Travel Industry Wire Travel Industry News EN Travel Industry Wire Michael Giresi Named Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer For Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Giresi joins Royal Caribbean with more than 20 years of experience in implementing technology initiatives for leading brands including Tory Burch, LLC, Direct Brands, Inc., Godiva Chocolatier and The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:09:30 EST American Airlines Welcomes Japan Airlines Return To Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport American Airlines is pleased to welcome fellow oneworld alliance member and Pacific Joint Business partner Japan Airlines (JAL) to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) with its return to service between Tokyo Narita (NRT) and DFW starting Nov. 30, 2015. American will add its code to the route. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:07:40 EST Luxury Suites Booking Site Suiteness Picks DHISCO to Power Its Expansion DHISCO, the world’s leading hospitality distribution company, is partnering with the new booking site Suiteness as it expands beyond Las Vegas to connect travelers with some of the world’s finest hotel suites. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:48:31 EST Tony Tyler to Retire As IATA Director General and CEO in June 2016 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that its Director General and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Tony Tyler, will retire in June 2016 after serving five years in the position. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:18:49 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 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 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 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 Icelandair Announces Montreal Service Icelandair announced the expansion of their global network with new seasonal service from Montreal beginning May 19, 2016. Flights from Pierre Trudeau International Airport will mark the arrival of the airline's first gateway in the province of Quebec, and 16th in North America. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 11:49:05 EST Alaska Air Group Names Brooke DeBay Managing Director of Audit Programs Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, has named Brooke DeBay managing director of audit programs. DeBay will oversee internal audit, the internal evaluation program and enterprise risk management for both airlines. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 10:46:00 EST Q2 Mobile Ad Performance Report Summary for Travel and Tourism Vertical Mobile Rich Media Advertising Across Travel & Tourism Campaigns Drove High Engagement, Secondary Engagement and Time Spent Within Ad Unit Wed, 19 Aug 2015 09:30:12 EST