Us Inbound Tourism News

Aer Lingus boosts North America capacity for winter 2017

Aer Lingus boosts North America capacity for winter 2017

11 August 2017 Airline News Tourism News

Aer Lingus has announced its winter schedule, with the airline set to offer 300,000 additional seats to Europe and North America as part of its largest ever deployment. Soon to begin its direct service on September 1st, Aer Lingus will operate three flights per week to Miami, Florida, a new long-haul destination for winter.

Zota Beach Resort opens in Florida, USA

Zota Beach Resort opens in Florida, USA

31 July 2017 Hotel News

The Bradenton Area on Florida’s West Coast has opened its newest luxury hotel, the Zota Beach Resort. Formerly the Hilton Longboat Key, the $24 million property offers a secluded beachfront setting, stylish pool area, contemporary restaurant and a chic wine bar.

American Duchess prepares for New Orleans debut

American Duchess prepares for New Orleans debut

31 July 2017 Cruise News

The new all-suite, 166-guest American Duchess, has arrived in New Orleans to undergo final preparations for her August 14th inaugural sailing. The American Duchess is owned and operated by the American Queen Steamboat Company and the luxurious paddlewheeler will join the American Queen and American Empress to become the third vessel of the riverboat company.

Saudia sees laptop ban lifted on US flights

Saudia sees laptop ban lifted on US flights

20 July 2017 Airline News

Saudia Arabian flag-carrier Saudia has said passengers will now be allowed to carry laptops on flights to the US. The news comes after the country’s airports received security clearance from the department of homeland security in the United States.

Etihad Airways passengers allowed laptops on US flights

Etihad Airways passengers allowed laptops on US flights

3 July 2017 Airline News

Passengers on Etihad Airways flights out of Abu Dhabi to the United States will be able to use larger gadgets, such as laptops, during their journey. Regulations requiring passengers to put laptops and other gadgets in baggage in the hold were introduced in March.

Trump travel ban comes partially into force in United States

Trump travel ban comes partially into force in United States

30 June 2017 Tourism News

People from Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen will face tougher US entry criteria as a controversial travel ban comes into force. All refugees will also face tougher restrictions on entering the country as a key plank of president Trump’s agenda comes into force.

Further setback for Trump Muslim-majority travel ban

Further setback for Trump Muslim-majority travel ban

13 June 2017 Tourism News

A US appeals court in San Francisco has upheld a decision blocking a proposed ban on travellers from six Muslim-majority countries entering the United States. The proposed ban was initiated by president Donald Trump in the early days of his administration, but has been dogged by legal problems.