Flight from Russia: Mobilisation triggered 27% jump in outbound air tickets

Following Vladimir Putin’s announcement on 21st September of a partial mobilisation in Russia, the first since World War 2, bookings on Russia outbound flights soared. Tickets issued for Russian outbound travel in the 7 days after the announcement (21-27 Sept) were 27% over the level they were in previous 7 days. The share of one-way […]

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ForwardKeys: Record breaking summer for flights to Greece and Turkey

Air travel to the southeast corner of Europe substantially exceeded pre-pandemic (2019) levels in the peak summer months of July and August. The report has come from ForwardKeys, which has the most comprehensive and up-to-date database of air ticketing available. The two largest destinations, Turkey and Greece, both exceeded pre-pandemic levels of international visitor arrivals […]

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UNWTO: International tourism consolidates strong recovery amidst growing challenges

International tourism continues to show signs of a strong and steady recovery from the impact of the pandemic despite significant mounting economic and geopolitical challenges. According to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, international tourism saw a strong rebound in the first five months of 2022, with almost 250 million international arrivals recorded. This compares […]

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GlobalData: European tourism company filings indicate ESG is the most pressing industry issue

GlobalData’s Company Filing Analytics reveals that environment, social and governance (ESG), COVID-19 and geopolitics are the top three themes mentioned by European tourism companies so far in 2022, respectively, indicating that these are the most pressing issues that the continent’s tourism industry faces. As shown by the leading data and analytics company, ESG is the […]

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TUI offers customers advice & reassurance ahead of peak summer holiday travel

TUI, the UK’s largest tour operator, has today issued reassurance and advice for hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers as they prepare to get away for summer.  Recently voted “Most Trusted Travel Company”, TUI was one of only three airlines in the UK that managed to run more than 99% of its planned flying programme in […]

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ForwardKeys: Europe’s aviation chaos crushes confidence in flying | Amsterdam and London are worst affected

With multiple news reports of flight cancellations, as airports, suffering with staff shortages, struggle to cope with surging demand, ForwardKeys has taken a closer look at air traffic disruption, by analysing recent trends in intra-European flight bookings for travel in July and August and changes in seat capacity. It shows that a fall in consumer […]

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Mabrian: Top 10 European countries by flight cancellations

Further to Mabrian’s recent analysis on the top 10 airlines by cancellations for European flights, the travel intelligence provider has now carried out a study to examine European flight cancellations by country.  The data compares the number of flights scheduled on June 14 to fly between 1 and 15 July, with flights scheduled as of […]

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ACI Europe: Air connectivity recovery incomplete and uneven

On the eve of its 32nd Annual Congress and General Assembly, ACI EUROPE is today publishing the Airport Industry Connectivity Report for 2022, which reveals that the recovery of European air connectivity from the COVID-19 pandemic is uneven and still difficult. This reflects the combination of yet not fully lifted travel restrictions, the impact of […]

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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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Russo-Ukranian crisis having little impact on long-haul travel to Europe

According to the latest Long-Haul Travel Barometer (LHTB) 2/2022, which provides insights on traveller sentiment for summer 2022 (May-August), the appetite for overseas travel to Europe from several source markets remains below pre-pandemic levels. Still, it has slightly improved compared to a year ago. The LHTB from the European Travel Commission (ETC) and Eurail BV examines […]

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