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Tourism lobby: Bangkok governor must ensure safety, convenience, comfort for tourists

BANGKOK, Thailand - The next Bangkok governor should ensure cleanliness and safety, convenience and comfort for visitors, private tourism operators say.

Linda Lingle announces run for US Senate

HONOLULU - Former Governor Linda Lingle, Hawai‘i's sixth elected governor, today announced her candidacy for the United States Senate in the 2012 election.

Lagos governor promises to make state a tourist destination

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN) yesterday assured Lagosians of his administration commitment to make the state a tourist destination.

Governor, industry leaders discuss post BP oil spill tourism

Governor Charlie Crist today met with tourism and hospitality industry leaders in Fort Lauderdale to hear their recommendations for promoting Florida as a vacation and travel destination in the wake o

Hawaii Governor veto of civil union bill may cause tourism boycott

HONOLULU, HI — Gay-rights activists began discussing retaliatory actions within hours of Hawaii Governor Lingle's decision to veto legislation that would grant civil unions to same-sex couples.

Hawaii Governor vetoes Civil Union bill

Hawaii Governor Lingle issued the following statement after her veto to stop the Civil Union Bill from becoming law in the Aloha State.

Bill to cut cruise ship head tax signed by Alaska governor

JUNEAU, Alaska - Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell has signed a bill lowering the state's tax on cruise ship passengers, a move intended to attract more ships and settle an industry lawsuit over the fee.

New governor for Tourism Authority of Thailand presents his priorities

He looks rather shy with his soft-spoken voice and courteous manners. However, Surahon Svetasreni, 56 years old, is not a newcomer to the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

Suraphon Svetasreni appointed new TAT governor

A veteran of the travel and tourism industry, Mr.

Texas governor declares May 9-17 as Texas Travel and Tourism Week

In recognition of the Texas travel industry and its significant contribution to the Texas economy, Governor Rick Perry has proclaimed May 9-17, 2009 Texas Travel and Tourism Week.

Nevada Governor requests meeting with Obama to discuss meetings, tourism

In a letter that he sent to President Barack Obama earlier this month, Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons requested a face-to-face meeting to discuss the state of meetings and travel in Las Vegas.

Governor asks Obama to back corporate travel to Hawaii

HONOLULU, HI - More than 130 businesses and other groups that had planned to travel to Hawaii for conventions and meetings have canceled their trips so far this year because of the recent backlash aga

HTA finally votes to bring Pro Bowl back to Hawaii

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) board voted 9 to 1 today to bring the Pro Bowl back to Hawaii’s Aloha Stadium.

Pennsylvania Governor will invest over US$7 million on tourism

HARRISBURG, PA - Vital new state investments that will further promote and expand the state's tourism industry in a challenging economy have been approved, Governor Edward G.

Former Massachusetts Governor back on Marriott board

Mitt Romney Joins Marriott Board of DirectorsBETHESDA, MD - Mitt Romney has been reappointed to the board of directors of Marriott International, Inc. the company said today.

Governor wants Hawaii tourism chief fired for racist e-mails

Governor Linda Lingle called for the resignation of Hawaii Tourism Authority CEO Rex Johnson yesterday, following news that he had e-mailed racist and sexist jokes using his state computer.

Governor looking to boost Hawaii tourism

HONOLULU – Gov. Linda Lingle met Tuesday with 25 island hotel owners and operators to discuss efforts to get Hawaii's tourism industry back on track.

Governor stars in new tourism ads touting Calif food and wine

SAN FRANCISCO — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is heading a cast of California food and wine celebrities in a new tourism ad campaign. The campaign focuses on a new Web site, http://www.landofwineandfood.com, and stems from a partnership between the California Wine Institute and the California Travel and Tourism Commission.