Articles tagged “belgium”

6 Charts on How Bruges Residents Grudgingly See Overtourism’s Value

6 Charts on How Bruges Residents Grudgingly See Overtourism’s Value

Dan Peltier, Skift

Residents of Bruges support tourism and feel that it's economically necessary but they also feel that it negatively impacts their quality of life.

2 years ago

Thomas Cook Stocks Drops to 3-Year Low On Turkey and EgyptAir Plane Worries

Thomas Cook Stocks Drops to 3-Year Low On Turkey and EgyptAir Plane Worries

Richard Weiss , Bloomberg

Turkey is Thomas Cook's second largest destination and the unsettling security situation there has hurt demand. Worries over the EgyptAir missing plane sent Thomas Cook's shares lower, as well.

2 years ago

Belgium’s Prime Minister Does Not Appreciate a KLM Offer of Free Train Rides from Brussels

Belgium’s Prime Minister Does Not Appreciate a KLM Offer of Free Train Rides from Brussels

James G. Neuger, Bloomberg

Offering free train tickets out of Brussels is fine, but making it part of a publicity campaign — especially now — seems more than a little insensitive.

2 years ago

Brussels Airport Will Be Closed to Passengers Until at Least Tuesday

Brussels Airport Will Be Closed to Passengers Until at Least Tuesday

Ewa Krukowska, Bloomberg

Belgian authorities most certainly want to get the airport operational as soon as possible, but they don' want to move so fast they lose insight into how the bombing happened.

3 years ago

Belgian Chocolate Shops Prepare for a Decline in Tourism

Belgian Chocolate Shops Prepare for a Decline in Tourism

Danica Kirka, Associated Press

While people will likely cancel trips, Europe will likely see a stronger year than they would have otherwise had, thanks to the strong dollar.

3 years ago

TripAdvisor and Industry Groups Are Optimistic About Europe, Despite Travel Alert

TripAdvisor and Industry Groups Are Optimistic About Europe, Despite Travel Alert

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Only a small percentage of Americans generally travel to Europe anyway and many will undoubtedly opt for vacations closer to home. Still, travel usually recovers a few months after a major incident unless disruptions become persistent, which is the fear.

3 years ago

Brussels Hit by Deadly Bombings at the Airport and the Subway System

Brussels Hit by Deadly Bombings at the Airport and the Subway System

Jonathan Stearns and James G. Neuger, Bloomberg

Expect more moves to tighten European border controls.

3 years ago

European Border Checks and the Cost to Tourism and Commerce

European Border Checks and the Cost to Tourism and Commerce

Pan Pylas, Associated Press

Decisions made in fear are rarely the right ones.

3 years ago

New Data Deck: State of Travel 2015, Europe

New Data Deck: State of Travel 2015, Europe

Rafat Ali, Skift

From overarching trends to the ever-increasing impact of mobile and online technology — and offering a deep look at what’s happening in every critical travel vertical — this is the state of the travel industry in Europe in 2015.

4 years ago

Food Trucks Are Taking Belgium By Storm

Food Trucks Are Taking Belgium By Storm

Associated Press

There are some bandwagons we're happy to jump on any lunch day of the week.

4 years ago

Brussels Airport to Begin Screening for Ebola for Arrivals From West Africa

Brussels Airport to Begin Screening for Ebola for Arrivals From West Africa

Associated Press

The screening is minimal and easy enough considering the low number of arrivals from these countries.

4 years ago

Belgian Air Traffic Controllers Join Strike by French Workers

Belgian Air Traffic Controllers Join Strike by French Workers

Alice Philipson and Jac Heanen, The Daily Telegraph

This sounds like the opposite of a wonderful idea.

4 years ago