WTTC: Europe travel & tourism sector lags global recovery

Latest research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) shows Europe’s Travel & Tourism sector’s year on year recovery may only achieve a growth of 23.9% this year. The data from WTTC says this slow recovery is due to travel restrictions throughout the year, particularly in the first half, which continued to hinder the sector’s […]

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Wyndham Adds 12 resorts in Europe through Collaboration with CLC World Resorts & Hotels

Strategic partnership with one of Europe’s largest independent resort operators further cements Wyndham’s presence in leisure destinations in Spain, Canary Islands, Turkey, UK and Austria. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,000 hotels across nearly 95 countries, and CLC World Resorts & Hotels -one of Europe’s largest independent resort […]

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UNWTO, WTTC & WTM Ministers’ Summit Commits to investing in Tourism’s sustainable future

Tourism leaders from around the world will once again come together for the UNWTO, WTTC & WTM Ministers’ Summit at WTM London this November, to commit to investing in the sector’s sustainable future. The summit is the largest annual gathering of tourism ministers and will take place on Tuesday 2nd November during WTM London – […]

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ETC: Long-Haul travellers remain cautious about planning trips to Europe

According to the latest Long-Haul Travel Barometer 3/2021 (LHTB), intentions to travel to Europe between September and December 2021 remain weak in key overseas markets. Results suggest that as long as COVID-19 safety concerns persist, many will remain cautious about visiting European destinations. However, with vaccination rates continuing to improve across the globe, there is […]

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WTTC research reveals Travel & Tourism’s slow recovery is hitting jobs and growth worldwide

The Travel & Tourism sector’s continued sluggish recovery will see its year-on-year contribution to global GDP rise by less than one third in 2021, according to new research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). WTTC, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, says the recovery of the sector has been hampered by […]

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Wyndham Unveils All-Inclusive Resort Brand – Wyndham Alltra

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) and Playa Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: PLYA) announced today the launch of a new all-inclusive resort brand, Wyndham Alltra. The announcement marks Wyndham’s 22nd brand and its first dedicated entirely to the all-inclusive segment. In conjunction with the brand launch, Wyndham begins a strategic alliance with Playa Hotels & […]

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IATA: Frustration with travel restrictions grows

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported that air travelers are increasingly frustrated with the COVID-19 travel restrictions. A survey commissioned by IATA of 4,700 respondents in 11 markets in September demonstrated confidence that the risks of COVID-19 can be effectively managed and that the freedom to travel should be restored. 67% of respondents felt […]

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Re-open Borders with Simplified Risk Management

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for an end to wildly inconsistent COVID-19 travel restrictions that are stalling the recovery of air transport. It urged governments to implement simplified regimes to manage the risks of COVID-19 as borders re-open to international travel. “Travel restrictions bought governments time to respond in the early days of […]

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UNWTO: Vaccines and reopen borders driving Tourism’s recovery

International tourism enjoyed signs of rebound in June and July 2021 as some destinations eased travel restrictions and the global vaccination rollout advanced in many parts of the world. According to the latest edition of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, an estimated 54 million tourists crossed international borders in July 2021, down 67% from the […]

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Consumer protection: Airlines commit to timely reimbursement after flight cancellations

Following dialogues with the Commission and national consumer protection authorities, 16 major airlines have committed to better information and timely reimbursement of passengers in case of flight cancellations. The Commission had alerted the Consumer Protection Cooperation (CPC) enforcement authorities in December 2020 to address several airlines’ cancellation and reimbursement practices in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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