ACI calls on regulators to support the economic sustainability of airports for the benefit of travellers and communities

Airports Council International (ACI) World today calls on regulators to support the economic sustainability of airports as social and economic engines of communities worldwide and for the benefit of the travelling public. The call to action supports the recent ACI World Resolution Restoring Economic Equilibrium that urges governments to acknowledge the changed risk profile of […]

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Mabrian: The footprint of American tourists visiting Spain in summer 2022

In total, data from 38,933 tourists from the United States who visited Spain from June to August 2022 have been studied and analyzed by Mabrian. Specifically, the study looked at those who visited the destinations of Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Seville, Mallorca and Tenerife. Regarding the origin and profile of the Americans who have visited Spain […]

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Industry Report: Cost of living is biggest challenge for travel in 2023 by far, says WTM poll

The soaring cost of living around the world is by far the greatest threat to travel businesses in 2023, according to WTM London research. A poll of travel professionals asked: “Which of the following is most likely to affect your business negatively in 2023?” and almost half (44.8%) cited ‘cost of living generally’. The price […]

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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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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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