Europe

Ireland’s Tourism Success Is Under Threat by Brexit: A Skift Deep Dive

Ireland’s Tourism Success Is Under Threat by Brexit: A Skift Deep Dive

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Whatever happens over the next few weeks, months, and years, Brexit has brought back some unpleasant memories and risks damaging the very united tourism that the north and the south in Ireland have worked so hard to build.

2 days ago

Skiers Are Venturing Beyond Crowded Paths in Search of Prime Powder

Skiers Are Venturing Beyond Crowded Paths in Search of Prime Powder

Dylan Griffiths and Boris Groendahl, Bloomberg

Overtourism is as much of an issue on ski slopes as it is in Venice, Amsterdam, and Dubrovnik. Advances in design and safety equipment are making it possible for skiers to flee the crowds for less-packed snow.

4 days ago

Travel Plunges Deeper Into Uncertainty as UK Still Without Brexit Plan

Travel Plunges Deeper Into Uncertainty as UK Still Without Brexit Plan

Patrick Whyte, Skift

"Nothing has changed" has become a familiar phrase used in UK politics over the past couple of years. The country is sleepwalking towards a major crisis and nobody has any idea how to solve it.

7 days ago

U.S. Citizens Will Soon Need Visas to Visit Most of Europe

U.S. Citizens Will Soon Need Visas to Visit Most of Europe

Tony Czuczka, Bloomberg

Overall it's not a huge deal, but we all know that the fewer hurdles put in front of travelers, the more traveling they'll do.

2 weeks ago

Why Europe Risks Falling Behind as a Global Tourist Destination

Why Europe Risks Falling Behind as a Global Tourist Destination

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Travelers will always want to visit Europe. But as the world continues to open up, there's more competition for tourist dollars. Destinations will need to adjust accordingly.

2 weeks ago

UK Travelers See New Opportunities From Brexit Uncertainty With Stronger Pound

UK Travelers See New Opportunities From Brexit Uncertainty With Stronger Pound

Charlotte Ryan, Bloomberg

After living with uncertainty over Brexit for so long, U.K. residents may take some comfort in a recent boost in the value of the pound versus the euro, making a spontaneous trip to warmer climates on the continent more affordable.

3 weeks ago

Visit Faroe Islands’ Latest Viral Campaign Seeks a Tourist-Free Weekend

Visit Faroe Islands’ Latest Viral Campaign Seeks a Tourist-Free Weekend

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Visit Faroe Islands is once again attracting outsized attention for a tourism push, but that shouldn't detract from the underlying sentiment. The tiny destination is trying to stave off the pitfalls of overtourism even as it promotes itself on the world stage.

4 weeks ago

Genoa Eyes Comeback by Rebuilding Famous Bridge

Genoa Eyes Comeback by Rebuilding Famous Bridge

Chiara Albanese, Bloomberg

Genoa is on track for a comeback after the shocking collapse last summer of the Morandi bridge, once hailed as an engineering feat. The irony is the rebuilding of the bridge may be the impetus needed to revive the Italian town whose city airport is losing passengers and hotel owners are feeling scared.

4 weeks 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.

1 month ago

Switzerland’s Magic Ski Pass Is Safe for Another Year

Switzerland’s Magic Ski Pass Is Safe for Another Year

Hugo Miller, Bloomberg

The Magic Mountains Cooperation cut a temporary deal with Crans Montana, after the famous ski resort complained of overtourism. But there is no guarantee Crans Montana will stick around after a year is up.

1 month ago

Prague Tourism Officials Want to Change Its Reputation as Europe’s Sin City

Prague Tourism Officials Want to Change Its Reputation as Europe’s Sin City

Lenka Ponikelska, Bloomberg

It'll probably take a lot more than the appointment of a Night Mayor to address the careful balance between attracting party-loving tourists and keeping locals happy.

1 month ago

Swiss Resort Crans-Montana Wants Out of Ski Pass Amid Overtourism Concerns

Swiss Resort Crans-Montana Wants Out of Ski Pass Amid Overtourism Concerns

Hugo Miller , Bloomberg

Switzerland's network of cable cars and ski lifts makes it a haven for hikers and skiers in summer and winter. Without a pass, it is prohibitively expensive, totally spoils the fun. But while a pass is needed, so are solutions if the offer causes overcrowding.

1 month ago