Articles tagged “usa”

DOT Secretary Nominee Adds to Skepticism About Big Spending Plan for Infrastructure

DOT Secretary Nominee Adds to Skepticism About Big Spending Plan for Infrastructure

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

More evidence is mounting that Trump's infrastructure investment push won't be a traditional spending plan. Chao will likely have a major challenge in managing a plan cobbled together from a variety of financial incentives and other mechanisms.

1 month ago

Flyover Country Reminds Tourists Why That Was Never an Apt Description

Flyover Country Reminds Tourists Why That Was Never an Apt Description

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

We've always hated the term "flyover country," but we do love the very creative rethinking of tourism by cities in these states. We've followed it for years and will continue to do so.

1 month ago

5 Key Travel Markets to Watch for Online Booking Growth

5 Key Travel Markets to Watch for Online Booking Growth

Michelle Evans, Euromonitor

All markets are not created equal, and these five have lessons that are helpful beyond their borders.

2 months ago

Nobody Knows How President Trump Will Fund His U.S. Infrastructure Plan

Nobody Knows How President Trump Will Fund His U.S. Infrastructure Plan

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Like most of President-elect Trump's campaign promises, details are scarce on his commitment to revitalize U.S. infrastructure. But the reality is that it will be impossible to accomplish his stated goal of returning U.S. infrastructure to a world-class state using only private investment and tax rebates.

2 months ago

Turkey Is Warning Travelers That the U.S. Is Unsafe for Tourists

Turkey Is Warning Travelers That the U.S. Is Unsafe for Tourists

Isobel Finkel, Bloomberg

While it may feel satisfying to issue a similar warning, whether or not tourists from Turkey show up in the U.S. has little impact on tourism numbers. Turkey should spend less time being clever and more time solving its own massive tourism challenges.

2 months ago

Travel CEOs Say U.S. Election Caused Them Heartburn Too

Travel CEOs Say U.S. Election Caused Them Heartburn Too

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

When the U.S. election (presumably) concludes on Tuesday, companies might be able to invest in travel with a little more certainty about their return on investment. Vacationers will likely be looking to take a break from the tense political climate in the U.S., as well.

3 months ago

U.S. Travel Picked up This Summer, But Don’t Expect the Trend to Last

U.S. Travel Picked up This Summer, But Don’t Expect the Trend to Last

Hannah Sampson, Skift

It's good news that travelers took their summer trips, all things considered. But the fairly bleak outlook shows that the travel industry still has some lean times ahead.

4 months ago

More Flights and Cheaper Tickets on the Way for U.S.-Mexico Routes

More Flights and Cheaper Tickets on the Way for U.S.-Mexico Routes

David Koenig, Associated Press

Getting flights to lesser-known destinations in Mexico has always been a struggle. The new rules have the potential to quickly create new tourism favorites.

5 months ago

The U.S. Welcomed a Record Number of Overseas Tourists in 2015

The U.S. Welcomed a Record Number of Overseas Tourists in 2015

Dan Peltier, Skift

International travel had another banner year in 2015, but given currency challenges and uncertainties such as the Brexit vote, the odds are against a repeat performance in terms of international visitor arrivals in 2016.

6 months ago

The Bahamas Tells Its Citizens to Be Careful in the U.S. Following Shootings

The Bahamas Tells Its Citizens to Be Careful in the U.S. Following Shootings

Associated Press

This isn't a petty retaliation for warnings that the U.S. issued regarding the Bahamas. It's sound advice considering the state of the U.S.

7 months ago

Cheap Gas Means the Return of the Great American Road Trip

Cheap Gas Means the Return of the Great American Road Trip

Scott Mayerowitz, Associated Press

We said in January this would be a great time for road trips. And it will be a great time for mid-priced hotels, too.

8 months ago

China Will Be the Largest Overseas Visitor Market for the U.S. by 2020

China Will Be the Largest Overseas Visitor Market for the U.S. by 2020

Dan Peltier, Skift

Chinese travelers will continue to be more common in many U.S. markets during the next five years, but their numbers will not grow as fast as they have over the last decade.

8 months ago