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Articles tagged “safety”

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.

3 weeks ago

FAA Issues Warning to Samsung Galaxy Note Users: Don’t Turn on Your Phones

FAA Issues Warning to Samsung Galaxy Note Users: Don’t Turn on Your Phones

Joan Lowy, Associated Press

An excellent reminder that everyday electronics, while essential to travelers, still offer challenges to aviation safety.

3 months ago

Southern Georgia Reminds Tourists: We Have Lots of Alligators

Southern Georgia Reminds Tourists: We Have Lots of Alligators

Russ Bynum, Associated Press

When tourism growth meets hungry alligators, it's a good idea to put up a few warning signs.

4 months ago

Airline Groups Seek Crackdown on ‘Rogue’ Lithium Battery Shipments

Airline Groups Seek Crackdown on ‘Rogue’ Lithium Battery Shipments

Andrea Rothman, Bloomberg

Governments need to crack down on unsafe shipments of rechargeable lithium batteries because leaving it all up to the airlines, which don't want to publicize any safety lapses, will accomplish nothing.

4 months ago

FAA Finds ‘Minor’ Safety Lapses in Multiple Areas at Allegiant Air

FAA Finds ‘Minor’ Safety Lapses in Multiple Areas at Allegiant Air

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

The FAA didn't find Allegiant's safety lapses as to be so extensive as to warrant enforcement action. On the other hand, there is cause for concern because deficiencies were found in several areas of the airline's operations.

5 months ago

Missing MH370 Flight Spurred Airline Tracking And Safety Changes

Missing MH370 Flight Spurred Airline Tracking And Safety Changes

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press

Everything is moving so slowly around the disappearance of flight MH370, including the implementation of safety reforms and the search for the missing plane.

5 months ago

Former U.S. Attorney General Is Lobbying on Behalf of Uber Against Safety Checks

Former U.S. Attorney General Is Lobbying on Behalf of Uber Against Safety Checks

Josh Cornfield, Associated Press

Uber's hiring of political heavyweights to staff its policy team appears to be paying dividends.

6 months ago

Yellowstone Rangers to Tourists: Carry Some Bear Spray

Yellowstone Rangers to Tourists: Carry Some Bear Spray

Associated Press

We will argue that "A bear doesn't care" is one of the cooler tourism slogans we've seen all year.

6 months ago

There’s a Safety Gap Separating Female and Male Business Travelers

There’s a Safety Gap Separating Female and Male Business Travelers

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Better technology tools from travel management companies can help put female travelers into safer situations on the road.

7 months ago

Air Travel Is Getting Safer, Despite High-Profile Disasters

Air Travel Is Getting Safer, Despite High-Profile Disasters

David Crary, Associated Press

Aircraft makers and airlines may have made their product safer than ever, but humans on the ground are screwing things up with a regularity that's disturbing.

7 months ago

One of Brazil’s Best Athletes Is Telling Tourists to Skip the Olympics

One of Brazil’s Best Athletes Is Telling Tourists to Skip the Olympics

Associated Press

It seems a bit extreme to try to scare everyone away, but this year's Olympic games so far are becoming the worst-case-scenario that 2014's World Cup was able to avoid.

7 months ago

Allegiant’s Image Problems Continue as FAA Begins Review

Allegiant’s Image Problems Continue as FAA Begins Review

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Allegiant Air is another low-cost carrier struggling to build a positive image in the U.S.

8 months ago