Articles tagged “london”

Skift Forum Europe: London & Partners CEO on Promoting Tourism in the Age of Brexit

Skift Forum Europe: London & Partners CEO on Promoting Tourism in the Age of Brexit

Patrick Whyte, Skift

London is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, so attracting visitors isn't really a problem. What the city needs to ensure is that locals benefit from something that can be divisive if managed incorrectly.

3 weeks ago

Heathrow Airport Effort to Raise Capital Is Imperiled by Brexit

Heathrow Airport Effort to Raise Capital Is Imperiled by Brexit

Tasos Vossos, Bloomberg

The operator of Europe’s biggest aviation hub is mulling the issue of a 15-year euro-denominated bond note. While it's plausible the UK will postpone Brexit upheaval for at least a short period, Heathrow needs to face up to the risk of no-deal disruption in financial markets sometime this year.

2 months ago

Luxury Hotels Want to Make You Feel Culturally Relevant

Luxury Hotels Want to Make You Feel Culturally Relevant

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Luxury is no longer defined by pristine interiors and personalized service but limited knowledge-based access, distinct cultural experiences, and curated, specific references. Luxury hotels opening the doors to those experiences set themselves apart for future generations of affluent travelers.

3 months ago

Heathrow Airport Wants to Use Artificial Intelligence to Speed Up Landings

Heathrow Airport Wants to Use Artificial Intelligence to Speed Up Landings

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

In the landing game seconds really matter. Safely cutting the gap between landing times in cloudy conditions will be popular with passengers, who want to get on to the ground as quickly as possible.

3 months ago

Gatwick Airport’s Budget Travel Potential Is Key to New Investors

Gatwick Airport’s Budget Travel Potential Is Key to New Investors

Stefan Nicola and Ellen Milligan, Bloomberg

Sure, budget flights are doing pretty well, but building a multi-billion dollar business on a foundation of cheapskates who will fly anywhere as long as its under £20 doesn't seem so wise.

4 months ago

Gatwick Reopens After 2 Are Arrested for Drone Flights

Gatwick Reopens After 2 Are Arrested for Drone Flights

Gregory Katz, Associated Press

This is only the beginning of the airport drone menace.

4 months ago

Drone Scare Disrupts London Gatwick During Holiday Rush

Drone Scare Disrupts London Gatwick During Holiday Rush

Justin Bachman, Kyunghee Park and Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

As we've remarked over the years, it's only a matter of time until a doofus with a drone knocks an airliner out of the sky and kills dozens or hundreds of people. In fact, it almost happened recently in Mexico.

4 months ago

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.

8 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.

10 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.

10 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.

10 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.

10 months ago