Articles tagged “politics”

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?

5 days 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?

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks ago

Brexit Is Costing Cornwall, England Its Hotel Bartenders

Brexit Is Costing Cornwall, England Its Hotel Bartenders

Lucy Meakin, Bloomberg

Brexit's impact is one wake-up notice after another for England's tourism industry. And the wake-up is harsh.

3 weeks ago

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.

2 months 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.

4 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.

5 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.

7 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.

7 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.

7 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.

8 months ago