Letters to the Editor

  • October 20, 2014

    Africa fears may deal blow to fight against poaching

    With all the publicity surrounding Ebola and ISIS and the effect these have on tourism to Africa, the only questions being asked and answered focus on our business and our industry, specifically here in North America. More»

  • September 24, 2014

    Safari story inaccurate

    In contrast to Travel Weekly's usual high level of reporting, I found the recent article on the Ebola outbreak inaccurate, beginning with the headline. More»

  • September 15, 2014

    Agents need to explain 'rafting' to river cruisers

    I just wanted to comment on Richard Turen's discussion of what we in the river cruise industry call "rafting" [tethering vessels to each other at piers in certain ports], which is a growing phenomenon as more ships are added to European rivers. More»

  • September 15, 2014

    A man who didn't just sell travel but lived it

    The day many of us thought would never come is arriving. More»

  • September 08, 2014

    Few blacks in travel is money, not race issue

    Arnie Weissmann's "Minority report" column is very interesting. As an Italian immigrant who landed here in 1961, I can tell you that these past years in the travel business I saw many changes, and the African-American is not in it. But it has nothing to do with being a minority; it has to do with compensation and benefits. More»

  • May 26, 2014

    Gogo president responds to Pestronk column

    I am writing in response to Mark Pestronk's Legal Briefs column that appeared in the May 12 issue of Travel Weekly. We take issue with some of the comments made by Mr. Pestronk as they apply to Gogo specifically and the travel industry in general. More»

  • March 10, 2014

    Agents should never put gay clients in harm's way

    Thank you for a thoughtful column about Uganda's new anti-gay law. No travel agent should consider sending a gay client to Uganda, Nigeria, Iran or other countries, as it puts them in harm's way simply by being there. Even Belize has a law on the books that makes it illegal for a gay person to even enter the country. More»

  • March 10, 2014

    Boycotts are not likely to sway Uganda's leaders

    Regarding Arnie Weissmann's column "Do we boycott Uganda?" I agree with his statement that it's often better to remain engaged with a regime that enacts distasteful laws so as to keep the subject in the press and make everyone continue to debate the issues. However, there does come a point where a more forceful approach is called for, such as a boycott. More»

  • February 10, 2014

    Agent for R&B acts applauds story about agent for Springsteen, Joel

    I really enjoyed the article on Carol Green ["Niche agent plans travel for Springsteen, Joel," Nov. 27]. I, too, do entertainment travel, mostly R&B acts. More»

  • January 13, 2014

    N. American Union of U.S. and neighbors? Why not?

    As an American expat intending to return to the home my wife and I built in 2003 in Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, when I retire next December, I couldn’t agree more with Arnie Weissmann’s column “Look east to the future? Or south?” [From the Window Seat, Dec. 16]. More»

  • January 13, 2014

    Banning horse carriages in NYC is wrong solution

    Regarding "NYC mayor pledges to ban horse-drawn carriages" [Dec. 31]: Isn't the answer to crack down on drivers of cars if horses are getting hit? More»

  • May 17, 2009

    Letters to the Editor: May 18, 2009

    Bob Dickinson offers a few thoughts on the May 11 cover story, "Big cruise discounts might be undermining brand-building." More»

  • January 01, 0001

    Uganda's gay ban must be seen in African terms

    Regarding Arnie Weissmann's column about Uganda's new laws dealing with homosexuals: The law needs to be looked at in the African context and in terms of what is happening on the ground. More»

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