Articles tagged “eu”

Hotels Still Afraid to Take on Expedia and Booking.com Despite Rule Changes

Hotels Still Afraid to Take on Expedia and Booking.com Despite Rule Changes

Patrick Whyte, Skift

While European Union competition authorities might be happy with the results of their crackdowns, it doesn't look like much has changed. The market still makes it difficult for both smaller online travel agencies and the hotels themselves to compete.

2 weeks ago

Brexit Briefing: What the Travel Industry Needs to Know

Brexit Briefing: What the Travel Industry Needs to Know

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Much of the travel industry remains in denial about the risks of Brexit. As the countdown starts to the UK's divorce from the EU in April 2019, here's a recap of the best coverage on Skift.

4 weeks ago

Lufthansa CEO Says Britain Risks Flight Chaos if Brexit Talks Miss Deadline

Lufthansa CEO Says Britain Risks Flight Chaos if Brexit Talks Miss Deadline

Birgit Jennen, Benjamin Katz and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

As Britain and the European Union divorce, aviation treaties need to be redone. Lufthansa's CEO Carsten Spohr warns that a plan needs to be made within a year or else there will be flight disruptions in 2019.

4 weeks ago

New Research Report: European Venture Investment Trends in the Travel Industry 2017

New Research Report: European Venture Investment Trends in the Travel Industry 2017

Luke Bujarski, Skift

Europe is finally warming up to the American-style, risk big and risk early venture investment culture that has given birth to so many tech megabrands out of Silicon Valley.

4 weeks ago

New Series Launch: How the European Union Invented Modern Travel and Tourism

New Series Launch: How the European Union Invented Modern Travel and Tourism

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Nobody would argue that the European Union is a perfect institution but not only has it helped foster a degree of unity between former enemies but it has also ushered in an era of unparalleled freedom for its citizens. Brexit has put all that under threat.

4 weeks ago

Britain Begins Brexit Talks with the European Union March 29

Britain Begins Brexit Talks with the European Union March 29

Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka, Associated Press

For its divorce proceedings with Brussels, London comes to the table with strong cards. It is a business and tourism hub. Anything that damages outbound demand from the United Kingdom will diminish inbound benefits to the European Union, as well.

1 month ago

European Union Tightens Border Security

European Union Tightens Border Security

Associated Press

The European Union is taking steps to tighten security and various member states are simultaneously removing the welcome mat from desperate refugees and asylum seekers.

2 months ago

EU Angry that U.S. Visa Waiver Program Still Has Haves and Have Nots

EU Angry that U.S. Visa Waiver Program Still Has Haves and Have Nots

Associated Press

The EU wants the United States to broaden the visa waiver program to European countries currently excluded. That's probably going to be a tough sell to the new Trump Administration given the proliferation of terrorism incidents in Europe.

4 months ago

The UK’s Brexit Strategy Should Terrify the Travel Industry (But It Doesn’t)

The UK’s Brexit Strategy Should Terrify the Travel Industry (But It Doesn’t)

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The travel industry needs to wake up. Five months have passed since the Brexit vote and the UK government has still to spell out its plans. The British travel industry has been a huge beneficiary of many of the initiatives brought in by the EU and stands to lose out if it does not play a part in mapping out the future.

5 months ago

Expedia Joins Apple, Others When It Comes to European Tax Savings

Expedia Joins Apple, Others When It Comes to European Tax Savings

Bernard Condon, Associated Press

It would be hard for Expedia, like any other company, to say no to 26% tax savings. Time for a bit of reform.

8 months ago

British Rush Post-Brexit to Get Freedom-of-Movement Passports Before it Is Too Late

British Rush Post-Brexit to Get Freedom-of-Movement Passports Before it Is Too Late

Thomas Seal , Bloomberg

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?

8 months ago

Europe’s Tough Stance Against Google Could Shame the FTC Into Action

Europe’s Tough Stance Against Google Could Shame the FTC Into Action

Dennis Schaal, Skift

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.

9 months ago