Articles tagged “brexit”

Norwegian Air CEO Is More Worried About UK Passenger Taxes Than Brexit

Norwegian Air CEO Is More Worried About UK Passenger Taxes Than Brexit

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Although Gatwick is strategically important for Norwegian, its multiple subsidiaries' model means that it should be largely immune, and might even benefit, if the pound continues to struggle.

1 day ago

FAA Boss Outlines Brexit Safety Concerns for UK Aviation

FAA Boss Outlines Brexit Safety Concerns for UK Aviation

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Does the UK have the resources to set up an aviation safety framework on its own or will it seek to stay in the European Aviation Safety Agency? The former would be unwise and the latter is seemingly at odds with the desire of Leave campaigners.

4 days ago

Smart Cities Need Open Data and a Willingness to Test and Learn

Smart Cities Need Open Data and a Willingness to Test and Learn

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Making a city smarter requires new ideas, and these fresh concepts need testing. The public sector shouldn't be afraid of trying new things and failing as long as the trials are targeted and don't cost too much money.

1 week ago

Tourism Industry Could Be a Beneficiary of UK Election Chaos

Tourism Industry Could Be a Beneficiary of UK Election Chaos

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Prime Minister Theresa May's reputation has been shattered by her own hubristic behaviour and she is only clinging onto power through a loose alliance with another party. The UK is in a much weakened position as it prepares to start Brexit negotiations.

2 weeks ago

Where UK Political Parties Stand on the Big Tourism Issues

Where UK Political Parties Stand on the Big Tourism Issues

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Party manifestos should be treated with a healthy degree of skepticism. Still it is revealing to see what the priorities are and perhaps more importantly what they decide to leave out.

1 month ago

UK Tourism Numbers Surge Because Visiting Is Still Cheap

UK Tourism Numbers Surge Because Visiting Is Still Cheap

Andrew Atkinson, Bloomberg

It's still fairly cheap to visit the UK for foreigners because of the weakness of the pound so tourism numbers are up. The country's Brexit-related monetary woes also haven't deeply impacted British vacation-goers who are still getting out and about for fun.

1 month ago

Eurostar Sees Business Rise as Brexit Fears Subside

Eurostar Sees Business Rise as Brexit Fears Subside

Christopher Jasper , Bloomberg

European tourism numbers seem to be on an upswing for now, but once Brexit takes full effect, will that still be the case?

1 month ago

Ireland is Already Feeling the Sting of Brexit’s Tourism Impact

Ireland is Already Feeling the Sting of Brexit’s Tourism Impact

Dara Doyle, Bloomberg

Ireland and other European destinations will start to rely more on U.S. and other foreign markets as the fallout from Brexit and a weaker pound sterling becomes clearer.

2 months ago

Nationalism Threatens to Undermine Transatlantic Travel

Nationalism Threatens to Undermine Transatlantic Travel

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Trump and Brexit both have the potential to damage their respective country's tourism industries. Open, inclusive countries are always more attractive to outsiders than closed ones.

2 months ago

Marriott CEO: Travel Industry Must Respond to Growing Political Isolationism

Marriott CEO: Travel Industry Must Respond to Growing Political Isolationism

Dan Peltier, Skift

For an industry that's historically averse to conflict, Sorenson's advice may be hard to put into action. But the industry will be complacent at its own peril.

2 months ago

The Battle for the Future of Airlines Is Still Being Fought Over the Atlantic

The Battle for the Future of Airlines Is Still Being Fought Over the Atlantic

Patrick Whyte, Skift

For economic reasons, the transatlantic aviation market has been a hotbed of innovation since the first direct flight almost 100 years ago. Building on the foundations set before, the new disrupters believe we are on the verge of a huge change. Will it last?

2 months ago

Ryanair Thinks Politicians Are Starting to Listen To Brexit Threat

Ryanair Thinks Politicians Are Starting to Listen To Brexit Threat

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Given some of the misplaced comments made by UK ministers tasked with leading the country's exit from the European Union, Ryanair's comments might be a touch optimistic. Still, the importance of aviation to both sides means that some form of deal will likely be done by March 2019 to avoid a worst-case scenario of grounded aircraft.

3 months ago