Drop in russian outbound Tourism to remove USD7 billion from global Tourism

Travel and tourism was poised for an upturn in 2022, as it hoped to put the pandemic behind it. However, new threats have recently emerged that will delay the much-needed recovery. Inflation spike exacerbated by war in Ukraine At the beginning of 2022, there were warning signs that inflation was surging, with higher energy and […]

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UNWTO: Tourism enjoys strong start to 2022 while facing new uncertainties  

International tourism continued its recovery in January 2022, with a much better performance compared to the weak start to 2021. However, the Russian invasion of Ukraine adds pressure to existing economic uncertainties, coupled with many Covid-related travel restrictions still in place. Overall confidence could be affected and hamper the recovery of tourism. Based on the […]

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Hotelbeds partners with Tourism Authority of Thailand to attract US travellers

Hotelbeds is joining forces with the Tourism Authority of Thailand on a campaign to promote the destination to US travel agents, one of its most important outbound markets. With over 3,000 hotels contracted, Thailand has always been one of the top destinations for Hotelbeds, consistently ranking in the top 5 most popular locations. And now, […]

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Instability in Eastern Europe fuels Easter Week in Spain and Portugal

Mabrian Technologies, a tourism intelligence platform, has compiled data on tourism trends for the Easter period, noting the effect that Russia’s war in Ukraine has had on supply and demand trends. This data suggests that the conflict and instability in Eastern Europe have led to an increased demand to spend Easter Week in countries such […]

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ForwardKeys: Russian air traffic through Serbia, Turkey and the UAE surges by over 200%: Russian air traffic through Serbia, Turkey and the UAE surges by over 200%

In response to media enquiries about the profile of travel from Russia in the light of sanctions, Olivier Ponti, VP Insights, ForwardKeys, said: “With many routes to and from Russia effectively closed, owing to the imposition of sanctions following the invasion of Ukraine, we are seeing air travel via Serbia, Turkey and the UAE surge […]

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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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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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ETC: Stands in solidarity with Ukraine

The European Travel Commission (ETC), representing national tourism organisations of Europe, issued a statement today condemning the military aggression by the Russian Federation and expressing solidarity with the people of Ukraine: “The European Travel Commission stands in solidarity with the Ukrainian people. The Russian military invasion in Ukraine is in direct opposition to the fundamental […]

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24th UNWTO General Assembly: Tourism united, resilient & determined

Over the course of three days, the 24th session of the UNWTO General Assembly underscored global tourism’s commitment to restarting around the shared pillars of sustainability, innovation and solidarity. Representatives of 131 UNWTO Member States, including 59 Ministers and Vice-Ministers of Tourism, attended the Assembly in the Spanish capital, Madrid (30 November – 3 December). […]

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