Articles tagged “brexit”

Thomas Cook Sees Profit Slump in UK Division

Thomas Cook Sees Profit Slump in UK Division

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Thomas Cook indicated that the problems in the UK were specific to this summer and that overall the business is in good shape. That might be the case but if the UK economy is hit by any Brexit-related issues in 2018 it could be a similar story – or worse – next year.

2 days ago

UK Tourism Industry Still Benefiting From a Brexit Bounce

UK Tourism Industry Still Benefiting From a Brexit Bounce

Associated Press

Brexit gives with one hand and takes away with the other. It's still cheaper to come and visit the UK than it was before the vote but anybody looking to escape the winter rain is finding their money isn't going at far.

7 days ago

Surf Air Positions Itself for the Post-Brexit Commuter

Surf Air Positions Itself for the Post-Brexit Commuter

Colin Nagy, Skift

The rise of the so-called Brexpat, those who will commute from London to jobs in European financial hubs, is a prime opportunity for Surf Air as it expands in Europe.

2 weeks ago

Merlin CEO Sees Security Threats as Having Lasting Impact on the Business

Merlin CEO Sees Security Threats as Having Lasting Impact on the Business

Paul Jarvis and Joe Easton, Bloomberg

The Brexit benefit of a weakened pound hasn't lasted long for Merlin Entertainments. The threat of terrorism in the UK and central Europe looms large and is causing the company to rethink its investment priorities.

1 month ago

UK Chancellor Downplays Brexit Threat to Aviation Sector

UK Chancellor Downplays Brexit Threat to Aviation Sector

Robert Hutton, Bloomberg

The Chancellor might be right to say a scenario where UK flights would be blocked to Europe is unlikely, but the lack of planning from the UK government on the subject of aviation is very alarming. The industry is tightly entwined with the rest of Europe and separating it is going to be a mammoth task.

1 month ago

UK Tourism Industry Unites to Target Post-Brexit Growth

UK Tourism Industry Unites to Target Post-Brexit Growth

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Coming together and trying to carve out a deal from the UK government makes sense for the tourism industry. The only problem with that is the country's looming separation from the European Union, which is casting a shadow over its political and economic future.

2 months ago

London Lays out a Strategy for Smart Tourism Growth Amid Brexit Concerns

London Lays out a Strategy for Smart Tourism Growth Amid Brexit Concerns

Dan Peltier, Skift

London is quick to paint a bright future for its tourism industry in the face of Brexit, but it also needs to accept that visitors won't be happy with their experiences if the city loses its EU tourism workforce and that causes problems ranging from longer wait times to lagging infrastructure investment.

3 months ago

European Train Operators Want Slice Of UK Rail Companies Ahead of Brexit

European Train Operators Want Slice Of UK Rail Companies Ahead of Brexit

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

How the UK's transportation infrastructure will remain connected to mainland Europe is a question that will continue to loom large as Brexit talks roll on.

3 months ago

UK Business Travel Is in a Post-Brexit Slump

UK Business Travel Is in a Post-Brexit Slump

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Even with the drop in value of the pound making it much more attractive to travel to the UK, business travel seems to be suffering. This could be because of the perceived fragility of the country both economically and politically.

3 months ago

UK Is Trying to Find a Solution to the Irish Border Problem Ahead of Brexit

UK Is Trying to Find a Solution to the Irish Border Problem Ahead of Brexit

Alex Morales and Peter Flanagan, Bloomberg

There is a huge amount of movement between the Republic of Ireland and the UK via the border with Northern Ireland. Nobody wants to see this restricted as a result of Brexit but coming up with a solution that satisfies both sides is going to be very, very difficult.

3 months ago

Ryanair Warns of Brexit’s Worst-Case Scenario for the Airline Industry

Ryanair Warns of Brexit’s Worst-Case Scenario for the Airline Industry

Thomas Seal, Christopher Jasper and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

You've got to hand it to Chief Executive Michael O'Leary: He isn't dialing down his Brexit naysaying despite plenty of people in the aviation industry saying it will all be OK. Even if flights aren't grounded, the UK travel industry is still in for a prolonged period of uncertainty.

4 months ago

Ireland Is Blaming Currency Issues For Decline in UK Visitors Post-Brexit

Ireland Is Blaming Currency Issues For Decline in UK Visitors Post-Brexit

Dan Peltier, Skift

UK travelers, along with travelers from many other countries, are facing a lot of uncertainty these days about the value of their currencies. It will take more than a few famous filming locations to convince UK and other travelers to visit a place like Ireland.

4 months ago