Articles tagged “politics”

Trump Travel Ban Block Is Extended Indefinitely

Trump Travel Ban Block Is Extended Indefinitely

Kartikay Mehrotra, Bloomberg

We are only two months into the new administration, but the cleanup to be done to the tourism industry already appears to be staggering.

41 mins ago

Judge Considers Extending Block to Trump’s Travel Ban

Judge Considers Extending Block to Trump’s Travel Ban

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press

Even if the effort to extend the stay on the most recent travel ban fails, the original block will likely remain in place.

13 hours ago

New Series Launch: How the European Union Invented Modern Travel and Tourism

New Series Launch: How the European Union Invented Modern Travel and Tourism

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Nobody would argue that the European Union is a perfect institution but not only has it helped foster a degree of unity between former enemies but it has also ushered in an era of unparalleled freedom for its citizens. Brexit has put all that under threat.

3 days ago

Hawaii Tries a Light Touch for New Vacation Rental Regulations

Hawaii Tries a Light Touch for New Vacation Rental Regulations

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press

We've yet to see a market where the carrot approach works better than the stick, and we're not optimistic about Hawaii’s hopes either.

3 days ago

Trump Hotels Want to Get Bigger, No Matter the Conflicts

Trump Hotels Want to Get Bigger, No Matter the Conflicts

David Koenig and Bernard Condon, Associated Press

The Trump organization is clearly profiting off of the president's position and power. It is a shame, both for the presidency, and for the brand long term.

3 days ago

Trump’s Proposed Budget Would Cut TSA, Amtrak and Airline Services

Trump’s Proposed Budget Would Cut TSA, Amtrak and Airline Services

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

President Trump's budget outline shows that his focus on national defense may come at the expense of aviation security and infrastructure improvement. Fortunately, Congress will likely push back against some of these cuts.

1 week ago

Trump Proposes Cutting Subsidies for Rural Airline Service

Trump Proposes Cutting Subsidies for Rural Airline Service

Joan Lowy, Associated Press

The Trump Administration has a point. Some of the Essential Air Service subsidies are shockingly high. But rural politicians tend to like the program, and they have clout in Washington, so it could be sticking around.

2 weeks ago

Donald Trump’s New Budget Calls for Air Traffic Control Privatization

Donald Trump’s New Budget Calls for Air Traffic Control Privatization

Joan Lowy, Associated Press

We have seen enough success from privatized air control systems, but we are not going to panic about this. But we will worry about how much competence goes into the privatization process.

2 weeks ago

New Trump Travel Ban Temporarily Blocked by Judges in Hawaii and Maryland

New Trump Travel Ban Temporarily Blocked by Judges in Hawaii and Maryland

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

While the restraining order is temporary, the wording of the judge's findings shows a strong chance that the courts will overturn yet another travel ban.

2 weeks ago

Trump Travel Ban Is a Threat to U.S. Bid to Host World Cup

Trump Travel Ban Is a Threat to U.S. Bid to Host World Cup

Tariq Panja, Bloomberg

Because Russia and Qatar are bastions for freedom of movement? Really, FIFA has long trafficked in corruption and dallied with dictators. We expected it would find kinship with this administration.

3 weeks ago

Visit Florida Loses Another Battle With State Legislators

Visit Florida Loses Another Battle With State Legislators

Gary Fineout, Associated Press

It appears that neither the Senate nor the governor will put up with this nonsense, but do expect Visit Florida to exist under more scrutiny next year.

3 weeks ago

Can Tech Bros Navigate Austin’s SXSW Without the Help of Uber?

Can Tech Bros Navigate Austin’s SXSW Without the Help of Uber?

Joshua Brustein, Bloomberg

In this new era of regulation-light, consumer-hostile rule changes, Uber and Lyft probably won't have to wait long to get their way in the state of Texas.

3 weeks ago