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.
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.
German politics have been playing havoc with Air Berlin-Etihad codeshares. Their domestic codeshares are still being held hostage.
The migrant crisis or, more specifically, the terrorism threat is putting in extreme pressure on the European Community's system of passport-free travel.
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.
Germany's draconian laws governing Internet access liability may finally come to an end, allowing hotels to offer more robust free Wi-Fi options.
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.
Considering the political fighting between the two nations, the drop isn't too surprising. Especially when Spain and Portugal make such sunny alternatives.
The direction these labor actions will result in a reshaping of European transportation, as one labor win or loss will lead to another.