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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IATA: Slow Recovery Needs Confidence Boosting Measures

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for governments to work with the industry on confidence-boosting measures in the face of an anticipated slow recovery in demand for air travel. “Passenger confidence will suffer a double whammy even after the pandemic is contained—hit by personal economic concerns in the face of a looming recession on […]

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STR: Mainland China hotel industry shows early signs of performance recovery

Mainland China’s daily hotel occupancy reached an absolute level of 31.8% on 28 March, up from a low of 7.4% during the first week of February, according to preliminary data from STR. Additionally, opening rates have been significant in key markets across the region. “We’re seeing green shoots in hotel occupancy figures, but we must stress that […]

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China hotel performance recovered quickly following SARS

Amid the current outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), STR analyzed historical data for China and found that the country’s hotel performance recovered quickly following the containment of SARS in 2003. Recovery around the current outbreak situation of 2020 could follow a similar timeline. “Significant market, economic and social changes over the past two decades render a […]

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China scrambles to contain coronavirus as death toll climbs

A new strain of coronavirus discovered in China claimed 15 more lives since Saturday, bringing the total death count to 56. Figures reflecting developments in the past 24 hours revealed 688 new cases, bringing the total of number of infections in China to 1,975, in what Chinese President Xi Jinping has classified as a “grave situation.” […]

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