Articles tagged “european commission”

Online Travel

Calling Booking.com a Gatekeeper Wouldn’t Have the Impact European Regulators Expect

The European Commission found that banning certain rate parity provisions impacted competition minimally. Therefore, perhaps designating Booking.com a "gatekeeper," were it to happen, wouldn't be the end of online travel as we know it.

Calling Booking.com a Gatekeeper Wouldn’t Have the Impact European Regulators Expect

News Blog

Europe Urgently Needs to Fill 1.2 Million Travel and Tourism Job Vacancies

The European Union's travel and tourism sector recovery is at risk unless 1.2 million jobs are filled, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council and European Travel Commission. Vacancies are likely to remain unfilled during the busy summer period, with travel agencies predicted to be the worst hit with a 30 percent shortfall of…

Rail

Eurostar and Thalys European High-Speed Rail Merger Approved

Rail travel in Western Europe is about to get a little bit easier. European authorities have signed off on the merger of high-speed rail operators Eurostar and Thalys that will create a single company connecting some of Europe's largest cities.

Eurostar and Thalys European High-Speed Rail Merger Approved

Online Travel

Skift Forum Europe Preview: Booking.com on the Right Way to Regulate Online Travel

As the Booking.com vice president said, consumers do indeed have myriad choices in how to book hotels in Europe. But it is also true that Booking.com wields a lot of power when it comes to the prospects for the large swath of independent hotels in the region.

Skift Forum Europe Preview: Booking.com on the Right Way to Regulate Online Travel

Airlines

Frontier-Spirit to Join Forces and More Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Spirit Airlines and Frontier Airlines unveil plans to merge in a massive deal, Philippines Airlines makes a tumultuous leadership change, and European officials implement new metrics for measuring tourism success.

Frontier-Spirit to Join Forces and More Top Travel Stories This Week

Business Travel

Selina, WeWork, Zoom to Help Europe Craft New Remote Work Policies

Politicians writing the new rules for the remote work economy need big industry names onboard. Hopefully they'll be able to cut through Brussels' characteristic bureaucracy and define something meaningful.

Selina, WeWork, Zoom to Help Europe Craft New Remote Work Policies

Coronavirus

Sabre and Amadeus Escape Unscathed From European Commission Antitrust Probe

The commission's inference is that it's more a case of a lack of evidence, rather a compliance with the antitrust rules. Another case into computerized reservation systems is ongoing.

Sabre and Amadeus Escape Unscathed From European Commission Antitrust Probe

Tourism

Europe to Allow Vaccinated Americans to Travel to Continent This Summer

The American vaccination program has been so successful that the unthinkable even a few months ago has happened. So much for competence.

Europe to Allow Vaccinated Americans to Travel to Continent This Summer

Coronavirus

IAG Buys Air Europa in Cut-Price $607 Million Airline Deal

A smart negotiation from the owner of British Airways and Iberia, which now gets to expand into Latin America while there's no payment due for another six years.

IAG Buys Air Europa in Cut-Price $607 Million Airline Deal

Airlines

European Commission: Pack Light and Bring a Mask If Flying This Summer

The summer travel season may not be a complete write-off for European airlines, but operations inside the cabin will look vastly different in an effort to protect passengers and crew.

European Commission: Pack Light and Bring a Mask If Flying This Summer