Articles tagged “european union”

European Union Excludes U.S. From Its Final List of Countries Allowed to Travel to Bloc

European Union Excludes U.S. From Its Final List of Countries Allowed to Travel to Bloc

Rosie Spinks, Skift

It's official. As the European Union begins to open its borders, American travelers remain personae non gratae.

1 week ago

European Union to Bar Most U.S. Travelers From Entry When It Reopens Borders

European Union to Bar Most U.S. Travelers From Entry When It Reopens Borders

Philip Blenkinsop, Reuters

The U.S. once aspired to be an example to the world in its organizational feats. But not in 2020. The country's chaotic response to the pandemic may cost the travel industry dearly as bans against U.S. visitors spread.

2 weeks ago

Germany Slated to Extend Coronavirus Travel Ban for Non-European Countries Through August

Germany Slated to Extend Coronavirus Travel Ban for Non-European Countries Through August

Andreas Rinke and Michael Nienaber, Reuters

Given its dependence on domestic travelers over long-haul, Germany’s extended ban on non-European travelers may not be as detrimental to its economy as a similar move may have been in neighboring countries.

4 weeks ago

Italy Asks Fellow European Union Nations to Welcome Italian Visitors Soon

Italy Asks Fellow European Union Nations to Welcome Italian Visitors Soon

Marja Novak, Reuters

Germany, Switzerland, and Lithuania seem the most willing to reopen their borders to Italians soon, but expect other countries to be more reticent.

1 month ago

EU Health Agency Slams Border Closures as Too Late and Costly to Tame Coronavirus

EU Health Agency Slams Border Closures as Too Late and Costly to Tame Coronavirus

Francesco Guarascio, Reuters

The fine print in this Tuesday report by Europe's top health agency is that border controls can sometimes be effective in delaying an epidemic at its start or in isolated regions. In other words, now that the pandemic is unleashed, many travel restrictions aren't worth the cost to society.

1 month ago

EU May Reopen Borders Between Countries With Same Virus Risk Levels

EU May Reopen Borders Between Countries With Same Virus Risk Levels

Jennifer Rankin, The Guardian

European Union officials haven't been big fans of the bilateral deals some member states have been making to reopen tourism. But a leaked plan suggest they may take a similar approach to opening up the bloc.

2 months ago

European Union Considers Trillion Dollar Stimulus as Tourism Expected to Plummet 70 Percent

European Union Considers Trillion Dollar Stimulus as Tourism Expected to Plummet 70 Percent

Raf Casert, Associated Press

A travel industry bailout is an opportunity to recalibrate for the future and finally address overtourism in some of Europe's largest cities and ports.

3 months ago

European Union Rebukes Trump’s Travel Ban

European Union Rebukes Trump’s Travel Ban

Lorne Cook and Samuel Petrequin, The Associated Press

In line with his past track record, President Trump issued his EU travel ban unilaterally. These times call for cooperation, but that's not what is happening.

4 months ago

Airbnb, Expedia and Others Agree to Landmark Data-Sharing Deal With European Union

Airbnb, Expedia and Others Agree to Landmark Data-Sharing Deal With European Union

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It's hard to know whether greater transparency will benefit or hinder these short-term rental platforms. Might lawmakers use the information as a stick to wield over the industry?

4 months ago

European Tourism Losing More Than $1 Billion a Month From Virus: EU Commissioner

European Tourism Losing More Than $1 Billion a Month From Virus: EU Commissioner

Rosie Spinks, Skift

It's not just Chinese tourists who aren't visiting Europe anymore. Expect the economic losses to steepen.

4 months ago

Meliá Hotels Fined $7.2 Million by European Union for Antitrust Breach

Meliá Hotels Fined $7.2 Million by European Union for Antitrust Breach

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The European single market is a sacred thing and anyone caught trying to divide it up like the old days is liable to be on the receiving end of a punishment. In this case, Meliá's cooperation with the investigation has helped cut its fine.

5 months ago

Google’s Critics Dismiss Move Posting Competitors’ Travel Links as Window Dressing

Google’s Critics Dismiss Move Posting Competitors’ Travel Links as Window Dressing

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Google is bending somewhat to intense regulatory pressure in Europe. But its answers in travel to date aren't very meaningful.

5 months ago