Travel Industry Wire Travel Industry News EN Travel Industry Wire Travelzoo Acquires Asia Pacific Business Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ:TZOO) yesterday announced that on August 20, 2015 it acquired the Travelzoo Asia Pacific business (APAC), which includes the Travelzoo® businesses in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:10:28 EST British Airways to Launch First Nonstop Transatlantic Service from San José, California to London, England British Airways today has announced that it will begin service between Mineta San José International Airport and London Heathrow from May 4, 2016. This marks the first regularly scheduled nonstop service to the UK for the city of San José. British Airways will operate the newest aircraft in its fleet, a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, featuring the airline’s newly designed First cabin. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:08:28 EST Where Did Americans Travel Most in the First Half of 2015? While the Top 10 U.S. destinations for American travelers remained largely the same as the first half of 2014, several Southwest and Midwest destinations rose in popularity. After seeing record-breaking crowds this year, the Grand Canyon region made the biggest jump in the rankings from outside the Top 50 to #45. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:58:49 EST Cunard Announces Its 2017 Exotic Cruises & Full World Voyages Programme On Sale September 10 New itineraries feature in-depth South America itinerary, first time Amazon sailing and roundtrip voyages from New York, Hong Kong and Shanghai - Robust Early Booking Benefits for those who reserve by February 29, 2016 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:49:08 EST Frequent Business Traveler Magazine Announces Fourth Annual TSA Satisfaction Survey For the fourth year in a row, Frequent Business Traveler magazine is asking frequent flyers to rate their experiences with Transportation Security Administration security checkpoints at our nation's airports. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:47:15 EST American Airlines Appoints Ron DeFeo Vice President Of Communications In this role, DeFeo will report to Elise Eberwein, Executive Vice President - People and Communications and will oversee media relations, social media, employee communications, creative services, employee engagement and community relations. DeFeo's appointment fills the role vacated earlier this year due to a retirement. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:21:56 EST East African Countries Commit to Advance Regional Tourism Cooperation The first UNWTO East Africa Tourism Development Forum brought together Tourism Ministers and representatives from East Africa and the Vanilla Islands to explore areas of further regional cooperation (Mombasa, Kenya, 20-22 August 2015). Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:24:34 EST The Internet of Things: The Impact on the Travel and Hotel Industry - By Alan Young President, Puzzle Partner Ltd Converging Technologies for Smart Environments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:06:54 EST FAA Clears Gogo's Next Generation In-flight Internet Technology for Takeoff Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO) announced yesterday that it has received the final Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the FAA required to launch Gogo's 2Ku next generation satellite connectivity service. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:55:58 EST Sunwing to Offer Barcelo Maya Caribe in Riviera Maya Exclusively This Season Located in the lush, tropical Barcelo Maya Beach complex and a short stroll from the world-class shopping and dining of the Maya Mall, this stunning resort sits alongside some of the most beautiful beaches in the area and offers the perfect base for exploring all that Mexico's Riviera Maya has to offer, from the ancient city of Tulum to the spectacular underground caverns of Rio Segreto. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:33:23 EST Knowledge@Wharton - Is Your Workplace Tough or Is It Toxic? Toxic’ work environments can take a toll on everyone, not just those who are the target of uncivil behavior. So how can managers and workers repair the damage? Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:28:06 EST Alexandria Marren Joins Hertz Global Holdings As EVP, North American Rental Car Operations Dewayne Kirkham named Senior Vice President and General Manager of Off-Airport Operations Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:14:27 EST Los Angeles 2015 Visitation Expected to Set Record and Exceed 45 Million L.A. Tourism Releases Updated Visitor Forecast and Tourism Data at Third Annual Market Outlook Forum Mon, 24 Aug 2015 07:33:30 EST Air China Announces a New Code Share Agreement with South African Airways Air China (CA) has announced a code share agreement with South African Airways (SA) that will enable SA to put its code on CA's newly inaugurated non-stop service between Beijing and Johannesburg as well as points beyond Beijing to Chengdu, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Chongqing. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 07:27:13 EST Brand Africa - Partnerships Key to Build Brand Equity for Africa The UNWTO Regional Conference on Enhancing Brand Africa – Fostering Tourism Development concluded with a call for stronger regional cooperation and increased partnerships as means to build a stronger brand value for Africa (Accra, Ghana 17-19 August 2015). Mon, 24 Aug 2015 07:19:00 EST Congressman Fattah Statement on Cancellation of American Airlines Nonstop Flight from Philadelphia to Tel Aviv Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), released a statement after the announcement by American Airlines today that they will stop service on their nonstop route between Philadelphia and Tel Aviv effective January 4: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 09:54:40 EST June 2015 U.S. Passenger Airline Employment Data U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.0 percent more workers in June 2015 than in June 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. June was the 19th consecutive month that full-time equivalent (FTE) employment for U.S. scheduled passenger airlines exceeded the same month of the previous year and was the highest monthly total since September 2008. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 09:26:27 EST U.S. Travel Agency Air Ticket Sales January-July Decrease Slightly Vs. Same Period 2014 Ticket transactions increased by 4.97 percent in 2015 vs. 2014 to 94.3 million. Passenger segments increased 1.7 percent to 225.5 million, compared to 221.6 million in 2014. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:36:51 EST Pan Am International Flight Academy Approved by FAA to Provide ATP-CTP Training Pan Am International Flight Academy announced today it has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), effective immediately, to conduct the Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program (ATP-CTP), a new training requirement for pilots wishing to qualify for the FAA Airline Transport Pilot exam. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:16:11 EST TravelersBox Expands to the Philippines, Enables Travelers to Convert Leftover Foreign Change into Usable Digital Currency Company plans 16 kiosks in Manila International Airport Thu, 20 Aug 2015 10:17:09 EST