STR: U.K. leading Europe in hotel occupancy recovery

The U.K. continues to lead Europe in hotel occupancy with four straight weeks above 60% in the metric, according to STR data through 18 July. “Demand is almost exclusively leisure-driven as the U.K. has benefitted from a successful vaccination program, a phased reopening and improved travel sentiment overall,” said Thomas Emanuel, STR’s Director. “Other countries […]

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Lack of inbound travel continues to hamper UK economic revival while flights to amber list countries take off

The UK’s economic revival is being hampered by the lack of inbound travel while flights to amber list countries take off, says the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The warning comes from the global tourism body, which represents the global private Travel & Tourism sector. New data collected by travel and analytics firm and […]

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Family Holiday Report names resorts where Britons can cut costs but reveals that prices can vary by up to 132% across Eurozone

As schools break up for the summer, the annual Post Office Travel Money Family Holiday Report (www.postoffice.co.uk/familyholidays) reveals that over half of families are planning a trip abroad and 35 per cent of these will jet off on a European beach holiday, despite Covid-19 travel regulations in the UK and abroad. For those planning trips, […]

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New WTTC report provides framework for achieving Destination Stewardship

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) today launched a major new report which reveals how destinations can grow responsibly, using the Destination Stewardship model. The report was launched in partnership with the Travel Foundation and the European Tourism Futures Institute (ETFI) at NHL Stenden University, in the Netherlands. ‘Towards Destination Stewardship: Achieving Destination Stewardship through […]

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GlobalData: IoT will have a bigger role to play in post-pandemic travel

Internet of Things (IoT) technology can help to ease traveler concerns regarding personal health and wellbeing, while allowing travel and tourism companies to collect a wealth of data for a range of internal and external benefits, according to GlobalData. The leading data and analytics company notes that this technology will have a bigger role to […]

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UNWTO: International travel largely on hold despite uptick in May

The biggest crisis in the history of tourism continues into a second year. Between January and May, international tourist arrivals were 85% below 2019 levels (or a 65% drop on 2020), UNWTO data shows. Despite a small uptick in May, the emergence of COVID-19 variants and the continued imposition of restrictions are weighing on the […]

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ETC: National Tourism Organizations are changing|New report

As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with ongoing challenges posed by climate change and ensuring sustainability, tourism globally is in a critical period of transition. Recognising this, the European Travel Commission (ETC) has released a report: “The Changing Tourism Environment and Its Impact on the Work of NTOs”. The study investigates the ways […]

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US Travel Agency Air Ticket Sales Increase 1,914% Year Over Year

Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) today released data showing net sales (Ticket Sales) from ARC-accredited travel agencies totaling $4.2 billion in June 2021, an 800% increase compared to June 2020. The June 2021 total is the second month of 18% month-over-month growth and the third consecutive month of a double-digit sales increase. Month over month, June […]

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IATA: Passengers confident in onboard safety, continue to support mask-wearing

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported that based on its latest passenger survey conducted in June, most air travelers are confident about the safety of air travel and support mask-wearing in the near-term. However, a majority are also frustrated with the “hassle factor” around COVID-19 protocols, including confusion and uncertainty about travel rules, testing […]

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The European Travel Commission partners with Euronews to support the travel & tourism sector in Europe

For the second year running, Euronews, Europe’s leading international news media, has partnered with the European Travel Commission (ETC), representing national tourism boards of Europe, to support the travel and tourism sector. A new ETC campaign “Open up to Europe” has recently started to run across Euronews’ TV and digital platforms, and aims to support […]

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