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Air Transport Association calls for action on national airline policy

WASHINGTON - The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade association for the leading U.S.

UN political chief urges revival of Middle East peace talks

The United Nations political affairs chief today voiced concern over the continuing deadlock in peace talks aimed at resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and urged both parities to make bold an

UN climate change chief urges nations to act on Cancun agreements

The United Nations climate change chief today on countries to follow up on the recent conference in Cancún with higher global emissions cuts and the rapid launch of new institutions and funds.

Iron Range Tourism Bureau urges Bob Dylan to come home

HIBBING - Bob Dylan has made no secret of the fact that he didn't feel accepted as he grew up on the Iron Range.

Tourists urged not to abandon Madeira

Tourism chiefs have urged holidaymakers not to abandon Madeira as a tourist destination following flash floods and mudslides at the weekend that left at 42 dead and hundreds homeless.

New fatigue rules called for by carriers, pilots unions

Representatives of the airline industry and pilots unions agreed to an overhaul of rules aimed at combating cockpit fatigue, according to people familiar with the situation, a move that could bring sw

Clinton urges Iranians to locate US tourists

The US secretary of state has appealed to Iran for information on three Americans arrested after apparently straying across the Iraqi border.

Emirates wants more scrutiny of transatlantic airline alliances

BRUSSELS - The European Union should scrutinise more closely the competitive advantage enjoyed by transatlantic airline alliances to ensure they do not violate antitrust rules, Emirates Airlines said

Chicago Mayor Daley urging President Obama to bail out airlines

Mayor Daley is urging President Obama to bail out an airline industry that has “weathered one extraordinary challenge after another” since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Ground turboprop aircraft, expert says

The former head of the National Transportation Safety Board – the U.S. agency that's investigating last Thursday's crash of a Canadian-built commuter plane near Buffalo, N.Y.

Tourism Australia urging tourists to continue to visit Victoria

After reports that the global financial slowdown is causing worry in Australia's tourism industry, Tourism Australia is doing everything it can to keep Victorian tourism afloat, particularly after the

Australians told to take a break for the economy

CANBERRA - As Australia fights to head off recession, the national government on Thursday urged workers to take a holiday to help stimulate the economy.

Prince of Wales urges travel industry to “redouble efforts” to reduce...

In a video address to delegates at the ABTA Travel Convention in Gran Canaria, His Royal Highness said the industry is in a unique position to intervene and assist global projects to protect regions c

Asian nations urge citizens against Thailand travel

SINGAPORE - Thailand's lucrative tourism industry faced a rash of cancellations after several Asian countries urged their citizens on Tuesday to avoid travelling there during the current political cri

Giovanni Bisignani: “The United States is in an urgent state”

GENEVA - The global airline industry is fragmented and suffers from over-capacity, the head of the industry association IATA said on Saturday, urging speedy approval of a proposed takeover of Northwest Airlines by rival Delta Air Lines.

Tourists urged to ignore travel advisories

Foreign missions' assessment of Kenya's crisis may not be accurate, tour operators have said.Through their umbrealla body, the Kenya Association of Tour Operators (KATO), they are blaming the current image crisis on the missions, who they claim have exaggerated the concerns on insecurity.