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Donald Trump escaped death in helicopter crash: FAA ok with 50...

The U.S. President Donald Trump should be advised promptly that despite an alarming report about  U.S. helicopter safety issues, the industry is proposing another delay in helicopter safety standards for crashworthiness. This is expected to be rubber-stamped by FAA bureaucrats soon.

Most stressful US airports this Christmas named

To help empower travelers to make more informed decisions when it comes to holiday travel, travel experts reveal which airports to possibly avoid. • Experts predict...

Revealed: Most popular and disrupted flight routes for Christmas week

The most popular and disrupted flight routes from 2017, and the worst day to fly.

Study shows 44% of leisure travelers plan and book vacations at...

A new study from advertising agency Hoffman York (HY) reveals that nearly half of travelers are booking travel at the last minute.

FAA chief commends Virgin Galactic on successful test flight

FAA Acting Administrator Dan Elwell today issued the following statement on Virgin Galactic’s successful test flight: We commend Virgin Galactic’s successful test flight and return...

Head-on collision: 9 killed, dozens injured in Turkish high-speed train disaster

At least nine people were killed and 47 others injured when a high-speed train crashed into a pilot engine traveling along the same rails...

Flights on hold at Honolulu airport

An offshore incident involving a military plane has caused flights to be put on hold at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu on...

Canadian Minister Garneau introduces new fatigue regulations to make air travel...

Canadians, visitors and business travellers deserve and rely on fit and well-rested flight crews to move them across Canada and around the world. Transport Canada recognizes that fatigue must be addressed in all modes of transportation and is committed to do all it can to protect the safety of Canadians.

Canadian Minister Garneau announces new regulations to protect marine passengers

The Government of Canada takes marine safety and security, and the well-being of all Canadians very seriously. That is why we are taking action...

Canadian statement regarding the release of new air fatigue regulations

Today, the Minister of Transport announced new fatigue regulations to improve air travel safety for passengers and flight crews. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is pleased to see that the Minister is taking action to address this key safety issue.

Holiday Travel using U.S. airports: The best and the worst

U.S. airlines carried 72.3 million passengers in December 2017, a new all-time high, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).

Visiting Oahu? Don’t rent a car, ride a Charley’s in...

The worst American States for visitors and locals to drive are Hawaii and California according to a 2018 survey by the "Bankrate Best States for Drivers Study. When traveling to the Aloha State of Hawaii forget about renting a car or taking an Uber, but think about riding a Charley's. 

Airlines for America Forecasts Busy Air Travel this Holiday Season

Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today projected that 45.7 million passengers will travel on U.S. airlines...

United Reports November 2018 Operational Performance

United Airlines (UAL) today reported November 2018 operational results. UAL's November 2018 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 7.1 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat...

The 10 commandments of air travel

Delays, cancellations and destroyed travel plans: 2018 has been one of the worst years in terms of flight disruptions.

Local partners and tourism industry players to assist hosting first ever...

As the Seychelles destination is in anticipation of the MCB Staysure Tour event to start in one week-time, local partners and service providers have rallied to ensure the event to be hosted on Praslin between December 14, 2018 and December 16, 2018 is a success.

Revealed: The highest road in every U.S. state

Geotab, a global leader in IoT and connected transportation, has launched a new study analyzing U.S. road data to identify the highest paved road in every state in America.

Travel better with children during the holidays

Millions of North Americans travel for the holidays to spend time with family and friends, many with children in tow. Of those travelers who...

VistaJet’s newest in-flight service is nothing to “wine” about

VistaJet announced today the launch of The VistaJet Wine Program,

New life for airplane structure material in groundbreaking partnership

Carbon-fiber reinforced material is extremely strong and lightweight, making it attractive for a variety of uses, including in building the super-efficient 787 Dreamliner and the all-new 777X airplane.

Tourism and transportation: planning for the future

One of the great debates in tourism is how do we differentiate between tourism and travel, and the tourist and the traveler.

Latest Japan earthquake update

The Japan National Tourism Organization in Los Angeles, California, issued the following update: Following the earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan and the surrounding areas including Tokyo wh

Skytrain service takes off at Miami International Airport

Now you can ride the train to your plane in Miami International Airport’s new Concourse D.

London braces for chaos as subway workers plan to strike

London’s 3.5 million Tube travelers face turmoil this week with as many as 10,000 of the subway’s train drivers, station staff and engineers staging the first of a series of 24-hour strikes over j

The letter T in travel and tourism

Last week my mind’s eye took on a story I read in the newspapers and also viewed on TV news the same night. Transport Minister Kumara Welgama had become a commuter by train.
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