Posts Tagged ‘leisure and hospitality’

Westjet to begin Toronto-New Orleans flights

by Associated Press Published: July 8,2010

Tags: air travel, leisure and hospitality, tourism, travel

KENNER, La. — Canadian low-cost carrier Westjet is starting nonstop flights between Toronto and the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. The seasonal service will operate four times per week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. It begins Oct. 31 and will run through May 8. The route previously was run by Air Canada, but […] [...]

Expedia offering support to oil-impacted markets

by Wally Northway Published: July 2,2010

Tags: leisure and hospitality, travel

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Expedia Media, the advertising sales division of the online travel company Expedia Inc., is providing marketing support to destinations impacted by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. During July, August and September, Expedia Media will offer a three-to-one media matching program for destination marketing organizations (DMOs) and tourism boards located in the […] [...]

Travelers staying on the ground

by Wally Northway Published: November 20,2009

Tags: air travel, leisure and hospitality, recession

The number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on U.S. airlines in Aug. 2009 declined by 4.1 percent from Aug. 2008, dropping by 2.8 million to 65 million, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). August was the 17th consecutive month with a decrease in passengers from the prior year. BTS, in a release […] [...]

Diamondhead Casino still in game

by Wally Northway Published: November 17,2009

Tags: gaming, leisure and hospitality, real estate

DIAMONDHEAD — Deborah Vitale says jokingly that one day she will write a book, then a musical, on the saga of her professional struggles over the last decade-plus to get a gaming venue built on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. President of Diamondhead Casino Corporation (OTBB: DHCC), she can only chock up her company’s survival to […] [...]

Dirt moving on hospitality/resort training center

by Wally Northway Published: November 6,2009

Tags: education, leisure and hospitality, tourism, workforce development

HARRISON COUNTY — One of the key issues facing the tourism industry on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is workforce development. Finding and retaining personnel post-Hurricane Katrina has proven challenging. So, hopes are high for a new, state-of-the-art Hospitality and Resort Management Center on the Jefferson Davis campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC). The […] [...]

MGM MIRAGE’s Mississippi operations slumping

by Wally Northway Published: November 6,2009

Tags: gaming, leisure and hospitality, publicly traded company

MGM MIRAGE reported a third quarter diluted loss per share of $1.70, compared to income per share of $0.22 in the prior year third quarter. The current year results were impacted by non-cash impairment charges totaling $1.17 billion, or $1.72 loss per diluted share net of tax, including a pre-tax non-cash impairment charge of $956 […] [...]

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