Articles tagged “usa”

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.

1 week 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

4 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.

4 months ago