Articles tagged “germany”

Vacations Are Not Practical for Many Europeans

Vacations Are Not Practical for Many Europeans

Jana Randow, Bloomberg

Europe is the most-visited tourist destination on the planet but it is easy to forget that residents in many of its countries have to — out of economic necessity — deal with staycations, if anything. Could this contribute to anti-tourism sentiment?

5 days ago

Poll Shows Germans Are Rethinking U.S. Vacations

Poll Shows Germans Are Rethinking U.S. Vacations

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

If half of Germans are really rethinking travel to the U.S., it represents bad news for Air Berlin, Lufthansa, and many European tour operators.

6 months ago

Europe’s Christmas Markets Tighten Security After Attack

Europe’s Christmas Markets Tighten Security After Attack

Lori Hinnant, Associated Press

Europe's year for tourism has faced a barrage of challenges that test its resilience as the world's leading destination.

8 months ago

German Convention Bureau Bets Its Future On Event Tech Research

German Convention Bureau Bets Its Future On Event Tech Research

Greg Oates, Skift

Germany has one of the most innovative business strategies and fresh content models to attract more international conferences by focusing on extensive research development and sector-specific industry expertise. But managing and delivering on those effectively and consistently comes with its growing pains.

8 months ago

Cruise Ship Building Boom a Boon for Germany’s Shipbuilding Industry

Cruise Ship Building Boom a Boon for Germany’s Shipbuilding Industry

Nicholas Brautlecht, Bloomberg

China may be able to compete on price, but the long history Germany has building ships is still giving it an edge over emerging rivals.

1 year ago

Germany Will No Longer Be a Traveler’s Wi-Fi Nightmare

Germany Will No Longer Be a Traveler’s Wi-Fi Nightmare

Stefan Nicola, Bloomberg

Good news for travelers to Germany: The country's draconian internet privacy laws have been loosened and more free Wi-Fi hotspots will soon be available to the public.

1 year ago

Etihad Just Won a Small Battle in Its Air Berlin Codeshare Battle

Etihad Just Won a Small Battle in Its Air Berlin Codeshare Battle

Associated Press

German politics have been playing havoc with Air Berlin-Etihad codeshares. Their domestic codeshares are still being held hostage.

2 years ago

Germany Says Europe’s Passport-Free Travel is in Jeopardy

Germany Says Europe’s Passport-Free Travel is in Jeopardy

Associated Press

The migrant crisis or, more specifically, the terrorism threat is putting in extreme pressure on the European Community's system of passport-free travel.

2 years ago

Booking.com’s Hotel Rate Practices Get Slapped Down in Germany

Booking.com’s Hotel Rate Practices Get Slapped Down in Germany

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The German regulator's ruling to reject Booking.com's reformed hotel rate practices as not going far enough could be a landmark decision if it holds up upon appeal and if other European countries follow Germany's lead. Booking.com may have the leverage to inhibit hotel partners from getting carried away on discounting but the ruling is a victory for consumers nonetheless.

2 years ago

Munich’s Oktoberfest Attracts Thousands As Flow of Asylum-Seekers Wanes

Munich’s Oktoberfest Attracts Thousands As Flow of Asylum-Seekers Wanes

Kirsten Grieshaber and Paul Wheatley, Associated Press

2 years ago

German Hotels and Public Spaces May Finally Get Free Wi-Fi

German Hotels and Public Spaces May Finally Get Free Wi-Fi

Stefan Nicola, Bloomberg

Germany's draconian laws governing Internet access liability may finally come to an end, allowing hotels to offer more robust free Wi-Fi options.

2 years ago

Expedia Tests Vacation Rentals in Europe Through HomeAway Partnership

Expedia Tests Vacation Rentals in Europe Through HomeAway Partnership

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia's launch of vacation rentals in the U.S. in partnership with HomeAway has been a relative dud as Expedia hasn't shown much commitment to the effort. But Expedia has higher hopes for Europe, where vacation rentals are more commonly in travelers' consideration set.

2 years ago