Articles tagged “Donald Trump”

Provenance Hotels Faces Backlash Over Founder’s Role in Trump-Ukraine Deal

Provenance Hotels Faces Backlash Over Founder’s Role in Trump-Ukraine Deal

Spencer Lee, Skift

Some political observers say Gordon Sondland sold himself out to President Trump to become EU ambassador. Now he finds himself in the middle of the impeachment inquiry as calls for a boycott of Sondland’s Provenance Hotels pick up traction. With the potential for huge impact on the company’s bottom line hinging on Sondland’s testimony, many will be on the edge of their seats Thursday.

9 months ago

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.

10 months 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.

11 months 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

2 years 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?

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 years ago