Articles tagged “boycott”

Uber CEO and Other Business Chiefs Reconsider Ties to Saudi Arabia

Uber CEO and Other Business Chiefs Reconsider Ties to Saudi Arabia

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This story is yet more fodder supporting one of Skift's megatrends for 2018, which was that travel brands no longer get political at their own risk — they avoid politics at their own risk, given consumer expectations.

5 months ago

Opinion: U.S. State Travel Bans Are Counterproductive And Contradictory

Opinion: U.S. State Travel Bans Are Counterproductive And Contradictory

Virginia Postrel, Bloomberg

As with anything political, there are always things that don't make any sense. Travel bans send a strong message of condemnation and perhaps pressure state governments to change but they also hurt local economies in the process.

2 years ago

Group Calls for Boycott of Qatar Airways Citing Human Rights Violations

Group Calls for Boycott of Qatar Airways Citing Human Rights Violations

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press

This boycott should come as no surprise, given the Qatar government's history of mistreating low-paid migrant workers. But we wouldn't be surprised to see U.S. airlines having some hand in this campaign.

2 years ago

New York LGBT group calls for boycott of Russia’s 2014 Winter Olympics

New York LGBT group calls for boycott of Russia’s 2014 Winter Olympics

Eliza Ronalds-Hannon, Skift

This boycott has some growing pains to go through before it becomes a viable movement, but on its way it must be sensitive to the concerns of gay Russians still living in the homeland.

6 years ago

InterContinental Hotels’ plan to open resort in Tibet draws boycott promise

InterContinental Hotels’ plan to open resort in Tibet draws boycott promise

Tania Branigan, The Guardian

IHG isn't targeting western tourists as much as it's appealing to Chinese tourists' preference for brand-name hotels they recognize. Still, if this boycott catches on IHG will become very busy on the PR front and will likely wonder if it's really worth it.

6 years ago