Articles tagged “europe”

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.

4 hours 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.

5 days 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.

5 days 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 weeks 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 weeks 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.

2 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.

4 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.

4 months 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.

5 months 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.

6 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.

7 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?

8 months ago