Articles tagged “u.s.”

Why the Threat of U.S. Airline Strikes Might Be a Thing of the Past

Why the Threat of U.S. Airline Strikes Might Be a Thing of the Past

Justin Bachman and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

The U.S. aviation landscape has changed a lot over the last decade with a series of mergers cutting the number of carriers. Not only has this shored up their financials, but it has also made strike action less likely. A good thing for management maybe but not so good for employees looking for a better deal.

1 month ago

These 10 U.S. Zip Codes Buy the Most Travel Online

These 10 U.S. Zip Codes Buy the Most Travel Online

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Don't be jealous of residents from these U.S. zip codes, which generate the most hotel and flight bookings. Travel is the rare thing you buy that makes you richer no matter where you're from.

2 months ago

International Tourists Fall Back in Love With Macy’s

International Tourists Fall Back in Love With Macy’s

Lindsey Rupp, Bloomberg

Given the current U.S. tourism climate, it's difficult to know why visitors are flocking to Macy's in greater numbers. Still, it's another sign that things are looking up, at least temporarily, for the retailer.

2 months ago

Supreme Court Prepares to Consider Trump’s Travel Ban

Supreme Court Prepares to Consider Trump’s Travel Ban

Greg Stohr, Bloomberg

The fact that the court has already allowed the travel ban to go ahead hints at the possible outcome for this case. If a majority of judges side with Donald Trump, it would represent a major victory for the President.

3 months ago

U.S. Removes Chad From Travel Ban List

U.S. Removes Chad From Travel Ban List

Ken Thomas, Associated Press

It seems like Chad's inclusion was down to a bureaucratic mix-up rather than anything more strategic. All eyes are now on the Supreme Court for the impending decision on the overall legality of President Trump's travel bans.

3 months ago

U.S. Still Drew Big-Spending Visitors in 2017

U.S. Still Drew Big-Spending Visitors in 2017

Justin Fox, Bloomberg

International arrivals to the U.S. dropped 3.9 percent during the first half of 2017, but total visitor spending rose, despite a weaker dollar. Still, it would be a mistake to be complacent about the decline in tourism.

4 months ago

Turkey Hits Back at U.S. With Travel Warning of Its Own

Turkey Hits Back at U.S. With Travel Warning of Its Own

Cagan Koc, Bloomberg

This latest diplomatic dust-up follows a similar incident last year where Turkey and the U.S. suspended visa services for travel between the two countries. Until relations between the countries are repaired, we can expect more of these altercations.

6 months ago

Spain Overtakes a Struggling U.S. as World’s Second Favorite Tourist Destination

Spain Overtakes a Struggling U.S. as World’s Second Favorite Tourist Destination

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Despite facing plenty of challenges, Spain saw a healthy growth in international tourists in 2017. But this year is likely to be tougher because of Barcelona's troubles and with places like Turkey regaining some of their popularity.

6 months ago

First U.S. National Civil Rights Trail Seeks International Tourism Appeal

First U.S. National Civil Rights Trail Seeks International Tourism Appeal

Sarah Enelow, Skift

America's first national civil rights trail has broad appeal. More international visitors are planning trips around these black history museums and landmarks, many new and revamped, and this trail could lengthen and multiply those trips.

6 months ago

Trump Refugee Ban Gets a Hearing Before a Judge the President Disparaged

Trump Refugee Ban Gets a Hearing Before a Judge the President Disparaged

Kartikay Mehrotra, Bloomberg

Behind the scenes, ban or no ban, the Trump administration is slowing the flow of refugees into the United States to remake the country into his administration's own image.

7 months ago

Asian Activities Booking Platform Klook Heads to the Americas

Asian Activities Booking Platform Klook Heads to the Americas

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Hong Kong-based Klook has selected the Americas as its first stop for expansion outside Asia. To beat the deeply entrenched competition, it will have to find partners that can adapt to the needs of Asian travelers.

8 months ago

Third Trump Travel Ban Gets Partial Approval From Appeals Court

Third Trump Travel Ban Gets Partial Approval From Appeals Court

Associated Press, Jennifer Sinco Kelleher and Gene Johnson

The ultimate outcome of the Trump administration's travel ban push is far from over as both sides brace for a protracted battle.

8 months ago