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Articles tagged “eu”

Tourism

EU lifts all Myanmar sanctions, expect big investment rush in travel industry

Travel infrastructure, including aviation, hotels and others, is desperately needed in Myanmar as tourists and business travelers rush in, and expect EU companies to announce a lot of new projects over the next year.

EU lifts all Myanmar sanctions, expect big investment rush in travel industry

Airlines

Israeli airlines strikes as government approves plan to increase competition

Any move to make the destination more approachable, including less expensive and more frequent flights, is welcome by the Israeli tourism economy given the country’s controversial reputation.

Israeli airlines strikes as government approves plan to increase competition

Rail

Eurostar’s 2013 revenues rise this quarter, even without Olympic crowds

Last year's gains were credited to the Olympic events, so these numbers are promising. In addition to business travelers, tourists searching for budget bargains are now turning to rail over air for better travel experiences and cheaper tickets.

Eurostar’s 2013 revenues rise this quarter, even without Olympic crowds

Airlines

EU rules that airlines must pay fliers for delays three hours or longer

What appears to be a consumer victory could actually backfire if smaller carriers refuse certain connections or schedule longer connection wait times to avoid the hefty pay out.

Airlines

Industry report suggests airlines made profits from contested EU carbon tax

Kinks in getting the emissions trading scheme up and running may have slanted in airlines’ favor this year, but airlines can only keep that up by continuing to increase fares faster than the taxes.

Industry report suggests airlines made profits from contested EU carbon tax

Airlines

EU pilots and cabin crew look for protection from fatigue and overwork

Airline crews have traditionally moved as groups within airlines, as opposed to in unison as a labor sector. You can guarantee that pilots flying region jets between third-tier cities don't enjoy the same protections as Lufthansa pilots flying between capitals.

Airlines

U.S. Congress passes law to ban domestic airlines from complying with EU emissions rules

It didn't matter that the European Union had put the fees on hold. Congress acted to further remind the EU how un-welcome their carbon emissions penalties are in the U.S.

U.S. Congress passes law to ban domestic airlines from complying with EU emissions rules

Tourism

Want to be a European? Hungary puts EU citizenship up for sale

Not a terribly high price for European citizenship, but considering this is modern Hungary, which seems to be testing the limits of the absurd in its government, there's likely to be a hidden catch.

Airlines

Court rules that European airlines must compensate passengers for delays over three hours

EasyJet's spokesman nailed the point of this ruling: clarity. Expect to see the airlines adjust procedures over the next few months to minimize the potential for extraordinary delays.

Court rules that European airlines must compensate passengers for delays over three hours