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The most popular city breaks around the world

Summer’s finally here, and as we all start thinking about those well-earned holidays, travellers from all over the world are looking for inspiration both close to home and further afield. While some may favour a beach holiday or a mountain retreat, the city break remains a firm favourite of many- who doesn’t love experiencing new […]

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Many Europeans planning multiple holidays despite concerns around increasing travel costs

Travel sentiment among Europeans remains strong, with 73% planning to embark on a holiday between June and November 2022 despite various concerns, including high inflation, the Russo-Ukrainian crisis and the ongoing pandemic. Interest in visiting other European destinations (58%) has increased significantly (+7%) since last summer. Notably, 31% of respondents will head to an adjacent […]

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A significant rebound in consumer intention to travel, especially in Europe: 71% of Europeans will be traveling this summer

Europ Assistance (“EA”) today announced the international findings of their 21st edition of the Holiday Barometer. The survey was conducted by Ipsos, a global market research firm, among 15,000 people across 15 countries. It tracks global travel trends. The survey was taken between April 26 and May 16, 2022. Julia Ricks, Head of International Travel […]

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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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IATA: Air passenger numbers to recover in 2024

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects overall traveler numbers to reach 4.0 billion in 2024 (counting multi-sector connecting trips as one passenger), exceeding pre-COVID-19 levels (103% of the 2019 total). Expectations for the shape of the near-term recovery have shifted slightly, reflecting the evolution of government-imposed travel restrictions in some markets. The overall picture […]

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WTTC: U.S. Travel & Tourism Recovery Projected to Exceed Pre-Pandemic Levels in 2022

WTTC research projects sector’s GDP contributions could reach almost $2 trillion, a 6.2% increase from 2019, with Easter and summer travel bookings helping bolster economic recovery. The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global Travel & Tourism sector, today announced its latest economic modeling projecting that U.S. Travel & Tourism could rebound […]

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ETC: Long-Haul travellers remain cautious about planning trips to Europe

According to the latest Long-Haul Travel Barometer 3/2021 (LHTB), intentions to travel to Europe between September and December 2021 remain weak in key overseas markets. Results suggest that as long as COVID-19 safety concerns persist, many will remain cautious about visiting European destinations. However, with vaccination rates continuing to improve across the globe, there is […]

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AIDA Cruises cancels trips until 31 May and offers bonus on travel credit

AIDA Cruises cancels trips until 31 May and offers bonus on travel credit. According to a statement from the company: “The worldwide spreading of the coronavirus presently confronts economies and companies with unprecedented challenges. The global tourist traffic has ground to a halt. Due to the current entry requirements in our destinations, the tourist traffic […]

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