WTTC publishes report on Digital Travel post COVID

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) today publishes a new report on best practices and support for governments for the introduction of a common ‘Digital Travel Portal’, to allow safe, stress-free travel, that would reduce delays at airports. The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted a lack of global coordination as governments introduced a constant patchwork of digital and paper […]

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ETC: European tourism to remain resilient in 2022 amidst pandemic & geopolitical Uncertainty

The most recent edition of the ‘European Tourism Trends & Prospects’ quarterly report from the European Travel Commission (ETC) predicts that European tourism will demonstrate resilience amidst risks on multiple fronts. The report monitors the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as current economic and geopolitical headwinds and anticipates that European tourism will continue […]

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UNWTO members vote to suspend Russia

The Russian Federation has been suspended from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), losing with immediate effect its rights and privileges as part of the United Nations specialized agency. Meeting for a first extraordinary UNWTO General Assembly, Members debated the suspension of Russia from the Organization, as decided by the UNWTO Executive Council at its emergency […]

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The WTTC reveals massive increase in global international inbound travel

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and its knowledge partner ForwardKeys, forecast a major increase in global international flights bookings as international travel takes off. The booking bounce back was revealed at WTTC’s prestigious 21st Global Summit, taking place this year in Manila, as the world continues to reopen from the pandemic. News of […]

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Cruise Industry is sailing back toward a better future

At Seatrade Cruise Global in Miami, Florida, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), shared new findings that are evidence of the cruise community’s resilience. “As the industry resumes operations, passenger volume is expected to recover and surpass 2019 levels by the end of 2023, with passenger volumes projected to recover 12% above pre-pandemic levels by the […]

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TUI Group recruiting over 1,500 new colleagues: Focus on digitalisation and destinations

TUI Group is taking the next step out of the pandemic. The company is looking for more than 1,500 new colleagues in the next few months. 500 new colleagues are to be hired in the areas of technology and e-commerce, with an additional 1,000+ being sought for roles in 100 holiday destinations, including Antalya, Crete, […]

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Drop in russian outbound Tourism to remove USD7 billion from global Tourism

Travel and tourism was poised for an upturn in 2022, as it hoped to put the pandemic behind it. However, new threats have recently emerged that will delay the much-needed recovery. Inflation spike exacerbated by war in Ukraine At the beginning of 2022, there were warning signs that inflation was surging, with higher energy and […]

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Europe’s regional airport leaders gather as “challenges and complexity” beset a disrupted industry

For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Europe’s regional airports and their business partners gather in Palermo, Italy for the 13th Annual ACI EUROPE Regional Airports Conference and Exhibition, hosted by GESAP (Palermo Airport Company). The event provides the opportunity to review trading conditions against the background of a much more controlled but […]

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TUI set to bring more customers to Turkey in Summer 2022

This summer TUI plans to bring around 1.5 million customers to Turkey -increasing its capacity across all markets compared to 2019 levels. One million of these customers will be travelling to Antalya and as a key destination to TUI’s growth strategy, it’s naming one of its newest aircraft Antalya. The official name-giving ceremony took place […]

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