Articles tagged “brexit”

Aviation Wants Us to Trust It to Fix Its Own Green Problems: Should We?

Aviation Wants Us to Trust It to Fix Its Own Green Problems: Should We?

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Airlines have tried to get out in front of regulators when it comes to sustainability. But their tweaks and solutions only scratch the surface of the problem. In 20 years' time, will we all look back on an era of frequent flying as one of dangerous excess?

3 weeks ago

EasyJet Finds More Ways to Capitalize on Collapse of Thomas Cook

EasyJet Finds More Ways to Capitalize on Collapse of Thomas Cook

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Thomas Cook's departure from a number of European markets will help propel EasyJet forward for most of 2020. At the moment, it remains cautious on capacity growth. But given the good start, might the airline be tempted to change tack?

1 month ago

Premier Inn Owner Whitbread Wants a Closer Relationship With Corporate Travel Agents

Premier Inn Owner Whitbread Wants a Closer Relationship With Corporate Travel Agents

Patrick Whyte, Skift

In a tougher operating environment, it makes sense to look at new ways to attract more business. Whitbread has been one of the few hotel chains to totally ignore online travel agents in the past. Now it's signaling a change in strategy at least for corporate customers.

1 month ago

Politics Edge Out the Planet in Rescue of Struggling Airline Flybe

Politics Edge Out the Planet in Rescue of Struggling Airline Flybe

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Flybe lives to fight another day, but at what cost? The UK government is effectively giving a helping hand to some very rich companies, without providing any of the details. This deal stinks.

1 month ago

What the UK Election Result Means for Travel and Tourism

What the UK Election Result Means for Travel and Tourism

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Boris Johnson wants to get Brexit done, but in reality leaving the European Union will be a long and arduous process — and ultimately leave the country poorer. It's going to be a rocky few years for the UK's travel and tourism industry.

2 months ago

Portugal Laments Fall in British Visitors Due to a Weak Pound

Portugal Laments Fall in British Visitors Due to a Weak Pound

Henrique Almeida, Bloomberg

Brexit hasn't even happened yet, but it's already having effects on Europe's tourism industry as British travelers search for cheaper destinations outside the euro-zone.

3 months ago

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

Brexit Uncertainty Weighs on Premier Inn Owner Whitbread

Brexit Uncertainty Weighs on Premier Inn Owner Whitbread

Patrick Whyte, Skift

While most economic forecasts think that leaving the European Union will be bad for the United Kingdom, uncertainty over how, when, or even if, Brexit occurs is doing plenty of damage at the moment.

4 months ago

5 Takeaways From the UK’s Thomas Cook Inquiry

5 Takeaways From the UK’s Thomas Cook Inquiry

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Inquiries like these are often pretty brutal on company executives. Former CEO Peter Fankhauser shoulders a lot of responsibility for what went down at Thomas Cook, but he's not the only one at fault. The actions of his predecessors, as well as the UK government itself, are likely to also come under scrutiny.

4 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

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