TUI: Lapland winter flight program bigger than ever | TUI Boeing 737‑8 named “Rovaniemi”

Not only is Finland an important market for TUI, but the country is also a destination in its own right. The province of Lapland in northern Finland is a favorite winter holiday spot for TUI’s customers and over the coming season, TUI will fly nearly 50,000 holidaymakers to Lapland from the UK, the Netherlands, Spain […]

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GlobalData: European tourism company filings indicate ESG is the most pressing industry issue

GlobalData’s Company Filing Analytics reveals that environment, social and governance (ESG), COVID-19 and geopolitics are the top three themes mentioned by European tourism companies so far in 2022, respectively, indicating that these are the most pressing issues that the continent’s tourism industry faces. As shown by the leading data and analytics company, ESG is the […]

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TUI offers customers advice & reassurance ahead of peak summer holiday travel

TUI, the UK’s largest tour operator, has today issued reassurance and advice for hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers as they prepare to get away for summer.  Recently voted “Most Trusted Travel Company”, TUI was one of only three airlines in the UK that managed to run more than 99% of its planned flying programme in […]

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ETC: Pre-pandemic levels of european travel will not be achieved until 2024

Despite a strong summer rebound, international tourist arrivals to Europe are forecast to be 60% below 2019 by the end of 2021. European tourist arrivals were still down 77% half-way through the year relative to 2019. European air passenger growth gained momentum over the months of June (-69%), July (-57%) and August (-49%) compared to […]

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TUI ready for holidaymakers from all markets – summer season to start

The summer season 2020 starts in more and more countries. All TUI tour operators and airlines are ready to restart their business. First leisure flights have already taken off, e.g. from Germany, Belgium or Switzerland. The Balearic Islands, Greece, Cyprus, Portugal and Croatia are in the focus of the first holidays. TUI appreciates the initiative […]

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Spain and Greece continue to be among the favourite destinations of TUI holidaymakers in all European markets

As the winter continues with sub-zero temperatures, many Europeans are looking ahead to a summer, sun and beach getaway. This applies in particular to the days dubbed Sunshine Saturdays. This phenomenon has been observed across Europe during the first weekends of the year for a number of years: In many countries, Saturdays in January are […]

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New London Mayor urged to take action against online home rental companies

New London Mayor Sadiq Khan has been urged to clamp down on London landlords letting out their properties to holidaymakers via website like Airbnb. The British Hospitality Association CEO Ufi Ibrahim said she wanted the ‘urgent attention’ of Khan, who was only sworn into office on Saturday, to deal with a number of ‘outstanding issues’. […]

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German holidaymakers prefer Ikaros Beach Hotel, Malia, Crete

German holidaymakers prefer Ikaros Beach Hotel, Malia, Crete, for their holidays to Greece in the latest fortnightly fvw Hotelometer rankings. The Greece ranking was again headed by the Ikaros Beach ahead of the Pilot Beach Resort and the Lindos Princess. These three were also the favourites for families, in a slightly different order: Lindos, Pilot Beach […]

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Thomas Cook pays out six-figure sum to sick holidaymakers

Thomas Cook has paid out more than £100,000 to 26 holidaymakers who became ill while staying at a hotel in Hurghada, Egypt. The travel giant apologised to its customers and said it was pleased to reach an amicable agreement with them. It confirmed the four-star Sindbad Aqua Park Hotel has since been withdrawn from its […]

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