Articles tagged “politics”

U.S. Politicians Make Moves to Get Historic Riverboat Cruising Again

U.S. Politicians Make Moves to Get Historic Riverboat Cruising Again

Jim Salter, Associated Press

They may get the boat cruising again. But then they need to get decent ports to stop at along the river.

1 day ago

U.S. DOT Won’t Bring Anti-Trust Suit Against Airlines

U.S. DOT Won’t Bring Anti-Trust Suit Against Airlines

David Koenig and Eric Tucker, Associated Press

It was hard to make a compelling case for collusion and how it was hurting consumers during this period of cheaper airfares. If prices go up, tough, we may see this case revisited, no matter who's in charge.

2 days ago

Guns in Checked Luggage Become an Issue After Murder of 5 People at Fort Lauderdale Airport

Guns in Checked Luggage Become an Issue After Murder of 5 People at Fort Lauderdale Airport

David Koenig, Bloomberg

The U.S. Republican political establishment has already decided it would rather allow people to brutally murder innocent people than impose even the slightest restrictions on guns, so this is not going to happen.

1 week ago

In Trip Planning Is There a Red State Versus Blue State Divide?

In Trip Planning Is There a Red State Versus Blue State Divide?

Sarah Enelow, Skift

In 2017, Americans' travel aspirations may reflect the country's political divide. We're still waiting to see how Trump's promises to tighten national borders will affect the trips people book this year.

2 weeks ago

New York’s Governor Proposes $10 Billion Plan to (Finally) Fix JFK Airport

New York’s Governor Proposes $10 Billion Plan to (Finally) Fix JFK Airport

Hilary Russ, Reuters

With New York LaGuardia finally getting a much-needed facelift, it makes sense that New York's governor is turning his attention to JFK. Most of JFK's terminals are in better shape than LaGuardia, but they're far from being among the world's best.

2 weeks ago

WhyHotel Experiments With a Pop-Up Luxury Hotel During Trump Inauguration

WhyHotel Experiments With a Pop-Up Luxury Hotel During Trump Inauguration

Patricia Sullivan, Associated Press

WhyHotel and its corporate operators are taking advantage of the flexibility of listing services like Airbnb and HomeAway, while keeping the lion's share of the revenue for themselves as operator of the units. It's a bigger revolution for old-school real estate companies than it seems at first.

3 weeks ago

DOT Secretary Nominee Adds to Skepticism About Big Spending Plan for Infrastructure

DOT Secretary Nominee Adds to Skepticism About Big Spending Plan for Infrastructure

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

More evidence is mounting that Trump's infrastructure investment push won't be a traditional spending plan. Chao will likely have a major challenge in managing a plan cobbled together from a variety of financial incentives and other mechanisms.

4 weeks ago

Visit Florida CEO, CFO and CMO to Depart After Pitbull Marketing Deal Outcry

Visit Florida CEO, CFO and CMO to Depart After Pitbull Marketing Deal Outcry

Jason Clampet, Skift

This smells more of politics than smart planning. And we would argue it isn't a good idea to get rid of one of the more talented DMO executive teams in the U.S. just when your state is strategizing how to make up for declining visitation from Canadians, UK nationals, and others.

1 month ago

Iran Air Closes $16.6 Billion Deal With Boeing for 80 Planes

Iran Air Closes $16.6 Billion Deal With Boeing for 80 Planes

Nasser Karimi and Adam Schreck, Associated Press

Good news for Boeing and Iran's passengers. But we won't be surprised if this becomes a political issue.

1 month ago

San Francisco’s Mayor Vetoes Regulations on Airbnb and Other Short-Term Rentals

San Francisco’s Mayor Vetoes Regulations on Airbnb and Other Short-Term Rentals

Associated Press

The mayor was one of the leads on the existing Airbnb law that hasn't worked for the city, so this was expected. But we'll see what the city does next.

1 month ago

The 3 Largest Cruise Companies Can Now Take Tourists to Cuba. What’s Next?

The 3 Largest Cruise Companies Can Now Take Tourists to Cuba. What’s Next?

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Cruise ships in Cuba are adding capacity to keep up with a demand that hotels can't match. Right now, they're an essential part of the tourism development story.

1 month ago

Norwegian Air Considers Next Steps After U.S. Clears Trans-Atlantic Expansion

Norwegian Air Considers Next Steps After U.S. Clears Trans-Atlantic Expansion

Hanna Hoikkala and Nicholas Brautlecht , Bloomberg

Some of the recent stories on Norwegian Air a little misleading. The company, through its Norway-based airline, already had the right to fly any route it wanted between the United States and the EU. But this new approval should give Norwegian more flexibility in how it runs its business, and should lead to more flights and lower fares.

1 month ago