Articles tagged “trump”

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.

2 months ago

Trump SoHo Hotel Drove a Sales Boom by Changing Its Name

Trump SoHo Hotel Drove a Sales Boom by Changing Its Name

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Business turned around last year after Trump SoHo changed its name to The Dominick. The story shows the power of rebranding in a contentious age.

4 months ago

Trump Hotels Saw Higher Profits From Foreign Governments in 2018

Trump Hotels Saw Higher Profits From Foreign Governments in 2018

Shahien Nasiripour, Bloomberg

"What conflict of interest?" ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ — Trump Family

4 months ago

Trump Family Blames Politics for Failed Hotels Expansion

Trump Family Blames Politics for Failed Hotels Expansion

Shahien Nasiripour, Bloomberg

The Trumps can blame politics, but it's a bad business decision for any hotelier to flag under a controversial brand when there are dozens of others with more robust distribution networks and stronger consumer awareness available to choose from.

4 months ago

Grand Hyatt New York Will Give Way to a New Hotel and Retail Space

Grand Hyatt New York Will Give Way to a New Hotel and Retail Space

Patrick Clark and Lily Katz, Bloomberg

Midtown Manhattan is rapidly changing, thanks to new zoning laws, and Trump might be feeling edged out. One of his first big projects is being torn down forever, and who knows — maybe he'll get nostalgic. There will be taller buildings, and the Grand Central train station will get a facelift.

4 months ago

Trump’s War on Foreign Visas Leads to Less Student Travel to U.S.

Trump’s War on Foreign Visas Leads to Less Student Travel to U.S.

Nick Leiber, Bloomberg

Fewer international college students are heading to the U.S. for their studies. This means a reduction in travel and all of the economic benefits that cities see from robust foreign visitation.

5 months ago

Watchdog Finds Trump D.C. Hotel Should Not Have Been Cleared on Foreign Payments

Watchdog Finds Trump D.C. Hotel Should Not Have Been Cleared on Foreign Payments

Shahien Nasiripour, Bloomberg

If it smells like it violates the U.S. Constitution, it probably violates the U.S. Constitution.

5 months ago

Upgrading U.S. Highways Will Require Increased Gas Tax and Tolls

Upgrading U.S. Highways Will Require Increased Gas Tax and Tolls

Mark Niquette, Bloomberg

President Trump's pledge to invest in U.S. transportation infrastructure never materialized. It's going to take a sustained, decades-long investment as traffic increases and puts increased pressure on bridges, tunnels, and highways.

6 months ago

Amtrak Rail Tunnel Funding Still Unclear After Cuomo-Trump Meeting

Amtrak Rail Tunnel Funding Still Unclear After Cuomo-Trump Meeting

Elise Young, Toluse Olorunnipa, and Henry Goldman, Bloomberg

President Trump promised voters an overhaul of the country's infrastructure and so far he hasn't delivered. The northeast corridor rail tunnel is perhaps the greatest infrastructure test the president will have to put money where his mouth is.

7 months ago

U.S. Airport Improvements May Not Hinge on Midterm Election Results

U.S. Airport Improvements May Not Hinge on Midterm Election Results

Noah Buhayar and Gillian Tan, Bloomberg

Campaigns for the upcoming U.S. midterm elections have been contentious, but upgrading our aging, crumbling airports appears to have bipartisan appeal.

8 months ago

Trump Organization to Spend $46 Million Expanding Irish Golf Resort

Trump Organization to Spend $46 Million Expanding Irish Golf Resort

Peter Flanagan, Bloomberg

Given the west of Ireland resort has yet to make a profit, the Trump family must be hoping a multi-million dollar investment will pay off sometime in the not too distant future.

8 months ago

3 Things That Could Hinder Chinese Outbound Travel Growth

3 Things That Could Hinder Chinese Outbound Travel Growth

Mason Hinsdale, Jing Travel

Like anyone else, Chinese travelers will cut back on trips or spending if financial conditions demand it. But the moment conditions loosen up, then watch out.

8 months ago