UK will lose its top spot in the European duty free market as spend is forecast to fall 70% by 2025, says GlobalData

UK duty free spend is forecast to plummet by 70% between 2019 and 2025 owing to new rules introduced in January 2021 which only enable alcohol and tobacco to be purchased duty free. Germany and France will overtake the UK’s number one position to become Europe’s biggest duty free markets, by 2025. The UK’s share […]

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Germany: Vacationers continue to book on short term

By the end of August 2021, the cumulative decline in sales for this year’s summer season compared to the pre-Corona summer of 2019 has further decreased – by three percentage points to a minus of 59 percent compared to the previous month. Germans continue to book an exceptionally high proportion of their holidays at very […]

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Germany: Leisure travelling business is picking up speed

With increasing freedom of travel, the number of holiday bookings for tour operator trips organized in packages or in modules is currently increasing significantly in travel sales (stationary and online). Since mid-May (20th calendar week), new booking sales in Germany have already exceeded the pre-Corona level in 2019 – by a remarkable 48 percent in […]

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ITB Berlin and IPK International: Germans want to travel abroad despite the coronavirus pandemic

The reputation of Germany as the nation with the world’s keenest travellers is still intact – that is one of the findings of a global survey on travel in times of corona conducted by IPK International, in which ITB Berlin also participated. According to the survey, interest among Germans in trips abroad is much higher […]

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All employees remain on board: Condor concludes comprehensive agreements with all social partners

Condor has reached comprehensive agreements with all social partners to avoid compulsory redundancies. Together with the works councils for ground and flying staff as well as the trade unions UFO, Ver.di and the Vereinigung Cockpit, agreements have been signed which will allow all employees to remain on board. “We take our responsibility towards our employees […]

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Condor with product innovations in times of Corona: new online check-in, new snack, new app

This summer Condor guests can feel comfortable on their holiday trip as Germany’s leisure airline offers a snack and limited on-board sales with cashless payment on board. The service processes have been adapted to protect guests and staff. In addition, the Condor app has been improved and expanded by many functions, so that it is […]

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Lufthansa launches second set of measures of its restructuring program

The Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG has approved a second set of measures as part of its overall restructuring program in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. With the first set of measures launched in early April it had been decided, among other things, to reduce the fleet by 100 aircraft and not to […]

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Lufthansa: Shareholders pave the way for stabilization measures

The shareholders of Deutsche Lufthansa AG voted in favor of accepting the capital measures and the participation of the Economic Stabilisation Fund (WSF) of the Federal Republic of Germany in Deutsche Lufthansa AG. The corresponding proposal received the necessary majority at today’s Extraordinary General Meeting of the company. The package provides for stabilization measures and loans of […]

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