Articles tagged “alcohol”

United Airlines Now Tells Pilots No Drinking for 12 Hours Before Shift Starts

United Airlines Now Tells Pilots No Drinking for 12 Hours Before Shift Starts

Brian Sumers, Skift

United's change is a sensible move. People should feel more comfortable knowing United's pilots must take their final drink 12 hours prior to reporting for duty, rather than eight. That said, some pilots may still make mistakes.

2 weeks ago

Could Saudi Arabia’s Social Transformation Include an Ease on Alcohol Ban?

Could Saudi Arabia’s Social Transformation Include an Ease on Alcohol Ban?

Vivian Nereim and Donna Abu-Nasr, Bloomberg

The loosening of social restrictions in Saudi Arabia has residents wondering if breaking the taboo on alcohol consumption could be next. That would surely go down well with the tourism industry and the grand Red Sea resorts the Crown Prince plans to build. Lots of international tourists and talent would drink to that.

2 months ago

Even the Alcohol Industry Attempts a Wellness Makeover

Even the Alcohol Industry Attempts a Wellness Makeover

Leslie Barrie, Skift

It makes sense that the alcohol industry would want in on the wellness movement, considering it’s a sector that has everything to do with lifestyle. But it’s unclear if consumers will get on board with the repositioning or if they’ll just consider it a buzzkill.

2 months ago

Beverage Brands Get In on Growing ‘Sober Curious’ Movement

Beverage Brands Get In on Growing ‘Sober Curious’ Movement

Laura Powell, Skift

If a bar doesn't serve alcohol, is it really a bar? If a beer doesn't get you buzzed, is it really a beer? As alcohol purveyors and entrepreneurs seek to cash in on the trend of healthy beverages, twists on nonalcoholic adult drinks are popping up everywhere.

4 months ago

Innovative Hoteliers Tap Craft Cocktail Culture for Luxury Guests

Innovative Hoteliers Tap Craft Cocktail Culture for Luxury Guests

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Craft cocktail culture is based on the same principles driving change in the luxury hospitality world today: consumers’ desires for best-quality ingredients, a curated sense of place, and staff conscious of (and connected to) the local scene.

12 months ago

Estonia’s Alcohol Tax Hikes Have Been a Buzzkill for Tourism

Estonia’s Alcohol Tax Hikes Have Been a Buzzkill for Tourism

Ott Ummelas, Bloomberg

It doesn't make sense to discourage taking a ferry to stock up on alcohol since it's likely a gateway to future overnight stays. Tourism may be a casualty in Estonia's war on alcohol abuse.

1 year ago

Ireland is Already Feeling the Sting of Brexit’s Tourism Impact

Ireland is Already Feeling the Sting of Brexit’s Tourism Impact

Dara Doyle, Bloomberg

Ireland and other European destinations will start to rely more on U.S. and other foreign markets as the fallout from Brexit and a weaker pound sterling becomes clearer.

2 years ago

Minibar Vodka Is Cheaper Than Water and Peanuts In Most Hotels

Minibar Vodka Is Cheaper Than Water and Peanuts In Most Hotels

Annalisa Merelli, Quartz

Exchange rates drive some of the differences, but there's also the more clever cause -- hotels price vodka lower in an attempt to drive more sales in food and water.

5 years ago

Kentucky Wants to Claim Its Position as a Top Distillery Destination

Kentucky Wants to Claim Its Position as a Top Distillery Destination

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press

Bourbon is a brand that destination marketers and tourists can get behind, but Kentucky has to do a better job at giving visitors an opportunity to indulge in the state's unique and beloved market.

6 years ago

Spanish Island Majorca Bans Public Drinking for Three Hours A Day

Spanish Island Majorca Bans Public Drinking for Three Hours A Day

ArabianBusiness.com Staff, HotelierMiddleEast.Com

Claims that Majorca is banning drinking are wholly exaggerated with an early morning ban on drinking in public places likely to have little impact and the promise of a 24-hour ban likely to fall through.

6 years ago

Egypt: booze and bikinis are welcome, nevermind the Salafis

Egypt: booze and bikinis are welcome, nevermind the Salafis

Amena Bakr, Reuters

The Egyptian tourism minister says he’ll prove Egypt is safe to visit by streaming live video of major resorts on billboards in New York and Paris; a plan that could sorely backfire depending on what's caught on tape.

6 years ago

India’s party capital Goa puts the breaks on beach boozing to cut down on litter

India’s party capital Goa puts the breaks on beach boozing to cut down on litter

Natalie Paris, The Daily Telegraph

Don't worry party fiends, there are still plenty of places to get a drink. Goa just wants you to keep the place clean.

6 years ago