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Magnitude 8.1 earthquake hits Mexico, 5 dead

A magnitude 8.1 earthquake struck Mexico, triggering tsunami and warnings for the countries across Central America, killing five people.   Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Honduras and Ecuador warnings have been issued in these areas.   It was …

  • Domestic travel trend on surge for Americans

    Published on : Friday, July 7, 2017

    The US domestic leisure trips is gaining more importance and the trend had a huge increase since past year.   As per the MMGY’s 2017 Portrait of the American Traveler report found that US travellers took nearly 14 million more …

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  • Electronics ban lifted from Emirates, Turkish Airlines

    Published on : Thursday, July 6, 2017

      The US Government has announced the lifting of ban on large electronics such as laptops for US –bound flights from Dubai on Emirates and from Istanbul on Turkish Airlines.   It was followed closely by the ban lift in …

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  • Toronto to reopen Broadview Hotel on July 27

    Published on : Wednesday, July 5, 2017

    On July 27 the Broadview Hotel will reopen its doors in Toronto for a soft opening and will later welcome guests once they start rolling out their offerings.   A lavish 58 guestrooms, lobby Café and Bar, a Rooftop lounge …

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  • Trump’s budget proposal makes American tourism sector thoughtful

    Published on : Monday, June 5, 2017

    Hobart located in northwest Indiana of the United States might not prove to be America’s one of the most favorite tourist destinations. Nonetheless, just a week back, a group of travel agents from UK were at Hobart in order to …

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  • International U.S. tourism facing steep decline according to Foursquare Data

    Published on : Friday, May 26, 2017

    A new study finds international tourism to the U.S. has dropped as much as 16 percent in the months since President Donald Trump took office.   America’s share of international tourism saw the decline as compared to the same month …

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  • UOB And KrisFlyer Partnership Sets New Heights For Banking Solutions In Singapore

    Published on : Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) and KrisFlyer1 today launched the KrisFlyer UOB Account, the first banking solution in Singapore to earn KrisFlyer miles when a customer saves or spends. The KrisFlyer UOB account provides an innovative way for customers who …

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  • Stricter travel ban to US may spell doom for tourism industry

    Published on : Wednesday, April 5, 2017

    The Trump administration is considering a plan to set up a much more adversarial system for deciding which non-citizens should be allowed into the United States will surely rile the US allies abroad and the travel industry at home,. Even …

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  • Price slash by US hotels and airlines with President Trump’s tourism policies

    Published on : Friday, March 31, 2017

    In the month of February of this year, the three largest airlines of the U.S.: United, Delta and American Airlines saw an average drop in revenue passenger miles of 2.5% compared to the same period last year. This can be …

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  • US travel ban lifted up tension in tourism sector

    Published on : Friday, March 17, 2017

    Foreign tourism that sustains millions of American jobs is gradually getting sluggish as a result of the notorious travel ban imposed by the US President Donald Trump travelers from seven Muslim majority countries. In majority of the countries, online searches …

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  • Revised Executive Order Should Welcome Legit Travelers

    Published on : Friday, March 3, 2017

    The American travel community is urging the Trump administration to include in its revised executive order on visas and immigration—expected in the coming days—language making clear that the U.S. welcomes and values legitimate international business and leisure travelers.   The …

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  • U.S. Travel Reacts to Trump’s Joint Session Address

    Published on : Friday, March 3, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following reaction to President Trump’s Tuesday speech to Congress:   “The U.S. travel community looks forward to seeing the details of the president’s revised plan to ensure proper vetting of …

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  • Travel Leaders: User Fee Bill Opens the Door to Efficient Airport Fixes

    Published on : Friday, March 3, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association president and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement in support of the Investing in America: Rebuilding America’s Airport Infrastructure Act of 2017, introduced today:   “This bill is proof that the conversation around fixing our aviation …

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  • U.S. Travel Applauds Senate Confirmation of Wilbur Ross for Commerce Secretary

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Wilbur Ross as Secretary of Commerce:   “The travel community welcomes the Senate’s confirmation of Wilbur Ross as Secretary of Commerce. We …

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  • U.S. Travel Congratulates Florida On Record Year of Tourism

    Published on : Friday, February 17, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement congratulating Florida on a record nearly 113 million visits to the state in 2016:   “This marks the sixth straight year of tourism growth for Florida, and I …

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  • Northeast US swept by winter storm, life in shambles

    Published on : Thursday, February 9, 2017

    Weather forecasters warned of eight to 12 inches of snow on Thursday in New York City, northern New Jersey, the Hudson Valley and coastal Connecticut, and Long Island. All public schools in New York City were closed on Thursday. Parts …

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  • U.S. Travel Welcomes Senate Confirmation of Tillerson for State

    Published on : Saturday, February 4, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement congratulating Rex Tillerson on his confirmation as Secretary of State by the U.S. Senate:   “We applaud the U.S. Senate for confirming Mr. Tillerson into this crucial role, …

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  • U.S. Travel Association Statement on the Visa Waiver Program

    Published on : Saturday, February 4, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs Jonathan Grella released the following statement on the Visa Waiver Program:   “While the nation’s visa issuance process receives a close review, lawmakers must recall the importance of a widely recognized …

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  • Recent executive decision of Trump is expected to threaten US tourism

    Published on : Friday, February 3, 2017

    Trump Presidency and his recent executive decision created global debate and tension giving unprecedented anxiety to the global tourism industry in return. The temporary order of this decree suspends refugee entry for 120 days with Syrian refugees into United States …

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  • UAE airline companies helping stranded passengers after Trump ban

    Published on : Monday, January 30, 2017

    Airline companies in the UAE said they were doing everything they could to help passengers caught in the midst of the 90-day temporary US entry ban imposed by President Donald Trump against seven Muslim-majority countries.   Emirates airline said it …

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  • U.S. Travel Association Reacts to Executive Orders

    Published on : Monday, January 30, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on executive orders signed Friday by President Trump:   “People all over the world want to visit the U.S. and the U.S. travel community strongly supports efforts to …

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