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

A U.S. Senate bill to provide funding for National Park repairs is currently under committee review. A similar bill is moving forward in the...

Trump declares national emergency to circumvent Congress, get money for his...

In an attempt to build his long-promised 'border wall' without congressional approval, President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency. Trump is also expected...

It’s a boy! Church House Westminster announces new event coordinator

Church House Westminster has recruited its first male coordinator in over 10 years. This is certainly not from a lack of trying, but the...

Traveling to Hawaii? How LGBTQ friendly is the Aloha State?

Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation and the Equality Federation Institute released their 5th annual State Equality Index (SEI), a comprehensive report detailing...

Washington Hospitality Association supports panic buttons for workers’ protection

The safety and security of employees is a top priority for the hospitality industry, which is why the Washington Hospitality Association testified in enthusiastic...

Ex HTA Chief returns to Hawaii tourism

Former Hawaii Tourism Authority CEO McCartney will be in charge of DBEDT if the Senate confirms.

Italian Government Tourist Board welcomes new President

The Italian Government Tourist Board - ENIT (Agenzia nazionale del turismo), has a new president, that will be in office for the next three...

JFK, LaGuardia and Newark airports electrifying ground transportation fleets

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will purchase 18 Proterra Catalyst E2 vehicles for shuttle service at John F. Kennedy International...

Mexico’s Puebla governor and her husband die in Christmas Eve helicopter...

The governor of the Mexican state of Puebla and her husband, a former governor and senator, died in a helicopter crash on Christmas eve,...

Travel stylishly: Jewelry for the executive on the move

Recognizing and acknowledging a new reality, jewelry designers are incorporating the active lifestyle of travel into their jewelry.

Senate resolution on Yemen: More heat than fire

Yemen used to be a beautiful destination for travel and tourism. The hospitality school there was leading in Africa just a few years ago....

Late President Bush lived the Aloha Spirit: A Testimonial by a...

Marsha Rose Joyner is the host for ThinkTeck Hawaii and a Hawaiian political activist for many years.  She remembers when electors met in their respective state capitols on December 19, 1988 to cast their votes for President and Vice President when George Herbert Walker Bush was elected president of the United States in 1988. Marsha was one of the four Democratic electors in Hawaii.

French Senate votes ‘Oui’ for Absinthe

LONDON, England - Yesterday the French Senate finally voted to lift the ban against absinthe in France.

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

US Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill unanimously passes Senate

The Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill passed in the US Senate on Monday night by a unanimous vote.

Legislation to improve regional airline safety considered

The Senate is pushing to strengthen pilot training and hiring requirements in an effort to improve the safety of regional airlines, a problem exposed by an air crash last year that killed 50 people.

Nigeria Senate orders suspension of airport terminal handover

The Nigeria Senate has directed the Minister of Aviation Babatunde Omotaba not to continue with the handover of Grand Aviation Terminal 2 at the local wing of the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos to Bi

Senate passes Travel Promotion Act with Hawaii Senators’ support

A bill that establishes a non-profit corporation to promote US leisure, business, and scholarly travel to foreign visitors passed the US Senate today.

Senate one step closer to bill to promote US as tourism...

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate Tuesday approved a procedural motion on legislation that would create an entity to promote the U.S. as a tourism destination abroad.

Senate panel: Airlines must let passengers off stuck planes

U.S. airlines would have to let passengers off planes stuck on tarmacs after three hours, a move urged by consumer groups, under legislation approved by a Senate panel today.

Why has Travel Promotion Act stalled in the Senate?

The Travel Promotion Act which passed the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008 was presented to the U.S. Senate on May 12, 2009. The Bill (S. 1023) uses landmark legislation to stimulate U.S.

Senate to proceed with tourism bill

The Senate agreed Tuesday to proceed to a tourism bill that is a priority for Majority Leader Harry Reid .

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition-Hawaii urges Senate to pass HB...

HONOLULU - The reluctance of the Hawaii State Senate to pass HB 444 which "Extends the same rights, benefits, protections, and responsibilities of spouses in a marriage to partners in a civil union" i

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.
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