Tourism News

Chicago Airport Security Staffing To Increase

May 20, 2016

Chicago Airport Security Staffing To Increase

The US government is accelerating plans to add security staff and bomb-sniffing dogs at Chicago's two major airports after a "breakdown" earlier this week caused frustration and some passengers to miss flights.


ATC Problems Hit Gothenburg Airport

May 19, 2016

ATC Problems Hit Gothenburg Airport

Problems with radar installations have reduced traffic at Gothenburg Airport, Swedavia Swedish Airports said, widening a problem that has stopped traffic over the capital Stockholm.


US Bans E-Cigarettes From Checked Bags

May 18, 2016

US Bans E-Cigarettes From Checked Bags

The US Transportation Department is to permanently ban passengers and crew members from carrying e-cigarettes in checked baggage or charging the devices onboard aircraft.


US Airlines Forecast Busy Summer Travel

May 18, 2016

US Airlines Forecast Busy Summer Travel

Summer travel on US airlines is expected to reach an all-time high this year, trade group Airlines for America said, adding to concern that passengers could face even longer waits at security checks.


Nigerian Domestic Flights Disrupted By Fuel Shortage

May 17, 2016

Nigerian Domestic Flights Disrupted By Fuel Shortage

Fuel shortages have caused an increase in cancellations and delays to internal flights in Nigeria over the last few days, a spokesman for the aviation authority said.



Qatar Airways Delays Launch Of Longest Route

May 10, 2016

Qatar Airways Delays Launch Of Longest Route

Qatar Airways has delayed the launch of the world's longest direct flight - from Doha to Auckland, New Zealand - by two months because of the late delivery of Airbus A350 aircraft.


Mixed Signals For South Africa's Tourism Revival

May 6, 2016

Mixed Signals For South Africa's Tourism Revival

A weak local currency and a government U-turn on restrictive visa rules are helping South Africa's tourism sector to stage a strong recovery after a shaky 2015.


Cuba Scrambles To Keep Pace With US Tourist Boom

May 5, 2016

Cuba Scrambles To Keep Pace With US Tourist Boom

The number of US visitors to Cuba has nearly doubled this year as the island races to build hotels and expand Havana Airport to keep up with demand.


US To Boost Airport Security Check Staffing

May 4, 2016

US To Boost Airport Security Check Staffing

With airlines concerned that delays at airport security checks may discourage summer visitors, the US government said it will add TSA staff and bomb-sniffing dogs and ramp up pre-screening signup efforts.


New Security At Brussels Airport Causes Delays

May 3, 2016

New Security At Brussels Airport Causes Delays

Additional security checks at Brussels Airport are causing delays and missed flights, a situation the airport operator described as "bizarre".