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.
When Russia’s influence on the Ukraine government of Viktor Yanukovych got challenged by a kind of rampaging western hegemony, all Europe should have studied more closely these relationships. Now, over a year in, the 2015 summer tourist season will probably be a disaster. Regardless of who we lay the blame on for the current west-east detente disaster, […]
The Ukraine unrest unfolding, US and NATO versus Russia challenges and sanctions, threaten to unravel any hope of continued EU economic recovery. This, according to an ITAR-TASS report, must be weighed against European Commission contentions. Whatever the case for western EU nations, tourism and other sectors in eastern Europe will certainly be stifled.
The European Travel Commission has just named Mr Manuel Butler, Director General of Tourspain (Spain), as President of the ETC.
According to news from Qantasm, the Director of Quantas Airways Limited has stepped down. Corinne Namblard’s involvement in Italian court procedings was stated as the reason for her resignation in light of alleged involvement in a scandal involving Italy’s Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the world’s oldest bank.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov echoed concerns that the European Union is stalling on a decision on the long awaited EU-Russia free visa issue. Lavrov, speaking at a meeting of the Association of European Businesses last Monday, suggested the delays have been purely political.
Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovenia and Macedonia will be sharing their heritage with the rest of Europe this year. The other 15 countries haven’t announced their programmes yet.
For those of you searching for the best places to dip into the ocean in Europe, a new report covers almost all the bodies of water on the continent. This year’s report reveals Cyprus and Croatia as having the cleanest bathing waters, followed closely by Malta, Greece, and Ireland.
A new survey by the European Commission has found that for 22% of British holidaymakers, the beach is where it’s at as far as their main summer holiday is concerned. The survey, carried out by the Eurobarometer monitoring program, questioned more than 30,000 people aged 15+ spread out across all the EU countries. It found […]