Articles tagged “terrorism”

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.

9 months 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?

10 months 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.

11 months 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.

11 months 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.

12 months 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.

12 months 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.

1 year 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.

1 year ago

Many Travelers Shrug Off Terrorism Fears After Attack on London

Many Travelers Shrug Off Terrorism Fears After Attack on London

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

London is hoping that this week's tragedy does not prompt travelers to postpone their visits. As context, Paris saw overnight hotel stays by foreigners drop 13 percent year-over-year after an attack.

1 year ago

Attacker Near UK Parliament Leaves 3 Dead and Many Injured

Attacker Near UK Parliament Leaves 3 Dead and Many Injured

Robert Hutton, Thomas Penny and Tim Ross, Bloomberg

The attack in London on the first anniversary of the Brussels bombings, and a day after the UK imposed new flight-security restrictions, could spur more stringent counter-measures.

1 year ago

Travel Industry Reacts With Caution and Frustration to New Airline Electronics Ban

Travel Industry Reacts With Caution and Frustration to New Airline Electronics Ban

Brian Sumers and Hannah Sampson, Skift

A ban on large electronic devices may be necessary to keep travelers safe, but many in the travel community are not happy with how U.S. and UK authorities announced the new policy. Could we see some tweaks to the rules in the near future?

1 year 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.

1 year ago