Articles tagged “european union”

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

Tourism

European Union Expands Passport-Free Travel Zone

Romanians and Bulgarians won't need passports for EU travel when flying or sailing, but they will still need them when using land borders.

European Union Expands Passport-Free Travel Zone

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

News Blog

Europe’s Upcoming Ban on ‘Climate Neutral’ Marketing to Affect Travel Brand Greenwashing

The European Union is on track to ban marketing claims such as "climate neutral" by 2026 that scientifically based certification can't validate. Claims such as "carbon neutral," "environmentally friendly," and "eco" will require companies to verify their products' merits through third-party certification schemes.  Travel companies are among the industries that may be affected by the…

Airlines

Ryanair Says French Push for Minimum Pricing on Flights Is Politically impossible

European authorities will seemingly have to find way other ways to reduce the carbon footprint of the airline industry. It's incredibly unlikely much of the European Union will support France's push for minimum pricing on flights.

Ryanair Says French Push for Minimum Pricing on Flights Is Politically impossible

News Blog

European Tourism Reached Decade High in First Half of 2023

In the first half of 2023, Europe experienced its highest number of tourist stays in the past decade, according to Eurostat, the European Union's statistics agency. Europe recorded 1.19 billion night stays between January and June 2023, up by 0.9% and 12.9% from the same period in 2019 and 2022, respectively. International tourism gave Europe…

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

Online Travel

Booking Hopes Its Kayak Brand Can Help Save eTraveli Deal

Booking Holdings' proposed remedy to push through its pending deal to acquire eTraveli Group may not be enough. Perhaps additional concessions or litigation are in the offing.

Booking Hopes Its Kayak Brand Can Help Save eTraveli Deal

Online Travel

Airbnb and Booking Keep the Cash Flowing

We saw during the pandemic how important it was for companies to have plenty of cash and the ability to borrow more. Airbnb and Booking Holdings have ample resources for big things on their to-do lists.

Airbnb and Booking Keep the Cash Flowing