ForwardKeys: Record breaking summer for flights to Greece and Turkey

Air travel to the southeast corner of Europe substantially exceeded pre-pandemic (2019) levels in the peak summer months of July and August. The report has come from ForwardKeys, which has the most comprehensive and up-to-date database of air ticketing available. The two largest destinations, Turkey and Greece, both exceeded pre-pandemic levels of international visitor arrivals […]

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TUI offers customers advice & reassurance ahead of peak summer holiday travel

TUI, the UK’s largest tour operator, has today issued reassurance and advice for hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers as they prepare to get away for summer.  Recently voted “Most Trusted Travel Company”, TUI was one of only three airlines in the UK that managed to run more than 99% of its planned flying programme in […]

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DavinaMcCall suns herself in Turkey whilst road testing TUI BLUE’S new wellness menu

On a mission to find out what wellness means to Brits today, TUI BLUE, TUI’s premium hotel brand, conducted research that found over half (54%) of us have actually felt worse after trying a wellness trend*. In response to the findings, TUI BLUE has partnered with beloved TV personality and advocate of holistic wellness, Davina […]

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Mabrian: Summer tourism forecast – Balkans and south eastern Europe

Mabrian, the leading provider of data analysis and tourism intelligence globally, has analyzed the tourism outlook for this summer in the Balkans and south eastern Europe. The analysis reveals several trends regarding the pre-pandemic era and the recovery since last year. The analysis specifically looks at air capacity, taking the data from 2022 and comparing […]

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TUI set to bring more customers to Turkey in Summer 2022

This summer TUI plans to bring around 1.5 million customers to Turkey -increasing its capacity across all markets compared to 2019 levels. One million of these customers will be travelling to Antalya and as a key destination to TUI’s growth strategy, it’s naming one of its newest aircraft Antalya. The official name-giving ceremony took place […]

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WTTC: U.S. Travel & Tourism Recovery Projected to Exceed Pre-Pandemic Levels in 2022

WTTC research projects sector’s GDP contributions could reach almost $2 trillion, a 6.2% increase from 2019, with Easter and summer travel bookings helping bolster economic recovery. The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global Travel & Tourism sector, today announced its latest economic modeling projecting that U.S. Travel & Tourism could rebound […]

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ETC: Pre-pandemic levels of european travel will not be achieved until 2024

Despite a strong summer rebound, international tourist arrivals to Europe are forecast to be 60% below 2019 by the end of 2021. European tourist arrivals were still down 77% half-way through the year relative to 2019. European air passenger growth gained momentum over the months of June (-69%), July (-57%) and August (-49%) compared to […]

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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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European Commission Slots Decision Out of Touch with Reality, Damages Sustainability and Industry Recovery

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) branded the European Commission’s (EC) decision to set the winter slot use threshold at 50% as “out of touch with reality,” and argued that the EC had ignored the advice and evidence presented by EU member states and the airline industry, which had made the case for a much […]

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Family Holiday Report names resorts where Britons can cut costs but reveals that prices can vary by up to 132% across Eurozone

As schools break up for the summer, the annual Post Office Travel Money Family Holiday Report ( reveals that over half of families are planning a trip abroad and 35 per cent of these will jet off on a European beach holiday, despite Covid-19 travel regulations in the UK and abroad. For those planning trips, […]

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