Articles tagged “safety”

Marriott CEO: New Digital Technologies, Not Walls, Are Key to the Future of Travel

Marriott CEO: New Digital Technologies, Not Walls, Are Key to the Future of Travel

Arne Sorenson, Marriott

Sorenson hasn't been afraid to speak up for more common sense approaches to travel safety and security, especially during an age where travel bans, and even bans on certain electronics, are taking place.

1 month ago

Middle East, African Airlines Restrict Electronic Devices on U.S.-Bound Flights

Middle East, African Airlines Restrict Electronic Devices on U.S.-Bound Flights

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

In the past, authorities have been able to both move fast and be competent, but the complete lack of information provided this time around to travelers so far by airlines and authorities only creates confusion for international travelers.

2 months ago

U.S. Business Travelers See Terrorism as Most Important Concern

U.S. Business Travelers See Terrorism as Most Important Concern

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Most business travelers are still extremely concerned about the threat posed by terrorism. They also think that their employers are doing a good job taking care of their safety when traveling for business.

2 months ago

Lithium Battery Safeguards on Passenger Planes Stall Under Trump

Lithium Battery Safeguards on Passenger Planes Stall Under Trump

Joan Lowy, Associated Press

Congress last year ordered the DOT to ban the bulk shipment of rechargeable batteries on U.S. domestic flights but Trump's order to freeze new regulations threatens to thwart that effort -- let alone expanding the ban to international flights.

2 months ago

Duck Boats Face Bans and Restrictions After Multiple Deaths in Multiple Cities

Duck Boats Face Bans and Restrictions After Multiple Deaths in Multiple Cities

Denise Lavoie , Associated Press

Tourists will be tourists and that's OK. But it's hard to find any redeeming value in the boorish, space-hogging, and sometimes unsafe duck boat.

3 months ago

4 Apps and Services That Help Travelers Stay Safe on the Road

4 Apps and Services That Help Travelers Stay Safe on the Road

Colin Nagy, Skift

You don't need to be climbing Mt. Everest for it to be wise to take advantage of a few think-ahead travel services.

4 months ago

Guns in Checked Luggage Become an Issue After Murder of 5 People at Fort Lauderdale Airport

Guns in Checked Luggage Become an Issue After Murder of 5 People at Fort Lauderdale Airport

David Koenig, Bloomberg

The U.S. Republican political establishment has already decided it would rather allow people to brutally murder innocent people than impose even the slightest restrictions on guns, so this is not going to happen.

5 months ago

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.

6 months 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.

9 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.

9 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.

9 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.

10 months ago