Articles tagged “politics”

Small Luxury Resorts Caught Up in Immigration Clampdown

Laura Powell, Skift

While those on H-2B visas are simply guest workers, they are getting ensnared in the current immigration debate. And that’s a problem for small, seasonal resorts.

3 weeks ago

SoftBank May Lose Uber Board Seats After U.S. Security Review

SoftBank May Lose Uber Board Seats After U.S. Security Review

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

It doesn’t look good for SoftBank. The U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment has immense power under President Trump and has been cracking down on foreign investment. This puts overseas investors in a very uncertain position, which could lead to fewer international business deals.

1 month ago

Barack Obama on Walls, Borders and Tourism

Barack Obama on Walls, Borders and Tourism

Patrick Whyte, Skift

He’s only been out of office for a few years, but it’s still refreshing to hear a politician articulate the importance of travel and the benefits of tourism.

2 months ago

Understanding Boeing’s Relationship With the FAA’s Safety Regulators

Understanding Boeing’s Relationship With the FAA’s Safety Regulators

Peter Robison and Margaret Newkirk, Bloomberg

Even defenders of the special relationship note that the FAA's inspection team is under-staffed and underfunded. Let's start there.

2 months ago

Eurotunnel Dreads Brexit as Much as Everyone Else

Eurotunnel Dreads Brexit as Much as Everyone Else

Geraldine Amiel, Bloomberg

Even if you agree with the ideas behind Brexit pushers, you have to agree that everything that's been accomplished under its name is dumber than you could have previously imagined. Transport is just one of many issues.

4 months ago

U.S. Shutdown May Have Done Lasting Damage to Air Traffic Control

U.S. Shutdown May Have Done Lasting Damage to Air Traffic Control

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Who knew air travel would be such a pressure point in the battle over government funding? Airport staffing issues probably played a role in the decision to temporarily reopen the government, but was it too little too late?

4 months ago

Where Do Government Employees Go When They’re Not Being Paid? Uber and Lyft.

Where Do Government Employees Go When They’re Not Being Paid? Uber and Lyft.

Carlyann Edwards, Bloomberg

This is now the second paycheck government workers have missed, thanks to the ongoing political stalemate. More and more employees are having to swap their supposedly steady jobs with work in the gig economy.

4 months ago

Jet Airways’ Near-Collapse Could Be a Tough Election Issue for India’s Prime Minister

Jet Airways’ Near-Collapse Could Be a Tough Election Issue for India’s Prime Minister

Vrishti Beniwal and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

India's economic policies have made airfares way more affordable, which hasn't helped the struggling Jet Airways. If the prime minister doesn't figure out a rescue plan for the airline, it could be a vexing issue in an upcoming election.

4 months ago

Some Airport Security Lanes Close as Shutdown Chaos Grows

Some Airport Security Lanes Close as Shutdown Chaos Grows

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

TSA employees in Atlanta, D.C., and Houston have been calling out sick in record numbers, as the government shutdown lingers on. The TSA is one of the more critical departments affected by the shutdown — how long can the mayhem last?

4 months ago

New Visit Florida CEO Comes Straight From Political Arena

New Visit Florida CEO Comes Straight From Political Arena

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Visit Florida's recent history has been rocky. Will a former Republican lawmaker have success making the case to her old colleagues for increased funding?

5 months ago

TSA Officials Have Safety Concerns if U.S. Government Shutdown Continues

TSA Officials Have Safety Concerns if U.S. Government Shutdown Continues

Hailey Waller, Bloomberg

Sure, let's put the safety of the aviation industry in the hands of disgruntled, unpaid security screeners and disgruntled, unpaid air traffic controllers.

5 months ago

Shutdown’s Toll on Travel Mounts With No End in Sight

Shutdown’s Toll on Travel Mounts With No End in Sight

Hannah Sampson, Skift

There's no telling when this shutdown will end — especially since President Donald Trump mentioned "months and even years" on Friday — so the travel industry may need to prepare for a long-term impact.

5 months ago