Articles tagged “politics”

Where UK Political Parties Stand on the Big Tourism Issues

Where UK Political Parties Stand on the Big Tourism Issues

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Party manifestos should be treated with a healthy degree of skepticism. Still it is revealing to see what the priorities are and perhaps more importantly what they decide to leave out.

4 days ago

Trump’s U.S. Budget Proposal Has $200 Billion for Transport and Infrastructure

Trump’s U.S. Budget Proposal Has $200 Billion for Transport and Infrastructure

Mark Niquette, Bloomberg

Unfortunately, when politicians get in trouble they don't plan very well and tend to throw money at problems. America's infrastructure needs some strategic thinking.

6 days ago

The Current State of the Trump Travel Ban Appeals

The Current State of the Trump Travel Ban Appeals

Gene Johnson, Associated Press

The majority of U.S. Violence is homegrown. We'd love to see some effort put into making travel to the United States much more streamlined and efficient. Not going to happen under the current administration.

2 weeks ago

Trump’s Travel Ban Faces Second Round at West Coast Appeals Court

Trump’s Travel Ban Faces Second Round at West Coast Appeals Court

Kartikay Mehrotra, Bloomberg

Trump's revised travel ban, his incredibly expensive border wall, and his tendency to skip Congress and use executive orders still have the travel industry's stomach in knots.

2 weeks ago

Florida’s Governor Touts Tourism Numbers While Considering Marketing Cuts

Florida’s Governor Touts Tourism Numbers While Considering Marketing Cuts

Associated Press

Expect the governor to make a lot of noise about the role of tourism in the coming weeks as he prepares the state for his veto of a spending bill that will drastically cut Visit Florida's budget.

2 weeks ago

Atlantic City Is a Tourism Disaster Waiting to Happen for the State’s Next Governor

Atlantic City Is a Tourism Disaster Waiting to Happen for the State’s Next Governor

Wayne Parry, Associated Press

Atlantic City has minor benefits as a meetings destination. Outside of that, it serves as a Titanic-like metaphor for corruption and poor tourism planning.

2 weeks ago

Vancouver to Limit Airbnb to Alleviate Housing Crunch

Vancouver to Limit Airbnb to Alleviate Housing Crunch

Natalie Obiko Pearson, Bloomberg

You can't blame Airbnb for all your housing problems, but it has the unique ability to make a bad situation worse. It's up to cities to take additional measures beyond bans.

3 weeks ago

Killing U.S. Visa Programs? It’s Apparently on Trump Administration’s To-Do List

Killing U.S. Visa Programs? It’s Apparently on Trump Administration’s To-Do List

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As strange as it is that a tweet from a Rabbi would help expose the inner workings of a Presidential administration, it's even stranger that a plan to thoroughly disrupt international travel to the U.S. could be in the works.

3 weeks ago

U.S. May Tighten Visa Waiver Program, Homeland Security Chief Says

U.S. May Tighten Visa Waiver Program, Homeland Security Chief Says

Nafeesa Syeed, Bloomberg

Terrorism is a real concern, but if the U.S. rolls back the visa waiver program, it could have major repercussions for the tourism industry. And that's a big potential problem.

1 month ago

Lawsuits Seek to Uncover How Homeland Security Enacted Trump’s Travel Ban

Lawsuits Seek to Uncover How Homeland Security Enacted Trump’s Travel Ban

Erik Larson, Bloomberg

Amid reports of Customs and Border Protection officers violating the civil rights of Muslim flyers with impunity, it's important for the public to know exactly what steps were taken to enact President Trump's travel ban.

1 month ago

Trump Travel Ban Doesn’t Discriminate Based on Religion Trump Team Tells Court

Trump Travel Ban Doesn’t Discriminate Based on Religion Trump Team Tells Court

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press

There's already been a chilling effect on inbound international travel as visitors weigh weather the U.S. is really worth the hassle.

2 months ago

Big Events Look at North Carolina Again After Partial Repeal of Anti-LGBT Law

Big Events Look at North Carolina Again After Partial Repeal of Anti-LGBT Law

Brian Mahoney and Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press

The state's bathroom bill law was primarily aimed at preventing cities from banning broader discrimination. That's still partially in place, so businesses will likely proceed with caution.

2 months ago