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US travel ban lifted up tension in tourism sector

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 …

  • Hallucinogen may caused Brit tourist’s death in Peru

    Published on : Saturday, December 19, 2015

    Phoenix Ayahuasca is described as “offering a safe and supportive experience plant medicines” near Iquitos, in the Peruvian Amazon. Unfortunately, on Wednesday, things went wrong.   Witnesses said a British man got killed during a bad trip after consuming a hallucinogenic brew at Phoenix Ayahuasca, which media calls …

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  • Google set to launch self-driven cars in 2016

    Published on : Saturday, December 19, 2015

    Google is all set to roll out its own fleet of self-driven cars under its new umbrella company, Alphabet. The story of autonomous cars from Google is going to pose a stiff competition for Uber, which is trying to improve …

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  • Hilton West Palm Beach brings farm-to-table global flavours

    Published on : Saturday, December 19, 2015

    The new Hilton West Palm Beach, scheduled to open on January 27, 2016, welcomes Executive Chef Miguel Santiago. With more than 20 years of hospitality experience, Santiago brings his culinary prowess to guests looking for farm-to-table cuisine infused with global …

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  • Airlines for America Urges Passage of Congressional Funding Bill

    Published on : Friday, December 18, 2015

    Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, urged congressional leaders in both chambers to support passage of the FY2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill, which includes several provisions that will benefit U.S. airline customers.     …

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  • Hotel industry in U.S. reports positive results

    Published on : Friday, December 18, 2015

    The U.S. hotel industry recorded positive results in the three key performance measurements during the week of 6-12 December 2015, according to data from STR, Inc.       In year-over-year measurements, the industry’s occupancy increased 0.1% to 58.3%. Average …

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  • Las Vegas to Ring in 2016 With Dazzling New Year’s Eve Extravaganzas

    Published on : Friday, December 18, 2015

    Las Vegas is the ultimate destination to bring in the New Year with stellar experiences across the Strip and beyond. The destination will host one of the largest pyrotechnic fireworks shows in the world, along with unparalleled nightclub parties and …

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  • ASTA Statement on Restoring Commercial Flights to Cuba

    Published on : Thursday, December 17, 2015

    American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) President and CEO Zane Kerby issues this statement regarding the U.S. State Department’s announcement today that it has reached a bilateral arrangement with Cuba to establish scheduled air service between the two countries:   …

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  • U.S. Travel Association Predicts Increased Spending Along With Rise in Holiday Traveler Numbers

    Published on : Thursday, December 17, 2015

    This year’s record number of travelers hitting the road, rail or skies this holiday season will spend more per person than last year, according to economists at the U.S. Travel Association. AAA projects that the number of year-end holiday travelers …

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  • Premier basketball is back in Vancouver

    Published on : Thursday, December 17, 2015

    Local officials, along with U.S.-based bd Global, announced that eight men’s and eight women’s basketball teams will descend upon the 2010 Olympic Host City in November 2017 and annually during the American Thanksgiving holiday week. During this week, National Collegiate …

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  • US Congress doubles H-1B and L-1 visa fee

    Published on : Thursday, December 17, 2015

    The United States (US) Congress has raised the “outsourced fee” on highly qualified IT professionals by doubling the H-1B and the L-1 visa fee. Earlier the fee was up to $2000 but now it has been doubled to $4000. The …

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  • U.S. network airlines’ express dissatisfaction with “sin taxes”

    Published on : Thursday, December 17, 2015

    Business Travel Coalition (BTC)  weighed in on U.S. major network airlines’ claims that they are unfairly burdened by government imposed “sin taxes.”   BACKGROUND U.S. tax law permits corporations, even those that have discharged their debts and wiped out losses …

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  • Fast-Charging stations for EVgo installed at Salt Lake City

    Published on : Wednesday, December 16, 2015

    EVgo (ee-vee-go) and a diverse collection of site host partners announced installation of new Electric Vehicle (EV) Fast-Charging EVgo Stations at 6 Salt Lake City area locations. The chargers will give EV drivers the ability to recharge their vehicles in …

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  • Smoke in the cabin forces Alaska plane to make an emergency landing

    Published on : Wednesday, December 16, 2015

    Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Spokane had to make an emergency landing following reports of smoke in the cabin.         According to the Alaska Airlines spokeswoman Halley Knigge, flight 2372 landed safely in Spokane at 8:15 …

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  • Delta tops the on-time arrival list third time in a row

    Published on : Wednesday, December 16, 2015

    Each month, the three global carriers seem to reach new milestones in their efforts to improve operational efficiency, but one metric stood out in the latest figures released by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.     In October, for the …

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  • Vancouver to set new tourism record with over 9 million visitors in 2015

    Published on : Wednesday, December 16, 2015

    It’s been another banner year for Vancouver’s tourism industry. Based on the latest visitor data, Tourism Vancouver projects 2015 year-end overnight visitation to exceed nine million people, a new best for Metro Vancouver’s tourism industry and the second consecutive record-breaking …

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  • Hotel pipeline report in U.S. shows 10.7% increase over 2014

    Published on : Wednesday, December 16, 2015

    There are 3,803 projects totaling 457,606 rooms Under Contract in the United States, according to the November 2015 STR Pipeline Report. This represents a 10.7% increase in the number of rooms Under Contract compared with November 2014 and a 20.6% …

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  • The Future is Neo-w: Virgin America to Acquire 10 New Airbus A321neos

    Published on : Tuesday, December 15, 2015

    Virgin America today announces it has agreed to acquire 10 new state-of-the-art Airbus A321neo aircraft, which are up to 20 percent more fuel and carbon efficient than the airline’s current fleet and which will help further reduce operating unit costs …

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  • Passenger describes ‘near death experience’ during emergency landing

    Published on : Monday, December 14, 2015

    Southwest Airlines Flight 987 from Austin to Harlingen had to make an emergency landing in San Antonio after a part of the wing appeared out of place. A passenger on board, Lorenzo Hernandez Jr described his experience while in a …

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  • British traveller shot dead in Jamaican taxi

    Published on : Monday, December 14, 2015

    A British woman travelling with her 7 years old daughter was shot dead in a Jamaican resort on Montego.   The women named Melanie Rose Clarke, clerical worker from Birmingham was sitting in the front seat of the taxi while …

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  • B.C. forests lend perfect ingredients for holidays and gift

    Published on : Saturday, December 12, 2015

    When the holiday season rolls around, it’s easy to forget that without B.C. resources such as wood products and minerals, many of the gifts you see would not be sitting under your Christmas tree. B.C. wood products play a large …

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