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Poll Shows Germans Are Rethinking U.S. Vacations

Poll Shows Germans Are Rethinking U.S. Vacations

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

If half of Germans are really rethinking travel to the U.S., it represents bad news for Air Berlin, Lufthansa, and many European tour operators.

2 days ago

Kayak and Momondo Combine and 5 Other Digital Trends This Week

Kayak and Momondo Combine and 5 Other Digital Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

These are the digital trends we were talking about this week.

2 days ago

National Park Service Could Take on Route 66 Promotional Role

National Park Service Could Take on Route 66 Promotional Role

Associated Press

We hope this effort to preserve a part of American history cruises along on all-cylinders.

2 days ago

A ‘Streamlined’ Version of the Travel Ban is in the Works, Homeland Security Chief Says

A ‘Streamlined’ Version of the Travel Ban is in the Works, Homeland Security Chief Says

Associated Press, David Rising

When it comes to a "streamlined" version of the Trump administration's upcoming travel restrictions, the devil will be in the details. Expressions of surprise that the court blocked the executive order show how isolated and out of touch the authors were.

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Philippines Considers New Airports to Improve Manila Hub

Philippines Considers New Airports to Improve Manila Hub

Associated Press

As air travel in Asia continues to surge, the Philippines needs to further develop its congested airport hub in Manila if it's going to double its tourist intake by 2022.

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Train Like an Olympian For Five Days for a Mere $12,500

Train Like an Olympian For Five Days for a Mere $12,500

Chris Stokel-Walker, Bloomberg

Baseball teams have long offered fantasy camps that allow weekend-warriors to play on the same fields as the pros. It's not clear Olympic sports have the same draw, but perhaps we'll soon find out. Maybe high-end soccer camps would be a better business for Europe?

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Climate Change Poses Grave Threat to European Skiing Destinations

Climate Change Poses Grave Threat to European Skiing Destinations

Jessica Shankleman, Bloomberg

Destinations around the world need to start planning now to mitigate the disruptive effect of climate change in the years and decades to come.

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Native American Destinations See Surge in Overseas Visitors

Native American Destinations See Surge in Overseas Visitors

Sarah Enelow, Skift

AIANTA wants to keep capitalizing on its success over the past couple of years, increasing tourism to Native American destinations. Its goals for 2020 are ambitious, but doable, given the stats so far.

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Airbnb Acquires Luxury Retreats and 8 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Airbnb Acquires Luxury Retreats and 8 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

These are the hospitality trends we were talking about this week.

2 days ago

New York and New Jersey Back $32 Billion Investment for Airports and Transit Systems

New York and New Jersey Back $32 Billion Investment for Airports and Transit Systems

Associated Press

It's a relief that funding for "shovel ready" upgrades and repairs are under way. But some of the plan is fanciful, such as the unrealistic funding and timetables for a proposed new bus terminal for New York City.

3 days ago

United Poaches Another American Exec and 7 Other Aviation Trends This Week

United Poaches Another American Exec and 7 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

These are the aviation trends we were talking about this week.

3 days ago

Muslim-American Travelers Are Quietly Having Global Entry Privileges Revoked

Muslim-American Travelers Are Quietly Having Global Entry Privileges Revoked

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

While the public outcry may have died down while Americans await the Trump administration's next move, the recent travel ban may still be affecting U.S. citizens who are Muslim.

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