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A4A opposes increase in the UK Air Passenger Duty

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S.

Kenyan tourism industry opposes new VAT bill

The tourism industry has joined calls for withdrawal of the proposed VAT Bill 2012 warning that it risks slowing down the sector growth and new investments.

Maldivian opposition hijacks tourism slogan to highlight rights abuses

The Maldivian opposition has hijacked the tourism slogan "sunny side of life" to highlight alleged rights abuses after failing to secure a boycott of the luxury destination, an official said on Sunday

Kashmir separatist: No Israeli tourists in Kashmir Valley

After the controversy of dress code diktat from religious groups, it was moderate separatist Umar Farooq who took objection to some tourists visiting the valley.

India joins global chorus opposing EU carbon emission fees

NEW DELHI, India - India has strongly opposed the European Union's move to slap carbon emission charges on airlines using its airspace, joining a growing global chorus against the move led by China an

UAE airlines oppose ban on flights to Syria

Airlines in the UAE are continuing to fly to Syria after the Arab League issued a deadline of yesterday for sanctions.

Belarus urged to release detained journalists, opposition leaders

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for the release of journalists, opposition candidates and their supporters who continue to be detained in Belarus following recent presidential elections.

New visa rules irk Sri Lanka tourism

Sri Lanka's tourist industry wants the government to postpone a new rule to charge for visas, scrapping on-arrival visas, saying it could deter visitors whose numbers boomed after the end of a war, a

German Airline Association opposes fuel tax

FRANKFURT - The German Airline Association, or BDF, said Monday it is against a tax on kerosene as an alternative to the planned air travel tax, thereby denying a report in German daily Handelsblatt's

Opposition seizes power in Kyrgyzstan, dozens killed in uprising

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan – Opposition leaders declared they had seized power in Kyrgyzstan on Wednesday, taking control of security headquarters, a state TV channel and other government buildings after c

Opposition grows against Ethiopia dam and power plant

The building of the GIBE III dam and hydro-electric power plant is attracting yet more opposition from the international environmental watchdogs, relevant NGOs, local advocacy groups, and the affected

FlyersRights.org strongly opposes airline exemptions

FlyersRights.org, a major airline passenger rights advocate, said it strongly opposes the Department of Transportation (DOT) granting any exemption for airlines seeking a change from DOT rules on tarm

International airline alliances opposed by US unions

CHICAGO - U.S. airline unions have intensified their calls for more oversight of industry alliances in a move that could spell trouble for existing and proposed tie-ups.

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.

Neighbors: No tourists for Neverland

Neighbors intend to fight any move to turn Michael Jackson's former home, Neverland, into a tourist destination.

Antitrust immunity for Continental is opposed by US Justice Department

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department opposes Continental Airlines Inc.'s broad request for antitrust immunity to work more closely with United Airlines and other carriers on international service.

FAA plans to separate radar and tower functions at Orlando International...

ORLANDO, FL - Despite vocal opposition from a bipartisan Florida Congressional delegation to the Federal Aviation Administration's plan to separate radar and tower functions at Orlando International A

“Drill, Baby, Drill” hoopla does not fly in Florida

CLEARWATER - Pinellas County tourism officials on Wednesday soundly renounced the politically charged "Drill, Baby, Drill" strategy that Republicans and some Democrats advocate to increase the nation'

Trial set in suit to block Delta-Northwest deal

ATLANTA - A federal judge has set a trial date for a lawsuit by a group of airline passengers that seeks to block Delta Air Lines Inc. from acquiring Northwest Airlines Corp.

Centre-left rejects Austrian Airline sale

VIENNA - Austria's co-governing centre-left remains opposed to a quick sale of the government's 43 percent stake in Austrian Airlines, the Social Democrat junior transport minister said on Monday.

Political uncertainties add to growing troubles in Seychelles

VICTORIA, Seychelles (eTN) - The Seychelles main opposition party, The Seychelles National Party (SNP), announced that their elected National Assembly member, Jean-Francois Ferrari, had resigned as me

Machinists union says it will oppose mergers

NEW YORK - The union that represents baggage handlers and ticket agents at Northwest and other airlines says it will oppose any merger.The International Association of Machinists says airline mergers hurt workers and passengers. The union also represents workers at United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and other carriers.

Courtney opposes new cruise ship rules

In a letter dated Friday, U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney is the latest to voice opposition to a proposal that could cut back the amount of time cruise ships spend stateside.Administrators with U.S. Customs and Border Protection have proposed requiring foreign-flagged cruise ships that depart from a U.S. port to spend at least 48 hours in a foreign port.

House panel chairman vows to fight airline mergers, hold hearings

The Democratic chairman of a key House committee pledged a vigorous effort to slow or stop, if possible, a proposed merger between Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL) and rival carriers Northwest Airlines Corp. (NWA) and United Airlines.

Minn. congressman confirms Northwest, Delta merger talks

U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar said he “vigorously opposes” an airline merger between Northwest and Delta airlines.The Minnesota Democrat said he had summoned Northwest executives to discuss merger talks.