Articles tagged “policy”

Tourism

In a Huge Win, U.S. to Finally Have a Secretary-Level Position for Tourism

Having an advocate at the top level of government is a big win for the U.S. travel industry, as is the more metrics-based approach this new assistant secretary at the Commerce Department will take to help increase visitation and streamline visa issues, amongst others.

In a Huge Win, U.S. to Finally Have a Secretary-Level Position for Tourism

Business Travel

Amex GBT CEO Says Greener Air Travel Starts With Building More Sustainable Fuel Plants — Now

European politicians are planning legislation that requires airlines to use more sustainable fuel by 2030, but there's very little going around. One solution is to start building more production plants now, to create enough in time. But what Amex GBT's chief Paul Abbott wants to know is who's paying to build them?

Amex GBT CEO Says Greener Air Travel Starts With Building More Sustainable Fuel Plants — Now

News Blog

After Lehane’s Exit, Airbnb Taps Another Ex-White House Press Secretary to Head Public Policy

Airbnb announced Friday that it selected Jay Carney, most recently head of corporate affairs at Amazon and a former White House press secretary with ties to President Joe Biden, to replace Chris Lehane as global head of policy and communications. Jay Carney (center) at the White House May 20, 2011. Flickr.com shorturl.at/gsX19 Silartinitaly Lehane, known…

Airlines

India Needs a New Tourism Policy — Now

While India has set an ambitious, so-called [email protected] goal for tourism some two decades into the future, what’s really needed urgently right now is a long-overdue national tourism policy.

India Needs a New Tourism Policy — Now

Tourism

Hotels.com Takes Up the Fight for Guaranteed Vacation Days in the U.S.

There are commercial motives behind Hotels.com employee-friendly campaign, but that doesn't mean its goals aren't worthwhile. Even if progress can't be made on the federal level, individual employers should take a look at their policies to make sure they're getting the best of their workforce.

Airlines

Airline Emissions Rules Dealt Another Blow in Europe

When greener policies were the rage, the EU found backing. But as China and the U.S. pushed back on the standards support began to wane.

Airline Emissions Rules Dealt Another Blow in Europe

Skift Originals

The 1995 Clinton speech that should have changed the U.S. travel industry, but didn’t

History matters, and context matters, especially when it comes to understanding why U.S. lost out on the global tourism front, and what policies (or lack of them) led to it. A speech that could have been seminal would be a good place to start understanding this.

The 1995 Clinton speech that should have changed the U.S. travel industry, but didn’t

Tourism

U.S. bills would allow older Canadians to stay for eight months in a year

This would be a big boost to U.S. tourism and local economies where older Canadians come and stay, and likely one of these bills will pass and become the law soon.

Skift Originals

The big three legislative issues affecting travel in U.S.

Continued funding for BrandUSA, easing up of visa policies, and keeping federal travel spending strong so the industry can benefit, these are the three big lobbying worrying for U.S. travel industry.

The big three legislative issues affecting travel in U.S.

Tourism

Why travel needs to have a bigger seat at the table in U.S. immigration debate

Making it easier to travel U.S. is tied to the visa regime and border security, which in turn is heavily influenced by immigration reforms. Also U.S. travel orgs need more manpower to help grow them, and in turn grow jobs all around. All of this should be on the table in immigration reform debates.

Why travel needs to have a bigger seat at the table in U.S. immigration debate