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Articles tagged “germany”

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 weeks 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.

4 weeks 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.

1 month ago

Google’s Critics Dismiss Move Posting Competitors’ Travel Links as Window Dressing

Google’s Critics Dismiss Move Posting Competitors’ Travel Links as Window Dressing

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Google is bending somewhat to intense regulatory pressure in Europe. But its answers in travel to date aren't very meaningful.

2 months ago

TUI Bets Big on Taking Thomas Cook Market Share

TUI Bets Big on Taking Thomas Cook Market Share

Patrick Whyte, Skift

TUI CEO Fritz Joussen sounded much more upbeat than he did last December. While the Max grounding continues to cause problems for the company, holiday bookings for summer 2020 have grown. For now, it thinks it has the edge on its remaining competitors.

2 months ago

Europe’s Meininger Hotels Mulls Going Public: Report

Europe’s Meininger Hotels Mulls Going Public: Report

Patrick Whyte, Skift

After months of problems, Mumbai-headquartered Cox & Kings is now undergoing insolvency proceedings in India. Will Meininger, its hybrid hotel chain, get a new lease on life?

2 months ago

Former Thomas Cook Unit Condor Sold to Polish Airline Group

Former Thomas Cook Unit Condor Sold to Polish Airline Group

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The deal secures Condor's immediate future. But can a small carrier group really hope to compete against the might of Lufthansa and low-cost carriers such as Ryanair?

3 months ago

Germany’s Tourism Success Story Threatened by Worker Shortage

Germany’s Tourism Success Story Threatened by Worker Shortage

Iain Rogers, Bloomberg

Staffing issues are becoming a big concern in many wealthy tourist destinations. There are simply not enough people available to fill jobs.

4 months ago

Is Flight Shaming to Blame for Falling Domestic Air Travel in Germany?

Is Flight Shaming to Blame for Falling Domestic Air Travel in Germany?

William Wilkes and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

With flight shaming, it's pretty difficult to show causation when it comes to falling passenger numbers. But there's no denying the fact that it has become a part of the public discourse in much of northern Europe.

4 months ago

Germany Is 6 Months Away From Climate Tax on Air Travel

Germany Is 6 Months Away From Climate Tax on Air Travel

Brian Parkin, Bloomberg

Chancellor Merkel's push for trains over planes is good news for the greening of travel — and will enrich government coffers in the process. Higher plane ticket prices, however, will have a great impact on low-cost carriers.

6 months ago

Germany Targets Discount Airlines as It Plans New Airline Ticket Tax

Germany Targets Discount Airlines as It Plans New Airline Ticket Tax

Arne Delfs, Siddharth Philip and Brian Parkin, Bloomberg

Hmmm. Has Mrs. Merkel been listening to Lufthansa Group CEO Carsten Spohr? He has been criticizing discount airlines, including Ryanair, for contributing more than their share of pollution. This German government plan would have a bigger impact on discount airlines than full-service ones, according to Bloomberg. Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary can't like that.

6 months ago

Germany Mulls Increased Airline Tax to Curb Emissions

Germany Mulls Increased Airline Tax to Curb Emissions

William Wilkes, Arne Delfs and Brian Parkin, Bloomberg

Airlines wont be happy about increased taxes, but the industry needs to face up to its environmental impact. Making it more expensive to fly shorter, domestic routes makes sense especially if there are viable rail options instead.

7 months ago