UNWTO: Strong and Rapid Governments’ Response to Covid-challenge

From the start of the current crisis, UNWTO has urged both governments and international organizations to make tourism – a leading employer and pillar of economic growth – a priority. Research carried out for the Briefing Note indicates this has been the case. Of the 220 countries and territories assessed as of 22 May, 167 have reported […]

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Coronavirus: European Commission invites Member States to prolong restriction on non-essential travel to the EU until 15 May

Τhe European Commission invited Schengen Member States and Schengen Associated States to prolong the temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU until 15 May. The experience of Member States and other countries exposed to the pandemic shows the measures applied to fight the spread of the virus require more than 30 days to be effective. The […]

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STR: Negative results for Europe’s hotel performance, for February 2020

Europe’s hotel industry reported mostly negative results in the three key performance metrics during February 2020, according to data from STR. Euro constant currency, February 2020 vs. February 2019 Occupancy: -1.8% to 63.6% Average daily rate (ADR): +1.2% to EUR101.68 Revenue per available room (RevPAR): -0.6% to EUR64.68 February’s data had not yet shown the […]

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WTAAA: Coordinated and evidence – based measures are necessary against Covid-19 outbreak

The COVID-19 pandemic is a public health issue requiring proportionate and fact-based measures that are made on the latest public health recommendations from experts around the world. Travel restrictions, while understandably necessary at this moment in time, must be carefully evaluated so as to ensure they do not go beyond what’s required to control the […]

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The European Hotel Managers Association picks Switzerland for its annual meeting of GMs of luxury properties from Portugal to Russia

Founded in Rome in 1974 by a number of hotel top executives, EHMA is made up of general managers who constantly strive to improve professionalism in order to maintain, perfect and innovate services offered to customers. Currently the Association has over 400 members representing 29 European countries, 300 hotels, 85,000 rooms and 65,000 employees. EHMA’s […]

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