ATLANTA and CALGARY, Alberta, July 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (DAL) and WestJet (WJA.TO) have signed a definitive agreement to create a comprehensive transborder joint venture arrangement that will offer customers an extensive route network within the U.S. and Canada. "WestJet continues its drive toward becoming a global airline, and the signing of this agreement marks a major milestone in that journey," said Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO.
British Airways cancelled and delayed flights at London's Heathrow, Europe's biggest airport, on Wednesday due to problems with a supplier's IT systems, the airline said. A number of British Airways flights were cancelled or being delayed by several hours at Heathrow's Terminal 5, according to the airport's departure board. "We are working with our supplier to resolve the matter and are sorry for the disruption to our customers' travel plans," British Airways said in a statement.
Cathay Pacific will begin flying from its hub in Hong Kong to Seattle beginning April 1, 2019, the airline announced today. The route will become the only non-stop airline link between Seattle and Hong Kong now that Delta has announced plans to end its flight on the same route in October 2018. Cathay Pacific's service will take place four times weekly according to the following schedule. Cathay Pacific flight 857 will depart Seattle on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday mornings at 1:05am and arrive in Hong Kong the following day at 5:25am. Cathay Pacific flight CX 858 will depart Hong Kong at 11:55pm on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, arriving in Seattle at 9:00pm the same day. The
NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, today released its eighth annual sustainability report, announcing that in 2017 the company achieved its 25 percent carbon reduction goal three years ahead of schedule and is on track with its nine other 2020 sustainability goals. The full 2017 report, "Sustainability from Ship to Shore," was developed in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative format and is available online at www.CarnivalSustainability.com. Looking to the future, the company continues to chart its sustainability journey, using the United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals as a framework to identify new environmental management, energy efficiency, health, safety and wellbeing objectives to strive toward by 2030.
As travelers continue to seek local experiences and tailored activities that fuel their curiosity, Curio Collection by Hilton today unveils new elements to its Curious Gene program. To explore curiosity as it relates to travel, Hilton’s first collection brand conducted a consumer survey and has partnered with The Travel Channel’s Ashlan Cousteau to help people maximize their exploration.
This list of the 22 best places to visit in the United States may have you whipping out pen and paper or your favorite digital note-taking app so you can start one stat. From cities you might expect to see on a list such as this -- New York, San Francisco, Miami -- to places you might only be vaguely aware of -- the North Fork of Long Island; Portland, Maine; Kauai -- one thing is for certain: Exploring the United States has never been more exciting. What sets this list slightly apart from other similar "places to go" lists is its lack of uniformity.
MIAMI , July 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) today announced that has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.50 per share. The company's boards of directors ...
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — A tour boat accident has drawn renewed attention to Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, but for Big Island residents the erupting lava has been an ever-present force for more than two months.
A scenic stretch of Highway 1 in a popular tourist area along the California coast reopened to traffic Wednesday, more than a year after it was blocked by a massive landslide, officials said. The newly built, two-lane stretch of road in Big Sur opened two days ahead of schedule, the California Department of Transportation said. Big Sur, with miles of rugged coast, cliffs and wilderness about 150 miles south of San Francisco, features spectacular views of the ocean and accommodations at high-end resorts. The slide along the highway linking Northern and Southern California has stymied visitors and hurt businesses, including Ragged Point Inn and Resort, which saw business cut in half. "We are beside
British Airways has apologised after IT issues caused dozens of flights in and out of Heathrow Airport to be cancelled, described by one passenger as "complete chaos". Other flights were delayed as passengers reported long queues at the London airport's Terminal 5 on Wednesday evening. On Thursday morning, a BA spokesperson said: "Our flights are operating today, however we expect some knock on disruption from yesterday's combination of a temporary closure of Heathrow Airport's air traffic control tower and a supplier system issue which affected a number of airlines.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has set a goal of welcoming 50 million tourists a year by 2020, and the city is now looking for a consultant who can help address problems that might block the city from reaching that goal — traffic gridlock, a shortage of hotel rooms and stubborn homelessness near tourism sites, it was reported today. The request for proposals comes as tourism officials worry that President Trump's travel ban and the harsh rhetoric from the White House about immigrants may give international travelers the message that they aren't welcome in the City of Angels, the Los Angeles Times reported. The final value of the contract will depend on which consultant is chosen and how much that consultant requests.
Taiwan has stepped in to help its ally Palau attract more tourists after an airline from the Micronesian nation said it was forced to shut under pressure from China. Taiwan's battle to protect its few remaining official allies has intensified as relations with Beijing deteriorate. Four former allies of Taiwan have switched diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing since 2016 as China offers economic incentives to jump ship.