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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.

3 months 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.

3 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.

4 months 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.

5 months 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.

5 months 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.

5 months 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.

5 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.

5 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.

5 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.

5 months ago

Scotland’s Tourism Efforts Highlight a Post-Brexit UK Worry Outside London

Scotland’s Tourism Efforts Highlight a Post-Brexit UK Worry Outside London

Patrick Whyte, Skift

European visitors make up a small part of Scotland's tourism pie — but they are still an important part. Like other big geopolitical changes, Brexit offers up plenty of uncertainty, which often isn't great for tourism.

5 months ago

The Story Behind London’s Sold-Out Literary Pub Tour

The Story Behind London’s Sold-Out Literary Pub Tour

Russell Contreras, Associated Press

Touring companies and professional guides could learn a thing or two from the London Literary Pub Crawl. It's run by a group of passionate writers and actors who pay homage to London's writers of yore — with a pint or two.

5 months ago