Articles tagged “government”

Expedia Settles With U.S. Government Over Cuba Travel Allegations

Expedia Settles With U.S. Government Over Cuba Travel Allegations

Associated Press

Although Expedia cooperated, it looks like the U.S. government is determined to crack down on Cuba travel violations. Given the recent changes — and the current administration's rhetoric — we should probably expect closer scrutiny in the future.

6 months ago

Inside the Clubby Business of Government Travel: A Skift Deep Dive

Inside the Clubby Business of Government Travel: A Skift Deep Dive

Isaac Carey, Skift

Navigating the world of government travel is so complex that it's hard for outside companies to handle it. And even if they can, opportunities are slim for getting big contracts with tens of billions of dollars up for grabs.

7 months ago

Interview: WTTC’s New CEO Knows Overtourism Will Top Her Agenda

Interview: WTTC’s New CEO Knows Overtourism Will Top Her Agenda

Dan Peltier, Skift

It's not that the travel industry doesn't understand that overtourism is a problem. It's an issue that at times might conflict with their bottom lines, and there is a lack of thoughtful and effective plans on how to deal with it. Guevara is already working on the topic — and we'll be watching to see how creative she and the WTTC can be.

2 years ago

Seasonal Work Visa Caps Could Hurt U.S. Vacation Destinations

Seasonal Work Visa Caps Could Hurt U.S. Vacation Destinations

Jeanna Smialek, Bloomberg

Can the U.S. tourism economy afford to lose access to temporary workers? We'll soon find out.

3 years ago

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

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

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

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.

4 years ago

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

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

Alexandra E. Petri, The Associated Press

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.

4 years ago

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

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

Dan Peltier, Skift

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.

4 years ago

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

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

Samantha Shankman and Jason Clampet, Skift

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.

6 years ago

New Bill Would Unbundle Airfare Costs for Advertising Purposes

New Bill Would Unbundle Airfare Costs for Advertising Purposes

Samantha Shankman, Skift

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.

6 years ago

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

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

Tania Branigan, The Guardian

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.

6 years ago

Dubai Courts High-End Hotels by Reducing Regulatory Red Tape

Dubai Courts High-End Hotels by Reducing Regulatory Red Tape

K.T. Abdurabb, Arab News

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.

6 years ago

New York Governor Appoints Former Football Star to State Tourism Council

New York Governor Appoints Former Football Star to State Tourism Council

Associated Press

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.

6 years ago