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ForwardKeys: Spain in prime position for a successful Easter and Summer

Spain is among the most sought-after destinations in the world by tourists for this Easter, as highlighted in the presentation of travel forecasts to Spain made last Friday, 1 April 2022 by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism and ForwardKeys, the leading global travel intelligence and data company. “The year 2022 has started with […]

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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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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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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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Wyndham Adds 12 resorts in Europe through Collaboration with CLC World Resorts & Hotels

Strategic partnership with one of Europe’s largest independent resort operators further cements Wyndham’s presence in leisure destinations in Spain, Canary Islands, Turkey, UK and Austria. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,000 hotels across nearly 95 countries, and CLC World Resorts & Hotels -one of Europe’s largest independent resort […]

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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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STR: U.K. leading Europe in hotel occupancy recovery

The U.K. continues to lead Europe in hotel occupancy with four straight weeks above 60% in the metric, according to STR data through 18 July. “Demand is almost exclusively leisure-driven as the U.K. has benefitted from a successful vaccination program, a phased reopening and improved travel sentiment overall,” said Thomas Emanuel, STR’s Director. “Other countries […]

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Lybra: The European travel market is finally open for business

Thanks to a general improvement in the health situation, Europe can -albeit, with due caution- begin speaking about a recovery of the travel industry in the region: thanks to the slowdown in infections and the spread of vaccines, European countries are loosening travel restrictions and reopening their borders, according to the Lybra company. In the […]

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Reyes Maroto proposes the EU implement homogenous measures to ensure safe travel between states to relaunch tourism

Reyes Maroto opts for establishing homogeneous criteria for treating areas of risk and coordinated measures to control the departure and arrival of travellers, and applying them at regional level to avoid indiscriminate measures, so that “Europe is once again a safe travel destination”. The minister calls for a European Action Plan to rescue the sector, […]

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UK imposes quarantine for arrivals from Spain | TUI UK & Ireland cancels travel to mainland Spain until 9 August

In a recent development UK has decided to impose quarantine for arrivals from Spain due to a second spike in Covid-19 cases. The announcement of the FCO goes as follows: From 26 July, the FCO advises against all non-essential travel to mainland Spain based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. Only the Canary Islands […]

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