United States News

West Virginia train crash causes huge blaze

West Virginia train crash causes huge blaze

17th Feb 2015 Rail News

A train crash in West Virginia has seen the evacuation of two towns in the area. The train was carrying more than 100 tankers of crude oil when it crashed in the south of the state, sending at least one of the carriages into the Kanawha River. At least 14 tankers are on fire following the incident, 30 miles south-east of Charleston.

Storm sees thousands of US flights cancelled

Storm sees thousands of US flights cancelled

13th Feb 2014 Airline News

Travel chaos has returned to the north-east of the United States after a huge winter storm moved up from the south of the country. The mammoth storm has affected people in over 22 states - from Texas to Maine - and caused at least 12 deaths so far.

Terrorists allowed on US planes following witness protection slip up

Terrorists allowed on US planes following witness protection slip up

17th May 2013 Airline News

A report from the United States department of justice has revealed terrorists on witness protection were allowed on board flights as their new identities were not added to the US no-fly list. The Witness Security Program, organised by the department, had failed to give the new names to the FBI-managed Terrorist Screening Center, the report concluded.

Obama outlines plans to boost American tourism

20th Jan 2012 Tourism News

American president Barack Obama has outlined a series of initiatives designed to boost international visitor numbers to the United States. Included in the measures were plans to expand the Global Entry System, which makes it easier for frequent visitors to cross borders, and expand the number of nations whose citizens could enter the country without a visa.

America warns travellers over possible Bangkok danger

America warns travellers over possible Bangkok danger

13th Jan 2012 Tourism News

American citizens in Thailand have been warned terrorists may be looking to conduct attacks against tourist in Bangkok in the “near future”. Those in the area are urged to exercise caution when visiting public areas where large groups of Western tourists gather in Bangkok.

Obama administration reveals hundreds of millions in transport spending

Obama administration reveals hundreds of millions in transport spending

17th Dec 2011 Tourism News Rail News

United States transportation secretary Ray LaHood has announced 46 transportation projects in 33 states and Puerto Rico will receive a total of $511 million from the third round of the TIGER program. The announcement comes ahead of schedule and will allow communities to move forward with job-creating infrastructure projects including road and bridge improvements; transit upgrades; freight, port and rail expansions; and new options for bicyclists and pedestrians.

United States introduces Brand USA to welcome world visitors

United States introduces Brand USA to welcome world visitors

The organisation responsible for marketing the United States to world visitors has unveiled Brand USA, America’s first-ever global consumer brand. Formerly known as the Corporation for Travel Promotion, but now doing business as Brand USA, the group introduced its global brand positioning and strategy before an international audience of travel professionals and destinations in London. 

Unseasonable snowstorm strikes United States

Unseasonable snowstorm strikes United States

31st Oct 2011 Tourism News

Residents on the east coast of the United States have been left celebrating Halloween in darkness after an unseasonable snowstorm swept across the region leaving a trail of devastation. Areas of Massachusetts recorded nearly 70cm of snowfall in a single day, with at least nine people feared dead.