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