ForwardKeys: Record breaking summer for flights to Greece and Turkey

Air travel to the southeast corner of Europe substantially exceeded pre-pandemic (2019) levels in the peak summer months of July and August. The report has come from ForwardKeys, which has the most comprehensive and up-to-date database of air ticketing available. The two largest destinations, Turkey and Greece, both exceeded pre-pandemic levels of international visitor arrivals […]

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European airports handle an additional 660 million passengers in the first half of 2022

European airport trade body ACI EUROPE today released its air traffic report covering the month of June, as well as Q2 and the first half (H1) of 2022. Passenger traffic in the European airport network jumped by +247% in H1 2022 compared to the same period last year -resulting in airports across the continent handling […]

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Mabrian: Summer tourism forecast – Balkans and south eastern Europe

Mabrian, the leading provider of data analysis and tourism intelligence globally, has analyzed the tourism outlook for this summer in the Balkans and south eastern Europe. The analysis reveals several trends regarding the pre-pandemic era and the recovery since last year. The analysis specifically looks at air capacity, taking the data from 2022 and comparing […]

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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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