Europe Tourism News
Geo-politics and post-pandemic risks centre stage as Europe’s tourism leaders meet in Slovenia
The heads of Europe’s national tourism boards convened in Ljubljana, Slovenia this week for the 103rd General Meeting of the European Travel Commission.
Europe to admit vaccinated tourists this summer
Officials plan to admit travellers from countries with “a good epidemiological situation,” as well as those who have had two doses of an EU-approved vaccine.
European Travel Commission records strong start to 2019 for hospitality sector
Despite challenges, the majority of destinations which have reported data for early-2019 performances have shown continued growth in foreign arrivals and overnight stays.
European Travel Commission signs STR data partnership
The European Travel Commission and STR have signed a partnership which will see them serve the growing needs of European destination management organisations.
European tourism arrivals prove resilient in 2018
Europe remains the most visited region in the world, with a six per cent upswing in international tourist arrivals in 2018 compared to the previous year.
European Travel Commission calls for looser Chinese visa restrictions
The European Travel Commission has published a report quantifying the potential impacts of visa facilitation for Chinese travellers on European tourism.
UNWTO highlights growing value of GCC travellers in new report
A new report from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation and the European Travel Commission has revealed that outbound tourism from the Gulf Cooperation Council has grown strongly in recent years, with international tourism expenditure surpassing US$60 billion in 2017.
ITB China signs Europe as partner for 2017 event
Europe, as a single destination, has been named the Official Partner Destination of ITB China 2017. The news comes following an agreement signed by David Axiotis, general manager ITB China, and Eduardo Santander, executive director at the European Travel Commission.
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.
New European Commission guidelines on passenger compensation
Airline passengers have been give new rights under guidelines unveiled by the European Commission. They include the right to be rerouted with rival carriers if travellers are delayed for more than 12 hours.
Berlin hotel demand set to grow six per cent in 2012
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.
New models of sustainable development for cities of art
This will be one of the themes featured in the 10th edition of Euromeeting, which will take place in 2012 as part of Art&Tourism: 250 delegates from all over Europe are expected.