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Articles tagged “europe”

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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks ago

Skyscanner Leads Europe’s Record Year for Venture Capital Funding in Travel

Skyscanner Leads Europe’s Record Year for Venture Capital Funding in Travel

Dan Peltier, Skift

While Skyscanner mulls an IPO and other European travel companies and startups attracted venture capital funding in 2016, things might be trending downward. Investors will likely be more timid in 2017 as European travel brands confront challenges wrought by Brexit, terrorism and local economies.

1 month ago

Lufthansa to Double Eurowings Fleet Size to Compete With Ryanair, EasyJet

Lufthansa to Double Eurowings Fleet Size to Compete With Ryanair, EasyJet

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Lufthansa's flurry of deals with Germanwings and Brussels Airlines enables Lufthansa -- in theory, at least -- to get around union opposition to Eurowings' expansion. Can Eurowings really compete with Ryanair, EasyJet and Norwegian? We'll see if parent Lufthansa really has the chops to do it.

2 months ago

Is Global Chaos Affecting U.S. Vacation Bookings? Not Really, Say Travel Agencies

Is Global Chaos Affecting U.S. Vacation Bookings? Not Really, Say Travel Agencies

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Security concerns in Europe seems to be the new normal, according to travel agency executives. Travelers are simply booking vacations to safer destinations instead of putting off travel altogether.

4 months ago

Switzerland Tourism Improves Thanks to More Affordable Options

Switzerland Tourism Improves Thanks to More Affordable Options

Catherine Bosley, Bloomberg

Switzerland is seeing a slight improvement in overnight hotel stays, but still has a lot to worry about: Will Asian tourists stay away over broader European security fears, and will high prices scare off other potential visitors?

4 months ago

Easyjet Faces Uncertainty in Post-Brexit Europe

Easyjet Faces Uncertainty in Post-Brexit Europe

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

It looks like flyers are getting even cheaper fares than usual on Britain's budget airline this summer. But this level of discounting isn't sustainable for Easyjet.

5 months ago

European Tourist Spots Worry About Impact of Pound’s Plunge

European Tourist Spots Worry About Impact of Pound’s Plunge

Dara Doyle , Bloomberg

As the reality of a post-Brexit European Union sinks in, tourist destinations around the continent may have a better sense of whether visits from the UK will slow down. For now, there's plenty of worry to go around.

5 months ago

Following Brexit Vote, Hotel Stocks Plummet

Following Brexit Vote, Hotel Stocks Plummet

Hui-yong Yu, Bloomberg

It's still very early to tell exactly how the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union will impact the overall tourism industry but when it comes to hotels, the biggest concerns relate to its impact on immigration and the migrant workers who make up a large portion of the country's hospitality workforce.

6 months ago

Airbnb Wants to Become a Business Travel Mainstay — Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Airbnb Wants to Become a Business Travel Mainstay — Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Airbnb has realized that if it's going to make serious inroads in corporate travel, it's going to have to develop better tools and capabilities to make life easier for those who book travel for others.

6 months ago

Business Travel Spending in Europe Is Expected to Grow at a Healthy Clip

Business Travel Spending in Europe Is Expected to Grow at a Healthy Clip

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The latest projections reinforce what has become a regular talking point of the Global Business Travel Association: Business travel is resilient.

6 months ago

Marriott CEO Interview: Speaking Up on Social Issues and Building a Huge Brand

Marriott CEO Interview: Speaking Up on Social Issues and Building a Huge Brand

Deanna Ting, Skift

Marriott is already one of the biggest players in the hospitality industry and in a few months, it'll be the biggest. Whatever the company decides to do — whether that's speaking up for LGBT rights and issues or pushing more direct bookings — is having a larger impact on the industry as a whole, and we spoke with CEO Arne Sorenson for his take on those issues, and other big challenges facing hospitality.

6 months ago