Articles tagged “london”

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.

2 weeks 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.

4 weeks 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.

2 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.

2 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.

4 months ago

London Signs Tourism Agreement With Paris While the UK Prepares for Brexit

London Signs Tourism Agreement With Paris While the UK Prepares for Brexit

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The timing of this announcement – in the same week that the UK formally starts the Brexit process – shows that the Mayor of London is keen to show the city is still very much willing to work with Europe.

4 months ago

In a Tough Seller’s Market, London Luxury Homeowners Turn to Airbnb

In a Tough Seller’s Market, London Luxury Homeowners Turn to Airbnb

Jack Sidders and Linly Lin, Bloomberg

Good news for short-term rental platforms like Airbnb, onefinestay, and others. Advertising homes as "Airbnb ready" is something you can expect to see more of in the next few years.

4 months ago

Many Travelers Shrug Off Terrorism Fears After Attack on London

Many Travelers Shrug Off Terrorism Fears After Attack on London

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

London is hoping that this week's tragedy does not prompt travelers to postpone their visits. As context, Paris saw overnight hotel stays by foreigners drop 13 percent year-over-year after an attack.

4 months ago

London Mayor Backs Plans for a New Tourism Tax

London Mayor Backs Plans for a New Tourism Tax

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Tourism associations are already up in arms about the plans but there is no guarantee that the UK government will hand over the power to implement a tax. Other popular cities operate similar levies and a small fee isn't going to put anyone off traveling to London.

6 months ago

Airbnb Makes Promise to Impose Rental Limits in Key European Cities

Airbnb Makes Promise to Impose Rental Limits in Key European Cities

Giles Turner, Bloomberg

Airbnb is currently engaged in battles across the globe over its home sharing platform and it makes sense to make concessions where it can. We'll have to wait and see whether this latest change is enough to satisfy politicians in the UK and the Netherlands — or if Airbnb provides enough transparency to know if they are actually delivering on their promise.

8 months ago

London Tech Week Is Helping Pivot the City Into Europe’s Startup Capital

London Tech Week Is Helping Pivot the City Into Europe’s Startup Capital

Greg Oates, Skift

London Tech Week shows the impact that convention bureaus can have on developing live events that shift a city's destination brand image.

8 months ago

Dubai Airports CEO: Heathrow’s Not-Yet-Built Runway Is ‘50 Years Too Late’

Dubai Airports CEO: Heathrow’s Not-Yet-Built Runway Is ‘50 Years Too Late’

Manus Cranny and Zainab Fattah, Bloomberg

We have to love a bit of international airport trash talking. Especially when there's so much truth to the talk.

9 months ago