Articles tagged “holidays”

German Health Minister Warns Against Irresponsible Vacations in Spain

German Health Minister Warns Against Irresponsible Vacations in Spain

Emma Thomasson, Jessica Jones and Enrique Calvo, Reuters

Vacations are a powerful impulse, but Germany is warning holiday-goers that they'll have to act responsibly or risk bringing home coronavirus.

2 months ago

Is the Packaged Holiday Poised to Make a Comeback in Post-Crisis Europe?

Is the Packaged Holiday Poised to Make a Comeback in Post-Crisis Europe?

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Everyone is looking for their competitive advantage in the post-Covid crisis landscape. TUI may find its own in the very thing it's been offering for years: end-to-end packaged tours, with full control over the experience.

4 months ago

European Airlines Are Flouting Refund Rules

European Airlines Are Flouting Refund Rules

Miles Brignall, The Guardian

Some European airlines are seeking to rescind the refund rules retroactively because of the coronavirus-driving cash shortfall. Travelers need refunds for cancelled flights, and airlines are struggling to survive.

6 months ago

Ryanair Closes Vacations Website

Ryanair Closes Vacations Website

Patrick Whyte, Skift

When Ryanair launched its holidays division, we said travel companies shouldn't lose too much sleep over it. We were right.

2 years ago

Iranians’ Vacations Are Surging During Holiday Break

Iranians’ Vacations Are Surging During Holiday Break

Arsalan Shahla, Ladane Nasseri, and Anthony DiPaola, Bloomberg

Like the Lunar New Year in China, Iran's holiday could increasingly strain its infrastructure. Anyone who can offer a smoother, quicker travel experience for these families could make some money.

3 years ago

Record Heat and Wildfires Scorch U.S. West Over Holiday Weekend

Record Heat and Wildfires Scorch U.S. West Over Holiday Weekend

Justin Pritchard and Ellen Knickmeyer , Associated Press

A hurricane (Harvey) that dumps 24 to 30 inches on towns and cities within 24 hours, and rail-melting heat in San Francisco raise questions about whether these bizarre weather events are related to global warming. There's no proof but the issue has to be raised.

3 years ago

TSA Security Lines This Weekend Weren’t Nearly as Bad as Feared

TSA Security Lines This Weekend Weren’t Nearly as Bad as Feared

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press

This may have been a case of great planning by the airlines, airports, and the TSA, or a case of scaring everyone to the point that anything other than a two-hour wait seemed like a blessing.

4 years ago

Lunar New Year in China Will Reveal New Travel and Spending Habits

Lunar New Year in China Will Reveal New Travel and Spending Habits

Xiaoqing Pi, Bloomberg

Lunar New Year is always the best way to take the pulse of changing consumer habits in China.

5 years ago

Post-Holiday Air Travel in Central U.S. Hits Weather-Related Snag

Post-Holiday Air Travel in Central U.S. Hits Weather-Related Snag

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

Pity the passenger that transits through Chicago from November to May.

5 years ago

Post-Thanksgiving Travel in U.S. Is Better Than Usual This Year

Post-Thanksgiving Travel in U.S. Is Better Than Usual This Year

Jake Pearson, Associated Press

A nice change of pace that's dependent entirely upon weather.

5 years ago

Getting Ready for St. Patrick’s Day Tourists in Ireland

Getting Ready for St. Patrick’s Day Tourists in Ireland

Helen O'Neill, Associated Press

From pubs to natural attractions, the holiday gives visitors the incentive they need to visit "now" rather than the future, a critical factor which all destinations look to promote.

6 years ago

The Year-Long Effort Behind Las Vegas’ Destination New Year’s Eve Event

The Year-Long Effort Behind Las Vegas’ Destination New Year’s Eve Event

Associated Press

It's somewhat staggering to see the amount of money and planning that goes into finding more creative ways to lure tourists and encourage maximum spend.

6 years ago