Articles tagged “germany”

Germany Pushes to Downgrade European Travel Alerts From Warnings to Guidelines

Germany Pushes to Downgrade European Travel Alerts From Warnings to Guidelines

Michelle Martin, Reuters

Germans don't just want time in the sun. As a high-savings country, it relies on its citizens to spend cash in higher-borrowing European countries to help keep the eurozone's finances in balance. Without travel, Germany may have to lead a bigger bailout of countries like Italy.

5 days ago

Greece to Welcome Specific Nationalities First as It Reopens to Visitors

Greece to Welcome Specific Nationalities First as It Reopens to Visitors

Angeliki Koutantou, Reuters

Many countries have put selective travel bans in place, and these bans increasingly appear to be driven more by politics than science.

1 week ago

EU Health Agency Slams Border Closures as Too Late and Costly to Tame Coronavirus

EU Health Agency Slams Border Closures as Too Late and Costly to Tame Coronavirus

Francesco Guarascio, Reuters

The fine print in this Tuesday report by Europe's top health agency is that border controls can sometimes be effective in delaying an epidemic at its start or in isolated regions. In other words, now that the pandemic is unleashed, many travel restrictions aren't worth the cost to society.

2 weeks ago

Germany Moves to Ease Travel Restrictions on 31 European Countries

Germany Moves to Ease Travel Restrictions on 31 European Countries

Reuters

Germany needs to fire up its economic engine soon to prevent sinking even deeper into its worst recession since World War II, but critics are cautioning against opening borders too soon to countries hit the hardest by coronavirus.

2 weeks ago

European Hotels Among Last to Recover? Don’t Tell That to Germany

European Hotels Among Last to Recover? Don’t Tell That to Germany

Cameron Sperance, Skift

A full economic recovery is years away, and the path it takes is largely uncertain. Germany, with its strong domestic traveler base, could be a surprisingly strong performer in a hotel industry on the rebound.

4 weeks ago

Google Should Stop Bill Collection for First Quarter, 8 Travel Startups Demand

Google Should Stop Bill Collection for First Quarter, 8 Travel Startups Demand

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Google has a huge travel advertising business. If Google's advertising partners had to hand out tons of refunds to consumers for coronavirus-tinged trips that never happened, shouldn't Google, with its deep pockets, share in the pain?

1 month ago

Germany Begins to Open Up But Holiday Restrictions Are Extended

Germany Begins to Open Up But Holiday Restrictions Are Extended

Reuters, Reuters

The decision of the German government to renew its travel restrictions through June indicates that leisure tourism may be one of the last things to normalize as lockdowns tentatively lift.

1 month ago

Germany Wants Europe to Reboot Travel in a Unified Manner

Germany Wants Europe to Reboot Travel in a Unified Manner

Reuters

Perhaps the coronavirus pandemic will foster European unity — at least when it comes to a new travel policy.

1 month ago

Poland’s LOT Withdraws From Deal to Buy German Airline Condor

Poland’s LOT Withdraws From Deal to Buy German Airline Condor

Alicja Ptak, Reuters

It appears as though Condor, previous part of the collapsed Thomas Cook, may get nationalized by the German government. Is Condor too big to fail? Not really.

2 months ago

Lufthansa CEO Sees His Airline Surviving Through Carnage to Come

Lufthansa CEO Sees His Airline Surviving Through Carnage to Come

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The aviation industry is going to change dramatically over the coming weeks and months. Lufthansa thinks it is well-placed to ride this one out, but how many other airlines can say the same?

3 months ago

European Travel Giant TUI Suspends Most Operations Over Virus

European Travel Giant TUI Suspends Most Operations Over Virus

Associated Press

The travel mood of the world has changed. With constantly evolving travel restrictions as well as closures of country borders and attractions due to the coronavirus pandemic, it only makes sense for tour companies to suspend operations for the time being.

3 months ago

TUI Will Cut Budgets, Freeze Hiring to Deal With Coronavirus Spread

TUI Will Cut Budgets, Freeze Hiring to Deal With Coronavirus Spread

Patrick Whyte, Skift

This seems like a sensible approach from TUI. At the moment, there are just too many unknowns, but it does seem like things will get worse before they get better.

3 months ago