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European travel update: Springtime changes to transport hubs

European travel update: Springtime changes to transport hubs

The spring is not yet entirely sprung, but sunny days are certainly here. For European transport operators, the period from mid-March to mid- June is prime season for big infrastructure projects. The hope of stable spring weather is the cue for track maintenance, renewal of airport runways and harbor renovations—in the expectation that normal services » Read more

Those Were the Days: Tourism before mass mobility

Those Were the Days: Tourism before mass mobility

Some 15 million Americans will visit Europe this year, a small part of a flood that helps reinforce Europe’s position as the most buoyant tourist market in the world. Despite economic uncertainties, Europe recorded a 5 percent increase in international tourist visitors in 2011, in some measure benefiting from the declining fortunes of the Middle » Read more

Should you fly or take the train around Europe? It depends…

Should you fly or take the train around Europe? It depends…

A few months ago I had to make a key decision while planning a trip from Paris to Berlin. Plane or train? I could take a €50 budget flight on easyJet and be there in about two hours. Or I could take the TGV to Germany, and then board an ICE train to Berlin (with » Read more

The Sky is the Limit: Rethinking travel in Europe, post-volcano

The Sky is the Limit: Rethinking travel in Europe, post-volcano

Note: The authors hoped to be in the Faroe Islands this week. That Icelandic volcano had other ideas. They reflect from Berlin on an interesting week in European travel. Air travel in Europe has taken a hard knock these past days. Media reports of all Europe being utterly paralyzed have a dash of hyperbole. Less than one » Read more

News on Fastnet, Euroferries, Varsity Express, Ryanair, and more

News on Fastnet, Euroferries, Varsity Express, Ryanair, and more

Three weeks ago, we reported here on EuroCheapo on how booking on a new air route or ferry service can cause a lot of grief for travelers intent on sticking to a fixed itinerary. All too often, teething problems can mean that a new service might not get started as smoothly as a carrier might » Read more

Splendid arrivals: Getting into London and beyond

Splendid arrivals: Getting into London and beyond

Some arrivals are just too good to miss. Dropping down out of the skies to land at some of Europe’s trickier airports can be challenging for even the most experienced pilots. And, even from the passenger cabin, the steep glide down into the airstrips at Innsbruck (Austria) or Lugano (Switzerland) can be very impressive. Funchal » Read more