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IATA members reaffirm support for NDC initiative

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 69th Annual General Meeting (AGM) reaffirmed its support for the New Distribution Capability (NDC) initiative.

World leaders, celebrities supporting 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games

WASHINGTON, D.C. - What will be the world's most inspiring sporting event of 2013, to be held in just two weeks?

UK tourism bosses calling for expansion of Heathrow Airport

LNDON, England - Over a third (34%) of tourism chiefs believe expanding Heathrow is the best way of solving the UK's airport capacity problems, according to a poll.

Canada’s former Prime Minister: Ukraine should be in EU

Canada's 19th Prime Minister Kim Campbell would like to see Ukraine as a member of the EU, however, the country would have to undergo a number of complicated reforms.

Security Council supports UN diplomatic efforts in Central Asia

The Security Council today reaffirmed its support for the efforts of the United Nations to facilitate dialogue between the countries of Central Asia on regional issues of common concern, including wat

Industry leaders back Philippines’ Tourism Secretary Lim

Leaders of tourism organizations have expressed their support for Tourism Secretary Alberto Lim.

Ban supports Greek initiative to send humanitarian aid to Gaza

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced support for a Greek Government initiative to use vessels from that country to deliver humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip through regular existing channels, in

SA president, tourism back Cape Town Jazz Festival

The Cape Town Jazz Festival, which takes place on 25 and 26 March at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, has received the backing of the President of South Africa, Mr.Jacob Zuma and SA Tour

UK travel industry: No support from the government

Apparently the travel industry feels that there is a lack of government support for the industry. This became a very big problem during the ash crisis.

China’s airlines still working to repair their balance sheets

China's airlines are heading into calmer skies after a difficult couple of years thanks to crucial government support. It won't be the last time Beijing's help is needed.

Just Help Haiti receives more support from travel and tourism industry

With the message that we must continue to support Haiti well after the emergency relief program is over by planning now to rebuild the country’s water and sanitation infrastructure, international wa

Seychelles finance minister pledges support to tourism sector

The minister of finance and senior officials from his ministry attended the general meeting of the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association last week, not only – by his own words – to show s

Sustainable tourism initiative gets support from Olympic champion sprinter

Nairobi - Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt took a break from the track on Friday to launch the Zeitz Foundation's Long Run Initiative, which aims to create and support ecotourism projects around t

Robert Crandall joins passengers rights advocates, backs tarmac delay limit

WASHINGTON — A former CEO of American Airlines is backing imposition of a three-hour time limit on how long airlines can strand passengers on airport tarmacs.

Malév Hungarian Airlines Pilots receive support from IFALPA in industrial action

The International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA) will support the Hungarian Airlines Pilots Association (HUNALPA) in any industrial action it may undertake as a result of faile

Over 300 nonprofit, economic organizations voice support for airlines’ antitrust immunity...

American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia Airlines, Finnair, and Royal Jordanian today filed letters of support with the US Department of Transportation from 216 nonprofit organizations and education

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority: Just wear blue and they...

Actually, I think the plan is more for a celebration than a lament.

Sen. Byron Dorgan: ‘It’s long past time to change this ill-advised...

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators believes that permitting U.S. citizens to travel to Cuba freely will break down economic and trade barriers between the two estranged countries.

Staff back Aer Lingus staying independent, says CEO

DUBLIN - Staff at Aer Lingus support the airline remaining independent despite the 750 million euro ($995 million) takeover bid by rival Ryanair, Chief Executive Dermot Mannion said on Sunday.

UN forum backs harsher penalties for sex tourists

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Tourists who go abroad to abuse children should face the prospect of prosecution in their home countries if they are caught having sex with kids in nations with lax penalties, pa

UNWTO condemns attacks in Mumbai

MADRID, Spain – UNWTO secretary-general Francesco Frangialli has condemned the series of deadly terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India’s commercial capital and largest city.