Articles tagged “uk”

Where UK Political Parties Stand on the Big Tourism Issues

Where UK Political Parties Stand on the Big Tourism Issues

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Party manifestos should be treated with a healthy degree of skepticism. Still it is revealing to see what the priorities are and perhaps more importantly what they decide to leave out.

2 days ago

UK Tourism Numbers Surge Because Visiting Is Still Cheap

UK Tourism Numbers Surge Because Visiting Is Still Cheap

Andrew Atkinson, Bloomberg

It's still fairly cheap to visit the UK for foreigners because of the weakness of the pound so tourism numbers are up. The country's Brexit-related monetary woes also haven't deeply impacted British vacation-goers who are still getting out and about for fun.

6 days ago

Trump’s Laptop Ban Could Be Expanded to Arrivals From the UK

Trump’s Laptop Ban Could Be Expanded to Arrivals From the UK

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Given how big a market transatlantic aviation is, any move to extend the ban to flights coming from the UK would have a huge impact. Crucially, it could also impact U.S. airlines.

4 weeks ago

Why the UK Travel Industry Isn’t Yet Suffering a Brexit Slowdown

Why the UK Travel Industry Isn’t Yet Suffering a Brexit Slowdown

Patrick Whyte, Skift

So far there has been a limited impact from last June's Brexit vote, but that doesn't mean there won't be an economic price to pay, especially in the long term.

2 months ago

The Weak Pound Is Great News for Inbound UK Tourism

The Weak Pound Is Great News for Inbound UK Tourism

Andrew Atkinson, Bloomberg

Every international tourist knows that the UK is finally on sale. It will make security concerns extremely minor in the minds of most visitors.

2 months ago

Attacker Near UK Parliament Leaves 3 Dead and Many Injured

Attacker Near UK Parliament Leaves 3 Dead and Many Injured

Robert Hutton, Thomas Penny and Tim Ross, Bloomberg

The attack in London on the first anniversary of the Brussels bombings, and a day after the UK imposed new flight-security restrictions, could spur more stringent counter-measures.

2 months ago

EasyJet’s Numbers Show the British Are Still Traveling Despite the Pound’s Decline

EasyJet’s Numbers Show the British Are Still Traveling Despite the Pound’s Decline

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Britons are still traveling abroad despite the pound having lost approximately 10 percent of its buying power against the euro in the past year.

3 months ago

UK Hotels and Restaurants Are Cashing in on Consumer Spending Boom

UK Hotels and Restaurants Are Cashing in on Consumer Spending Boom

Scott Hamilton, Bloomberg

While UK consumer spending on items such as hotel stays are up, the full impact from Brexit -- potentially causing economic hardship for many Britons -- has yet to be felt.

3 months ago

Take Monarch Air’s Profit Predication With a Pinch of Salt

Take Monarch Air’s Profit Predication With a Pinch of Salt

Patrick Whyte, Skift

EBITDA is a pretty useless at telling you anything about the real profitability of a company. We’ll have to wait until it publishes audited accounts sometime next year.

5 months ago

Heathrow Offers Homeowners Cash in a Bid to Speed Up Runway Build

Heathrow Offers Homeowners Cash in a Bid to Speed Up Runway Build

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Despite getting government approval for expansion, Heathrow still faces considerable opposition from locals, politicians and environmentalists. It will do anything it can to improve its chances of actually getting a new runway built.

5 months ago

Disrupting Brexit Is the UK Tech Industry’s Biggest Challenge

Disrupting Brexit Is the UK Tech Industry’s Biggest Challenge

Patrick Whyte, Skift

While an attempt by tech leaders in the UK to try to maintain the country’s position as a hub is laudable, the direction the current government is heading in means that many of its key suggestions are likely to be ignored.

6 months ago

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.

6 months ago