Concerns over falling ill at the destination and quarantine restrictions have resulted in postponing more trips to 2021.
A new surge in Covid-19 cases and the reintroduction of travel restrictions have halted European tourism recovery with international tourist arrivals to Europe down 68% halfway through the year relative to 2019.
Over 20 EU Travel and Tourism Associations issue open letter to President von der Leyen following further dramatic decreases in air passenger traffic.
Key trends for tourism development post-COVID-19 are digitalisation, a concern for sustainability, and data and research used for identifying trends that can aid with the recovery.
ETC, representing National Tourism Organisations, has joined forces with Eurail to present a White Paper on Rail Transport for International Tourism in Europe defining sustainable growth models that accelerate the transformation to a sustainable, digital and innovative tourism sector in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis.
According to the latest research on the ‘South-East Asian Outbound Travel Market’ from the European Travel Commission, Europe is the most aspirational destination for SEA Travelers.
Significantly, rather than affecting overall hotel performance, the analysis of room rates suggests that the rise in importance of vacation rentals actually complements traditional accommodation