Already the conflict between west and east over Ukraine is having its negative effect on travel. 2014 was shaping up as a very positive year for Europe travel, but with fewer Russians planning trips abroad, the upcoming May holidays will be the first tourism casualties of a new Cold War detentes. A just now emerging travel industry, can ill afford a slippage of bookings.
Europe Rooms Looking Up According to Experts
Key people and analytical indicators predict a very positive Europe Hotel market going forward. With the European bond market ramping upward, and big hotel players making huge investments, most analysts agree Europe travel may be coming out of the recessive woods. Despite the positive signals though, price cramping and other considerations will continue to prove problematic for some hoteliers.
5 Networking Business Events to Justify A Europe Trip
Europe offers us all a lesson in both the old and the new, combining ancient monuments and medieval architecture with modern business savvy and high technology in a way that makes every visit to that continent one that is compelling and rewarding in a way that is unrivaled by any other place on Earth.
Travel in Europe: Don’t Be Caught Dead Migrating
Two news bits today concerning Germany’s disposition toward migrants and visitors draw further attention to key Schengen and visa discussion. A report via EurActiv speaks to one side of the German and EU PR aspect, the Roma people being the subject on the one hand. At the other end of Germany’s public relations woes, news that second generation Turks in Germany are headed home suggest the German state is in an exclusivity mood toward some.
El Cheapo Europe Flights Dominate Market
According to the Amadeus Air Traffic Travel Intelligence report recently released, budget flights in Europe and other regions are trending to dominate air travel. The report reveals low cost carriers taking up as much 14% of all air travel, while cheap flights in Europe account for 38% overall.
The European Travel Commission Elects Manuel Butler
The European Travel Commission has just named Mr Manuel Butler, Director General of Tourspain (Spain), as President of the ETC.
Eastern Europe Travel: Report Shows Happy-Sad State
According to the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2013 a few Eastern European countries ranks among the friendliest and most unfriendly places in the world to visit. Apparently tiny Macedonia is a smiling and pleasant experience, while Russia and Latvia rank way down the list with countries like Bolivia.
Why Eastern Europe is the Cheapest Place to Backpack
Eastern Europe is by far one of the cheapest and most convenient places to backpack in the world. Cheap accommodation, free activities, and inexpensive cuisine make it friendly on a student or backpacker’s budget. If you are dying to see the world, then your dollar will stretch the most in any of the Eastern European countries. Here’s why!
Thomas Cook Cutting More High Street Employees
Horrible news for high street and travel, Thomas Cook will cut some 2,500 UK jobs and close nearly 200 agencies according to news from Reuters, the world’s oldest travel firm. The Euro and other economic crises in key markets for Cook are to blame for what might end a fatal blow to the 172 year old company.
Starwood Q4 Off on Europe Woes – Inhospitably
On Thursday, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced their Q4 earnings had declined blaming growth in Europe and rising costs for the reduced revenue. The company’s net income fell to $142 million, 0.72 cents per share, about 0.7 cents beneath investor expectations.
TUI Travel’s Peter Long Talks Profit, Sunshine, and 2013
TUI Travel PLC’s CEO talks about what’s to come in 2013, as well as profitably for 2012. There’s a lot to be said for TUI, sunshine, and smiles – out of the gloomy forecast, some TUI brightness appears to shine.
The Best Europe You’ll Ever See: Courtesy the Blue Danube
Winter has set in for everyone in the Northern Hemisphere on Mother Earth. And for the traveler, visions of the next great journey away from inherent cabin fever are surely arising now. Discover Europe! Your sixth travel sense may be saying, and what better way than traversing most of it, in comfort, and style. Is this a sales pitch? Well no, we don’t work for Avalon Waterways, we just know travel. Read on, this is good stuff.
Air Malta Offers Merry Christmas Deals
By way of saying “Merry Christmas”, Air Malta is offering all their customers 25% off flights. This week long sale is available to some 20 destination that the airline flies.
Study Shows Europe Travel B2C Uptrend
Just released, the “Europe B2C E-Commerce Report 2012” reveals the sector commercial trends in Europe . Performed by Hamburg-based research company yStats.com, the report encompasses data from some 35 countries across the region.
World Travel Awards 2012 Highlight Brief
This year’s World Travel Awards have been announced revealing some of the hospitality and travel industry’s brightest stars. Top honors went out to; Lufthansa, Kempinski Hotels & Resorts, DFDS Seaways, Disneyland Paris and Norwegian Cruise Line, among many others.