Articles tagged “united kingdom”

British Domestic Tourism Plans for a Summer of Physical Distancing

British Domestic Tourism Plans for a Summer of Physical Distancing

Zoe Wood, The Guardian

Britain's central bank forecast this week that the pandemic will push the UK economy into its deepest recession in three centuries, which will also constrain consumer travel budgets. That said, domestic tourism may gain some visitors who would ordinarily go abroad instead.

2 weeks ago

Tourism-Driven Economies May Be Worst Hit in UK by Unemployment

Tourism-Driven Economies May Be Worst Hit in UK by Unemployment

Robert Booth, The Guardian

Britain's tourism board is predicting 22 million fewer visitors in 2020 — a devastating blow for those employed by the industry, especially outside of London.

4 weeks ago

Ryanair Called Out by UK Regulator for Misleading Environmental Claims

Ryanair Called Out by UK Regulator for Misleading Environmental Claims

Laurence Frost and Alistair Smout, Reuters

Despite all the evidence to the contrary, the airline industry is desperate to inflate its green credentials. This is just one example of a worrying trend.

4 months ago

British Airways Heads to Court to Block Potential Pilot Strike

British Airways Heads to Court to Block Potential Pilot Strike

Simon Foy and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

British Airways will be desperate to avoid any disruption to its services over the busy summer period. An injunction might be its last hope.

10 months ago

Brexit Back in Focus for Travel Industry With Prime Minister Race Raising New Questions

Brexit Back in Focus for Travel Industry With Prime Minister Race Raising New Questions

Patrick Whyte, Skift

After granting a Brexit extension, EU leaders urged the UK not to waste this extra time – but that is precisely what politicians have done. Talk of leaving without a deal has grown in recent weeks and that should terrify travel businesses, even those who would enjoy a boost in inbound visitors.

11 months ago

Ctrip’s International Strategy Fuels TrainPal’s Hyper Growth

Ctrip’s International Strategy Fuels TrainPal’s Hyper Growth

Tamsin Smith, Jing Travel

The runaway success of the ticket booking app marks the latest development in the Chinese online travel giant’s strategy to strengthen its fast-growing international business.

12 months ago

Lufthansa Confirms Bid for Thomas Cook’s Condor Airline

Lufthansa Confirms Bid for Thomas Cook’s Condor Airline

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

The announcement comes as no surprise, given Lufthansa all but confirmed its interest in March. The cash would ease Thomas Cook's financial concerns and help it invest in its own brand hotels.

1 year ago

Ireland’s Tourism Success Is Under Threat by Brexit: A Skift Deep Dive

Ireland’s Tourism Success Is Under Threat by Brexit: A Skift Deep Dive

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Whatever happens over the next few weeks, months, and years, Brexit has brought back some unpleasant memories and risks damaging the very united tourism that the north and the south in Ireland have worked so hard to build.

1 year ago

Airbus Threatens to Leave the UK If a No-Deal Brexit Unleashes Chaos

Airbus Threatens to Leave the UK If a No-Deal Brexit Unleashes Chaos

Benjamin Katz and Joe Mayes, Bloomberg

The boss of the European aerospace group Airbus told Britons to ignore "Brexiters' madness” that the company was too settled in Britain to leave. Certainly Airbus's 14,000 workers in the UK may face at least gradual job losses if a botched Brexit made it more difficult to manufacture aircraft parts in the UK than elsewhere. But maybe Airbus was playing politics, too.

1 year ago

U.S. and UK Agree to Preserve Open Skies Air Service After Brexit

U.S. and UK Agree to Preserve Open Skies Air Service After Brexit

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, and other carriers will benefit from the deal, which maintains the right of UK-based carriers to fly between the U.S. and UK. Let’s hope the UK is able to have a smooth departure from the European Union because the lack of one would mean negotiating dozens of air rights deals.

1 year ago

EU Warns Brexit Could See UK Flights Grounded

EU Warns Brexit Could See UK Flights Grounded

Jonathan Stearns, Bloomberg

Another day, another warning that Brexit could lead to flight chaos. In the past the UK government dismissed such fear-mongering but a failure to come to an arrangement with the European Union has put it in a very tough position.

2 years ago

Northern England Is Getting a Tourism Boost from Direct Manchester-Beijing Flights

Northern England Is Getting a Tourism Boost from Direct Manchester-Beijing Flights

Thomas Buckley, Bloomberg

Manchester is obviously very proud of its direct air link with China's capital. If it continues to be a success, will more decide to follow?

2 years ago