China promises bigger gains in Travel & Tourism than in the pre-pandemic era

The 2024 Economic Impact Report of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Economic Impact Research (EIR) today revealed that China’s Travel and Tourism sector is set to contribute a record 12.62 million yen to the national economy by the end of this year. In partnership with Oxford Economics, the latest WTTC research shows that […]

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Athens International Airport Cultural Experiences have China as their next stop | A 60-minute journey

Athens International Airport invites passengers and visitors to travel to … “China in 60 minutes!”, with yet another cultural experience that will “bring to life” the DNA of places and cultures at the airport, through the Cultural DestiNAtions programme. The programme will be held on Friday 24 May, 12:00 – 13:00. The venue is open […]

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Successful inaugural flight of the new intercontinental non-stop service between Shanghai and Athens on Juneyao Air

The inaugural flight from Shanghai to Athens landed at Athens International Airport on April 2, marking the transcontinental connection to Shanghai in 2024. The new intercontinental flight is another proof of the airline’s best practice, which reflects its “HVC” strategy (creating a high-value airline), the full implementation of its international development strategy, as well as […]

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MABRIAN: Total recovery of the Chinese travel market | Sharp increase in airline seats

The dynamic resurgence of the Chinese travel market is demonstrated by the impressive 190% increase in air connectivity between Europe and China in the first half of 2024, compared to the same period in 2023, according to the latest data from Mabrian Technologies. We have released data on the top 10 countries with the best […]

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Ranking of destinations that have reactivated their direct air connections with China for 2023

Mabrian, a leading tourism intelligence company, has presented a new study based on air connectivity data from flights connecting the world’s main cities with China. This analysis takes place after three years of closed borders for China due to the pandemic. Finally the Asian giant has now lifted restrictions on travel to Europe and the […]

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ETC: Long-haul travel sentiment to Europe improves depite high global inflation

The desire for overseas travel in 2023 has increased significantly in large travel markets compared to a year ago. Over 60% of potential travellers in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, and the US intend to travel long-haul in 2023, with Europe being top of mind. Travel sentiment to Europe in the first four months of the […]

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Airline passenger capacity forecasted for 47% growth in 2022

Global aviation analytics firm Cirium, has released its second annual Airline Insights Review, which reveals an industry in recovery and poised for a projected 47% growth in capacity (the number of seats flown) in 2022. This steep increase indicates capacity could return to 2015 levels by the end of next year. Last year, the pandemic […]

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TUI China starts business again and offers trips in China

TUI China resumes business operations and offers domestic travel for vacationers in China. Three months after the subsidiary of the TUI Group had to completely stop selling travel, TUI is now offering short trips to mountain and Chinese beach resorts under the brand “TUI Selection”. Programs for vacations in larger cities are also included in the portfolio. This […]

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IATA: Passenger Demand Plunges in March as Travel Restrictions Take Hold

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for March 2020 showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) dived 52.9% compared to the year-ago period. This was the largest decline in recent history, reflecting the impact of government actions to slow the spread of COVID-19. In seasonally adjusted […]

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Research: Worldwide Hotel Performance | China is on the rise, Europe and USA remain 1st, and a “surprise” from India

MKG has issued a research about the Hotel Performance in early 2020.  The rise of Asian groups is a groundswell, driven by the boom in the number of hotels in the APAC region, which by 2019 will have become the world’s largest in terms of supply. Growth came from China It all started in China. […]

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