World leadership during the coronavirus pandemic has failed the people of Earth miserably. It’s a time wen economics was chosen over people.
EU Digital COVID Certificate and Vaccine Rollouts Spur Travel Sentiment
As Europe opens after long lockdowns, interest in travel has risen sharply because of vaccine rollouts and the Digital COVID Certificate.
Greek Hoteliers and Politicians Launch ACME Rocket PR Campaign
Greek political and business leadership launches cartoonish tourism PR campaign in the midst of record COVID-19 cases.
EU Commissioners Propose Disney-Dopey Style COVID Labels
EU officials now want to do a “Disney” on the COVID-19 pandemic after member states show fragmented policies to defeat the virus.
The European Union Opens Up Travel from Tunisia and Other Nations
The European Commission frees up inbound travel from more nations in a gradual lifting of restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Greece’s Tourism Minister Sets Mid-July Date for UK Open Travel
Greece’s Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis announced this past week that Greece may be ready to welcome British travelers by mid-July.
Russia’s Medvedev Suggests Visa-Free Travel Post-Pandemic
Former Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says it’s high time visa-free travel between the EU and Russia became a reality.
EU Plan Leaves Saving Summer Vacations to the Member States
The EU has published key guidelines to help member states save summer vacations, but most feel they’ve been left to their own devices.
Europe’s Tourism Industry in the Post-COVID-19 Era
Europe’s travel and tourism industry, which represents 10% of European Union‘s GDP, is in a nosedive over the coronavirus pandemic.
Southern Mediterranean Destinations Win Out for Summer 2018 Growth
According to a European Travel Commission’s latest report, “European Tourism – Trends & Prospects 2018”, 32 out of 34 reporting destinations showed growth for the summer season. In all, 1 in 4 destinations enjoyed double-digit increases in arrivals.
A Cyprus to Greece Ferry May Set Sail Once Again
The go-ahead has been given to Cyprus’ Deputy Shipping Minister Natasa Pilides to study ways a former ferry link in between Greece and Cyprus can be relaunched.
EU Travel Commission Expects Sound Growth for Chinese Travel to Europe
Positive indicators mirror outbound travel growth forecasts around the celebration of the Chinese New Year, one of the key periods when Chinese take holidays. According to the latest results of the Long-Haul Travel Sentiment Survey and Index Chinese willingness to travel overseas remains positive in the first months of 2018.
Turkey to Get Free Shengen Visas Despite
The European Commission is going to allow visa-free travel for Turkish citizens inside Europe’s passport-free Schengen zone, according to reports. As part of the deal offered Turkey for taking back migrants who crossed into Greece, Turkey is to get a free visa-ride if the country meets EU criteria.
Europe Tourism Recovery Goes Into Shock
If foreign relations and anti-terror tactics across Europe get any worse, tourism dependent businesses already hit by west versus Russia tensions could finally go belly up. All across the EU soldiers and other security personnel are fanning out in a frantic hunt for suspected radicals. However real or perceived Jihadists or other extremists may be, the danger posed to Europe’s economy. That “recovery” Europe was promised, it’s clear it’s not happening now.
Russia’s Dobrolet Airlines in Holding Pattern Over Europe
The “boomerang effect” of US and EU sanctions Russian President Vladimir Putin foretold of may be about to hit Europe travel businesses hard. The newly launched Russian low-cost Russian airline, has been forced to suspend its operations after the European Union (EU) sanctioned the airline over the Ukraine crisis.