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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Donald Trump’s rhetoric have affected the $250 billion national travel industry



Regardless of what you think of him as president, Donald Trump has been bad for the American travel industry.

There is, of course, conjecture as to how badly the White House’s policies and Donald Trump’s rhetoric have affected the $250 billion national travel industry—but, the point is that it most certainly has.

At least that’s the lesson from Bloomberg’s latest discussion with U.S. Travel Association’s chief executive officer, Roger Dow, who explained that the early days of the Trump presidency have had an ill effect on travel and pose a threat to years of progress made under Obama’s tenure.

U.S. Travel, after championing Trump’s election as a hotel owner and brand ambassador, has since made a recent statement to implore the president to do more to woo travelers than to banish them.

Its recent statement reads, via Bloomberg: “Mr. President, please tell the world that while we’re closed to terror, we’re open for business. Imbalanced communication is especially susceptible to being ‘lost in translation’—so let’s work together to inform our friends and neighbors, who could benefit from reassurance, not just who is no longer welcome here, but who remains invited.”

As noted, President Obama and Brand USA helped cultivate and foster a renewed passion for travel to the United States with International visitors “from 51 million in 2006 to nearly 78 million in 2015.”

This is following a “lost decade” as it is referred to by U.S. Travel. The report explains this is the period that saw a steady decline in International visitors following the 9/11 attacks as well as the recession later during the decade.

According to Dow and U.S. Travel, there is a possibility for more waning years under the Trump administration.

Dow puts a drop in visitors at as much as four percentage points and cautions: “We haven’t seen the big damage yet. What we’re getting is the noise level.”

Back in February, NYC & Company proclaimed New York had its first drop in visitors since 2008. Officials at the time felt the area would lose about 300,000 visitors per year and blamed Trump’s rhetoric and travel bans for the decrease. At the same time, ASTA had similar lessons gleaned from the budding Trump travel landscape.

Eben Peck, ASTA’s senior vice president of government affairs and communication, stated simply, “We are seeing an impact on corporate travel business and on outbound and inbound travel.”

This is before a more recent electronics ban affected several airlines and countless travelers.

A more concrete number placed on the first travel ban’s effect is $185 million; That’s a mark GBTA explains as, “business travel bookings [that] were lost as the uncertainty surrounding travel, in general, had a rippling effect on traveler confidence.”

One thing Dow would like to see is clarification on the administration’s policies. Perhaps, transparency would convince visitors to take another chance at the United States: “Donald Trump understands it, he is a hotel owner. He understands the international traveler.”

It’s hard to put the travel ban back in the bag when one border anecdote after another illustrates a country highly cynical of its international visitors.

One thing we travel enthusiasts understand well is that the entire world is filled with astounding, vibrant destinations. The international traveler has plenty to choose from when considering a vacation. Regardless of impetus, need or efficiency, Trump’s rollout of his travel agenda hasn’t done any favors for the industry.

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Senate Committee to hold public hearing on NOUN Act Bill


Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions will hold a public hearing on the National Open University Bill on Monday, January 16.
This information was made known on the social media account of the National Open University (NOUN) on Wednesday.
The bill, sponsored by Barau Jibrin, senator representing Kano North, was originally presented to the Senate in December 2016, and was rejected after passing second reading on grounds of lack of clarity.
In presenting the motion, Jibrin stated that the bill, “An Act to amend the National Open University Act No. 6 1983 was to provide for the inclusion of ICT as another means of providing tuition towards the advancement of learning throughout Nigeria by the National Open University and for other connected purposes 2015.”
The essence of the bill is to legitimise the use of ICT in learning for the recognition of certificates awarded by NOUN.
Jibrin argued that ICT and other technology instruments were already in use for learning at the university and the bill only sought to legitimise its use.
Three sets of NOUN law graduates are currently being denied admission into the Nigerian Law School by the Council for Legal Education on grounds that the NOUN law programme is ‘correspondence or part-time based,’ stating that an acceptable law degree requires a full-time five year duration.
Like other open universities around the world, NOUN offers flexible yet intensive programmes in various disciplines approved by the National Universities Commission among which is the law programme.
In the United Kingdom, the open university is one of the world’s largest universities with a record 1.5 million students having graduated from various courses, and ranks high in surveys of tertiary institutions in the UK.
“As a result of a perspective in the interpretation of the NOUN Act, the Council of Legal Education, CLE, perceives our mode of instruction as correspondence and part-time and therefore excludes our students from participation in the law school programmes,” the vice chancellor had said in an interview in August 2016.
On the advice of the NUC, the NOUN vice chancellor said in August 2016 that the school had stopped the intake of students into the school’s law programme pending the resolution of the issue.
If amended, the school can resume intake of students into its law programmes while graduates will be afforded the opportunity to be enrolled into the Nigerian Law School.
Jibrin, who is also the chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Education and TETFund, will host the public hearing while Senate president, Bukola Saraki, will chair the discussions.
Stakeholders have also been advised to send in their memoranda ahead of the public hearing on Monday.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The 2017 U S Presidential Inauguration





When Donald J. Trump and Michael R. Pence are sworn in as President and Vice President of the United States of America at the U.S. Presidential Inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017, it will be a monumental day – not only for the Commander in Chief and his wing man, but for U.S. citizens who have been asked to unite in patriotism.
Diehards making their way to catch the festivities in Washington, DC should note that this isn’t a “business as usual” time in our nation’s capitol. Security will be even tighter and transportation modes will be altered. As a bonus to this epic event, however, will be amped energy in monuments, memorials, museums and other “politics aside” events that will roll out through January.
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