Articles tagged “uk”

Europe Sees Modest Rebound in Cheap Flight Bookings: New Skyscanner Data

Europe Sees Modest Rebound in Cheap Flight Bookings: New Skyscanner Data

Sean O'Neill, Skift

If you're looking for flickers of hope, new data suggests that budget airlines are seeing better-than-expected rebounds in Europe. But routes serving some countries, like beleaguered Spain, remain weaker than others.

6 days ago

Tourism’s Jagged Reopening May Be Worse Than Not Reopening At All

Tourism’s Jagged Reopening May Be Worse Than Not Reopening At All

Rosie Spinks, Skift

It's understandable that tourism economies are eager to reopen despite the public health risks. But with the situation so fluid and unstable, reopening could prove an economic risk as well.

2 weeks ago

Carnival and Royal Caribbean Receive UK Coronavirus Aid After Cruise Snub in U.S.

Carnival and Royal Caribbean Receive UK Coronavirus Aid After Cruise Snub in U.S.

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Given the longstanding critique of the cruise industry's business model, some critics were pleasantly surprised when U.S. Congress declined to give federal assistance to the industry back in April. Few noticed when the UK did just that as part of its Covid-19 corporate recovery package.

4 weeks ago

England Scraps Travel Restrictions for 50 Nations, U.S. Arrivals Will Still Need to Quarantine

England Scraps Travel Restrictions for 50 Nations, U.S. Arrivals Will Still Need to Quarantine

Rosie Spinks, Skift

In a month, the UK's travel restrictions have gone from blanket quarantine, to air bridges, to a traffic light system. What will they think of next?

1 month ago

UK Will Not Require Visitors From Low-Risk Countries to Quarantine

UK Will Not Require Visitors From Low-Risk Countries to Quarantine

William James, Reuters

As many people expected it would, the UK has balked on its highly controversial quarantine policy. The airline industry will be relieved.

2 months ago

Hospitality Sector Will Have to Keep 21 Day Record of Customers Under UK Reopening Rules

Hospitality Sector Will Have to Keep 21 Day Record of Customers Under UK Reopening Rules

Paul Sandle, Reuters

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's new rules are certainly idiosyncratic, but they will come as welcome news to a sector that is keen to get back to business.

2 months ago

Turkey’s Lonely Tourist Attractions Face Make-or-Break Week

Turkey’s Lonely Tourist Attractions Face Make-or-Break Week

Ceyda Caglayan, Kaan Soyturk and Jonathan Spicer, Reuters

It's unfortunate some of Turkey's most important source markets were heavily impacted by coronavirus. Effective diplomacy will be needed to convince those countries it's a safe bet for summer.

2 months ago

Is the UK Government Blinking on Quarantine Rules?

Is the UK Government Blinking on Quarantine Rules?

William Schomberg, Reuters

UK Finance Minister Rishi Sunak didn't provide much detail on how the government might alter its tough quarantine rules other than to mention certain travel corridors might be a consideration. It's clear the government is under intense pressure.

2 months ago

UK’s Quarantine Strategy Leaves It Out of Step With Europe’s Summer Season

UK’s Quarantine Strategy Leaves It Out of Step With Europe’s Summer Season

Rosie Spinks, Skift

During the coronavirus pandemic, Britain has been something of an outlier in Europe — and not in a good way. As travel reopens on the continent, the travel industry is loudly questioning the logic of its quarantine and proposing a better way.

2 months ago

Lobby Group in UK Is Pushing Travel Corridors as Alternative to Quarantine

Lobby Group in UK Is Pushing Travel Corridors as Alternative to Quarantine

Reuters, Reuters

A travel industry lobby group fed up at the UK's quarantine policy is pushing the alternative of travel corridors. However, the latter comes with plenty of baggage of its own.

2 months ago

British Airways, Ryanair and EasyJet Could Sue to Overturn UK Quarantine Rules

British Airways, Ryanair and EasyJet Could Sue to Overturn UK Quarantine Rules

Kylie MacLellan, Reuters

When public health conflicts with airline operations perhaps erring on the side of safety measures isn't a horrible thing.

2 months ago

UK Culture Secretary Previews Plans to Bring Back Domestic Vacations as Early as July

UK Culture Secretary Previews Plans to Bring Back Domestic Vacations as Early as July

Frances Perraudin, The Guardian

The UK's culture minister indicates he wants Britons themselves to prop up the tourism industry this summer.

3 months ago