TSA considers enabling faster security screening at airports
Long delays and security lines at airports are all too common and expected, but a new program on the table at the Transportation Security Administration could mitigate the situation. More
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Travelers willing to pay for expedited security check
from Meetings & Conventions
A survey commissioned by the U.S. Travel Association shows frequent travelers are willing to pay up to $150 to enroll in a trusted-traveler program that would allow expedited security checks before flying. U.S. Travel recently recommended that such a program be put in place for domestic air travelers. More
Washington state abandons all tourism marketing
from The Associated Press
Like a business trying to sell a product, Washington state has for years attracted visitors by promoting stunning images of some of the nation's most majestic scenery — from the snow-capped peaks of the Cascades to the rain forests
and thundering waterfalls of the Olympic Peninsula. That marketing is coming to an abrupt end. More
US Travel applauds launch of Senate travel caucus
from Travel Agent Magazine
The U.S. Travel Association applauded the launch of the U.S. Senate Travel & Tourism Caucus. Sens.Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Mark Begich, D-Alaska and Mark Kirk, R-Ill., announced the formation of the U.S. Senate Travel & Tourism Caucus, a bipartisan caucus that will work to promote commonsense policies that reduce barriers to travel and raise awareness of the importance of the job-creating travel and tourism industry. More
Air travel rockets for Independence Day
Fireworks won't be the only things flying during the Independence Day weekend. Higher gasoline prices are discouraging people from driving during the holiday weekend, and though the total number of people planning travel has declined, the number of people flying has spiked by roughly 9
Hotels offer services through tablet PCs
from USA Today
For a night of clubbing in New York City on a recent weekend, Seunghee Thomson turned to the iPad in her room at the Mondrian SoHo to ask the hotel's concierge for a recommendation. More
Tourism industry to capitalize on same-sex
from Crain's New York Business
Let the marketing begin! New York City and the business community are working on overdrive to roll out the red carpet for the gay and lesbian community since New York became the sixth state to grant
marriage licenses to same-sex couples. More
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