ForwardKeys: Record breaking summer for flights to Greece and Turkey

Air travel to the southeast corner of Europe substantially exceeded pre-pandemic (2019) levels in the peak summer months of July and August. The report has come from ForwardKeys, which has the most comprehensive and up-to-date database of air ticketing available. The two largest destinations, Turkey and Greece, both exceeded pre-pandemic levels of international visitor arrivals […]

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Ryanair launches rescue fares as Blue Air suspends flights

Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (6 Sept) launched rescue fares starting from €49.99 to accommodate customers affected by Blue Air’s suspension of operations. Families who booked to fly on now-cancelled Blue Air flights can travel on one of Ryanair’s reliable and low-fare flights, including routes from Bucharest, Cluj, Oradea, Sibiu, Suceava, Timisoara in Romania or […]

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UNWTO: International tourism consolidates strong recovery amidst growing challenges

International tourism continues to show signs of a strong and steady recovery from the impact of the pandemic despite significant mounting economic and geopolitical challenges. According to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, international tourism saw a strong rebound in the first five months of 2022, with almost 250 million international arrivals recorded. This compares […]

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WTTC: 130,000 vacancies in Travel & Tourism threaten UK economic recovery

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) warns the Travel & Tourism sector’s recovery is at serious risk as nearly 130,000 jobs go unfilled across the UK. According to the global tourism body, the UK is expected to see a shortfall of 128,000 jobs, with one in 14 job openings expected to remain vacant. Restaurants […]

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GlobalData: European tourism company filings indicate ESG is the most pressing industry issue

GlobalData’s Company Filing Analytics reveals that environment, social and governance (ESG), COVID-19 and geopolitics are the top three themes mentioned by European tourism companies so far in 2022, respectively, indicating that these are the most pressing issues that the continent’s tourism industry faces. As shown by the leading data and analytics company, ESG is the […]

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European airports handle an additional 660 million passengers in the first half of 2022

European airport trade body ACI EUROPE today released its air traffic report covering the month of June, as well as Q2 and the first half (H1) of 2022. Passenger traffic in the European airport network jumped by +247% in H1 2022 compared to the same period last year -resulting in airports across the continent handling […]

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The most popular city breaks around the world

Summer’s finally here, and as we all start thinking about those well-earned holidays, travellers from all over the world are looking for inspiration both close to home and further afield. While some may favour a beach holiday or a mountain retreat, the city break remains a firm favourite of many- who doesn’t love experiencing new […]

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412,000 Travel & Tourism jobs across the U.S. will remain unfilled unless urgent action is taken

A new analysis by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global Travel & Tourism business sector, estimates 412,000 Travel & Tourism jobs in the U.S. will remain unfilled this year, putting in serious jeopardy the recovery of the sector. According to WTTC’s data, one in 18 jobs remained vacant during the […]

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TUI offers customers advice & reassurance ahead of peak summer holiday travel

TUI, the UK’s largest tour operator, has today issued reassurance and advice for hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers as they prepare to get away for summer.  Recently voted “Most Trusted Travel Company”, TUI was one of only three airlines in the UK that managed to run more than 99% of its planned flying programme in […]

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