A new level of affordable private jet flights in Greece

Just in time before the upcoming summer season, Zela Jet is pleased to bring an affordable private jet to Greece. In cooperation with OysterJets, a Vienna-based private jet operator, the Cessna Citation Mustang easily takes clients from anywhere in Europe to Greece, directly to their destination on any of the iconic islands, and back home. […]

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Eurostat: EU tourism recovering in 2021

In 2021, tourism was among the sectors that started to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, following the easing of certain restrictions related to it, such as travel restrictions as well as other precautionary measures taken in response, according to Eurostat. In 2021, the number of nights spent at EU tourist accommodation establishments totalled 1.8 billion, […]

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UK flight bookings take off as travel tests are removed

New research from ForwardKeys, which has the freshest and most comprehensive, commercially available air ticketing data, reveals that flight bookings to and from the UK have soared following the government’s announcement that COVID-19 testing would no longer be required for fully vaccinated travellers entering the UK.  The day after the announcement by UK Transport Secretary, […]

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IPK International: Worldwide huge desire to travel

The findings of a recent survey conducted by IPK International show a renewed increase in people’s travel intentions. Currently, 80 per cent of respondents worldwide are planning international trips over the next 12 months. Sun and beach holidays are in demand, but also city breaks and holidays close to nature. Europeans’ preferred destinations are their […]

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ForwardKeys: Europe’s summer air travel fails to reach 40% of 2019

New research from ForwardKeys, which has the freshest and most comprehensive flight booking data available, reveals that international flights to European destinations in July and August reached 39.9% of pre-pandemic levels. This is significantly better than last year (which was 26.6%), when the COVID-19 pandemic caused widespread lockdowns; and vaccines were not yet approved. However, […]

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SUMMER 2021: The European Hotel Industry on a path to recovery

European hoteliers had been hoping the pickup in vaccination rates and progressive removal of health restrictions would boost demand this summer, as it did in 2020. Wish granted: hotel activity accelerated (+68.0% in RevPAR between July 1 and August 21 compared to 2020 marks), even though it remains well below pre-COVID standards (-31.8% compared to […]

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Bettany Hughes’ treasures of the world: Greece

New series exploring the treasures of the Mediterranean with the first episode focussed on Greece This 5-part 60-minute series was an answer to the claustrophobia and joylessness of lockdown. Professor Bettany Hughes OBE wanted to try to do what she does best.  Finding inspiration from across history, to explore household-name treasures and new finds from […]

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Hotel prices in major Mediterranean destinations rise sharply compared to pre-pandemic averages

Anna Borduzha, Business Develpment Manager at Mabrian Technologies, the Travel Intelligence provider for the travel industry and Smart Destinations, comments: “When analysing main Mediterranean vacational destinations – Greece, Turkey, Italy, Spain and Portugal – during this summer season, we have noticed that, in general, hotel prices have experienced a big increase compared to the average […]

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Family Holiday Report names resorts where Britons can cut costs but reveals that prices can vary by up to 132% across Eurozone

As schools break up for the summer, the annual Post Office Travel Money Family Holiday Report (www.postoffice.co.uk/familyholidays) reveals that over half of families are planning a trip abroad and 35 per cent of these will jet off on a European beach holiday, despite Covid-19 travel regulations in the UK and abroad. For those planning trips, […]

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