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ETC: Travel sentiment is warming up with Summer in sight

The hope of summer getaways is encouraging travel sentiment in Europeans, as a majority (56%) say they will go on holiday by the end of August 2021, either domestically or to another European country. By comparison, only 27% of respondents are still unwilling to travel within the next six months. That is according to the […]

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Travelling is not a crime: ETC strongly condemns new UK travel measures

The European Travel Commission (ETC) strongly condemns the new tough enforcement measures for travellers announced yesterday by the UK Government. As well as introducing two mandatory tests after arrival and obligatory “quarantine packages” for travellers from “red list” countries, the new rules include heavy financial penalties and potential jail time for non-compliance. Travellers arriving from […]

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ETC: Travellers are not a high-risk | Urges EU governments to follow EASA & ECDC guidelines and lift quarantines

The European Travel Commission (ETC) has today welcomed the new Guidelines for COVID-19 testing and quarantine of air travellers from the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which provide a clear pathway for EU governments to make informed decisions on travel measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on the […]

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ETC: Second wave of COVID-19 outbreak threatens european tourism recovery | Loss of almost 1 billion global international arrivals expected in 2020

A new surge in Covid-19 cases and the reintroduction of travel restrictions have halted European tourism recovery with international tourist arrivals to Europe down 68%[1] halfway through the year relative to 2019. That is according to the European Travel Commission’s (ETC) latest quarterly report “European Tourism: Trends & Prospects” for Q3 2020 which has been closely […]

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ETC: Europeans still optimistic about Travel

European travellers are eager to resume travel, but anxiety over a rising number of coronavirus cases and stringent travel restrictions may cause many to put their anticipated journeys on hold, according to a new study released today by the European Travel Commission (ETC) in the framework of a project co-funded by the European Union. This […]

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ETC: Domestic and short haul travel will “revive” European Tourism

According to the European Travel Commission’s (ETC) latest quarterly report the global health crisis has left the tourism sector in Europe facing a crisis like no other, with heightened uncertainty surrounding its recovery. Latest forecasts indicate that travel to Europe is expected to be 54% lower this year than in 2019. To minimise the knock-on […]

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Mixed prospects for Summer 2021 as Europe works to overcome vaccine hurdles

As Europe works to accelerate vaccination programmes over the coming months and control the spread of COVID-19, the expected easing of restrictions provides some hope for travel in summer 2021. Published today, the European Travel Commission’s (ETC) quarterly report ‘European Tourism Trends & Prospects’  outlines that despite vaccine hurdles in recent months, the inoculation programmes […]

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95% of Travellers Eager to Travel Abroad As Soon As Travel Bans Are Removed, Survey Shows

Entry bans and other travel restrictions as quarantine, testing, and recently even vaccine certificates have mostly affected couples and families, a recent survey conducted by SchengenVisaInfo.com shows. Through the survey, in which participated 8,205 travellers from different parts of the world, 41 per cent of whom travel more than three times a year, 20.5 per cent three […]

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Best European Destinations for vaccinated travellers

If the European Commission is working on a digital vaccination passport, some EU countries already recognize this vaccine passport. What are the best destinations for vaccinated travellers with a vaccine passport or vaccination certificate? Greece and Portugal  (especially the autonomous regions of Madeira Islands & The Azores) as well as Georgia, Sweden, Iceland, Spain, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Denmark, should facilitate […]

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The iconic Porto Carras Grand Resort opens in April 2021

The iconic Porto Carras Grand Resort, ideally located on the western coast of Sithonia, on northern mainland Greece and 112km from Thessaloniki International Airport, proudly announces its opening under new management in April 2021. The most complete resort in Greece is nestled on the slopes of Meliton, overlooking the expansive blue of Toroneos Gulf, stretching […]

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