Articles tagged “travel warning”

Cuba’s Tourism Entrepreneurs Fear U.S. Travel Warning Will Crush Business

Cuba’s Tourism Entrepreneurs Fear U.S. Travel Warning Will Crush Business

Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press

Travel operators are trying to reassure Americans that tourists are not at risk of danger if they go to Cuba. But those who have invested in private businesses are right to worry; a travel warning will almost certainly keep some potential visitors away.

10 months ago

U.S. State Department: ‘Heightened Risk of Terrorist Attacks’ in Europe During the Holidays

U.S. State Department: ‘Heightened Risk of Terrorist Attacks’ in Europe During the Holidays

Associated Press

The times we live in. While it always pays to be alert no matter where you travel, warnings like these that advise travelers to avoid public places like hotels and restaurants can have a detrimental impact on these businesses.

2 years ago

Lebanon to Win Back Tourism Base After Gulf States Lift Travel Warning

Lebanon to Win Back Tourism Base After Gulf States Lift Travel Warning

Matt Smith, Reuters

The Gulf States were Lebanon's largest visitor base before violence flared up. A new government and hopefully a rise in visitors will help kickstart Lebanon's economic recovery.

4 years ago

Governments Get Savvy on Twitter to Help Their Citizens Overseas

Governments Get Savvy on Twitter to Help Their Citizens Overseas

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The travel alerts and warnings which used to be simply posted online, are a lot more instant with Twitter. Savvy foreign offices like the ones in U.S. and UK are taking over a lot of minor functions that embassies did in the past.

5 years ago

U.S. Issues Travel Warning For Mindanao, Philippines

William B. Depasupil, Manilla Times

The Philippines military says it remains vigilant, especially in Mindanao, although it is not acknowledging any information about an imminent danger.

5 years ago

Shutdown 2013: German Government Warns Travelers of U.S. Park and Museum Closures

Shutdown 2013: German Government Warns Travelers of U.S. Park and Museum Closures

Tony Czucka, Bloomberg

Days after German tour operators resumed trips to Egypt, the government issues a travel warning for the U.S. It is a shame that the U.S. is one of two destination that European travelers are concerned about in a single week.

5 years ago

Nairobi Mall Attack Prompts U.S. to Issue Travel Warning for Kenya

Nairobi Mall Attack Prompts U.S. to Issue Travel Warning for Kenya

David Mialingha Doya, Bloomberg

Kenya's president asked countries to not issue travel advisories for fear that one of the country's greatest economic drivers would be impacted by the incident. Kenyans don't expect a long-term effect on the economy.

5 years ago

State Department Works with Twitter to Get Travelers Information Faster

State Department Works with Twitter to Get Travelers Information Faster

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Twitter has already proven to be a lifeline for people caught in the middle of a disaster. Limiting alerts to public organizations may help curb the spread of misinformation, but the alerts will still only reach Twitter users who sign up for the service -- a relatively small number of citizens.

5 years ago

U.S. State Department Urges American Citizens, Diplomats to Leave Lebanon

Matthew Lee, Associated Press

Recreational travel to many countries in the Middle East including Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Egypt should be postponed for the unforeseeable future as uncertain political events could keep the U.S. from quickly assisting citizens.

5 years ago

As Egypt Burns, Mass Confusion in UK Over Travel Advice

As Egypt Burns, Mass Confusion in UK Over Travel Advice

David Barrett, Josie Ensor, The Daily Telegraph

Whatever the advice of FCO in UK is, the tour companies like Thomas Cook and others need to come out clean, for their own longterm goodwill.

5 years ago

European Countries Update Travel Warnings Urging Citizens to Avoid Egypt

European Countries Update Travel Warnings Urging Citizens to Avoid Egypt

Reuters

European countries joined the U.S. in updating travel warnings to reflect the rise in deaths and violence in northern Egypt on Thursday. Mandatory departures are not yet in place.

5 years ago

Global Travel Warnings Shouldn’t Stop Summer Vacations, Says Obama

Global Travel Warnings Shouldn’t Stop Summer Vacations, Says Obama

Julie Pace, Associated Press

The general American public was confused by the travel warning and what it meant for their summer travel plans. Obama sent a somewhat mixed message on TV telling viewers there was a significant threat, but that common sense could keep them safe.

5 years ago