Tag: labor

San Jose International Airport celebrates opening of additional boarding gates

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 23:20

Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) reached an important milestone yesterday in commissioning a $58 million Interim Gates Facility, which was designed and constructed to support current and near-term passenger ... Read More

Air China launches direct Rome-Hangzhou flight

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 01:09

A new Air China flight connecting Italian capital Rome with Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, was inaugurated at Rome's Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci airport with an official ceremony. ... Read More

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

World unites to fight against cable car on Mount Kilimanjaro

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- June 11, 2019 18:25

Thousands of people across the globe have come together protesting against the potential building of a controversial cable car on Mount Kilimanjaro, a World’s Heritage Site. In March 2019 Tanzania’s ... 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

United, Southwest and Delta: New nonstop flights to Southern California

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 6, 2019 19:40

The expansion of air service at Ontario International Airport (ONT), in Southern California, continues today with the United Airlines nonstop flights serving Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). ONT now reaches ... Read More

IATA forecast for global aviation in 2019 is not so good for reasons listed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 2, 2019 02:30

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a downgrade of its 2019 outlook for the global air transport industry to a $28 billion profit (from $35.5 billion forecasts in December ... Read More

Is Boeing bribing U.S.House Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation members? Follow the money

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 1, 2019 22:20

Is Boeing bribing Members of the United States House Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation with millions of dollars? Unfortunately, under U.S. law such payoffs are not considered bribes, but legal contributions., ... 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

Art Cities Exchange 2019 to welcome leisure, luxury and MICE industry players

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 28, 2019 21:58

Art Cities Exchange (ACE) 2019 will see the presence of 90 international buyers from the leisure, luxury, and MICE sectors from Europe, the USA, Canada, South America, the UAE, and ... Read More

Hotel Unions in Waikiki getting stronger: One job is enough !

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019 06:51

80 workers at the Double Tree Hilton Alana Waikiki chose to join UNITE HERE Local 5. The union had reached an agreement with Keck Seng and Hilton—the owner and operator ... Read More

Exploring America in a RV: Lifestyle travel for 15 million Americans

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019 21:33

An annual survey by the RV Industry Association finds that 88% of RV owners in the United States plan to use their RVs as much or more than they did ... Read More

National Park Tourism in Hawaii are big business: $734 Million in Economic Benefit

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019 21:20

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 4.8 million visitors to national parks in Hawaii spent $526 million in the state in 2018. That spending resulted in 5,800 ... Read More

Ontario International Airport: Passenger volume up almost 7% in April

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 24, 2019 20:35

Passenger volume at Ontario International Airport (ONT) climbed nearly 7% in April, continuing a trend of steady growth for the nation's fastest growing airport. According to data compiled by the ... Read More

2.8 million travel on U.S. airlines every day

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 21, 2019 07:35

Airlines for America (A4A), announced today that it expects a record 257.4 million passengers — an average of 2.8 million per day — to travel on U.S. airlines between June 1 and ... Read More

Reimagining Tourism through Human Capital Development

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 6, 2019 19:15

“Reimagining Tourism through Human Capital Development” written by Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett. Around the world today tourism processes, tools, structures, systems and actors are being radically reviewed, ... Read More

The Modern Honolulu hotel slapped with federal charges for worker lay off

editor editor- May 4, 2019 01:15

The Modern Honolulu recently notified 78 workers—nearly 30% of the workers at the hotel—that they will be laid off within the next 30 days. Federal charges assert that The Modern ... Read More

Washington Governor proclaims May as Hospitality Month

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 2, 2019 00:12

As the hospitality industry ramps up hiring for peak tourism season in Washington, Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed May as Careers in Hospitality Month. To recognize that, the Employment Security ... Read More

Qatar to eliminate its bizarre exit visa system

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 27, 2019 19:30

Qatar is set to abolish its controversial exit visa system for all foreign workers by the end of the year, the UN’s International Labor Organization said. Qatar has introduced a ... Read More

Tallest modular hotel in the world will be built in New York City

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 18, 2019 15:45

The world's tallest modular hotel – which will carry a brand of Marriott International – is on track to be stacked in late fall in New York City with prefabricated ... Read More

United: Top-ranked LGBTQ airline

editor editor- March 29, 2019 02:41

United Airlines today announced that for the eighth consecutive year, it has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a premier benchmarking survey ... Read More

Uganda travel and trafficking

editor editor- March 23, 2019 19:00

Sub-Saharan Africa has enormous tourism potential: leopards lounging in acacia trees, elephant herds drifting across vast savannah plains, gorillas and chimps rioting in deep forests, the earliest traces of human ... Read More

Reimagining tourism for the future

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 22, 2019 17:06

In the last decade or so, tourism has positioned itself as a critical variable in the development planning space and the development discourse globally. Today businesses, governments, international organizations as ... Read More

Brazil’s former president Michel Temer arrested

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

Brazil’s former president Michel Temer has been arrested as part of a sweeping anti-corruption probe, media reports say. Temer took the office in 2016 after the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff ... 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

Pierre Dominique Prümm joins Fraport Executive Board

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 14, 2019 16:30

In its meeting today (Thursday, March 14), Fraport AG’s supervisory board appointed Dr. Pierre Dominique Prümm to the company’s executive board, effective July 2019. Prümm will take over board responsibility ... Read More

‘Unnecessary and potentially damaging’: TSA union opposes Atlanta Airport legislation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 9, 2019 00:20

Yesterday, over the opposition of the Atlanta City Council, Atlanta community groups, and the nation's largest federal employee union, the Georgia State Senate voted to pass SB 131 – the ... Read More

Global DMC Network by JTB Group DMC Travelife Partner status

editor editor- March 8, 2019 21:04

JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc. (JTBGMT), member of the Global DMC Network by JTB Group, received the Travelife Partner award last month in recognition of the long-term efforts of ... Read More

Fraport opens training center at Ljubljana Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 6, 2019 18:05

On March 6, Fraport AG inaugurated a €6 million training center for the Fraport Aviation Academy at Ljubljana Airport (LJU) in Slovenia. This new training facility will allow the Fraport ... Read More

European Commission: Critical flaws in airline employment practices

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 1, 2019 15:34

A long-awaited wake-up call to EU Member States and an Expert Group are the two essential elements of the EU Commission’s new plan to prevent social abuses in aviation. Published ... Read More

National Limousine Association releases Passenger Bill of Rights

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 26, 2019 14:09

The non-profit National Limousine Association (NLA), responsible for and dedicated to representing the interests of the private driver transportation industry, today published revisions to the organization's Passenger Bill of Rights ... Read More

Shocking statement by Southwest Airlines Pilots Association: A to B safely or not at all

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 26, 2019 10:45

Today, Captain Jon Weaks, president of the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association, issued a communication to the nearly 10,000 pilots represented by the association. In his communication, he provided additional context and ... Read More

Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan GM elected President of European Hotel Managers Association

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- February 22, 2019 00:40

Ezio A. Indiani, General Manager Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan and EHMA National Delegate Italy since 2010, has been elected President during the 46th Annual General Meeting of the ... Read More

European Parliament and Commission urged to move towards integrated European tourism policy

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 20, 2019 16:25

The European Tourism Manifesto for Growth and Jobs and the World Travel & Tourism Council have today declared the urgent need for a genuine recognition of the importance of tourism. ... Read More

Flights canceled, trains stopped, bus services halted – strike chaos paralyzes Belgium

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 13, 2019 22:31

Unions' general strike over wages and working conditions has brought Belgium to a screeching halt, causing complete chaos in airports, on the roads and in the skies. Though Brussels Airlines ... Read More

Mass demonstration and chaos at U.S. airports in case of a government shutdown

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 12, 2019 08:10

"To all Americans: if there is anything this shutdown has taught us, it should be that labor rights matter. We must work together to improve rights for working Americans. Our ... Read More