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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TRAVEL INDUSTRY NEWS

    AIRLINE NEWS

  • Delta Airlines set to leave from Singapore aviation market

    Published on : Monday, August 5, 2019

    United States carrier Delta Air Lines will be leaving the Singapore market by the end of next month, amid increasing competition on US routes from airlines such as Singapore Airlines (SIA).       The airline said in a statement …

  • Plastic bottles of water no longer allowed in San Francisco Airport

    Published on : Monday, August 5, 2019

    The sale of plastic bottled water in the coming months will no longer be available at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO).       The new environmentally friendly initiative was released by the airport on Friday which is a …

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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

  • Cvent Group Business Outlook shows group booking slowdown in U.S.

    Published on : Monday, August 12, 2019

    The latest Cvent Group Business Outlook report shows that U.S. hotels will continue to face a challenging group business market. The report is a 24-month, forward-looking report highlighting United States group booking activity through the Cvent Supplier Network.     …

  • 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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    TOURISM NEWS

  • USTOA Tour Operators Venture to Lesser-Known Corners of the World in 2

    Published on : Monday, September 9, 2019

    Each September, the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) celebrates Travel Together Month to showcase the unparalleled group travel experiences offered by USTOA tour operators. This year, USTOA is spotlighting new itineraries that lead travelers off-the-beaten path in 2020.   …

  • The US tourism gets concerned as Chinese travelers stay away

    Published on : Friday, August 30, 2019

    For tourists visiting Washington, the historic White House is a major attraction! However, the rhetoric coming out of the building is turning Chinese visitors away.       Figures confirmed that fear on Tuesday: the number of Chinese tourists to …

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