Greek Tourism Μinister Harry Theoharis suggests to European Commissioner Thierry Breton short and long-term measures for a tourism reboot.
ACI EUROPE Warns: State Aid Rules May Collapse Industry
Airports & tourism organizations urge revision of ‘wholly inadequate” state aid rules, as new forecast shows industries in systemic collapse.
The Latest Google Evil Leveled on Battered Online Travel Businesses
Google has a knee on the necks of companies like GetYourGuide, Airbnb, and Travago, at a moment when regulators build an anti-trust case.
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.
Will the Coronavirus Pandemic End the EU Experiment?
The European Union urgently needs financial injections to deal with this crisis, but there’s an even greater need for solidarity.
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.
To have, or have not & Russian Tourists in 2015
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, […]
Weight of Ukraine Unrest, Sanctions, Threaten EU Economies
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 Elects Manuel Butler
The European Travel Commission has just named Mr Manuel Butler, Director General of Tourspain (Spain), as President of the ETC.
Quantas Director Resigns Amid Wrongdoing Allegations
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.
Russia’s Lavrov Paints Free Visa Discussions Pure Political
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.
European Heritage Days in Eastern Europe
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.
Cyprus and Croatia Lead In EU Bathing Water Quality
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.
Beach Holidays Still Tops for Brits
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 […]