UNWTO: Vaccines and reopen borders driving Tourism’s recovery

International tourism enjoyed signs of rebound in June and July 2021 as some destinations eased travel restrictions and the global vaccination rollout advanced in many parts of the world. According to the latest edition of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, an estimated 54 million tourists crossed international borders in July 2021, down 67% from the […]

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United Kingdom, Germany and the Iberian Peninsula most popular European regions for investors

More than a third of investors want more European hotels in the property portfolio. This is according to the latest research by international advisor Cushman & Wakefield. Despite the disruption in the travel and tourism industry caused by the COVID pandemic, only 21% of investors plan to scale down hotel investments and only 10% have […]

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Global travel restrictions are averaging 350 per country this far into pandemic

With travel reopening more widely this year since the pandemic hit -particularly in highly vaccinated North America, the UK and the European Union- it might seem as though global movement is inching its way back to a more reasonable cadence, in spite of the Delta variant, and that tourism is slowly getting back on track. […]

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UNWTO: Green hotel investments to restart tourism

Destination Capital (DC) has signed a collaborative arrangement with the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) of the United Nations to support the rejuvenation of the hotel industry. The arrangement supports the relationship DC has with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to promote investment in green and sustainable tourism accommodation and to stimulate re-employment, particularly in the […]

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New WTTC report provides framework for achieving Destination Stewardship

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) today launched a major new report which reveals how destinations can grow responsibly, using the Destination Stewardship model. The report was launched in partnership with the Travel Foundation and the European Tourism Futures Institute (ETFI) at NHL Stenden University, in the Netherlands. ‘Towards Destination Stewardship: Achieving Destination Stewardship through […]

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GlobalData: IoT will have a bigger role to play in post-pandemic travel

Internet of Things (IoT) technology can help to ease traveler concerns regarding personal health and wellbeing, while allowing travel and tourism companies to collect a wealth of data for a range of internal and external benefits, according to GlobalData. The leading data and analytics company notes that this technology will have a bigger role to […]

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UNWTO: International travel largely on hold despite uptick in May

The biggest crisis in the history of tourism continues into a second year. Between January and May, international tourist arrivals were 85% below 2019 levels (or a 65% drop on 2020), UNWTO data shows. Despite a small uptick in May, the emergence of COVID-19 variants and the continued imposition of restrictions are weighing on the […]

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ETC: National Tourism Organizations are changing|New report

As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with ongoing challenges posed by climate change and ensuring sustainability, tourism globally is in a critical period of transition. Recognising this, the European Travel Commission (ETC) has released a report: “The Changing Tourism Environment and Its Impact on the Work of NTOs”. The study investigates the ways […]

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The European Travel Commission partners with Euronews to support the travel & tourism sector in Europe

For the second year running, Euronews, Europe’s leading international news media, has partnered with the European Travel Commission (ETC), representing national tourism boards of Europe, to support the travel and tourism sector. A new ETC campaign “Open up to Europe” has recently started to run across Euronews’ TV and digital platforms, and aims to support […]

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ETC: Recovery of european tourism in sight this summer

European travel activity is set to build some momentum moving into the peak summer months due to the gradual easing of restrictions, the ramp-up in vaccinations, and the EU’s recent reopening to more third countries and fully vaccinated travellers from abroad. Travel demand is expected to pick up considerably in the second half of 2021, […]

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