Articles tagged “uk”

Collapse of Monarch Air Costs Baby Boomer Specialist Saga $2.7 Million

Collapse of Monarch Air Costs Baby Boomer Specialist Saga $2.7 Million

Joe Easton, Bloomberg

Saga’s woes seem to be a direct result of Monarch’s collapse rather than a Brexit wobble. Having reaped plenty of financial rewards over the years, it seems baby boomers are still looking to splash their cash on vacations.

1 week ago

Brexit Has Been a Boost For UK Camping Staycations

Brexit Has Been a Boost For UK Camping Staycations

Lisa Pham and Joe Easton, Bloomberg

Camping in the UK is a beautiful thing to do even when Brexit isn't causing economic turmoil, which a certain Skifter witnessed first-hand this past summer. Hotel stays, however, are a more lucrative type of staycation that the government hopes more tourists will opt for.

3 weeks ago

European Union Gives UK a Brexit Rebuff in Capital of Culture Bid

European Union Gives UK a Brexit Rebuff in Capital of Culture Bid

Jill Lawless, Associated Press

As Brexit tensions continue to mount, it's no surprise the EU doesn't want to reward the UK with a tourism-boosting designation as the country prepares to walk away from its commitments.

3 weeks ago

UK Asks Wealthiest Flyers to Fund New Departure Tax Freeze

UK Asks Wealthiest Flyers to Fund New Departure Tax Freeze

Benjamin Katz and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

The airline industry's relentless calls for the abolition of the hated air passenger duty have been ignored in favor of a sleight of hand, which passes the burden on to those traveling in premium cabins or private jets. Given the country's lackluster economic outlook, it was probably the best anyone could have expected.

3 weeks ago

New Emails on Trump’s Travel Ban Detail Panic Unleashed in UK

New Emails on Trump’s Travel Ban Detail Panic Unleashed in UK

Robert Hutton, Bloomberg

As we've long suspected, reckless policy and a lack of communication on January 2017's travel ban has contributed to friction in the relationship between the U.S. and UK.

2 months ago

Europe Had a Record 1 Billion Flyers in 2016

Europe Had a Record 1 Billion Flyers in 2016

Associated Press

London Heathrow was Europe's busiest airport in 2016. But the UK's failure to settle the issue of expanding its airport capacity may prove damaging to its competitiveness in the long term.

2 months ago

UK Chancellor Downplays Brexit Threat to Aviation Sector

UK Chancellor Downplays Brexit Threat to Aviation Sector

Robert Hutton, Bloomberg

The Chancellor might be right to say a scenario where UK flights would be blocked to Europe is unlikely, but the lack of planning from the UK government on the subject of aviation is very alarming. The industry is tightly entwined with the rest of Europe and separating it is going to be a mammoth task.

2 months ago

Uber Testifies in UK About Business-Model Issues

Uber Testifies in UK About Business-Model Issues

Adam Satariano, Bloomberg

Sooner — rather than later — Uber will need to address and reform its relationships with drivers. On the other hand, the company is already losing money, and treating drivers as employees could push Uber further into the red.

2 months ago

UK Tourism Industry Unites to Target Post-Brexit Growth

UK Tourism Industry Unites to Target Post-Brexit Growth

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Coming together and trying to carve out a deal from the UK government makes sense for the tourism industry. The only problem with that is the country's looming separation from the European Union, which is casting a shadow over its political and economic future.

2 months ago

UK Planes Ready to Fly Stranded Passengers if Monarch Airlines Goes Bust

UK Planes Ready to Fly Stranded Passengers if Monarch Airlines Goes Bust

Sofia Horta e Costa, Bloomberg

Kudos to UK regulators for having a plan to assist stranded passengers if Monarch Airlines goes bust. That wouldn't happen in many other countries.

3 months ago

European Train Operators Want Slice Of UK Rail Companies Ahead of Brexit

European Train Operators Want Slice Of UK Rail Companies Ahead of Brexit

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

How the UK's transportation infrastructure will remain connected to mainland Europe is a question that will continue to loom large as Brexit talks roll on.

4 months ago

UK Is Trying to Find a Solution to the Irish Border Problem Ahead of Brexit

UK Is Trying to Find a Solution to the Irish Border Problem Ahead of Brexit

Alex Morales and Peter Flanagan, Bloomberg

There is a huge amount of movement between the Republic of Ireland and the UK via the border with Northern Ireland. Nobody wants to see this restricted as a result of Brexit but coming up with a solution that satisfies both sides is going to be very, very difficult.

4 months ago