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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WTTC responds to UK Government’s decision to revert Spain to its at-risk countries list

WTTC characterizes the quarantine obligation for UK travellers from Spain as disappointing and disastrous. Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO said: “Requiring UK travellers returning from Spain to once again quarantine for 14 days will be hugely disappointing for thousands of UK holidaymakers – and is disastrous for the hard-pressed Travel & Tourism industry, both […]

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TUI UK announces Covid Cover and adds more destinations to holiday programme

TUI UK announced its new COVID-19 Cover to provide added protection and give customers complete peace of mind while on holiday. The cover – which should be used alongside normal travel insurance – will be included for all customers travelling on any TUI holiday between 11th July and 31st December 2020 and applies to all new and […]

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EasyJet holidays announces take off for this summer

EasyJet holidays has announced plans to start operating its first holidays this summer season from 1 August 2020. The move comes following the news from the UK government on its latest travel and quarantine advice. The holiday company is now readying itself to start taking customers on holiday once more from the beginning of next […]

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