Tourism News

LaGuardia, JFK Workers Suspend Strike Plans

July 22, 2015

Command Security employees who work at New York's JFK and LaGuardia airports have called off plans to strike, the 32BJ SEIU service workers union said.


South Korean Carriers To Resume Suspended Flights

July 21, 2015

South Korean Carriers To Resume Suspended Flights

Korean Air Lines and Asiana Airlines, which cut back flight schedules after an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in South Korea, said they will resume normal operations in early August.


Air Madagascar Strike Ends

July 19, 2015

Air Madagascar Strike Ends

Air Madagascar workers have ended a strike that grounded most of the state-owned carrier's fleet for weeks, after union officials and the carrier signed a deal.


Emirates To Resume Flights To Arbil, Northern Iraq

July 15, 2015

Emirates To Resume Flights To Arbil, Northern Iraq

Emirates will resume flights to Arbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, from August 15 after receiving a risk assessment in line with the airline's safety standards.


American To Resume Caracas-JFK Flights

July 13, 2015

American To Resume Caracas-JFK Flights

American Airlines said it will restart its Caracas-New York route on December 17, even though it has not repatriated more than half a billion dollars in revenue trapped in Venezuela as a result of currency controls.



Volcanic Eruption Causes Bali Airport Closure

July 10, 2015

Volcanic Eruption Causes Bali Airport Closure

Nearly 20,000 people were left stranded on Friday as Denpasar airport on the Indonesian resort island of Bali was forced to close because of a volcanic eruption.


Five Indonesian Airports Closed Due To Volcanic Eruption

July 10, 2015

Five Indonesian Airports Closed Due To Volcanic Eruption

Indonesian authorities closed five airports on Friday, including on the popular holiday islands of Bali and Lombok, because of a volcanic eruption, a spokesman for the airport operator said.


UK Warns Against Travel To Tunisia

July 9, 2015

UK Warns Against Travel To Tunisia

Britain's Foreign Office has advised against all but essential travel to Tunisia, telling Britons to leave the North African country and warning that further terrorist attacks were "highly likely" there.


Norwegian To Fly Boston-London In 2016

July 9, 2015

Norwegian To Fly Boston-London In 2016

Norwegian Air will start flying between Boston and London in May 2016, ramping up competition on routes across the Atlantic.


Greek Crisis Hits Last-Minute Travel Bookings

July 8, 2015

Greek Crisis Hits Last-Minute Travel Bookings

Greece's debt crisis has hit tourism, with last-minute bookings falling sharply, although the impact on the industry may be limited because the flare-up has come late in the season when most summer holidays are already booked.