Articles tagged “london”

London’s $15 Billion Crossrail Line Delayed Until Late 2019

London’s $15 Billion Crossrail Line Delayed Until Late 2019

Aine Quinn and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

A nine-month delay for additional safety tests is understandable for a project of this magnitude. The faster and less costly links to London’s main airport Heathrow will lift tourism as long as Crossrail provides frequent service to the airport's busiest terminal, Terminal 5.

3 months ago

Uber’s Legal Victory in London Shows CEO’s Turnaround Strategy Is Working

Uber’s Legal Victory in London Shows CEO’s Turnaround Strategy Is Working

Nate Lanxon, Bloomberg

Several improvements and rounds of apologies later, is Uber a significantly more humane company? And how much will it ever improve? All eyes remain on CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.

5 months ago

London Uses Mobile Gaming App to Help Tackle Overtourism

London Uses Mobile Gaming App to Help Tackle Overtourism

Dan Peltier, Skift

Many travelers are glued to their phones, so why not put them to even greater use? That's what London tourism officials are hoping to do but whether this will actually help disperse tourism throughout the city rather than generate revenue for already crowded attractions remains to be seen.

5 months ago

Heathrow’s Third Runway Got Approved But British Airways Is Still Not a Fan

Heathrow’s Third Runway Got Approved But British Airways Is Still Not a Fan

Christopher Jasper and Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

As the long-awaited Heathrow expansion plan moves forward, what will it take to appease British Airways? However it progresses, this project is unlikely to please everyone.

5 months ago

Uber Is Fighting Its London Ban in Court Without Much Pushback From Regulators

Uber Is Fighting Its London Ban in Court Without Much Pushback From Regulators

Jeremy Hodges and Jonathan Browning, Bloomberg

Uber claims it has addressed the regulatory concerns that caused it to lose its operating license in London. Regulators agree that the ridesharing company has changed course, but a judge must decide what happens next.

5 months ago

Ryanair Will Add a Base Near London Despite Strong Brexit Opposition

Ryanair Will Add a Base Near London Despite Strong Brexit Opposition

Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

Ryanair's CEO remains vehemently anti-Brexit, but that doesn't mean he isn't preparing to meet UK demand.

5 months ago

Gatwick Airport Is Spending Big to Try to Close the Gap With Heathrow

Gatwick Airport Is Spending Big to Try to Close the Gap With Heathrow

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Undeterred by the UK government's rejection of its runway expansion plans, Gatwick is planning to splash the cash on upgrading its terminals. There is, however, only so much you can do with a single runway.

5 months ago

London’s Luxury Mandarin Oriental Hotel Suffers Severe Fire Damage

London’s Luxury Mandarin Oriental Hotel Suffers Severe Fire Damage

Associated Press

London's fire department responded quickly and effectively. But this event is a reminder that the world's major cities need to have more frequent drills in case of emergencies.

5 months ago

Uber Picks a New Regional Manager for Its Key European Business

Uber Picks a New Regional Manager for Its Key European Business

Nate Lanxon, Bloomberg

It's just over a month until Uber's big day in court with London regulators. Jamie Heywood is certainly being thrown in at the deep end.

6 months ago

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Cities Are Leveraging Their Cultural DNA to Connect With Travelers’ Passions

Cities Are Leveraging Their Cultural DNA to Connect With Travelers’ Passions

Singapore Tourism Board + Skift

Singapore Tourism Board's new "Passion Made Possible" platform represents a pivotal shift in destination marketing taking place worldwide. Instead of telling travelers where they can go or what they can do, the new strategy is about inspiring people to imagine who they can be.

7 months ago

Historic Qantas Flight Lands in London in one of the Most-Anticipated Arrivals in Recent Years

Historic Qantas Flight Lands in London in one of the Most-Anticipated Arrivals in Recent Years

Angus Whitley and Rebecca Keenan, Bloomberg

Early bookings from business travelers have been strong for Qantas' direct flights to London, but it is a highly competitive market so the real test will be after the initial hype wears off. The jury is still out on whether the airline can make this route profitable.

8 months ago

Electric Taxis On the Road in London Are the Future as Mandated by Law

Electric Taxis On the Road in London Are the Future as Mandated by Law

Bloomberg

Even the iconic London taxi must give way to progress. In this case, much of the tradition is maintained, although the new cars don't pollute the air, and they're quiet.

8 months ago