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Remarks from A. de Juniac at the HK Tourism Board Global Online Forum, 24 June 2020

IATA‘s CEO and President first message is that we are in this crisis together. And the only way out of the crisis is also together. Passenger demand has collapsed. Part of that is because people are afraid to travel. Part of that is because borders are not open. And a further element is that, even […]

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Pololikashvili

UNWTO: 96% of global destinations impose travel restrictions

The scale of disruption caused by COVID-19 to global tourism is shown in a comprehensive new report on travel restrictions from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The landmark report, published at a time of unprecedented disruption for the sector, shows that almost all global destinations have imposed restrictions on travel since January 2020, including complete […]

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Jet2 announces full program for summer 2021|2 million seats to Greece

The programme means that Jet2.com and Jet2holidays will operate more than 1,400 flights per week at peak times in Summer 21, giving holidaymakers plenty of choice and flexibility. With 59 destinations and 365 routes available, customers and independent travel agents are spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing popular summer hotspots such as the Canaries, Balearics, Spain, Greece, Turkey and Cyprus. With daily and multiple weekly flights […]

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Pololikashvili

UNWTO: Global Tourism Crisis Committee…

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) hosted a high-level virtual meeting yesterday, bringing together key UN agencies, the chairs of its Executive Council and Regional Commissions, and private sector leaders. Tourism is the economic sector that has been hardest hit by COVID-19 and all participants accepted an invitation from the UNWTO Secretary-General to become part of […]

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ITB Berlin: Still the biggest meeting place of the international LGBT+ travel industry

ITB’s LGBT+ segment features the world’s largest exhibition of tourism products for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and diverse identities of any show in the world: from 6 to 10 March record numbers of exhibitors will be represented in this segment at ITB Berlin. The high level of demand by new exhibitors is also proof of […]

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Portugal: Strong growth for German tour operators

Tour operators in Germany have double-digit growth in bookings for Portugal this summer as demand surges for Western Mediterranean destinations. Portugal has already generated good growth on the German market in recent years. Last year, the number of German visitors increased to 1.1 million from 977,000 in 2014, with the Algarve, Madeira and Lisbon as […]

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Gay & Lesbian Travel: World’s biggest display at ITB Berlin

Large LGBT Pavilion features newcomers – popular LGBT Media Networking Brunch – lectures and discussion round at ITB Berlin Convention on trips to established and emerging destinations in the Gay & Lesbian travel market – TomOnTour’s Gay ITB Party on 9 March 2016 and other local events Gay and lesbian travel is one of the […]

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Bumper year forecast for Spanish tourism

Tourists seeking to avoid terror threat head for safety of Spain Bumper year forecast for Spanish tourism as British and Russian holidaymakers shun Tunisia and Egypt following last year’s attacks Gone are the days when the British holidaymaker had to get up early to beat a German towel to the sunlounger. Now it seems it’s […]

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