Crane travel services have long been considered among the most popular leisure travel options for travelers.
But lately, they’ve been hit by rising rates, a slowdown in service and a backlash from some local governments that want to stop the business.
The industry is still thriving, with many companies offering free shuttle service between the airport and hotels.
But now the companies have to compete with cheaper alternatives like Uber and Lyft.
The Wall Street Journal reported that some localities are trying to make the industry even more expensive.
In New York City, the number of crane travel companies has declined by about 30% since 2015, according to a study by the consulting firm Mercer.
And the number has been trending downward for more than a year.
New York is one of the few states that doesn’t allow any of the industry’s most popular services, such as a $35 per person shuttle ride or a $70 per person crane tour.
That makes the state one of only two that doesn´t offer a free crane tour, the others are Connecticut and Virginia.
That means that many tourists who would otherwise take the free shuttle to Manhattan can only find a $10 cab ride to their hotel.
And those tourists may not be able to take the same ride to Manhattan, as they have to pay $10 more.
The New York city Taxi and Limousine Commission has proposed allowing only two-way cab rides between the city and Manhattan, which would allow some crane travel operators to make a profit by booking their own vehicles.
But the proposal was shot down by Mayor Bill de Blasio, who said it would put a burden on taxis and limos, and would create a burden for passengers.
Some local governments have also introduced new regulations aimed at curbing the number and rate of crane tours, which can run as low as $5 for a one-hour tour.
The latest crackdown is likely to hit the crane industry hard, said Steve W. Karpeles, the executive director of the Crane Travel Association.
Crane tours, he said, are a “core service” of the business and should continue to provide travelers with a reliable option to get around the city.
But that may not last long.
“We can see it happening sooner rather than later,” Karpenes said.
“Cables, cellphones and the internet have become so much more affordable, and we have a lot more options available.”
The number of tour operators in the New York area has declined for the first time since the recession.
According to the New Jersey Department of Transportation, the average number of companies in the state has dropped from 2,700 in 2011 to about 2,200 today.
And according to the American Crane Travel Society, the industry is now down by nearly 40% since the financial crisis of 2008.
But in a statement, the crane travel industry said that it is not facing any major challenges.
“Our industry has not experienced any major downturns, including in the last 12 months,” the statement said.