Articles tagged “european commission”

Airlines

Google’s Flight Search Changes in Europe Get Thumbs Down from eDreams Odigeo

As the saying goes about changes to the way Google displays flights, the devil will be in the details.

Google’s Flight Search Changes in Europe Get Thumbs Down from eDreams Odigeo

Short-Term Rentals

The EU Short-Term Rental Lobby Doesn’t Want to Be A Scapegoat for Bad Policies

From putting up resistance against harsh rules to managing members at a national level, the European Holiday Home Association is overbooked.

The EU Short-Term Rental Lobby Doesn’t Want to Be A Scapegoat for Bad Policies

Online Travel

After Booking Deal Went Bust, Etraveli CEO Says Price ‘No Longer in Play’

Booking.com's appeal of the adverse European Commission decision on its merger with eTraveli Group will take years to play out. If self-styled "bigger fish" eTraveli is still around for the taking, it would cost considerably more.

After Booking Deal Went Bust, Etraveli CEO Says Price ‘No Longer in Play’

Online Travel

Booking Sends European Commission Memo to Fight For eTraveli Deal

This is might be called Booking Holdings statement of objections to the EC’s statement of objections to the eTraveli deal. This dust-up is heading for the courts.

Booking Sends European Commission  Memo to Fight For eTraveli Deal

Online Travel

European Commission Will Block Booking’s Acquisition of eTraveli

If the European Commission's decision isn't overturned, one implication may be that Booking.com would be precluded in practice from making major acquisitions. Period.

European Commission Will Block Booking’s Acquisition of eTraveli

Hotels

IHG Has a New Hotel Brand for the Middle Class

Today's edition of Skift's daily podcast looks closer at IHG’s new brand, Booking Holding’s European concessions, and a JetBlue-Spirit Air timeline.

IHG Has a New Hotel Brand for the Middle Class

Online Travel

Tripadvisor Tests AI-Based Experiences and Dining Planner

Tripadvisor's generative AI entry is playing to its strengths — tours and activities, and restaurant reservations. Hotels? Maybe they'll get added later.

Tripadvisor Tests AI-Based Experiences and Dining Planner

Online Travel

Booking Is Trying to Acquire a Flights Seller. Europe Would Be Wrong to Block It.

The European Commission's logic appears to be that any strengthening of Booking.com — even in its flights business — would bolster its grip on the hotel business. Deal or no deal, Booking is committed to expanding in flights.

Booking Is Trying to Acquire a Flights Seller. Europe Would Be Wrong to Block It.

Airlines

European Commission Under Fire for Plan to Greenwash Carbon-Emitting Aircraft

Although the European Commission believes certain aviation investments could be described as sustainable, the industry as a whole has a long way to go reduce its enormously large carbon footprint.

European Commission Under Fire for Plan to Greenwash Carbon-Emitting Aircraft

News Blog

Google Flights and Hotels Make Europe-Mandated Transparency Changes … in Europe

Google made changes to Google Flights and Hotels related to transparency in hotel reviews and pricing under pressure from the European Commission — but stopped short of making those modifications elsewhere in the world. "Reviews aren't verified," Google states in the European Union. Source: Google At the behest of the European Commission, Google added text…