Articles tagged “eurostar”

Rail

Eurostar Is Brexit’s Latest Victim

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Airbnb’s search updates, Hurricane Ian’s impact on meetings, and Brexit strangling Eurostar.

Eurostar Is Brexit’s Latest Victim

News Blog

Eurostar CEO Says Recovery Stymied by Brexit, Lack of Government Aid

As travel has surged back from the pandemic, issues that the industry faced prior to the precipitous drop in travel are coming home to roost. That's the case at Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail line that connects London to Europe under the English Channel. The introduction of border controls post-Brexit at Eurostar's London and Paris…

Rail

Google Streamlines Search for Train Trips in Europe

Google made it easier to find train routes and booking options in Europe. Like it did for flights, hotels, vacation rentals, and things to do, the new feature improves Google's standing in the rail sector.

Google Streamlines Search for Train Trips in Europe

News Blog

Eurostar to Suspend Disneyland Paris Trains

Britons will not be able to grab a direct train to Disneyland Paris next summer. High-speed rail operator Eurostar will suspend service between London and the theme park on the outskirts of Paris on June 5, 2023, it told travel agents Wednesday. Eurostar, which is owned by French rail operator SNCF, said it needs to…

Airlines

Air India Stokes Price Gouging Uproar and More Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Air India bans agents from booking flights to Canada, KLM appoints its first ever female CEO, and European authorities approve the merger of two major railway operators.

Air India Stokes Price Gouging Uproar and More Top Stories This Week

Tourism

Daily Podcast: A High-Speed European Merger

Good morning from Skift. It's Thursday, March 31, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: A High-Speed European Merger

Rail

Eurostar and Thalys European High-Speed Rail Merger Approved

Rail travel in Western Europe is about to get a little bit easier. European authorities have signed off on the merger of high-speed rail operators Eurostar and Thalys that will create a single company connecting some of Europe's largest cities.

Eurostar and Thalys European High-Speed Rail Merger Approved

Business Travel

The Push for Slower, Greener Business Trips After the Pandemic

A lot of companies say the want to switch planes for trains, but it's only when Europe's borders fully reopen will we know if that can translate into bookings.

The Push for Slower, Greener Business Trips After the Pandemic

Business Travel

This European Sleeper Train Service Wants to Win Over Corporate Travelers

Convincing businesses to opt for longer train journeys, and that this isn't just a "backpacker express," could be a challenge.

This European Sleeper Train Service Wants to Win Over Corporate Travelers

Online Travel

Airports and Rail Operators Prioritize Some Touchless Technologies Over Others

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.

Airports and Rail Operators Prioritize Some Touchless Technologies Over Others