Articles tagged “Donald Trump”

Tokyo’s Iconic Okura Hotel Is Back With $1 Billion Makeover

Tokyo’s Iconic Okura Hotel Is Back With $1 Billion Makeover

Reed Stevenson, Bloomberg

The famed hotel is best known for hosting foreign leaders, including U.S. presidents. But the rebuild, featuring two new buildings, also offers owners the opportunity to benefit from other mixed-use real estate developments scheduled in the area.

4 days ago

Greenland Doesn’t Want to Be Part of U.S. — But It Wants American Visitors

Greenland Doesn’t Want to Be Part of U.S. — But It Wants American Visitors

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Greenland, unsurprisingly, is not for sale. But it respectfully thanks Donald Trump for all the attention and would like to extend an invitation for more Americans to visit — as tourists, that is, not prospective buyers.

4 weeks ago

Uganda Deals With Bad Publicity After U.S. Tourist Abduction

Uganda Deals With Bad Publicity After U.S. Tourist Abduction

Fred Ojambo, Bloomberg

President Donald Trump’s effort to score domestic political points with Twitter-based diplomacy makes addressing the problem of traveler security and kidnappers demanding ransoms more difficult by antagonizing foreign leaders, rather than wooing them.

5 months ago

Trump SoHo Hotel Drove a Sales Boom by Changing Its Name

Trump SoHo Hotel Drove a Sales Boom by Changing Its Name

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Business turned around last year after Trump SoHo changed its name to The Dominick. The story shows the power of rebranding in a contentious age.

7 months ago

Travel CEOs to Meet for First Time With Trump at White House

Travel CEOs to Meet for First Time With Trump at White House

Tom Lowry, Skift

The travel industry at long last gets an audience with Donald Trump. Let's hope it results in more than just a perfunctory, handshake photo-op.

1 year ago

Trump Border Policies Are Bad for Business Travel, Survey Finds

Trump Border Policies Are Bad for Business Travel, Survey Finds

Hannah Sampson, Skift

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?

1 year ago

Trump Travel Ban Upheld in Divided U.S. Supreme Court Decision

Trump Travel Ban Upheld in Divided U.S. Supreme Court Decision

Greg Stohr, Bloomberg

In 2015, then-candidate Donald Trump called for a shutdown of Muslims entering the country. More than a year and much chaos after he was elected, the Supreme Court has allowed him to make a version of that bigoted campaign rhetoric the law of the land.

1 year ago

Airlines Push Back on Trump Asking Government Not to Use Their Flights for Separated Kids

Airlines Push Back on Trump Asking Government Not to Use Their Flights for Separated Kids

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Kudos to the airlines for stepping up on President Trump's policies forcing children to be separated from their parents. It would be great to hear from more executives across the entire travel industry about taking a collective stand versus Trump. Let's not forget the travel ban.

1 year ago

Third Trump Travel Ban Heads Back to Appeals Courts This Week

Third Trump Travel Ban Heads Back to Appeals Courts This Week

Denise Lavoie and Gene Johnson, Associated Press

Whatever happens in court this week, it wont be the end of the story. President Trump is intent on enacting a travel ban despite plenty of opposition.

2 years ago

Israel Is Welcoming U.S. Evangelicals for High Holiday Tourism

Israel Is Welcoming U.S. Evangelicals for High Holiday Tourism

Jonathan Ferziger, Bloomberg

Israel attracts a wide range of visitors, and evangelical Christians are coming in droves this year thanks in part to U.S. President Donald J. Trump.

2 years ago

Hard Rock Hotels Has Big Plans for Transforming Trump’s Former Taj Mahal in Atlantic City

Hard Rock Hotels Has Big Plans for Transforming Trump’s Former Taj Mahal in Atlantic City

Wayne Parry, Associated Press

If Hard Rock, along with its fellow hotel and casino operators, can make Atlantic City a major destination for meetings and events, there's a good chance Atlantic City woes could fade away. But that's still an uphill battle.

2 years ago

Air Canada CEO Prefers Trump to Trudeau When it Comes to Aviation Policy

Air Canada CEO Prefers Trump to Trudeau When it Comes to Aviation Policy

Frederic Tomesco and Greg Quinn, Bloomberg

The headline here is politics, but for frequent flyers, that's probably not the most interesting part. There are some good nuggets about Air Canada's fiscal relationship with Aeroplan, its independent frequent flyer program. It sounds like it may change in 2020.

3 years ago