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ITB Virtual Convention: Three-part session series at ITB.com focuses on the hotel industry and current crisis

The hospitality industry is facing turbulent times: On 11 August (2 – 4 p.m. CET) ITB Berlin will launch its next round of online sessions as part of the virtual ITB Berlin Convention. Under the heading ’ITB Virtual Convention Hospitality Update – Trends & Cases’, the three sessions and interviews on the global platform itb.com […]

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ACI Europe: Latest traffic data shows disastrous COVID-19 impact on airport industry

European airport trade body, ACI EUROPE, today released its air traffic report for June, Q2 & H1 as well as an interim update for July. The report reveals the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Europe’s airports, with passenger traffic decreasing by -64.2% during the first half of the year – and almost coming to complete standstill in the second Quarter, with a […]

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UNWTO, ONCE Foundation and ENAT call for the reopening of tourism destinations to cater for the needs of people with disabilities

According to the newest data from UNWTO, 40% of global destinations have now eased restrictions on travel introduced in response to COVID0-19. Now, with tourism steadily returning, UNWTO has joined disabled people’s organizations and organizations from across civil society to design a basic set of recommendations aimed at maintaining the ethos of “Accessible Tourism for All” in the […]

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WTTC says UK is heading to ‘worst case scenario’ threatening nearly three million Travel & Tourism jobs

Nearly three million jobs in the UK – and 197 million worldwide in the Travel & Tourism sector globally – look set to be lost due to the collapse of travel, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). WTTC economic modelling conducted less than two months ago predicted this ‘worst case scenario’ would […]

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IATA: Airlines and airports issue stark warning to European Prime Ministers on inconsistent approach to travel restrictions

Europe’s airline and airport associations have written to Prime Ministers, Transport, Health and Home Affairs Ministers across the European Union, Schengen and the UK, setting out deep concerns over their failure to implement coherent and science-based approaches to travel restrictions. The letter, sent jointly from Airports Council International Europe (ACI EUROPE), Airlines for Europe (A4E) […]

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UNWTO: 40% of destinations have now eased travel restrictions

UNWTO has surmised that up from 22% of destinations that had eased restrictions on travel by 15 June and the 3% previously observed by 15 May. It confirms the trend of a slow but continuous adaptation and responsible restart of international tourism. At the same time, however, of the 87 destinations that have now eased travel restrictions, just four have completely […]

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IATA: Recovery Delayed as International Travel Remains Locked Down

IATA released an updated global passenger forecast showing that the recovery in traffic has been slower than had been expected. In the base case scenario: Global passenger traffic (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) will not return to pre-COVID-19 levels until 2024, a year later than previously projected. The recovery in short haul travel is still expected […]

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Impact of Covid-19 on Global Tourism as UNWTO counts the cost of the Standstill

The latest edition of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer shows that the near-complete lockdown imposed in response to the pandemic led to a 98 per cent fall in international tourist numbers in May when compared to 2019. The Barometer also shows a 56% year-on-year drop in tourist arrivals between January and May. This translates into a fall […]

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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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WTTC launches Insurance Guidelines for the Travel & Tourism sector

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has unveiled its Insurance Guidelines to rebuild global consumer confidence to help encourage the return of travelling. The guidelines are designed to drive the return of safe, healthy and responsible travel and ensure the insurance sector is fit for purpose to operate for travellers in the ‘new normal’ of the COVID-19 world. […]

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