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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.

Florida tourism execs get roasted by Senate again

For a second day, officials of VisitFlorida, the state's tourism promotion agency, were roasted Wednesday by a Senate committee hunting for ways to save money.

New Airline Passengers Bill of Rights takes flight in 111th Congress

NAPA, CA - FlyersRights.org issued the following statement from its spokesperson, Kate Hanni, on news that Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) today introduced the Airline Pa

Argentine Senate approves takeover of airline

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina's Senate has given final legislative approval to a government takeover of Spanish-owned Aerolineas Argentinas.

Senate leaders call on Hawaii Tourism Authority to restore cuts

The leaders of the state Senate Tourism Committee called on the Hawaii Tourism Authority to reverse its decision to slash funding for several visitor programs.

ASTA praises Senate passage of financial markets rescue bill

ALEXANDRIA, VA - In response to the Senate’s vote to pass H.R. 1424, the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, ASTA released the following statement:

Cruising is fun. But is it safe?

Washington — Protecting the millions of Americans embarking on foreign-flagged cruise ships each year from crimes and accidents has become a high-profile issue for Congress as victims and their advocates push for action.