Articles tagged “security”

New Orleans Plans to Ramp Up Security on Bourbon Street

New Orleans Plans to Ramp Up Security on Bourbon Street

Jeff Adelson and Jessica Williams, Associated Press

Bourbon Street in New Orleans has long been vulnerable in terms of public safety, so who will pay for new security measures? And will these measures make the corridor less authentic, less exciting, and less attractive to visitors?

5 days ago

Turkey’s Lost Year of Tourism Shows No Sign of Ending

Turkey’s Lost Year of Tourism Shows No Sign of Ending

Cinar Kiper and Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press

As in Egypt, Turkey's tourism problem is also a crisis in leadership, not just a security issue.

1 week ago

Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting Suspect Had Gun in Luggage, Officials Say

Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting Suspect Had Gun in Luggage, Officials Say

David Fischer, Associated Press

1 week ago

Multiple People Killed in Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting

Multiple People Killed in Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting

Associated Press

1 week ago

Europe’s Christmas Markets Tighten Security After Attack

Europe’s Christmas Markets Tighten Security After Attack

Lori Hinnant, Associated Press

Europe's year for tourism has faced a barrage of challenges that test its resilience as the world's leading destination.

4 weeks ago

Airport Security Lanes Get Automated Bins in Time for Thanksgiving Crush

Airport Security Lanes Get Automated Bins in Time for Thanksgiving Crush

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

We'll wait to see how these new types of security lanes work in practice during the peak holiday period before judging them. Will these larger bins, automated so passengers don't need to feed them into X-ray machines, really remove bottlenecks? It will take time for flyers to get used to the whole thing.

2 months ago

U.S. Travel and Members of Congress Have a Plan to Modernize the TSA

U.S. Travel and Members of Congress Have a Plan to Modernize the TSA

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

A plan to reform the TSA is all well and good, but executing such a far-reaching vision of improving the government agency will require continuity in TSA leadership and a concerted effort from Congress to continue a culture shift in the agency.

2 months ago

France Adds Extra Security at Landmarks as Tourist Arrivals Fall 8 Percent

France Adds Extra Security at Landmarks as Tourist Arrivals Fall 8 Percent

Helene Fouquet, Bloomberg

The steepest drops in French arrivals this year have been from visitors from Japan and China, far more than from the U.S. Ramping up security at attractions and also in crime-ridden areas will be an attractive message, at least, for tourists considering a jaunt to France.

2 months ago

The Future of Airport Security Is CT Scans and Smarter Lines

The Future of Airport Security Is CT Scans and Smarter Lines

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Airport security is constantly challenged by the multiple parties involved — airlines, local authorities, and the feds — that prevent a nationwide strategy from really working.

3 months ago

InterContinental Hotels Tripped Up by Security Concerns and Low Oil Prices

InterContinental Hotels Tripped Up by Security Concerns and Low Oil Prices

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Concerns about security, especially in Europe, continue to play on the minds of both business and leisure travellers. Still InterContinental’s CEO remains bullish, believing that the sector’s fundamentals "remain compelling."

3 months ago

Trump Hotels Fined for Not Telling Guests About Data Breach

Trump Hotels Fined for Not Telling Guests About Data Breach

Chris Dolmetsch, Bloomberg

Can anyone remember a time when not telling consumers about a data breach turned out to be a good idea?

4 months ago

New York and Los Angeles Airport Scares Highlight TSA’s Failures

New York and Los Angeles Airport Scares Highlight TSA’s Failures

Colin Nagy, Skift

The U.S. government has had nearly 15 years to figure out how to fund and staff the TSA. It's still failing.

5 months ago