International Meetings Review
January 16, 2014
The recent possibility of lifting the ban on in-flight cell phone calls has sparked a backlash among airlines and consumers. The story began back in October, when the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ruled that airlines could safely expand passengers’ use of portable electronic devices, such as smartphones and tablets, during all phases of the flight, including takeoff and landing. The FAA ruling allowed airlines to begin to make individual arrangements to allow passengers to use their devices for playing games and watching videos during almost all phases of the flight.
January 16, 2014
Sweeping walls of glass that evoke the slaloming curves of a giant luge track dominate the drawings of a brand new terminal at Louis Armstrong International Airport, unveiled with great pomp Thursday by a coterie of public officials.
January 15, 2014
Travel tops many people’s retirement goals, and it’s a given that staying healthy prolongs our ability to take active vacations. Yet research suggests that the reverse holds true as well: Travel can actually keep our brains and bodies healthier as we get older.
January 10, 2014
Gov. Rick Scott will seek $100 million to help bring 100 million visitors a year to the Sunshine State. Scott announced Friday that he intends to ask the Legislature for the record amount of funding for Visit Florida, the state’s tourism-promotion arm, in the 2014 budget.
January 8, 2014
Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is joining a bipartisan group focused on improving infrastructure whose members include Michael Bloomberg and Ed Rendell. LaHood (R) is joining Building America’s Future as a co-chairman, the group announced Wednesday. Former New York Mayor Bloomberg (I) and former Pennsylvania Gov. Rendell (D) also share the same title.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
September 18, 2013
Chris Nassetta addresses business leaders at the U.S. Chamber CEO Series luncheon which focuses on importance of travel and tourism to the American economy and employment.
Bay News 9
September 6, 2013
Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL-14) discusses the importance of the JOLT Act and the economic benefits that would come with incorporating key travel and tourism provisions to immigration reform.
August 30, 2013
Travel club AAA is projecting that 34.1 million Americans will travel over this Labor Day weekend, the most since the midst of the recession. The number of Americans using the holiday for a getaway at least 50 miles from home represents a 4.2% increase over the 32.7 million who traveled during the Labor Day weekend in 2012.
Future Travel Experience
August 26, 2013
Chicago Department for Aviation (CDA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have held a ceremony at Chicago O’Hare International Airport to officially launch the Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks.
August 26, 2013
We’ve taken a page out of the successful “Travel Effect” campaign from our friends at the U.S. Travel Association, and developed an infographic looking at the “Timeshare Effect”—a look at how timeshare vacations have a positive effect on lifestyle, family memories, and finances.