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DOT Approval of More Norwegian Air Flights Opens Door for Cheaper Transatlantic Travel

DOT Approval of More Norwegian Air Flights Opens Door for Cheaper Transatlantic Travel

Brian Sumers, Skift

Politics is a funny game. There was little doubt the government would approve Norwegian's application — it had no legitimate basis to deny it — but the DOT still waited years before finally getting around to it. That was probably not fair to Norwegian, but the airline will survive.

19 hours ago

Lease for Trump Hotel in D.C. Says a President Trump Can’t Operate Hotel

Lease for Trump Hotel in D.C. Says a President Trump Can’t Operate Hotel

Caleb Melby and Ben Brody, Bloomberg

Any luxury hotel brand taking over the lease would definitely need to modify the hotel's design motif, which is more crooked oligarch than understated luxury. Pity they didn't go with a style more like Trump Soho.

3 days ago

American Airlines Sees Weaker Demand for Flights to Cuba

American Airlines Sees Weaker Demand for Flights to Cuba

Mary Schlangenstein and Jack Kaskey, Bloomberg

We've been saying for quite some time that Cuba's biggest challenges are on the ground and finding a place to stay, not getting there. It needs to find some solutions or more cutbacks are on the way.

3 days ago

New York’s Tourism Push on Highways Hits Opposition in Washington, D.C.

New York’s Tourism Push on Highways Hits Opposition in Washington, D.C.

Associated Press

So New York officials are working harder to make rest stops on highways more accommodating and compelling places to stop? Yeah, we don't see the problem either.

2 weeks ago

Airbnb Vs. San Francisco: Judge Tells Both Parties to Negotiate

Airbnb Vs. San Francisco: Judge Tells Both Parties to Negotiate

Associated Press

If the two parties could negotiate in good faith for the better of both citizens of San Francisco and visitors alike ... we wouldn't be so cynical about things like this.

2 weeks ago

Convention Industry Taps U.S. Homeland Security to Make Meetings More Secure

Convention Industry Taps U.S. Homeland Security to Make Meetings More Secure

Greg Oates, Skift

Following recent terrorism attacks and acts of violence in high-profile locations popular for meetings and events, the convention industry is compelled to proactively develop a new set of security standards. This is going to be costly, but it's a different world in 2016, and that's something the industry needs to accept.

2 weeks ago

Survey: One-Third of UK Tourists Less Likely to Visit U.S. Because of Trump

Survey: One-Third of UK Tourists Less Likely to Visit U.S. Because of Trump

Patrick Whyte, Skift

In the end it will be difficult to tell if UK outbound travel to the U.S. will be hurt more by the poor pound-to-dollar exchange rate or the unfriendly welcome the new U.S. president is showing some visitors.

2 weeks ago

San Francisco Moves Forward to Cap Airbnb and Other Short-Term Rentals

San Francisco Moves Forward to Cap Airbnb and Other Short-Term Rentals

Associated Press

San Francisco let Airbnb write its own law, which soon became clear was unworkable without Airbnb's help. That didn't happen, so now the city is trying to solve the problem a different way.

2 weeks ago

Nobody Knows How President Trump Will Fund His U.S. Infrastructure Plan

Nobody Knows How President Trump Will Fund His U.S. Infrastructure Plan

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Like most of President-elect Trump's campaign promises, details are scarce on his commitment to revitalize U.S. infrastructure. But the reality is that it will be impossible to accomplish his stated goal of returning U.S. infrastructure to a world-class state using only private investment and tax rebates.

3 weeks ago

Turkey Is Warning Travelers That the U.S. Is Unsafe for Tourists

Turkey Is Warning Travelers That the U.S. Is Unsafe for Tourists

Isobel Finkel, Bloomberg

While it may feel satisfying to issue a similar warning, whether or not tourists from Turkey show up in the U.S. has little impact on tourism numbers. Turkey should spend less time being clever and more time solving its own massive tourism challenges.

3 weeks ago

Majority of Americans Still Don’t Want to Stay in a Trump Hotel

Majority of Americans Still Don’t Want to Stay in a Trump Hotel

Jason Clampet, Skift

If only there was an electoral college of polls here, maybe Trump could win this contest despite a majority of people voting against his hotel brand. Luckily for him, he has a new job to fall back on.

3 weeks ago

Remaining Residents of Venice, Italy Protest the Effects of Tourism

Remaining Residents of Venice, Italy Protest the Effects of Tourism

Luca Bruno, Associated Press

When Venice's leaders decided to prioritize tourists over residents they started the city on a path to obsolescence.

3 weeks ago