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ECTAA: Industry survival depends on common testing protocol in Europe

NET welcomes the announcement of the Commission of a European testing protocol for travellers and a common approach to quarantines. If correctly implemented, it will restore travel confidence and allow the travel and tourism industry to lift off again. Yesterday the Commission urged Member States again to fully implement the Council Recommendation for a common […]

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STR: Europe’s hotel industry reported slight performance decreases for September 2020

Reflecting a post-summer lag in demand, Europe’s hotel industry reported slight performance decreases from the prior month, according to September 2020 data from STR. Euro constant currency, September 2020 (percentage change from September 2019) Occupancy: 38.9% (-51.7%) Average daily rate (ADR): EUR90.78 (-27.2%) Revenue per available room (RevPAR): EUR35.31 (-64.8%) Each of the three key […]

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Airlines flex fares in Europe in Q4 to woo travellers

According to research undertaken by ForwardKeys, a leading travel analytics company, Europe’s airlines have been offering significantly discounted fares for the September to December in a bid to woo back travellers. An analysis of airfares from the four major northern European markets: France, Germany, Netherlands and UK for the four major southern European destinations: Greece, […]

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STR: Europe hotel performance for June 2020

Reflecting early reopening around the continent, Europe’s hotel industry reported improved performance from May but at an all-time low level for a June, according to data from STR. Euro constant currency, June 2020 vs. June 2019 Occupancy: -72.8% to 21.6% Average daily rate (ADR): -34.8% to EUR83.69 Revenue per available room (RevPAR): -82.3% to EUR18.11 The […]

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ACI EUROPE revises recovery projection to 2024 whilst reporting only marginal traffic increase for June

ACI EUROPE reported that passenger traffic across the European airport network stood at -93% in June compared to the same period last year – a marginal improvement over the previous month (May 2020: -98%). Europe’s airports welcomed only 16.8 million passengers through their doors in June, compared to 240 million in the same month last […]

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Travellers confused by inconsistent COVID-19 travel rules and advice across Europe

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has called for more consistent travel rules and COVID-19 advice by European countries to counter confusion by travellers and holidaymakers. Those journeying to Europe for the first time since travel restrictions began to ease have faced a baffling array of different types of travel rules and advice – […]

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UNWTO: Restrictions on travel easing as Europe leads cautious restart of tourism

The latest research by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) shows that 22% of all destinations worldwide (48 destinations) have started to ease restrictions, with Europe leading the way. At the same time, however, 65% of all destinations worldwide (141 destinations) continue to have their borders completely closed to international tourism. As the United Nations specialized […]

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IATA: “The worst may be yet to come” – Impacts of COVID-19 on European Aviation and Economy Increasing

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) revealed new research showing the impacts on the European aviation industry and on economies caused by the shutdown of air traffic due to the COVID-19 pandemic have worsened over recent weeks. Airlines in Europe are set to lose $21.5 billion in 2020, with passenger demand declining by over half. […]

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Re-Open EU: The new tool for tracking restrictions across Europe

The European Union is introducing a new tool for tracking the travel restrictions across Europe. EU and all of its member states, are planning for a safe re-opening of Europe. While protecting the public health remains our priority, all of us want to enjoy their holidays, to reunite with family and friends, and to be […]

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STR: Europe hotel performance for April 2020

Reflecting the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Europe’s hotel industry reported unprecedented performance lows during April 2020, according to data from STR. Euro constant currency, April 2020 vs. April 2019 Occupancy: -84.6% to 11.1% Average daily rate (ADR): -30.1% to EUR77.52 Revenue per available room (RevPAR): -89.2% to EUR8.58 The absolute occupancy and RevPAR levels were […]

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