American Travel News

  • Hurricane Florence expected to devastate East Coast, heavy casualties possible

    Published on : Monday, January 7, 2019

    Hurricane Florence was on course Wednesday to strike a devastating blow to the east coast of the United States, with millions asked to flee inland hours before it was due to announce its arrival with torrential downpours. Georgia along with …

  • Chicago lures more international travellers

    Published on : Thursday, January 3, 2019

    A recorded growth of 3.4 percent in international visitor arrivals through August in 2018 has been recorded in Chicago, third biggest U.S city. There was a 4.8-percent increase from China as per local authorities.   It was noted that the …

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Global Travel News

  • World’s first interactive marijuana museum debuts in Las Vegas

    Published on : Monday, January 7, 2019

    Cannabition, the world’s first interactive museum celebrating all things cannabis was launched in Las Vegas, Nevada on 20 September.     As per the museum founder J.J. Walker it will exhibit the world’s largest bong  which is 24ft tall and …

  • US East Coast lashed by Hurricane Florence, downgraded to Category 1 s

    Published on : Monday, January 7, 2019

    Parts of the U.S. are severely hit by the outer bands of Hurricane Florence  and the storm are moving towards land with maximum sustained wind speeds of 90 mph.     The officials have warned of life-threatening storm heading towards …

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  • Hurricane Florence expected to devastate East Coast, heavy casualties

    Published on : Monday, January 7, 2019

    Hurricane Florence was on course Wednesday to strike a devastating blow to the east coast of the United States, with millions asked to flee inland hours before it was due to announce its arrival with torrential downpours. Georgia along with …

  • Mexico welcomes its second dual-branded Hilton hotel

    Published on : Monday, December 24, 2018

    Hilton has opened its second-dual branded hotel in Mexico under the Hampton by Hilton and Homewood Suites brands.   Inversión y Desarrollo de hotels en Mexico developed and is the owner of the dual-branded Hampton by Hilton Monterrey Apodaca and …

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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

  • Best of Waste – biofuel to power United Airlines Jets

    Published on : Thursday, January 10, 2019

    United Airlines is planning to power their jets with biofuel and increase their environment friendly quotient.     Fulcrum BioEnergy plans to have a new plant in Gary, Indiana, that will create 33 million gallons of fuel from 700,000 tons …

  • Virgin Atlantic pilot strike can make disruption for Christmas air tra

    Published on : Thursday, January 10, 2019

    Six days before pilots working for Virgin Atlantic are due to begin a strike, the airline is seeking an injunction to quash the industrial action.     There are over 300 pilots working for Virgin Atlantic – about on third …

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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

  • 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 …

  • Shinola opens Shinola hotel in downtown Detroit

    Published on : Thursday, January 10, 2019

    Shinola has opened the doors to its latest product involving American ingenuity – a hotel.     Located in downtown Detroit’s Central Business District, Shinola Hotel is the first hospitality concept for Shinola and has begun taking stays as of …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • 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 …

  • U.S. issues new travel warning of ‘increased caution’ for China

    Published on : Thursday, January 10, 2019

    The U.S. State Department issued a new travel warning for China on Thursday. It issues level 2 advisory urging U.S. visitors to exercise increased caution. The updated advisory warns that China can keep U.S. citizens in the country using so-called …

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