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ABTA research shows outbound travel positioned to drive economic recovery

–Latest economic research reveals outbound travel’s contribution to the UK economy and potential for growth ABTA has released headline findings from its latest research on the economic contribution made to the UK by outbound travel, with the full findings due to be published next month in a joint report with UKinbound. According to the analysis, […]

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UNWTO: International tourism back to 57% of pre-pandemic levels in the first seven months of 2022

International tourism continued to show strong signs of recovery, with arrivals reaching 57% of pre-pandemic levels in the first seven months of 2022. According to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, international tourist arrivals almost tripled in January to July 2022 (+172%) compared to the same period of 2021. This means the sector recovered almost […]

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WTTC: How Travel & Tourism can reverse nature loss

A new report published today by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), shows how Travel & Tourism can play a critical role in halting and reversing the destruction of nature. The report, which will help businesses understand and manage their impact on biodiversity, is launched ahead of the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in December, […]

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ICAO: Air traffic recovery is fast-approaching pre-pandemic levels

ICAO’s latest analyses reveal that air transport seat capacity and passenger totals globally have reached an estimated 80% of pre-pandemic levels, with passenger revenue at around 72% of its 2019 high point. The number of air passengers carried from January to August of this year increased by an estimated 55% compared to the same period […]

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Global Heritage Tourism Body and Nordic Tourism Collective Join Forces

The World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage (WTACH) has joined the Nordic Tourism Collective (NTC) to build mutual awareness and value of the unique cultural and heritage assets in the greater Nordic and Baltic region. WTACH will provide a range of expertise and lead discussions and training on culture and heritage tourism at NTC […]

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“Rhodes 5-0”: Global campaign by PROTOUR for the promotion of Silver tourism in Rhodes.

The Rhodes Tourism Promotion Agency is pleased to present today the Rhodes 5-0, Rhodes 5-0 program. This is a program oriented to boost silver tourism during the low season as well as to extend the duration of the season. The main objective is that this program should form the basis for a new tourism product […]

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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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Ryanair to close Athens base for winter as Greek government fails to respond to tourism recovery plan

Ryanair confirmed today (1st Sept) that it will close its Athens base on 29 Oct for the winter season, a loss of over $200M investment in Athens Airport, a vital gateway for the Greek economy. Athens Airport along with other Greek Airports owned by German monopoly FRAPORT offer no incentive to stimulate traffic in the […]

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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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