Allegiant, Delta CEOs Were Largest Political Donors in 2015 Among Airline Executives

As another U.S. election season heats up in 2016, it's important to mark the ways in which travel industry money will affect both election outcomes and future regulation.

FAA to Airports: Clear the Snow This Winter. Or Else

The FAA is policing airports this winter to ensure they take appropriate measures to clean up their runways during snowstorms - or else be hit with fines as much as $735,000.

The U.S. States Seeing Largest Increases to Their Tourism Budgets

The most visited states such as Florida, California, and New York still have the largest budgets but some of the states seeing their budgets receive the highest percent increases aren't iconic American destinations.

New York City Mayor Names New Head of NYC & Company Tourism Board

Dixon has some big shoes to fill, but he has the backing of a mayor who's interested in many of the same things the next generation of visitors are seeking.

New Bill Would Unbundle Airfare Costs for Advertising Purposes

Average American flyers care more about what they'll actually pay for air travel than where every dollar goes, making the current ad regulations more consumer-friendly and fares easier to search.

China’s 5-Star Hotels Downgrade Ratings to Appease Government Officials

The Chinese government's austerity measures are hurting luxury brands and travel companies that quickly grew due to officials' extravagant spending. They now need to promote a more humble product to secure customers.

Dubai Courts High-End Hotels by Reducing Regulatory Red Tape

Dubai is looking to make significant gains in tourist arrivals in 6 years so the new regulations are as much about attracting high-end hotels as having them be built in time.

New York Governor Appoints Former Football Star to State Tourism Council

Tourism to upstate New York has become priority for NY Governor Cuomo who has directed millions towards new marketing initiatives and activated his advisory board.

Mumbai Airport Receives Much-Needed Facelift with New International Terminal

The new terminal is positioned to attract foreign tourists and boost the prime minister's reputation before spring elections, but looking forward the terminal might not be enough to handle growing air traffic.

New York Governor Proposes Taking Control of JFK and La Guardia Airport Redevelopment

No matter who heads the project, its construction will undoubtedly be costly complicated and long impacting travelers and airlines for seven or more years.