Even Brits who don't normally travel to the Continent for work and play are applying for freedom-of-movement passports so they don't get left out if the EU doors eventually close. Voters remorse?
The European regulatory probe of Google on several fronts is putting pressure on the U.S.'s FTC to jump into the fray after bowing out under less-than-stellar circumstances a few years ago. Still, don't expect any meaningful changes in Google's practices until the regulatory processes likely wind through the courts.
Europe's hotels and taxis are regulated out the wazoo. We'd love to see a world in which those regulations were more sensible and regulations on the sharing economy were sensible, too.
Travel for Europeans in Europe could become more complicated. The EU is making these changes from a place of weakness and it's unlikely that the new rules will have the intended effect.
Better politics breeds better borders.
We understand the privacy concerns behind this, but we also know that this was more about bureaucracy than it was about either security or privacy.
For all of the U.S. legacy carriers' complaints about unfair competition from Gulf carriers, the former have made it incredibly unfair for Norwegian in the U.S.
They worry about costs because they most certainly will rise. Very good news for U.S. travelers, though.
We understand the sentiment, but if a town doesn't want your business, they should be able to make their own decisions about what's right for them.
Making business easier in Europe is a good idea, but you don't want to be making decisions about ambitious multi-billion dollar companies with your back against the wall, because you can guarantee that your interests are not aligned.