Europe

Airbnb’s Latest Role Is Destination Marketing for Sweden

Airbnb’s Latest Role Is Destination Marketing for Sweden

Dan Peltier, Skift

Sweden is in a unique position to tell a story that few other countries can. While Airbnb may be able to build a new revenue stream in destination marketing, it's also interested in getting bookings from its listings in the country.

6 days ago

Where UK Political Parties Stand on the Big Tourism Issues

Where UK Political Parties Stand on the Big Tourism Issues

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Party manifestos should be treated with a healthy degree of skepticism. Still it is revealing to see what the priorities are and perhaps more importantly what they decide to leave out.

6 days ago

UK Tourism Numbers Surge Because Visiting Is Still Cheap

UK Tourism Numbers Surge Because Visiting Is Still Cheap

Andrew Atkinson, Bloomberg

It's still fairly cheap to visit the UK for foreigners because of the weakness of the pound so tourism numbers are up. The country's Brexit-related monetary woes also haven't deeply impacted British vacation-goers who are still getting out and about for fun.

1 week ago

Montenegro Tries to Woo Western Europe Without Offending Russian Visitors

Montenegro Tries to Woo Western Europe Without Offending Russian Visitors

Misha Savic, Bloomberg

This tiny Balkan state has a tricky needle to thread in preventing a diplomatic tussle between Russia and the U.S. from harming its popularity with Russian travelers.

2 weeks ago

Montenegro’s UNESCO Site May Lose Status Due to Overtourism

Montenegro’s UNESCO Site May Lose Status Due to Overtourism

Aleksandar Vasovic, Reuters

Overtourism isn't just an inconvenience; a destination could lose a tangible asset like UNESCO status.

2 weeks ago

Eurostar Sees Business Rise as Brexit Fears Subside

Eurostar Sees Business Rise as Brexit Fears Subside

Christopher Jasper , Bloomberg

European tourism numbers seem to be on an upswing for now, but once Brexit takes full effect, will that still be the case?

3 weeks ago

Ireland is Already Feeling the Sting of Brexit’s Tourism Impact

Ireland is Already Feeling the Sting of Brexit’s Tourism Impact

Dara Doyle, Bloomberg

Ireland and other European destinations will start to rely more on U.S. and other foreign markets as the fallout from Brexit and a weaker pound sterling becomes clearer.

3 weeks ago

Nationalism Threatens to Undermine Transatlantic Travel

Nationalism Threatens to Undermine Transatlantic Travel

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Trump and Brexit both have the potential to damage their respective country's tourism industries. Open, inclusive countries are always more attractive to outsiders than closed ones.

3 weeks ago

European Parliament Said it Won’t Scrap Visa Waivers for U.S. and Canada

European Parliament Said it Won’t Scrap Visa Waivers for U.S. and Canada

Associated Press

The threat of suspending visa-free travel for Americans in Europe is a favorite of the EU, even if they'll never actually follow through on their threats.

4 weeks ago

U.S. Issues Warning About Travel To Europe

U.S. Issues Warning About Travel To Europe

Matthew Lee, Associated Press

This travel warning replaces one that expired in February. Is it based on new intelligence or specific threats? That wasn't clear.

4 weeks ago

Violent Attacks Push European Tourism to Extremes

Violent Attacks Push European Tourism to Extremes

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Turkey, Egypt, and Tunisia have all been devastated by terror attacks in recent years and they are all well down on their previous highs. The reluctance of tourists to visit is having unintended consequences while other destinations such as Barcelona are experiencing a boom.

4 weeks ago

A Ghost Town Near Chernobyl Has Become a Spectacle for Tourists

A Ghost Town Near Chernobyl Has Become a Spectacle for Tourists

Associated Press

As long as there are disasters, there will be tourists who want to gape at the aftermath.

4 weeks ago