Articles tagged “uk”

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.

3 days ago

Thomas Cook Looks to Reassure Investors

Thomas Cook Looks to Reassure Investors

Richard Weiss and David Hellier, Bloomberg

Thomas Cook seems to have stemmed the bleeding — now it just needs to come up with a convincing turnaround strategy.

2 weeks ago

What the Latest Brexit Agreement Means for Travel and Tourism

What the Latest Brexit Agreement Means for Travel and Tourism

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The United Kingdom and European Union have finally agreed on a Brexit deal — but the drama isn't over yet. The UK parliament still needs to give its approval and at the moment, that isn't looking likely.

3 weeks ago

Brexit Dampens UK Airline Jet2’s Optimism

Brexit Dampens UK Airline Jet2’s Optimism

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Jet2 has big ambitions for its leisure travel division and Brexit, plus other factors, have the potential to derail things. It makes planning for the future very difficult.

1 month ago

Flybe Is the Latest Airline Struggling With Rising Fuel Costs

Flybe Is the Latest Airline Struggling With Rising Fuel Costs

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Oh dear. Another Flybe profit warning. The same thing happened last October. It's easy for airlines to blame external pressures but much harder for them to admit to—and fix—internal problems.

2 months ago

Brand USA Steps Up at NFL London Games to Woo Visitors Back to U.S.

Brand USA Steps Up at NFL London Games to Woo Visitors Back to U.S.

Dan Peltier, Skift

Brand USA will have one of its biggest stages of the year during the three-game NFL London Games series this month, and it will need every inch of that stage to capitalize on the moment as UK visitation has fallen in recent years.

2 months ago

Every One of Thomas Cook’s 17 Brands, Explained

Every One of Thomas Cook’s 17 Brands, Explained

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Thomas Cook, the man, organized his first trip in 1841, and the travel company that bears his name is still going. After a series of mergers and acquisitions the company now has 17 key brands to focus on. Read our take on each.

4 months ago

UK Airport Owner Is Still Pretty Relaxed About Brexit

UK Airport Owner Is Still Pretty Relaxed About Brexit

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Given the inability of the UK government to make suitable arrangements for leaving the European Union, it's amazing that some businesses remain so relaxed. The clock is ticking and the country still has no idea exactly what's going to happen.

5 months ago

Booking Sites May Be Breaking Law According to UK Watchdog

Booking Sites May Be Breaking Law According to UK Watchdog

Áine Quinn, Bloomberg

UK regulators contend that some booking sites are violating consumer protection laws by playing around with discounting, commissions, and hidden charges. Expedia and Booking.com will have to change their business practices or head to court.

6 months ago

Heathrow Airport’s Largest Shareholder Is Checking Out of the UK

Heathrow Airport’s Largest Shareholder Is Checking Out of the UK

Rodrigo Orihuela, Bloomberg

It's death by a thousand cuts in Brexit Britain. Companies have had enough of the uncertainty and are shifting their bases away from the UK.

6 months ago

Gatwick Airport Is Spending Big to Try to Close the Gap With Heathrow

Gatwick Airport Is Spending Big to Try to Close the Gap With Heathrow

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Undeterred by the UK government's rejection of its runway expansion plans, Gatwick is planning to splash the cash on upgrading its terminals. There is, however, only so much you can do with a single runway.

6 months ago

London Stansted Airport Subject to Flight Disruptions After UK Lightning Strikes

London Stansted Airport Subject to Flight Disruptions After UK Lightning Strikes

Associated Press

The flight disruptions at London Stansted will have a spillover effect at other airports during a UK bank holiday. Mother Nature obviously got her calendar wrong for this.

7 months ago