Articles tagged “politics”

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.

1 month ago

Airports Still Await Takeoff of Air Traffic Control Privatization

Airports Still Await Takeoff of Air Traffic Control Privatization

Kevin Freking, Associated Press

Privatization of the U.S. air traffic control ought to make travel more efficient. But will there be enough funding? Will it be drawn from levies on flights rather than on passengers? Who will set the fees?

2 months ago

Airline Laptop Ban Will Be Relaxed if Additional Security Measures Are Achieved

Airline Laptop Ban Will Be Relaxed if Additional Security Measures Are Achieved

Alan Levin and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Despite the big talk about enhanced screening, this is a retreat by the U.S. and a win for airlines that pushed a more strategic approach to security.

3 months ago

Cuban Officials Think Very Little of Trump’s New Tourism Restrictions

Cuban Officials Think Very Little of Trump’s New Tourism Restrictions

Michael Weissenstein and Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press

We don't think much of this either. There are many ways to build on Obama's changes to Cuba tourism policy in a constructive manner. This is not that.

3 months ago

Trump Travel Ban Opposed by Majority of Americans in Poll

Trump Travel Ban Opposed by Majority of Americans in Poll

Alicia A. Caldwell and Emily Swanson, Associated Press

As with everything else in the United States, the sentiment in the poll about the travel ban largely broke down along party lines, and independents thought the federal courts have acted correctly to block the executives orders.

3 months ago

Tourism Industry Could Be a Beneficiary of UK Election Chaos

Tourism Industry Could Be a Beneficiary of UK Election Chaos

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Prime Minister Theresa May's reputation has been shattered by her own hubristic behaviour and she is only clinging onto power through a loose alliance with another party. The UK is in a much weakened position as it prepares to start Brexit negotiations.

3 months ago

Choice Hotels CEO to Trump: Travel Rhetoric Is ‘Offensive’ and ‘Incongruent’

Choice Hotels CEO to Trump: Travel Rhetoric Is ‘Offensive’ and ‘Incongruent’

Deanna Ting, Skift

Count Stephen P. Joyce as yet another hotel CEO determined to make travel and tourism a priority for the Trump Administration.

3 months ago

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Says Tourism and Trump’s America First Policy Can Co-Exist

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Says Tourism and Trump’s America First Policy Can Co-Exist

Dan Peltier, Skift

Ross' speech seemed too good to be true after what we've seen from the Trump administration. It has yet to take a single step to make travel to the U.S. easier or more hospitable. Talk is always cheap, but in this administration it's worth less than that, so far.

4 months ago

Understanding the Qatar Ban and Its Implications for Qatar Airways

Understanding the Qatar Ban and Its Implications for Qatar Airways

Colin Nagy

The Qatar diplomatic ban is a nightmare for Qatar Airways. Its routings and market share will undoubtedly suffer in the near and medium term.

4 months ago

Etihad and Emirates Suspend Flights to Qatar as Gulf State Rift Grows

Etihad and Emirates Suspend Flights to Qatar as Gulf State Rift Grows

Associated Press

It is quite rich for Saudi Arabia to claim other states support terrorism. Perhaps now the big three U.S. carriers can stop making equally ironic claims about subsidies and just watch the Gulf carriers fight each other?

4 months ago

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 months 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.

4 months ago