Tag: White House

Trump Administration Says US has Enough Coronavirus Tests

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 18, 2020 01:33

US Vice President Pence announced today that the states have enough COVID-19 coronavirus tests to be able to begin the first phase of reopening the American economy. "Our best scientists ... Read More

Will US White House defer taxes due to fallout of COVID-19 coronavirus?

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- March 6, 2020 23:16

The US White House is considering deferring taxes for the cruise, travel, and airline industries to help with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Labor and employment partner Aaron ... Read More

US Travel: USMCA would hold clear benefit for US economy

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 10, 2019 16:45

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement: "Today's deal announcement is a signal of significant progress on the USMCA and of a commitment by both ... Read More

Helicopter crashes into midtown Manhattan building, one person killed

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 10, 2019 19:01

The helicopter crash-landed onto the roof of a midtown Manhattan 54-story office building on New York's 7th avenue, north of the Theater District and Times Square, just before 2pm. One ... Read More

U.S. Travel Association: Holds IPW Press Conference and you’re there

editor editor- June 5, 2019 00:18

Roger Dow, U.S. Travel Association President and CEO was the first to speak at the U.S. Travel Association’s IPW Press Conference held at the 51st edition held on Tuesday, June ... Read More

Trump slaps extra tariffs on EVERYTHING coming from Mexico over immigration

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 31, 2019 00:16

US President Donald Trump announced that he would implement a 5% tariff on all goods coming from Mexico, until illegal immigration problem is resolved. A five percent tariff on ALL ... Read More

No iPhone, no KFC, no Disneyland: Chinese firm bans workers from buying US goods, travel to USA

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 23, 2019 17:30

As the US-China trade dispute gets uglier by the day some Chinese corporations seem intent to respond to Washington pressure by fair means or foul. The Jinggang Motor Vehicle Inspection ... Read More

National Restaurant Association announces new Executive Vice President

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 01:35

The National Restaurant Association has appointed Sean Kennedy as Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, the Association's senior-most executive in the development and execution of its multi-year advocacy strategy. A ... Read More

Boeing names J. Michael Luttig Counselor and Senior Advisor, Brett Gerry General Counsel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 1, 2019 17:52

Boeing today named J. Michael Luttig to the newly-created position of counselor and senior advisor to Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg and the Boeing board of directors. Brett ... Read More

Three people killed in Hawaii tour helicopter crash

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 22:08

Honolulu Fire Department officials say that three people were killed in a fiery helicopter crash in a suburban Honolulu community of Kailua. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said a ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, U.S. and British Authorities warn in response to terror attacks

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 21, 2019 22:07

The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority in a statement released urges hotels in Sri Lanka to take maximum measures to strengthen security as Hotels have been one of the main ... Read More

New US Cuban sanctions target tourism, remittances and banking

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 18, 2019 01:16

The US is targeting Cuba with additional sanctions, including restricting travel to the island nation, limiting remittances, and sanctioning additional entities, White House national security adviser John Bolton said. US ... Read More

North Korea abandoning tourism? Test fires weapon

editor editor- April 17, 2019 22:43

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un today witnessed the test-firing of a new type of tactical guided weapon. The Korean Central News Agency said Chairman Kim Jong Un observed the ... Read More

NY Visit: Creative approaches to traditional spaces

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- March 30, 2019 21:23

Architectural Digest Home Design Show Delivers 40,000 people (approximately) attended the AD Home Design Show earlier this month. Architects, interior designers, retailers and wholesalers, students and journalists, artists and gallery ... Read More

U.S. Travel Targets ad campaigns at top policymakers

editor editor- March 28, 2019 18:27

The U.S. Travel Association continues to put a huge premium on creative engagement with political leaders to ensure key industry priorities are top of mind for lawmakers even when they ... Read More

Travel to Zimbabwe: U.S. White House issues statement on national emergency

editor editor- March 6, 2019 01:14

It appears after Zimbabwe dictator Robert Mugabe was removed by a coup, there are some who actually wish the old regime was back and the country was back to what ... Read More

Trump Hotels: Faring well or bidding farewell?

editor editor- February 16, 2019 01:53

Ever since Trump became President of the United States, how have his hotels been doing? Many feared he would use his political position to advance his business endeavors. As far ... Read More

Travel losses exceed $800 million due to US government shutdown

editor editor- February 15, 2019 18:54

The previous US government shutdown 35-day stalemate sidelined hundreds of thousands of federal workers without pay, created disarray in national parks, caused disruptions to the air travel system, and cost ... Read More

Trump declares national emergency to circumvent Congress, get money for his pet project

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 15, 2019 17:06

In an attempt to build his long-promised 'border wall' without congressional approval, President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency. Trump is also expected to sign a bill granting limited ... Read More

Hotel history: The Grand on Mackinac Island still thriving after 132 years

Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com- February 2, 2019 20:04

The "Grand" as it is called on the island, is a historic coastal resort with a spectacular 660-foot long, three-story high porch. Below this covered veranda is a manicured lawn ... Read More

Transcript for NACTA Red Alert: How safe is flying during U.S. government shut down?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 24, 2019 18:53

The FAA is looking for experienced air traffic controllers. This is already true in normal times. Today the NACTA website shows a red alert on the National Air Traffic Controllers ... Read More

FBI arrests Islamic terrorist planning attack on the White House

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 17, 2019 03:51

A Georgia man, Hasher Jallal Taheb, accused of planning to use an anti-tank rocket and explosives to commit terrorist attacks on the White House and federal buildings in the Washington ... Read More

New York City Town Hall stars Mayor DeBlasio

editor editor- December 31, 2018 20:04

It is not a surprise that politics has morphed into an entertainment vehicle. The people who populate the White House could easily be mistaken for participants in reality tv and ... Read More

New Florida club promotes travel with a purpose

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 31, 2018 17:15

The organization that is promoting a more peaceful world through international citizen homestays, announces the formation of a new club in Boca Raton, Florida. Friendship Force International Boca club’s first ... Read More

Air Italy dragged into aviation war between US and the Gulf

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 17, 2018 23:35

The former Meridiana carrier, now 49% controlled by Qatar Airways, is in fact under the lens of 11 US Republican Senators asking to investigate the airline for violation of agreements ... Read More

Late President Bush lived the Aloha Spirit: A Testimonial by a Democratic Party Activist from Hawaii

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 6, 2018 21:50

Marsha Rose Joyner is the host for ThinkTeck Hawaii and a Hawaiian political activist for many years.  She remembers when electors met in their respective state capitols on December 19, 1988 to ... Read More

Hawaii has a responsibility to visitors. False atomic bomb alert is questioning security

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 13, 2018 19:58

It took 38 minutes for the Hawaii State Government to tweet an atomic attack on the island was a false alarm. It took another 12 minutes to re-call the panic ... Read More

Trump Administration responds to North Korea

editor editor- August 16, 2017 00:58

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD), in conjunction with the Mariana Regional Fusion Center (MRFC), and federal and military partners, continue to monitor the recent events ... Read More

Threat in Guam: Governor relates wish to the American People, the US Government and the President

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 13, 2017 01:35

National Healing in the United States may come from Guam in times of threats and a nuclear crisis in the land of the free.  Eddie Bazo Calbo, Governor of the ... Read More

CNMI: U.S. Immigration rules about to destroy tourism on a remote Island territory

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2016 05:00

Yes, it's part of the United States of America, but it's 10 time hours and more than 20 hours travel time away from the U.S. Capital Washington DC. Read More

White House: US popular with tourists again

editor editor- September 24, 2012 05:57

More people from around the world are holding court with Disney World princesses and pondering the Grand Canyon's depths this year, all the while boosting the US economy, according to ... Read More

President Obama issues travel and tourism progress report

editor editor- September 20, 2012 08:33

The Obama Administration today issued a comprehensive travel and tourism progress report on the goals set forth in the President's Executive Order announced earlier this year. Read More

White House Business Council lauds tourism advances and job creation

editor editor- August 4, 2012 02:27

WASHINGTON, DC - The travel and tourism industry was the focus of the first session of the American Economic Competitiveness Series, led by the White House Business Council. Read More

Guam supports President Obama’s Executive Order to improve travel and tourism

editor editor- January 21, 2012 02:41

TUMON, Guam - In a first for the US, President Barack Obama today announced a national strategy on travel and tourism to boost travel in the United States. Read More

All-American feast for Chinese President Hu Jintao

editor editor- January 20, 2011 06:48

Top Chef Masters winners Rick Bayless and Marcus Samuelsson can keep their knives packed. Read More