Articles tagged “uk”

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.

2 weeks 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.

1 month 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

3 months ago

EasyJet and Ryanair Are Still Fretting About Brexit

EasyJet and Ryanair Are Still Fretting About Brexit

Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

Brexit offers up plenty of uncertainty for airlines, not least what to do about their shareholders.

3 months ago

Thomas Cook Is Pulling the Plug on Its Spring-Break Style Vacation Brand

Thomas Cook Is Pulling the Plug on Its Spring-Break Style Vacation Brand

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

It's funny how the definition of cool can change over the course of a generation. Like Beanie Babies, AOL Instant Messenger, and mixtapes – Club 18-30 vacations belong to a different era.

3 months ago

Uber Picks a New Regional Manager for Its Key European Business

Uber Picks a New Regional Manager for Its Key European Business

Nate Lanxon, Bloomberg

It's just over a month until Uber's big day in court with London regulators. Jamie Heywood is certainly being thrown in at the deep end.

3 months ago

Heathrow Within ‘Touching Distance’ of Approval for Third Runway

Heathrow Within ‘Touching Distance’ of Approval for Third Runway

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

We've been here many, many times before. Even if the UK government gives the go-ahead, we should expect further delays, especially as there is still plenty of opposition to expansion.

4 months ago

Facial Recognition Startup Hoping to Solve Brexit’s Ireland Border Conundrum

Facial Recognition Startup Hoping to Solve Brexit’s Ireland Border Conundrum

Jeremy Kahn, Bloomberg

The Irish border question has become the biggest issue surrounding Brexit. The UK government has said it doesn't want a return to the checkpoints of the past and is looking at creative ways of solving the problem.

4 months ago

What New UK Statistics Tell Us About the Gender Pay Gap in Travel

What New UK Statistics Tell Us About the Gender Pay Gap in Travel

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Sadly, that women get paid less than men doesn't come as a surprise but it is still shocking to see such a huge disparity. With the figures now out in the open in the UK, companies have a responsibility to see that the gap is closed as quickly as possible. We'd also like to see more diversity among the leadership teams.

4 months ago