Tag: federal government

Canada announces new Heritage Lighthouse designations

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 22:10

Canada's heritage places reflect the rich and varied heritage of the nation and provide an opportunity for Canadians to learn more about Canada's diverse history. Today, Rodger Cuzner, Member of ... Read More

Bipartisan Legislation to boost Tourism to the United States

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 5, 2019 22:04

Explore America Act, legislation that supports the expansion of cultural heritage tourism by strengthening the Preserve America Grant Program was introduced by Today, U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), Bill Cassidy, ... Read More

Person dies on Maui at famous Seven Sacred Pools

editor editor- June 1, 2019 01:15

An unidentified person died Thursday evening in the Pools of Oheo on the island of Maui in Hawaii. These famous pools are more commonly referred to as the Seven Sacred ... Read More

National Tourism Authority Kiribati appoints new Chair: Kiribati is for travelers!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 31, 2019 05:57

Danial Rochford was appointed as the  inaugural Chairperson of the new National Tourism Authority in Kiribati He said in a post on Linkedin:: "This is a massive honor and I ... Read More

Court ruling: LGBTQ people are not born that way

editor editor- May 30, 2019 05:30

U.S. Travel advisories against Kenya should be increased. This is the demand by leaders of the LGBT Community to the U.S. Department of State in response to Judge Roselyn Aburili ... Read More

‘Costly welcome party at citizens’ expense’: Refugees and migrants cost Germany €23 billion in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 00:45

Germany spent a record €23 billion ($25.65 billion) last year to integrate more than a million refugees at home and “fight the root causes of migration abroad,” according to German ... Read More

U.S. DOT approves United Airlines’ new service to Tokyo Haneda

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 23:11

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced that United Airlines was tentatively granted a total of four daily nonstop flights to Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND). The slots will be ... Read More

Air Canada’s union: TSB rule on leaving carry-on baggage behind in an emergency must be implemented

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 15, 2019 23:45

The union representing Air Canada's flight attendants is asking Transport Canada to implement the now two-year-old Transportation Safety Board recommendation on leaving carry-on baggage behind during an emergency. "The recent ... Read More

Reforms needed at US airliners: Air travel delays

editor editor- May 14, 2019 22:41

Most major US airports experience flight disruptions on a daily basis, with Chicago O'Hare International Airport leading the pack. Within the top 10 airports in major US cities, each airport ... Read More

US travelers warned about mandatory Real-ID requirement changes

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 14, 2019 16:45

US states are rushing to become Real-ID compliant in response to federal legislation, which set new, more stringent minimum standards for identification that will be accepted at airport security stations. ... 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

Pakistan regrets India’s decision to postpone Kartarpur meeting

editor editor- March 30, 2019 00:55

Pakistan was set to welcome a meeting between the India and Pakistan on the Kartarpur Corridor, which will be one of the top religious tourism destinations in South Asia. The ... Read More

John Q. Hammons: Master hotel developer and builder

Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com- March 16, 2019 18:25

One of the great hoteliers/developers of our time, John Q. Hammons developed 200 hotel properties in 40 states. But mere statistics hide the essence of Mr. Hammons special development techniques. ... Read More

Domestic, international travel weather shutdown turbulence

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 5, 2019 16:40

Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.2 percent year-over-year in January, according to the U.S. Travel Association's latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)—marking the industry's 109th straight month of overall ... Read More

The Future of Mountain Tourism: Sustainability and Innovation

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- March 5, 2019 11:36

The 4th edition of the UNWTO Euro-Asian Mountain Tourism Conference (2-5 March 2019, Berchtesgaden, Germany) highlighted the need for collective efforts in overcoming current challenges that mountain destinations are facing ... Read More

Travel losses exceed $800 million due to US government shutdown

editor editor- February 15, 2019 18:54

The previous US government shutdown 35-day stalemate sidelined hundreds of thousands of federal workers without pay, created disarray in national parks, caused disruptions to the air travel system, and cost ... Read More

U.S. Travel applauds Bill to end 9/11 fee diversion

editor editor- February 14, 2019 23:08

"The U.S. travel community strongly supports Chairman Thompson and Chairman DeFazio's measure to end the practice of using the '9/11' fee to pay for programs unrelated to air travel security," ... Read More

TSA Union: Government shutdown threatens aviation security!

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 25, 2019 17:25

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement: "As the representative of the more than 45,000 Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) who perform ... Read More

FAA shuts down New York’s LaGuardia Airport, all incoming flights halted

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 25, 2019 15:26

US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has halted all incoming flights to New York City’s LaGuardia Airport amid air traffic controller shortages. According to FAA, the staff shortages issue arises from ... Read More

American Bus Association to Trump & US Congress: End government shutdown!

editor editor- January 25, 2019 01:10

The American Bus Association again calls on Trump and Congress to come together and end this government shutdown immediately. Read More

Shutdown solidarity: Teamsters deliver lunch to unpaid air traffic controllers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 18, 2019 16:26

Yesterday, as a gesture of union solidarity, members of the Teamsters Local 357 Executive Board led a group of Teamsters employed by Republic Airline on a visit to the Indianapolis ... Read More

US Government shut down: Hawaiian Kingdom separatist group storms building to take over

editor editor- January 18, 2019 01:34

Hawaii doesn’t need a US Federal Government. This is the opinion of a separatist group named the Kingdom of Atooi that stormed the Office of Hawaiian Affairs in Honolulu today ... Read More

Government shutdown or not, Bryce Canyon National Park remains open

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 9, 2019 16:05

As the partial federal shutdown continues, Garfield County's Office of Tourism wants the public to know that Bryce Canyon National Park, one of Utah's most visited sites, is still accessible ... Read More

US Government Shut Down: What it means for Hawaii Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 22, 2018 05:33

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) has created a special Alert page on its website providing industry partners, visitors and residents with information and online resources about national parks, monuments and ... Read More

Canada’s Aviation Fatigue Rules Less Safe than US

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- December 12, 2018 11:02

The Air Canada Pilots Association, the largest single pilot group in Canada - representing more than 4,000 professional pilots across Canada who fly the vast majority of Canadian overseas flights, ... Read More

New Pakistani airlines ‘unlikely’ to launch due to strict aviation policy, taxes

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 8, 2018 07:25

According to senior Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority official, new domestic airlines, which obtained licences in recent past, are 'unlikely' to start operations in Pakistan due to strict aviation policy and ... Read More

Saipan: Could be another island in the Philippines, except it isn’t

editor editor- February 17, 2017 07:35

Despite being only 12 miles long and 5 miles wide, Saipan has been hot property since it was colonized by the Spanish in the mid-1500’s. Read More

CNMI: U.S. Immigration rules about to destroy tourism on a remote Island territory

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2016 05:00

Yes, it's part of the United States of America, but it's 10 time hours and more than 20 hours travel time away from the U.S. Capital Washington DC. Read More

Happy 4th of July but not so happy in Guam, where America starts the day

editor editor- July 4, 2013 11:20

There are 180,000 proud Americans currently celebrating US Independence Day in Guam, USA. Read More

Australia to double spending on tourism industry by 2020

editor editor- May 2, 2012 08:40

The federal government is targeting investors and developers to build more hotels and resorts in cities and regions in a bid to meet the target of doubling spending in the ... Read More

Quebec threatens to sue Air Canada, Canadian government

editor editor- March 22, 2012 06:27

The Government of Quebec is considering suing Air Canada and the federal government over the closing of Montreal service facility that was servicing Air Canada's planes. Read More

Australian government may intervene in Qantas’s labor row

editor editor- October 14, 2011 03:22

The federal government may intervene in Qantas's industrial relations storm after the airline said it would be forced to ground planes from next week because of work bans by engineers. Read More

Federal government to stay out of Air Canada strike

editor editor- June 16, 2011 04:49

Canada's federal government served notice last night that it plans to table legislation to end the strike by Air Canada’s call centre, check-in and gate agents. Read More

Delta applauds decision to investigate labor board

editor editor- May 19, 2011 04:59

ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines today applauded the decision of the U.S. Read More

American Airlines spent $1.47M to lobby Congress and executive-branch agencies

editor editor- September 20, 2010 02:54

WASHINGTON - American Airlines spent $1.47 million lobbying the federal government in the second quarter. Read More

Continental spends $894,000 to lobby federal government in 1Q

editor editor- May 18, 2010 03:12

WASHINGTON - Continental Airlines spent $894,000 to lobby Congress and executive-branch agencies in the first quarter on issues including antitrust exemption, according to a recent disclosure filing. Read More