Articles tagged “politics”

Marriott Loses New Senator Mitt Romney From its Board

Marriott Loses New Senator Mitt Romney From its Board

Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

Despite the presence of a significant political figure on its board, Marriott has consistently risen above politics and represented the interests of hotel chains and tourism as a whole quite well over the last few years.

1 week ago

American May Prohibit Changing Nonrefundable Tickets After Congressional Proposals

American May Prohibit Changing Nonrefundable Tickets After Congressional Proposals

Mary Schlangenstein and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

You can see Doug Parker's point, but that won't stop passengers from getting upset — especially since the high fees that airlines charge annoy them already.

2 months ago

U.S. Sanctions May Ban Inbound Flights on Russian Carrier Aeroflot

U.S. Sanctions May Ban Inbound Flights on Russian Carrier Aeroflot

Ilya Khrennikov, Bloomberg

Political tension between the U.S. and Russia mounts, and this time, Russia's state-run carrier Aeroflot may feel the pinch.

3 months ago

What Mexico’s President-Elect Could Mean for Tourism Amid Protectionism Worries

What Mexico’s President-Elect Could Mean for Tourism Amid Protectionism Worries

Dan Peltier, Skift

At least Mexico's president-elect, López Obrador, has tapped someone intimately familiar with the travel industry and how it operates locally and internationally. It's more than the United States can say it's done for travel in the past year and a half.

4 months ago

Mexico’s New President Won’t Stop a $13 Billion Airport for Now

Mexico’s New President Won’t Stop a $13 Billion Airport for Now

Justin Villamil, Nacha Cattan and Cyntia Barrera Diaz, Bloomberg

The progress of Mexico City's new airport could have big implications for travelers, but maybe not as big as Lopez Obrador's forthcoming relationship with U.S. President Donald Trump.

5 months ago

More Americans Are Traveling to Escape From Scary Headlines

More Americans Are Traveling to Escape From Scary Headlines

Claire Suddath, Bloomberg

Camping trips, travel, and even a film about Mr. Rogers are helping many U.S. citizens tune out what many are calling the nation’s lowest point in history.

5 months ago

How Driving Defines Us: The Future of American Road Trips

How Driving Defines Us: The Future of American Road Trips

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Road trips in the United States are statistically on the rise due to both economic and cultural factors. These vacations have incredible potential to reflect what's simmering beneath the surface of contemporary America.

6 months ago

Shareholders Push Travel Companies to Disclose Political Giving as Mid-Terms Loom

Shareholders Push Travel Companies to Disclose Political Giving as Mid-Terms Loom

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travel isn't as big a political player as some other industries, but major players wield significant influence over political candidates and the issues surrounding airports and hotels. More transparency is a good thing, particularly for shareholders who may fear a decline in stock value due to political positioning based on the whims of a company's CEO.

6 months ago

TripAdvisor and Expedia Pull TV Ads in Boycott of Laura Ingraham’s Fox Show

TripAdvisor and Expedia Pull TV Ads in Boycott of Laura Ingraham’s Fox Show

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Kudos to TripAdvisor and Expedia for doing the right thing in helping encourage civil discourse. Whatever one thinks about the gun policy debate, picking on a teenager's personal musings about college applications unrelated to the topic at hand is out of bounds.

8 months ago

Washington, D.C. March Shows Promise of Protest Tourism

Washington, D.C. March Shows Promise of Protest Tourism

Dan Peltier, Skift

Protests and marches are a phenomenon that D.C. tourism officials never asked for but are forced to reckon with. It's an ongoing reckoning that the city's tourism board is still figuring out in the digital age, and other destinations are taking cues.

8 months ago

United Gives Airline Employees a Chance to Win $100,000 Instead of Bonuses

United Gives Airline Employees a Chance to Win $100,000 Instead of Bonuses

Michael Sasso, United

New idea: Throw a can of soup in the middle of a circle of employees and whoever comes out with it is the winner! If our sarcasm isn't clear we'll just say it this way: This seems like a terrible way to encourage teamwork, build loyalty, or anything else that's good for a company. But it does seem fitting for our current climate.

9 months ago

Interview: HotelPlanner CEO Defends His Company’s NRA Ties

Interview: HotelPlanner CEO Defends His Company’s NRA Ties

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Stopping people under 21 years old from being able to effortlessly buy assault rifles is a societal decision. But it remains open for debate on how travel companies should treat a gun lobby that opposes such a move.

9 months ago