Articles tagged “white house”

Tourism

Clock Ticks on Filling New Top U.S. Tourism Job as Election Season Looms

The U.S. travel industry may be forced to wait until after the 2024 Presidential Election to see if the assistant secretary of travel and tourism position gets filled and funded again.

Clock Ticks on Filling New Top U.S. Tourism Job as Election Season Looms

Travel Booking

The Fight Against Junk Fees: Skift Timeline

The junk fee issue isn't new – but the fight against them is getting more intense.

The Fight Against Junk Fees: Skift Timeline

Travel Booking

Biden Continues Pressure on ‘Junk Fees,’ FTC Proposes New Rule

The White House has increasingly called out the travel industry for the proliferation of junk fees and now, it has a plan to get rid of the charges that travelers frequently encounter.

Biden Continues Pressure on ‘Junk Fees,’ FTC Proposes New Rule

News Blog

United Airlines Will Now Let Families Switch Flights for Free to Find Adjacent Seats

United Airlines has launched a new seat map feature that dynamically finds available adjacent seats at the time of booking, while a new policy will allow passengers to switch flights for free if none are available. The tweak to the online seat booking engine is designed to help sit children under 12-years-old next to an…

Tourism

What Will a New U.S. Tourism Czar Actually Do?

Not having a senior-level tourism official has cost the U.S. travel industry billions of dollars and millions of visitors. This new assistant secretary of travel and tourism will be responsible for making up for those many lost opportunities.

What Will a New U.S. Tourism Czar Actually Do?

Tourism

Travel Lobby Groups Urge White House to Shift to Endemic-Focused Policies

This is probably not the focus of the White House right now given what is playing out on the global stage but it will be interesting to see how the Biden administration responds to these frustrated groups of travel lobbyists.

Travel Lobby Groups Urge White House to Shift to Endemic-Focused Policies

Coronavirus

U.S. Puts Tougher Covid Test Requirements on Inbound Flyers Over Omicron Spread

New regulations won't be welcomed by the travel industry, and airlines in particular, so soon after the country reopened its borders on Nov. 8.

U.S. Puts Tougher Covid Test Requirements on Inbound Flyers Over Omicron Spread

Coronavirus

U.S. Will Reopen to Vaccinated International Air and Land Travelers Starting November 8

Welcome news for the industry with a firm date in place now. Let the bookings commence.

U.S. Will Reopen to Vaccinated International Air and Land Travelers Starting November 8

Airlines

How U.S. Travel Policies Change in the Biden-Harris Era

On day one, travel executives will see policies from White House that will give them renewed hope that the world will be more open and soon safer from a deadly pandemic. Four contentious years will be in the past and a steadiness returned from which to rebuild a devastated industry.

How U.S. Travel Policies Change in the Biden-Harris Era

Airlines

United Airlines Hires Former White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest

He may have served in one of the most scandal-free administrations in recent White House history, so former press secretary Josh Earnest will be tested in this new role. No CEO has been under fire quite like Oscar Munoz in the past year.

United Airlines Hires Former White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest