Articles tagged “eu”

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.

2 weeks 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.

2 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

4 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.

6 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.

6 months 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.

6 months 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.

6 months 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.

6 months 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.

6 months ago