Tag: D.C.

W Hotels debuts newly reimagined three Atlanta hotels

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 16:35

Georgia is on our mind. W Hotels Worldwide revealed major upgrades to each of the city’s three W hotels (W Atlanta – Midtown, W Atlanta – Buckhead and W Atlanta ... Read More

Meetings and hospitality dealing with profound changes, from mergers to demographics

editor editor- June 11, 2019 01:31

“Over 5,000 associations are headquartered in the Greater DC area. They are a significant segment of the meetings industry, making major contributions to the American economy and to its political, ... Read More

W Hotels: Updates in Atlanta

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 10, 2019 18:58

Georgia is on our mind. W Hotels Worldwide is excited to reveal upgrades to each of the city's three W hotels (W Atlanta – Midtown, W Atlanta – Buckhead and ... Read More

Brand USA unveils new marketing initiatives at IPW 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019 16:30

Brand USA kicked off IPW 2019 by outlining innovative marketing plans all aimed at promoting the United States as a premier travel destination. For Brand USA, the U.S. Travel Association's ... Read More

Cosplaying and other cool things at Comic-Con

editor editor- June 5, 2019 00:29

Although cosplaying is something which takes place across the world, from South Korea to Australia and even Belgium, it's arguably the USA which draws the biggest and best crowds due ... Read More

U.S. Travel Association: Holds IPW Press Conference and you’re there

editor editor- June 5, 2019 00:18

Roger Dow, U.S. Travel Association President and CEO was the first to speak at the U.S. Travel Association’s IPW Press Conference held at the 51st edition held on Tuesday, June ... Read More

Houston Pop-Up Hotel is announced by WhyHotel

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 4, 2019 01:10

WhyHotel announced plans to launch a new pop-up hotel in Houston, Texas. It is the company's first location outside of the east coast. The pop-up is scheduled to begin accepting ... Read More

WoodSpring Suites continues nationwide expansion

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 3, 2019 20:39

WoodSpring Suites has started 2019 with coast-to-coast expansion as one of Choice Hotels International fastest-growing brands. "Every month since the acquisition, WoodSpring Suites has delivered for Choice and our owners, ... Read More

Spirit Airlines launches new daily service from Nashville International Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2019 18:35

Are you ready for some live music and hot chicken? Spirit Airlines is bringing its new service to Nashville, Tennessee. Beginning October 10, 2019, Spirit will begin nonstop daily service ... Read More

Seychelles gearing up for first “North American” Roadshow in USA – June 2019

editor editor- May 31, 2019 20:21

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) is to jump on a superb start this June as the team will be conducting its first tourism Roadshow in North America. The events will ... Read More

With 71 new jet deliveries, TAP Air Portugal launches new Chicago, San Francisco & Washington, DC flights

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 31, 2019 15:45

TAP Air Portugal just added the 100th aircraft to its fleet, an Airbus A330neo, as the carrier prepares to inaugurate service tomorrow from Chicago O’Hare, and later this month from ... Read More

Ralph Nader, aviation stakeholders to discuss dangers of aircraft maintenance outsourcing at Washington, DC event

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 23:15

The Business Travel Coalition (BTC) today confirmed the agenda for a June 4 Aircraft Maintenance Outsourcing Summit at the National Press Club in Washington, DC from 8:30 am to 1:00 ... Read More

Memorial Day traffic study finds dire economic cost, public support for user fees

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 19:05

The U.S. Travel Association on Wednesday released a survey finding that Americans avoided an estimated 47.5 million auto trips due to highway congestion in 2018—costing the economy $30 billion in ... Read More

San Francisco Marriott Marquis’ Drew Tenerio receives Marriott International’s “Awards of Excellence” honor

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 20:40

San Francisco Marriott Marquis, the iconic South of Market hotel, is proud to announce that its longtime employee, Drew Tenerio, was one of just 10 exceptional Marriott International associates across ... Read More

Pakistan eases visa restrictions: Promoting religious tourism

editor editor- May 18, 2019 01:10

Pakistan is promoting religious pluralism by easing visa restrictions and promoting religious tourism to support religious inclusivity. This was explained by Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Asad Majeed ... Read More

Start Me Up in June: Rolling Stones announce re-scheduled North American tour

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 20:15

The Rolling Stones announced the rescheduling of their 2019 ‘No Filter’ North American tour in full. All the cities from the previous postponed shows are locked in with full details ... Read More

2019’s Best Summer Travel Destinations: Planning perfect summer getaway

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 15, 2019 19:30

With summer approaching, 2019's Best Summer Travel Destinations report compared 100 metro areas across 40 key indicators of budget- and fun-friendliness to help US travelers plan the perfect summer getaway. ... Read More

Italian Exhibition Group ends first quarter on an upswing

editor editor- May 15, 2019 01:31

The Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is growing in every sector. The rises on 2017 were confirmed recently by the 2018 financial statement figures, with double-digit growth: 10.8 million euros net ... Read More

Washington, DC Tourism: 21.9 million domestic visitors in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019 01:30

Destination DC (DDC) today announced that Washington, DC attracted a record 21.9 million domestic visitors in 2018, the ninth consecutive year for tourism growth. Elliott L. Ferguson, II, president and ... Read More

Travel to Brunei is safe: No stoning to death for gay visitors may not apply to lesbians

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 7, 2019 00:54

The Trump Administration refused to issue a travel advisory against Brunei, even though the country is in violation of international human rights still after the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei ... Read More

New sales leader at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC & Kimpton George Hotel

editor editor- April 19, 2019 01:50

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC and Kimpton George Hotel announced the hire of Katherine Saad-Loman as director of sales and marketing for both boutique hotels in Washington, DC. Saad-Loman brings ... Read More

New team member at The Pod Hotels

editor editor- April 17, 2019 22:46

The Pod Hotels is striving to address the rapidly-increasing demand for affordable lifestyle hotels targeted at progressive-minded and budget-conscious travelers who are creative and ambitious and who maintain high expectations ... Read More

BD Hotels plans rapid expansion, hires Head Of Acquisitions & Development

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 15:14

BD Hotels today announces the appointment of Rani Gharbie as the Head of Acquisitions & Development for The Pod Hotels, BD Hotel’s highly profitable micro-hotel concept. The Pod Hotels currently ... Read More

Visitors to Walter E. Washington Convention Center encouraged to ask Alexa

editor editor- April 10, 2019 02:47

Through a strategic partnership between Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, and Volara, the voice hub for the hospitality industry, visitors to the ... Read More

How safe is travel to Africa? African Tourism Board appoints SaferTourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2019 12:14

African Tourism Board, (ATB)  has travel and security on its top agenda when attracting visitors to the continent. At the upcoming ATB Launch on April 11, the organization will be announcing ... Read More

Nonstop between Washington Dulles and Acrra, Ghana grows on SAA

editor editor- April 3, 2019 02:07

Starting today, South African Airways (SAA) has increased its frequency on nonstop flights between Washington, D.C.-Dulles International Airport and Accra’s Kotoka International Airport to 5 days weekly. SAA offers the ... Read More

Thank you for flying TAP Air Portugal: Welcome to Tel Aviv

editor editor- April 2, 2019 02:43

Israel has about 9 million inhabitants and annually receives more than 4 million visitors. TAP Air Portugal landed its inaugural flight between Lisbon and Israel on time on Sunday night ... Read More

Paine Field Airport: United Airlines and Alaska Airlines commercial flights

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 1, 2019 00:01

Paine Field's Passenger Terminal added to its commercial flight offerings today as United Airlines' first passenger flight arrived from Denver and its first departure left for San Francisco. Paine Field, also known as ... Read More

IGLTA Foundation adds industry leaders from Google & Airbnb to its Board

editor editor- March 26, 2019 18:51

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association Foundation announced today that Dougal Mckenzie, Head of Industry, Travel, at Google, and Maria Cuba, Global Diversity Lead for Airbnb’s Experiences platform have been appointed ... Read More

African Tourism Board tackles visitor surety to keep Africa safe for visitors

editor editor- March 25, 2019 20:46

The official launch of the newly-founded African Tourism Board is only two weeks away, and the U.S.-based interim Chairman Juergen T. Steinmetz explained the organization's commitment to keep Africa safe ... Read More

IGLTA Foundation’s new NYC think tank to address key issues in LGBTQ+ Tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2019 17:00

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association Foundation (IGLTAF) inaugural Leadership Think Tank will unite top executives from LGBTQ+ welcoming destinations around the globe at Google during IGLTA’s 36th Annual Global Convention ... Read More

Brand USA Board of Directors approves committee assignments

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2019 16:45

On Wednesday, March 13, members of the Brand USA board of directors convened for a quarterly meeting in Washington, DC where they welcomed newly appointed and reappointed members and approved ... Read More

New maps show how congestion is pushing US cities farther apart

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 17:15

The U.S. Travel Association released a series of maps outlining the country's surface congestion problems in conjunction with the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee's Wednesday hearing, titled "Aligning Federal Surface ... Read More

2019 Quality of Living: Vienna is still the world’s best city

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 15:42

Trade tensions and populist undercurrents continue to dominate the global economic climate. Combined with the threat of stringent and inconsistent monetary policies looming over markets, international businesses are under more ... Read More

ET302 given clearance to return to Addis Ababa before crash

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 10, 2019 12:13

According to the Ethiopian Airlines CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, who is considered a titan of the aviation industry, the captain on ET 302 after takeoff from Addis Ababa on the flight to Nairobi reported ... Read More

Madame Tussauds Orlando reveals two additions to Justice League

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 8, 2019 20:25

Madame Tussauds Orlando's action-packed Justice League: A Call for Heroes experience is growing at LIGHTNING speed with the addition of, not one, but TWO new DC Super Heroes. On April ... Read More