Articles tagged “Trump Administration”

Tax Break Boosts Hotel Development in Low-Income Districts

Tax Break Boosts Hotel Development in Low-Income Districts

Patrick Clark and Noah Buhayar, Bloomberg

The 2017 U.S. tax overhaul introduced favorable treatment for investments made in about 9,000 low-income areas. Some developers have reacted by constructing hotels rather than, say, hospitals or affordable housing. We like hotels but question using tax laws to max out their construction in places like Brooklyn's hip Williamsburg district.

5 months ago

TSA Absences Continue to Rise as Holiday Weekend Approaches

TSA Absences Continue to Rise as Holiday Weekend Approaches

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

A good portion of the U.S. federal government is closed, and all kinds of functions are affected. But the nation's air transport system is getting extra attention, perhaps because long security lines make good television.

7 months ago

How the Government Shutdown Is Affecting U.S. Air Travelers

How the Government Shutdown Is Affecting U.S. Air Travelers

David Koenig, Associated Press

What a mess. The U.S. government needs to reopen — and soon. Aviation is just one of many industries affected by it.

8 months ago

What Looms for the Travel Industry in D.C. After the Midterms

What Looms for the Travel Industry in D.C. After the Midterms

Maryam Khan Cope, Skift

Midterm elections have rarely been this galvanizing or controversial. For industry observers and executives, the question remains of how changes in Washington will impact the business of travel. With a divided government, expect most of the changes to regulations to come from the Trump administration.

10 months ago

Singapore Hotels Benefit From Visitors During Trump-Kim Summit

Singapore Hotels Benefit From Visitors During Trump-Kim Summit

Klaus Wille, Bloomberg

At least the June meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was an unequivocal success for someone, namely, Singapore hotels.

1 year ago

Chinese Airlines Hit With Rising Costs Due to U.S. Trade Quarrel

Chinese Airlines Hit With Rising Costs Due to U.S. Trade Quarrel

Kyunghee Park and Dong Lyu, Bloomberg

The Chinese yuan has depreciated 5 percent against the U.S. dollar, making airline purchases of aircraft and payments of debts and leases costlier. Don't expect bold moves from them until the prospect of a trade war fades.

1 year ago

Judge Denies Trump Administration Request to Toss Suit Over Electronics Searches

Judge Denies Trump Administration Request to Toss Suit Over Electronics Searches

Erik Larson, Bloomberg

This lawsuit over searches of laptops and cellphones will proceed, but in the meantime travelers need to think seriously about data privacy when they're crossing U.S. borders.

1 year ago

Airlines Fear Tariffs Will Stoke a U.S.-China Trade War

Airlines Fear Tariffs Will Stoke a U.S.-China Trade War

Brian Sumers, Skift

President Trump probably didn't consult many airline executives before announcing his China tariff plan. Airlines could be losers if this spurs a trade war.

1 year ago

FAA Chief Ends His Term This Weekend With No Successor Lined Up

FAA Chief Ends His Term This Weekend With No Successor Lined Up

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

By most accounts, Obama-appointed FAA chief Michael Huerta was a competent leader of the nation's aviation safety regulator. But the new president has a right to name a replacement, and it was highly unlikely Huerta would stay beyond the end of his five-year term.

2 years ago

Trump Expected to Announce Plans to Shrink National Monuments in Utah

Trump Expected to Announce Plans to Shrink National Monuments in Utah

Catherine Lucey and Ken Thomas, Associated Press

President Donald Trump hopes to shrink two national monuments in the southwestern U.S. by as much as 90 percent. But expect the issue to head to the courts, as a poorly written law makes it unclear what powers a president has for protecting lands against development.

2 years ago

Air-Traffic Control Privatization Would Increase U.S. Budget Deficits

Air-Traffic Control Privatization Would Increase U.S. Budget Deficits

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Donald Trump is not the most popular guy now. But let's not hit the administration too hard on this. Yes, privatization will increase the deficit. But it may make air travel more efficient than it it is today. Canada adopted this model years ago, and it has worked well.

2 years ago

U.S. Airlines Push Back Against Proposed TSA Fee Hike

U.S. Airlines Push Back Against Proposed TSA Fee Hike

Brian Sumers, Skift

Airlines for America makes a good point. Before Congress raises the security fee on airline tickets, shouldn't it let TSA use all of the money airlines collect from the fee?

2 years ago