Articles tagged “travel bans”

U.S. Drops Global Travel Warning for Americans, Sending Airline Stocks Soaring

U.S. Drops Global Travel Warning for Americans, Sending Airline Stocks Soaring

Doina Chiacu and David Shepardson, Reuters

The U.S. may have lifted a blanket global travel advisory against visiting foreign countries. But that doesn't mean countries around the world are ready to welcome American travelers back while coronavirus continues to spread across the U.S.

2 months ago

A European Travel Ban to the U.S. Came At Least 5 Weeks Too Late: Here’s a Timeline of the Fallout

A European Travel Ban to the U.S. Came At Least 5 Weeks Too Late: Here’s a Timeline of the Fallout

Dennis Schaal, Skift

If airlines and travelers are counting on airport screenings and quarantines to be a effective counter-measures in the absence of a coronavirus vaccine, the CDC said these tactics will "have less impact" when transmissions are widespread. Everything depends on effective vaccines.

6 months ago

Tightening Coronavirus Curbs Sap Travel Demand Through Airline Hubs

Tightening Coronavirus Curbs Sap Travel Demand Through Airline Hubs

Jamie Freed, Reuters

Airport hubs are now a shadow of their former selves as the coronavirus spreads turbulence across the global airline industry. Can it get any worse?

7 months ago

Travelers Race Home Amid Flurry of Worldwide Border Closures and Flight Warnings

Travelers Race Home Amid Flurry of Worldwide Border Closures and Flight Warnings

Rebecca Ratcliffe, The Guardian

After this last-minute spike in border movements as people rush to return home, the world of travel will become a deafeningly silent place.

7 months ago

Private Jet Bookings Surge in Europe as Trump Travel Ban Nears

Private Jet Bookings Surge in Europe as Trump Travel Ban Nears

Rupert Neate and Haroon Siddique, The Guardian

The rich really are different from the rest of us. Thursday saw a scramble for flights before coronavirus travel suspension comes into effect on Friday for travel between Europe and the U.S.

7 months ago

Norwegian Air to Lay Off Half Its Staff Temporarily and Scrap 4,000 Flights

Norwegian Air to Lay Off Half Its Staff Temporarily and Scrap 4,000 Flights

Terje Solsvik and Victoria Klesty, Reuters

In the short-term, we would be surprised if the Norwegian government allowed an immediate collapse of an airline buffeted by shocks beyond its control. But Norwegian Air will need all the savvy it has shown in the past if it is to thrive long-term.

7 months ago

Unprecedented Times: Trump Bans Travel From Europe Because of Coronavirus

Unprecedented Times: Trump Bans Travel From Europe Because of Coronavirus

Dennis Schaal, Skift

A U.S. travel ban from Europe, to be implemented in less than two days, will cause tremendous disruption. Is it the right move? And why was the UK excluded?

7 months ago

Greater Interest in Private Jet Travel as Airlines Cancel More Flights to China

Greater Interest in Private Jet Travel as Airlines Cancel More Flights to China

Stella Qiu, Jamie Freed, and Allison Lampert, Reuters

As long as travel jitters remain high, it will be difficult for aviation players in Asia to get more business from China, even if wealthy passengers are willing to pay for premium services.

8 months ago

Virus Outbreak Leaves Asia Grappling With Tourism Fallout — and Growing Xenophobia

Virus Outbreak Leaves Asia Grappling With Tourism Fallout — and Growing Xenophobia

Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift

The coronavirus threat has given rise to a cloud of anti-Chinese discrimination. A virus outbreak is not an occasion for xenophobia or prejudice but a time for the tourism sector to work in solidarity to overcome the crisis. After all, viruses respect no borders or nationalities.

9 months ago

Travel Winners and Losers in Northeast Asia’s Conflicts

Travel Winners and Losers in Northeast Asia’s Conflicts

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Current conflicts in Northeast Asia do not stop people from traveling to and from the region, but they do redirect tourism flows, benefiting some destinations and hurting others.

1 year ago

CNN’s Jake Tapper Talks Trump, Marriott and Family Travel

CNN’s Jake Tapper Talks Trump, Marriott and Family Travel

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The D.C. swamp is a little less swampy because Jake Tapper is there. Sometimes the interests of great journalism and the travel industry's desire to break down cultural barriers find themselves in harmony.

2 years ago

Trump’s Travel Ban Faces Arguments in U.S. Supreme Court

Trump’s Travel Ban Faces Arguments in U.S. Supreme Court

Greg Stohr, Bloomberg

The U.S. Supreme Court to date has been more sympathetic to elements of Trump's travel ban than many lower courts. The outcome of the case could have far-reaching implications for the travel industry and checks on presidential authority.

2 years ago