Articles tagged “weather”

Travel Megatrends 2018: Extreme Weather Is Creating Travel Upheaval

Travel Megatrends 2018: Extreme Weather Is Creating Travel Upheaval

Dan Peltier, Skift

Extreme weather is the new normal. It’s changing destinations for the worse, and it’s not going to get better any time soon.

3 weeks ago

Top Ski Resorts in Europe Cut Off With Avalanche Risk at Maximum

Top Ski Resorts in Europe Cut Off With Avalanche Risk at Maximum

Dylan Griffiths and Boris Groendahl, Bloomberg

Ski resorts in Switzerland and Austria are seeing their most severe avalanche risk since the "avalanche winter" of 1999. This follows last year's extreme hurricanes in the Caribbean and parts of the U.S., and historic heat waves in parts of Australia a few weeks ago. We're not sure if there are any dots to be connected here, but it is worth asking the question.

4 weeks ago

Winter Storm Causes Airport Delays and Cancellations Across U.S.

Winter Storm Causes Airport Delays and Cancellations Across U.S.

Brian K. Sullivan, Bloomberg

Airports in the U.S. are working in overdrive this week to clear runways and treat ice between snow storms and extreme cold, and winter is far from over.

2 months ago

Fierce Storm Disrupts Travel Across Western Europe

Fierce Storm Disrupts Travel Across Western Europe

Gregory Katz, Associated Press

A major storm is impacting destinations across Western Europe, causing widespread damage and flight delays, as the East Coast of the U.S. braces for its own bout. The travel industry will need to adjust as climate change fuels more extreme weather.

2 months ago

Hurricane Relief Bill Comes With Strings Attached for Puerto Rico

Hurricane Relief Bill Comes With Strings Attached for Puerto Rico

Erik Wasson, Bloomberg

Congress' relief bill will add to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico's already extensive debt. There should be some other way to help the people of Puerto Rico without further hampering its government.

4 months ago

Puerto Rico Crowds Jam Dock Hoping to Board Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

Puerto Rico Crowds Jam Dock Hoping to Board Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

Associated Press

Tourists and many Puerto Ricans alike are desperate to get off of the island as U.S. relief efforts have been abysmal and shameful.

5 months ago

Southwest Air Says Natural Disasters Will Cost It $100 Million

Southwest Air Says Natural Disasters Will Cost It $100 Million

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

Southwest rarely gets put in this position. Which makes us think that despite the high price tag, it is not going into the next quarter panicking about its performance.

5 months ago

Hurricane Maria Leaves Puerto Rico Facing Billions of Dollars in Damage

Hurricane Maria Leaves Puerto Rico Facing Billions of Dollars in Damage

Michelle Kaske, Brian K. Sullivan and Jonathan Levin, Bloomberg

With hits to Texas and Florida, Puerto Rico will have to make a case that it is worthy of the same — or more — support following the devastation. It should mobilize its strong base of tourists as advocates for its cause.

5 months ago

India Flights Affected as Heavy Rains Bring Financial Capital to a Standstill

India Flights Affected as Heavy Rains Bring Financial Capital to a Standstill

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

The heaviest rainfall Mumbai has seen since 2005 has disrupted flights and trains for the second time in a month. Travel companies need better tech for coping with ever-increasing weather disruptions.

5 months ago

Hurricane Maria: Updates From the Travel Industry

Hurricane Maria: Updates From the Travel Industry

Dan Peltier, Skift

Some destinations preparing for Hurricane Maria were still bailing out from Hurricane Irma and the succession of intense hurricanes will have a long-term impact on many aspects of the region's tourism industry.

5 months ago

Delta Cancellations Stretch Into Third Day Following Storm at Atlanta Hub

Delta Cancellations Stretch Into Third Day Following Storm at Atlanta Hub

Jenny Surane , Bloomberg

Hubs work so well until they don't. It's hard to explain to a customer why their flight from San Francisco to Minneapolis is repeatedly delayed by weather in Atlanta.

11 months ago

U.S. Airlines Canceled Thousands of Flights Because of a Storm

U.S. Airlines Canceled Thousands of Flights Because of a Storm

Associated Press

U.S. airlines are scampering to get all their ducks -- in this case planes -- in a row for when the digging out begins and flights resume.

11 months ago