Letters

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.... READ MORE

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.... READ MORE

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.... READ MORE

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.... READ MORE

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.... READ MORE

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.... READ MORE

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].... READ MORE