Articles tagged “usa”

International Tourism to the United States Dropped in 2016

International Tourism to the United States Dropped in 2016

Dan Peltier, Skift

Many travel brands had said last year was tough as full-year international visits to the U.S. decreased in 2016 for the first time since 2009. We’ll need to wait until this time next year to see if this is a hiccup or a new trend.

5 days ago

International Tourist Spending in U.S. at Record High Heading into Summer

International Tourist Spending in U.S. at Record High Heading into Summer

Dan Peltier, Skift

We won't call it a Trump bump but we do see some kind of increase occurring in international visitor spending so far this year. But spending seems to be down since February. The Summer travel season should provide more clarity.

4 weeks ago

Trump Travel Ban Opposed by Majority of Americans in Poll

Trump Travel Ban Opposed by Majority of Americans in Poll

Alicia A. Caldwell and Emily Swanson, Associated Press

As with everything else in the United States, the sentiment in the poll about the travel ban largely broke down along party lines, and independents thought the federal courts have acted correctly to block the executives orders.

1 month ago

Trump’s U.S. Budget Proposal Has $200 Billion for Transport and Infrastructure

Trump’s U.S. Budget Proposal Has $200 Billion for Transport and Infrastructure

Mark Niquette, Bloomberg

Unfortunately, when politicians get in trouble they don't plan very well and tend to throw money at problems. America's infrastructure needs some strategic thinking.

2 months ago

Travel Habits of Americans: 87 Percent Haven’t Yet Messaged With a Travel Brand

Travel Habits of Americans: 87 Percent Haven’t Yet Messaged With a Travel Brand

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Given all the hype about messaging, it's eye-opening that only one out of eight American travelers say they have electronically chatted with a travel brand.

3 months ago

U.S. May Tighten Visa Waiver Program, Homeland Security Chief Says

U.S. May Tighten Visa Waiver Program, Homeland Security Chief Says

Nafeesa Syeed, Bloomberg

Terrorism is a real concern, but if the U.S. rolls back the visa waiver program, it could have major repercussions for the tourism industry. And that's a big potential problem.

3 months ago

What Trump’s First 100 Days Tell Us About Travel’s Next Four Years

What Trump’s First 100 Days Tell Us About Travel’s Next Four Years

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Confusion and uncertainty have become the new reality for the U.S. travel industry, and travelers around the world, following President Trump's first 100 days in office. Only time will tell whether his policies will inflict lasting damage on U.S. travel companies and the image of the U.S. as a preeminent international destination.

3 months ago

International Tourist Spending in the U.S. Is at Record High So Far This Year

International Tourist Spending in the U.S. Is at Record High So Far This Year

Dan Peltier, Skift

Trump slump or Trump bump? It will take more than five weeks of spending behavior to provide clearer direction.

3 months ago

Trump Team Pushes to Quickly Unblock Trump Travel Ban

Trump Team Pushes to Quickly Unblock Trump Travel Ban

Kartikay Mehrotra, Bloomberg

The Trump team has shown little understanding of how the international tourism or business travel industries work.

4 months ago

International Tourist Spending in the U.S. Set a New Record in January

International Tourist Spending in the U.S. Set a New Record in January

Dan Peltier, Skift

While international visitor spending was in the black for January in many American destinations, data for the next few months will be more telling in how U.S. foreign policy is impacting travelers' decisions to spend and vacation in the U.S.

4 months ago

Trump Travel Ban Block Is Extended Indefinitely

Trump Travel Ban Block Is Extended Indefinitely

Kartikay Mehrotra, Bloomberg

We are only two months into the new administration, but the cleanup to be done to the tourism industry already appears to be staggering.

4 months ago

Duck Boats Face Bans and Restrictions After Multiple Deaths in Multiple Cities

Duck Boats Face Bans and Restrictions After Multiple Deaths in Multiple Cities

Denise Lavoie , Associated Press

Tourists will be tourists and that's OK. But it's hard to find any redeeming value in the boorish, space-hogging, and sometimes unsafe duck boat.

5 months ago