Skyscanner: this is the most economical travel season for Americans this summer

Although inflation continues to put pressure on the budgets of American travelers, it seems that “bargain hunting” is not a top priority when it comes to summer getaways this year. New data from airline ticket search engine Skyscanner shows that 52% of US travellers said they knew there were cheaper weeks to travel this summer […]

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TUI: Greece top destination this summer | Record sales of 3.6 billion euros in the 2nd quarter | 9 million bookings for the summer

TUI confirms its high expectations for a strong summer 2024, recording increased bookings and prices, both in the second quarter of the financial year and in the summer season, with Greece remaining a favourite destination for German holidaymakers this year and “leading” in summer bookings, as revealed by the leading travel agency, releasing the data […]

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Middle East & North Africa lead global luxury travel growth | Cubans spend five times as much as Americans

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is driving the growth of luxury travel, characterised by high spending and a growing preference for sustainable, eco-luxury and cultural immersion, Mastercard’s latest report ‘Affluent Travel: a Middle East Perspective’ reveals. The report, which was unveiled at Arabian Travel Market 2024, sheds light on key trends shaping […]

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New EU rules to reduce, reuse and recycle packaging

On Wednesday, Parliament adopted new measures to make packaging more sustainable and reduce packaging waste in the EU. So, adopted by 476 votes in favour, 129 against and 24 abstentions, the regulation aims to tackle the ever-increasing amount of waste, harmonise internal market rules and strengthen the circular economy. Reduce packaging and restrict certain types […]

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TravelSupermarket: Rhodes is a budget destination for the British | Reduced prices this summer

Rhodes is among the destinations where all-inclusive package holiday prices for British travellers are down this summer, compared to summer 2023, TravelSupermarket reveals, finding that family holiday prices have “stabilised” as they have increased “significantly less” in the last 12 months than the Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate. While, in three other Greek destinations, […]

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Athens among the top travel destinations for Americans this summer | Airline tickets from less than $1,000

Athens is among the most popular destinations Americans will travel to this summer, according to recent flight booking data and Google searches, with round-trip ticket prices starting at less than $1,000. Athens is ranked sixth in the nine exciting summer destinations suggested by The travel to US-based travellers, with the cost of a return flight […]

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RESEARCH: Athens hotels in the top five in Europe with the highest RevPAR growth

Athens is among the top five cities in Europe with the highest increase in revenue per available room (RevPAR) in 2023, compared to 2019, with an increase of 37% in Athens hotels. While the highest increase was recorded by hotels in Rome, according to new research by international real estate firm Savills on investments in […]

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ACI EUROPE: Europe’s regional airports’ response to changes and market challenges

The annual gathering of Europe’s regional airports and their business partners takes place in Dubrovnik. The event is the opportunity to review trading conditions and the latest industry analysis from ACI EUROPE.  While larger regional airports and in particular those serving popular tourism destinations or relying on VFR demand (Visiting Friends and Relatives) have generally […]

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These are the new salaries of hotel employees in Heraklion, from 1.4.2024

For the new wages of hotel employees from 1.1.2024, based on the collective agreement informed the Union of Hotel Employees of Heraklion Prefecture, according to which “…for the tourist season 2024 we inform our colleagues that from 01/04/2024 the new basic wages apply with a 5% increase in all specialties based on the Local Collective […]

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Barcelona: Tourist tax on hotels increases | Exceeds 47 € for a week’s stay

With the local authority looking to combat over-tourism and attract quality travellers, the tourist tax in Barcelona is being increased from April 1st. In particular, travellers to the city with the most visits to Spain will be asked to pay two taxes from today, the regional and municipal taxes, with the latter increasing from €2.75 […]

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