A coalition of organizations representing the travel, tourism, airport and airline industries as well as the traveling public are joining forces, urging leaders in the House and Senate to not divert $9.2 billion collected for aviation security, to pay for the highway trust fund or any other purpose not related to air travel.
Carnival plc announced today that Anthony (Tony) Kaufman has been promoted to the new position of executive vice president, international operations for the Princess Cruises brand. In addition to his continued leadership for the line's Asia operations, he will now oversee the business in Australia, the United Kingdom and Europe.
The Company flew 9.2 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in September 2015, an 11.4 percent increase from the 8.3 billion RPMs flown in September 2014. Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 8.4 percent to 11.1 billion in September 2015, compared with the September 2014 level of 10.3 billion.
Yesterday Business Research & Economic Advisors (BREA) launched its analysis of spending related to cruise tourism and its impact on destinations' economies. The triennial study engaged by the FCCA included a record 35 participating destinations throughout the Caribbean, Mexico and Central and South America.
In early 2017, Disney Cruise Line returns to favorite destinations in the Caribbean and Bahamas on a variety of itineraries, most from popular Florida ports. Limited-time engagements in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Galveston, Texas, complete the line-up for the first part of the year.
Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO) last week announced the appointment of Holger Bartel as global chief executive officer (CEO) and the appointment of Vivian Hong as president, Asia Pacific effective January 1, 2016, and the appointment of Mike Stitt as president, North America effective October 1, 2015. The company's current CEO, Chris Loughlin, will leave on December 31, 2015 at his own request to pursue other opportunities.