Articles tagged “health”

Toilets Are on the Front Line of China’s Push to Improve Tourism

Toilets Are on the Front Line of China’s Push to Improve Tourism

Zhang Weiqun, Associated Press

What's notable about this is that it is aimed at both domestic and international tourists, a clear acknowledgment that real growth is homegrown.

2 months ago

Some American Airlines’ Flight Attendants Still Have Health Concerns About New Uniforms

Some American Airlines’ Flight Attendants Still Have Health Concerns About New Uniforms

Associated Press

American Air isn't going to come out and admit the problem is as bad as some employees say it is, so this is likely as close to offering an olive branch as the airline will come.

2 months ago

Smoking Travelers in Canada Find Airbnb a Welcome Alternative to Hotels

Smoking Travelers in Canada Find Airbnb a Welcome Alternative to Hotels

Madeline Kennedy, Reuters

We are certain that this will not show up in anyone's marketing materials, but it does speak to the flexibility (and health concerns) of unregulated short-term rentals.

3 months ago

Miami Points Its Finger at Zika to Blame for Poor Hotel Tax Revenue in 2016

Miami Points Its Finger at Zika to Blame for Poor Hotel Tax Revenue in 2016

Associated Press

The stronger dollar likely was another negative factor in addition to Zika.

4 months ago

4 Apps and Services That Help Travelers Stay Safe on the Road

4 Apps and Services That Help Travelers Stay Safe on the Road

Colin Nagy, Skift

You don't need to be climbing Mt. Everest for it to be wise to take advantage of a few think-ahead travel services.

4 months ago

American Airlines’ New Uniforms Are Making Some Flight Attendants Ill

American Airlines’ New Uniforms Are Making Some Flight Attendants Ill

Michael Sasso , Bloomberg

As if only to add more to the delights of modern-day air travel, now flight attendants must also suffer with clothing that can actually make them ill.

5 months ago

Puerto Rico and the Fight for Caribbean Tourism: 5 Podcast Takeaways

Puerto Rico and the Fight for Caribbean Tourism: 5 Podcast Takeaways

Sarah Enelow, Skift

These spokespeople from Puerto Rico tourism agencies want to make one thing clear: neither Zika nor Puerto Rico's financial crisis are seriously problematic for tourism to the island.

8 months ago

Disney Says Zika Is Not Hurting Its Florida Theme Park Business

Disney Says Zika Is Not Hurting Its Florida Theme Park Business

Scott Moritz, Christopher Palmeri, and Tatiana Darie, Bloomberg

Disney did not like an analyst's suggestion that Zika could be causing travelers to reconsider trips to Florida parks. The theme park company is working to allay visitors' fears with bug spray and messages about mosquito control, but as long as the virus isn't being transmitted locally, we don't expect the parks to take a serious hit.

8 months ago

Miami Business Owners Miss Tourists, Want Zika Warnings to End

Miami Business Owners Miss Tourists, Want Zika Warnings to End

Associated Press

Local officials have worked hard to address the Zika threat, but fear by some locals and failure by the U.S. House of Representatives to provide funding have made matters more difficult.

9 months ago

As Florida Finds Zika in Local Mosquitoes, New Poll Shows Travel Could Be Affected

As Florida Finds Zika in Local Mosquitoes, New Poll Shows Travel Could Be Affected

Curt Anderson and Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press

While the latest development — the discovery of mosquitoes carrying Zika — is not shocking, it's a fresh round of headlines for a destination that would rather see the issue fade away. A new poll showing wariness about travel to areas with the virus brings more bad news.

9 months ago

Singapore Travel Warnings in Place as City-State Deals With 151 Zika Cases

Singapore Travel Warnings in Place as City-State Deals With 151 Zika Cases

Annabelle Liang and Kim Tong-hyung, Associated Press

Singapore is one of Asia and the world's largest travel hubs and the spike in zika cases will surely have a negative impact on tourism and the local economy in the near-term.

9 months ago

Indonesia’s Worries About Zika Turn Into Screenings for Singapore Passengers

Indonesia’s Worries About Zika Turn Into Screenings for Singapore Passengers

Niniek Karmini and Stephen Wright, Associated Press

Zika's potential to have a wide-spread, decades-long impact separates it from other recent global health scares ranging from avian flu to even Ebola. It's up to governments to quickly and wisely respond to threats to prevent large outbreaks.

9 months ago