SUMMER 2021: The European Hotel Industry on a path to recovery

European hoteliers had been hoping the pickup in vaccination rates and progressive removal of health restrictions would boost demand this summer, as it did in 2020. Wish granted: hotel activity accelerated (+68.0% in RevPAR between July 1 and August 21 compared to 2020 marks), even though it remains well below pre-COVID standards (-31.8% compared to […]

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UNWTO: International travel largely on hold despite uptick in May

The biggest crisis in the history of tourism continues into a second year. Between January and May, international tourist arrivals were 85% below 2019 levels (or a 65% drop on 2020), UNWTO data shows. Despite a small uptick in May, the emergence of COVID-19 variants and the continued imposition of restrictions are weighing on the […]

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Lybra: The European travel market is finally open for business

Thanks to a general improvement in the health situation, Europe can -albeit, with due caution- begin speaking about a recovery of the travel industry in the region: thanks to the slowdown in infections and the spread of vaccines, European countries are loosening travel restrictions and reopening their borders, according to the Lybra company. In the […]

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COVID-19: Coreper endorses political agreement on the EU digital COVID certificate to facilitate free movement

The Council’s Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) today gave its unanimous support to the political agreement reached with the European Parliament on 20 May on the EU digital COVID certificate. The aim is to facilitate safe and free movement during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing proof that a person has either been vaccinated against COVID-19, received […]

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