Articles tagged “london”

Uber Testifies in UK About Business-Model Issues

Uber Testifies in UK About Business-Model Issues

Adam Satariano, Bloomberg

Sooner — rather than later — Uber will need to address and reform its relationships with drivers. On the other hand, the company is already losing money, and treating drivers as employees could push Uber further into the red.

1 month ago

Uber CEO Juggles ‘Constructive’ London Meeting With Board Drama

Uber CEO Juggles ‘Constructive’ London Meeting With Board Drama

Adam Satariano, Bloomberg

Which is the easier "get?" Placing Uber back on London's streets or talking the Uber board of directors into an armistice? It's hard to tell but both will certainly come with plenty of high-stakes drama.

2 months ago

Uber UK and Northern Europe Boss to Step Down Amid London Licensing Fight

Uber UK and Northern Europe Boss to Step Down Amid London Licensing Fight

Adam Satariano, Bloomberg

Whether or not Bertram's departure is tied to Uber's problems in London, getting someone new in there sends a positive signal that Uber realizes its shortcomings in the UK, and wants to fix them.

2 months ago

Uber CEO Apologizes for London Mistakes and Knows Company Must Change

Uber CEO Apologizes for London Mistakes and Knows Company Must Change

Danica Kirka, Associated Press

Expect Uber's leadership to be outspoken about the company's missteps and how it's trying to change over the next few years. This is only the beginning.

2 months ago

Uber Petition to Halt London Ban Tops 560,000 Signatures

Uber Petition to Halt London Ban Tops 560,000 Signatures

Anna Shiryaevskaya, Bloomberg

Uber is being banned in London, its second-largest market, and it has pulled out the playbook that has worked so well in other cities and countries, although not uniformly. The ride-sharing service is urging customers and drivers to pressure authorities to reverse the ban.

2 months ago

Trump Travel Ban Gets Tweet Support From the President After London Attack

Trump Travel Ban Gets Tweet Support From the President After London Attack

Associated Press

This knee-jerk reaction — before all the facts are in, by the way, is hardly surprising.

2 months ago

London Lays out a Strategy for Smart Tourism Growth Amid Brexit Concerns

London Lays out a Strategy for Smart Tourism Growth Amid Brexit Concerns

Dan Peltier, Skift

London is quick to paint a bright future for its tourism industry in the face of Brexit, but it also needs to accept that visitors won't be happy with their experiences if the city loses its EU tourism workforce and that causes problems ranging from longer wait times to lagging infrastructure investment.

3 months ago

Tech Investors Are Still in Love With London Despite Brexit

Tech Investors Are Still in Love With London Despite Brexit

Patrick Whyte, Skift

So far it seems that London's tech scene hasn't suffered any negative impact from last June's Brexit vote. The bigger test will come when the results of the negotiations are known. Only then will entrepreneurs and investors find out where they stand.

4 months ago

Events Industry Joins the Influencer Trend — Meetings Innovation Report

Events Industry Joins the Influencer Trend — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

More convention bureaus like Atout France should adopt an influencer campaign strategy to drive a higher level of digital engagement around both industry and non-industry events.

5 months ago

Trump Uses London Attacks to Push for Travel Ban

Trump Uses London Attacks to Push for Travel Ban

Associated Press

The courts have so protected the U.S. Constitution but Trump crudely used the tragic events in London to attack the U.S. judiciary and push for his travel ban. His spokespeople have argued for months it isn't actually a travel ban, but the President tweeted 'We need the Travel Ban ... ' Oh, well.

6 months ago

Video: London Tourism Leaders Say Brexit Won’t Kill City’s European Partnerships

Video: London Tourism Leaders Say Brexit Won’t Kill City’s European Partnerships

Dan Peltier, Skift

London's political associations with Europe may be changing but its cultural appeal remains strong to many travelers. It's using its nighttime economy to help drive economic growth in the post-Brexit era as it builds out more infrastructure to accommodate the city's nightlife.

6 months ago

KLM Hopes to Retain Open Access to Lucrative London Market After Brexit

KLM Hopes to Retain Open Access to Lucrative London Market After Brexit

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

The London market is vital to all of Europe's big airlines, so KLM is not alone. To keep their profits up, all the carriers need access to the lucrative market, so let's hope that after Brexit Britain joins the European Common Aviation Area.

8 months ago