Articles tagged “berlin”

Germany Begins to Open Up But Holiday Restrictions Are Extended

Germany Begins to Open Up But Holiday Restrictions Are Extended

Reuters, Reuters

The decision of the German government to renew its travel restrictions through June indicates that leisure tourism may be one of the last things to normalize as lockdowns tentatively lift.

4 weeks ago

ITB Berlin’s Cancellation Had Only a Mild Impact on Short-Term Rental Owners

ITB Berlin’s Cancellation Had Only a Mild Impact on Short-Term Rental Owners

Sean O'Neill, Skift

An upside for cities like Berlin that tighten short-term rental supply through regulation is that they're less prone to price and occupancy shocks when something like the trade fair ITB Berlin cancels at the last minute.

3 months ago

Berlin and Other German Cultural Hubs Grow Popular With Chinese Travelers

Berlin and Other German Cultural Hubs Grow Popular With Chinese Travelers

Diana Cerqueira, Jing Travel

As Chinese travelers increasingly seek out cultural tourism, destination marketing organizations would do well to boost visibility for museum institutions and historic landmark sites with this segment. VisitBerlin's effort is case in point.

9 months ago

European Cities Turn to EU for Help in Battle Against Airbnb

European Cities Turn to EU for Help in Battle Against Airbnb

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Until Airbnb becomes more forthcoming about the information in its listings, which would enable cities to enforce their local regulations, the company will continue to face opposition from municipalities that want to limit its growth.

11 months 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.

12 months ago

Berlin App Has Grand Ambitions to Handle All Transport Modes

Berlin App Has Grand Ambitions to Handle All Transport Modes

Frank Jordans, Associated Press

The app sounds like a good idea, but it remains to be seen whether all of the incumbent transit systems, with their vested interests, will hop along for the ride.

1 year ago

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.

3 years 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.

3 years 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.

3 years 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.

3 years 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.

3 years 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.

3 years ago