Third-party hotel operators set to grow across Europe

The number of hotel owners using third-party operators to run their properties looks set to increase across Europe, reflecting the desire for flexibility as well as a number of other benefits, according to our latest report, The Rise of Third-Party Hotel Operators in Europe. The trend for third-party operators (TPOs) has emerged from the USA, […]

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STR: U.S. hotel construction up year over year for first time since late 2020

After 25 consecutive months of year-over-year declines, U.S. hotel construction increased slightly in December, according to pipeline data from STR. At a market-level, New York City, Phoenix and Dallas are set to see the largest supply percentage increases from current construction. Among the chain scales, the Luxury and Upscale segments lead in that measurement. U.S. […]

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France set to be most visited country in the world by 2025, says GlobalData

France is set to cement itself as the most visited country in the world, according to GlobalData, which estimates that the country will attract 93.7 million international travelers by 2025. The leading data and analytics company notes that this forecast will place the country ahead of competitor, Spain, which overtook France in 2021. According to […]

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ACI calls on regulators to support the economic sustainability of airports for the benefit of travellers and communities

Airports Council International (ACI) World today calls on regulators to support the economic sustainability of airports as social and economic engines of communities worldwide and for the benefit of the travelling public. The call to action supports the recent ACI World Resolution Restoring Economic Equilibrium that urges governments to acknowledge the changed risk profile of […]

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What’s really going on with business travel?

Messaging regarding the recovery of the business travel segment has been mixed. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of the industry’s leading voices have claimed that business travel will never fully recover due to changing working habits – namely remote working and digital nomadism; company cost reduction; and a growing awareness of […]

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ACI EUROPE: Passenger traffic full recovery pushed back to 2025

ACI EUROPE has released a revised passenger traffic forecast for the European airport network, showing that passenger volumes in 2023 are set to fall -9% below pre-pandemic (2019) levels and that a full recovery has now been pushed back to 2025 – rather than 2024 as previously forecast (May 2022). Olivier Jankovec, Director General of […]

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ETC: Consumer attitudes & future expectations to drive Tourism recovery

The European tourism sector continues to bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic. Europe enjoyed a strong travel rebound over the summer months of 2022, as people want to make up for experiences lost to the pandemic. However, the sector faced other major challenges this year such as staff shortages, increased living costs, and an energy […]

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TUI: Lapland winter flight program bigger than ever | TUI Boeing 737‑8 named “Rovaniemi”

Not only is Finland an important market for TUI, but the country is also a destination in its own right. The province of Lapland in northern Finland is a favorite winter holiday spot for TUI’s customers and over the coming season, TUI will fly nearly 50,000 holidaymakers to Lapland from the UK, the Netherlands, Spain […]

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WTTC: International cities remain the backbone of global Travel & Tourism

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) launched its Cities Economic Impact Report (EIR) at the 22nd Global Summit in Riyadh today. Sponsored by Visa, the report shows cities remain the powerhouses of global tourism and will drive the recovery of the sector and economies around the world. The Cities EIR analyses 82 international city […]

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