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Airlines for America challenges German departure tax

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S.

Nepalese peace process at crossroads as UN mission ends mandate

The peace process in Nepal is at a crossroads as the United Nations winds up its mission there, with the major challenge remaining to integrate 19,000 personnel from the Maoist army which fought a dec

Dominance of European travel by Google to be challenged by mobile

Mobile phone manufacturers are poised to take over from Google as the most powerful technological players in the European travel and tourism industry, reveals the WTM Global Trends Report today (8 Nov

Pacific Islands Club Saipan hosts 4th annual International Point Break Challenge

This past weekend, the Pacific Islands Club Saipan hosted the 4th Annual International Point Break Challenge, inviting recent winners from the contest in Seoul at Caribbean Bay in August 2010.

Court rejects airline challenge

A U.S. appeals court rejected airlines’ challenge to a regulation letting airport operators charge more at busy times of the day to reduce delays.

Thailand’s tourism recovery challenge

The political unrest which has plagued central Bangkok and other urban areas in Thailand over the past few weeks now presents the greatest challenge to the reputation of Thai tourism since the Decembe

Turkish Airlines dispute results of Dutch investigation of 2009 deadly crash

Turkish Airlines is understood to be challenging the findings of a Dutch inquiry into the crash of its Boeing 737-800 on approach to Amsterdam.

Congress may challenge USAID project

The USAID-funded ASEAN Competitive Enhancement project, by promoting Myanmar, breaches the rules on how it is allowed to disburse funds and must be changed if Congress intervenes.

Tourist offices across the Seychelles islands to be franchised

Through interaction with key personnel of the Seychelles Tourist Board (STB) two weeks ago while in Mahe, it was learned that in order to widen their reach across the various islands, the board has de

New survey reveals length of stay is top travel industry challenge

Despite industry reports of cancelled business trips, the re-booking of meetings and conventions to more cosmetically "acceptable" venues, and postponed vacations, the incidence of travel in America r

Leading the challenge on climate change

LONDON, UK - The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) today issued an official statement setting out the vision and commitment of travel and tourism industry leaders to tackle climate change.

Skal organizes Albert Schmid Charity Challenge

In early November of this year (2008), Skål International Los Angeles organized the fourth “Charity Challenge” for a group of 40 youth from the Challengers Boys and Girls Club of Metro Los Angles

Southwest set to challenge FAA penalties

Southwest Airlines Co., five months after regulators demanded that it pay a record $10.2 million penalty for safety violations, has decided to fight the proposed punishment.

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister challenges north and south American sales

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has issued a strong challenge to members of the North and South American sales and marketing team to intensify its efforts to meet the projected growth lev

TAN employees shave the way for the fight against alopecia

Travel Advantage Network (TAN), a US nationwide leader in wholesale vacation accommodations, found a unique way to raise awareness and funds for juvenile alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder that c

Easyjet to challenge increase in airline charges at Heathrow and Gatwick

UK based economy carrier Easyjet has announced that it is to seek a judicial review of price increases at Heathrow and Gatwick airports. According to The Times, the airline has retained London law firm Lane & Partners as its adviser and told both the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and airport operator BAA nine days ago that it intended to seek a judicial review.

U.S. airlines face global competition challenge to delivering in-flight communications, entertainment...

WASHINGTON - U.S. airlines may be at a competitive disadvantage as European carriers move forward on plans for in-flight Internet connectivity and communication services on-board passenger aircraft, concluded a panel of industry experts today at a National Press Club briefing sponsored by satellite communications leader EMS Technologies, Inc. and Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine.