Articles tagged “france”

Warm Weather Forces Ski Resorts to Plot Snowless Future

Warm Weather Forces Ski Resorts to Plot Snowless Future

Regis Duvignau and Antony Paone, Reuters

Resorts that specialize in winter sports need to start planning for a world with less snow. Hiking snowless mountains won't be enough to keep attracting vacationers.

1 day ago

Centre Pompidou Ramps Up China Strategy With Shanghai Satellite

Centre Pompidou Ramps Up China Strategy With Shanghai Satellite

Richard Whiddington, Jing Travel

The Parisian contemporary arts institution is taking the long view in its approach to attracting Chinese outbound travelers. This segment is increasingly seeking cultural experiences, so it's a smart move to park a satellite branch in China's cultural capital to build brand awareness.

3 weeks ago

LVMH Selects New Hospitality Boss to Lead Experiential Luxe Push

LVMH Selects New Hospitality Boss to Lead Experiential Luxe Push

Reuters

LVMH's $2.6 billion swoop for Belmond saw it go deeper into the travel and hospitality sector. Appointing someone to oversee that side of the business is a sure sign the company is taking it very seriously.

3 weeks ago

French Institutions Capitalize on China’s Demand for More Western Culture

French Institutions Capitalize on China’s Demand for More Western Culture

Richard Whiddington, Jing Travel

While French cultural institutions have faced backlash in the past for creating international branches, it seems in the case of China, the desire for capital trumps those concerns. As more Chinese travel abroad seeking new experiences, their desire for cultural tourism is growing at home as well.

1 month ago

Europe’s Top Court Sides With Airbnb in a Major Case Brought by Hotels in France

Europe’s Top Court Sides With Airbnb in a Major Case Brought by Hotels in France

Associated Press

Airbnb has staked its entire model on the sometimes-tenuous idea that it's not an accommodation provider, but a digital platform. The company will be relieved to find that Europe's top court agrees.

2 months ago

France Will See More Travel Disruptions as Unions Protest Pension Changes

France Will See More Travel Disruptions as Unions Protest Pension Changes

William Horobin, Bloomberg

While this will undoubtedly be an inconvenience for most travelers, the most interesting aspect is how President Emmanuel Macron deals with the protesters. Will he buckle or continue playing hardball? The latter could mean more disruption in the future.

3 months ago

France’s Government Criticizes the Netherlands for Favoring KLM

France’s Government Criticizes the Netherlands for Favoring KLM

Francois de Beaupuy, Bloomberg

At Skift Global Forum last month, Air France-KLM CEO Ben Smith said the issues between France and the Netherlands were more of a media creation than a real thing. Recent events, however, suggest otherwise. Now, it's France complaining it's not getting its fair share.

5 months ago

Booking Holdings CEO Sees Greater Need for Urgency Under New Exec Structure

Booking Holdings CEO Sees Greater Need for Urgency Under New Exec Structure

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Booking Holdings, along with Expedia Group, have both had to deal with acquisitions and integrations that have been taking too long. Booking officials are undoubtedly frustrated with the pace of progress at OpenTable and Rentalcars.com. At Expedia Group, Vrbo has been a multiyear reclamation project. To the speedster go the spoils.

7 months ago

Paris Grapples With Mass Tourism Amid Growing Local Hostility

Paris Grapples With Mass Tourism Amid Growing Local Hostility

Geraldine Amiel, Bloomberg

The tourist backlash by Parisian residents isn't nearly in the same league as hostilities in Venice or Amsterdam by far, but like any popular destination, the City of Light is having to face up to the impact of overtourism. Government officials are devising methods to better manage the negative effects, which is a trend that will continue to gain momentum.

7 months ago

Air France Balks at Government Plan for a New Tax on Flights

Air France Balks at Government Plan for a New Tax on Flights

Tara Patel and Francois de Beaupuy, Bloomberg

In the age of flying-shame, a flight tax might make sense from a consumer perspective. But the French government will find its national carrier Air France is a strong opponent to its implementation.

8 months ago

Tourists Could Soon See Notre Dame’s Facade as Summer Ramps Up

Tourists Could Soon See Notre Dame’s Facade as Summer Ramps Up

Thomas Adamson, The Associated Press

Millions of people visit the Parisian icon each year, and it’s heartening that reconstruction continues apace despite cash delays from wealthy donors. Revealing the facade once again is a smart move, in time for high season and to keep those individual donations coming for the vast rebuild.

8 months ago

Olympic Tourists to Paris Will Find No Direct Airport-City Rail Link

Olympic Tourists to Paris Will Find No Direct Airport-City Rail Link

William Horobin, Bloomberg

Government officials are prioritizing the needs of Parisian residents over tourist needs. The city plans to offer extra service on one of its existing rail lines instead — but considering the likely massive influx of visitors, will that be enough?

9 months ago