European Tourism Market News

EU Council backs new EU rules giving more protection to holidaymakers

EU Council backs new EU rules giving more protection to holidaymakers

New EU rules that will bring protection for package holidays in line with today’s digital age moved a step closer today following a political agreement by EU government ministers at today’s Competitiveness Council. The rules will extend protection of the 1990 EU Package Travel Directive to cover not only traditional package holidays, but also give clear protection to 120 million consumers who book other forms of combined travel.

Berlin hotel demand set to grow six per cent in 2012

Berlin hotel demand set to grow six per cent in 2012

6th Mar 2012 Tourism News

The European hotel market reported overall positive revenue per available room growth 12-months to January, according to hotel data provider STR Global. Despite the economic conditions a majority of the 157 cities and destinations tracked in Europe, only 15 saw declining demand while demand growth is expected in Berlin, London and Vienna in 2012.

Roaming costs fall as EC offers tourists protection

Travellers in Europe are set to see the cost of calls and texts fall as the European Commission introduces limits on charges. Under the new rules – which came into effect over the weekend – the maximum retail prices for roaming calls will fall from the current 39 cents to 35 cents per minute for calls made and from 15 cents to 11 cents per minute for calls received.

European hoteliers on an upward path to recovery

European hoteliers on an upward path to recovery

15th Nov 2010 Press Release Hotel News Cruise News Tourism News

Hoteliers in Europe have seen revPAR growth accelerate each month since December last year, with September posting the strongest yet, up 16.8 percent. This enabled the region to secure a 9.5 percent revPAR rise year-to-September to €64, compared to €58 during the same period in 2009, with occupancy the main driver of growth.

UK’s West Country benefits from downturn

30th Jun 2009 Press Release Travel Technology News

Responding to the latest provisional International Passenger Survey* findings, which reveal that Brits took 16% fewer overseas trips in the first four months of the year compared to 2008, Alan Taylor, Managing Director of Blue Chip Vacations, the South West’s leading luxury self-catering holiday property business, said: “The fall in overseas travel is having a positive effect on UK tourist-related businesses that are able to provide high-quality experiences at competitive prices.