Articles tagged “eu”

Airbnb Offers Greater Price Transparency in Europe After Regulatory Threats

Airbnb Offers Greater Price Transparency in Europe After Regulatory Threats

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Once again — and this time it's the issue of pricing transparency in alternative lodging — European regulators are out in front of their counterparts in other parts of the world, including those in the United States. Travelers shouldn't have to be detectives in trying to figure out what their lodging tab will be.

2 months ago

Brexit Back in Focus for Travel Industry With Prime Minister Race Raising New Questions

Brexit Back in Focus for Travel Industry With Prime Minister Race Raising New Questions

Patrick Whyte, Skift

After granting a Brexit extension, EU leaders urged the UK not to waste this extra time – but that is precisely what politicians have done. Talk of leaving without a deal has grown in recent weeks and that should terrify travel businesses, even those who would enjoy a boost in inbound visitors.

3 months ago

UK Travel Bookings Surge With Brexit Divorce Postponement

UK Travel Bookings Surge With Brexit Divorce Postponement

Lucca de Paoli and Ellen Milligan, Bloomberg

UK tour operators can heave a sigh of relief at last. With the Brexit divorce being postponed to October, Brits are saying “sod it, we’re going on a summer holiday.” Good for them.

5 months ago

Brits Could Lose Free Mobile Roaming When Traveling to EU

Brits Could Lose Free Mobile Roaming When Traveling to EU

Thomas Seal, Bloomberg

Brexit would have a steep price, and no longer escaping mobile roaming charges for Brits traveling to the UK, and for European Union citizens traveling to the UK, could be one of the components. Were leave voters thinking of that?

7 months ago

Airbnb Counters Paris’ Claims That Many Listings Are Illegal

Airbnb Counters Paris’ Claims That Many Listings Are Illegal

Geraldine Amiel, Bloomberg

We've seen this movie before. Should Airbnb be responsible for the legality of listings on its site? Will municipalities be able to curb Airbnb as a way to counter skyrocketing rents? A happy ending isn't a likely scenario.

7 months ago

Heathrow Collects Dutch Parts for Luggage Carousels in Case of a No-Deal Brexit

Heathrow Collects Dutch Parts for Luggage Carousels in Case of a No-Deal Brexit

Irene García Pérez, Bloomberg

Call off the fearmongers. The CEO of Heathrow said operations should be fairly normal because of existing agreements if the UK exits the European Union without signed paperwork. That's reassuring, and we hope he's correct.

7 months ago

Booking CEO Opposes Proposed EU Tax as an Innovation Killer

Booking CEO Opposes Proposed EU Tax as an Innovation Killer

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Booking.com CEO Gillian Tans sounds like a typical corporate boss, opposing additional taxation as anti-business. The proposed EU tax on revenue would amount to double taxation, and that's seldom a good thing.

8 months ago

EU to Crack Down on Passports-for-Sale Schemes

EU to Crack Down on Passports-for-Sale Schemes

Alexander Weber, Bloomberg

Money often can't buy you love, but it can buy you visas and European passports. It's wise that the EU wants to clean up the money-laundering cycle.

8 months ago

$5 Billion EU Fine Against Google Brings Travel Back Into the Spotlight

$5 Billion EU Fine Against Google Brings Travel Back Into the Spotlight

Patrick Whyte, Skift

With another multibillion dollar fine handed down, we might be getting nearer to the European Commission taking a closer look at Google's travel products.

1 year ago

EU Issues Ultimatum to Airbnb Over Pricing Transparency

EU Issues Ultimatum to Airbnb Over Pricing Transparency

Stephanie Bodoni, Bloomberg

We're fairly certain a large online travel agency based in Amsterdam is receiving this news happily.

1 year ago

Facial Recognition Startup Hoping to Solve Brexit’s Ireland Border Conundrum

Facial Recognition Startup Hoping to Solve Brexit’s Ireland Border Conundrum

Jeremy Kahn, Bloomberg

The Irish border question has become the biggest issue surrounding Brexit. The UK government has said it doesn't want a return to the checkpoints of the past and is looking at creative ways of solving the problem.

1 year ago

Britain’s Brexit Bump for Tourism May Be Over

Britain’s Brexit Bump for Tourism May Be Over

Dan Pylas, Associated Press

Now the real challenges begin for British tourism officials after a welcome spike in visitors after the UK vote in 2016 to exit the European Union. Tourists to the country fell 7 percent in the last quarter of 2017 after an initial bump, largely due to a devaluation of the pound. Britain isn't scheduled to exit the EU until 2019, but new challenges, from staffing to aviation agreements, are mounting.

1 year ago