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Tourism set to return to pre-pandemic levels in some Regions in 2023

After stronger than expected recovery in 2022, this year could see international tourist arrivals return to pre-pandemic levels in Europe and the Middle East. Tourists are nonetheless expected to increasingly seek value for money and travel closer to home in response to the challenging economic climate. Based on UNWTO’s forward-looking scenarios for 2023, international tourist […]

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What’s really going on with business travel?

Messaging regarding the recovery of the business travel segment has been mixed. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of the industry’s leading voices have claimed that business travel will never fully recover due to changing working habits – namely remote working and digital nomadism; company cost reduction; and a growing awareness of […]

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ACI EUROPE: Passenger traffic full recovery pushed back to 2025

ACI EUROPE has released a revised passenger traffic forecast for the European airport network, showing that passenger volumes in 2023 are set to fall -9% below pre-pandemic (2019) levels and that a full recovery has now been pushed back to 2025 – rather than 2024 as previously forecast (May 2022). Olivier Jankovec, Director General of […]

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ETC: Consumer attitudes & future expectations to drive Tourism recovery

The European tourism sector continues to bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic. Europe enjoyed a strong travel rebound over the summer months of 2022, as people want to make up for experiences lost to the pandemic. However, the sector faced other major challenges this year such as staff shortages, increased living costs, and an energy […]

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ETC: European tourism resilient in face of low consumer confidence

The European tourism sector successfully endured another challenging summer as worsening inflation and staff shortages threatened recovery. European airlines held up well, with August flight volumes down just 11% relative to 2019. Encouraging data suggests a positive outlook for 2022, with the region expected to recover close to 75% of 2019 inbound travel volumes this […]

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ForwardKeys: The best visited destinations of 2022

ForwardKeys, which has the world’s largest and freshest database of flight tickets, has revealed the performance of top global destinations of 2022 in an extensive review of the year. The country list is headed by the Dominican Republic, the city list by Antalya in Turkey. According to the latest available air ticketing data (combining arrivals […]

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Industry Report: Recovery might take longer than anticipated

Almost one-in-three industry bosses does not expect the travel sector to get back to 2019 levels before 2024 at the earliest, according to the WTM London Industry Report released today. A global sample of some 250 respondents revealed that most expect 2019 levels to return some time during 2023, with 53% expecting recovery some time […]

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UNWTO: International tourism back to 57% of pre-pandemic levels in the first seven months of 2022

International tourism continued to show strong signs of recovery, with arrivals reaching 57% of pre-pandemic levels in the first seven months of 2022. According to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, international tourist arrivals almost tripled in January to July 2022 (+172%) compared to the same period of 2021. This means the sector recovered almost […]

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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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