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What Trump’s WeChat Ban May Mean for the Travel Sector

An image of a WeChat app user. Many U.S. based travel companies are reviewing an executive order from President Trump that bans WeChat, a superapp owned by tech giant Tencent. Tencent Skift Take: Trump’s ban on the Chinese superapp WeChat may turn out to be a mere annoyance for many Chinese travelers. But it could […]

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International student ban lawsuit

After the Trump administration passed a new directive threatening to expel international students from the country if their universities don’t offer in-person classes, tech firms, businesses, and universities are banning together to fight the measure. Harvard and MIT have already sued the administration over the new policy, and now they’re being joined by Facebook, the […]

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Trump banning international students

The Trump administration just attacked a shining light of our higher education system: international students. In doing so, the administration risks damaging much more than the hopes and dreams of hundreds of thousands of people from across the globe. The move will also hurt US students and our own standing in the world — for […]

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US withdrawing from WHO

After months of combative language and dissatisfaction directed at the World Health Organization, the Trump administration is formally withdrawing from the WHO. Today, the administration notified Congress and the United Nations of the US’s withdrawal, which may not be a surprise, but it’s still certainly a devastating blow for a country in the midst of […]

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Trump’s Social Media Executive Order Poses Threat to Airbnb, Tripadvisor, Google and Yelp

A file photo of TripAdvisor users in Cartagena, Colombia from a video 5 Rising Destinations in Latin America to Discover. Tripadvisor Skift Take: The liability protections that online travel businesses such as Airbnb, Google and Tripadvisor enjoy under the Communications Decency Act could be collateral damage in President Trump’s effort to go after Twitter and […]

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Trump 4th funded by national parks

On July 4, the National Mall in Washington, DC, played host to one of the largest shows of military might that the capital has ever seen. Armored tanks, parked in front of the Lincoln Memorial, served as the backdrop for an Independence Day speech by President Donald Trump, which was punctuated by a number of […]