Tag: economists

National Park Tourism in Hawaii are big business: $734 Million in Economic Benefit

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019 21:20

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 4.8 million visitors to national parks in Hawaii spent $526 million in the state in 2018. That spending resulted in 5,800 ... Read More

Memorial Day traffic study finds dire economic cost, public support for user fees

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 19:05

The U.S. Travel Association on Wednesday released a survey finding that Americans avoided an estimated 47.5 million auto trips due to highway congestion in 2018—costing the economy $30 billion in ... Read More

More confusion over the fate of Botswana‘s elephants

editor editor- May 20, 2019 21:14

by Dr. Louise de Waal President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana categorically denies that his government would ever cull elephants, contradicting the Parliamentary Report proposing culling. However, Minister of Environment and ... Read More

eTN becomes a SUNx SDG 17 Partner calling for Climate Sanity in Tourism on Earth Day

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 23, 2019 02:24

In nature, nothing exists alone is the message for Earth Day 2019. Announcing the public launch of its “SDG17 Partners Program” on Earth Day 2019, Professor Geoffrey Lipman co-founder SUNx, calls ... Read More

The Internet knows you are planning a vacation and will charge you more

editor editor- April 5, 2019 01:05

People are starting to plan their summer vacation, and for many, the planning process itself is the beginning of a well-deserved rest. However, it does cause frustration when after a ... Read More

Travel Trends Index: International and domestic travel growth projected to dwindle

editor editor- April 2, 2019 21:19

Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.2% year-over-year in February, according to the U.S. Travel Association's latest Travel Trends Index (TTI). However, the predictive Leading Travel Index (LTI) continues ... Read More

“Plan For Our Kids” and “African Earth Lung” to launch at WTM Africa

editor editor- March 19, 2019 21:21

eTN Publisher Juergen Steinmetz talks to Professor Geoffrey Lipman Co-Founder of SUNx - STRONG Universal Network, about the development of “Plan For Our Kids” and the signature “African Earth Lung” ... Read More

Yale, Columbia, UCLA, UC Berkeley: Trump’s trade wars cost US economy $7.8 billion in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 16, 2019 16:55

America’s trade war resulted in $7.8 billion in losses for the nation’s economy, while the subsequent higher costs of imports took more than $68 billion from consumers and producers, economists ... Read More

Domestic, international travel weather shutdown turbulence

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 5, 2019 16:40

Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.2 percent year-over-year in January, according to the U.S. Travel Association's latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)—marking the industry's 109th straight month of overall ... Read More

International inbound travel expected to peter out

editor editor- January 8, 2019 18:16

The growth of both international and domestic travel are projected to decelerate in the first few months of 2019. Read More

US Travel: Gloomy international projections overshadow domestic travel gains

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 4, 2018 07:20

Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.2 percent year-over-year in October, according to the U.S. Travel Association's latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)—marking the industry's 106th straight month of overall ... Read More

An economist should not get stuck in a toilet seat

editor editor- December 29, 2008 13:49

It is rather haunting, the notice above the flush button in the toilet on the aircraft: "Do Not Flush While Seated On Toilet." One imagines the engineers of the toilet ... Read More