Articles tagged “europe”

European Airlines Are Getting Ready for the U.S. Laptop Ban

European Airlines Are Getting Ready for the U.S. Laptop Ban

John Leicester and Lorne Cook, Associated Press

Once the electronics ban is formalized for Europe, expect the U.S. to also ban laptops and tablets on domestic flights.

2 weeks ago

U.S. May Ban Laptops on All Flights From Europe, Report Says

U.S. May Ban Laptops on All Flights From Europe, Report Says

Andrew Sheivachman and Brian Sumers, Skift

A wider electronics ban could seriously impact European visitation to the U.S. this summer.

2 weeks ago

U.S. Issues Warning About Travel To Europe

U.S. Issues Warning About Travel To Europe

Matthew Lee, Associated Press

This travel warning replaces one that expired in February. Is it based on new intelligence or specific threats? That wasn't clear.

3 weeks ago

The Venture Capital Funding Gap in European Travel

The Venture Capital Funding Gap in European Travel

Dave Montali, Skift

Venture capital's returns are usually achieved in the long-term, a great match for pension funds. However, European pension funds are still reluctant to allocate money to VC, considering it a risky venture.

2 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.

2 months ago

Many Travelers Shrug Off Terrorism Fears After Attack on London

Many Travelers Shrug Off Terrorism Fears After Attack on London

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

London is hoping that this week's tragedy does not prompt travelers to postpone their visits. As context, Paris saw overnight hotel stays by foreigners drop 13 percent year-over-year after an attack.

2 months ago

European Airports May Ease Restrictions on Carry-on Liquids

European Airports May Ease Restrictions on Carry-on Liquids

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

The ban on liquids greater than 100 milliliters has been around so long most travelers are used to it, and many have developed strategies to ease the burden. Still, passengers will probably cheer if the ban is curbed. It'll make it easier to pack toiletries.

2 months ago

U.S. Travelers Are Returning to Europe, Eurostar Says

U.S. Travelers Are Returning to Europe, Eurostar Says

Andrea Rothman and Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

American are returning to Europe. They're lured by the increased buying power of the dollar relative to the euro and pound, due to currency shifts.

2 months ago

Ryanair’s Next Target is Challenging Wizz Air in Ukraine

Ryanair’s Next Target is Challenging Wizz Air in Ukraine

Volodymyr Verbyany, Bloomberg

Ryanair mulled North American expansion but then looked at opportunities closer to home and decided it wants to compete with fellow low-cost carrier Wizz Air at its Eastern European hubs in Ukraine and possibly elsewhere in the region.

2 months ago

British Travelers Are Taking More Trips Despite the Weaker Pound

British Travelers Are Taking More Trips Despite the Weaker Pound

Andrew Atkinson, Bloomberg

As long as the UK remains a relative bargain, we expect to see international visits increase in 2017.

4 months ago

U.S. State Department: ‘Heightened Risk of Terrorist Attacks’ in Europe During the Holidays

U.S. State Department: ‘Heightened Risk of Terrorist Attacks’ in Europe During the Holidays

Associated Press

The times we live in. While it always pays to be alert no matter where you travel, warnings like these that advise travelers to avoid public places like hotels and restaurants can have a detrimental impact on these businesses.

6 months ago

Marriott Is the Latest Travel Brand to Launch Its Own Startup Accelerator

Marriott Is the Latest Travel Brand to Launch Its Own Startup Accelerator

Dan Peltier, Skift

Having an accelerator program lets a brand have more of a say in the future of startups that they're interested in rather than merely investing and stepping back. Especially now that Marriott is the world's largest hotel company, Marriott Hotels' accelerator program is an opportunity for it to glean all of the smart ideas it can get its hands on to help improve the guest experience.

6 months ago