Articles tagged “france”

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France and Germany Promise Direct Paris-Berlin Trains From 2024

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Sunday unveiled plans for a high-speed train route connecting their respective capitals, Paris and Berlin, beginning next year. "As a tangible initiative illustrating our will to push forward on decarbonizing our economies and our societies, as well as our cross-border links, we support the deployment…

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European Airlines Push Back Against Environmental Short-Haul Bans

The airlines argue for freedom of movement and a liberalized market, and the fact bans aren't significantly curbing emissions. However, this may just be Brussels warming up ahead of further restrictions that promote rail travel over longer distances.

European Airlines Push Back Against Environmental Short-Haul Bans

Tourism

Olympics Organizers Mix Vacation Packages With Sports in New E-Commerce Concept

Get ready for a fusion of traditional French tourism and elite sports during the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2024. A lot of responsibility now rests with new hospitality provider, On Location.

Olympics Organizers Mix Vacation Packages With Sports in New E-Commerce Concept

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Spain’s Renfe to Launch New Through Train Service to France by Summer

Spain's rail operator Renfe has begun testing two new cross-border high-speed rail routes to France that could begin carrying passengers by summer. Renfe tested through AVE train service from Madrid Atocha to Marseille on Tuesday, and from Barcelona Sants to Lyon on Monday. Once driver training and familiarization is complete, the operator aims to begin…

Tourism

The World Cup of Tourism by the Numbers

The World Cup final is just around the corner, and both France and Argentina are determined to seize the title. While the winner of the match will be revealed on Sunday, the real question is: How do these destinations stack up when it comes to tourism numbers?

The World Cup of Tourism by the Numbers

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French Air Traffic Control Strike Disrupts Flights in Europe

Inflation is a contributing factor in strikes that have sewn havoc in European travel this summer.

French Air Traffic Control Strike Disrupts Flights in Europe

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Paris Airport Workers’ Strike Adds to European Flying Mayhem

There seems to be no end in sight for airlines' summer of misery — especially as the industry is failing to solve the problems driving staffing shortages and flight cancellations.

Paris Airport Workers’ Strike Adds to European Flying Mayhem

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Air France-KLM to Sell $2.4 Billion Worth of Shares to Repay State Aid

Paying down its borrowings will bring Air France-KLM a step closer to meet European Union conditions for participating in any further airline consolidation. Are acquisitions on the cards?

Air France-KLM to Sell $2.4 Billion Worth of Shares to Repay State Aid

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Full Video: Air France CEO at Skift Forum Europe 2022

Uncertainty is sweeping across Europe, with many airlines now figuring out their next step. In this video, watch Air France CEO Anne Rigail share how she thinks this summer will pan out, and what she makes of rail operators replacing flights as the sustainability movement accelerates.

Full Video: Air France CEO at Skift Forum Europe 2022

Tourism

France and Spain Stay Hopeful and Agile as Global Tourism’s Titans

Some international travelers have been reconsidering their planned trips this year, even to countries safely far from the Ukraine war. Tourism leaders in France and Spain have been reacting in innovative and nimble ways.

France and Spain Stay Hopeful and Agile as Global Tourism’s Titans