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Articles tagged “obama”

Airlines

The legislative typo that stalled the approval process to end FAA furloughs

Airports are operating as normal Wednesday after Obama signed the appropriate bill, but the fact that a typo delayed the process for an entire day says something about the government we’re relying on.

Tourism

Chicago neighborhoods are fighting over an Obama presidential library that Hawaii may get

The battle within Chicago will likely be for naught. The significance of a presidential library in Hawaii will far outweigh the president's affection for Chicago.

Chicago neighborhoods are fighting over an Obama presidential library that Hawaii may get

Ground Transport

Obama wants to give transportation a $50 billion budget bump in 2014

In stark contract to the recent news of the sequester hurting travel demand and closing airport towers, Obama’s budget shows a commitment to improving travel and tourism infrastructure.

Tourism

Olympians worried about climate change and winter sports lobby Obama

Climate change has become a harsh reality that’s cut the bottom lines of thousands of ski resorts in recent years, but Obama’s hinted that little action will be taken to reverse warmer winters this term.

Olympians worried about climate change and winter sports lobby Obama

Ground Transport

Obama and EPA propose clean gasoline rules that could raise fuel costs

U.S. officials need only look to Beijing to realize the importance of keeping our air clean, and Americans who’ve grown accustomed to fluctuating gas prices may hardly note the incremental price increase.

Obama and EPA propose clean gasoline rules that could raise fuel costs

Tourism

The tourist Obama gawks at Petra on his trip, like millions have before

This will surely give Jordan, about the only "peaceful" country in that region, a great tourism marketing platform to build on its economy.

The tourist Obama gawks at Petra on his trip, like millions have before

Tourism

Obama presidential library: Battle between Chicago and Honolulu is on

It's difficult for Chicago to make a stronger argument than one based on the significance of the first presidential in library in Hawaii. Plus, the views from Honolulu are a bit better.

Obama presidential library: Battle between Chicago and Honolulu is on

Tourism

President Obama doesn’t like what the sequester means for White House tours

It looks like the Republicans’ hack job of a tour video did the trick seeing as hours after its YouTube debut, Obama was on ABC telling viewers he wants to find a way to restart the White House tours.

President Obama doesn’t like what the sequester means for White House tours

Tourism

Obama spends his first day back to work surprising visitors on a White House tour

Obama was an advocate for strengthening and growing the tourism industry during his first term, and his candid tour appearance shows an awareness of the industry that stakeholders hope carries through over the next four years.

Obama spends his first day back to work surprising visitors on a White House tour

Hotels

Hotel demand for Obama inauguration down 16 percent

Not a huge surprise, to be expected in a second term.