Articles tagged “usa”

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.

1 month ago

New Trump Travel Ban Targets Same Countries as Old Trump Travel Ban

New Trump Travel Ban Targets Same Countries as Old Trump Travel Ban

Vivian Salama, Associated Press

The president will find it harder to convince people that this is not about religion considering his administration's moves against Muslim-Americans in recent days. But it's clear that this will be terrible for tourism.

1 month ago

Trump’s Travel Ban: Fewer Than 30% of Americans Support It

Trump’s Travel Ban: Fewer Than 30% of Americans Support It

Jason Clampet, Skift

As crowds at airports suggest and polling demonstrates, only a minority of Americans support the president's travel ban.

2 months ago

Travel Habits of Americans: 34% of Americans Didn’t Take a Break in 2016

Travel Habits of Americans: 34% of Americans Didn’t Take a Break in 2016

Jason Clampet, Skift

Compared to previous years we've done this survey, there's been an improvement. But really: a third of Americans say they didn't get a break in 2016, and that's not good.

2 months ago

Trump Bans Travel to U.S. for Citizens of 7 Muslim-Majority Nations

Ken Thomas, Associated Press

The hope that the Trump administration would be beneficial for the U.S. travel industry seems to have been quashed just one week into his term. It's now incumbent upon the travel industry to push back against these isolationist and prejudicial policies.

2 months ago

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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

5 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.

6 months ago