Overtourism: “Say less, do more” the message of Spanish protesters

Many cities in Spain, starting with the Canary Islands, are drowning in tourists, leading to demonstrations in this region and others such as Mallorca and the rest of the Balearic Islands, Malaga and Granada by locals, who consider mass tourism harmful to their country. The first demonstration was in Santa Cruz, Tenerife on April 20 […]

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Wyndham Adds 12 resorts in Europe through Collaboration with CLC World Resorts & Hotels

Strategic partnership with one of Europe’s largest independent resort operators further cements Wyndham’s presence in leisure destinations in Spain, Canary Islands, Turkey, UK and Austria. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,000 hotels across nearly 95 countries, and CLC World Resorts & Hotels -one of Europe’s largest independent resort […]

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UNWTO recognizes safe and responsible restart of tourism on the canary islands

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has paid an official visit to the Canary Islands to recognize the reopening of the destination and the steps the local authorities have taken to keep both visitors and tourism workers safe as the sector restarts. UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili was accompanied by the Spanish Minister of […]

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Back to the future: TUI celebrates reopening of the world’s first Robinson Club

A club with cult status has reinvented itself: Yesterday, TUI celebrated the reopening of Robinson Club Jandia Playa in Fuerteventura with around 450 guests. TUI had recognised the potential of the destination in the early 1970s and established the world’s first resort operated by the premium club provider on the island. The traditional club provider […]

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Varna soars as Antalya and Hurghada crash

Holiday bookings for Bulgaria are rising strongly while demand for Turkey and Egypt continues to crash, according to figures showing German holiday sales to major destination airports last month. Varna, the main airport serving Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast, had a 45% rise in package holiday bookings in March, monthly sales figures from leading German holiday […]

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Antalya slump continues in February

German bookings for package holidays on the Turkish Riviera slumped by more than 40% in February while Crete was up more than 50%, according to new figures showing holiday sales to major destination airports. Rhodes, Bulgaria, the Canary Islands and Majorca also all showed strong growth rates last month while demand for Egypt continued to […]

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