Articles tagged “security”

An Expanded Trump Travel Ban May Be Coming Soon

An Expanded Trump Travel Ban May Be Coming Soon

Jonathan Lemire, Lisa Mascaro and Jill Colvin, Associated Press

The original Trump travel ban wasn't an especially effective or well-received piece of political theater. One hopes the travel industry will find a stronger voice to oppose any expanded ban than it had the first time around.

1 month 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.

10 months ago

Uganda Deals With Bad Publicity After U.S. Tourist Abduction

Uganda Deals With Bad Publicity After U.S. Tourist Abduction

Fred Ojambo, Bloomberg

President Donald Trump’s effort to score domestic political points with Twitter-based diplomacy makes addressing the problem of traveler security and kidnappers demanding ransoms more difficult by antagonizing foreign leaders, rather than wooing them.

10 months ago

4 U.S. Airports Had Security Lane Wait Times Greater Than 30 Minutes

4 U.S. Airports Had Security Lane Wait Times Greater Than 30 Minutes

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

The worse things get for the U.S. economy, the more pressure there will be to end the U.S. government's partial shutdown.

1 year ago

TSA Sickouts Double as Backdrop to a Challenging Travel Weekend

TSA Sickouts Double as Backdrop to a Challenging Travel Weekend

Hailey Waller, Bloomberg

From air traffic control towers to airport security lanes, safety and staffing issues at U.S. airports are bound to get worse the longer the U.S. government shutdown persists.

1 year ago

Winter Storm and Security Lane Closures Add Up to Travel Misery Across Parts of the U.S.

Winter Storm and Security Lane Closures Add Up to Travel Misery Across Parts of the U.S.

Hailey Waller, Bloomberg

It's a perfect storm, and we're not just talking about the snow. But Winter Storm Gia, along with pissed off U.S. Transportation Security Agency employees going without paychecks, hasn't made the friendly skies very amiable this weekend.

1 year ago

TSA Begins Closing Some Checkpoints Because of U.S. Government Shutdown

TSA Begins Closing Some Checkpoints Because of U.S. Government Shutdown

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

TSA officers didn't get paid this week, and it seems that some are choosing to simply not show up to work. The impact of the government shutdown on the air travel experience is just beginning.

1 year ago

Marriott Says 5 Million Unencrypted Passport Numbers Part of Breach

Marriott Says 5 Million Unencrypted Passport Numbers Part of Breach

Deanna Ting, Skift

In short: The data breach was not as bad as we originally thought, but it was still pretty bad, and fairly big.

1 year ago

Event Security Trends in the New Year

Event Security Trends in the New Year

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The world is a dangerous place. As event planners are forced to manage and monitor risk, it's important to remember there are best practices for protecting your attendees.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year ago

British Airways to Resume Flights to Pakistan

British Airways to Resume Flights to Pakistan

Ismail Dilawar, Bloomberg

Militant violence across Pakistan has drastically declined, and British Airways has decided to return air service to the country, which is keen to lure foreign investment as its economy buckles.

1 year ago