Travel Industry Wire Travel Industry News EN Travel Industry Wire AAA Elects First Canadian Executive As Chairman of National Board Don Main, President of Main Group, Incorporated, and past Chairman of the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA), was elected chairman of the AAA Board of Directors at the 112th AAA Annual Meeting in Orlando, the first Canadian to hold the distinguished post. Thu, 28 May 2015 14:33:46 EST World Committee on Tourism Ethics Proposes International Convention on Tourism Ethics The transformation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism into an international convention was the main focus of the 15th meeting of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics (Rovinj, Croatia, 26-27 May 2015). Thu, 28 May 2015 14:32:17 EST Air China to Launch Beijing-Montreal Flights in Cooperation with Air Canada The flights will be operated by Air China starting on September 29, 2015, initially three times a week, with Boeing 777-300ER aircraft and Air Canada will place its code on the flights for sale on a codeshare basis in a first phase. Thu, 28 May 2015 14:30:54 EST Airlines for America Names Billy Nolen Senior Vice President of Safety, Security and Operations Airlines for America (A4A) today named Capt. Billy Nolen as Senior Vice President of Safety, Security and Operations. Nolen joins A4A from American Airlines where he was Managing Director of Corporate Safety and Regulatory Affairs. Thu, 28 May 2015 14:28:42 EST JetBlue Launches Nonstop Service to Reno-Tahoe From New York JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) today launched service to its latest destination, Nevada's Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO), with nonstop service from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Thu, 28 May 2015 12:10:45 EST Chicago Helicopter Experience Opens Chicago's First Ever Private Heliport Chicago Helicopter Experience (CHE), makes history with the opening of the C.H.E. Chicago Heliport. The first ever private heliport in Chicago features the city's newest tourism experience, providing VIP-level helicopter tours at an unmatched price point. Thu, 28 May 2015 12:05:24 EST Etihad Airways Posts Fourth Consecutive Year of Net Profit, Up 52 Per Cent to US$ 73 Million Revenue soars to US$ 7.6 billion on back of record passenger and cargo volumes - Passenger demand and revenue growth continues to outperform capacity intake Thu, 28 May 2015 11:43:00 EST Nearly Seven in Ten Americans (68%) Have at Least One Leisure Trip Planned for Summer 2015 Americans’ outlook on the economy isn’t acting as a barrier when it comes to summer travel. Thu, 28 May 2015 10:36:19 EST South African Airways Expands West Africa Network With New Service Between Washington, D.C. & Accra, Ghana South African Airways (SAA) will launch new nonstop service between Washington, D.C.-Dulles International Airport and Accra's Kotoka International Airport on August 3, 2015. Wed, 27 May 2015 13:29:44 EST Vacation Express Celebrates Inaugural Flight From Baltimore to Grand Bahama Island New Exclusive, Non-Stop Flights to Punta Cana Will Begin June 30 Wed, 27 May 2015 13:02:26 EST CLIA Announces New Trade Relations Committee Chairman Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced that Ken Muskat, executive vice president of sales, public relations, and guest services for MSC Cruises USA, has been named chairman of the CLIA Trade Relations Committee. Wed, 27 May 2015 12:00:08 EST Millennials More Likely to Travel Abroad to Volunteer Than Other Generations Millennial Travelers Seek Thrilling Trips and View International Vacation Hot Spots through a Pop Culture Lens Wed, 27 May 2015 11:19:52 EST UNWTO Conference to Address Quality in Mediterranean Destinations The ability to offer a high-quality experience is a crucial element for tourism competitiveness in Mediterranean destinations. The 2nd UNWTO Conference on Destination Management in the Mediterranean will focus on enhancing the quality of the visitor’s experience through strategic tourism partnerships (Budva, Montenegro, 22-24 June 2015). Wed, 27 May 2015 10:56:00 EST Delta Adds Boston, Orlando, Victoria and Pasco Service from Seattle Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is adding service from its hub at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to Boston; Orlando; Pasco, Wash.; and Victoria, British Columbia. Victoria is a new destination in Delta's network and is subject to foreign government approval. Delta will also expand its existing Bozeman, Mont., service from Seattle. Tue, 26 May 2015 16:42:48 EST Eastern Air Lines and HavanaAir Charters To Provide Daily Air Service to Cuba Eastern Air Lines Group, Inc. and HavanaAir Charters, LLC, have signed today an agreement, to support HavanaAir's charter operations to Cuba. HavanaAir is the largest provider of passenger traffic to the island, currently operating 65 flights a month to Havana from Miami with additional service to Santa Clara and Camaguey. The partnership will eventually include additional approved U.S. gateway cities. Tue, 26 May 2015 16:40:22 EST Delta Files for New Non-Stop Service Between Orlando, Florida, and Sao Paulo, Brazil Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has filed for regulatory approval to offer new non-stop flights between Orlando, Florida, and Sao Paulo, Brazil, beginning Dec. 19, 2015. Tue, 26 May 2015 16:34:38 EST Sonoma California Tops Most Expensive U.S. Cities for Hotels This Summer Hipmunk Releases First Annual Seasonal Hotel Price Index Tue, 26 May 2015 09:29:14 EST March 2015 U.S. Passenger Airline Employment Data U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 390,841 workers in March 2015, 1.9 percent more than in March 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. Mon, 25 May 2015 09:31:40 EST Tom Kemp Named Alaska Airlines' Vice President of Flight Operations Alaska Airlines' board of directors announced the election of Tom Kemp to the position of vice president of flight operations for Alaska Airlines effective July 1, replacing Gary Beck, who will retire from the airline on June 30. Thu, 21 May 2015 17:52:50 EST Holland America Line Names Captain Emiel De Vries Master of New Ms Koningsdam When Holland America Line's ms Koningsdam sets sail in April 2016, Captain Emiel de Vries will be in command. Having been with the company since 1997, de Vries rose through the ranks from fourth officer to captain and has been master of ms Amsterdam, ms Eurodam, ms Nieuw Amsterdam, ms Rotterdam and ms Zuiderdam. Thu, 21 May 2015 17:30:40 EST