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Europe Editor

Recent Stories from Patrick Whyte:

InterContinental Launching an All-Suite Brand

InterContinental Launching an All-Suite Brand

Patrick Whyte, Skift

IHG already has a couple of all-suite brands in its mainstream segment, so how will its new offering be any different? We'll have to wait to find out.

3 hours ago

UK Regional Airline Flybmi Collapses and Blames Brexit

UK Regional Airline Flybmi Collapses and Blames Brexit

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The shakeout in European aviation many have predicted looks like it is happening in 2019.

3 days ago

Turkey Tops European Tourism Growth…Again

Turkey Tops European Tourism Growth…Again

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It was only a couple of years ago that the Turkish tourism industry was on its knees. How quickly things can change.

4 days ago

Transportation Booker GoEuro Changing Name to Omio

Transportation Booker GoEuro Changing Name to Omio

Patrick Whyte, Skift

A new name shows that GoEuro has ambitions outside of Europe. Can it deliver on this promise?

5 days ago

A New Start for Abercrombie & Kent

A New Start for Abercrombie & Kent

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Abercrombie & Kent has had a few different owners in recent years, but this one looks like it will give the company a solid foundation from which it can expand.

6 days ago

TUI Group Turns Toward Online Bookings as It Revamps Its Business

TUI Group Turns Toward Online Bookings as It Revamps Its Business

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It turns out TUI isn't immune to the challenges the rest of the European travel market is facing.

7 days ago

Former Silversea Owner Takes Control of Abercrombie & Kent

Former Silversea Owner Takes Control of Abercrombie & Kent

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Mixing business with friendship can be a risky thing but it sounds like the prospective new owners of Abercrombie & Kent share the same views on luxury travel.

1 week ago

Lonely Planet Has a New CEO and a New Strategy

Lonely Planet Has a New CEO and a New Strategy

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The old Lonely Planet is dead. Say hello to the new "omnichannel travel platform."

1 week ago

Secret Escapes Boosts European Reach With Irish Acquisition

Secret Escapes Boosts European Reach With Irish Acquisition

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Secret Escapes continues its acquisition spree. The question is what comes next: Will it opt for an IPO or might a buyer be waiting in the wings?

2 weeks ago

TUI and Thomas Cook Face Up to Bleak 2019

TUI and Thomas Cook Face Up to Bleak 2019

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Well, well, well, it's not just Thomas Cook that's struggling. TUI is feeling the pain as well, and given its size and power, it's fair to say the whole European tour operator market is now in a bad way.

2 weeks ago

Expedia and Booking Agree to Changes on Search After UK Investigation

Expedia and Booking Agree to Changes on Search After UK Investigation

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Understandably, Expedia and Booking are both trying to spin this in their favor as much as possible but it seems like a big win for the UK's competition regulator. We'll have to keep an eye on how much it really changes things and whether other countries follow up.

2 weeks ago

New Wealth Lives in Unexpected Places

New Wealth Lives in Unexpected Places

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The richer you are, the more cash you have to spend on travel and tourism, presumably. Keeping up to date with where these high-net-worth individuals live is key for anyone hoping to make money from them.

2 weeks ago