American Travel News

  • American Airlines takes delivery of its first A321neo

    Published on : Friday, February 1, 2019

    American Airlines has taken delivery of the first of 100 A321neos on order from Airbus, powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines. The aircraft, MSN8647, departed Hamburg early Friday for the trans-Atlantic ferry flight to Pittsburgh where American’s technicians will get the …

  • At the New York Times Travel Show 2019, India received Award of Excellence for ‘Best i

    Published on : Wednesday, January 30, 2019

    At the recently concluded New York Times Travel Show 2019, India received the Award of Excellence for ‘Best in Show’. It’s the largest travel show in North America, organized from 25th – 27th January in New York, USA.   Ministry …

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  • The UK features among poor-performing destinations last year

    Published on : Monday, January 28, 2019

    Last year, the UK was among one of the few poor-performing destinations that the UNWTO singled out for a bumper year in international tourism.   In 2018, global international arrivals hit 1.4 billion, two years before the forecasts.   The Middle …

  • This year, New York is hoped to experience major growth in tourism!

    Published on : Monday, January 21, 2019

    This year, for all the lovers of art, history, music and good food, New York is the place to be. The state will be observing the semi-centennial anniversaries of the original 1969 Woodstock festival and the Stonewall Uprising, along with …

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Global Travel News

  • Cuba and the US still share a companionship in spite of threats from P

    Published on : Wednesday, May 8, 2019

    Over the weekend, the American Concha Regatta arrived in Havana from Key West. This is proof of the camaraderie that still remains between the people of both countries.     The Cuban government said that in spite of the threats …

  • Preferred Hotels & Resorts has launched I Prefer Planner in Asia P

    Published on : Tuesday, May 7, 2019

    Designed to incentivize and reward meeting and event planners for choosing the independent hotel experience, Preferred Hotels & Resorts has launched I Prefer Planner in Asia Pacific.     Effective immediately, corporate travel buyers and planners across the region who …

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  • U.S. airline satisfaction rises; ACSI Travel Report

    Published on : Monday, May 6, 2019

    Airline satisfaction for the Americans has risen 1.4 per cent as per American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Travel Report 2018-2019. Alaska Airlines has the industry’s top customer-satisfaction score (80 on ACSI’s 100-point scale), surpassing Southwest Airlines.     The rise …

  • South Carolina golf industry had economic impact of $2.59 billion in 2

    Published on : Thursday, April 25, 2019

    Golf courses and the off-course expenditures of visiting golfers had a total economic impact (direct, indirect and induced) of U.S. dollars 2.59 billion in South Carolina in 2018. The importance of South Carolina golf industry is highlighted in the study …

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    BRAZIL

  • Latam Airline group reports operating margin of 9.4% and net income of US$102 mi

    Published on : Thursday, May 12, 2016

    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. , the leading airline group in Latin America, announced today its non-audited consolidated financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016. “LATAM” or “the Company” makes reference to the consolidated entity, which includes passenger …

  • JetBlue and Azul Brazilian Airlines Announce Codeshare Agreement

    Published on : Wednesday, March 30, 2016

    Once approved, customers purchasing a codeshare itinerary will benefit from having a single ticket that includes both Azul and JetBlue-operated flights as well as conveniences on their day of travel like one-stop check-in and baggage transfer.   “We’re pleased that …

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    CANADA

  • IATA Calls for Solution on Schengen-US/Canada Visa

    Published on : Friday, June 3, 2016

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on EU and North American governments to resolve a looming crisis for the EU–US/Canada visa waiver program. Today, most EU citizens can visit the US and Canada without having to apply for a …

  • Destination Canada launches new campaign to inspire American traveller

    Published on : Friday, May 27, 2016

    From vibrant urban centres to awe-inspiring natural wonders– discover the unexpected in Canada. Destination Canada, Canada’s national tourism marketing organization, is inspiring Americans to travel to Canada through the new Connecting America campaign,Destination Canada’s first national tourism initiative in the …

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    COSTA RICA

  • Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo Launches Wellness

    Published on : Monday, May 9, 2016

    Nestled between two idyllic beaches on Costa Rica’s exclusive Peninsula Papagayo, Central and South America’s only Forbes Five-Star resort launches phase one of its Pura Vida For All Wellness Program. The four-hour program is inspired by the pura vida way …

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    CUBA

  • Cuba records 4.8 million visitors last year

    Published on : Thursday, January 10, 2019

    The 2018 figure is higher than 2017’s 4.5 million visitors but lower than the anticipated 5.1 million arrivals, according to Alejandro Gil, Cuba’s minister of economy and planning.   Gil attributed the decline in visitor numbers to bad-weather events, including …

  • Hundreds of thousands of Cubans celebrate May Day in Havana

    Published on : Thursday, May 5, 2016

    cubaNew elements including digital screens and a band with some 100 members of musical groups were seen during the May Day parade in Cuba’s capital. Hundreds of thousands of Cubans assembled at the Revolution Square in Havana to witness the …

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  • U.S. Transportation Secretary announces $779 million in funding for in

    Published on : Thursday, May 16, 2019

    The U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced the intent to award U.S. dollars 779 million in supplemental funding for infrastructure grants to 127 airports across all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Airports are vital to the local and regional …

  • U.S. airline satisfaction rises; ACSI Travel Report

    Published on : Monday, May 6, 2019

    Airline satisfaction for the Americans has risen 1.4 per cent as per American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Travel Report 2018-2019. Alaska Airlines has the industry’s top customer-satisfaction score (80 on ACSI’s 100-point scale), surpassing Southwest Airlines.     The rise …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Carnival cruise ship leaves Miami, resumes Cuba tour

    Published on : Wednesday, June 1, 2016

    The Carnival cruise ship has resumed its week-long tour of Cuba after being halted in Miami for technical glitches. An electrical issue started at 5 p.m. Sunday and the outage lasted about 30 minutes, WPLG Ch. 10 reported. The ship …

  • Tourism Ireland welcomes Announcement By Irish Ferries of new cruise f

    Published on : Wednesday, June 1, 2016

    New cruise ferry is good news for Irish tourism Tourism Ireland warmly welcomes today’s announcement by Irish Ferries of its planned investment in a new cruise ferry, costing €144 million. The cruise ferry – which is due for delivery in …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Preferred Hotels & Resorts has launched I Prefer Planner in Asia P

    Published on : Tuesday, May 7, 2019

    Designed to incentivize and reward meeting and event planners for choosing the independent hotel experience, Preferred Hotels & Resorts has launched I Prefer Planner in Asia Pacific.     Effective immediately, corporate travel buyers and planners across the region who …

  • Hilton awards Travel with Purpose Action Grants to four hotels in Indo

    Published on : Thursday, January 10, 2019

    Hilton has announced the recipients of its 2018 Travel with Purpose Action Grants, awarding more than IDR 90.000.000 to four winners in Indonesia this year. Each winner has demonstrated their passion and dedication in developing creative and impactful solutions for their communities that …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • American travellers prefer road trips to flights this summer; OnePoll

    Published on : Wednesday, May 22, 2019

    American travellers prefer to hit the road this summer instead of flying to their holiday destination as per a survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Ford. 73 per cent of the 2,000 respondents prefer to drive to their vacation …

  • South Carolina golf industry had economic impact of $2.59 billion in 2

    Published on : Thursday, April 25, 2019

    Golf courses and the off-course expenditures of visiting golfers had a total economic impact (direct, indirect and induced) of U.S. dollars 2.59 billion in South Carolina in 2018. The importance of South Carolina golf industry is highlighted in the study …

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