This week in tourism, we considered two sobering topics: the impact of so many mass shootings in the U.S. on inbound visitation, and the effects of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding Trump's travel ban.
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>>Skift data show gun violence hasn’t led to mass trip cancellations in the United States for international travelers, but shootings have definitely caused many to pause and consider whether the U.S. is a safe destination to visit. The country is much safer than many others, but the White House hasn’t helped get that message out there: U.S. Mass Shootings Give Pause But Have Little Impact on Global Travelers’ Decisions to Visit: Skift Survey
>>The initial travel ban caused widespread chaos and confusion, and uncertainty has remained amid court challenges. Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the ban, will business travel suffer as this survey suggests? Trump Border Policies Are Bad for Business Travel, Survey Finds
>>Project-based business trips are more costly than other types of business travel in the U.S., but account for only a small percentage of the overall trips taken each year. This may rise, though, as the manufacturing and construction sectors continue to grow: Project-Based Business Trips Are More Expensive Than Traditional Corporate Travel
>>Carnival’s shares took a beating Monday after the company lowered its forecast for the full year. Executives pointed out the reason was a hit from fuel and currency, not a lack of demand. That said, they (and the rest of the travel industry) could really use a quiet hurricane season this year: Carnival Lowers Full-Year Forecast as Hurricane Season Looms
>>Black outdoor enthusiasts are camping, hiking, rock climbing, and RVing in greater numbers. But it’s not because white America, which dominates the sector, reached out. Black America made it happen: More Black Travelers Hit the Great Outdoors as Camping Activity Jumps
>>Forget millennials. It’s their parents who have the money and time to sign up for luxury experiences around the globe. With the aid of digital communications, going alone no longer feels like tragedy but an asset: Inside the Rise of Solo Luxury Adventure Tourism
>>With older people much more confident about travel than they were a couple of decades ago, it’s perhaps understandable that they are happier to travel on their own: What the Growth of Solo Travel Means for Luxury
>>Many travelers are glued to their phones, so why not put them to even greater use? That’s what London tourism officials are hoping to do but whether this will actually help disperse tourism throughout the city rather than generate revenue for already crowded attractions remains to be seen: London Uses Mobile Gaming App to Help Tackle Overtourism
>>Instead of doing nothing when they retire, older people increasingly want to travel more. This is good news for the travel industry but it needs to work out better ways to target the baby boomer generation: Travel Industry Feeling Spry as More of the World Goes Gray
>>It’s no surprise that business travel is seen as a great way to help launch your career, but it also stresses out young professionals and negatively impacts their personal lives: Young Professionals Are Stressed Out But Still Love Business Travel
>>Business travel is obviously a great way to advance your career, but few talk about the negative effects like weight gain, stress, and problems with personal relationships. As younger professionals enter the workforce, more travel managers and corporate leaders should pay attention to the ways that business travel can lead to a problematic lifestyle: The Plight of the Millennial Business Traveler
>>Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida should become more of a destination in its own right with the addition of Toy Story Land. Will that help ease the crowds at other parks — and keep guests staying at Disney longer? New Toy Story Land Shows Disney Isn’t Playing With Theme Park Competitors
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Photo credit: The White House on May 23, 2018. The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the travel ban. timeflicks / Skift