North America & Caribbean

The Current State of the Trump Travel Ban Appeals

The Current State of the Trump Travel Ban Appeals

Gene Johnson, Associated Press

The majority of U.S. Violence is homegrown. We'd love to see some effort put into making travel to the United States much more streamlined and efficient. Not going to happen under the current administration.

2 weeks ago

Looming Airline Laptop Ban at Heart of Trump’s Classified Intelligence Breach to Russians

Looming Airline Laptop Ban at Heart of Trump’s Classified Intelligence Breach to Russians

Sahil Kapur and Justin Sink, Bloomberg

Perhaps the airline industry can get more details about the proposed laptop ban from the Russians since they have yet to get clarity from the Trump administration.

2 weeks ago

Tourists Set a New Record for Spending in Utah

Tourists Set a New Record for Spending in Utah

Associated Press

Utah, whose tourism depends on outdoor attractions, has strong visitation for the moment, but this could change if some national monuments lose their status.

2 weeks ago

Vegas Bets on Wellness Offerings for Tourists

Vegas Bets on Wellness Offerings for Tourists

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press

Namaste y'all. Vegas is yet another destination, much like Beverly Hills, that's hoping to attract more tourists with wellness-minded activities.

2 weeks ago

Florida’s Governor Touts Tourism Numbers While Considering Marketing Cuts

Florida’s Governor Touts Tourism Numbers While Considering Marketing Cuts

Associated Press

Expect the governor to make a lot of noise about the role of tourism in the coming weeks as he prepares the state for his veto of a spending bill that will drastically cut Visit Florida's budget.

2 weeks ago

U.S. Travelers Want to Go to Cuba But Brands Were Too Aggressive, Too Soon

U.S. Travelers Want to Go to Cuba But Brands Were Too Aggressive, Too Soon

Dan Peltier, Skift

Travel brands and Cuba's ailing infrastructure are already struggling with accommodating 285,000 U.S. travelers per year in and around Havana. What happens when that number multiplies by seven?

2 weeks ago

Montana Has More Tourists, But They’re Spending Less

Montana Has More Tourists, But They’re Spending Less

Associated Press

Translation? Less disposable income makes travelers more frugal, but doesn't always stop them from traveling.

2 weeks ago

Atlantic City Is a Tourism Disaster Waiting to Happen for the State’s Next Governor

Atlantic City Is a Tourism Disaster Waiting to Happen for the State’s Next Governor

Wayne Parry, Associated Press

Atlantic City has minor benefits as a meetings destination. Outside of that, it serves as a Titanic-like metaphor for corruption and poor tourism planning.

2 weeks ago

Orlando Tourism Grew in 2016 But Not Without Tragedy and Challenges

Orlando Tourism Grew in 2016 But Not Without Tragedy and Challenges

Mike Schneider, Associated Press

Orlando had some heartache this year that caused brief lulls in tourism but with new attractions planned at Disney and Universal, for example, in the coming year the city is on tap to remain America's most popular destination.

2 weeks ago

As Trump Seeks Billions for Wall, U.S. Is Still Paying for Fence

As Trump Seeks Billions for Wall, U.S. Is Still Paying for Fence

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press

Trump's border wall could die in red tape. Or, true to form over the last 100 days, he could ram it through Congress and build it faster than the travel industry expects.

2 weeks ago

Los Angeles Bid to Host 2024 Olympics Based on Already Having the Venues in Place

Los Angeles Bid to Host 2024 Olympics Based on Already Having the Venues in Place

Beth Harris and Michael R. Blood, Associated Press

Hosting the Olympics is seductive, but like winning a new car on Oprah, there are massive strings attached. Long-term benefits for destination marketers seem murky at best.

2 weeks ago

U.S. Travel Industry Jobs Show Healthy Growth During Trump’s First 100 Days

U.S. Travel Industry Jobs Show Healthy Growth During Trump’s First 100 Days

Dan Peltier, Skift

Much of the hiring that happened during the past four months was likely planned last year and before President Trump took office. Travel industry employers, however, don't seem shaken by the president's first 100 days and leisure, hospitality and aviation jobs growth have been leading the way so far this year.

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