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Air Transport Association changes name to Airlines for America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The trade association for the leading U.S.

JetBlue to waive change fees for customers affected by Tropical Storm...

NEW YORK - Due to inclement weather forecasted to impact the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico areas, JetBlue Airways will waive change/cancel fees and fare differences for Customers traveling throug

Japan Airlines amends international baggage rule

Japan Airlines (JAL) announced today, a change in its baggage rules for international flights.

Horizon Air retiring its public brand

SEATTLE - Horizon Air announced today it is retiring its public brand and will adopt the trademark Eskimo of its sister company, Alaska Airlines, on its fleet.

Congressional Committee faces Cuba decision

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. - "While the White House dithers, an historic decision on U.S.

Israel makes US change travel warning

State Department travel warnings can have a dramatic impact on tourism.

Alaska Air new checked baggage fees take effect

Alaska Airlines as of Wednesday has changed its fees for checked baggage.

Seychelles professionals are part of the change

The Seychelles "Equator Institute" has presented a report on strategic healthcare reform to President James Michel. The chairman of the "Equator Institute" Dr.

Goodbye Midwest Airlines

Less than two weeks after its return to Raleigh-Durham International Airport, the Midwest Airlines brand is going away again – this time for good.

Air traffic controllers told Ethiopian Airlines’ pilot to change course before...

Beirut, Lebanon - Air traffic controllers in Lebanon were telling the pilot of an Ethiopian Airlines flight to change course shortly before it crashed into the sea, the country's transportation minist

Macquarie: Qantas may keep JAL codeshare even if JAL defects

Qantas Airways Ltd., Australia’s biggest carrier, may keep codeshare arrangements with Japan Airlines Corp.

India tightens rules for US tourists with long-term visas

In an apparent response to the David Headley episode, the Indian Government has, for the first time, imposed certain restrictions on American citizens visiting the country.

Working holiday visa changes recommended to boost Australian tourism

Research into strategies to boost working holiday tourism in Australia has made key recommendations to the Australian Government including the introduction of a new short-term working holiday for stud

Airline unions would get boost from rule change

WASHINGTON — Workers at U.S. airlines and railroads would have an easier time forming unions if the National Mediation Board succeeds in changing a 75-year-old rule on union organizing.

WTF??? Tourism organization changes name

Thanks to the Internet and cell-phone texting, most people are familiar with Internet slang and "chatspeak." For example, LOL is "laugh out loud" and BRB is "be right back."

Fight over driving side switch brewing in Samoa

APIA – The small Pacific island country of Samoa is suffering a case of national road rage over government plans to switch to driving on the left early next month.

Aung San Suu Kyi no longer opposes tourism to Burma

Burmese opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi has indicated that she is no longer opposed to tourism to her country.

Official: “Korea, Sparkling” and “Dynamic Korea” have got to go

SEOUL — South Korea is considering changing its official tourism slogan "Korea, Sparkling" because it sounds too much like a fizzy drink brand, according to the man in charge of promoting the nation

Delta’s Crown Rooms redubbed Sky Clubs

So long, Crown Rooms. Hello, Sky Clubs.Delta Air Lines is renaming its frequent flier airport lounges Delta Sky Clubs in the wake of its merger with Northwest Airlines.

Tourism threatens historic city known as ‘soul’ of Laos

Tourism is bringing economic benefits to the Laotian city of Luang Prabang, the spiritual, religious and cultural capital of Laos for centuries.

Cubans welcome rule changes on travel to island

MIAMI — The worst part of Lis Prado's job is saying no.

Palestinian PM appeals for Britain travel advice change

LONDON — Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad on Monday appealed for Britain to change its travel advice regarding the West Bank, citing improved security and increasing numbers of tourists.

Change wedding laws to woo US tourists: Tong Sang

French Polynesia President Gaston Tong Sang told a French overseas tourism conference in Paris Friday that there is a big potential for US couples visiting Tahiti to get married if the marriage law is

R.O.A.R.: Only in America

The election of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States of America is a clear sign that many things are indeed changing in that country and have changed already.

International Space Station changes orbit awaiting tourist

Moscow — The orbital path of the International Space Station (ISS) was successfully adjusted Saturday to accommodate the landing of the world's sixth space tourist in eight days time, Interfax repor

Country’s winters may become too hot for tourists

If temperatures increase due to global warming, it may lead to a decline in the number of tourists coming to Namibia, since most tourists visit during Namibia's winter when temperatures are not too hi

Cruise lines change course to cut fuel

PORTLAND, Maine - When the 1,020-foot Explorer of the Seas cruises through North Atlantic waters next year, it'll spend more time off the coast of New England and less time near Canadian shores, and i

Government’s ‘cuts and culls’ leave Malaysian tourism dry

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (eTN) - In a "top to bottom" austerity drive by the Malaysian government to stave off rising global fuel costs, new rulings binding government departments and agencies are expected to hit the tourism sector hard, according to industry leaders.

It may be time to define ‘reasonable request’

United said last week it's going to ground another 70 planes and trim domestic schedules 17 percent by the end of 2009. This came a day after Delta said it would pare flights beyond the 11 percent already announced, and a couple of weeks after American said it was cutting domestic flights by 12 percent. So what happens to folks who've booked on flights that will be canceled?