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Spirit mocks Blagojevich, touts “f-ing golden” fares

Spirit Airlines' latest quirky marketing campaign takes a swing at convicted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Ryanair to pay libel damages to the founder of rival carrier...

LONDON - Irish budget airline Ryanair has agreed to pay libel damages of 50,100 pounds ($64,200) to the founder of rival carrier easyJet after running advertisements picturing him with a long Pinocchi

Southwest Airlines launches new Grab Your Bag: It’s On! ads

DALLAS - Southwest Airlines debuted a new set of FUN Employee-focused ads today.

Shanghai Tourism Bureau releases new regulations on travel industry ads

The Shanghai Tourism Bureau has released new regulations concerning the advertising activities of travel agencies.

Creme egg advert to help tourism

A £25m marketing campaign is being launched to encourage more tourists to visit the Heart of England to help businesses through the recession.

Alaska Airlines moves expectations needle North

Alaska Airlines wants to get props, but not the kind that spin.

Vital state ad campaign portrays Utah as playland

Whatever kind of recreation you want to do, you can do it in Utah.

Turkey premiers “Unlimited Turkey” tourism ad campaign

The “Unlimited Turkey” campaign begins today targeting experienced travelers in North America seeking endless possibilities in a destination.

Emirates sets new standard for airlines, but will its master plan...

A billboard on an Oakland city bus touts complimentary chauffer-driven limousine service for first- and business-class passengers flying to Dubai and beyond on Emirates Airlines.

Jamaica launches $3 million tourism ad campaign

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica is launching a $3 million advertising campaign to lure tourists to the island despite a global financial crisis.

Tourism ads too ‘white-collar’

Tourism chiefs have had to defend a new $40 million advertising campaign inspired by the film Australia after an expert criticised it for targeting city-dwelling white-collar professionals to the excl

Smithsonian tries cell phone ads to draw tourists

NEW YORK - The Smithsonian Institution will try luring tourists into an upcoming art exhibit by sending advertisements to visitors' cell phones.

Greyhound scraps ads after Canada bus beheading

TORONTO - Greyhound has scrapped an ad campaign that extolled the relaxing upside of bus travel after one of its passengers was accused of beheading and cannibalizing another traveler.

Tourism Australia has no bloody idea how it’s doing

The national auditor has criticised Tourism Australia's handling of potential conflict of interest among board members, and for spending $184 million on the Where The Bloody Hell Are You?

Ads to be printed on airline boarding passes

Six international airlines have opened the door to advertisers with a new initiative that will allow ads to appear on boarding passes printed following online check-in.

Schwarzenegger promotes tourism in Japan

SACRAMENTO — Advertisements starring Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger are running on network television in Tokyo, featuring the governor speaking briefly in Austrian-accented Japanese.

Philly false airline ads draw high responses, ethics concerns

NEW YORK - Did the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News cross an ethical line Friday when they ran a slew of false ads for a non-existent airline in an attempt to gauge the power of print and online advertising? Some journalism ethicists and observers say yes.

Nova Scotia tourism ads found on questionable website

Nova Scotia's government has suspended its $60,000 web advertising contract with Google, after ads promoting the province were found on a website deemed offensive.

Florida hopes ads boost tourism

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida's top industry is hoping to blunt the effect of a softening economy with its first national ad campaign aimed at persuading travelers to come to the state.The tourism ad campaign, focusing TV and Web viewers in cold Northern cities, began Monday. Besides a 30-second TV spot, the campaign includes print advertising and a heavy emphasis on a Web-based promotion.