Articles tagged “eu”

Ryanair Will Warn Passengers About Brexit-Related Flight Cancellations

Ryanair Will Warn Passengers About Brexit-Related Flight Cancellations

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

At the moment, airlines still don't have any idea what will happen in March 2019. With tickets for summer 2019 coming on sale in September, the EU and UK must provide some clarity.

3 weeks ago

Sharing Economy Growth Was a Big Part of European Tourism’s Excellent 2017

Sharing Economy Growth Was a Big Part of European Tourism’s Excellent 2017

Dan Peltier, Skift

Much of the European tourism industry has emerged from the doldrums of 2015 and 2016 stronger than ever, but not without fault lines to keep track of, such as hotels and alternative accommodations. The latter is proving it's a sector that's holding its weight against hotels across much of the continent.

4 weeks ago

European Union Might Want to Limit UK Airline Access After Brexit

European Union Might Want to Limit UK Airline Access After Brexit

Ian Wishart, Bloomberg

After Brexit, UK airlines almost certainly will be able to fly from London to anywhere in Europe. What's less likely is whether EasyJet — with a UK operating certificate — can continue flying routes such as Nice to Amsterdam or Nice to Paris. But EasyJet recently obtained an Austrian operating certificate, which would make these limitations moot.

1 month ago

Uber Suffers a Blow as EU Court Decides It Is Actually a Transport Company

Uber Suffers a Blow as EU Court Decides It Is Actually a Transport Company

Stephanie Bodoni and Adam Satariano, Bloomberg

The millions of people who use Uber every day to get from one place to another will not be shocked to discover that the company is in the transport business. Now that a European court agrees, Uber must make the necessary adjustments.

2 months ago

Google Sues to Block EU Antitrust Fine as Travel Probe Could Be on the Agenda

Google Sues to Block EU Antitrust Fine as Travel Probe Could Be on the Agenda

Aoife White, Bloomberg

Google's move to appeal the fine will tie up the matter in litigation for an extended period. Meanwhile, much of the travel industry is waiting for the other boot to drop — a probe into Google's travel practices, as EU officials have hinted.

5 months ago

European Court Says EU-Canada Passenger Data Deal Violates Privacy

European Court Says EU-Canada Passenger Data Deal Violates Privacy

Associated Press

Many countries haven't figured out how to safely and securely share passenger data while maintaining privacy. That's a problem as more airports begin to pilot various biometrics programs, for example, that all meant to harvest this data.

7 months ago

Uber Dealt a Setback in EU Court Because of French Law

Uber Dealt a Setback in EU Court Because of French Law

Stephanie Bodoni , Bloomberg

France has been a tough market for Uber and, although a final ruling on this issue is still to come, the prospects for Uber in the country don't look promising at this point.

8 months ago

Google Slapped With Record $2.7 Billion EU Antitrust Fine for Biasing Search Results

Google Slapped With Record $2.7 Billion EU Antitrust Fine for Biasing Search Results

Aoife White, Bloomberg

This is a big defeat for Google although with $90 billion in cash, the $2.7 billion fine won't imperil the company. This ruling is about shopping and doesn't impact Google's travel services, although it gives Google's travel critics a bit of momentum.

8 months ago

Google Critic No Longer Leading Candidate to Head U.S. Federal Trade Commission

Google Critic No Longer Leading Candidate to Head U.S. Federal Trade Commission

Jennifer Jacobs and David McLaughlin, Bloomberg

If European regulators slap Google with a multi-billion dollar fine over its search practices, will the U.S. Federal Trade Commission or Justice Department just sit back and watch the action from a far. Expedia, TripAdvisor, Yelp and many others have a keen interest in the pick to head the FTC.

8 months ago

The EU Wants to Make it Easier to Deal With Unfair Aviation Competition

The EU Wants to Make it Easier to Deal With Unfair Aviation Competition

Patrick Whyte, Skift

While there is no specific mention of the big Gulf airlines, they would likely be a target for any new measure designed to rein in supposed anti-competitive practices. European airlines, alongside those in the U.S., have long said the likes of Emirates and Etihad have an unfair advantage. European airlines surely welcome any new rule that attempts to level the playing field.

9 months ago

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.

11 months 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.

11 months ago