Category: USA Travel News

USA travel & tourism news. What is important for American Tourism, Stakeholders and officials. Latest travel and tourism news from the United States of America. Local and national news moving the travel and tourism industry in the U.S. The U.S. is a country of 50 states covering a vast swath of North America, with Alaska in the northwest and Hawaii extending the nation’s presence into the Pacific Ocean. Major Atlantic Coast cities are New York, a global finance and culture center, and capital Washington, DC. Midwestern metropolis Chicago is known for influential architecture and on the west coast, Los Angeles' Hollywood is famed for filmmaking.

Norwegian Cruise Line appoints Scott Dahnke to Board of Directors
Cruise Industry News

Norwegian Cruise Line appoints Scott Dahnke to Board of Directors

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 15, 2020

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. today announced the appointment of Scott Dahnke to its Board of Directors as a new ... Read More

United Airlines named top company for disability inclusion
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United Airlines named top company for disability inclusion

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 15, 2020

United Airlines was recognized for the fifth consecutive year as a top-scoring company and best place to work for disability ... Read More

FAA lowers international aviation safety rating for Pakistan
Airline News

FAA lowers international aviation safety rating for Pakistan

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 15, 2020

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that Pakistan has been assigned a Category 2 rating because it does not ... Read More

Hyatt, Marriott, Bookings.com are fake media for Hawaii hotel bookings
Hawaii Travel News

Hyatt, Marriott, Bookings.com are fake media for Hawaii hotel bookings

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 15, 2020

The travel and tourism industry is on life support. Even giant companies are struggling to keep the light on. Hundreds ... Read More

Trump strips Hong Kong of its special status
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

Trump strips Hong Kong of its special status

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 14, 2020

US President Donald Trump announced the signing of the 'Hong Kong Autonomy Act' and an executive order ending all preferential ... Read More

Right-wing group blasts Trump for caving to ‘special interest pressure’ on foreign student visas
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

Right-wing group blasts Trump for caving to ‘special interest pressure’ on foreign student visas

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 14, 2020

The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), regarding the Trump ... Read More

Americans still hope to travel overseas this year
USA Travel News

Americans still hope to travel overseas this year

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 14, 2020

While the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to greatly impact travel in the United States and throughout the world, ... Read More

Delta Air Lines: COVID-19 pandemic has truly staggering impact on business
Airline News

Delta Air Lines: COVID-19 pandemic has truly staggering impact on business

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 14, 2020

Delta Air Lines today reported financial results for the June quarter 2020 and outlined its continued response to the COVID-19 ... Read More

Halekulani Hotel sets a trend in keeping Waikiki Resort closed for a year
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Halekulani Hotel sets a trend in keeping Waikiki Resort closed for a year

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 14, 2020

Together with the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, the Halekulani in Waikiki has been regarded as a luxury and a hotel with ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority on Governor Maintaining Mandatory Quarantine
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Hawaii Tourism Authority on Governor Maintaining Mandatory Quarantine

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 14, 2020

Hawaii Governor David Ige announced this afternoon that after meeting with the 4 county mayors and officials from the Department ... Read More

Visit the Florida Keys? Enjoy a “Quarantine” with Toilet Paper Included
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Visit the Florida Keys? Enjoy a “Quarantine” with Toilet Paper Included

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 14, 2020

The Florida Keys closed for tourism on March 22 at 6 pm and was closed for 72 days, and then ... Read More

No tourism in Hawaii until at least September: Governor Ige announcement
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No tourism in Hawaii until at least September: Governor Ige announcement

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 13, 2020

No visitors are allowed to the Aloha State without observing a two-week quarantine. This status was now officially extended for ... Read More

California Shutting Back Down Due to COVID-19 Spike
Travel Safety & Emergencies

California Shutting Back Down Due to COVID-19 Spike

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 13, 2020

Noting an alarming spike in coronavirus cases across the State of California, Governor Newsom today dimmed the economic reopening switch ... Read More

US DOT urged to issue mandatory COVID-19 airline safety standards
Airline News

US DOT urged to issue mandatory COVID-19 airline safety standards

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 13, 2020

Consumer Reports is calling on US Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to issue mandatory, enforceable health and safety standards ... Read More

Iconic New York City landmark prepares to re-open with new protocols
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Iconic New York City landmark prepares to re-open with new protocols

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 13, 2020

The Empire State Building (ESB) today announced the recall of its employees for training in the new protocols and processes ... Read More

PATA CEO Mario Hardy urges Hawaii Governor Ige to keep Tourism closed, but….
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PATA CEO Mario Hardy urges Hawaii Governor Ige to keep Tourism closed, but….

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 13, 2020

Keep the Hawaii Visitors Industry closed after August 1 is a reasonable approach, said to Dr. Mario Hardy, CEO of ... Read More

Tourism Will Reboot When Industry Faces COVID-19 Reality
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Tourism Will Reboot When Industry Faces COVID-19 Reality

mm Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- July 10, 2020

Invisible But Deadly: COVID-19 When you can see it, there is no challenge to keeping surfaces clean and sanitized. Find ... Read More

Carnival Corporation expects to resume operations ‘in a phased manner’
Cruise Industry News

Carnival Corporation expects to resume operations ‘in a phased manner’

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

Carnival Corporation & plc? provides a business update and additional financial information for the second quarter ended May 31, 2020. ... Read More

Port Canaveral awarded federal grant  for security upgrades
Cruise Industry News

Port Canaveral awarded federal grant for security upgrades

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

The Canaveral Port Authority has been awarded $908,015 in federal funding by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism to remain closed for visitors: Not yet official, but predicted
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Hawaii Tourism to remain closed for visitors: Not yet official, but predicted

George Taylor George Taylor- July 10, 2020

Juergen Steinmetz, publisher of Hawaii based eTurboNews now predicts the US State of Hawaii will not be ready to welcome ... Read More

Did 6 fully loaded Boeing 737 Max crash in the US? The new normal in America
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Did 6 fully loaded Boeing 737 Max crash in the US? The new normal in America

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 10, 2020

960 passengers and crew dead. This would be the result if 6 fully booked Boeing 737 - Max 7 crashed ... Read More

US Revokes Pakistan International Airlines Flights
Airline News

US Revokes Pakistan International Airlines Flights

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 10, 2020

Pakistan last month grounded almost a third of its pilots after discovering they may have falsified their qualifications, specifically Pakistan ... Read More

Carnival Corporation names new President of Holland America Line
Cruise Industry News

Carnival Corporation names new President of Holland America Line

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

Carnival Corporation & plc?today announced two important moves within its global leadership team as part of the company's broader efforts ... Read More

Key West’s Fantasy Fest canceled because of COVID-19 concerns
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Key West’s Fantasy Fest canceled because of COVID-19 concerns

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

The organizers of Key West’s Fantasy Fest costuming and masking festival announced Thursday that the 2020 festival, originally scheduled Oct. ... Read More

FlyersRights: US DOT’s COVID-19 guidance ‘too little, too late’
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

FlyersRights: US DOT’s COVID-19 guidance ‘too little, too late’

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

The Department of Transportation invited FlyersRights.org and other consumer organizations to a conference call Tuesday to discuss the DOT’s coronavirus ... Read More

US and China vie to lead domestic aviation market globally
Airline News

US and China vie to lead domestic aviation market globally

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

China and the US jostle to lead the world in domestic flights as air travel slowly resumes following a relaxation ... Read More

The Future of Short Haul Travel in Europe looks bright
Airport news

The Future of Short Haul Travel in Europe looks bright

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 9, 2020

According to the European Travel Commission’s (ETC) latest quarterly report “European Tourism: Trends & Prospects”, the global health crisis has ... Read More

Progress in Chapter 11 tranche financing for LATAM Airlines
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Progress in Chapter 11 tranche financing for LATAM Airlines

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 9, 2020

LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (‘LATAM’) today presented the second tranche financing proposal to the Court of the Southern District of ... Read More

Staycations, road trips and flexibility pave the way to US tourism recovery
Responsible Tourism News

Staycations, road trips and flexibility pave the way to US tourism recovery

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

Summer travel unarguably looks different this summer, and the latest travel industry report sheds light on the emerging priorities and ... Read More

Beijing threatening to impose visa restrictions on US citizens
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Beijing threatening to impose visa restrictions on US citizens

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

Chinese government officials announced today that China will impose visa restrictions on US citizens who have engaged in “egregious” behavior ... Read More

Heartfelt Message from Visit California CEO on COVID-19 Effects
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Heartfelt Message from Visit California CEO on COVID-19 Effects

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 8, 2020

Today, Caroline Beteta, President & CEO of Visit California, shared an update on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic from the perspective ... Read More

Philadelphia Tourism launches new PHL Health Pledge initiative
Travel Destination

Philadelphia Tourism launches new PHL Health Pledge initiative

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau has launched the ‘PHL Health Pledge’, a new initiative to increase awareness of the ... Read More

Delta Air Lines flight forced to make emergency landing at JFK
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Delta Air Lines flight forced to make emergency landing at JFK

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 7, 2020

Delta Air Lines Airbus A319 with 43 passengers on board was forced to make an emergency landing at New York's ... Read More

IATA: Willingness to travel tempered by COVID-19 concerns
Airline News

IATA: Willingness to travel tempered by COVID-19 concerns

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 7, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released public opinion research showing the willingness to travel being tempered by concerns over ... Read More

Carnival will be notifying guests and travel agents on Tuesday
Cruise Industry News

Carnival will be notifying guests and travel agents on Tuesday

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 7, 2020

Carnival Cruise Line will be notifying guests and travel agents on Tuesday of revisions to the delivery of its newest ... Read More

Italian Tourism Without USA and Russia Loses Luxury Customers
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Italian Tourism Without USA and Russia Loses Luxury Customers

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- July 7, 2020

The European Union (EU) opened tourist borders to non-Schengen flights but left Italian tourism without USA and Russia, while in ... Read More

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