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Russo-Ukranian crisis having little impact on long-haul travel to Europe

According to the latest Long-Haul Travel Barometer (LHTB) 2/2022, which provides insights on traveller sentiment for summer 2022 (May-August), the appetite for overseas travel to Europe from several source markets remains below pre-pandemic levels. Still, it has slightly improved compared to a year ago. The LHTB from the European Travel Commission (ETC) and Eurail BV examines […]

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Volotea announces another new route from Athens to Lille

Volotea, the airline that connects medium-sized cities and European capitals, is warming up for the summer and announces another new international connection from Athens to the city of Lille, in France. This new route will be operated from July 12th with two flights per week on Tuesday and Saturday. The launch of this new route […]

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Summer is loading with more Zeus International Hotels & Resorts openings all over Greece!

Zeus International Hotels & Resorts is launching season 2022 with 5 hotel re-openings and 2 brand new hotel openings in top tier destinations all over Greece! Zeus welcome this summer season with the recent re-opening of hotel, Dolce Athens Attica Riviera, an oasis of coolness just 45 minutes from Athens, as well as we count […]

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EU Digital COVID Certificate: EU launches new revocation feature

Today, the Commission adopted an EU mechanism that allows revoking fraudulent or erroneous EU Digital COVID Certificates. With this measure, once a certificate is revoked in one Member State, it will also show as invalid in other Member States. Since the EU Digital COVID Certificate system started in July 2021, more than 1.7 billion certificates have […]

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TUI – Holiday Atlas: Greece and Spain the most popular holiday destinations | Turkey makes a clear comeback

Travelling continues to be a high priority for people. Holiday travel is high on the agenda for this year’s summer season. Greece and Spain are the most popular holiday destinations for Europeans. This is shown by the TUI Holiday Atlas Summer 2022, for which the most popular holiday destinations of European TUI guests are evaluated. […]

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Airports and Airlines call for all intra-EU COVID Travel Restrictions to be dropped as pandemic hits second anniversary milestone

ACI EUROPE (Airports Council International) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for all remaining COVID restrictions applying to intra-EU and Schengen area travel to be dropped, including all testing requirements, the need to present proof of vaccination, or complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF). This includes dropping mask-wearing for travel within or between […]

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ForwardKeys: Russian invasion causes flight bookings to stall, especially to Eastern Europe

The latest data from ForwardKeys reveals that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine caused an immediate stall in flight bookings to Europe and within Russia domestically. In its second public analysis since the outbreak of war, ForwardKeys compared flight bookings in the week following the invasion, 24th Feb – 2nd Mar, to the previous seven days. Excluding […]

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COVID-19: Council agrees to extend the Regulation establishing the EU Digital Certificate

The Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) formally endorsed the Council’s negotiating mandate with the European Parliament to extend the Regulation establishing the EU Digital COVID Certificate. The Digital COVID Certificate has played an important role in facilitating the free movement of people during the pandemic. And the principle of gradually lifting travel restrictions if the epidemiological […]

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ForwardKeys: Russian invasion triggers a spike in flight cancellations

The latest data from ForwardKeys reveals that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine prompted an instant spike in flight cancellations to and from Russia. On 25th February, the day after the start of the invasion, every booking that was made for travel to Russia was outweighed by six cancellations of pre-existing bookings. The source markets exhibiting the […]

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Strong demand for travel during Easter vacation Lufthansa offers more than 50 additional flights from and to Frankfurt and Munich

The easing of travel restrictions across Europe is giving Lufthansa a noticeable surge in booking demand for the Easter vacation. Last week was the most successful booking week in for the airline in the last two years, with a four-fold increase in new bookings compared to the same week in 2021. To meet the high […]

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