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  • American Airlines Joins With The American Red Cross To Aid Texas Tornado Victims

    Published on : Monday, December 28, 2015

    In response to this weekend's devastating tornadoes in theDallas/Fort Wortharea, American Airlines is pledging an immediate$100,000donation to the local chapter of the AmericanRed Crossasthey assist those impacted.   American also is activating its customer and employee donation websites to assist the Red Cross with relief efforts throughout the country. Customers making donations via the American Airlines dedicated Red Cross web...

  • American Airlines Gifts $200,000 To Green Door Behavioral Health

    Published on : Tuesday, December 8, 2015

    American Airlines has gifted Green Door Behavioral Health with a year-end contribution of $200,000 in honor of Will Ris, a longtime Green Door Board member who is retiring this month after 20 years as head of American's Washington DC office. Green Door Behavioral Health is a community-based non-profit that serves more than 1800 DC residents living with persistent mental illness and complications related to substance use disorders. More than 90% o...

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  • 2015 Gold Magellan Award in River Cruising Goes to American Cruise Lines

    Published on : Monday, September 14, 2015

    American Cruise Lines, operator of the newest riverboats andsmall cruise ships in the United States, is pleased to announce it has received the 2015 Gold MagellanAward from Travel Weekly. The award was achieved in the Cruise Overall: River Cruising category, making American Cruise Lines the winner in this category for the second consecutive year. The MagellanAwards, judged by a panel of top travel industry professionals, are the premier awards...

  • American Airlines Group Reports Record August Traffic, Capacity And Load Factor

    Published on : Friday, September 11, 2015

    American Airlines Group today reported August 2015 and year-to-date traffic results.   American Airlines Group's total revenue passenger miles (RPMs) were 21.0 billion, up 5.0 percent versus August 2014. Total capacity was 24.3 billion available seat miles (ASMs), up 2.7 percent versus August 2014. Total passenger load factor was 86.5 percent, up 1.9 percentage points versus August 2014. All three metrics were records for the month of ...

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    Brazil

  • Rio de Janeiro samba school winner of Brazil's 2016 Carnival

    Published on : Thursday, February 11, 2016

    Rio de Janeiro samba school Mangueira has been crowned as the winner of Brazil's 2016 Carnival, local media reported. The school beat 11 other schools to rank in first place, with 269.80 points.   The school dedicated its performance to the 50-year career of beloved Brazilian singer Maria Bethania, who was riding atop one of its floats,   Mangueira's chosen theme, inspired by the Brazilian religion of African origin Candombl...

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    Canada

  • Street Food City returns to Dine Out Vancouver Festival

    Published on : Tuesday, January 5, 2016

    Now in its fifth year, Street Food City, Vancouvers week-long annual food truck pod, returns January 16 to 24, as part of Dine Out Vancouver Festival.     Presented by Tourism Vancouver, StreetFood Vancouver Society and the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA), the cheerful pop-up showcase for local food trucks commandeers the north plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.     Inexpensiv...

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    Cuba

  • Cuban tourism industry development praised by UNWTO

    Published on : Thursday, May 5, 2016

    The progress made by Cuban tourism industry has garnered eulogies from Taleb Rifai, the secretary-general of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).   Rifai said that the path chosen by the Cuban authorities to develop the national tourism industry was quite effective.   He was taking part in the 36th International FITCUBA Tourism Fair (FITCuba 2016), which takes place from May 3rd to 7th, and also in the 60th Mee...

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    Costa Rica

  • Quake simulator turns Costa Rican tourist draw

    Published on : Monday, October 5, 2015

    Magmtica, located on the road to Iraz Volcano, is instrumental in helpingpeople learn about Costa Ricas geological history, biodiversity andearthquake prevention, and have fun at the same time. Magmticasobjective with the simulator is to increase prevention awareness.   The earthquake simulator, more than an adventure, is meantto sensitizepeople to take preventive measures and actions in our homes andcommunities toward this...

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