Articles tagged “eurostar”

Airports and Rail Operators Prioritize Some Touchless Technologies Over Others

Airports and Rail Operators Prioritize Some Touchless Technologies Over Others

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Vendors are getting creative with pandemic-related services, like the following: Passport control via facial recognition. Contactless elevators. Food-ordering without needing an app. Luggage disinfection via ultraviolet light. Mask-detecting robots.

3 months ago

Why the UK’s New 14-Day Quarantine Rule Is Particularly Troubling to Business Travel Managers

Why the UK’s New 14-Day Quarantine Rule Is Particularly Troubling to Business Travel Managers

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Quarantine measures don't steady the nerves of already anxious corporate travel managers, who can now only hope for more bilateral agreements to help staff get flying again.

4 months ago

UK Leaves Interrail Scheme — and Then Promptly Rejoins After Public Response

UK Leaves Interrail Scheme — and Then Promptly Rejoins After Public Response

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Britain's Rail Development Group contends it's not leaving the Interrail scheme for reasons related to Brexit. But the optics and timing of the move aren't great — not to mention it goes against several global trends in travel at the moment.

1 year ago

French Rail Strike Expected to Be Highly Disruptive for a Second Day

French Rail Strike Expected to Be Highly Disruptive for a Second Day

Tara Patel, Bloomberg

The showdown between the French government and the unions will impact passengers from France to the UK. No one is in the mood for compromise yet so this will get worse before it gets better.

2 years ago

Eurostar Tech Update Signals Action in Once-Sleepy Rail Sector

Eurostar Tech Update Signals Action in Once-Sleepy Rail Sector

Sean O'Neill, Skift

There used to be only two ways for railways to make money: luck and state handouts. But that's changing, as countries look at privatization and as railways look to technology to streamline operations. Sqills and SilverRail are two tech vendors that smell an opportunity.

3 years ago

Eurostar Adds Amsterdam in Ambitious Rail Network Expansion

Eurostar Adds Amsterdam in Ambitious Rail Network Expansion

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Brexit and competition from low-cost airlines aren't stopping Eurostar from a long-awaited and potentially lucrative expansion.

3 years ago

High-Speed Rail Starting to Offer Real Alternatives to Flying

High-Speed Rail Starting to Offer Real Alternatives to Flying

Bloomberg, Richard Fan, Christopher Cannon and Justin Bachman

With air travel still a stressful experience for many travelers, it's not surprising that going by train is often more appealing. Reducing journey times on certain routes will no doubt help but so too will upgrading Wi-Fi and making carriages more comfortable.

3 years ago

Eurostar Names New CEO as It Prepares to Launch Amsterdam Service

Eurostar Names New CEO as It Prepares to Launch Amsterdam Service

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Eurostar's new CEO is arriving at an opportune moment. The much-delayed service between London and Amsterdam is set to launch this spring, adding another long-distance rail connection to a growing European network.

3 years ago

Eurostar Sees Business Rise as Brexit Fears Subside

Eurostar Sees Business Rise as Brexit Fears Subside

Christopher Jasper , Bloomberg

European tourism numbers seem to be on an upswing for now, but once Brexit takes full effect, will that still be the case?

3 years ago

U.S. Travelers Are Returning to Europe, Eurostar Says

U.S. Travelers Are Returning to Europe, Eurostar Says

Andrea Rothman and Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

American are returning to Europe. They're lured by the increased buying power of the dollar relative to the euro and pound, due to currency shifts.

4 years ago

Lured By a Weaker Pound, Parisians Flock to a Post-Brexit UK

Lured By a Weaker Pound, Parisians Flock to a Post-Brexit UK

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Brexit, at least in the short term, seems to be boosting U.K. tourism numbers, but only time will tell how long the lure of a favorable exchange rate will keep travelers coming.

4 years ago

Eurostar Strike to Bring More Misery For European Travelers

Eurostar Strike to Bring More Misery For European Travelers

Phil Serafino, Bloomberg

Although Eurostar says it plans to only cancel a couple of trains a day, the knock-on effect to other services will likely mean that anyone traveling during the period faces some level of disruption.

4 years ago