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When can US citizens visit Europe?

The number one question on everyone’s lips right now is “when will this pandemic be over?” The number two question (probably) is “when can we travel to Europe again?” On March 17 the EU passed a travel ban prohibiting international visitors from entering Europe for 30 days. Since then, the ban has been renewed every […]

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Hostmaker Collapse Prompts Further Consolidation in Europe’s Short-Term Rental Market

A set of keys. Houst is expanding in the property management sector. the Original Muddog / Flickr Skift Take: In a growing sector like this where there is a race to scale up, casualties will always exist. Houst will be hoping to capitalize on Hostmaker’s misfortune. — Patrick Whyte Read the Complete Story On Skift

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Google Bows to European Pressure and Tests Adding Travel Rivals’ Direct Links

Pictured is an Airbnb Luxe property in Provence, France. Under pressure from regulators, Google is testing changes to the way it displays travel, jobs, and local results in Europe. Airbnb Skift Take: Google has argued for years that its boxed-up and featured hotel, flight, and restaurant results are highlighted because they provide users with the […]

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Will Marriott and British Airways Ever Pay Those Huge Proposed Data Breach Fines?

A Marriott Hotels property. The company was handed a proposed fine of £99.2 million last year. Marriott International Skift Take: Those headline fines were pretty jaw-dropping, but it seems more than likely that they will be massively reduced whenever they are finally rubber-stamped. — Patrick Whyte Read the Complete Story On Skift

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Trainline Experiments With Hotels to Boost Revenue

The Trainline logo. The company is branching out into other areas to generate more revenue. Trainline Skift Take: Understandably, CEO Clare Gilmartin didn’t want to play up moves into other travel areas too much at such an early stage, but we’ll be keeping a close eye on how the company evolves over the next few […]

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Online Travel Agency eDreams Odigeo Urges Investors to Stick Around

An aircraft in the sky. eDreams is diversifying its product offering. tatsuo yamaguchi / Flickr Skift Take: EDreams believes it has developed a long-term recipe for success but needs time to realize those gains. If it can convince enough people to sign up — and stay signed up — to its subscription service it might […]

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Hiking Peaks of the Balkans

Standing at the summit of Mount Taljanka in Kosovo, your thighs will burn and the wind may feel strong enough to knock you off your feet. You’ll look out on the valley below to see no roads or towns, only a green pasture encircled by layers of mountains reaching back to the horizon. It will […]

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Why Online Travel Agency eDreams Odigeo Couldn’t Find a Buyer at Its Price

Dana Dunne, eDreams Odigeo CEO speaking at the 2019 ITB Berlin Convention. The online travel agent is coming towards the end of its turnaround plan. ITB Berlin Skift Take: Not surprisingly, the CEO is backing his own turnaround plan, but he’ll have to deliver if the company is ever going to live up to its […]