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Final countdown for Australian icons to be named world’s most wondrous

SYDNEY, Australia - With only two days left to vote, Tourism Australia is calling on all Australians to show their support for national icons, Uluru and the Great Barrier Reef, in their bid to become

Virgin America wins “Best US Airline” award

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Virgin America, the California-based airline that is reinventing domestic travel, took top honors as "Best U.S.

Stonehenge voted as the World’s Must-See Destination

LONDON, England - From the ancient and mysterious to the grandiose and awe inspiring, voters in Intel's Visual Wonders of the World poll[1] have chosen the world's most visually stunning locations.

Shangri-La named Best Business Hotel Brand in Asia-Pacific

HONG KONG - Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has been voted Best Business Hotel Brand in Asia Pacific for the eleventh consecutive year and won a total of eight awards in Business Traveller Asia-Pacific

Swiss overwhelmingly approve “suicide tourism”

Britons will still be allowed to opt for assisted suicide in Switzerland after people in the country voted in favour of leaving it open to foreigners.

Neutral Swiss love their guns

GENEVA – With at least 2.3 million weapons stashed in basements, cupboards and lofts neutral Switzerland is among the best-armed nations in the world, with more guns per capita than almost any other

Striking turns into favorite pastime for BA cabin crew

It was announced today that British Airways cabin crew have voted in favor of strikes, raising the renewed threat of action which could cripple flights in the run-up to Easter.

oneworld voted Leading Airline Alliance for 8th year running

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - oneworld® has been named the World's Leading Airline Alliance 2010 in the World's Travel Awards - described by the Wall Street Journal as the "travel industry's equivale

Solomon Islands vote for a bright new future

(eTN) - The Solomon Islands epitomize all that one associates with a Pacific paradise - sparkling blue sea and miles of pure white beaches fringed by palm trees, free from the rush and clamor of city

Referendum to help Kenya improve its image in international tourism markets

The peaceful referendum process in which Kenyans voted in favour of the new Constitution should help the country improve its image in international markets and consolidate gains made in the tourism se

Kenya shows maturity at the polls

(eTN) - The harsh lessons taught after the last general elections showed results, when Kenyans went to the polls for the first time since those ill-fated days to cast their vote over a new proposed co

Heat readers vote Cape Town best holiday ever

Cape Town has received yet another accolade for best holiday destination – and this time it’s been voted for by South Africans themselves – in a heat magazine reader survey, Cape Town was voted

BA cabin crew: To strike or not to strike?

British Airways PLC cabin crew begin voting Monday on whether to strike in a long running dispute over pay and working conditions — while the airline starts training other workers to take over their

Hawaiian Airlines pilots vote to authorize strike

Hawaiian Airlines pilots have voted to authorize a strike, but a walkout is not imminent.

2009 “World” nominees announced

The World Travel Awards (WTA) World nominee categories for 2009 have now gone live and registered travel professionals can now cast their votes for their preferred organizations.

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 .

Aer Lingus workers vote to strike over airline’s job-cuts plan

Aer Lingus Group Plc workers voted to strike over the airline's plan to cut more than 1,500 jobs, the Services Industrial Professional Technical Union said.

Qatar Airways voted best airline in the Middle East

DOHA • Qatar Airways has been voted best airline in the Middle East for the third consecutive year at the '19th Annual Travel Trade Gazette (TTG) Travel Awards' ceremony held in the Thai capital Ban

ExpressJet reports results of vote at special meeting

HOUSTON, TX - ExpressJet Holdings, Inc. announced today that its stockholders approved a 1:10 reverse stock split of its common stock.

Delta, NWA shareholders to vote on combination

With little doubt about the outcome, Delta Air Lines Inc. and Northwest Airlines Corp.

SCTA supports Al-Hassa in the contest of the seven natural wonders

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman, the SCTA secretary general, urged to support Al-Hassa governorate that witnesses an international contest to win on of the seven natural wonders' titles.

Going on holiday soon? It would help if you became more...

Japanese, who were voted by hoteliers as the world's best tourists in a global travel survey released this month.

Grenadians to head to the poll this July

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada (eTN) - Two political parties are expected to be contesting the July 8, 2008 general election following Prime Minister Keith Mitchell’s announcement on Sunday that he will ask Head of State Governor General Sir Daniel Williams to dissolve the current parliament on Tuesday, July 3.

Filipinos urged: Vote for tourist spots online

The Department of Tourism has called on local governments, investors and the public to help meet the country’s goal to bring in five million visitors in 2010 by participating in an online survey that seeks to name the “New Seven Wonders of Nature.”