Articles tagged “european union”

Google’s Travel Services Aren’t a Focus of European Regulators Just Yet

Google’s Travel Services Aren’t a Focus of European Regulators Just Yet

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Over the last couple of years, rumors have been flying around that the European Union wanted to take a closer look at Google's travel tools. For now at least, that doesn't seem to be the case.

5 days ago

Ireland’s Tourism Success Is Under Threat by Brexit: A Skift Deep Dive

Ireland’s Tourism Success Is Under Threat by Brexit: A Skift Deep Dive

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Whatever happens over the next few weeks, months, and years, Brexit has brought back some unpleasant memories and risks damaging the very united tourism that the north and the south in Ireland have worked so hard to build.

7 days ago

Travel Plunges Deeper Into Uncertainty as UK Still Without Brexit Plan

Travel Plunges Deeper Into Uncertainty as UK Still Without Brexit Plan

Patrick Whyte, Skift

"Nothing has changed" has become a familiar phrase used in UK politics over the past couple of years. The country is sleepwalking towards a major crisis and nobody has any idea how to solve it.

2 weeks ago

Heathrow Collects Dutch Parts for Luggage Carousels in Case of a No-Deal Brexit

Heathrow Collects Dutch Parts for Luggage Carousels in Case of a No-Deal Brexit

Irene García Pérez, Bloomberg

Call off the fearmongers. The CEO of Heathrow said operations should be fairly normal because of existing agreements if the UK exits the European Union without signed paperwork. That's reassuring, and we hope he's correct.

1 month ago

Rail Service Stagecoach Shares Hit 2018 High Despite Looming Brexit

Rail Service Stagecoach Shares Hit 2018 High Despite Looming Brexit

Sam Unsted, Bloomberg

Some travel companies with strong interests in the UK are still pushing ahead despite the uncertainty of the forthcoming withdrawal, but so much remains up in the air.

4 months ago

British Airways and American Airlines Alliance Faces UK Antitrust Probe

British Airways and American Airlines Alliance Faces UK Antitrust Probe

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Brexit is likely to impact transatlantic flying in one way or another simply because the UK is such an important travel destination. We'll have to wait and see what the UK Competition and Markets Authority decides to do in this case.

6 months ago

EU Warns Brexit Could See UK Flights Grounded

EU Warns Brexit Could See UK Flights Grounded

Jonathan Stearns, Bloomberg

Another day, another warning that Brexit could lead to flight chaos. In the past the UK government dismissed such fear-mongering but a failure to come to an arrangement with the European Union has put it in a very tough position.

6 months ago

UK Plans Brexit Compromise to Keep Irish Border Open for Travel

UK Plans Brexit Compromise to Keep Irish Border Open for Travel

Tim Ross and Alex Morales, Bloomberg

With tourism booming in Northern Ireland thanks to the global popularity of shows like "Game of Thrones," the last thing the UK wants is for customs checkpoints to stifle any of that.

6 months ago

Google Is Rigged. Just Not the Way Trump Thinks It Is.

Google Is Rigged. Just Not the Way Trump Thinks It Is.

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Google clearly places its own travel businesses front and center in its search results to the detriment of competitors. Google argues that this benefits consumers. If you buy that argument, then you also probably believe that Google always knows best.

7 months ago

$5 Billion EU Fine Against Google Brings Travel Back Into the Spotlight

$5 Billion EU Fine Against Google Brings Travel Back Into the Spotlight

Patrick Whyte, Skift

With another multibillion dollar fine handed down, we might be getting nearer to the European Commission taking a closer look at Google's travel products.

8 months ago

EasyJet and Ryanair Are Still Fretting About Brexit

EasyJet and Ryanair Are Still Fretting About Brexit

Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

Brexit offers up plenty of uncertainty for airlines, not least what to do about their shareholders.

10 months ago

Post-Brexit Gibraltar Wants to Retain Ties to the European Union After the UK Leaves

Post-Brexit Gibraltar Wants to Retain Ties to the European Union After the UK Leaves

Esteban Duarte, Bloomberg

Spain and the UK may have been fighting over Gibraltar for ages, but Brexit need not produce a clear winner and loser. Gibraltar wants to keep its ties to the UK without breaking up with the EU.

1 year ago