European airports handle an additional 660 million passengers in the first half of 2022

European airport trade body ACI EUROPE today released its air traffic report covering the month of June, as well as Q2 and the first half (H1) of 2022. Passenger traffic in the European airport network jumped by +247% in H1 2022 compared to the same period last year -resulting in airports across the continent handling […]

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ETC: Strong outlook for European tourism recovery | Staff shortages & cost of living crisis loom

As concerns over Covid-19 wane, Europe is expected to recover 70% of pre-pandemic travel demand in 2022 Sudden surge in consumer demand coupled with staff shortages pose serious challenges for the sector going into the summer months Long-haul travel into Europe continues to lag significantly behind short- and medium-haul recovery Uncertainty brought about by worsening […]

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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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Many Europeans planning multiple holidays despite concerns around increasing travel costs

Travel sentiment among Europeans remains strong, with 73% planning to embark on a holiday between June and November 2022 despite various concerns, including high inflation, the Russo-Ukrainian crisis and the ongoing pandemic. Interest in visiting other European destinations (58%) has increased significantly (+7%) since last summer. Notably, 31% of respondents will head to an adjacent […]

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A significant rebound in consumer intention to travel, especially in Europe: 71% of Europeans will be traveling this summer

Europ Assistance (“EA”) today announced the international findings of their 21st edition of the Holiday Barometer. The survey was conducted by Ipsos, a global market research firm, among 15,000 people across 15 countries. It tracks global travel trends. The survey was taken between April 26 and May 16, 2022. Julia Ricks, Head of International Travel […]

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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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Tourism recovery gains momentum as restrictions ease & confidence returns

Tourism continues to recover at a strong pace. Globally, destinations welcomed almost three times as many international arrivals in the first quarter of 2022 as in the same period of 2021, with Europe leading the sector’s rebound. According to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, international tourism saw a 182% year-on-year increase in January-March 2022, […]

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Outbound UK travel forecast for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend

Ahead of the UK’s four day bank holiday weekend taking place over the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations (Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June), Mabrian has conducted an analysis of how this is impacting outbound UK travel to Europe’s top destinations. The data points towards UK international travellers wanting to take advantage of the special four […]

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ETC: European tourism to remain resilient in 2022 amidst pandemic & geopolitical Uncertainty

The most recent edition of the ‘European Tourism Trends & Prospects’ quarterly report from the European Travel Commission (ETC) predicts that European tourism will demonstrate resilience amidst risks on multiple fronts. The report monitors the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as current economic and geopolitical headwinds and anticipates that European tourism will continue […]

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