WTTC: Lives being devastated and one million jobs a day being lost due to coronavirus pandemic

A staggering one million jobs are being lost every day in the Travel & Tourism sector due to the sweeping effect of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). According to the London-based international organization, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, the growing job losses are affecting […]

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ECTAA: Customers to consider travel at a later date rather than getting a refund

ECTAA welcomes the updated information note on the rights of package travel customers, but still hopes for more. In an effort to contain the covid-19 spread, governments around the world have taken the decision to ban travel and close their borders. This leads to the mass cancellation of travel. The Information note provides clarification and […]

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WTAAA: Coordinated and evidence – based measures are necessary against Covid-19 outbreak

The COVID-19 pandemic is a public health issue requiring proportionate and fact-based measures that are made on the latest public health recommendations from experts around the world. Travel restrictions, while understandably necessary at this moment in time, must be carefully evaluated so as to ensure they do not go beyond what’s required to control the […]

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Coronavirus: Urgent response to support citizens, regions and countries

Regional Development Committee triggers the urgent procedure to adopt the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative measures. On behalf of the Regional Development Committee, Chair Younous Omarjee, in agreement with the political coordinators, requests that the European Parliament use the “urgent procedure” (defined under Rule 163), to allow the proposed measures to be efficiently adopted. The committee agrees, […]

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WTTC: Coronavirus puts up to 50 million Travel and Tourism jobs at risk

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) says up to 50 million jobs in the Travel & Tourism sector are at risk due to the pandemic. Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, said: “WTTC figures show the stark impact on the Travel & Tourism sector of the present COVID-19 ou suggesting that up to 50 million […]

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STR: Global hotel chains lead Europe in hotel net unit growth

Accor’s portfolio of brands led Europe in hotel room Net Unit Growth (NUG) in 2019, while Oyo Hotels & Homes posted the highest growth for an individual brand, according to STR. STR examined the recent growth of parent companies and brands and will launch a full European list during next week’s International Hospitality Investment Forum […]

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Fraport Greece wins Gold award at the 2019 Tourism Awards

Fraport Greece was awarded the gold award for the strategic upgrade of infrastructures at the 14 airports that it has been managing since April 2017. The award was in recognition of the company’s successful implementation of the investment program that, among others, includes the simultaneous expansion and renovation of the commercial spaces over 14 airports […]

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Restricted optimism from Moscow’s reservations for Greece

Significant, albeit moderate, optimism, shows the elements of Russian reservations for Greek tourism, as they emerged today, the first day of operation of the international tourism exhibition in Moscow, MITT. Most agents give rise to a significant increase in pre-payments for Greece, with the exception of some Turkish interests that have declined, but these figures […]

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WTTC: Forecast for one million jobs by tourism in 2019 in Greece

In 2018, the tourism and travel sector in Greece grew by 6.9% – at a rate of growth three and a half times higher than the growth rate of the entire national economy, which was 2.0%. Tourism accounts for 20.6% of Greece’s GDP, compared to 10.4% of the world’s share. This means that one in […]

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