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.
European destinations reported healthy growth this summer despite rising political risks and less relaxed financial conditions posing a threat to the global economic outlook.
CroisiEurope River Cruises is offering a number of new updates for 2019. In addition to a new ship joining the fleet on the Douro River, the river cruise line will be launching a cruise along the Adriatic on the MS Belle de l’Adriatique.
Long-term planning with communities at the centre; increasing resilience by preparing for crises; and transitioning to a seamless traveller journey through the use of technology have been highlighted during the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) first Europe Leaders Forum as three critical areas for action in order to ensure Europe’s Travel & Tourism sector maintains competitiveness.
Europe’s hotel industry posted growth across the three key performance metrics during January 2018, according to data from STR.
In news from World Travel Awards the company has begun preparations for its 25th anniversary of recognizing leaders in the international hospitality sector. Beginning in April, WTA will begin celebrations in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.
With unbeatable airfares and favorable exchange rates, travellers are looking towards Europe and intriguing new ways to explore the region. Luxury travel innovators Abercrombie & Kent have designed a new portfolio devoted to Luxury Tailor Made Travel in Europe, an insider’s guide to the world of customized travel, featuring iconic sites and places not on everyone’s radar, chosen by A&K’s local experts for their distinctive character.
Virtuoso, the international luxury travel network, has just announced the hottest destinations for the Summer of 2016. Recognized as a key trend forecaster, the data mining company leverages $35 billion in transaction data to glean what travelers seek. Here’s a look at the logical favorites and a few surprises that surfaced in Virtuoso’s recent findings.
Ural Airlines will now make regular flights from Krasnodar to Barcelona, according to the news from the Federal Air Transport Agency.
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.
For Americans interested in a European vacation, the recent plunge in euro value spells trip. The exchange rate today is worth just over 1.18 dollars, so travel and hospitality priced in euro offers a built in bargain.
We use Fotolia for a great many post images here on Argophilia. So today, we thought we’d bring readers some of them most beautiful and interesting ones we’ve found. Please feel free to suggest your own from the image bank at Fotolia too.
Paris and Venice are wonderful, but such popular European cities are often thronged with crowds of tourists. If you want a more authentic experience, without feeling like you’re surrounded by a horde of visitors, check out these secret European hot spots. You’ll feel like you’ve discovered a hidden gem.
Fall and winter shed a different light on the European continent and every destination. From the changing colors, to the famous Christmas markets, Eurail destinations are often best observed from a train. For customers of Eurail that are searching for warm weather destintation to get away from the snow, the company also offers discounted passes to the south of Europe.
Berlin-based travel platform GoEuro has just raised a $27 million investment round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA). Led by existing investors Battery Ventures, Hasso Plattner Ventures, and Lakestar, the funding is intended to push forward faster the startup launched last May.