Articles tagged “eu”

Brits Could Lose Free Mobile Roaming When Traveling to EU

Brits Could Lose Free Mobile Roaming When Traveling to EU

Thomas Seal, Bloomberg

Brexit would have a steep price, and no longer escaping mobile roaming charges for Brits traveling to the UK, and for European Union citizens traveling to the UK, could be one of the components. Were leave voters thinking of that?

2 weeks ago

Airbnb Counters Paris’ Claims That Many Listings Are Illegal

Airbnb Counters Paris’ Claims That Many Listings Are Illegal

Geraldine Amiel, Bloomberg

We've seen this movie before. Should Airbnb be responsible for the legality of listings on its site? Will municipalities be able to curb Airbnb as a way to counter skyrocketing rents? A happy ending isn't a likely scenario.

1 month ago

Heathrow Collects Dutch Parts for Luggage Carousels in Case of a No-Deal Brexit

Heathrow Collects Dutch Parts for Luggage Carousels in Case of a No-Deal Brexit

Irene García Pérez, Bloomberg

Call off the fearmongers. The CEO of Heathrow said operations should be fairly normal because of existing agreements if the UK exits the European Union without signed paperwork. That's reassuring, and we hope he's correct.

1 month ago

Booking CEO Opposes Proposed EU Tax as an Innovation Killer

Booking CEO Opposes Proposed EU Tax as an Innovation Killer

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Booking.com CEO Gillian Tans sounds like a typical corporate boss, opposing additional taxation as anti-business. The proposed EU tax on revenue would amount to double taxation, and that's seldom a good thing.

2 months ago

EU to Crack Down on Passports-for-Sale Schemes

EU to Crack Down on Passports-for-Sale Schemes

Alexander Weber, Bloomberg

Money often can't buy you love, but it can buy you visas and European passports. It's wise that the EU wants to clean up the money-laundering cycle.

2 months ago

$5 Billion EU Fine Against Google Brings Travel Back Into the Spotlight

$5 Billion EU Fine Against Google Brings Travel Back Into the Spotlight

Patrick Whyte, Skift

With another multibillion dollar fine handed down, we might be getting nearer to the European Commission taking a closer look at Google's travel products.

8 months ago

EU Issues Ultimatum to Airbnb Over Pricing Transparency

EU Issues Ultimatum to Airbnb Over Pricing Transparency

Stephanie Bodoni, Bloomberg

We're fairly certain a large online travel agency based in Amsterdam is receiving this news happily.

8 months ago

Facial Recognition Startup Hoping to Solve Brexit’s Ireland Border Conundrum

Facial Recognition Startup Hoping to Solve Brexit’s Ireland Border Conundrum

Jeremy Kahn, Bloomberg

The Irish border question has become the biggest issue surrounding Brexit. The UK government has said it doesn't want a return to the checkpoints of the past and is looking at creative ways of solving the problem.

11 months ago

Britain’s Brexit Bump for Tourism May Be Over

Britain’s Brexit Bump for Tourism May Be Over

Dan Pylas, Associated Press

Now the real challenges begin for British tourism officials after a welcome spike in visitors after the UK vote in 2016 to exit the European Union. Tourists to the country fell 7 percent in the last quarter of 2017 after an initial bump, largely due to a devaluation of the pound. Britain isn't scheduled to exit the EU until 2019, but new challenges, from staffing to aviation agreements, are mounting.

12 months ago

Post-Brexit Gibraltar Wants to Retain Ties to the European Union After the UK Leaves

Post-Brexit Gibraltar Wants to Retain Ties to the European Union After the UK Leaves

Esteban Duarte, Bloomberg

Spain and the UK may have been fighting over Gibraltar for ages, but Brexit need not produce a clear winner and loser. Gibraltar wants to keep its ties to the UK without breaking up with the EU.

1 year ago

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.

1 year 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.

1 year ago