Thursday aimed at tightening security on cruise ships.

Major legislation introduced to improve safety on cruise ships

In conjunction with efforts by the International Cruise Victims Association (ICV), major legislation to improve safety on cruise ships was introduced today by Rep. Doris Matsui in the U.S.

New rules on VAT

Travel and tourism is the largest sector of the EU economy. Europe’s share of global tourism is declining – bad news for European exports.

Bill Marriott joins voices calling for action on energy and fuel...

BETHESDA, Maryland - With sky-high fuel prices threatening the airline industry and potentially stifling travel throughout the US, Marriott International, Inc.

Philadelphia tourism promotion efforts to increase with new law

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania - Governor Edward G.

Flyersrights.org crystal ball was right again

NAPA, California - American Airlines Passengers have had enough. After a huge protest in Miami and a severe delay, passengers have hit the tipping point.

United issues statement in support of oil trading legislation

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, United Airlines issued a statement in support of legislation to increase transparency and resources for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the federal agency charged with overseeing America's oil markets.