Articles tagged “germany”

Why Europe Risks Falling Behind as a Global Tourist Destination

Why Europe Risks Falling Behind as a Global Tourist Destination

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Travelers will always want to visit Europe. But as the world continues to open up, there's more competition for tourist dollars. Destinations will need to adjust accordingly.

2 weeks ago

Lufthansa Cancels Flights as Airport Security Staff Plan Strike

Lufthansa Cancels Flights as Airport Security Staff Plan Strike

William Wilkes, Bloomberg

We'll have to wait and see whether the strike brings Lufthansa bosses back around the negotiating table or leads to a tougher stance.

2 months ago

Germany Makes Strides to Become ‘Europe’s Silicon Valley’ for Travel Startups

Germany Makes Strides to Become ‘Europe’s Silicon Valley’ for Travel Startups

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Germany's travel startup scene used to be barely breathing. But with the fundings of HomeToGo, GoEuro, and Tourlane this year, the country's day in the sun has arrived thanks to a few factors, including more funding, bolder thinking, and better mentorship.

3 months ago

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Why Hamburg is Europe’s Most Innovative City for Meetings and Events

Why Hamburg is Europe’s Most Innovative City for Meetings and Events

Greg Oates, SkiftX

Hamburg is home to Europe's largest urban redevelopment, which the city and convention bureau are leveraging as a test laboratory for the future of urban mobility, livability, placemaking, and community engagement.

6 months ago

Every One of Thomas Cook’s 17 Brands, Explained

Every One of Thomas Cook’s 17 Brands, Explained

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Thomas Cook, the man, organized his first trip in 1841, and the travel company that bears his name is still going. After a series of mergers and acquisitions the company now has 17 key brands to focus on. Read our take on each.

8 months ago

Germany Is About to Give Flying Taxis a Try

Germany Is About to Give Flying Taxis a Try

Stefan Nicola, Bloomberg

It makes sense for Germany to get involved in the flying car sector. As we've pointed out, the technology is advancing but still far away from providing a solution to transportation woes around the world.

9 months ago

Visitors of the World Will Unite — or Protest — at Karl Marx’s 200th Birthday Bash in Germany

Visitors of the World Will Unite — or Protest — at Karl Marx’s 200th Birthday Bash in Germany

Peter Martin and Arne Delfs, Bloomberg

Trier Tourism and Marketing wants to use what would have been Karl Marx's 200th birthday to put the city on the tourism map. Meanwhile, China, which is funding the bash, is encouraging a Marxist revival of sorts for domestic purposes. As Marx might have said to his buddy, Friedrich Engels, "From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs."

11 months ago

What Happens When Events Grow Too Big?

What Happens When Events Grow Too Big?

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Germany’s biggest exhibition will test the endurance of delegates as more than 200,000 visitors flock to Hanover. The event may be too big for the host city, and many delegates will have to commute for hours each day.

1 year ago

EasyJet Is Transforming the German Market With Launch of Domestic Routes

EasyJet Is Transforming the German Market With Launch of Domestic Routes

Brian Sumers, Skift

Yes, Air Berlin was ostensibly competition for Lufthansa. But for a long time, Air Berlin was a weakened competitor. Now that Easyjet has taken over some of Air Berlin's assets, the German market could be transformed.

1 year ago

Germany Calls for Talks With Kuwait Airways Over Barring Israelis From Flights

Germany Calls for Talks With Kuwait Airways Over Barring Israelis From Flights

Associated Press

Air traffic law is like Swiss cheese, and Kuwait Airways has put its finger in a hole that can't be blocked. Yet if the banning of selected nationals would become commonplace, it would widely upset the stability of global travel.

1 year ago

New German High-Speed Rail Link Looks to Take Business From Airlines

New German High-Speed Rail Link Looks to Take Business From Airlines

Associated Press

Although aviation liberalization has made flying within Europe much cheaper and easier, it doesn't always make sense. Using trains, especially high-speed ones, is often much more convenient.

1 year ago

Germany Will Get World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Trains in 2021

Germany Will Get World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Trains in 2021

Associated Press

While it doesn't sound like these hydrogen-powered trains will service Germany's major train routes, for the time being, this eco-friendly push is part of a larger trend that also includes some airlines starting to care about making their emissions cleaner.

1 year ago