Europe

Barcelona Is Great, But Might it Be Even Better Traveling Alone?

Barcelona Is Great, But Might it Be Even Better Traveling Alone?

Courtney Bonnell, Associated Press

Solo travel is on the rise — and for good reason. Traveling to a city like Barcelona alone is not only possible, it's perhaps even more engaging alone than with a group. Here is one traveler's tips.

1 day ago

Germany and the UK Are Trouble Spots in Europe’s Tourism Outlook

Germany and the UK Are Trouble Spots in Europe’s Tourism Outlook

Rosie Spinks, Skift

European tourism may, broadly speaking, be in growth mode. But there is still plenty of cause for guarded optimism, particularly when it comes to Germany and the UK.

4 days ago

Venice Mayor Blames Climate Change for Record High Tide and Flooding

Venice Mayor Blames Climate Change for Record High Tide and Flooding

Max Zimmerman and Melissa Cheok, Skift

Venice has become something of a modern case study containing all the issues that threaten tourism. Cimate change is chief among those, as current flooding shows.

4 days ago

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American Airlines Launches Nine New Seasonal Routes to Europe

American Airlines Launches Nine New Seasonal Routes to Europe

American Airlines + Skift

American Airlines is once again expanding its seasonal service to traditionally less-trafficked destinations in Europe where tourism growth is reaching new highs.

6 months ago

Brexit’s Toll on UK Travel, a 5-Year Projection: New Skift Research

Brexit’s Toll on UK Travel, a 5-Year Projection: New Skift Research

Wouter Geerts, Skift Research

The United Kingdom hasn’t left the European Union just yet, but the impact of the Brexit vote is already being felt by the travel industry. Things will likely get worse when the UK actually leaves.

1 month ago

A Post-Brexit Labor Market Will Severely Hurt UK Tourism’s Ability to Recruit

A Post-Brexit Labor Market Will Severely Hurt UK Tourism’s Ability to Recruit

Rosie Spinks, Skift

What will happen with Brexit is still anyone's guess. But the end of the "freedom of movement" — which is the most likely outcome in the event of any Brexit deal or no deal — will present existential hiring challenges for the tourism sector's labor force.

1 month ago

Venice Sets Rollout Date for Its New Tourist Day-Tripper Tax

Venice Sets Rollout Date for Its New Tourist Day-Tripper Tax

Associated Press

Venice's tourist day-tripper tax finally has a roll out date. It will target the kind of in-and-out visitors who don't stay in hotels, such as those coming off of cruise ships.

1 month ago

The Impact of Brexit on the Travel Industry: New Skift Research

The Impact of Brexit on the Travel Industry: New Skift Research

Wouter Geerts, Skift Research

The UK is an important contributor to global travel, but the uncertainty over Brexit will impact its place in the world and its residents’ willingness to spend on international vacations. The questions are just how and where the impact will be felt most.

1 month ago

Europe’s Airline Woes Hit Slovenia — and Its Promising Tourism Growth

Europe’s Airline Woes Hit Slovenia — and Its Promising Tourism Growth

Rosie Spinks, Skift

European aviation's wretched month will also have major effects on up-and-coming tourist destinations. Slovenia is one such example.

2 months ago

Ukraine Drums Up Tourism Amid Trump Headlines

Ukraine Drums Up Tourism Amid Trump Headlines

Rosie Spinks, Skift

The reality of the modern news cycle means that burgeoning tourist destinations often find themselves the subject of intense global focus. It was Ukraine's turn last week.

2 months ago

UK’s Coastal Heritage — and Tourist Attractions — Under Threat From Sea Level Rise

UK’s Coastal Heritage — and Tourist Attractions — Under Threat From Sea Level Rise

Jeremy Hodges, Bloomberg

Britain's coastal landscapes are an important part of its cultural heritage — as well as its touristic appeal. A new study says rising seal levels are already beginning to threaten that.

2 months ago

The World Needs Reminding That Tourism Doesn’t Happen in a Political Vacuum

The World Needs Reminding That Tourism Doesn’t Happen in a Political Vacuum

Rosie Spinks, Skift

On World Tourism Day, it's worth pointing out that politics and tourism don't exist independently of each other — they collide.

2 months ago