Articles tagged “united states”

Cincinnati Courts Luxury Travelers Through Pro Tennis

Cincinnati Courts Luxury Travelers Through Pro Tennis

Laura Powell, Skift

Most major sporting events take place in cities that already attract large numbers of high-end tourists. But for one small Midwestern city, hosting a professional tennis tournament is a way to attract luxury travelers who might otherwise not consider a visit.

4 weeks ago

When Luxury Goes Small

When Luxury Goes Small

Laura Powell, Skift

While secondary cities are having their moments, rural regions remain largely undiscovered by higher-end tourists. That's partly because of a lack of quality accommodations. But thanks to the recent tiny home phenomenon, even remote areas can attract visitors looking for something different.

1 month ago

Boeing Safety Certification Under Scrutiny by Congress

Boeing Safety Certification Under Scrutiny by Congress

Ryan Beene and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Since the Ethiopian crash, Boeing has come under increasing examination over the aircraft involved. U.S. lawmakers will want to get to the bottom of what happened during the certification process.

2 months ago

China Tourism Stall Leads to U.S. Drop in Foreign Visitor Spending

China Tourism Stall Leads to U.S. Drop in Foreign Visitor Spending

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Even though official government data is still unavailable for 2018, reports show the United States is losing ground when it comes to international tourism — and especially key markets like China. What will it take to turn that trend around?

3 months ago

Vietnam Wins U.S. Approval to Start Flights

Vietnam Wins U.S. Approval to Start Flights

Alan Levin and Nguyen Dieu Tu Uyen, Bloomberg

It's tick in the box for Vietnam's aviation industry but it doesn't mean that its airlines are guaranteed bucket loads of cash from flying to and from the United States.

3 months ago

U.S. Tourism Numbers Are About More Than Just President Trump

U.S. Tourism Numbers Are About More Than Just President Trump

Justin Fox, Bloomberg

The story is always a little more complex than the headlines suggest, although it probably doesn't do the United States much good having a President who offends and insults millions of people.

6 months ago

The Resilience of the American Vacation in Mexico

The Resilience of the American Vacation in Mexico

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

The relationship between American tourists and Mexico is nearly a century old and has weathered ups and downs. Today's drug-related violence, mounting border tension, and political rhetoric won't stop these trips, but are clearly disrupting them.

7 months ago

Travel From Canada to the U.S. Could Be Complicated by Legal Marijuana

Travel From Canada to the U.S. Could Be Complicated by Legal Marijuana

Greg Quinn, Bloomberg

Tension between the U.S. and Canada was already worsening under the Trump administration, and now, casual visitors from Canada may have something new to worry about.

8 months ago

U.S. Tourism Faces Data Gap on Tariffs and Travel Ban Impact

U.S. Tourism Faces Data Gap on Tariffs and Travel Ban Impact

Daniel Meesak, Jing Travel

The U.S. National Tourism & Trade Office's lack of data on inbound tourism is looking increasingly like a politically motivated void the longer it persists even though insiders insist this isn't the case.

9 months ago

United Board Prepares to Make a Number of Big Decisions

United Board Prepares to Make a Number of Big Decisions

Julie Johnsson and Mary Schlangenstein , Bloomberg

There're plenty of things on the United board's to-do list. Aside from a number of key appointments, the most pressing is a decision on which aircraft to order. The chosen planes will set the tone for the company's fleet development over the coming years.

12 months ago

Wow Air Is Offering Ultra-Cheap Flights Between the U.S. and India Via Iceland

Wow Air Is Offering Ultra-Cheap Flights Between the U.S. and India Via Iceland

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

Wow Air has made eye-catching moves in the past but this is surely the boldest. As long as the basic fares are cheap enough, we're betting that passengers will be willing to put up with the add-on charges that the airline is famous for.

1 year ago

Brazil’s Senate Approves New Open Skies Agreement With United States

Brazil’s Senate Approves New Open Skies Agreement With United States

Samy Adghirni, Bloomberg

Someday, this Brazil-United States Open Skies agreement may spur many new flights between the two countries. But Brazil's economy is still not thriving, so even when route restrictions are relaxed, airlines may not rush to add new capacity.

1 year ago