Articles tagged “trump”

Cuba’s Tourist Arrivals Stagnate Amid U.S. Sanctions

Cuba’s Tourist Arrivals Stagnate Amid U.S. Sanctions

Associated Press, Associated Press

Cuba's economy is partially reliant on tourism. Unfortunately, its tourism economy is reliant on U.S. policies — which have not been friendly during the Trump administration.

2 hours ago

Federal Judge Limits U.S. Border Patrol’s Power to Search Travelers’ Devices

Federal Judge Limits U.S. Border Patrol’s Power to Search Travelers’ Devices

Erik Larson, Bloomberg

The expanded power of U.S. border control under Donald Trump has concerned privacy activists as well as tourism officials, who worry about the policies deterring visitors. A recent judge's ruling is will come as good news to both of those groups.

1 month ago

Trump Administration Bans U.S. Flights to All Cuban Cities Except Havana

Trump Administration Bans U.S. Flights to All Cuban Cities Except Havana

Brian Sumers, Skift

Don't read too much into this. It is probably more symbolic than anything else. For a long time, U.S. airlines have had little interest in cities other than Havana.

2 months ago

White House Drops Plans for Summit at Doral Resort After Outcry

White House Drops Plans for Summit at Doral Resort After Outcry

Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin, Associated Press

As Skift first reported in September, meetings and events planners found President Trump's decision to host the G7 summit at his own resort flawed in numerous ways. A little over a month later, backlash to the choice has forced the hard-headed president to reverse course.

2 months ago

The World Needs Reminding That Tourism Doesn’t Happen in a Political Vacuum

The World Needs Reminding That Tourism Doesn’t Happen in a Political Vacuum

Rosie Spinks, Skift

On World Tourism Day, it's worth pointing out that politics and tourism don't exist independently of each other — they collide.

3 months ago

Trump Says His Resort Is Perfect for G7: Here’s What Event Planners Think

Trump Says His Resort Is Perfect for G7: Here’s What Event Planners Think

Isaac Carey, Skift

Meeting organizers are pretty mixed on whether or not the Doral is a good fit for the summit. But even the ones who are in full support of the venue say it's impossible to take the politics out of it.

3 months ago

Meeting Planners Weigh In on Trump’s Idea to Hold the G7 Summit at His Miami Resort

Meeting Planners Weigh In on Trump’s Idea to Hold the G7 Summit at His Miami Resort

Isaac Carey, Skift

The property is definitely large enough, and is located near an international airport. On the other hand, there are major internet security concerns, and the hotel is a little impersonal. Plus, is the political fallout really worth it?

3 months ago

Trump Hotels’ Indonesian Partner Invests in Budget Hotel Startup RedDoorz

Trump Hotels’ Indonesian Partner Invests in Budget Hotel Startup RedDoorz

Raini Hamdi, Skift

RedDoorz' latest funding round includes two interesting new investors, Qiming and MNC Group, and it says a lot about the potential of budget accommodation in Southeast Asia, which is also being pursued by Oyo.

5 months ago

Amtrak CEO Urges Trump to Fund New York-New Jersey Improvements

Amtrak CEO Urges Trump to Fund New York-New Jersey Improvements

Ryan Beene, Bloomberg

Political shenanigans and rivalries stand in the way of much-needed improvements to Amtrak's operations in New York. Who knows if they'll ever be completed given Trump's animosity for his rivals.

6 months ago

U.S. Customs Delays Could Get Even Longer As Global Entry Staff Transferred

U.S. Customs Delays Could Get Even Longer As Global Entry Staff Transferred

Associated Press

Does anyone remember the misplaced hope that President Trump would act as though he were the hotelier-in-chief or a pro-travel President? But then came Muslim travel bans, shutting down U.S. travel to Cuba, and — the latest — depleting staffing conducting Global Entry interviews.

6 months ago

Mexico Discount Airline Offers $1 Fares for Central American Migrants Headed Home

Mexico Discount Airline Offers $1 Fares for Central American Migrants Headed Home

Andrea Navarro, Bloomberg

What a sad situation. In the past many of these people might have had a chance to win asylum in the United States.

6 months ago

U.S. Travel to Cuba Faces Tighter Restrictions on Non-Family Visits

U.S. Travel to Cuba Faces Tighter Restrictions on Non-Family Visits

Dennis Schaal, Skift

When the Trump administration took office in 2017, the popular wisdom was that it would eliminate U.S. travel to Cuba. The changes have turned out to be incremental, but now it appears that non-family travel to Cuba will be all but gone.

8 months ago