Articles tagged “trump”

Trump Administration Mulls Banning U.S. Travel to North Korea

Trump Administration Mulls Banning U.S. Travel to North Korea

Josh Lederman, Associated Press

Travel bans seem to be the Trump administration's new favorite weapon. Muslim bans, laptop bans, individual travel to Cuba bans and now a proposed travel ban to North Korea. We aren't recommending a vacation in North Korea but an outright ban doesn't seem the way to go.

1 day ago

Trump Travel Ban Opposed by Majority of Americans in Poll

Trump Travel Ban Opposed by Majority of Americans in Poll

Alicia A. Caldwell and Emily Swanson, Associated Press

As with everything else in the United States, the sentiment in the poll about the travel ban largely broke down along party lines, and independents thought the federal courts have acted correctly to block the executives orders.

2 days ago

Travel Companies Disappointed, Pleased Or Studying Trump’s Cuba Changes

Travel Companies Disappointed, Pleased Or Studying Trump’s Cuba Changes

Hannah Sampson, Dan Peltier and Deanna Ting, Skift

Now is the time for all travel companies to decline to be narrow-minded and to look at the big picture. For cruise lines to talk about the boost they might get in Cuba because hotels will be hard-hit is small-mindedness at its worst.

4 days ago

No Trump Revenue Bump So Far at his Controversial Washington Hotel

No Trump Revenue Bump So Far at his Controversial Washington Hotel

Caleb Melby and Bill Allison, Bloomberg

Trump's financial disclosures don't provide a full picture about the health of his hotel assets and income. With three pending lawsuits alleging that his holdings violate the U.S. Constitution's emoluments clause, we should learn more in due time.

5 days ago

American Airlines CEO: Trump’s Staffing Gap Hurts Effort Against Gulf Carriers

American Airlines CEO: Trump’s Staffing Gap Hurts Effort Against Gulf Carriers

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

American, United and Delta are finding a sympathetic audience in the corridors of power regarding their dispute with the Gulf carriers. It's only a matter of time before the issue moves up higher on Trump advisor Steve Bannon's white board.

5 days ago

Cuba Travel FAQ: What Trump’s Policy Changes Really Mean

Cuba Travel FAQ: What Trump’s Policy Changes Really Mean

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Here's the lowdown in a FAQ on what the new U.S. policy toward Cuba means for travel companies and travelers alike.

6 days ago

Trump to End ‘Abusive’ Individual People-to-People Travel to Cuba

Trump to End ‘Abusive’ Individual People-to-People Travel to Cuba

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

This policy change will directly hurt tour operators that have been working to develop people-to-people vacations in recent years, adding uncertainty for consumers. U.S. travelers will now have fewer opportunities to interact one-on-one with the Cuban people.

7 days ago

Trump Will Tighten Cuba Travel Policies, Not Reverse Them

Trump Will Tighten Cuba Travel Policies, Not Reverse Them

Dan Peltier and Deanna Ting, Skift

This isn't the worst-case scenario for Cuba that some U.S. travel brands had feared but it is a step backward and doesn't offer any clear glimpse of a path forward.

1 week ago

Appeals Court Upholds Block of Trump Travel Ban as Supreme Court Battle Approaches

Appeals Court Upholds Block of Trump Travel Ban as Supreme Court Battle Approaches

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

This is good news for travelers, and hurts the executive branch's case for upholding the travel ban as the U.S. Supreme Court considers the issue.

1 week ago

Trump Hotels CEO Says Business Has ‘Zero Conflict’ With Presidential Restrictions

Trump Hotels CEO Says Business Has ‘Zero Conflict’ With Presidential Restrictions

Hui-yong Yu, Bloomberg

As for those "zero conflicts," that Trump Hotels has with the President, let's just see how that lawsuit from the attorneys general of D.C. and Maryland goes.

1 week ago

Trump Expected to Roll Back Cuba Policies Next Week

Trump Expected to Roll Back Cuba Policies Next Week

Ken Thomas, Associated Press

It isn't a question of whether Trump will reverse Obama's liberalization of U.S. policies toward Cuba -- the issue is how far will Trump go. At risk is whether the country will revert to yesteryear where Americans can freely visit China but not Cuba 90 miles from Florida.

2 weeks ago

Trump Administration’s Air-Traffic Privatization Plan Faces Headwinds

Trump Administration’s Air-Traffic Privatization Plan Faces Headwinds

Matthew Daly, Associated Press

The Federal Aviation Administration's unpredictable finances have slowed the modernization of U.S. air-traffic control. That's why most major U.S. carriers and unions representing airline pilots support the White House proposal. But can this Administration do the hard work to get a bill through Congress?

2 weeks ago