Articles tagged “congress”

Lobbying for Business Travelers in D.C. Takes on New Challenges These Days

Lobbying for Business Travelers in D.C. Takes on New Challenges These Days

Matthew Parsons, Skift

The Global Business Travel Association's latest lobbying round involves a lot of practical measures, but time is running out.

2 days ago

Carnival Faces U.S. Congressional Investigation Into Its Coronavirus Response

Carnival Faces U.S. Congressional Investigation Into Its Coronavirus Response

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Carnival's recent loans gave it about six months of breathing room to survive without almost no bookings. It needs to act decisively if it wants to restore public confidence in time to avoid an even larger crisis.

3 months ago

40 Percent of Companies Expect Business Travel to Resume Within 3 Months: New Poll

40 Percent of Companies Expect Business Travel to Resume Within 3 Months: New Poll

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Considering the widespread travels bans in place, Global Business Travel Association members are either overly confident about when normality will resume, or underestimate the seriousness of the situation.

5 months ago

Congress Grills FAA Officials on Why Boeing Jet Wasn’t Grounded Sooner

Congress Grills FAA Officials on Why Boeing Jet Wasn’t Grounded Sooner

Courtney Rozen, Ryan Beene, and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Boeing has gotten much of the blame in the 737 Max aftermath. But on Wednesday it was the FAA's turn to face harsh questions around its oversight and handling of the crisis.

8 months ago

Domestic Travel Outlook Softens in Another Worrying Sign for U.S. Travel

Domestic Travel Outlook Softens in Another Worrying Sign for U.S. Travel

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Amid a softening forecast for domestic travel within the United States and red tape in Washington, D.C., Brand USA still needs a legislative path forward — and time is running out.

8 months ago

Facebook Urged to Place Libra Cryptocurrency Initiative on Hold

Facebook Urged to Place Libra Cryptocurrency Initiative on Hold

Jesse Westbrook, Bloomberg

If the Facebook-inspired Libra cryptocurrency were ever to be one of the solutions travel and other companies might deploy to resolve global payment issues, they might want to fire up alternative currency solutions. Libra is all but dead, gone, and buried.

10 months ago

Google to Congress: We’re Not a Travel Monopoly

Google to Congress: We’re Not a Travel Monopoly

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Travelers indeed shop all over the place when they are doing trip-planning. But to downplay Google's dominant role, as an exec did Tuesday, when travel brands are spending billions of dollars annually with the search engine-turned-travel-product operator, is disingenuous.

1 year ago

Committee Leadership Changes in Divided Congress Will Be Mixed Bag for Travel Industry

Committee Leadership Changes in Divided Congress Will Be Mixed Bag for Travel Industry

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, controlled by opposing parties, will be at loggerheads over many issues related to both the travel industry and travelers. However, there will be plenty of wiggle room, if not on airplanes with reduced passenger legroom, then in the halls of Congress, where some legislation will undoubtedly get done.

2 years ago

What Looms for the Travel Industry in D.C. After the Midterms

What Looms for the Travel Industry in D.C. After the Midterms

Maryam Khan Cope, Skift

Midterm elections have rarely been this galvanizing or controversial. For industry observers and executives, the question remains of how changes in Washington will impact the business of travel. With a divided government, expect most of the changes to regulations to come from the Trump administration.

2 years ago

American May Prohibit Changing Nonrefundable Tickets After Congressional Proposals

American May Prohibit Changing Nonrefundable Tickets After Congressional Proposals

Mary Schlangenstein and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

You can see Doug Parker's point, but that won't stop passengers from getting upset — especially since the high fees that airlines charge annoy them already.

2 years ago

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Clears Way for Private Sector Investment

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Clears Way for Private Sector Investment

Mark Niquette, Bloomberg

The Trump administration is now on its third "Infrastructure Week" in a year's time. It is still figuring out how to push through a plan that essentially sells off infrastructure projects to private companies.

2 years ago

House Transportation Committee Chairman to Retire After Infrastructure Push

House Transportation Committee Chairman to Retire After Infrastructure Push

Anna Edgerton, Bloomberg

This year U.S. Congressman Bill Shuster will step down as House transportation committee chairman. He has been unable to achieve many industry goals, such as the privatization of U.S. air traffic control.

3 years ago