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Tourism and Leisure Industry

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  • Storm brings winter to Southwest

    A wintry storm dumped heavy snow and rain across the Southwest on Sunday and forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights in what could be a preview of nasty traveling weather for Thanksgiving. Some parts of northern New Mexico were buried under...
  • Airlines adding seats for holiday period, trade group says

    Airlines adding seats for holiday period, trade group says
    U.S. airlines are adding seats and staff to accommodate travelers during the busy holiday travel season, trade group Airlines for America said Thursday. This year, some 25.1 million passengers are expected to fly on U.S. airlines during the 12-day ...
  • Consumer Reports tells you which stores are the best and worst this holiday season

    Consumer Reports tells you which stores are the best and worst this holiday season
    Each year, Consumer Reports unveils its "Naughty and Nice" list of the companies with the best and worst customer policies and practices. Those that are getting some coal this year include Best Buy and Amazon, while Walmart made the "nice" list. Here...
  • Ticket agents fined for violating disclosure rules

    Ticket agents fined for violating disclosure rules
    When travel agents sell an airline ticket, they are required by federal policy to disclose the airline you will be flying. So far this year, the U.S. Department of Transportation has issued six fines, totaling $430,000, to travel agencies that have...
  • Airlines are giving passengers some love

    Airlines are giving passengers some love
    Air travelers have endured a lot of grief from the airlines the last few years, thanks to ever-shrinking seats and a proliferation of passenger fees, among other changes. But fliers are finally getting some love in return. American Airlines passengers...
  • What did federal agencies do for travelers in 2013?

    What did federal agencies do for travelers in 2013?
    Ask travelers what the federal government did for them this year, and you'll probably get a shrug, at best -- or a rant about sequestration, national park closings and the Transportation Security Administration, at worst. But there's actually a...
  • DOT slaps American Airline with fine for incorrect information about fees and surcharges

    Two days after announcing a successful merger with U.S. Airways Group, American Airlines was fined by the U.S. Department of Transportation for violating an advertising rule regarding full fares. According to a transportation department press release,...
  • When corporate grinches dress up as Santa: A holiday peeve

    'Tis the season when consumer companies fall all over each other trying to show their charitable sides. No one should have anything against that. What's irksome, however, is when they try to enlist us, the customers, in their marketing efforts, as...
  • Air New Zealand takes off with a 'Hobbit' themed 777

    Air New Zealand takes off with a 'Hobbit' themed 777
     Air New Zealand hopes to get some tail winds from the next installment of "The Hobbit." In a not-so-subtle marketing campaign tied to the movie, the self-described "airline of Middle-earth," has emblazoned a Boeing 777-300 aircraft with a 177 foot-long...
  • Airlines roll out the perks for affluent fliers

    If you are among America’s well-to-do, you may have noticed that the airline industry has been rolling out the red carpet for you lately. For good reason. The number of affluent travelers has risen in the last few years, according to a report by...
  • Storm on collision course with East Coast; travel could get hairy

    [Updated, 11:47 a.m. PST Nov. 25: The National Weather Service said Monday that a storm system was still on course to slam the East Coast and harry travelers, starting as soon as Tuesday. “Given the recent very cold weather, the onset of the...