Articles tagged “european union”

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.

1 month 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.

2 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.

2 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.

3 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.

4 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.

6 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.

8 months ago

Brexit Uncertainties in Aviation and Tourism Loom Large in 2018

Brexit Uncertainties in Aviation and Tourism Loom Large in 2018

Patrick Whyte, Skift

With the situation still far from clear, the biggest Brexit-related problem is the uncertainty it has unleashed on the UK. Consumers are worried and businesses can't plan for the future. Both of which point to a pretty bleak 2018.

11 months ago

Lufthansa Ends Pursuit of Air Berlin’s Niki After European Union Pressure

Lufthansa Ends Pursuit of Air Berlin’s Niki After European Union Pressure

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

While the European Union's rigorous competition laws are well-meaning, in this case they likely mean the closure of an airline, job losses and travel chaos. Let's hope another buyer emerges.

11 months ago

European Union Gives UK a Brexit Rebuff in Capital of Culture Bid

European Union Gives UK a Brexit Rebuff in Capital of Culture Bid

Jill Lawless, Associated Press

As Brexit tensions continue to mount, it's no surprise the EU doesn't want to reward the UK with a tourism-boosting designation as the country prepares to walk away from its commitments.

12 months ago

The European Union Is Preparing to Get Tough on Data Protection

The European Union Is Preparing to Get Tough on Data Protection

Patrick Whyte , Skift

With privacy and data protection becoming bigger issues for consumers, it's not a surprise to see the European Union step up its regulation. Travel companies all over the world should be paying attention.

1 year ago

Laptop Ban’s Timing is Uncertain as EU Authorities Push Back

Laptop Ban’s Timing is Uncertain as EU Authorities Push Back

Birgit Jennen and Nikos Chrysoloras, Bloomberg

Good for the EU for pushing back. A laptop ban may ultimately be the best decision for security, but it makes sense to consider other options first.

2 years ago