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Fresh travel disruption as Air France pilots extend strike

Passengers faced a second day of travel disruption on Tuesday as Air France pilots extended a strike in protest at the airline's plans to expand its low-cost subsidiary. Air France was forced to scrap ...

Hotels revved up for F1 full house

Singapore may be one of the more expensive places to catch a Formula One race, but hotels here expect a full house next weekend. They are also cashing in on the event with new luxury packages, such as one by Mandarin Oriental, which includes a three-day, two-night stay and a 60-minute joy ride in a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder or Ferrari F430 F1 Spider along Marina Bay. Prices start at $5,300 for ...

Hotels Federation disputes website’s 5% price fall claim

The Irish Hotels Federation has questioned the accuracy of findings by hotel booking site Trivago which indicated a drop in prices in September.

Air Canada to Launch Seasonal Flights from Vancouver to Osaka, Japan

Air Canada to Launch Seasonal Flights from Vancouver to Osaka, Japan

Envelopes in Marriott hotels invite tips for maids

NEW YORK (AP) — Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping.

‘Vacation’ Leads Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo Close to TV Reunion

Everyone loves a comedy reunion, it seems, and Vacation fans get a couple different versions. First there was that Old Navy ad campaign that brought Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, and Juliette Lewis back together to hawk trousers. Then there’s the new Vacation film that casts Ed Helms as the grown Griswold son, and will feature […] The post ‘Vacation’ Leads Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo Close ...

Air France strike causes chaos for thousands of British travellers

The airline sent 65,000 text messages to people booked on flights, warning them to delay or cancel their trip because of the pilots' strike, which left thousands stranded in France.

Ebola Response Hampered By Limited Air Travel

Many airlines don't want to have their crews overnight in an Ebola area or send them to a place where they can't get adequate health care if something goes wrong.

Signature Vacations Solidifies Its Position as the One-Stop for All Inclusive Packages

Customers currently looking for vacation ideas for a winter sun getaway are sure to find it at Signature Vacations, as the long standing tour operator unveils a broader and enhanced product range this ...

Rough going for Europe's changing aviation market

Labor disputes, thanks to globalization and rising competition from low-fare carriers, are disrupting the region's air travel

Save on a September Beach Vacation With Fort Lauderdale Resort's Limited Time Offer

Make September the month to remember in 2014 with a relaxing Fort Lauderdale oceanfront vacation and a limited time hotel deal that is pleasing to the budget.

Save on a September Beach Vacation With Fort Lauderdale Resort's Limited Time Offer

Make September the month to remember in 2014 with a relaxing Fort Lauderdale oceanfront vacation and a limited time hotel deal that is pleasing to the budget.

'Fall into Paradise' With Amelia Island Hotel's Deep Post-Summer Discounts

It's time to "fall" into paradise for a relaxing post-summer vacation at one of the top Fernandina Beach hotels on Amelia Island, where special promotions await for those looking to enjoy a tranquil ...

Air France strike hits European travel

Air France said it had been forced to cancel six out of 10 flights on Monday and predicted the same level of groundings the next day. Air France pilots intend to strike until Friday over the carrier's plans to expand the low-cost operations of its Transavia brand by setting up foreign bases. An extended strike could become the airline's most serious dispute since a 10-day stoppage that disrupted ...

Starwood Plans 50% Increase to Africa Hotels Portfolio by 2018

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (HOT) plans to operate as many as 20 new hotels in Africa over the next four years as the U.S. owner of the Sheraton and St Regis brands takes advantage of rising travel on the continent.

Air Tickets Sold by US Travel Agencies Rise 4.68 Percent Over Same Period in 2013

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ARC, the financial settlement link between airlines and travel sellers, reported today that the consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by U.S.-based ...

Starwood Hotels & Resorts To Launch Four Points By Sheraton Brand In Turkey

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. recently announced the signing of Four Points by Sheraton Istanbul Dudullu, a franchise agreement with Ever Group

Scout Hotels Select PAR's ATRIO Property Management System

PAR Springer-Miller Systems, Inc. (PSMS) --- a wholly owned subsidiary of PAR Technology Corporation and the leading provider of guest-centric hospitality management systems recently announces their growing partnership with Scout Hotels and the ATRIO Property Management System

Air France strike sparks travel chaos

Paris (AFP) - Stranded passengers voiced outrage on Monday as French flag carrier Air France scrapped half its flights due to a pilots' strike in protest at company plans to expand its low-cost subsidiary Transavia.

Air France, Lufthansa strikes hit European travel

Air France said it had been forced to cancel six out of 10 flights on Monday and predicted the same level of groundings the next day, while an eight-hour strike by Lufthansa pilots was set to disrupt two dozen flights on Tuesday. Air France pilots intend to strike until Friday over the carrier's plans to expand the low-cost operations of its Transavia brand by setting up foreign bases. An ...

Gambling Stock Roundup: Macau Remains a Concern; Wynn Resorts, MGM Play Defensive

Macau remains a concern with September revenue likely to decline again. On the other hand, MGM Resorts and WYNN Resorts try to overcome the overall sluggish environment.

Choice Hotels Celebrates Opening of Cambria Hotel & Suites Washington, D.C. by Hosting A Local Craft Brew Showdown

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel companies, and Concord Hospitality, an award-winning hotel management and development ...

Landrieu reimburses government more than $30,000 for travel

Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu's campaign paid for more than 12 years of wrongfully taxpayer-funded travel, her office announced on Friday.

Seven to be charged in Asian massage spa case

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:16:00 GMT By Mike Faulk Yakima Herald-Republic GORDON KING/Yakima Herald-Republic Four women who are expected to be charged with practicing medicine without a license at six Asian massage spas in Yakima made preliminary appearances in Yakima County Superior Court on Monday. A man who is also expected to be charged with the same offense also made a preliminary appearance ...

Asian spas have been investigated for sex trafficking

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:27:26 GMT By Mike Faulk Yakima Herald-Republic For as long as a year, six Yakima Asian massage spas have been under investigation for possible sex trafficking and for their connections to similar businesses in other states and Washington cities. The spas were raided Saturday, netting five arrests and...

Bank Of America: Vail Resorts, Inc. Deal Could Boost Share Price To $100

Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN ) extended its gains last Friday after the company paid $183 million to acquire Park City Resorts from privately held Powdr Corp., ending three years of litigation. "It's ...

Travel photos we wish we'd taken

Check out our gallery of your best travel photos from around the world, and submit new shots at CNN iReport.

Is this the world's most 'British' vacation?

A solid "British" vacation needs castles, horse shows and the icon of British motoring: the Land Rover.

Royal Caribbean Hits 52-Week High: Right Time to Buy?

Shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) scaled a new 52-week high of $67.83 in the first half of the trading session on Sep 12.

Newman-Dailey Resort Properties Introduces Destin Vacation Deals for Fall Beach Getaways

Autumn special offers are available for stays of 3 nights or more along Florida's Emerald Coast (PRWeb September 15, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/09/prweb12167018.htm

HallStreet.com Adds Events for Powerful Map-Based Travel Planning

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HallStreet.com, a powerful events-driven social travel planning site, today launched new map-based and events-driven features that let business travelers, tourists and day-trippers visually plan their stays around festivals, trade shows, weddings and other events both public and private in addition to hotels, restaurants, and other local services. To ...

Jason Halpern's JMH Development Announces Topping Off At Aloft South Beach

NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JMH Development, led by Principal Jason Halpern, announced today the topping off of the Aloft South Beach, the 235-room hotel scheduled to open in early 2015 in the heart of Miami Beach. The project, developed by JMH Development and Madden Real Estate Ventures, is an adaptive reuse of the historic Motel Ankara and will also include a new eight-story tower ...

Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo May Reunite for a New 'Vacation'-Inspired Sitcom

ABC has ordered a pilot script for a sitcom reuniting Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo, who starred in four National Lampoon's Vacation movies in the '80s and '90s. The script will be written by Arrested Development staffer Brad Copeland, who also worked on NewsRadio and My Name Is Earl and wrote the film Wild Hogs. ABC ordered the script with a penalty attached, which means a pilot will at ...

DealBook: TUI Finalizes Terms of Acquisition of Britain’s TUI Travel

The deal would create the world’s largest integrated leisure travel business, worth 5.2 billion pounds, or about $8.5 billion.

TUI Travel, TUI AG reach agreement on $8.4 billion merger

Europe's biggest tour operator, TUI Travel, and majority owner TUI AG agreed the terms of a merger, creating a the world's largest leisure and tourism group with a combined value of 6.5 billion euros (5.17 billion pounds). The deal is in line with details announced in June with TUI Travel shareholders receiving 0.399 new TUI AG shares for each TUI Travel share. Investors have long expected a tie ...

Air France pilots' strike sparks travel chaos

Air France planes at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy, north of Paris on September 15, 2014

Princess Cruises Launches New "Seawitch" Craft Beer Series with Exclusive 50th Anniversary Blend

Princess Cruises Launches New "Seawitch" Craft Beer Series with Exclusive 50th Anniversary Blend

Luxury Cruise News Announces Picks for the Best Cruises of 2015

Do you know where you're cruising in 2015? The experts at Luxury Cruise News have searched near and far to find the year's most unique, plush, and fascinating sailings to help you plan the trip of a lifetime! ...

UAE's Danat Hotels & Resorts Boost Revenue and Increase Front Desk Efficiencies Thanks to Nor1's eStandby Upselling ...

LONDON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As occupancies continue to improve worldwide, Danat Hotels & Resorts ( www.danathotels.com ) is deploying Nor1's eStandby upselling product to help its upscale hotel ...

UAE's Danat Hotels & Resorts Boost Revenue and Increase Front Desk Efficiencies Thanks to Nor1's eStandby Upselling ...

LONDON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As occupancies continue to improve worldwide, Danat Hotels & Resorts ( www.danathotels.com ) is deploying Nor1's eStandby upselling product to help its upscale hotel ...

Research and Markets: Travel and Tourism in Singapore to 2018

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Travel and Tourism in Singapore to 2018" report to their offe

TUI Travel, TUI AG Shares Rise On Merger Details

TUI Travel PLC and its German-listed majority shareholder TUI AG said Monday they have agreed the terms of their all-stock merger.

TUI Travel and German parent to create world's biggest tourism business

British tour operator behind the Thomson and First Choice brands says board recommends plans for an all-share nil-premium merger with TUI AG to create the world's biggest tourism business

TUI Travel, TUI agree to form tourism leader

German travel group TUI and its British subsidiary TUI Travel have finalised terms on creating the world's biggest tourism operator, the pair announced on Monday. Following the all-shares merger, the combined group will be domiciled in Germany and have a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange. Existing TUI Travel shareholders will own 46 percent of the new company, with the remainder ...

TUI AG, TUI Travel Agree on All-Share Deal in Combination

TUI AG (TUI1) and TUI Travel Plc (TT/) agreed on an all-share transaction in their planned merger that will value the combined entity at 6.5 billion euros ($8.4 billion).

Hurricane derails beach vacation for Colorado residents

Hurricane Odile grew into a massive storm Sunday afternoon, prompting Mexican authorities to evacuate coastal areas along the Baja California Peninsula.                

Shangri-La CEO: Chinese still want luxury

International hotel chain Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts remains committed to luxury despite growing concerns about weak fundamentals in the Chinese hotel market, including overcapacity and the impact of ...

Major hurricane threatens Mexico Pacific resorts

Hurricane Odile swirled menacingly toward Mexico's Los Cabos resorts on Sunday, leading authorities to evacuate high-risk areas and open shelters as the powerful storm threatened to thrash the Pacific coast. Odile weakened slightly to category three strength in the five-level Saffir-Simpson scale as it crept toward the Baja California peninsula, packing 125 mile (205 kilometer) per hour winds ...

New cruises from MSC Cruises explore Mediterranean wines

Cruises explore Mediterranean wines

Vacation rentals can be tricky

A recent online search of Vacation Rentals by Owner at VRBO.com turns up a four-bedroom, three-bath home on the North End. It comes with private-beach access at a cost of $4,200 to $10,500 per week. There’s also a “TripAdvisor Award Winning Palm Beach House” with a pool, complete with Sub-Zero, Wolf and Miele appliances for $500 a night or $2,500 per week. However, if you, like these Palm Beach ...
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