EUROCONTROL: Road to recovery | What flights are still missing compared to 2019 traffic levels

Traffic has this year bounced back, despite the initial set back of Omicron, and the profound shock caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 and the unfolding economic and energy crisis in Europe. By the start of summer 2022, traffic across the network, and within Europe, had recovered to around 80-90% of 2019 […]

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Flight from Russia: Mobilisation triggered 27% jump in outbound air tickets

Following Vladimir Putin’s announcement on 21st September of a partial mobilisation in Russia, the first since World War 2, bookings on Russia outbound flights soared. Tickets issued for Russian outbound travel in the 7 days after the announcement (21-27 Sept) were 27% over the level they were in previous 7 days. The share of one-way […]

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Instability in Eastern Europe fuels Easter Week in Spain and Portugal

Mabrian Technologies, a tourism intelligence platform, has compiled data on tourism trends for the Easter period, noting the effect that Russia’s war in Ukraine has had on supply and demand trends. This data suggests that the conflict and instability in Eastern Europe have led to an increased demand to spend Easter Week in countries such […]

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ForwardKeys: Russian air traffic through Serbia, Turkey and the UAE surges by over 200%: Russian air traffic through Serbia, Turkey and the UAE surges by over 200%

In response to media enquiries about the profile of travel from Russia in the light of sanctions, Olivier Ponti, VP Insights, ForwardKeys, said: “With many routes to and from Russia effectively closed, owing to the imposition of sanctions following the invasion of Ukraine, we are seeing air travel via Serbia, Turkey and the UAE surge […]

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ForwardKeys: Russian invasion causes flight bookings to stall, especially to Eastern Europe

The latest data from ForwardKeys reveals that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine caused an immediate stall in flight bookings to Europe and within Russia domestically. In its second public analysis since the outbreak of war, ForwardKeys compared flight bookings in the week following the invasion, 24th Feb – 2nd Mar, to the previous seven days. Excluding […]

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ForwardKeys: Russian invasion triggers a spike in flight cancellations

The latest data from ForwardKeys reveals that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine prompted an instant spike in flight cancellations to and from Russia. On 25th February, the day after the start of the invasion, every booking that was made for travel to Russia was outweighed by six cancellations of pre-existing bookings. The source markets exhibiting the […]

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STR: Europe hotel performance for April 2020

Reflecting the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Europe’s hotel industry reported unprecedented performance lows during April 2020, according to data from STR. Euro constant currency, April 2020 vs. April 2019 Occupancy: -84.6% to 11.1% Average daily rate (ADR): -30.1% to EUR77.52 Revenue per available room (RevPAR): -89.2% to EUR8.58 The absolute occupancy and RevPAR levels were […]

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Russia is the Convention & Culture Partner of ITB Berlin 2020

The world’s largest country is the Convention & Culture Partner of the World’s Largest Travel Trade Show. Russia is presenting itself as a fascinating destination for culturally interested visitors. ”We are delighted to have secured Russia as the Convention & Culture Partner of ITB. Russia has a very high standing in the international tourism industry. […]

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Without Passports the Russians in Turkey !!! | New facts about the Greek tourism

Turkey and Russia have begun conversations to allow Russian citizens to travel to Turkey without a passport, said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlott Tsavusoglou yesterday, noting that a joint group meeting with strategic planning will take place on 29 March. “We have started meetings to open the way for Russian citizens to come to our country […]

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