Travel Industry Wire Travel Industry News EN Travel Industry Wire Guadalajara-Houston, New Service for Volaris Volaris (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR) today inaugurated new international service between the cities of Guadalajara, Jalisco and Houston, Texas with flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:10 EST FRA Summer Timetable 2015: Frankfurt Airport Offers New Destinations in Europe and the U.S. FRA's Global Route Network Features 104 Passenger Airlines Serving 297 Destinations in 104 Countries - New Routes and Higher Frequencies to Popular Destinations - Number of Seats Increases Particularly on Intercontinental Services Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:58:54 EST Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Announce New Summer Flying The two airlines begin their summer schedule this weekend and will offer up to 39 return trans-Atlantic flights a day between the U.K. and 15 destinations across North America. The joint schedule now includes 10 daily flights between New York and London Heathrow, with eight daily departures from New York-JFK and two departures from Newark. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:57:54 EST Viking River Cruises Expands Fleet With 12 New Ships Christened In Europe Viking River Cruises yesterday welcomed the newest additions to its fleet of river cruise vessels at a simultaneous christening ceremony in Amsterdam and Rostock, Germany. The company christened a total of 12 new river vessels, including 10 of its award-winning Viking Longships® and two custom vessels for the Elbe River. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:55:35 EST Carnival Corporation Enters into Strategic Partnerships to Add Nine Cruise Ships to Its Fleet over a Four-Year Period Starting in 2019 Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK today signed two strategic memorandums of agreement that will add a total of nine new cruise ships to the company's industry-leading fleet over a four-year period from 2019 - 2022. The shipbuilding agreements, which include options for additional ship builds in the coming years, are subject to several conditions, including satisfactory financing. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:44:15 EST 2014 U.S. Based Airline Traffic Increases 2.5 Percent The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines and foreign airlines serving the United States carried an all-time high of 848.1 million systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passengers in 2014, 2.5 percent more than in 2013 and 1.2 percent more than the previous record-high of 838.4 million reached in 2007. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:40:15 EST Webinar: Key Mistakes Made in Brand Story-Telling, and How to Get It Right! Join us at this complimentary webinar, Thursday April 2nd, 2pm EDT. Expert speakers from Marriott International, Travelocity and Gonzo Marketing - discuss the secrets to successful brand story-telling and how to gain competitive edge. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:26:39 EST The Changing Face of U.S. Jobs CareerBuilder Special Report Tracks the Changing Composition of Jobs by Gender, Race and Age from 2001-2014 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:00:42 EST Air Traveler Groups Join Airlines in Opposition to the Proposed Airport Tax Hike Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, announced that the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) and Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) have joined with Travelers United and others in A4A’s opposition to the proposed near doubling of the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) – or Airport Tax. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:20:27 EST 2015 CalTravel Tourism Award Winners Announced Recipients to be honored at 33rd Annual California Travel Summit, June 17-19, 2015 at the Portola Plaza & Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, California Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:25:49 EST Industry Disruptor Epteca Kicks Off 2015 With Record Growth and Thirteen New Clients Epteca ignites and launches a new travel brand client every week to ‘sell more stuff’ and generate incremental ancillary revenue using their smart selling marketplace Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:32:12 EST GBTA Joins Opposition to Proposed Airport Tax Hike Strong Majority of Travel Buyers Oppose Increase Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:16:11 EST Sunwing Introduces a Summer Program From Ottawa Sunwing Vacations announced that it will be increasing its flight schedule to offer a summer service from Ottawa for the first time. Beginning May 11th, the airline will operate a weekly, direct flight to the popular Cuban vacation destination of Varadero. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:08:33 EST Travel Interest to Tunisia Down 22% Searches to Tunisia made by UK travellers have fallen by 22 per cent following the terrorist attack on Wednesday 18th March, according to hotel search website Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:44:55 EST Airlines to Gather in Hamburg for Passenger Experience Conference Hosted by the Aircraft Interiors Expo and World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo, leading experts from these and other airlines from around the world will be addressing the annual Passenger Experience Conference, which takes place at the CCH - Congress Center Hamburg on 13thApril 2015. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:30:18 EST Hertz Appoints Two Revenue Management Leaders Scot Hornick to oversee pricing and revenue management, has extensive RM experience over a 26 year career focused on travel, transportation and other industries - Charles Vuono will lead revenue strategy, planning, forecasting and analytics, has 15 years of experience leading Revenue Management, Planning and Strategy functions Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:26:36 EST Equatorial Guinea Graduates First Class Of Air Traffic Controllers New professionals are part of a program to upgrade civil aviation. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:22:26 EST On Site Malta Joins Euromic, Association Grows to 40 Members euromic, the leading international consortium of companies specializing in MICE travel and destination management, recently announced that On Site Malta has joined the association as a new member destination management company (DMC) in Malta. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:43:38 EST Air China to Add Flights to Its Beijing-Los Angeles Route from May The new flight numbers are CA887/8. From May 2 to June 30, 2015, four flights will be offered per week on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. From July 1 to October 24, the flights will be increased to daily. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:46:04 EST Air China to Start Beijing-Melbourne Nonstop Air China will start Beijing-Melbourne four-times weekly nonstop service from June 1, 2015, becoming the only carrier that offers Beijing-Melbourne nonstop service. At the same time, the carrier will continue its Shanghai-Melbourne nonstop service. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:36:14 EST