Articles tagged “uk”

UK Is Trying to Find a Solution to the Irish Border Problem Ahead of Brexit

UK Is Trying to Find a Solution to the Irish Border Problem Ahead of Brexit

Alex Morales and Peter Flanagan, Bloomberg

There is a huge amount of movement between the Republic of Ireland and the UK via the border with Northern Ireland. Nobody wants to see this restricted as a result of Brexit but coming up with a solution that satisfies both sides is going to be very, very difficult.

1 day ago

Ireland Is Blaming Currency Issues For Decline in UK Visitors Post-Brexit

Ireland Is Blaming Currency Issues For Decline in UK Visitors Post-Brexit

Dan Peltier, Skift

UK travelers, along with travelers from many other countries, are facing a lot of uncertainty these days about the value of their currencies. It will take more than a few famous filming locations to convince UK and other travelers to visit a place like Ireland.

2 weeks ago

UK Laptop Ban Eased on Some Turkish Airlines Flights

UK Laptop Ban Eased on Some Turkish Airlines Flights

Associated Press

Old laptop bans never die — they just fade away, apparently.

3 weeks ago

The UK Wants to Develop a New Aviation Strategy

The UK Wants to Develop a New Aviation Strategy

Thomas Seal and Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

It seems strange to be launching a consultation on the UK's future aviation strategy when so much still remains up in the air. Although backed by the government, a new runway at Heathrow faces plenty of opposition and no one is sure exactly what will happen when the country leaves the European Union.

4 weeks ago

London Heathrow Express Train to Downtown is Getting Competition

London Heathrow Express Train to Downtown is Getting Competition

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Heathrow Express is a good option for travelers willing to pay a premium for a speedy trip into central London. But this new option, called Crossrail, might be a better product for many passengers. It'll take a little longer, but it's expected to have more stations and cost much less.

2 months ago

Tourism Industry Could Be a Beneficiary of UK Election Chaos

Tourism Industry Could Be a Beneficiary of UK Election Chaos

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Prime Minister Theresa May's reputation has been shattered by her own hubristic behaviour and she is only clinging onto power through a loose alliance with another party. The UK is in a much weakened position as it prepares to start Brexit negotiations.

2 months ago

Where UK Political Parties Stand on the Big Tourism Issues

Where UK Political Parties Stand on the Big Tourism Issues

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Party manifestos should be treated with a healthy degree of skepticism. Still it is revealing to see what the priorities are and perhaps more importantly what they decide to leave out.

3 months ago

UK Tourism Numbers Surge Because Visiting Is Still Cheap

UK Tourism Numbers Surge Because Visiting Is Still Cheap

Andrew Atkinson, Bloomberg

It's still fairly cheap to visit the UK for foreigners because of the weakness of the pound so tourism numbers are up. The country's Brexit-related monetary woes also haven't deeply impacted British vacation-goers who are still getting out and about for fun.

3 months ago

Trump’s Laptop Ban Could Be Expanded to Arrivals From the UK

Trump’s Laptop Ban Could Be Expanded to Arrivals From the UK

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Given how big a market transatlantic aviation is, any move to extend the ban to flights coming from the UK would have a huge impact. Crucially, it could also impact U.S. airlines.

4 months ago

Why the UK Travel Industry Isn’t Yet Suffering a Brexit Slowdown

Why the UK Travel Industry Isn’t Yet Suffering a Brexit Slowdown

Patrick Whyte, Skift

So far there has been a limited impact from last June's Brexit vote, but that doesn't mean there won't be an economic price to pay, especially in the long term.

5 months ago

The Weak Pound Is Great News for Inbound UK Tourism

The Weak Pound Is Great News for Inbound UK Tourism

Andrew Atkinson, Bloomberg

Every international tourist knows that the UK is finally on sale. It will make security concerns extremely minor in the minds of most visitors.

5 months ago

Attacker Near UK Parliament Leaves 3 Dead and Many Injured

Attacker Near UK Parliament Leaves 3 Dead and Many Injured

Robert Hutton, Thomas Penny and Tim Ross, Bloomberg

The attack in London on the first anniversary of the Brussels bombings, and a day after the UK imposed new flight-security restrictions, could spur more stringent counter-measures.

5 months ago