Tag: European travel

Germany finally tightens border control, bans ‘non-essential’ travel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 16, 2020 16:11

After seeing a dramatic spike in coronavirus cases, which jumped by 1,000 in one day, Germany finally announced that it has decided to tighten up border controls, limiting 'non-essential' travel ... Read More

EU countries may suspend Schengen due to coronavirus epidemic

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 25, 2020 15:42

The Schengen Code allows EU countries to suspend the free movement of people and resume temporary control at the borders due to an outbreak of coronavirus, said European Commission spokeswoman ... Read More

European tourism sector continues to defy increased global risks

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 13, 2020 23:16

According to the European Travel Commission’s (ETC) latest ‘European Tourism Trends and Prospects’ report, Europe enjoyed a healthy 4% increase in tourist arrivals in 2019 compared to 2018. While the ... Read More

Visa exemption agreements must remain post-Brexit if EU tourism is to thrive

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 31, 2020 18:36

The UK is finally leaving the EU, but there remains much speculation about potential future visa requirements for holidaymakers.  According to the travel experts, offering their view on why more ... Read More

Europe’s latest travel trends: Growth in outbound trips

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 2, 2019 18:21

According to the latest data, outbound trips from Europe increased by 2.5 percent during the first eight months of 2019. City breaks registered a strong increase again at plus seven ... Read More

New partnership to focus on sustainable tourism in Europe

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 18:15

Four leading tourism organisations and academic institutions – CELTH (the Center of Expertise Leisure, Tourism & Hospitality), ETC (the European Travel Commission), ETOA (European Tourism Association) and NECSTouR (the Network ... Read More

Airbnb joins the European Travel Commission to promote healthy tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 19:22

Airbnb, the global community-driven end-to-end travel platform, has joined the European Travel Commission (ETC) as an Associate Member to support Europe as a travel destination and promote healthy tourism - ... Read More

European Tourism: Positive start to 2019, but challenges lie ahead

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 9, 2019 22:11

According to the European Travel Commission's latest quarterly report, "European Tourism - Trends & Prospects 2019", Europe kicked off 2019 on a positive note following an impressive 6% growth in ... Read More

European Parliament and Commission urged to move towards integrated European tourism policy

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 20, 2019 16:25

The European Tourism Manifesto for Growth and Jobs and the World Travel & Tourism Council have today declared the urgent need for a genuine recognition of the importance of tourism. ... Read More

European Travel Commission: European tourism prepares for 2019 uncertainties

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 15, 2019 20:25

According to the European Travel Commission's latest report "European Tourism -Trends & Prospects 2018", Europe remains the most visited region in the world, with a 6% upswing in international tourist ... Read More

Travel industry: Managing sustainable tourism growth in Europe

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 8, 2019 18:30

Delegates at the Conference on Managing Sustainable Tourism Growth in Europe, organized this week by the European Travel Commission (ETC), were faced with an urgent call to achieve a balance ... Read More

Increase in Chinese visitors outstrips global average

editor editor- February 5, 2019 00:54

The Chinese are heading to Europe in ever-greater numbers to celebrate their New Year this week (February 4-10).  Bookings to European Union destinations are ahead 9.2% compared to last year. ... Read More

Lufthansa and Hopper research alliance to focus on artificial intelligence

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 21, 2019 18:06

The Lufthansa Group and the Lufthansa Innovation Hub have entered into a research alliance with Hopper focused on the subject of artificial intelligence. They have thus finalized their third technology-related ... Read More

Global travel retail market: Strategies and forecasts

editor editor- January 8, 2019 21:05

The global travel retail market was at US$ 63.59 billion in 2017 growing with a CAGR of 8.1% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2026. Read More

Chinese tourists put Russia in top three most popular European travel destinations

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 7, 2019 18:17

China’s largest travel company, Ctrip, says that Russia was in the top three (after the United Kingdom and France) most popular European travel destinations for Chinese tourists in 2018. The ... Read More

UNWTO and European Travel commission on Health Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 27, 2018 11:30

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), together with the European Travel Commission (ETC) launched a new report on health tourism. Part of their joint research programme, the study is the first attempt ... Read More

World Tourism Organization announces finalists of 15th UNWTO Awards

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 21, 2018 16:30

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced the finalists to win the 15th UNWTO Awards, which recognize inspirational projects having made an invaluable contribution to advance sustainable tourism. The nominees ... Read More

Full visa liberalization for Chinese tourists will boost EU economy

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 4, 2018 08:30

Europe’s visa regimes are among the most restrictive in the world according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) which estimated that 74% of the global population would have ... Read More

Conrad Algarve puts finishing touches on WTA Europe Ceremony

editor editor- October 7, 2012 14:12

QUINTA DO LAGO, Portugal - The votes have been counted, the trophies polished, and the VIP guests are starting to arrive as the Algarve makes the final preparations for the ... Read More

Opportunities and challenges for tourism between Russia and rest of Europe

editor editor- February 1, 2012 05:37

Russian Ambassador-at-Large to the EU, Anwar Azimov, and the Director General of Home Affairs at the European Commission, Stefano Manservisi, will both deliver keynote speeches at ETOA’s forthcoming Read More

Seychelles continues to move forward with European tourism marketing

editor editor- January 20, 2012 09:21

As a result of the insecurity created in the minds of European tour operators by the cessation of services by Air Seychelles to Europe, Bernadette Willemin, Seychelles Tourism Board’s European ... Read More

European commissions partner to launch destination Europe to people of China

editor editor- December 2, 2011 08:11

BEIJING INTERNATIONAL HOTEL, BEIJING, China - Petra Hedorfer, President of the European Travel Commission (ETC), joined by Pedro Ortún, Director for Tourism, CSR, Consumer Goods and International Reg Read More

Tour operators predict US travelers will return to Europe in growing numbers

editor editor- November 12, 2011 05:51

Despite the downward revision of the country's economic growth forecast, US tour operators predict US travelers will return to Europe in growing numbers. Read More

UK travel survey: Italians worst Europeans behind the wheel

editor editor- March 30, 2011 02:47

British holiday makers believe Italians to be the worst drivers in Europe, according to a survey commissioned by leading car hire comparison site carhiremarket.com. Read More

Dominance of European travel by Google to be challenged by mobile

editor editor- November 9, 2010 05:40

Mobile phone manufacturers are poised to take over from Google as the most powerful technological players in the European travel and tourism industry, reveals the WTM Global Trends Report today ... Read More

US terror warning to dent UK, European tourism

editor editor- October 6, 2010 05:58

According to flight comparison website Skyscanner, US government warnings of increased risk of terrorist attacks in Europe will "dent" UK tourism. Read More