Articles tagged “travel ban”

Singapore Slashes Visitor Arrival Estimates by a Third for 2020 as Coronavirus Tests Its Mettle

Singapore Slashes Visitor Arrival Estimates by a Third for 2020 as Coronavirus Tests Its Mettle

Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift

The growing number of coronavirus cases in Singapore has heightened worries about human-to-human transmission among travelers, but the government’s swift and clear response so far shows its ability to manage a crisis.

1 week ago

U.S. Travel Association Unveils 10-Year Agenda at a Turbulent Time for Travel

U.S. Travel Association Unveils 10-Year Agenda at a Turbulent Time for Travel

Rosie Spinks, Skift

U.S. Travel is entering a new decade, and the trade group seems to be aware that maintaining growth for the next 10 years will require that it asserts itself politically more than ever before.

2 weeks ago

Asian Destinations Reel From China’s Outbound Travel Ban

Asian Destinations Reel From China’s Outbound Travel Ban

Raini Hamdi, Skift

For a string of Asian destinations, China is by far the number one market, so the outbound travel ban that became effective Monday there has shaken tourism businesses even though they know it is for the good.

3 weeks ago

Trump’s Travel Ban Is Heading Back to Court

Trump’s Travel Ban Is Heading Back to Court

Associated Press, Denise Lavoie

Even as the president pushes to expand his travel ban, arguments over the ban will be heard again in court, this time in a Richmond court of appeals. Let's hope the merits of constitutional claims gets a a real hearing this time.

4 weeks ago

Trump Travel Ban Expands to New Countries: Report

Trump Travel Ban Expands to New Countries: Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

While it's not official yet, it makes sense that President Trump would expand his travel ban in the lead-up to the 2020 elections. It's time for the U.S. travel sector to unite in opposition to any new restrictions.

1 month ago

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 CEOs to Meet for First Time With Trump at White House

Travel CEOs to Meet for First Time With Trump at White House

Tom Lowry, Skift

The travel industry at long last gets an audience with Donald Trump. Let's hope it results in more than just a perfunctory, handshake photo-op.

1 year ago

U.S. Tourism Faces Data Gap on Tariffs and Travel Ban Impact

U.S. Tourism Faces Data Gap on Tariffs and Travel Ban Impact

Daniel Meesak, Jing Travel

The U.S. National Tourism & Trade Office's lack of data on inbound tourism is looking increasingly like a politically motivated void the longer it persists even though insiders insist this isn't the case.

1 year ago

Trump Border Policies Are Bad for Business Travel, Survey Finds

Trump Border Policies Are Bad for Business Travel, Survey Finds

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The initial travel ban caused widespread chaos and confusion, and uncertainty has remained amid court challenges. Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the ban, will business travel suffer as this survey suggests?

2 years ago

Trump Travel Ban Upheld in Divided U.S. Supreme Court Decision

Trump Travel Ban Upheld in Divided U.S. Supreme Court Decision

Greg Stohr, Bloomberg

In 2015, then-candidate Donald Trump called for a shutdown of Muslims entering the country. More than a year and much chaos after he was elected, the Supreme Court has allowed him to make a version of that bigoted campaign rhetoric the law of the land.

2 years ago

Trump May Prevail as Travel Ban Hearing Nears Conclusion

Trump May Prevail as Travel Ban Hearing Nears Conclusion

Greg Stohr, Bloomberg

It looks like a narrowed down version of Trump's travel ban will be ruled constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court. Trump's victory will have been a great loss for the global perception of the U.S. as a travel destination.

2 years ago

Supreme Court Prepares to Consider Trump’s Travel Ban

Supreme Court Prepares to Consider Trump’s Travel Ban

Greg Stohr, Bloomberg

The fact that the court has already allowed the travel ban to go ahead hints at the possible outcome for this case. If a majority of judges side with Donald Trump, it would represent a major victory for the President.

2 years ago