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The Arabian Gulf: best connections to the US East Coast?

(eTN) - As an American “ex-pat” living in Asia, the need to travel to the United States comes up frequently.

UK and US still potentially big draw for Cape Town arrivals

The UK and USA, two of Cape Town’s top five tourism key source markets, have both been adversely affected by the global recession but, if targeted correctly, still hold significant potential to draw

GVB recognized as key player in US tourism

TUMON, Guam - The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) was recognized as a key player in US tourism and was awarded an Export Achievement Certificate by the US Department of Commerce signed by the Assistant Sec

Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie keen to build trade ties with China

US governors called for increased economic cooperation between China and the United States at the China-US Governors Forum on Wednesday.

Hawaii to host China-US Tourism Leadership Summit

The 5th Annual China-U.S. Tourism Leadership Summit will be hosted by the U.S. Travel Association (USTA) in Hawaii from Sept. 23-26.

Highest and lowest tourist tax burdened cities in US

New York - A list of the top five 2011 U.S.

US ready to support African states in war against Somali piracy

TANZANIA (eTN) - The United States is looking at appropriate measures that would help African states to fight Somali piracy in the Indian Ocean waters.

US hotel brands in the Caribbean – under represented or under...

A recent article by Parris Jordan and La Baik of HVS provided interesting data on the apparent low volume of US-branded hotels in the Caribbean, when compared to the hospitality scene in North America

Flights between US and Liberia may begin this fall

MONROVIA, Liberia - In 2009, the US Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Liberia Civil Aviation Authority (LCAA) - by signing a Joint Statement of Int

Tourism news: Sri Lanka launches Signature Tours from the US

WASHINGTON, DC - In an initiative to bring more American travelers to Sri Lanka, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington, DC, and the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority launched what they are call

US bank loans US$1.6 billion to Ethiopian Airlines

ADDIS ABABA, At a ceremony held at the 9th African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum in Washington DC on August 2, 2010, financing documents worth over US$1.6 billion were signed by Ethiopian Ai

US airlines work force shrank by 2.7%

NEW YORK — U.S. airlines' work forces shrank by 2.7 percent in May from a year earlier, the government said Tuesday, marking the 23rd straight month in which airline employment has declined.

US government supports tourism in Uganda

(eTN) A USAID project unfolding in Uganda over the past months will be worth some US$6 million it was learned last week from sources close to the Uganda Tourist Board.

Federal vs state immigration – who has the final say?

WASHINGTON, DC - The US Department of Justice has requested a preliminary injunction to delay enactment of SB 1070, passed by the Arizona legislature, filing a lawsuit against the state in federal cou

American Airlines to expand flights between US and Brazil

FORT WORTH, Texas - The US Department of Transportation granted American Airlines the rights to fly 11 new flights per week between the US and Brazil beginning November 18.

Codeshare begins today between United Airlines and Jet Airways

United Airlines and Jet Airways have entered into a codeshare agreement, giving guests access to unparalleled network connectivity between the United States and India.

Germany and United States partner on trusted traveler programs

The United States and Germany signed a joint statement this week that will develop processes for qualified citizens of either country to apply for trusted traveler programs in each other's country.

US and Europe ponder open skies

Phase two of the EU and US talks to deregulate aviation links have seen the two regions agree to expand cooperation on safety and security, as well as increased protection on US carriers from night fl

US-Cuba Travel Summit commences in Cancun

The U.S.-Cuba Travel Summit began in Cancun Wednesday with travel professionals and Cuban officials in attendance, the National Tour Association (NTA) reports.

Travel warning for Mexico issued

Monday, the U.S. Department of State issued a travel warning to Mexico due to increased violence in the northern part of the country.

US hotel occupancy rate dives to 53.7% in February

According to Smith Travel Research, the U.S. hotel industry reported decreases in all three key measurements during the week of 7-13 February 2010.

European, US tourists advised to take maximum precaution in India

Following the bomb blast at the German Bakery a famous eatery frequented by foreigners in Pune on Saturday, tourists arriving from Europe are advised to take maximum precaution, while travelling to th

American Airlines offers new menu on US-Tokyo flights

Sam Choy, celebrity consulting chef for American Airlines, has created new Asian-fusion entrees to augment the American Airlines premium cabin inflight experience.

Brighton wants gay US tourists

Brighton, UK - Brighton is to appear in a marketing campaign aimed at attracting gay US tourists to the UK.

New US airline security measures anger some states

ALGIERS - Extra airline security checks introduced after the failed Christmas Day bomb plot are still evolving, a senior U.S.

US airlines’ on-time performance in November “best in decade”

U.S. airlines' on-time performance excelled in November, the Department of Transportation reported Thursday, as carriers achieved the best timeliness rate in at least a decade.

US, UK protest India’s new tight tourism rules

Britain and the US have lodged a diplomatic protest with India after the government in Delhi introduced rules barring tourists from returning to the country within two months of any visit.

Canada: US tourist numbers down, overseas numbers up

Americans made fewer trips to Canada in October but tourists from overseas flocked to this country during the month, according to government data.