ANCHORAGE, Alaska (TVLW) - Alaska Airlines today inaugurated nonstop, year-round service between Anchorage, Alaska, and Honolulu. The airline launched nonstop Seattle-Honolulu service Oct. 12 and nonstop Seattle-Lihue, Hawaii, service Oct. 28.
(eTN) - Sunlight falls through a hole in the crown of the beehive-shaped tomb that Saad Mahmoud and his family call home, illuminating an oblong gravestone that serves as a kitchen table. Mr Mahmoud's daughter, taking a break from washing clothes that will be strung up between other tombs to dry, stands at the gravestone and pours tea into chipped glass cups.
(eTN) - South Pole, anyone? The British travel company Discover the World is to become the first tour operator to offer trips to the geographic South Pole, as part of an eight-day trip to the Antarctic.
MIAMI, USA (TVLW) - Ha a le Miami bekeng ena, 'Musisi oa Lihlekehleke tsa Virgin tsa US John deJongh Jr. o kopane le liofisiri tsa Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) le baemeli ba likepe tse kholo tsa likepe tseo likepe tsa bona li bitsang Lihlekehleke tsa Virgin tsa Amerika khafetsa.
(TVLW) - THE Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has given, Nationwide's 767-300 ER aircraft a clean bill of health.
(TVLW) - Department of Tourism, Punjab is planning a major eco tourism initiative and will implement the proposed project by creating a special Directorate or Society under the Forest and Wild Life Department or Punjab State Forest Development Corporation (PSFDC). This development comes in the wake of the Eco Tourism Policy for Punjab drafted recently by the state Forest Department.
JAKARTA (TVLW) - The Culture and Tourism Ministry has launched a website to provide comprehensive information about the country's tourism sector. The website contains information on tourism sites and special events and features an online hotel booking facility.
(TVLW) - Dubai welcomed six cruise ships at its state-of-the-art cruise terminal since the start of cruise season in October.
(eTN) - North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has given warm encouragement to local workers developing Mount Baekdu, the highest point on the peninsula that will be opened to South Korean tourists next year, the North's broadcaster said Saturday.
(eTN) - Family-owned "lifestyle" tourism businesses are not the financial dogs that many think - as new research shows they are doing just as well as their more commercially focused rivals.