Articles tagged “france”

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.

2 weeks 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.

1 month 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.

2 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.

2 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?

3 months ago

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Executive Q&A: Sofitel Redefines What It Means to Be a French Luxury Brand

Executive Q&A: Sofitel Redefines What It Means to Be a French Luxury Brand

Accor Group + Skift

Sofitel’s new brand campaign celebrates its French DNA, offering a modern take on gastronomy, arts and culture, design, and well-being. These four passions translate throughout the entire guest journey and reinforce the brand as an ambassador of French 'art de vivre' around the world.

3 months ago

UK’s Gatwick Airport Sold to French Firm

UK’s Gatwick Airport Sold to French Firm

Andrew Noël , Bloomberg

Gatwick Airport is in the news for a reason other than drones that created lots of negative headlines over Christmas. Vinci is hoping to use its Gatwick investment to build upon its growing airports portfolio, and has vowed to follow through on big investment plans for the UK's second busiest airport.

8 months ago

$10 Billion Rail Link Between Italy and France May Not Be Viable

$10 Billion Rail Link Between Italy and France May Not Be Viable

Chiara Albanese, Bloomberg

In any country, it's awfully easy to decide against a new rail project, due to both the financial and environmental tolls.

8 months ago

Louvre Museum Fund Will Help Restore Tourist Sites Around France

Louvre Museum Fund Will Help Restore Tourist Sites Around France

Suzy Waite, Bloomberg

The Louvre has handed a slice of its endowment to a private equity fund to invest in money-making ways to help restore France's old churches and environmental parks. This news invites skepticism, though. The restoration work might be good for tourism, but since when is heritage preservation a high-return investment?

10 months ago

Old World French Countryside is Getting New Luxury Hotels This Summer

Old World French Countryside is Getting New Luxury Hotels This Summer

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Just another reason for the rich and famous to pay a visit to the French countryside this year. The bourgeois traveling class will come, too, but they'll probably opt for a train or car rather than a private yacht.

1 year ago

Ridesharing and Buses See Opportunity in French Rail Strike

Ridesharing and Buses See Opportunity in French Rail Strike

Ania Nussbaum and Angeline Benoit, Bloomberg

When one mode of transportation goes on strike, others see an opportunity.

1 year ago

Air France Endures Another Contentious Labor Strike

Air France Endures Another Contentious Labor Strike

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

It's natural that Air France's workers want a raise, which is why 28 percent of its pilots are striking today and Tuesday. But, as this opinion piece argues, the French flag carrier can't afford their demands yet.

1 year ago