Articles tagged “politics”

Expedia Shareholders Reject Proposal to Require Greater Disclosure of Company’s Political Donations

Expedia Shareholders Reject Proposal to Require Greater Disclosure of Company’s Political Donations

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Regarding this particular shareholder proposal on increased transparency about political contributions, the stockholder who mattered the most was Barry Diller. But if the political winds in the U.S. are indeed changing, then corporations may find themselves under increased pressure to be transparent and to do the right thing.

3 weeks ago

European Union Rebukes Trump’s Travel Ban

European Union Rebukes Trump’s Travel Ban

Lorne Cook and Samuel Petrequin, The Associated Press

In line with his past track record, President Trump issued his EU travel ban unilaterally. These times call for cooperation, but that's not what is happening.

4 months ago

Trump Administration Blocked Recommendation That Seniors Avoid Flying

Trump Administration Blocked Recommendation That Seniors Avoid Flying

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press

We'd rather see decisions like this made by reasonable people with the nation's best interest at heart rather than their own self interest top of mind.

4 months ago

Why Do U.S. Politicians Completely Ignore the Travel Industry in Election Season?

Why Do U.S. Politicians Completely Ignore the Travel Industry in Election Season?

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The travel industry is truly a diffused set of forces, both big business and people powered. Unfortunately it's easier for politicians to scare people with an imaginary foreign threat than articulate a vision for a better, more connected world.

4 months ago

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Aruba’s ‘Election Disconnection’ Experience Showcases the Demand for Personalized Wellness Getaways

Aruba’s ‘Election Disconnection’ Experience Showcases the Demand for Personalized Wellness Getaways

Aruba Tourism Authority + Skift

Today’s stressful, modern era has increasingly led travelers to plan transformational trips that will make them feel physically, mentally, and spiritually healthier. Aruba is one destination that has innovated its wellness offerings to meet this growing consumer demand.

5 months ago

Cuba Appoints Tourism Minister as First Prime Minister in Over 40 Years

Cuba Appoints Tourism Minister as First Prime Minister in Over 40 Years

Andrea Rodríguez, Associated Press

Cuba now has its first prime minister since 1976. His background building up Cuba's successful tourism industry led parliament to believe he's the right man for the job.

6 months ago

Syria’s Tourism Industry Shows Signs of Life — But the Comeback Is Controversial

Syria’s Tourism Industry Shows Signs of Life — But the Comeback Is Controversial

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Is visiting a country an implicit endorsement of its leadership? Or can intrepid travelers frame it simply as a gesture of connection with its people? The situation in Syria raises these questions and more.

7 months ago

Why Are Top Airline CEOs Donating Ahead of the 2020 Election to This Political Group?

Why Are Top Airline CEOs Donating Ahead of the 2020 Election to This Political Group?

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Airlines spend so much time massaging their public images every time they face a crisis. It's important to remember that for all the woke posturing from these brands, their leaders still often back the leaders more likely to give them tax breaks than support liberal social causes.

9 months ago

The World Needs Reminding That Tourism Doesn’t Happen in a Political Vacuum

The World Needs Reminding That Tourism Doesn’t Happen in a Political Vacuum

Rosie Spinks, Skift

On World Tourism Day, it's worth pointing out that politics and tourism don't exist independently of each other — they collide.

9 months ago

Meeting Planners Weigh In on Trump’s Idea to Hold the G7 Summit at His Miami Resort

Meeting Planners Weigh In on Trump’s Idea to Hold the G7 Summit at His Miami Resort

Isaac Carey, Skift

The property is definitely large enough, and is located near an international airport. On the other hand, there are major internet security concerns, and the hotel is a little impersonal. Plus, is the political fallout really worth it?

10 months ago

Global Biz Travel Needs to Brace for a Slower 2020

Global Biz Travel Needs to Brace for a Slower 2020

Isaac Carey, Skift

Travel prices are starting to lag as political tensions put a damper on travel and corporate bookings go down.

11 months ago

Hilton Being Held Back by China Trade Tussle

Hilton Being Held Back by China Trade Tussle

Isaac Carey, Skift

Luckily, Hilton has built a strong business model that should see it through any tough times.

12 months ago