Articles tagged “usa”

Trump Administration Blocked Recommendation That Seniors Avoid Flying

Trump Administration Blocked Recommendation That Seniors Avoid Flying

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press

We'd rather see decisions like this made by reasonable people with the nation's best interest at heart rather than their own self interest top of mind.

4 months ago

United Promotes Scott Kirby to CEO, Munoz Becomes Executive Chairman

United Promotes Scott Kirby to CEO, Munoz Becomes Executive Chairman

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Plenty of eyebrows were raised when Scott Kirby swapped American for United in 2016, but it was clear he was looking to run an airline. His trajectory to CEO was long anticipated.

7 months ago

Chinese Travelers Are Shunning the U.S.

Chinese Travelers Are Shunning the U.S.

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press

Trump’s policies and a strong dollar, in particular, have led to a drop in Chinese visitors but also sluggish international tourism growth in the U.S. more generally. The situation may not improve anytime soon. Destinations should invest in technologies that Chinese travelers demand to stay in the game.

1 year ago

How a Little-Known California Surf Town Hopes to Win Over Luxury Tourists

How a Little-Known California Surf Town Hopes to Win Over Luxury Tourists

Laura Powell, Skift

Upon hearing the names Laguna Niguel and Newport Beach, do you start itching to experience the luxe life in Southern California? Probably so. On the other hand, unless you are from Orange County, the name Dana Point conjures ... well, not much. But a recently formed DMO is looking to put Dana Point on the OC's luxury travel map.

1 year ago

Tourism to the U.S. Fell Behind in 2018

Tourism to the U.S. Fell Behind in 2018

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Trump's policies and a strong dollar have led to stagnant international tourism growth in the U.S. Expect the slowdown to continue in 2019.

1 year ago

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 years 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.

3 years 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.

3 years 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 years 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 years 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.

3 years 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.

3 years ago