Articles tagged “eu”

Airlines

Google’s Flight Search Changes in Europe Get Thumbs Down from eDreams Odigeo

As the saying goes about changes to the way Google displays flights, the devil will be in the details.

Google’s Flight Search Changes in Europe Get Thumbs Down from eDreams Odigeo

Online Travel

European Commission Will Block Booking’s Acquisition of eTraveli

If the European Commission's decision isn't overturned, one implication may be that Booking.com would be precluded in practice from making major acquisitions. Period.

European Commission Will Block Booking’s Acquisition of eTraveli

Online Travel

Tripadvisor Tests AI-Based Experiences and Dining Planner

Tripadvisor's generative AI entry is playing to its strengths — tours and activities, and restaurant reservations. Hotels? Maybe they'll get added later.

Tripadvisor Tests AI-Based Experiences and Dining Planner

Online Travel

3 Airlines and the FAA Join Google to Assess Flight Emissions

All would admit that the way online travel companies display the climate impact of flights is vague and inadequate. But help is on the way.

3 Airlines and the FAA Join Google to Assess Flight Emissions

Online Travel

Google and Booking.com Poised for Fallout From EU’s ‘Gatekeeper’ Restrictions

The fine print would ultimately determine the financial impact of the Digital Markets Act. But the fact that Booking Holdings filed a statement from Booking.com with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission about it this week means it believes the repercussions could be material to its operations.

Google and Booking.com Poised for Fallout From EU’s ‘Gatekeeper’ Restrictions

Online Travel

Google and Booking Face European Objections Over Competition

Google faces a tougher hill to climb than Booking, although the European Commission's statement of objections puts Booking's Etraveli acquisition in doubt.

Google and Booking Face European Objections Over Competition

Airlines

Google, Lufthansa and EU Team Up to Measure Climate Impact of Flights

Calculating the actual environmental impact of flights has been an immature art. Getting real data from Lufthansa should advance the effort.

Google, Lufthansa and EU Team Up to Measure Climate Impact of Flights

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Debuts Total Prices Before Taxes With Plan to Make It Default View

Airbnb's pricing changes will likely have a ripple effect, prompting some hosts to reduce cleaning fees and property management websites to switch to showing total prices.

Airbnb Debuts Total Prices Before Taxes With Plan to Make It Default View

News Blog

New EU ID Checks Could See Much Longer Wait Times in 2023

Just when travelers thought that travel disruptions seen earlier this year may be easing, in May 2023 the European Union plans to introduce new fingerprint and biometric checks at external borders for third-country nationals that could lead to significantly longer wait times. Just in time for the the peak summer travel season in 2023, the…

News Blog

Lufthansa, Ryanair Sign Sustainable Fuel Deals Ahead of EU Mandate

The Lufthansa Group and Ryanair have signed significant new sustainable aviation fuel agreements ahead of an expected EU mandate aimed at boosting demand for the fuels. Both airlines will take sustainable aviation fuel supplies from Austrian-based OMV beginning in 2023. Lufthansa has signed for 211 million gallons (800,000 metric tonnes) over seven years through 2030,…