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Tourism set to return to pre-pandemic levels in some Regions in 2023

After stronger than expected recovery in 2022, this year could see international tourist arrivals return to pre-pandemic levels in Europe and the Middle East. Tourists are nonetheless expected to increasingly seek value for money and travel closer to home in response to the challenging economic climate. Based on UNWTO’s forward-looking scenarios for 2023, international tourist […]

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The US a top source market and driver of global travel recovery

Before the pandemic, China was considered the most valuable source market for destinations due to its sheer size, high purchasing power and penchant for luxury goods. Now, amid China’s absence, destinations should be trying to re-engage and entice American travellers, who have helped to reinvigorate the ailing tourism sector, first in 2020 with the Caribbean […]

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France set to be most visited country in the world by 2025, says GlobalData

France is set to cement itself as the most visited country in the world, according to GlobalData, which estimates that the country will attract 93.7 million international travelers by 2025. The leading data and analytics company notes that this forecast will place the country ahead of competitor, Spain, which overtook France in 2021. According to […]

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Travellers whose package travel has been affected by measures to fight the COVID-19 pandemic may be entitled to a reduction in the travel price

Two travellers bought a two-week package holiday in Gran Canaria beginning on 13 March 2020 from a German travel organiser. They are requesting a 70% price reduction on account of the restrictions that were imposed on that island on 15 March 2020, in order to fight the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, and their early […]

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Trending destinations in 2023: Active tourism, nature and wellness

The year 2022 will be remembered as the year of tourism recovery for many of the most traditional destinations in Europe, the Caribbean and the Middle East. We learned that underlying travel demand remained intact once there was a removal of mobility restrictions. However, the motivations and interests shown by travellers in this tourism revival […]

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What’s really going on with business travel?

Messaging regarding the recovery of the business travel segment has been mixed. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of the industry’s leading voices have claimed that business travel will never fully recover due to changing working habits – namely remote working and digital nomadism; company cost reduction; and a growing awareness of […]

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ETC: Consumer attitudes & future expectations to drive Tourism recovery

The European tourism sector continues to bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic. Europe enjoyed a strong travel rebound over the summer months of 2022, as people want to make up for experiences lost to the pandemic. However, the sector faced other major challenges this year such as staff shortages, increased living costs, and an energy […]

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Thessaloniki remains firmly at the core of the development plan for AEGEAN and Fraport Greece

At a joint event held on Monday 12 December in Thessaloniki, AEGEAN and Fraport Greece presented their activities at Macedonia Airport and the dominant position of the destination in the strategy of both companies. At the same time, they discussed with local stakeholders from the city, tourism, education, and culture about the possibilities of further […]

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WTTC: International cities remain the backbone of global Travel & Tourism

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) launched its Cities Economic Impact Report (EIR) at the 22nd Global Summit in Riyadh today. Sponsored by Visa, the report shows cities remain the powerhouses of global tourism and will drive the recovery of the sector and economies around the world. The Cities EIR analyses 82 international city […]

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