Articles tagged “president trump”

U.S. Travel Association Unveils 10-Year Agenda at a Turbulent Time for Travel

U.S. Travel Association Unveils 10-Year Agenda at a Turbulent Time for Travel

Rosie Spinks, Skift

U.S. Travel is entering a new decade, and the trade group seems to be aware that maintaining growth for the next 10 years will require that it asserts itself politically more than ever before.

3 weeks ago

Congress Renews Brand USA’s Funding in 11th Hour Vote

Congress Renews Brand USA’s Funding in 11th Hour Vote

Rosie Spinks, Skift

The United States was well on its way to being one of the world's only tourism destination powerhouses without a marketing budget. In a rare piece of good news for U.S. tourism this year, Congress has just narrowly avoided that.

2 months ago

Trump Administration Bans U.S. Flights to All Cuban Cities Except Havana

Trump Administration Bans U.S. Flights to All Cuban Cities Except Havana

Brian Sumers, Skift

Don't read too much into this. It is probably more symbolic than anything else. For a long time, U.S. airlines have had little interest in cities other than Havana.

4 months ago

White House Drops Plans for Summit at Doral Resort After Outcry

White House Drops Plans for Summit at Doral Resort After Outcry

Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin, Associated Press

As Skift first reported in September, meetings and events planners found President Trump's decision to host the G7 summit at his own resort flawed in numerous ways. A little over a month later, backlash to the choice has forced the hard-headed president to reverse course.

4 months ago

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.

10 months 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.

11 months ago

Trump Nominates Former Delta Air Lines Executive to Lead FAA

Trump Nominates Former Delta Air Lines Executive to Lead FAA

Todd Shields, Bloomberg

Some may criticize the Trump Administration for picking an FAA administrator with an airline background. But the nominee has a deep knowledge of the industry, and should just prove a worthy choice.

11 months ago

U.S. Wants Money Back After California Mostly Scraps High-Speed Rail Plan

U.S. Wants Money Back After California Mostly Scraps High-Speed Rail Plan

Ryan Beene, Bloomberg

California's high-speed rail plan did not go as expected, and there will be no high-speed train between San Francisco and Los Angeles. But what's done is done. It's hard to believe the federal government can recoup money it already spent on the project.

1 year ago

U.S. Airline Executives Sound Alarm Over Shutdown Impact

U.S. Airline Executives Sound Alarm Over Shutdown Impact

Justin Bachman, Mary Schlangenstein and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Remarkably, the U.S. commercial aviation system has kept humming despite the government shutdown. Yes, there have been some long security lines, but it could get much worse. Airline executives know that, so they're taking a stand. This is an industry that relies on the government to keep it running safely and efficiently.

1 year ago

Here’s How the U.S. Government Shutdown Is Hurting Aviation

Here’s How the U.S. Government Shutdown Is Hurting Aviation

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

U.S. airlines take safety seriously, and their aircraft will remain safe whether or not FAA inspectors are working. But the aviation industry would operate much more efficiently if the government got back to work.

1 year ago

Boeing Shrugs Off Trade Tensions With Opening of New China Plant

Boeing Shrugs Off Trade Tensions With Opening of New China Plant

Bloomberg

The opening of Boeing's new China plant comes at a crucial time for the company. Not only is it battling with rival Airbus in the country but it must also keep an eye on relations between Beijing and Washington.

1 year ago

Democrats to Target Trump’s Hotels Business as Part of Wider Investigation

Democrats to Target Trump’s Hotels Business as Part of Wider Investigation

Shahien Nasiripour, Bloomberg

Come the new year, we'll likely learn a lot more about President Trump's business empire, including his tourism assets.

1 year ago