Articles tagged “europe”

European Tourism Had One of Its Best Years While U.S. Had One of Its Worst

European Tourism Had One of Its Best Years While U.S. Had One of Its Worst

Dan Peltier, Skift

Europe's 2017 tourism story is nearly the opposite of its 2016 downward twists and turns. It wasn't a perfect year and some destinations on the continent are still struggling, but it's also a sign that many Europeans are choosing to travel closer to home to stick to their budgets.

3 mins ago

European Tour Operators Still Worry a Lot About January Bookings — Here’s Why

European Tour Operators Still Worry a Lot About January Bookings — Here’s Why

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Common wisdom among tour operators has always been that to have a good year, you needed to have a good January, and it is still no different. While the reasons for booking holidays early might hark back to the pre-Internet era, the consumer pattern hasn't changed very much.

4 days ago

The Actual Number of Chinese Visitors to Europe May Be Surprisingly Low

The Actual Number of Chinese Visitors to Europe May Be Surprisingly Low

Daniel Meesak , Jing Travel

This story tries to get to the bottom of a mystery: How many Chinese tourists visit Europe each year? The real answer is elusive.

6 days ago

Fierce Storm Disrupts Travel Across Western Europe

Fierce Storm Disrupts Travel Across Western Europe

Gregory Katz, Associated Press

A major storm is impacting destinations across Western Europe, causing widespread damage and flight delays, as the East Coast of the U.S. braces for its own bout. The travel industry will need to adjust as climate change fuels more extreme weather.

2 weeks ago

New German High-Speed Rail Link Looks to Take Business From Airlines

New German High-Speed Rail Link Looks to Take Business From Airlines

Associated Press

Although aviation liberalization has made flying within Europe much cheaper and easier, it doesn't always make sense. Using trains, especially high-speed ones, is often much more convenient.

1 month ago

Half of European Business Travelers Shun Their Corporate Booking Tools

Half of European Business Travelers Shun Their Corporate Booking Tools

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Business travelers in Europe are completely divided on how they prefer to book their work travel. Travel management companies need to make their online booking tools more compelling and easier to use.

2 months ago

Hundreds of Flights Cancelled as Storm Ophelia Lashes Ireland

Hundreds of Flights Cancelled as Storm Ophelia Lashes Ireland

Thomas Seal, Bloomberg

In the aviation industry, safety is paramount and with the worst storm in 50 years rolling across Ireland, airlines are naturally going to be extremely cautious.

3 months ago

Europe Had a Record 1 Billion Flyers in 2016

Europe Had a Record 1 Billion Flyers in 2016

Associated Press

London Heathrow was Europe's busiest airport in 2016. But the UK's failure to settle the issue of expanding its airport capacity may prove damaging to its competitiveness in the long term.

3 months ago

Air Berlin’s Post-Bankruptcy Future Is Unclear but Ryanair Wants a Piece

Air Berlin’s Post-Bankruptcy Future Is Unclear but Ryanair Wants a Piece

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Given Ryanair's previous lack of interest in pursuing airline acquisitions, it is hard to know how serious it is about about buying Air Berlin. It might just be a good excuse to give rival airlines and regulators a hard time, something the carrier has enjoyed.

5 months ago

Disney Isn’t Seeing Much Impact From Avatar Land Just Yet

Disney Isn’t Seeing Much Impact From Avatar Land Just Yet

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Disney has a strong lineup of coming attractions at its theme parks in the U.S., but we'd like to know how the newest addition is doing. Executives didn't provide much detail in a call with analysts Tuesday.

5 months ago

Acquisition of Rail-Booking Site Loco2 Shows Sector’s Potential

Acquisition of Rail-Booking Site Loco2 Shows Sector’s Potential

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Europe may be criss-crossed by thousands of miles of rail track, but it has taken a long time to link each of the different countries. Train travelers who want to go between countries have not benefited from the single market approach that liberalized the aviation industry, and it has been left to startups like Loco2 to connect the different players.

6 months ago

Airbnb Promises $5.6 Million For Community Tourism Projects in Europe

Airbnb Promises $5.6 Million For Community Tourism Projects in Europe

Patrick Whyte, Skift

If nothing else, Airbnb will be hoping the funding gets it some much-needed good public relations at a time when it is coming under increasing pressure in several key European cities.

7 months ago