ForwardKeys: Flight bookings to the USA soar

New research from ForwardKeys, which has the freshest and most comprehensive air ticketing data available, reveals that flight bookings to the USA have soared following two announcements that the destination would reopen to vaccinated foreign travellers in November. By mid-October, weekly bookings exceeded 70% of pre-pandemic levels. The first announcement was made on 20th September, […]

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UNWTO, WTTC & WTM Ministers’ Summit Commits to investing in Tourism’s sustainable future

Tourism leaders from around the world will once again come together for the UNWTO, WTTC & WTM Ministers’ Summit at WTM London this November, to commit to investing in the sector’s sustainable future. The summit is the largest annual gathering of tourism ministers and will take place on Tuesday 2nd November during WTM London – […]

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ETC: Long-Haul travellers remain cautious about planning trips to Europe

According to the latest Long-Haul Travel Barometer 3/2021 (LHTB), intentions to travel to Europe between September and December 2021 remain weak in key overseas markets. Results suggest that as long as COVID-19 safety concerns persist, many will remain cautious about visiting European destinations. However, with vaccination rates continuing to improve across the globe, there is […]

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WTTC research reveals Travel & Tourism’s slow recovery is hitting jobs and growth worldwide

The Travel & Tourism sector’s continued sluggish recovery will see its year-on-year contribution to global GDP rise by less than one third in 2021, according to new research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). WTTC, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, says the recovery of the sector has been hampered by […]

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Wyndham Unveils All-Inclusive Resort Brand – Wyndham Alltra

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) and Playa Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: PLYA) announced today the launch of a new all-inclusive resort brand, Wyndham Alltra. The announcement marks Wyndham’s 22nd brand and its first dedicated entirely to the all-inclusive segment. In conjunction with the brand launch, Wyndham begins a strategic alliance with Playa Hotels & […]

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UNWTO: Vaccines and reopen borders driving Tourism’s recovery

International tourism enjoyed signs of rebound in June and July 2021 as some destinations eased travel restrictions and the global vaccination rollout advanced in many parts of the world. According to the latest edition of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, an estimated 54 million tourists crossed international borders in July 2021, down 67% from the […]

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ACI EUROPE: Holiday season improvements in passenger traffic “cannot be called a recovery”

European airport trade body, ACI EUROPE, today released its air traffic report for July 2021, as well as preliminary data for the month of August. The report shows that passenger traffic in the European airport network decreased by -49.3% in July compared to the same period pre-pandemic (2019) – a significant improvement compared to previous months (-74% in Q2 […]

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ForwardKeys: Europe’s summer air travel fails to reach 40% of 2019

New research from ForwardKeys, which has the freshest and most comprehensive flight booking data available, reveals that international flights to European destinations in July and August reached 39.9% of pre-pandemic levels. This is significantly better than last year (which was 26.6%), when the COVID-19 pandemic caused widespread lockdowns; and vaccines were not yet approved. However, […]

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Global travel restrictions are averaging 350 per country this far into pandemic

With travel reopening more widely this year since the pandemic hit -particularly in highly vaccinated North America, the UK and the European Union- it might seem as though global movement is inching its way back to a more reasonable cadence, in spite of the Delta variant, and that tourism is slowly getting back on track. […]

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What do GEN Z travellers want from on line travel brands?

Travel brands eager to engage with young consumers have for years focused on one key segment: millennials. Cut to 2021, and many of those consumers – now climbing in age between 25 and 40 – are balancing the costs of families and mortgages on top of extracurricular spending. And while millennials still hold significant spending power, […]

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