Articles tagged “us travel”

The U.S. Might Not Welcome Foreign Visitors for Months

The U.S. Might Not Welcome Foreign Visitors for Months

Ted Hesson, Steve Holland, and David Shepardson, Reuters

Tuns out it is easier to ban travel than it is to permit it again.

6 months ago

Trump’s Europe Travel Ban Delivers Another Blow to Airlines Reeling From Coronavirus Pain

Trump’s Europe Travel Ban Delivers Another Blow to Airlines Reeling From Coronavirus Pain

David Shepardson and Lisa Baertlein, Reuters

Whether a broad travel ban from Europe to the U.S. will slow the virus spread remains to be seen, but the move is now pushing the beleaguered airline industry closer to its limits.

8 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

What Would a U.S. Travel Sector Bailout Look Like?

What Would a U.S. Travel Sector Bailout Look Like?

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It's looking increasingly like the battered U.S. travel sector will be bailed out by the U.S. government. A recession's impact on small businesses in the travel sector, though, is extremely worrisome.

8 months ago

New Numbers Hint at Tough 2020 for U.S. Tourism Industry

New Numbers Hint at Tough 2020 for U.S. Tourism Industry

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It's hard to imagine that a revitalized Brand USA will be able to counter the effects of an expensive dollar and the ramifications of President Trump's various trade war spats. The U.S. travel sector could be in for a tough 2020.

1 year ago

Brand USA Fights for Its Future as U.S. Inbound Travel Weakens Under Trump

Brand USA Fights for Its Future as U.S. Inbound Travel Weakens Under Trump

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Brand USA is confident about securing future funding due to bipartisan support for the program. The reality, however, is that the program faces an administration not focused on welcoming visitors.

1 year ago

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After President Donald Trump Put Them on the Map, Guam Looks to Capitalize on Tourism Growth

After President Donald Trump Put Them on the Map, Guam Looks to Capitalize on Tourism Growth

Guam Visitors Bureau + Skift

When it comes to generating headlines, President Donald Trump is an expert. The challenge for destination marketers is how to best harness the tweeter-in-chief’s invective to build brand awareness and drive bookings. That’s a tricky task in today’s fast-moving global news cycle.

1 year ago

International Inbound U.S. Travel Growth Stuck in Slump

International Inbound U.S. Travel Growth Stuck in Slump

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Beyond a slump for travel, it appears that experts expect a global economic cooldown to happen in coming years. People will always need to travel, but stagnant growth will present a problem for the industry in North America.

1 year ago

Barack Obama on Walls, Borders and Tourism

Barack Obama on Walls, Borders and Tourism

Patrick Whyte, Skift

He’s only been out of office for a few years, but it’s still refreshing to hear a politician articulate the importance of travel and the benefits of tourism.

2 years ago

International Visitors to U.S. This Year Expected to Break Record After Data Glitch Fix

International Visitors to U.S. This Year Expected to Break Record After Data Glitch Fix

Dan Peltier, Skift

After some confusion on visitor counts over a data glitch at airport kiosks across the country, international arrivals in the United States are on track to break a record in 2018. We’ll see if long-term growth ends up being as robust as the federal government is touting.

2 years ago

Travel CEOs Lay Out Concerns to Trump During First White House Meeting

Travel CEOs Lay Out Concerns to Trump During First White House Meeting

Dan Peltier, Skift

The White House's Roosevelt Room was filled with some of the U.S. travel industry's most powerful leaders on Tuesday. We'll be watching to see if that meeting actually produces any powerful results, and whether it helps get President Trump on the travel industry's side.

2 years ago

U.S. Tourism Office Has Put Out Inaccurate International Visitor Data For Years

U.S. Tourism Office Has Put Out Inaccurate International Visitor Data For Years

Dan Peltier, Skift

International visitor data reporting began to run amok before President Donald Trump took office and destinations are left wondering what data they can trust. The Trump Administration has worked to spread disinformation, but this is a new level of concern for the travel industry.

3 years ago