Articles tagged “security”

New Series Launch: How the European Union Invented Modern Travel and Tourism

New Series Launch: How the European Union Invented Modern Travel and Tourism

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Nobody would argue that the European Union is a perfect institution but not only has it helped foster a degree of unity between former enemies but it has also ushered in an era of unparalleled freedom for its citizens. Brexit has put all that under threat.

3 days ago

UK Transport Secretary Reveals Little About Reasoning Behind Electronics Ban

UK Transport Secretary Reveals Little About Reasoning Behind Electronics Ban

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The fact that Grayling’s comments came on the same day as a terrorist attack on London underlines the threat posed. Nevertheless, so many questions remain unanswered: why are the destinations covered different to the U.S.? What about those traveling with hand luggage only? What about insurance? For the moment, there is plenty of confusion.

7 days ago

U.S. Bans Large Electronic Devices on Inbound Flights From Middle East and Africa

U.S. Bans Large Electronic Devices on Inbound Flights From Middle East and Africa

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

This electronics ban will make life inconvenient for travelers on long-haul flights to the U.S. It's hard not to wonder, however, about the refusal of the U.S. government to detail any specific threat that has been made.

1 week ago

Timeline of Attack That Closed Paris’ Orly Airport Today

Timeline of Attack That Closed Paris’ Orly Airport Today

Associated Press

2 weeks ago

Egyptian Officials Are Optimistic Tourism Woes Are on the Mend This Year

Egyptian Officials Are Optimistic Tourism Woes Are on the Mend This Year

Maria Sheahan, Reuters

Investment in security at airports and tourist attractions are a good first step in showing tourists that Egypt is ready for them. But any unrest elsewhere in the Middle East this year will be a factor in how many tourists visit Egypt.

3 weeks ago

European Union Tightens Border Security

European Union Tightens Border Security

Associated Press

The European Union is taking steps to tighten security and various member states are simultaneously removing the welcome mat from desperate refugees and asylum seekers.

3 weeks ago

TSA’s Aggressive New Pat-Down Screenings Have Airports and Airlines Concerned

TSA’s Aggressive New Pat-Down Screenings Have Airports and Airlines Concerned

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

One of the most aggravating parts of a travelers' trip, screening, is about to get more intense -- at least at U.S. airports. This will impact attitudes at the airport, in-flight and on devices when travelers sound-off on social media and book future flights.

4 weeks ago

TUI Group in the Spotlight Following Tunisia Beach Attack Verdict

TUI Group in the Spotlight Following Tunisia Beach Attack Verdict

Alistair Smout, Reuters

Although the inquiry judge rejected a finding of "neglect" against TUI, the company is set to face further legal scrutiny from a case brought by some of the victims' families.

4 weeks ago

UK Still Won’t Allow Flights to Egypt’s Sharm el Sheik Resort

UK Still Won’t Allow Flights to Egypt’s Sharm el Sheik Resort

Amina Ismail and Mostafa Hashim, Reuters

Egypt's leadership has done little to nothing to convince the rest of the world it's ready to deal with its self-inflicted problems. Until it does, tourists will stay away.

1 month ago

Belgium, France and the Netherlands Will Check IDs on High-Speed Trains

Belgium, France and the Netherlands Will Check IDs on High-Speed Trains

Associated Press

The full idealism of European integration was perhaps best captured by the ability to ride a train among multiple countries without having to stop for passport checks. A new agreement may be the first step toward a return to the old days of ID queries. It's part of a security crackdown across Europe in the wake of recent terrorism.

2 months ago

Biometric Company Clear Wants to One-Up TSA PreCheck

Biometric Company Clear Wants to One-Up TSA PreCheck

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Clear is promising something faster and more streamlined than TSA PreCheck, but PreCheck has already suffered from low enrollment. The public seems skeptical of paying to improve their airport security experience, but on the other hand, the public despises airport security and might welcome a better solution. If Clear gets into enough major airports, it could do well.

2 months ago

Travel Megatrends 2017: A Year of Reckoning for Europe

Travel Megatrends 2017: A Year of Reckoning for Europe

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Despite being the world’s largest tourism market, there’s a sense that things are changing for Europe. While other regions are catching up, Europe is going through a period of upheaval. The specter of terrorism, the destabilizing Brexit vote, and upcoming elections all mean that 2017 is going to be a pivotal year.

2 months ago