Articles tagged “berlin”

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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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 years ago

The Story Behind Berlin’s $6 Billion Airport Embarrassment

The Story Behind Berlin’s $6 Billion Airport Embarrassment

Joshua Hammer, Bloomberg

Something like this would never happen in Greece.

4 years ago

Berlin Spending Billions on Arts and Culture to Draw Tourists

Berlin Spending Billions on Arts and Culture to Draw Tourists

Dalia Fahmy, Bloomberg

Better to be building museums than giant Ferris wheels, but Berlin needs to make sure it doesn't get into a spending match with Gulf states over the arts.

4 years ago

Berlin’s Tourists Are More Geek Than Cool, More Business Than Party

Berlin’s Tourists Are More Geek Than Cool, More Business Than Party

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Berlin is projected to be a hipster haven filled with young creatives and partiers; however, the majority of its tourism wealth comes from well-off travelers interested in a mix of what the city has to offer.

4 years ago

Interview: Visit Berlin CEO on Capitalizing on the City’s Zeitgeist

Interview: Visit Berlin CEO on Capitalizing on the City’s Zeitgeist

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Berlin doesn't have to raise awareness of its product as much as reinforce its already strong branding and keep the peace at home to make sure a tourists' positive perceptions match reality on the ground.

4 years ago

The Tourism Benefits of Being Called the ‘Next Berlin’

The Tourism Benefits of Being Called the ‘Next Berlin’

Samantha Shankman, Skift

No matter whether it's hype or reality, these "next" titles get cities into headlines, conversations, and Instagram feeds further fueling their recognition and desirability.

4 years ago

Interview: German Tourism CEO Talks Diversity and Trends

Interview: German Tourism CEO Talks Diversity and Trends

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Rather than push tourists away, Germany's complicated history - and more recent revitalization - is what draws them in. It's the tourism board's challenge to make sure Berlin and Munich aren't the only places that benefit.

4 years ago

The Berlin Cab Driver Who’s Taking on Uber in Europe

The Berlin Cab Driver Who’s Taking on Uber in Europe

Cornelius Rahn, Bloomberg

We'd like to live in a world where taxis were easy to hail, Uber-style, yet the drivers weren't treated like poorly paid bit players serving at the mercy of a $40 billion tech company.

5 years ago

End of Berlin-Paris Sleeper Train Signals Last Call for Europe’s Night Trains

End of Berlin-Paris Sleeper Train Signals Last Call for Europe’s Night Trains

Associated Press

The glamour and the romance of rail isn't so glamorous or romantic when the rail lines stop updating the rolling stock.

5 years ago