Articles tagged “european union”

Alternative Accommodations Are Growing Nearly Twice as Fast as Hotels in Europe: New Skift Research

Alternative Accommodations Are Growing Nearly Twice as Fast as Hotels in Europe: New Skift Research

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Alternative accommodations have long been more prominent in Europe than in the U.S. And that sector is only growing larger as it expands more than 1.7 times as fast as hotels on the continent.

7 days ago

What the Reappointment of the EU’s Top Antitrust Regulator Means for Travel

What the Reappointment of the EU’s Top Antitrust Regulator Means for Travel

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Margrethe Vestager has been a thorn in the side of Google in the past. Will she use her next term to go after the technology giant's travel vertical?

1 week ago

What’s Driving Europe’s Shifting Accommodation Industry: New Skift Research

What’s Driving Europe’s Shifting Accommodation Industry: New Skift Research

Seth Borko, Skift Research

The European Union is the largest tourism destination in the world. Its accommodation sector is critical infrastructure supporting all of those travelers. Understand what shifts are taking place not just at the top level but also across subsectors, countries, and companies.

2 weeks ago

Airbnb Offers Greater Price Transparency in Europe After Regulatory Threats

Airbnb Offers Greater Price Transparency in Europe After Regulatory Threats

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Once again — and this time it's the issue of pricing transparency in alternative lodging — European regulators are out in front of their counterparts in other parts of the world, including those in the United States. Travelers shouldn't have to be detectives in trying to figure out what their lodging tab will be.

2 months ago

Brexit Back in Focus for Travel Industry With Prime Minister Race Raising New Questions

Brexit Back in Focus for Travel Industry With Prime Minister Race Raising New Questions

Patrick Whyte, Skift

After granting a Brexit extension, EU leaders urged the UK not to waste this extra time – but that is precisely what politicians have done. Talk of leaving without a deal has grown in recent weeks and that should terrify travel businesses, even those who would enjoy a boost in inbound visitors.

3 months ago

European Cities Turn to EU for Help in Battle Against Airbnb

European Cities Turn to EU for Help in Battle Against Airbnb

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Until Airbnb becomes more forthcoming about the information in its listings, which would enable cities to enforce their local regulations, the company will continue to face opposition from municipalities that want to limit its growth.

3 months ago

European Pilots Prod Watchdogs to Vet Fixes to Boeing Max

European Pilots Prod Watchdogs to Vet Fixes to Boeing Max

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

A leading pilots lobby has urged European watchdogs to vet Boeing's revisions to its beleaguered Max 737 aircraft, and rightly so.

4 months ago

Europe Faces Another Summer of Airline Delays and Cancellations

Europe Faces Another Summer of Airline Delays and Cancellations

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The European Union has been trying to come to grips with the continent’s fragmented airspace for more than a decade, and it doesn’t sound like a solution is any closer.

6 months ago

Europe Can Do More to Reduce Single-Use Plastics

Europe Can Do More to Reduce Single-Use Plastics

Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg

Yes, more can be done to reduce single-use plastics, but consumer behaviors die hard. Travelers in particular lean heavily on plastics in hotels, on airplanes, and on cruise ships, and it will take more dialog to convince them they can do without.

6 months ago

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.

6 months 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.

6 months 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.

6 months ago