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Slovenijo obišče vse več tujih turistov

Vsekakor bi bilo potrebno povprašati Uroša Macerla o vplivih povečanega obsega turizma na zrak in prvovrstna kmetijska zemljišča! ? #LexTourism #TourismusNeinDanke ?Žiga Sancin

This Swiss village has banned tourists from taking photos

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Hotel s petimi zvezdicami še ne zagotavlja luksuza

Egalitarneži se gredo luksuz! ?Žiga Sancin

British Airways boss blamed for IT ‘meltdown’ amid more delays

Mr Cruz, who founded low-cost carrier Clickair and headed budget airline Vueling before being appointed BA chief last year, was accused of replacing highly-skilled British IT professionals with low-cost overseas workers.Chris Pleasance (Daily Mail)

System Failure at British Airways Shuts Down Flights Out of London

A global technology failure at British Airways led to delays, airport congestion and flight cancellations for thousands of customers at London-area airports on Saturday. The problems began around 7 a.m. local time. By late afternoon, the airline had canceled all Saturday flights departing from Heathrow and Gatwick airports. In a statement, it cited “a major I.T. system failure that is causing severe disruption to our flight operations worldwide.” The glitch affected the airline’s check-in and operational systems, including call centers, the airline’s chief executive, Alex Cruz, said in a video on Saturday.Jacey Fortin (New York Times)

Ryanair starts selling flights to the US and South America

Ryanair operates over 50 short haul routes to/from Madrid and now our customers can book flights on Air Europa long-haul routes to destinations including Buenos Aires, Havana and New York. […] We continue to speak to a number of other long-haul airlines about potential connecting flight partnerships and we look forward to offering our 130 million customers an even greater choice and range of long haul services in 2018.Michael O’Leary (Ryanair)

Sweden Has Listed The Entire Country On Airbnb

In Sweden there’s a constitutional right they call allemansrätten. It’s a national concept of “freedom to roam” that allows anyone the right to access, walk, cycle, or camp on any land (the only exceptions being private residences, as well as gardens and lands under cultivation). To get the rest of the world to try it out, they just listed the entire country on Airbnb.Jeff Beer (Fast Company)

Cathay Cuts 600 Jobs as It Tries to Get Costs Under Control

Cathay has said it is targeting savings of about 30 percent from staff cost cuts at its headquarters. An official at Air China Ltd., which owns 30 percent of Cathay, said in March that the carrier will reduce more than HK$4 billion ($514 million) in costs over three years.Bloomberg

Iceland Is Beautiful Except for the 2 Million Tourists

Some 2.3 million people are expected to visit this year, up from 489,000 just seven years ago. The $3.4 billion industry created one in every three jobs, making it Iceland’s largest source of revenue. But while the cash is great, the country struggles to deal with the influx. Popular destinations swarm with sightseers and hotels barely contain them all, some resulting in sewage overflow. Lawmakers are considering new taxes to ease the strain, even as construction companies scramble to keep up and businesses hire more help.Laura Mallonee (Wired)

How Booking Sites Influence Which Hotels You Pick

Online sellers say they sort results to give consumers the hotels they are most likely to book, since they make money from booking commissions paid by hotels. Priceline Group , which includes six booking sites, says the biggest factor in its search results ordering is a hotel’s conversion rate.Scott McCartney (The Wall Street Journal)

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