Articles tagged “netherlands”

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.

12 months ago

Small Tourist Destinations Still Struggle With Big Language Barriers

Small Tourist Destinations Still Struggle With Big Language Barriers

Samantha Shankman, Skift

It’s difficult to promote or welcome foreign tourists to a destination where there are few to zero resources for them available in their language. As visitation is spread outside of cities and city centers, it’s important for even the smallest of businesses to prepare for a range of languages.

4 years ago

TravelBird Is a European Travel Scale-Up to Watch

TravelBird Is a European Travel Scale-Up to Watch

Robin Wauters, Tech.eu

TravelBird is showing seemingly that there is still a lot of life left in the daily deals market. Let's see how far the company can take this.

4 years ago

The Dutch Are Turning an Amsterdam-Area Bike Path Into Solar Panel Canvas

The Dutch Are Turning an Amsterdam-Area Bike Path Into Solar Panel Canvas

Toby Sterling, Associated Press

Cities worldwide are getting smarter about public transportation and test pilots like these lead the way to systems that are easier to use and more energy efficient.

4 years ago

Interview: How Netherlands Tourism Is Luring Visitors Out of Amsterdam

Interview: How Netherlands Tourism Is Luring Visitors Out of Amsterdam

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The Netherlands' challenge of getting tourists out of the capital and into the countryside is one that several European destinations can understand. Identifying different market's primary interests in the first step in wooing them away from the big city.

5 years ago

Dutch city proves it’s serious about clamping down on local pot tourism

Dutch city proves it’s serious about clamping down on local pot tourism

Mike Corder, Associated Press

Unlike Amsterdam where tourists come from the weed but stay for several days, Maastricht’s drug tourists arrived mostly by car from neighboring countries and only stayed long enough to pick up pot.

6 years ago

The super cool glow-in-the-dark highway that Americans can only dream of driving on

The super cool glow-in-the-dark highway that Americans can only dream of driving on

Just how surprisingly outdated and inefficient America’s transportation infrastructure is will only become more apparent in the coming years as other countries leverage technology to make travel easier and safer.

6 years ago

The Netherlands gets softer in its stand against tourists smoking dope

The Netherlands gets softer in its stand against tourists smoking dope

Associated Press

Smaller towns don't have quite the same problem as Amsterdam when it comes to chasing off dope-based tourism. You should still expect to see big city officials implementing the rules in order to clean up less-desirable parts of cities.

6 years ago