Articles tagged “trump”

What Trump’s WeChat Ban May Mean for the Travel Sector

What Trump’s WeChat Ban May Mean for the Travel Sector

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Trump's ban on the Chinese superapp WeChat may turn out to be a mere annoyance for many Chinese travelers. But it could cause real harm to some U.S. travel organizations.

2 months ago

European Students Exempted From Travel Ban in First Sign of U.S. Reopening International Travel

European Students Exempted From Travel Ban in First Sign of U.S. Reopening International Travel

Ted Hesson, Reuters

The State Department appears to be softening its blanket travel ban on entry to the U.S., starting with European students and some family members of visa holders in the U.S.

3 months ago

Twitter, Others Take On Trump Admin Rule Requiring Visitors to U.S. to Disclose Social Media History

Twitter, Others Take On Trump Admin Rule Requiring Visitors to U.S. to Disclose Social Media History

David Shepardson, Reuters

The war between tech companies and the White House hit another new level this week. The travel industry in the United States should be applauding the efforts on this one by Twitter and Reddit, especially when its business has been cratered by the pandemic.

5 months ago

Trump’s Social Media Executive Order Poses Threat to Airbnb, Tripadvisor, Google and Yelp

Trump’s Social Media Executive Order Poses Threat to Airbnb, Tripadvisor, Google and Yelp

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The liability protections that online travel businesses such as Airbnb, Google and Tripadvisor enjoy under the Communications Decency Act could be collateral damage in President Trump's effort to go after Twitter and Google for what he views as "censorship" or biased coverage.

5 months ago

A European Travel Ban to the U.S. Came At Least 5 Weeks Too Late: Here’s a Timeline of the Fallout

A European Travel Ban to the U.S. Came At Least 5 Weeks Too Late: Here’s a Timeline of the Fallout

Dennis Schaal, Skift

If airlines and travelers are counting on airport screenings and quarantines to be a effective counter-measures in the absence of a coronavirus vaccine, the CDC said these tactics will "have less impact" when transmissions are widespread. Everything depends on effective vaccines.

6 months ago

U.S. Considering Health Screening for International Passengers

U.S. Considering Health Screening for International Passengers

Jill Colvin, Jonathan Lemire and Kevin Freking, Associated Press

The U.S. government is considering health checks for incoming international passengers. If it makes passengers feel more safe about flying, then airlines are likely to be keen to help roll out the plan.

6 months ago

Hotels Face Bigger Hit Than Post-9/11 and Great Recession Combined: Hospitality Official Warns

Hotels Face Bigger Hit Than Post-9/11 and Great Recession Combined: Hospitality Official Warns

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Will the U.S.government be able to bail out everyone? The line of businesses and people hoping for relief is getting very long.

7 months ago

European Union Rebukes Trump’s Travel Ban

European Union Rebukes Trump’s Travel Ban

Lorne Cook and Samuel Petrequin, The Associated Press

In line with his past track record, President Trump issued his EU travel ban unilaterally. These times call for cooperation, but that's not what is happening.

7 months ago

Americans, Don’t Travel Abroad: U.S. State Department Gives Strongest Warning Yet

Americans, Don’t Travel Abroad: U.S. State Department Gives Strongest Warning Yet

Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift

Where do we go next? That’s probably the question the tourism sector will be asking as a battered industry tries to comprehend and navigate such unprecedented travel restrictions on a global scale.

8 months ago

Unprecedented Times: Trump Bans Travel From Europe Because of Coronavirus

Unprecedented Times: Trump Bans Travel From Europe Because of Coronavirus

Dennis Schaal, Skift

A U.S. travel ban from Europe, to be implemented in less than two days, will cause tremendous disruption. Is it the right move? And why was the UK excluded?

8 months ago

Why Do U.S. Politicians Completely Ignore the Travel Industry in Election Season?

Why Do U.S. Politicians Completely Ignore the Travel Industry in Election Season?

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The travel industry is truly a diffused set of forces, both big business and people powered. Unfortunately it's easier for politicians to scare people with an imaginary foreign threat than articulate a vision for a better, more connected world.

8 months ago

New York Is Suing to Challenge Trump Administration’s Block on Global Entry

New York Is Suing to Challenge Trump Administration’s Block on Global Entry

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press

Let's hope New York state wins here. The Trump Administration has severely over-reached with its Global Entry decision.

9 months ago