Articles tagged “politics”

Trump’s Bad Approach to Transportation Laid Bare in Plans for Northeast Corridor Rail Network

Trump’s Bad Approach to Transportation Laid Bare in Plans for Northeast Corridor Rail Network

Mark Niquette, Bloomberg

This is an embarrassment on every level for U.S. infrastructure.

2 weeks ago

Ex-NJ Governor Christie Forced to Use Regular TSA Line at Newark’s Awful Terminal B

Ex-NJ Governor Christie Forced to Use Regular TSA Line at Newark’s Awful Terminal B

Elise Young, Bloomberg

We have no industry-specific insight here, just a supreme joy at seeing a person run face first into a transportation tragedy of their own making. Next stop: Amtrak's Northeast Corridor.

1 month ago

Tourism Under Trump Year 1 Adversely Impacted the U.S. Brand

Tourism Under Trump Year 1 Adversely Impacted the U.S. Brand

Dan Peltier, Skift

We knew 2017 was going to be a wild ride for U.S. tourism and that's certainly how it played out. Although many of Trump's policies did more harm than good for the travel industry, some could have been much worse.

2 months ago

Skift Analyst Session Finds Little Cause for Gloom in Global Travel Outlook

Skift Analyst Session Finds Little Cause for Gloom in Global Travel Outlook

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

We think 2018 is setting up to be a solid year for growth in travel, despite lingering uncertainty over the direction of economic, foreign, and political policies around the world. Subscribe to Skift Research to learn more.

2 months ago

New Skift Research Report: 2018 Global Travel Market Outlook

New Skift Research Report: 2018 Global Travel Market Outlook

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

With many global markets showing healthy signs of growth and consumer and business confidence high, we expect the travel industry to benefit from a solid year of macroeconomic growth in 2018.

3 months ago

Flyers at Atlanta Airport Bankroll Vendors Who Spend Big on City Elections

Flyers at Atlanta Airport Bankroll Vendors Who Spend Big on City Elections

Margaret Newkirk and Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

This is a problem in many U.S. cities, where local governments control a major international airport. A massive airport is a big money-generator, and everyone wants a piece of the pie. Often, companies believe they must participate in local politics to gain access.

4 months ago

Taj Mahal Downgraded as Tourism Attraction by India’s Hindu Nationalist Leaders

Taj Mahal Downgraded as Tourism Attraction by India’s Hindu Nationalist Leaders

Biswajeet Banerjee, Associated Press

India’s radical religious leaders have been doing their best to make the country inhospitable to anyone who doesn’t share their beliefs, and they are extending this approach to tourists as well now.

4 months ago

U.S. Will Pull out of UNESCO Claiming Anti-Israel Bias

U.S. Will Pull out of UNESCO Claiming Anti-Israel Bias

Matthew Lee and Angela Charlton, Associated Press

If this was done under any other administration the motives, thinking, planning, and strategy wouldn’t be so suspect. But we just have a hard time taking seriously anything Trump & Co. do on the international stage.

4 months ago

Uber’s Self-Inflicted Woes Have Created a Wave of Legal Challenges

Uber’s Self-Inflicted Woes Have Created a Wave of Legal Challenges

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Uber's new CEO may or may not be able to get the brand past its multiple challenges. The truth is, the previous CEO was never going to get Uber past them because his successes were so closely tied to the issues that are now causing it so much trouble.

5 months ago

Spain’s Catalonia Region May Declare Independence Within a Week

Spain’s Catalonia Region May Declare Independence Within a Week

Esteban Duarte and Maria Tadeo, Bloomberg

One of Spain’s most popular tourism destinations is undergoing some very radical growing pains. The response of its central government has been deplorable, which makes the coming months uncertain.

5 months ago

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.

5 months ago

UK Is Trying to Find a Solution to the Irish Border Problem Ahead of Brexit

UK Is Trying to Find a Solution to the Irish Border Problem Ahead of Brexit

Alex Morales and Peter Flanagan, Bloomberg

There is a huge amount of movement between the Republic of Ireland and the UK via the border with Northern Ireland. Nobody wants to see this restricted as a result of Brexit but coming up with a solution that satisfies both sides is going to be very, very difficult.

6 months ago