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Cutting $19.31 an hour pay makes many TSA workers sick

The average pay for a TSA officers in the U.S. is $19.31 an hour, the responsibility a TSA officers have for the US airline safety is enormous. There are roughly 57,600 TSA employee at this time – and they are no longer getting paid due to President Trump’s government shut down. eTN Chatroom: Discuss with readers from around the world: Since TSA officers are considered essential such officers are expected to... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism paradise has a dark side: 117 people dead in 2018

One of the most popular US travel and tourism destinations is also a destination with a dark track record of 117 people that died on its roadways in 2018. One outspoken leader in the travel and tourism industry is the CEO of Charley’s Taxi in Honolulu. She has been outspoken in traffic safety issues and invested heavily to make a difference. Her name is Dale Evans. Tourism income is at its peak... Read More
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Updated US Travel Advisory for China: Will China tourism officials retaliate?

Every day 8000 Chinese tourists enter the United States, and every day an average of 5000 American tourists enter China. Americans should exercise increased caution in China due to arbitrary enforcement of local laws as well as special restrictions on dual U.S.-Chinese nationals. eTN Chatroom: Discuss with readers from around the world: A trade war between the two superpowers is obvious and issuing a travel alert in the midsts of such a... Read More
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Carnival Cruise Line adds San Francisco to its West Coast port network

Carnival Miracle to sail to Alaska, Hawaii and Mexico from San Francisco Carnival Cruise Line today announced that for the first time, it will offer a series of cruises from San Francisco, with Carnival Miracle operating a diverse schedule that includes four- to 15-day voyages to Alaska, Hawaii and Mexico in 2020. Following strong reception to a previously announced program from San Diego in 2019, Carnival Miracle will also return to... Read More
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Hawaii tops list of 2019 most desirable U.S. travel destinations

U.S. destinations consumers are most interested in traveling to in 2019 is Hawaii The results of a recent consumer travel trends survey suggest 2019 is going to be another boon year for the travel industry. More than 3,500 consumers participated in the survey and a whopping 96 percent indicated they intend to travel for vacation in the coming year with nearly 90 percent stating they will take the same or more... Read More
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Airbnb fights back after opponents circulate fake news

Airbnb delivers opportunity, not direct threat, to South African hotel industry Opponents and those competing with Airbnb are hotels, resorts, and community activists. Are these opponents now in the business of producing fake news, fake videos, and fake press releases? Obviously, these opponents want to stop Airbnb from doing business in cities around the United States. eTN was one of the media targeted with authentic looking “fake news” yesterday. eTN Publisher Juergen... Read More
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Holiday Travel using U.S. airports: The best and the worst

U.S. airlines carried 72.3 million passengers in December 2017, a new all-time high, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). Holiday travel is defined as flights that depart between Dec. 20 and Dec. 31 each year. A flight delay is when one that arrived at its destination 15 minutes or more behind schedule or was canceled altogether. Depending on the airport, the potential for flight delays... Read More
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Travel alert! Everyday Carry Shirt to prevent pickpocketing?

A former U.S. State Department Security Officer has a safety message for business travelers and advice for tourists with a solution for everyone carrying a smartphone, a passport, or a wallet when on the road. His name is David Bowers and his message is the Everyday Carry Shirt. David Bowers created a solution on how to get a handle on the increased risk of being a victim of a petty crime like... Read More
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What Marriott told victims of massive security crime? Transcript of an email to hotel guests

Marriott International A massive database breach was reported by Marriott Hotels and Resorts at their Starwood brand on November 30. In the meantime, Marriott Security procedures had been in the global spotlight resulting in various legal and criminal actions taken by authorities around the world against the largest hotel chain in the world. A PR nightmare has been unfolding for Marriott resulting in making the brand speechless in avoiding responses to... Read More