Amtrak thinking of New Orleans to Orlando

Amtrak, along with Southern Rail Commission are carrying on a tour along Gulf Coast to look at the feasibility of bringing in passenger rail back to Gulf Coast, over a decade after Hurricane Katrina spoiled the tracks.

Recently, the Southern Rail Commission stated that the so-called "Inspection Train" would have fourteen stops in 4 states, starting from 18th February in New Orleans as well as concluding the next day in Jacksonville, in Florida. Other stops are Gulfport and Biloxi in Mississippi; Pensacola and Tallahassee in Florida; and Mobile in Alabama.

Greg White, the Southern Rail Commission Chairman, told the Charter Yacht Largs website that he is urging Amtrak to re-establish daily - round-trip service between Orlando and New Orleans.

News houses reported that Joe Boardmanm, Chief Executive Officer and President of Amtrak, will play host to elected officials as well as others on the trip that is being taken to look at the current railroad infrastructure.

Meanwhile, there is a great new for those who travel to New Orleans via air. The Louis Armstrong International Airport will have a thirty gate terminal. This program will really put a jewel in the crown on one of the most fun and quirky cities in the world. The city has seen record number of travelers in 2015 and the number is increasing day by day.

New Orleans mayor, Mitch Landrieu told that modern airports like this are really one of those things that have helped in transforming economies around the world.

Southern Airways Express to start Birmingham-New Orleans flight

A low-cost 'flight' which first came to the city of Birmingham in the year 2013 just as a start-up is now looking to fill in an air travel gap.

Starting later this year, the Southern Airways Express will start daily flights from Shuttlesworth International Airport, Birmingham to New Orleans Lakefront Airport, said the company COO Keith Sisson.

The airline, based in Memphis, deals with a fleet of 9-passenger turboprop flights along with executive-kind of seating as well as utlizes Atlantic Aviation private terminal on east end of airport located near Southern Museum of Flight. Well, this is the very second time that the Southern has added service to New Orleans, earlier doing so on a seasonal path along with continuing service to Destin, Florida.

Apart from the season, the flight did o't always have a lot of passengers for its 2nd leg to and from Florida. The non-seasonal, under-2 hour air path to New Orleans would be sustainable throughout the year, said Sisson. This path is just a natural, said Sisson said, showing natural leisure travel as well as business links between these two places.

In the year 2013, Birmingham lost their direct flights to New Orleans when Southwest Airlines broke off the direct path. Also, the city lost service to Jacksonville, Florida, at that time. Sisson told that the Southern is looking into a beginning service between Birmingham as well as St. Augustine, Jacksonville, in the next year or in one and a half year.

Allegiant Air all set to start flights to New Orleans

Allegiant Air, the Las Vegas based airliner, will move in the Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans early next year, beginning seasonal direct flights from places like Cincinnati, Columbus, Indianapolis, Ohio as well as year round flights to Orlando, declared the company on Tuesday.

The discount airliner company is including New Orleans to its new lineup that aims focuses on connecting smaller and less known places to top vacation destinations in California, Nevada, Hawaii and Florida. Operations will start in February, 2015, before Mardi Gras.

In a press release, Allegiant Travel Company senior VP of planning said that they are really very excited to declare New Orleans as their newest destination city and to offer Allegiant travelers the option of vacationing in New Orleans for less. With 4 routes as well as 8 flights in a week, they expect to bring a significant number of whole new visitors to experience all that NOLA has to offer.

Allegiant Air, founded in the year 1997, cracks scheduled flights to 89 places in the United States as well as chartered flights throughout North America. This airline operates a series of 56 MD 80 aircraft, 6 Boeing 757-200 planes, as well as 2 Airbus A319 aircraft. Two weekly flights from Indianapolis, Orlando, Columbus and Cincinnati start on 5th February. One way fares begin at US$ 85 to Midwestern cities as well as US$ 45 to Orlando, declared the company.

Australia relishing their larges tourism boom since the 2000 Sydney Olympics

It appears that Australia is back in favor among international visitors with visitors from outside the country coming here is huge numbers. This is not something that has not been seen before the Olympics in Sydney.
Short term tourist arrivals in the year till August compared with earlier twelve months reveal a double digit development in tourists coming from places like Malaysia, India and China. Travelers also poured to Australia from Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore with an overall increase in short term arrival of 8.2%.
John O’Sullivan, the managing director of Tourism Australia, stated that 538800 people came for a short term arrival in August. He added that they have not seen these sorts of international tourist arrivals numbers since the Sydney 2000 Olympics days.
What is very pleasing is that they are experiencing strong performances around the board, from their traditional Western markets along with the new, emerging Eastern markets which are now very much part of today’s Australian tourism story.
Craig James, a senior CommSec analyst, stated that the development in Chinese travelers was nothing short of astonishing. Craig James stated that in just less than 4 years, the annual number of Chinese travelers to Australia has doubled and if the current development rates keep up, China would surpass New Zealand as their primary source of tourists in around 5 years time. He added that other important development is that the overall traveler arrivals are developing just shy of the newest pace in fourteen years no doubt boosted by improvement in the worldwide economy.

New Orleans to have brand new discount airline service

The officials of the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport stated that they are welcoming a whole new low cost carrier which would offer service to Virginia. Officials have stated that PEOPLExpress would start flying from to New Orleans on 28th August. The airline would offer service 3 days a week to Virginias Newport News Williamsburg International Airport.
PEOPLExpress began service on 30th June on 3 routes from the Newport News, and would grow to 7 routes with the addition of the New Orleans and St. Petersburg also on 28th August. It is a brand new airline upraising the name of a 80s discount carrier.
The airline promotes charges between New Orleans and Newport News beginning at US$ 119. Extra fees are agitated for checked luggage, usage of overhead bins as well as in-flight beverages. In the year 2013, New Orleans was the quickest developing major American airport.
Meanwhile, New Orleans Burlesque Festival (from 18th to 21st September) celebrates the sexy side of theatre. It is a custom with rich roots in New Orleans  as well as a developing base of brand new fans as well as artists who sweep up the art of undressing on stage.
This is not only a local party. Now in its 6th year, this years gathering is anticipated to attract veteran and current performers from many continents.