Articles tagged “politics”

New Trump Travel Ban Targets Same Countries as Old Trump Travel Ban

New Trump Travel Ban Targets Same Countries as Old Trump Travel Ban

Vivian Salama, Associated Press

The president will find it harder to convince people that this is not about religion considering his administration's moves against Muslim-Americans in recent days. But it's clear that this will be terrible for tourism.

1 day 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 weeks ago

Airline CEOs Are Optimistic Following Talk With President Trump

Airline CEOs Are Optimistic Following Talk With President Trump

Andrew Sheivachman and Jason Clampet, Skift

Airline and airport executives must be excited to have the support of President Trump when it comes to airport modernization and air traffic control reforms. Trump's own comments as reported in the meeting, however, lay bare how little he truly knows about the complex landscape of aviation.

2 weeks ago

Washington State Is Trying to Get Its Tourism Marketing Organization Back

Washington State Is Trying to Get Its Tourism Marketing Organization Back

Alexis Myers, Associated Press

The lack of funding hasn't drastically hurt the top destinations, but it's made business difficult in smaller cities and emerging destinations.

2 weeks ago

What’s in Store Today for U.S. Airline CEOs at the White House

What’s in Store Today for U.S. Airline CEOs at the White House

David Koenig, Associated Press

Putting "America First" in aviation is just as complicated as any other industry. Does the current U.S. administration have what it takes to make these challenging disctinctions?

2 weeks ago

Judge Denies Move to Restore Trump Travel Ban

Judge Denies Move to Restore Trump Travel Ban

Eric Tucker, Associated Press

The back and forth continues and, as a result, people planning tourism to the U.S. will continue to have doubts.

2 weeks ago

Tentative Lift of Trump’s Travel Ban Opens Window for Some Passengers

Tentative Lift of Trump’s Travel Ban Opens Window for Some Passengers

Issam Abdullah, Kinda Makieh and Julia Edwards Ainsley, Reuters

Tourism to the U.S. is going to have challenges in 2017 unless its leaders begin to turn things around.

2 weeks ago

New Transportation Secretary Chao Faces Uphill Battle to Improve U.S. Infrastructure

New Transportation Secretary Chao Faces Uphill Battle to Improve U.S. Infrastructure

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The swift confirmation of Chao represents an immediate opportunity for the new administration to make serious contributions towards improving America's airports and highways. But as the past shows, significant change may be hard to accomplish given the divided political goals of Congress.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks ago

TSA Is Still Understaffed and Can’t Hire New Officers After Trump Orders

TSA Is Still Understaffed and Can’t Hire New Officers After Trump Orders

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

With the TSA caught up in a federal hiring freeze, we could see a return to last summer's security line debacle for flyers. Not to mention the potential impact of airports overwhelmed by hundreds or thousands of protestors.

3 weeks ago

Trump’s Travel Ban: Fewer Than 30% of Americans Support It

Trump’s Travel Ban: Fewer Than 30% of Americans Support It

Jason Clampet, Skift

As crowds at airports suggest and polling demonstrates, only a minority of Americans support the president's travel ban.

3 weeks ago

Trump’s Staff and Allies Aren’t Clear on Travel Ban Specifics

Trump’s Staff and Allies Aren’t Clear on Travel Ban Specifics

Margaret Talev, Shannon Pettypiece and Justin Sink, Bloomberg

This ban has been so incompetent and poorly thought out that we imagine Jeff Smisek must be advising the administration.

3 weeks ago