Articles tagged “usa”

Skift Analyst Session Finds Little Cause for Gloom in Global Travel Outlook

Skift Analyst Session Finds Little Cause for Gloom in Global Travel Outlook

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

We think 2018 is setting up to be a solid year for growth in travel, despite lingering uncertainty over the direction of economic, foreign, and political policies around the world. Subscribe to Skift Research to learn more.

3 days ago

New Skift Research Report: 2018 Global Travel Market Outlook

New Skift Research Report: 2018 Global Travel Market Outlook

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

With many global markets showing healthy signs of growth and consumer and business confidence high, we expect the travel industry to benefit from a solid year of macroeconomic growth in 2018.

2 weeks ago

U.S. Will Pull out of UNESCO Claiming Anti-Israel Bias

U.S. Will Pull out of UNESCO Claiming Anti-Israel Bias

Matthew Lee and Angela Charlton, Associated Press

If this was done under any other administration the motives, thinking, planning, and strategy wouldn’t be so suspect. But we just have a hard time taking seriously anything Trump & Co. do on the international stage.

2 months ago

Trump’s $1 Trillion Transportation Infrastructure Plan Is Coming Unglued

Trump’s $1 Trillion Transportation Infrastructure Plan Is Coming Unglued

Mark Niquette, Bloomberg

Is there anything this leader can't not do? This is basic stuff that improves commerce, movement, and travel, and gives a ton of people jobs in the process. It's not a hard win if you're competent and have a vision.

3 months ago

Chicago’s Tourism Success, Despite Trump’s ‘Hellish’ Claims

Chicago’s Tourism Success, Despite Trump’s ‘Hellish’ Claims

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Chicago is inexpensive, impressive, and close to a ton of feeder markets where potential visitors can see through the wild, inaccurate claims of an unhinged politician.

3 months ago

International Visits to U.S. and Spending Declined in 2016

International Visits to U.S. and Spending Declined in 2016

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

International visits to the U.S could have decreased in 2016 for many reasons, ranging from the pricy U.S. dollar to uncertainty surrounding U.S. politics. While data show continued growth into 2017, perhaps things aren't as positive for the U.S. travel industry as they seem.

4 months ago

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 months 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.

6 months 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.

6 months 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.

7 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.

8 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.

8 months ago