IMG: International travel in 2022 to surpass pre-pandemic levels

International Medical Group (IMG), an award-winning global insurance benefits and assistance services company, has released the results of its Travel Outlook Survey that evaluated the 2022 travel plans and trends of IMG customers who have previously traveled internationally. The results of the survey reveal that 96% of respondents plan to travel internationally in 2022, an […]

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The WTTC reveals massive increase in global international inbound travel

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and its knowledge partner ForwardKeys, forecast a major increase in global international flights bookings as international travel takes off. The booking bounce back was revealed at WTTC’s prestigious 21st Global Summit, taking place this year in Manila, as the world continues to reopen from the pandemic. News of […]

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Travel & Tourism sector expected to create nearly 126 million new jobs within the next decade

The World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) latest Economic Impact Report (EIR) reveals the Travel & Tourism sector is expected to create nearly 126 million new jobs within the next decade. The bullish forecast from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, also shows the sector […]

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Drop in russian outbound Tourism to remove USD7 billion from global Tourism

Travel and tourism was poised for an upturn in 2022, as it hoped to put the pandemic behind it. However, new threats have recently emerged that will delay the much-needed recovery. Inflation spike exacerbated by war in Ukraine At the beginning of 2022, there were warning signs that inflation was surging, with higher energy and […]

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Europe’s regional airport leaders gather as “challenges and complexity” beset a disrupted industry

For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Europe’s regional airports and their business partners gather in Palermo, Italy for the 13th Annual ACI EUROPE Regional Airports Conference and Exhibition, hosted by GESAP (Palermo Airport Company). The event provides the opportunity to review trading conditions against the background of a much more controlled but […]

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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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UNWTO: Tourism enjoys strong start to 2022 while facing new uncertainties  

International tourism continued its recovery in January 2022, with a much better performance compared to the weak start to 2021. However, the Russian invasion of Ukraine adds pressure to existing economic uncertainties, coupled with many Covid-related travel restrictions still in place. Overall confidence could be affected and hamper the recovery of tourism. Based on the […]

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ForwardKeys: The APAC race to recovery begins: India, Fiji, and Australia

As news about the travel activation taking place across the Americas, the Caribbean and Africa is being shared, the team at ForwardKeys chose to look in the other direction -the Far East and the Pacific. To date, the APAC region was the most adversely impacted in terms of travel and tourism, largely due to having […]

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ForwardKeys: Russian air traffic through Serbia, Turkey and the UAE surges by over 200%: Russian air traffic through Serbia, Turkey and the UAE surges by over 200%

In response to media enquiries about the profile of travel from Russia in the light of sanctions, Olivier Ponti, VP Insights, ForwardKeys, said: “With many routes to and from Russia effectively closed, owing to the imposition of sanctions following the invasion of Ukraine, we are seeing air travel via Serbia, Turkey and the UAE surge […]

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