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Tourism and transportation: planning for the future

One of the great debates in tourism is how do we differentiate between tourism and travel, and the tourist and the traveler.

Latest Japan earthquake update

The Japan National Tourism Organization in Los Angeles, California, issued the following update: Following the earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan and the surrounding areas including Tokyo wh

Skytrain service takes off at Miami International Airport

Now you can ride the train to your plane in Miami International Airport’s new Concourse D.

London braces for chaos as subway workers plan to strike

London’s 3.5 million Tube travelers face turmoil this week with as many as 10,000 of the subway’s train drivers, station staff and engineers staging the first of a series of 24-hour strikes over j

The letter T in travel and tourism

Last week my mind’s eye took on a story I read in the newspapers and also viewed on TV news the same night. Transport Minister Kumara Welgama had become a commuter by train.

Vital cross border bridge in Uganda swept away by yet more...

The bridge connecting Uganda and the Congo DR near Ishasha border post was reportedly washed away last week, grounding traffic and causing a major backlog of trucks normally using the bridge to delive

Saipan airport to undergo renovations

Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan announced today that the US Department of Transportation is providing the Commonwealth Ports Authority with two grants totaling US$2,536,634.

Aviation security enhanced by TSA and Liberia partnership

The US Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Liberia Civil Aviation Authority announced today a plan to enhance aviation security.

Getting America to ride the high-speed rails

The romance of riding the rails may be returning to America thanks to new federal funding and a public hungry for ways to save time, money, the environment, and add a measure of convenience in their h

Share a ride at Raleigh-Durham Airport on the SuperShuttle

PHOENIX, AZ - SuperShuttle International, Inc. officially opened full-service, shared-ride operations to and from Raleigh-Durham International Airport today.

Bahrain to host GULF VIP exhibition

Held in the richest region of the Middle East, in Bahrain, GULF VIP is the unique event with the latest, luxury trends in aviation, yachting and elite car interiors.

Transport strike dents Berlin’s image, hurts tourism industry

Business and tourism leaders in Berlin fear shops will be forced to close and hotels run empty as the crippling public transport strike enters day nine on Thursday, March 13, with no end in sight.

High-speed ferries to give boost to tourism

(TVLW) - Two high-speed passenger ferries that Oman ordered in the middle of last year with Australian shipbuilding firm Austal are getting ready for their launch. The identical vessels, named 'Shinas' and 'Hormuz', will have a top speed of over 100 kmph, making them the fastest diesel-powered ferries in the world.

Train derails in Pakistan, killing 58

MEHRABPUR, Pakistan (eTN) - Plunged into darkness and chaos, Shahid Khan used the light from his cell phone to escape the wreckage of an express train that had been taking holiday travelers home.

United Airlines Statement on Proposals to Reduce Air Travel Delays

CHICAGO (TVLW) - UAL Corporation issued the following statement from Chairman, President and Chief Executive Glenn Tilton regarding the announced proposals by the Department of Transportation to reduce air travel delays in the New York region.

Startup airline Skybus loses $16 million in 3 months

(TVLW) - Skybus, a new airline that offers some tickets for $10, lost $16 million during the three months that ended Sept. 30.The Columbus-based airline said it expected to lose money before becoming profitable next year.The results were "in line" with expectations, said Bob Tenenbaum, airline spokesman.Analysts said the results are troubling.

The lost luggage keeps piling up

(eTN) - The airlines say it doesn't happen often - less than once for every 100 passengers - but when you lose your luggage, you never forget it.

Boeing and GE Commercial Aviation Services Announce Order for 55 Airplanes

(TVLW) - Boeing and GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS) today announced a 55-airplane order that includes 53 Next-Generation 737-800s and two Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) passenger jetliners.

Virgin America Announces Service to Seattle

SAN FRANCISCO (TVLW) - Virgin America today announced that tickets are on sale for service to Seattle from both Los Angeles and San Francisco. Flights between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) will begin on March 18, 2008, with three conveniently timed daily roundtrip flights.

Jets avoid near collision at Baltimore-Washington airport

LINTHICUM, Md. (eTN) - Two passenger jets passed within 300 feet of each other while one was landing and the other taking off at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport last week, a federal aviation official said.The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the incident, which occurred at the intersection of two runways Sunday night.

American Airlines Announces New Benefit to Admirals Club Membership

(TVLW) - American Airlines announced today that it is offering complimentary Wi-Fi service powered by T-Mobile to Admirals Club(R) members visiting club locations in the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as to individuals visiting the lounges with a one-day Admirals Club pass.

Over one-billion-dollar deal represents Company’s largest Phenom executive jet order

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil (TVLW) - Embraer and Flight Options, one of the largest private jet service companies in the world, based in Cleveland, Ohio, signed a contract for the acquisition of 100 Phenom 300 aircraft, with options for an additional 50 aircraft of the same model.

The World’s Most Popular Cruise Line Wins in Nine Different Categories

(TVLW) Carnival Cruise Lines led the way once again in Porthole Magazine's "Reader Choice Awards," winning in nine different categories.

EU agrees rules to clear up airline ticket prices

BRUSSELS (TVLW) — The European Union agreed Friday new measures to make airline ticket costs more transparent by obliging companies to included all taxes and charges in the headline price first shown to consumers.