Articles tagged “weather”

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.

1 month 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

8 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.

8 months ago

New York LaGuardia’s Infrastructure Woes Pile Up As Storms Move Through

New York LaGuardia’s Infrastructure Woes Pile Up As Storms Move Through

Grant Martin, Skift

LaGuardia's congestion woes have only been made worse by terrible weather in the region. The congestion is expected to continue through 2022.

9 months ago

New England Fall Foliage Tourism Under Threat From Bad Weather

New England Fall Foliage Tourism Under Threat From Bad Weather

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press

It's small businesses like inns, B&Bs, farm stands, and restaurants that will be hardest hit if this comes to pass.

1 year ago

France’s Tourism Challenges: Floods, Strikes and Security

France’s Tourism Challenges: Floods, Strikes and Security

Raphael Satter, Associated Press

Tourism to France may hit a few bumps, but it's never not bounced back. And with the Euro lower agains the dollar and the pound, its prospects are even better this season, despite the many setbacks.

1 year ago

U.S. Airlines Cancel Over 6,600 Flights Due to Blizzard in the Northeast

U.S. Airlines Cancel Over 6,600 Flights Due to Blizzard in the Northeast

Associated Press

It's been a good winter so far for the airlines. Outside of this weekend, can they continue their string of good luck?

2 years ago