Articles tagged “eu”

$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.

3 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.

3 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.

6 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.

7 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.

7 months 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.

9 months 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.

9 months 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.

9 months 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.

10 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year ago