Articles tagged “london”

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 days 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.

6 days 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.

2 weeks 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.

1 month 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.

2 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.

3 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.

3 months ago

Hilton CEO Says Brexit Is Hurting London Hotels

Hilton CEO Says Brexit Is Hurting London Hotels

Andrew Blackman, Bloomberg

Post-Brexit London was such a deal that some mistakenly thought it would last forever. Now that the pound has creeped back up the city is not as attractive.

3 months ago

Stansted and Heathrow Airports Plan to Increase Passenger Tallies

Stansted and Heathrow Airports Plan to Increase Passenger Tallies

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

London's airports desperately need new runways as air travel demand has surged over the last few years. Stansted wants to pick up the slack, at least until Heathrow's third runway is finished.

4 months ago

Uber Adds Safety Measures to Appease London’s Regulator

Uber Adds Safety Measures to Appease London’s Regulator

Giles Turner, Bloomberg

London's transport authority is right to put the unicorn in its place, stressing Uber's obligation to maintain public safety and support its own drivers.

4 months ago

London Museum Turns Chunk of Trash Into Tourist Draw

London Museum Turns Chunk of Trash Into Tourist Draw

Jill Lawless, Associated Press

The Museum of London is counting on a somewhat famous piece of waste to attract visitors — and launching a promotional campaign to make sure of it.

4 months ago

Eurostar Adds Amsterdam in Ambitious Rail Network Expansion

Eurostar Adds Amsterdam in Ambitious Rail Network Expansion

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Brexit and competition from low-cost airlines aren't stopping Eurostar from a long-awaited and potentially lucrative expansion.

4 months ago