WTTC

WTTC responds to the latest announcement from the UK government

Virginia Messina, WTTC Senior Vice President and Acting CEO, said: “The entire UK Travel & Tourism sector, the many thousands of British travellers already in France, and those with future plans, will be breathing a sigh of relief now that returning fully jabbed Brits won’t need to quarantine, and that the confusing and disruptive amber […]

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STR: U.K. leading Europe in hotel occupancy recovery

The U.K. continues to lead Europe in hotel occupancy with four straight weeks above 60% in the metric, according to STR data through 18 July. “Demand is almost exclusively leisure-driven as the U.K. has benefitted from a successful vaccination program, a phased reopening and improved travel sentiment overall,” said Thomas Emanuel, STR’s Director. “Other countries […]

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STR: France’s daily hotel occupancy plummets to as low as 3.3%

As the COVID-19 situation in France has worsened, the country’s daily hotel occupancy plummeted to as low as 3.3% on 17 March, according to preliminary data from STR and In Extenso TCH. Daily occupancy in the country was as high as 65.3% on 26 February and had been positioned above 30% through 12 March. However, […]

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MONDRIAN

The Mondrian brand comes to Europe| Accor reaffirms its leadership on the continent

Accor announces the arrival of the brand Mondrian with two properties in France. First, with the Cannes Grand Hotel on the Croisette and its reopening forecasted in 2021. The hotel will be comprised of 75 guestrooms distributed on 11 floors, a restaurant and a bar overlooking on a 4,000 m² private garden, adjustable meeting rooms […]

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ryanair

RYANAIR launches 14 new routes in Greece for Summer 2020

Ryanair, launched its Greek Summer 2020 schedule with 14 new summer routes to destinations such as France, Italy and Germany. With 147 routes in total, this summer schedule will deliver 6.6 million customers p.a. and support 4,950* jobs across Ryanair’s 13 Greek airports. Ryanair’s Greek Summer 2020 schedule will include: 14 new summer routes:       […]

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ryanair

Ryanair launches new Athens route to Toulouse, France

Ryanair, today (27 Sep) announced a new Athens route to Toulouse in France, with a twice weekly service commencing in March 2020, as part of Ryanair’s Greece Summer 2020 schedule, which will be launched shortly. Athens consumers and visitors can now book their holidays to Toulouse as far out as October 2020, enjoying even lower […]

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Global Blue

European Tax Free Shopping returns to growth

Month to date sales growth of +3% in December follows two months of stability during November (0%) and December (0%) – a marked improvement on the region’s performance against the first three quarters of 2016. This growth was largely driven by increased spend across all nationalities (+4% month to date), while transactions remained flat (0%). […]

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Rise in UK ferry bookings as Brits holiday close to home

UK ferry bookings are up by 23% year on year as Brits plan to holiday closer to home. Popular routes to France, Ireland and Spain all saw a significant increase in bookings during January compared to 2015, according to the latest figures from ferry comparison site, Direct Ferries. And ferry bookings from travellers in the […]

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Telegraph: Four Greek beach resorts in European top list

Stoupa, Kea, Antipaxos and Karavostasi, included in the list of the best lesser-known European seaside resorts, as recommended by Telegraph’s experts. Marina di Pisciotta, Italy “Pisciotta is the kind of small, southern Italian coastal town that you have a picture of in your head, but often struggle to match in the real world. The old […]

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