Articles tagged “libya”

Eastern Libya Issues Retaliatory Travel Ban Against U.S. Travelers

Eastern Libya Issues Retaliatory Travel Ban Against U.S. Travelers

Associated Press

While we generally dislike travel bans, it's better safe than sorry in this case. Tripoli and other cities have seen fighting between armed groups and government forces, catching hotels in the crossfire.

12 months ago

U.S. Appeals Court Will Not Reinstate Trump Travel Ban

U.S. Appeals Court Will Not Reinstate Trump Travel Ban

Jason Clampet, Skift

This is good news for travel and tourism, but what travelers and business leaders are looking for here is some semblance of consistency by the U.S. on who can come into the U.S. and how.

2 years ago

Opinion: Open Your Travel Horizons With Banned Country Dinners

Opinion: Open Your Travel Horizons With Banned Country Dinners

Colin Nagy, Skift

I can't think of a more delicious way to take a stand.

2 years ago

Turkish Airlines Is Final Foreign Carrier to Suspend Flights to Libya

Turkish Airlines Is Final Foreign Carrier to Suspend Flights to Libya

Caroline Alexander, Bloomberg

After the hopes of Arab Spring, Libya is now nearly a failed state.

4 years ago

Libya’s newest hotels to be built from underground homes

Libya’s newest hotels to be built from underground homes

Marie-Louise Gumuchian, Reuters

Many of Libya’s national treasures were ruined or at risk during the civil war, but local culture remained intact and will now be the base from which a new tourism industry grows.

5 years ago

Libya battles reputation and security issues on road to tourism growth

Libya battles reputation and security issues on road to tourism growth

Marie-Louise Gumuchian, Reuters

Bourdain beat Reuters to laying out the state of Libyan tourism and showed viewers firsthand that below the stormy outlook are a people eager for change and hoping tourism will lead the way to economic growth.

5 years ago

The travelers who see State Department warnings as advertisements

The travelers who see State Department warnings as advertisements

At its best, travel provides a positive economic boost for countries coming out of conflict and increases holistic understanding of nations with controversial pasts.

5 years ago

Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” episode 6 recap: Peace signs in Libya

Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” episode 6 recap: Peace signs in Libya

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Parts Unknown has officially arrived. Giving insights into a country as unkown to the average American as Libya is feat unto itself, but making viewers feel connected to Libyans is an obstacle that few other than Bourdain would be able to achieve.

5 years ago

Lufthansa says it’s no longer flying to Libya due to safety concerns

Lufthansa says it’s no longer flying to Libya due to safety concerns

Victoria Bryan, Reuters

The threat of insecurity surrounding the second anniversary of the uprisings has prompted Lufthansa to halt flights less than a year after most international airlines resumed services to Tripoli.

6 years ago

Present-day Libya as described by Anthony Bourdain on Twitter

Present-day Libya as described by Anthony Bourdain on Twitter

Rafat Ali, Skift

6 years ago

U.S. issues new travel warning for Libya advising against all but essential travel

The recent death of four civilians at a protest in late December likely prompted the strongly worded advisory, although few Americans besides government personnel should still be in Libya at this point.

6 years ago

Despite unrest, Libya is still pushing to get tourists back to its treasures

Despite unrest, Libya is still pushing to get tourists back to its treasures

Oliver Smith, The Daily Telegraph

Libya's attractions are clear in the minds of most travelers, but so is its unrest and inconsistencies right now, which makes it a big gamble for anyone but adventurers with a big bank accounts.

6 years ago