ETC: European tourism draws close to pre-pandemic levels in 2023

Towards the end of 2023, European tourism continued its robust recovery, nearing pre-pandemic levels despite inflationary pressures. Across reporting destinations, foreign tourist arrivals stand at 1.6% below 2019 figures, with nights 0.6% below, showcasing a resilient travel demand across the continent -a trend which is expected to continue into 2024. This is according to the […]

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ETC: International travellers to Europe prioritise safe destinations and affordable prices in 2024

Anticipations for international travel in 2024 are predominantly optimistic in key long-haul markets for Europe. However, travellers display greater reluctance to visit Europe in the initial four months of the year. This is according to the latest Long-Haul Travel Barometer (LHTB) 1/2024 published today by the European Travel Commission (ETC) and Eurail BV. The study […]

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UNWTO Becomes “UN Tourism” to Mark A New Era for Global Sector

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) enters a new era today with a new name and brand: UN Tourism. With this new brand, the Organization reaffirms its status as the United Nations specialized agency for tourism and the global leader of tourism for development, driving social and economic change to ensure that “people and planet” are […]

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UNWTO: International tourism to reach pre-pandemic levels in 2024

According to the first UNWTO World Tourism Barometer of the year, international tourism ended 2023 at 88% of pre-pandemic levels, with an estimated 1.3 billion international arrivals. The unleashing of remaining pent-up demand, increased air connectivity, and a stronger recovery of Asian markets and destinations, are expected to underpin a full recovery by the end of 2024. […]

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Could adult-only flights really “take off”

The recent news that Dutch carrier Corendon Airlines has started offering adult-only areas on its flights garnered widespread media attention around the world. Rightly so, as it seems that passengers have long been crying out for this service according to an article published in the Spectator that was based on a survey from PhotoAID. Corendon’s […]

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Sabre Corporation’s 2024 Global Travel Study Unveils Surprising Trends

Sabre Corporation’s latest global travel study uncovers a significant shift in travel behaviors and preferences for 2024. The data-driven narrative unfolds, showcasing how travelers are navigating the ever-evolving landscape of global travel. The study indicates a newfound confidence among travelers, with leisure travelers planning their trips much earlier than in previous years. Now, they are […]

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WTTC: France to keep its crown as most popular destination for international visitors

Latest flight booking data from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and its knowledge partner ForwardKeys, shows France is set to keep its pole position as the world’s most popular destination for international arrivals this year. The research reveals a positive outlook for France’s inbound travel, with arrivals set to almost reach pre-pandemic highs […]

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Jet2holidays adds hundreds of thousands of Free Child Place holidays

Ahead of what is expected to be a busy weekend for customers booking family holidays, Jet2holidays, the UK’s largest tour operator, has today added hundreds of thousands of Free Child Place holidays across the 2024 school holidays. The additions are on top of millions of Free Child Place Holidays that are already available. As a […]

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Civitatis sets sights on 50% global growth for 2024

With an unwavering focus on relentless expansion, Civitatis, the leading technological platform for booking Spanish-speaking activities, day trips, guided tours, and excursions worldwide –both in the B2C and B2B channels– is aiming for an ambitious 50% global growth in travellers 2024. This news follows the company’s recent announcements of reaching a milestone of 10 million […]

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Ryanair: eDreams is no.1 Pirate in Jan overcharging customers by up to 125%

Ryanair released its Jan OTA Pirate survey, which revealed eDreams as the no.1 Pirate, overcharging customers by a scandalous 125% for a reserved seat that costs just €12 on Ryanair.com. While eDreams is the worst OTA Pirate in Jan, other OTA Pirates also made the “consumer rip-off” podium with Opodo overcharging by 108% (€38.31 for […]

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