UNWTO: Tourism recovery accelerates to reach 65% of pre-pandemic levels

International tourism is on track to reach 65% of pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2022 as the sector continues to bounce back from the pandemic. An estimated 700 million tourists travelled internationally between January and September, more than double (+133%) the number recorded for the same period in 2021. This equates to 63% of […]

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EUROCONTROL: Road to recovery | What flights are still missing compared to 2019 traffic levels

Traffic has this year bounced back, despite the initial set back of Omicron, and the profound shock caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 and the unfolding economic and energy crisis in Europe. By the start of summer 2022, traffic across the network, and within Europe, had recovered to around 80-90% of 2019 […]

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ETC: European tourism resilient in face of low consumer confidence

The European tourism sector successfully endured another challenging summer as worsening inflation and staff shortages threatened recovery. European airlines held up well, with August flight volumes down just 11% relative to 2019. Encouraging data suggests a positive outlook for 2022, with the region expected to recover close to 75% of 2019 inbound travel volumes this […]

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ETC: Personal finances are main barrier to travel long-haul this Autumn

The European Travel Commission (ETC) and Eurail BV have published the latest Long-Haul Travel Barometer (LHTB) 3/2022, which provides insights on traveller sentiment for September – December 2022. The report reveals that the appetite for overseas travel in the last months of 2022 has improved, with Brazil (150p), Canada (136p) and the US (126p) showing […]

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UNWTO: International tourism back to 57% of pre-pandemic levels in the first seven months of 2022

International tourism continued to show strong signs of recovery, with arrivals reaching 57% of pre-pandemic levels in the first seven months of 2022. According to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, international tourist arrivals almost tripled in January to July 2022 (+172%) compared to the same period of 2021. This means the sector recovered almost […]

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ForwardKeys: Record breaking summer for flights to Greece and Turkey

Air travel to the southeast corner of Europe substantially exceeded pre-pandemic (2019) levels in the peak summer months of July and August. The report has come from ForwardKeys, which has the most comprehensive and up-to-date database of air ticketing available. The two largest destinations, Turkey and Greece, both exceeded pre-pandemic levels of international visitor arrivals […]

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Mabrian: Best value for money European tourist destinations

Zagreb (Croatia) and Ljubljana (Slovenia) lead the ranking of cities with a higher degree of visitor satisfaction. The large European capitals drop positions due to their high hotel prices and due to a low value placed by visitors on the tourist offer in the destinations. The study analyzes air connectivity, the average hotel price, and […]

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Mabrian: Top 10 European countries by flight cancellations

Further to Mabrian’s recent analysis on the top 10 airlines by cancellations for European flights, the travel intelligence provider has now carried out a study to examine European flight cancellations by country.  The data compares the number of flights scheduled on June 14 to fly between 1 and 15 July, with flights scheduled as of […]

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International travel drives May air traffic recovery

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced passenger data for May 2022 showing that the recovery in air travel accelerated heading into the busy Northern Hemisphere summer travel season. Total traffic in May 2022 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) was up 83.1% compared to May 2021, largely driven by the strong recovery in […]

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ETC: Strong outlook for European tourism recovery | Staff shortages & cost of living crisis loom

As concerns over Covid-19 wane, Europe is expected to recover 70% of pre-pandemic travel demand in 2022 Sudden surge in consumer demand coupled with staff shortages pose serious challenges for the sector going into the summer months Long-haul travel into Europe continues to lag significantly behind short- and medium-haul recovery Uncertainty brought about by worsening […]

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