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The UK’s Brexit Strategy Should Terrify the Travel Industry (But It Doesn’t)

The UK’s Brexit Strategy Should Terrify the Travel Industry (But It Doesn’t)

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The travel industry needs to wake up. Five months have passed since the Brexit vote and the UK government has still to spell out its plans. The British travel industry has been a huge beneficiary of many of the initiatives brought in by the EU and stands to lose out if it does not play a part in mapping out the future.

2 weeks ago

Scotland Seeks Its Parliament’s Intervention Before Brexit Talks Proceed

Scotland Seeks Its Parliament’s Intervention Before Brexit Talks Proceed

Associated Press

Scotland voted to stick with the UK and is adamant about remaining with Europe, too.

4 weeks ago

U.K. Woos Indian Investors With Expedited Visas in Post-Brexit Strategy

U.K. Woos Indian Investors With Expedited Visas in Post-Brexit Strategy

Tim Ross, Bloomberg

The UK is already looking to hedge its post-Brexit losses by enhancing ties to Indian investors through preferential visa policies. There doesn't seem to be much of a trickle-down policy in terms of reassuring students from India, though, who have been foreclosed from attending university in the UK.

4 weeks ago

UK Judges Tell Uber It’s Kidding Itself That It’s Not a Taxi Service

UK Judges Tell Uber It’s Kidding Itself That It’s Not a Taxi Service

Jeremy Hodges and Jeremy Kahn, Bloomberg

A victory of common sense over the worst kind of Silicon Valley BS. Far too many companies want to say they are something they are not in order to avoid responsibility to both employees and customers.

1 month ago

After Years of Delays, UK Government Gives Go-Ahead For Heathrow Expansion… Again

After Years of Delays, UK Government Gives Go-Ahead For Heathrow Expansion… Again

Christopher Jasper and Thomas Penny, Bloomberg

The UK government's backing of Heathrow over Gatwick is only the first step. The same thing happened in 2003 and 2007. The airline industry should expect years of squabbling and judicial reviews to further hold up the process of building a new runway in the south east of England.

1 month ago

Tourists See England as One Big Sale Sign Right Now

Tourists See England as One Big Sale Sign Right Now

Danica Kirka and Paul Traynor, Associated Press

Until UK retailers adjust prices, the country will attract visitors happy to spend as much or more than in the past, yet walk away with so much more.

1 month 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.

2 months ago

Ctrip CEO Interested in U.S. Potential and Sees a Brexit Boom

Ctrip CEO Interested in U.S. Potential and Sees a Brexit Boom

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Would the world's second-largest online travel agency in market cap, Ctrip, entertain the idea of entering the U.S. market to complement its sites in mainland China, Hong Kong and Singapore? The x's and o's are unclear but the idea isn't as far-fetched as it might seem given Chinese investment in the U.S. and the Ctrip CEO's statements about his interest in the U.S. market

3 months ago

British Rush Post-Brexit to Get Freedom-of-Movement Passports Before it Is Too Late

British Rush Post-Brexit to Get Freedom-of-Movement Passports Before it Is Too Late

Thomas Seal , Bloomberg

Even Brits who don't normally travel to the Continent for work and play are applying for freedom-of-movement passports so they don't get left out if the EU doors eventually close. Voters remorse?

4 months ago

Travelers Taking the Chunnel to France Are Facing Major Security Delays

Travelers Taking the Chunnel to France Are Facing Major Security Delays

Associated Press

If delays continue many travelers will not bother using the Chunnel which could hurt those that couldn't otherwise afford to travel.

4 months ago

Skift Survey: What Global Travelers Really Think About Visiting America-In-Turmoil

Skift Survey: What Global Travelers Really Think About Visiting America-In-Turmoil

Jason Clampet, Skift

Travel to the U.S. is more resilient than some other countries, but there are already warning signs that the current climate should be cause for concern.

5 months ago

Despite the Brexit Vote and Decreasing Profits, the Chunnel Will Likely Remain in Operation

Despite the Brexit Vote and Decreasing Profits, the Chunnel Will Likely Remain in Operation

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

Here's hoping the Channel Tunnel will remain open, despite the Brexit vote and despite its recent financial struggles.

5 months ago