Articles tagged “berlin”

Tegel Airport Gets Backing From Berlin Voters Who Want It to Stay Open

Tegel Airport Gets Backing From Berlin Voters Who Want It to Stay Open

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

A world city like Berlin deserves two airports. Yet courts may, in effect, overturn voter wishes. Whatever the outcome, let's hope the city soon gets the much-postponed, modern airport gateway it needs.

4 months ago

Tegel Airport’s Fate Will Soon Be Decided by Berliners

Tegel Airport’s Fate Will Soon Be Decided by Berliners

Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg

We know construction of Berlin's new airport has been a mess. But one thing mentioned less often is that it's far too small to handle the number of passengers expected to visit the city by 2030. This means Berlin probably needs a second airport.

4 months ago

Short-Term Rental Ban in Berlin for Airbnb and Others Appears to Be Eroding

Short-Term Rental Ban in Berlin for Airbnb and Others Appears to Be Eroding

Deanna Ting, Skift

Despite the latest court ruling loosening restrictions on short-term rentals in Berlin, there are still plenty of questions left regarding what the city's laws on home-sharing really mean.

4 months ago

Ryanair Accused of Using Strikebreakers to Solve Berlin Shutdown

Ryanair Accused of Using Strikebreakers to Solve Berlin Shutdown

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Ryanair had plenty of disputes with unions over the years and often called for governments to intervene. The fact that an agreement has been reached at another German airport means a resolution might not be too far away in Berlin.

10 months ago

Airport Strike Strands Visitors to ITB Berlin Conference

Airport Strike Strands Visitors to ITB Berlin Conference

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Berlin's airport saw a substantial boost in passengers last year and ground workers want to share in the uptick. The union and management don't appear to be too far apart in their demands, although the disruption will make things a lot more complicated to attendees of ITB Berlin.

11 months ago

Europe’s Christmas Markets Tighten Security After Attack

Europe’s Christmas Markets Tighten Security After Attack

Lori Hinnant, Associated Press

Europe's year for tourism has faced a barrage of challenges that test its resilience as the world's leading destination.

1 year ago

Airbnb Finds Sweet Spot in Lisbon After Berlin and Barcelona Struggles

Airbnb Finds Sweet Spot in Lisbon After Berlin and Barcelona Struggles

Henrique Almeida, Bloomberg

Not every major European city is resisting the spread of Airbnb.

2 years ago

Airbnb Working With Over 100 Cities on Tax Agreements and Regulations

Airbnb Working With Over 100 Cities on Tax Agreements and Regulations

Marie Mawad, Bloomberg

Following what happened in Berlin, Airbnb is going on an all-out charm offensive in an effort to woo more cities in Europe and elsewhere into forming tax collection agreements like the ones it has with cities such as Paris and Amsterdam.

2 years ago

Skift Travel Megatrend for 2016: Smart Cities Are Now Platforms

Skift Travel Megatrend for 2016: Smart Cities Are Now Platforms

Greg Oates, Skift

Cities often tell us more than we know what to do with, but with the right thinking this surfeit of intelligence can be turned into an exceptional opportunity to distinguish destinations.

2 years ago

Lufthansa Eyeing Berlin as Its New Low-Cost European Hub

Lufthansa Eyeing Berlin as Its New Low-Cost European Hub

Stefan Nicola and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Smart move for Lufthansa to think beyond Frankfurt and Munich for its hubs.

2 years ago

German Lawmaker Says to ‘Admit Defeat’ Over Berlin’s Unopened Airport

German Lawmaker Says to ‘Admit Defeat’ Over Berlin’s Unopened Airport

Associated Press

Berlin's still unopened new airport is a metaphor for the challenges of infrastructure growth in the new, modern Europe. It's problems are everyone's problems.

2 years ago

The Trouble With Tourists From Berlin to Hong Kong

The Trouble With Tourists From Berlin to Hong Kong

Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg

Locals really, really don't want tourists to live like a local. They just want them to let locals live their lives without tacky shops and sky-high housing costs geared toward by people living on big vacation budgets.

2 years ago