Articles tagged “safety”

With Summer Tourism Comes a Spike in Crime in Barcelona

With Summer Tourism Comes a Spike in Crime in Barcelona

Joseph Wilson, Associated Press

Tourists are often the target of petty crime, but the situation in Barcelona seems to be escalating.

2 mins ago

TripAdvisor Pressured Into Making Additional Reforms to Support Sexual Assault Victims

TripAdvisor Pressured Into Making Additional Reforms to Support Sexual Assault Victims

Dennis Schaal, Skift

If you think protest is futile, then you're wrong. Petitioners didn't think TripAdvisor went far enough to promote traveler safety, and they got the travel website to take stock of itself and make additional reforms.

3 months ago

Travel Advisor Resources After Sri Lanka Attacks: Reducing Client Risk

Travel Advisor Resources After Sri Lanka Attacks: Reducing Client Risk

Maria Lenhart, Skift

The recent terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka underscore the need for addressing traveler safety. While mitigating risk does not come with the same obligations for leisure travel advisors as it does for those on the corporate side, there are still steps they can take to protect clients.

4 months ago

Boeing Dreamliner Manufacturing Plant Cited for Aircraft Safety Lapses

Boeing Dreamliner Manufacturing Plant Cited for Aircraft Safety Lapses

Maria Jose Valero and Jim Silver, Bloomberg

At a time when Boeing faces intense criticism about its handling of its 737 Max aircraft, problems with Dreamliner manufacturing in South Carolina is most unwelcome news. The company must get to the heart of the production problems there immediately, and fix them.

4 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.

5 months ago

The Ethiopian Boeing 737 Max Crash Leads to One of the Strangest Weeks Ever in Aviation

The Ethiopian Boeing 737 Max Crash Leads to One of the Strangest Weeks Ever in Aviation

Madhu Unnikrishnan, Skift

The worldwide grounding of the Boeing 737 Max fleet “out of an abundance of caution” is a break with the FAA’s traditional data-driven approach to accident investigations. Could this mean an end to the way safety decisions have been made?

5 months ago

Lessons From Kashmir: When Violence Threatens a Fragile Tourism Economy

Lessons From Kashmir: When Violence Threatens a Fragile Tourism Economy

Sarah Khan, Skift

Despite conflict and instability, tourism remains an important part of Kashmir's economy. But travelers should be cognizant of a lot more than safety if they choose to visit the region.

6 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?

7 months ago

New Safety Concerns Present Complicated Challenge for Event Organizers

New Safety Concerns Present Complicated Challenge for Event Organizers

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Agencies and venues have stepped up to the plate to meet rising safety and security concerns among meetings organizers. The challenge is to fulfill duty of care obligations without impacting the delegate experience.

8 months ago

Drone Scare Disrupts London Gatwick During Holiday Rush

Drone Scare Disrupts London Gatwick During Holiday Rush

Justin Bachman, Kyunghee Park and Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

As we've remarked over the years, it's only a matter of time until a doofus with a drone knocks an airliner out of the sky and kills dozens or hundreds of people. In fact, it almost happened recently in Mexico.

8 months ago

Airlines Continue to Struggle With Passenger Racism and Sexual Harassment

Airlines Continue to Struggle With Passenger Racism and Sexual Harassment

Ellen Milligan, Bloomberg

Airlines need to find a way to better deal with drunk and virulently racist passengers. Ignoring troublemakers only ensure this problem will continue; authorities were alerted in only half of the incidents that took place last year.

8 months ago

Lion Air Aircraft That Crashed Experienced Tech Problems on 4 Previous Flights

Lion Air Aircraft That Crashed Experienced Tech Problems on 4 Previous Flights

Niniek Karmini, Associated Press

It's clear already that doomed Lion Air flight shouldn't have taken off given what we now know about the aircraft's problems. The pilots apparently were dealing with multiple failures simultaneously.

9 months ago