Articles tagged “terrorism”

Parks Operator Merlin Starts to See Recovery in London Market

Parks Operator Merlin Starts to See Recovery in London Market

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It looks like things are starting to turn around for Merlin in its key London market. We'll have to wait until its annual results later this year for the full picture.

1 month ago

Hotels Missing Out on Federal Security Protections

Hotels Missing Out on Federal Security Protections

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press

Many hotels, including some in Las Vegas, already have systems to monitor guests for security threats, especially after the MGM Resorts massacre in Sin City. They could probably do more to get certified for federal protections.

3 months ago

MGM Sues Las Vegas Mass Shooting Victims to Avoid Being Sued By Them

MGM Sues Las Vegas Mass Shooting Victims to Avoid Being Sued By Them

Associated Press

Last October's mass shooting in Las Vegas has had a negative impact on MGM Resorts' profits and will likely continue to do so for some time. But let's not forget that it also took the lives of 58 people and seriously injured hundreds more. This legal maneuvering by MGM is rightfully earning the company outrage in the public sphere.

4 months ago

Tourist Arrivals to Indonesia May Fall After Terror Attacks

Tourist Arrivals to Indonesia May Fall After Terror Attacks

Viriya Singgih, Bloomberg

The terror attacks are troubling, but tourism has traditionally been resilient as long as there is a period of peace. Indonesia could use some calm.

6 months ago

Security Screening Intensifies in Australia Airports After Plot Disrupted

Security Screening Intensifies in Australia Airports After Plot Disrupted

Rod McGuirk , Associated Press

Australia's terrorism threat level has been at "probable" for awhile and the recent plot will make authorities even more vigilant.

1 year ago

Legoland Operator Sees Demand Fall After UK Terrorist Attacks

Legoland Operator Sees Demand Fall After UK Terrorist Attacks

Paul Jarvis, Bloomberg

Two deadly terrorist attacks in such a short space of time were bound to impact visitor numbers to Merlin's UK attractions. The question is how long will this last?

1 year ago

Foreign Airline CEOs Say They See No Trump Slump on U.S. Routes

Foreign Airline CEOs Say They See No Trump Slump on U.S. Routes

Brian Sumers, Skift

It's amazing how resilient U.S. tourism is. Europeans flock to America during the summer, and while anecdotal evidence suggests some travelers may be altering their plans because of politics, many airlines say they're having no trouble filling seats.

1 year ago

TUI Group Isn’t Seeing Much Tourism Recovery in Turkey or North Africa

TUI Group Isn’t Seeing Much Tourism Recovery in Turkey or North Africa

Patrick Whyte, Skift

There were hopes in some quarters that tourists might start heading back to areas that had fallen out of favor because of terrorism and other geopolitical problems. At this stage it hasn’t happened but it will be worth paying attention to the European “lates” market to see if the resulting lower prices persuade those looking for a deal to return.

2 years ago

Emirates Says Laptop and Travel Bans Are Hurting Its Bottom Line

Emirates Says Laptop and Travel Bans Are Hurting Its Bottom Line

Adam Schreck and Aya Batrawy, Associated Press

The ship isn't totally sinking, but there's no question that Emirates' U.S. expansion ambitions, in particular, have been dramatically set back by recent Trump Administration policies and other global geopolitical factors.

2 years ago

U.S. May Expand Airline Electronics Restriction Beyond Middle East

U.S. May Expand Airline Electronics Restriction Beyond Middle East

Cary O'Reilly and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

If implemented, this will be a disaster for airlines and their customers. It's one thing to have a ban on relatively few flights from the Middle East. But an expanded ban would be a much bigger deal. It's possible a sizable number of customers could skip travel rather than deal with a ban.

2 years ago

Egypt’s Tourism Industry Takes Another Step Back as Attacks Target Popular Destinations

Egypt’s Tourism Industry Takes Another Step Back as Attacks Target Popular Destinations

Tarek El-Tablawy, Bloomberg

Egypt hasn't gotten much of a break during the past six years between a string of political unrest and attacks that both help project a neon sign over the country that reads "off limits" to tourists.

2 years ago

The State of Global Tourism Competition in 6 Charts

The State of Global Tourism Competition in 6 Charts

Dan Peltier, Skift

Travel brands have an economic incentive to push policy makers and private sectors in their destinations on sustainability and leaner visa policies because tourists will reward them with higher spending and likely repeat visits.

2 years ago