Articles tagged “france”

Macron Switches to TV to Push French Rail Reform

Macron Switches to TV to Push French Rail Reform

Ania Nussbaum and Helene Fouquet, Bloomberg

Trump-like in his distaste for the media, France's Emmanuel Macron is resorting to TV interviews to push his remaking of the French rail system. The unions aren't going down, though, without a fight.

1 week ago

French Rail Workers Set to Strike and Disrupt Intercity Train Service

French Rail Workers Set to Strike and Disrupt Intercity Train Service

Associated Press

For travelers, the ugliest French word is gréve, or strike. But like it or not, France's largest rail union will be striking over the next few months to challenge proposed labor law changes. Mon Dieu!

3 weeks ago

France’s Rail System Is Falling Apart

France’s Rail System Is Falling Apart

Ania Nussbaum and Mark Deen, Bloomberg

France isn't the only country straining to make its rail system pay for itself. The U.S. has this problem, too, although Amtrak has been losing money for years and, like SNCF, isn't getting the investment it needs.

2 months ago

Spain Overtakes a Struggling U.S. as World’s Second Favorite Tourist Destination

Spain Overtakes a Struggling U.S. as World’s Second Favorite Tourist Destination

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Despite facing plenty of challenges, Spain saw a healthy growth in international tourists in 2017. But this year is likely to be tougher because of Barcelona's troubles and with places like Turkey regaining some of their popularity.

3 months ago

Airbnb Hosts in Paris Forced to Register With the City in Crackdown Against Illegal Rentals

Airbnb Hosts in Paris Forced to Register With the City in Crackdown Against Illegal Rentals

Bloomberg

Paris is taking a hard line against Airbnb hosts who are making a big business out of their multiple listing in an effort to combat a housing crunch. The measures don't seem unreasonable, and are ones that Airbnb and other affected platforms can certainly live with.

7 months ago

Paris Hotel Guest Numbers at a 10-Year High

Paris Hotel Guest Numbers at a 10-Year High

Associated Press

It's been a general truism that destinations can often bounce back, at least tourism wise, from isolated — but tragic — terrorist incidents. It has taken awhile, but it appears Paris is certainly back.

8 months ago

Air France-KLM Upbeat as U.S. and Asian Tourists Return This Summer

Air France-KLM Upbeat as U.S. and Asian Tourists Return This Summer

Caroline Connan and Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg

Air France-KLM is starting to turn itself around after terrorism in France and structural problems. What's even more important is that vacationers are returning to France, a signal that the country is recovering tourism-wise after a rough two years.

9 months ago

Uber Dealt a Setback in EU Court Because of French Law

Uber Dealt a Setback in EU Court Because of French Law

Stephanie Bodoni , Bloomberg

France has been a tough market for Uber and, although a final ruling on this issue is still to come, the prospects for Uber in the country don't look promising at this point.

10 months ago

Events Industry Joins the Influencer Trend — Meetings Innovation Report

Events Industry Joins the Influencer Trend — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

More convention bureaus like Atout France should adopt an influencer campaign strategy to drive a higher level of digital engagement around both industry and non-industry events.

10 months ago

France Tests Social Media Influencer Strategy to Engage Meetings Industry

France Tests Social Media Influencer Strategy to Engage Meetings Industry

Greg Oates, Skift

Lots of destinations work with influencers to drive leisure traffic, but France's national tourism board is among the first to contract a meetings and events specialist to engage conference planners. This should inspire other countries and cities to try the same because it positions them as digital innovators to younger audiences.

10 months ago

Paris Is a Testing Ground for Uber’s Global Ambitions

Paris Is a Testing Ground for Uber’s Global Ambitions

Marie Mawad, Bloomberg

As Uber pushes for expansion around the world, the company is finding it must be open to local needs and demands.

1 year ago

Europe’s Christmas Markets Tighten Security After Attack

Europe’s Christmas Markets Tighten Security After Attack

Lori Hinnant, Associated Press

Europe's year for tourism has faced a barrage of challenges that test its resilience as the world's leading destination.

1 year ago