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ETC: European tourism to remain resilient in 2022 amidst pandemic & geopolitical Uncertainty

The most recent edition of the ‘European Tourism Trends & Prospects’ quarterly report from the European Travel Commission (ETC) predicts that European tourism will demonstrate resilience amidst risks on multiple fronts. The report monitors the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as current economic and geopolitical headwinds and anticipates that European tourism will continue […]

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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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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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Instability in Eastern Europe fuels Easter Week in Spain and Portugal

Mabrian Technologies, a tourism intelligence platform, has compiled data on tourism trends for the Easter period, noting the effect that Russia’s war in Ukraine has had on supply and demand trends. This data suggests that the conflict and instability in Eastern Europe have led to an increased demand to spend Easter Week in countries such […]

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ForwardKeys: Russian invasion causes flight bookings to stall, especially to Eastern Europe

The latest data from ForwardKeys reveals that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine caused an immediate stall in flight bookings to Europe and within Russia domestically. In its second public analysis since the outbreak of war, ForwardKeys compared flight bookings in the week following the invasion, 24th Feb – 2nd Mar, to the previous seven days. Excluding […]

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ForwardKeys: Russian invasion triggers a spike in flight cancellations

The latest data from ForwardKeys reveals that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine prompted an instant spike in flight cancellations to and from Russia. On 25th February, the day after the start of the invasion, every booking that was made for travel to Russia was outweighed by six cancellations of pre-existing bookings. The source markets exhibiting the […]

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ETC: Stands in solidarity with Ukraine

The European Travel Commission (ETC), representing national tourism organisations of Europe, issued a statement today condemning the military aggression by the Russian Federation and expressing solidarity with the people of Ukraine: “The European Travel Commission stands in solidarity with the Ukrainian people. The Russian military invasion in Ukraine is in direct opposition to the fundamental […]

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Egypt, Slovenia, Ukraine, and other major destinations get the WTTC Safe Travels stamp

Holiday hotspot Egypt, is the latest in a line of popular destinations around the world to sign up to the world’s first ever global safety and hygiene stamp, launched recently by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The growing list of endorsements have come from many major holiday and city destinations around the world […]

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SkyUp Airlines will operate flights to Crete, Corfu, and Zakynthos from the largest cities of Ukraine

SkyUp Airlines appoints BBT Air — Aviation Services as its Sales Representative in Greece SkyUp Airlines LCC announces the appointment of BBT Air — Aviation Services as its General Sales Agent (GSA) in Greece. BBT Air will be responsible for the airline’s sales and development of the Greek market. This summer, SkyUp Airlines will operate […]

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