Articles tagged “london”

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.

5 hours 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 days 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.

2 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.

4 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.

4 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.

5 months ago

UK Government Promises to Choose Between Heathrow and Gatwick

UK Government Promises to Choose Between Heathrow and Gatwick

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Like Berlin's new airport's failures or New York City's terrible offerings, London's airport drama is one of the longest running sagas in modern transportation. Meanwhile new rivals make solid ground every day.

5 months ago

Conference Planners Show Surging Interest in London Since Brexit

Conference Planners Show Surging Interest in London Since Brexit

Greg Oates, Skift

Demand for conference space in London is always high, but price considerations usually tend to dampen some of that excitement. With a 15 percent drop against the U.S. dollar though, suddenly post-Brexit London seems like a bargain, relatively speaking.

6 months ago

London Heathrow Makes New Pitch to Add More Flights

London Heathrow Makes New Pitch to Add More Flights

Bloomberg, Christopher Jasper

This is a relatively minor proposal from Heathrow Airport, considering it only would make room for 34 new daily departures. But any news that Heathrow can accommodate new flights is probably good for airlines.

6 months ago

British Airways Cuts Back Its Business-Class-Only New York to London Service

British Airways Cuts Back Its Business-Class-Only New York to London Service

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Given the proximity, it's difficult to tell whether BA's decision had anything to do with Brexit. Still, if there is an economic slowdown in the UK, expect to see premium bookings taking a hit.

7 months ago

London Finally Gets Late-Night Weekend Subway Service

London Finally Gets Late-Night Weekend Subway Service

Costas Pitas, Reuters

London still has a ways to go before its nightlife catches up with other world class destinations.

7 months ago

Robert De Niro’s Hotel Business Expands to London

Robert De Niro’s Hotel Business Expands to London

Associated Press

De Niro's global hotel empire continues to grow.

7 months ago