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TSA unveils “trusted traveler” program

The Transportation Security Administration on Tuesday unveiled a "trusted traveler" program -- one meant to expedite screening at U.S. airport checkpoints, agency chief John Pistole said.

FAA is putting air traffic controllers in the cockpit

Washington - All day, almost every day, air traffic controller Chris Boughn talks to pilots.

New Zealand’s service training program “will miss target”

When Prime Minister John Key launched the KiaOraMai training program two years ago, it was touted as raising the skills of 10,000 service-industry workers in time for the Rugby World Cup.

Hilton announces global program for Chinese travelers

MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton Hotels & Resorts today announced the global launch of Hilton Huanying, a tailored experience for Chinese travelers.

Celebrity introduces “Individual Dining Packages”

Following the success of its beverage package program, Celebrity Cruises has added new flavour to its packaging strategy by introducing a new specialty dining package program.

American Airlines announces more benefits for businesses

FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines announced today that small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) can now earn Business ExtrAA® program points on American Airlines codeshare (AA) flights operated by

Trusted travelers get special treatment

WASHINGTON - The wait to reenter the United States doesn't always have to be long.

Kenya Airways launches program to cut carbon emissions

Through a unique initiative developed in cooperation with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Kenya Airways, “The Pride of Africa,” will now offer its passengers the opportunity to

Celebrity Cruises to offer creative, interactive program led by master artists

MIAMI, Fla. - Celebrity Cruises has long been recognized for its vast, exceptional collection of contemporary art.

UN launches initiative to spur job creation for Africa’s poor

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched an initiative to boost job creation through involving low-income people in Africa in business development programmes as customers, employee

VisitBritain launches BritAgent online program

VisitBritain has launched its first-ever online BritAgent specialist program, designed to help agents increase productivity and efficiency when selling and booking travel to Britain.

IMEX America launches first Wild Card Americas program

Organizers of IMEX America, the new model trade show for the meetings, events, and incentive travel industry in the US, have today announced they intend to offer two free "Wild Card" places come the s

LANPASS Visa(R) card program introduced by LAN Airlines and US Bank

U.S. Bank and LAN Airlines have partnered to introduce the LANPASS Visa(R) Credit Card, giving LAN Airlines and its affiliates' customers a new way to earn travel rewards with card purchases.

Membership program benefits expanded by CLIA

Cruise selling travel agents, including newcomers to the industry, will be the beneficiaries of the Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) new membership program that includes a soon to be

TSA’s Secure Flight program rolled out by AA

Starting tomorrow, American Airlines will roll out the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) new Secure Flight program to customers who purchase tickets on or after Sept. 15, 2009.

PGA National Resort & Spa launches “Meeting the Need” program

As the meetings industry suffers the wrath of stories about excessive corporate getaways, the pressure has resulted in many meetings postponed, canceled, or limited in scope, thereby adding to the eco

AA’s looser frequent-flier program makes it easier for customers to redeem...

For many road warriors, the frequent-flier programs operated by airlines were the ultimate "wallet on a string" trick: Travelers found it easy to accumulate the miles but impossible to redeem them.

Regional tourism sector launches Caribbean hotel energy efficiency action program

The Caribbean tourism sector has taken a major step towards energy efficiency within the hotel industry.

New airport security rules to require more personal information

You may have been patted down at airports or suffered the indignity of having your dirty laundry from a vacation searched at screening checkpoints.

TourismROI launches Research Associates program

TourismROI LLC (www.TourismROI.com), the global source of information for travel and tourism management and investment opportunities worldwide, announced today that it has launched a program to recrui

Delta says it rejoins US Airline Safety-Program

Delta Air Lines Inc., the world’s largest carrier, is rejoining a voluntary safety program created to cut the industry’s rate of fatal accidents.

More travel leaders to speak at Travel Distribution Summit Asia

In the latest speaker announcement for April’s Travel Distribution Summit Asia, we see industry veterans Nathan Clapton (TripAdvisor), Michael Lee (BanyanTree Hotels & Resorts), and Peter Gammon (Ab

AirTran Airways opens registration for AirTran U

AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings Inc., has announced that it is opening registration for its AirTran U standby travel program for young travellers.

SCTA board approves joint tourism marketing program

The board of directors of the Saudi Commission for Tourism & Antiquities (SCTA) held their 18th meeting in Riyadh, in which a number of important decisions to reinforce the Kingdom’s tourism industr

Second dedicated Gulf Meetings Week

For the second year, the Gulf Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition (GIBTM) will run in partnership with Meeting Professionals International (MPI) to create a Gulf Meetings Industry Week -

Delta dumps coach seat-selection program

After a backlash from some of its elite fliers, the world's biggest carrier has halted a program on Delta Air Lines-operated aircraft that allowed customers to purchase better seat assignments on cert

Seven Corners announces first insurance program for international medical tourism

INDIANAPOLIS - Seven Corners announces the launch of the first worldwide medical tourism insurance program that reduces travel-related and medical risks associated with patients electing to have surgi

The Legacy Hotel & Meeting Centre turns on its green program...

ROCKVILLE, MD - Spearheading the hospitality industry's efforts in Montgomery County, Maryland to be increasingly environment conscious, the Legacy Hotel & Meeting Centre launched its environmental pr

POWER-GEN Middle East announces preliminary conference program

POWER-GEN Middle East 2009, the region’s premier conference and exhibition for the power and water industries, has announced the preliminary conference program for the forthcoming event in Bahrain f

WTM World Responsible Tourism Day Program

WTM's World Responsible Tourism Day event program on Wednesday, November 12 at ExCeL London aims to be the most ambitious and controversial ever.