Government Affairs

U.S. loosens embargo on Cuba, making travel easier
U.S. loosens embargo on Cuba, making travel easier

Americans permitted to travel to Cuba for family visits, official U.S. government business, journalism, research, education, religious activity and other reasons fall under a U.S. general license and don't need to apply for a separate license.... READ MORE

Terrorism insurance program renewed

The House and Senate passed legislation to re-establish the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, which allows the federal government to help cover catastrophic losses stemming from acts of terrorism.... READ MORE

Delta challenges validity of DOT penalty

Delta has denied allegations by the Transportation Department’s enforcement office that it violated the codeshare-disclosure rule during “secret shopper” calls made by agency investigators, and has asked an administrative law judge to dismiss the case.... READ MORE

Flight-sharing service sues FAA

Flytenow said the government agency overstepped its bounds when declaring that the company is unauthorized to use its website to arrange flights between plane owners and passengers seeking to make the same trip.... READ MORE

Preview 2015: Executive View
Preview 2015: Executive View

From the C-suites of the National Tour Association, Carnival Corp., U.S. Travel Association and Flight Centre, thoughts on the Chinese travel market and other issues the industry will face in the year ahead.... READ MORE

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