Articles tagged “travel warnings”

Why Is the U.S. Never Deemed ‘Unsafe’ as a Travel Destination?

Why Is the U.S. Never Deemed ‘Unsafe’ as a Travel Destination?

Rosie Spinks, Skift

In the wake of a tragedy, destinations are hugely beholden to the public perception of how safe it is to travel there, regardless of the reality on the ground. But the United States — which has experienced more mass shootings than there are days in 2019 — is unfairly exempt from that struggle.

2 months ago

Travel Advisors Book Sri Lanka Again Thanks to Downgraded Warnings

Travel Advisors Book Sri Lanka Again Thanks to Downgraded Warnings

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Tourism to Sri Lanka was riding high until the Easter massacre all but shut it down. Now that foreign governments are scaling back their travel warnings, some travel advisors are again pushing the destination, hoping that tourism will help get the country back on its feet.

3 months ago

U.S. State Department Overhauls Travel Warning System

U.S. State Department Overhauls Travel Warning System

Dan Peltier, Skift

It's a complicated world and the State Department is trying to make it a little less complicated for U.S. travelers wondering if it's safe to travel somewhere. There will likely be a learning curve to understand the new system and how other countries respond to them.

2 years ago

NAACP Warns African Americans Against Flying on American Airlines

NAACP Warns African Americans Against Flying on American Airlines

Associated Press

First the travel advisory for Missouri, now American Airlines. The NAACP is paying closer attention to discrimination in the travel industry and we wonder what other warnings might be in the works.

2 years ago

All-Encompassing Cuba Travel Warning Issued by Trump Administration

All-Encompassing Cuba Travel Warning Issued by Trump Administration

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The U.S. travel warning might have been limited to visiting hotels in Cuba, where U.S. embassy employees have allegedly been targeted. But instead the Trump administration would prefer to close the door on all U.S. citizen travel to Cuba. As Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson said at the Skift Global Forum, U.S. policy toward Cuba has accomplished nothing over the last few decades.

2 years ago

U.S. Warns Americans Not to Travel to Cuba and Guts Embassy Staff

U.S. Warns Americans Not to Travel to Cuba and Guts Embassy Staff

Josh Lederman and Matthew Lee, Associated Press

The Trump administration is looking for any excuse to reverse President Obama's travel policies loosening travel to Cuba. The travel warning is another step, pending an already-announced rollback.

2 years ago

Turkey Issues Travel Warning for Germany as Campaign Rhetoric Gets Racist

Turkey Issues Travel Warning for Germany as Campaign Rhetoric Gets Racist

Associated Press

Discrimination against and hatred of Turks working and living in Germany is a decades-long problem. Right-wing campaigns, along with Turkey's own repressive moves after the attempted coup, have exacerbated tensions.

2 years ago

U.S. Widens Mexico Travel Advisory to Cancun and Playa Del Carmen

U.S. Widens Mexico Travel Advisory to Cancun and Playa Del Carmen

Nacha Cattan, Bloomberg

TV news shows often overstate the dangers of violent crime in resort areas. But it's true that emboldened narcos are threatening to burst the bubble that has protected beachgoers.

2 years ago

U.S. Issues Warning About Travel To Europe

U.S. Issues Warning About Travel To Europe

Matthew Lee, Associated Press

This travel warning replaces one that expired in February. Is it based on new intelligence or specific threats? That wasn't clear.

2 years ago

U.S. State Department Strengthens El Salvador Travel Warning

U.S. State Department Strengthens El Salvador Travel Warning

Associated Press

Does the language of this warning represent a new angle on the Trump administration's State Department travel warnings? We'll have to wait and see.

3 years ago

Egypt Expresses Dismay Over U.S. Travel Warning

Egypt Expresses Dismay Over U.S. Travel Warning

Associated Press

The U.S., Canada and the UK have all issued travel warnings for Egypt through October 9. Egypt is perturbed and this tension between security concerns and economic interests isn't going away anytime soon.

3 years ago

What We Found in 18 Years of U.S. Travel Warnings

What We Found in 18 Years of U.S. Travel Warnings

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Travel warnings signal areas with long-term chronic concerns for U.S. citizens so they're less about informing travelers and more about maintaining status updates on already controversial areas.

5 years ago