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ETC: Almost 70% of all surveyed Europeans plan to travel by the end of January 2022

Rising COVID-19 cases and the Delta variant might have been affecting Europe lately but travel sentiment among Europeans has remained high over the summer. Almost 70% of Europeans surveyed stated they have plans to travel between July 2021 and January 2022, while significantly fewer expressed unwillingness (17%) or uncertainty (15%) about travelling in the short-term. […]

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ETC: National Tourism Organizations are changing|New report

As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with ongoing challenges posed by climate change and ensuring sustainability, tourism globally is in a critical period of transition. Recognising this, the European Travel Commission (ETC) has released a report: “The Changing Tourism Environment and Its Impact on the Work of NTOs”. The study investigates the ways […]

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The European Travel Commission partners with Euronews to support the travel & tourism sector in Europe

For the second year running, Euronews, Europe’s leading international news media, has partnered with the European Travel Commission (ETC), representing national tourism boards of Europe, to support the travel and tourism sector. A new ETC campaign “Open up to Europe” has recently started to run across Euronews’ TV and digital platforms, and aims to support […]

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ETC: Recovery of european tourism in sight this summer

European travel activity is set to build some momentum moving into the peak summer months due to the gradual easing of restrictions, the ramp-up in vaccinations, and the EU’s recent reopening to more third countries and fully vaccinated travellers from abroad. Travel demand is expected to pick up considerably in the second half of 2021, […]

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ETC: Travel sentiment is warming up with Summer in sight

The hope of summer getaways is encouraging travel sentiment in Europeans, as a majority (56%) say they will go on holiday by the end of August 2021, either domestically or to another European country. By comparison, only 27% of respondents are still unwilling to travel within the next six months. That is according to the […]

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Travelling is not a crime: ETC strongly condemns new UK travel measures

The European Travel Commission (ETC) strongly condemns the new tough enforcement measures for travellers announced yesterday by the UK Government. As well as introducing two mandatory tests after arrival and obligatory “quarantine packages” for travellers from “red list” countries, the new rules include heavy financial penalties and potential jail time for non-compliance. Travellers arriving from […]

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ETC: Travellers are not a high-risk | Urges EU governments to follow EASA & ECDC guidelines and lift quarantines

The European Travel Commission (ETC) has today welcomed the new Guidelines for COVID-19 testing and quarantine of air travellers from the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which provide a clear pathway for EU governments to make informed decisions on travel measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on the […]

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ETC: Second wave of COVID-19 outbreak threatens european tourism recovery | Loss of almost 1 billion global international arrivals expected in 2020

A new surge in Covid-19 cases and the reintroduction of travel restrictions have halted European tourism recovery with international tourist arrivals to Europe down 68%[1] halfway through the year relative to 2019. That is according to the European Travel Commission’s (ETC) latest quarterly report “European Tourism: Trends & Prospects” for Q3 2020 which has been closely […]

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ETC: Europeans still optimistic about Travel

European travellers are eager to resume travel, but anxiety over a rising number of coronavirus cases and stringent travel restrictions may cause many to put their anticipated journeys on hold, according to a new study released today by the European Travel Commission (ETC) in the framework of a project co-funded by the European Union. This […]

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ETC: Domestic and short haul travel will “revive” European Tourism

According to the European Travel Commission’s (ETC) latest quarterly report the global health crisis has left the tourism sector in Europe facing a crisis like no other, with heightened uncertainty surrounding its recovery. Latest forecasts indicate that travel to Europe is expected to be 54% lower this year than in 2019. To minimise the knock-on […]

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