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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ETC: European tourism to remain resilient in 2022 amidst pandemic & geopolitical Uncertainty

The most recent edition of the ‘European Tourism Trends & Prospects’ quarterly report from the European Travel Commission (ETC) predicts that European tourism will demonstrate resilience amidst risks on multiple fronts. The report monitors the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as current economic and geopolitical headwinds and anticipates that European tourism will continue […]

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ETC: Stands in solidarity with Ukraine

The European Travel Commission (ETC), representing national tourism organisations of Europe, issued a statement today condemning the military aggression by the Russian Federation and expressing solidarity with the people of Ukraine: “The European Travel Commission stands in solidarity with the Ukrainian people. The Russian military invasion in Ukraine is in direct opposition to the fundamental […]

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ETC: European travel demand expected to be just 20% below pre-covid levels in 2022

Uncertainty brought about by the Omicron variant negatively impacted Europe’s travel and tourism sector at the end of Q4 2021, hampering prospects for its recovery in the first quarter of 2022. Nonetheless, optimism remains as the European Travel Commission (ETC) predicts tourist arrivals to be just 20% below pre-pandemic levels in 2022, in spite of […]

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Intention for Long-Haul travel to Europe recovering from 2021 low point

Long-haul travel was a key driver of growth for the European tourism sector in the years before the COVID-19 pandemic but has been severely impacted since then. 2021 saw the start of a recovery, especially from the US market. In 2022, the global vaccine roll-outs will help Europe regain some of its prior prominence in […]

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New ETC report investigates impact of Covid-19 on tourists’ sustainable travel attitudes

Although consumers’ adoption of sustainable behaviour in tourism has been growing in the past years, research has shown that the global pandemic has driven more sustainable travel trends. Generally, travellers seem to be adopting greener options and paying closer attention to their impact on the environment and local communities. However, the willingness to adopt a […]

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