Articles tagged “uk”

UK Travel Bookings Surge With Brexit Divorce Postponement

UK Travel Bookings Surge With Brexit Divorce Postponement

Lucca de Paoli and Ellen Milligan, Bloomberg

UK tour operators can heave a sigh of relief at last. With the Brexit divorce being postponed to October, Brits are saying “sod it, we’re going on a summer holiday.” Good for them.

3 days ago

EasyJet Sees Brexit Hurting Consumer Confidence

EasyJet Sees Brexit Hurting Consumer Confidence

Lucca de Paoli, Bloomberg

Brexit continues to cast a long shadow over the UK's travel and tourism industry and there is no sign that it is about to let up.

3 weeks ago

Ireland’s Tourism Success Is Under Threat by Brexit: A Skift Deep Dive

Ireland’s Tourism Success Is Under Threat by Brexit: A Skift Deep Dive

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Whatever happens over the next few weeks, months, and years, Brexit has brought back some unpleasant memories and risks damaging the very united tourism that the north and the south in Ireland have worked so hard to build.

1 month ago

Travel Plunges Deeper Into Uncertainty as UK Still Without Brexit Plan

Travel Plunges Deeper Into Uncertainty as UK Still Without Brexit Plan

Patrick Whyte, Skift

"Nothing has changed" has become a familiar phrase used in UK politics over the past couple of years. The country is sleepwalking towards a major crisis and nobody has any idea how to solve it.

1 month ago

Why Europe Risks Falling Behind as a Global Tourist Destination

Why Europe Risks Falling Behind as a Global Tourist Destination

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Travelers will always want to visit Europe. But as the world continues to open up, there's more competition for tourist dollars. Destinations will need to adjust accordingly.

1 month ago

Secret Escapes Boosts European Reach With Irish Acquisition

Secret Escapes Boosts European Reach With Irish Acquisition

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Secret Escapes continues its acquisition spree. The question is what comes next: Will it opt for an IPO or might a buyer be waiting in the wings?

2 months ago

Expedia and Booking Agree to Changes on Search After UK Investigation

Expedia and Booking Agree to Changes on Search After UK Investigation

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Understandably, Expedia and Booking are both trying to spin this in their favor as much as possible but it seems like a big win for the UK's competition regulator. We'll have to keep an eye on how much it really changes things and whether other countries follow up.

2 months ago

UK Tourism Has a Europe Problem: Decline in Visitors From the Continent

UK Tourism Has a Europe Problem: Decline in Visitors From the Continent

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The UK might have seen a fall in tourists in 2018, but that has a lot to do with the extraordinary growth the year before. The longer-term trend is for steady growth as long as Brexit doesn't get in the way.

3 months ago

The UK’s Brexit Tourism Bounce Is Likely to Flatten

The UK’s Brexit Tourism Bounce Is Likely to Flatten

Patrick Whyte, Skift

A weak pound made the UK more attractive to tourists, but a chaotic Brexit threatens the country's hospitality industry.

3 months ago

UK’s Gatwick Airport Sold to French Firm

UK’s Gatwick Airport Sold to French Firm

Andrew Noël , Bloomberg

Gatwick Airport is in the news for a reason other than drones that created lots of negative headlines over Christmas. Vinci is hoping to use its Gatwick investment to build upon its growing airports portfolio, and has vowed to follow through on big investment plans for the UK's second busiest airport.

4 months ago

Brexit Is Costing Cornwall, England Its Hotel Bartenders

Brexit Is Costing Cornwall, England Its Hotel Bartenders

Lucy Meakin, Bloomberg

Brexit's impact is one wake-up notice after another for England's tourism industry. And the wake-up is harsh.

4 months ago

How TUI Weathered Europe’s Summer Heat Wave

How TUI Weathered Europe’s Summer Heat Wave

Patrick Whyte, Skift

TUI seems to have mitigated the potential damage from a challenging operating environment. It will be interesting to see how it sustains its growth over the coming years.

4 months ago