Tourism News

Southwest Flight Disruption After Technical Outage

July 20, 2016

Southwest Flight Disruption After Technical Outage

Southwest Airlines halted flight departures temporarily as it worked to resolve issues impacting multiple technology systems, a spokesman said.


US Lifts Turkey Flight Ban

July 18, 2016

US Lifts Turkey Flight Ban

The United States has lifted a ban on flights to and from Turkey following the failed coup, the US Federal Aviation Administration said.


Airlines, Tour Operators Resume Flights To Turkey

July 17, 2016

Airlines, Tour Operators Resume Flights To Turkey

Lufthansa and tour operators Thomas Cook and TUI have resumed flights to Turkey following the failed coup against President Tayyip Erdogan.


Air Europa Pilots To Strike July 30 - August 2

July 15, 2016

Air Europa Pilots To Strike July 30 - August 2

Pilots at Spanish airline Air Europa have called a strike for July 30 to August 2 over grievances including the outsourcing of part of their fleet to another airline, Aernova.


Turkey, Russia To Discuss Tourism Security

July 13, 2016

Turkey, Russia To Discuss Tourism Security

Turkish and Russian officials from several ministries will meet on Thursday in Moscow to discuss tourism security and the restarting of charter flights between the two countries.



Austria Moves To Outlaw Ban On Hotels Undercutting Online Prices

July 12, 2016

Austria Moves To Outlaw Ban On Hotels Undercutting Online Prices

Austria has launched legislation to outlaw travel websites' practice of preventing hotels from offering rooms at lower prices on their own sites, following similar moves by France and Germany.


US Releases List Of Airlines For Flights To Havana

July 7, 2016

US Releases List Of Airlines For Flights To Havana

The Obama administration has proposed eight airlines including United, Delta, American and Southwest to start nonstop flights from the United States to Havana, administration officials said.


Four US Airports To Open Automated Security Lanes

July 5, 2016

Four US Airports To Open Automated Security Lanes

Four major US airports plan to speed up security checks by automating the distribution of bins for carry-on bags, the US Transportation Security Administration said.


Vueling Faces Inquiry Over Barcelona Flight Chaos

July 4, 2016

Vueling Faces Inquiry Over Barcelona Flight Chaos

Vueling faces an inquiry and possible fine after cancellations and delays that have stranded more than 8,000 passengers at Barcelona's El Prat airport since Friday, the Spanish government said.


US Interest In UK Travel Rises After Brexit

June 27, 2016

US Interest In UK Travel Rises After Brexit

Several online travel sites have seen a jump in queries from Americans about travel to the United Kingdom since it voted to leave the European Union, a sign the resulting drop in the value of the pound may spur US visits to Britain.