The European Tourism Manifesto promotes the pillars for a long-term policy for the success of the tourism industry

The Tourism Manifesto is an alliance of over 70 public and private sector organisations working to build consensus on policy priorities and support good practice. The visitor economy celebrates our culture and remains one of its success stories. To maintain progress, this most European sector needs a strategic re-set as the EU’s institutions reassemble for […]

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Global tourism industry calls for an end to anti-tourism protests

Local authorities need to take action together with the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) to ensure that locals and tourists coexist and prevent growing social aversion to mass tourism, a phenomenon that is growing in many parts of Spain, such as Mallorca and the Balearic Islands. “We cannot jeopardize the 15 percent that tourism […]

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Last minutes offers from TUI, easyJet and Jet2holidays

The largest tour operators have launched a last-ditch effort to promote sales before the start of the summer holidays, as there is wide availability but also high prices. After England’s defeat in the Euro final, TUI, easyJet and Jet2holidays advertised last-minute offers. Jet2holidays, which is offering a £60 discount on all summer holidays booked through […]

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fti-touristik

Successful sale of erf24 service centre with 200 new jobs secured following the insolvency proceedings of FTI Touristik GmbH

The future of the tourism service centre erf24 touristic services GmbH (erf24), previously part of the FTI GROUP, has been secured: The provisional insolvency administrator of LMM Last Mile Media GmbH & Co. KG (a subsidiary of the also insolvent FTI Touristik GmbH), Axel Bierbach, has succeeded in finding a suitable buyer in close co-operation […]

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European hoteliers accuse Booking.com of unfair business practices | EU position

European hoteliers are increasingly dependent on large online travel agencies to cover rooms at the expense of direct distribution, but half of them complain of unfair treatment and price undercutting by OTAs. This follows a report by the European Hotels, Restaurants and Cafés Association (HOTREC), which accuses OTAs of “unfair business practices”. HOTREC welcomed the […]

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Top 25 islands found according to T+L’s World’s Best Awards survey 2024 | Strong Greek presence

For many travelers the islands are considered paradise and have the appropriate beaches with crystal clear waters, which contribute to relaxation. Many tourists combine the island with excursions and activities such as surfing, snorkeling or attending regional festivals as well as sampling local cuisine. Every year for our World‘s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers […]

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Jet2holidays: reveals the ingredients for a perfect holiday | Greece among the best of the best destinations of the British

The perfect holidays for British travellers involve a flight of around four hours, 11 days and more than 10,000 steps per day to destinations such as Italy, Greece and Spain, according to a new survey conducted by OnePoll.com on behalf of Jet2holidays. The survey of 2,000 holidaymakers revealed a competitive divide: 37% prefer a beach […]

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Booking.com: these are the top 5 sources of inspiration for travellers

Five are the top five sources that travellers use for travel inspiration, according to research conducted by Booking.com. According to the findings of the survey, which was conducted among a sample of 32,300 people in 32 markets, looking at what travellers want most from their travels in 2024, travellers rely primarily on information discussed (45%), […]

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Three European destinations in the Top 5 of Americans for international travel this summer

Summer is the most popular time of year for Americans to travel, and despite inflation concerns, 2024 could be an intense year for summer vacation. After all, as a Nerdwallet report on Americans’ travel reveals, more than two in five (45%) people in the U.S. plan to take a trip in the summer that includes […]

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Bookings increase in the Balearic Islands | At +16,5%

Tourist bookings for the Balearic Islands increased by 16.5% in the last week, compared to the same period of 2023, and by 1.7%, compared to the previous week, according to data from booking platform TravelgateX. The Balearic Islands are the third most popular destination in Spain this week, accounting for 6.3% of the total number […]

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