Articles tagged “european union”

$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.

1 month 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.

3 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.

5 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.

8 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.

8 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.

9 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.

11 months 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.

1 year ago

Laptop Ban Expansion Should Not Be Rushed, EU Officials Say

Laptop Ban Expansion Should Not Be Rushed, EU Officials Say

Jonathan Stearns and Marine Strauss, Bloomberg

Security is an important issue, but undoubtedly airlines and many travelers are hoping the EU's lobbying stops the United States from unilaterally implementing an electronics ban. A ban would make it much harder for passengers to fly between the U.S. and EU.

1 year ago

Uber Is Losing Its Legal Battles Across Europe

Uber Is Losing Its Legal Battles Across Europe

Stephanie Bodoni, Bloomberg

Uber has long claimed that its app doesn't make the company a taxi provider. European courts are rejecting this claim, and Uber's business model along with it.

1 year ago

EU Finds Most Travel Websites in Europe Mislead on Pricing Information

EU Finds Most Travel Websites in Europe Mislead on Pricing Information

Robert-Jan Bartunek, Reuters

It is not a shock that some websites in Europe -- and elsewhere -- mislead consumers on pricing as initial search results don't match final price. But the extent of the problem as cited by the European Commission, without naming names, is appalling.

1 year ago

Brexit Briefing: What the Travel Industry Needs to Know

Brexit Briefing: What the Travel Industry Needs to Know

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Much of the travel industry remains in denial about the risks of Brexit. As the countdown starts to the UK's divorce from the EU in April 2019, here's a recap of the best coverage on Skift.

1 year ago