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    Recovery of European tourism in sight this summer

    The post Recovery of European tourism in sight this summer appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. European travel activity is set to build some momentum moving into the peak summer months due to the gradual easing of restrictions, the ramp-up in vaccinations, and the EU’s recent reopening to more third countries and fully vaccinated travellers from abroad. Travel demand is expected to pick up considerably in the second half of 2021, though international arrivals will still remain 49% below pre-pandemic levels in 2021. That is according to the latest quarterly ‘European Tourism Trends & Prospects’ report published by the European Travel Commission (ETC). The report notes that…

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    Another lost summer for the Brits with no European breaks in sight: WTTC

    The post Another lost summer for the Brits with no European breaks in sight: WTTC appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. UK families face yet another ‘lost summer’ thanks to the controversial traffic light system, quarantines, costly COVID-19 tests and confusing travel rules and regulations, says the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The global tourism body, which represents the global private travel and tourism sector, says this combination has effectively made much of Europe off-limits to holidaymakers for the second successive year, despite the success of the vaccination rollout. As well as being hugely disappointing for those yearning for a summer break, it has also brought…

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    It’s ‘now or never’ for Single European Sky, warns IATA

    The post It’s ‘now or never’ for Single European Sky, warns IATA appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned that the Single European Sky (SES) project to reform Europe’s air traffic management system faces collapse if European states do not support the European Commission’s proposals to reboot the stalled initiative. “The European Commission has been trying to deliver the benefits of SES since the early 2000s. But state inaction has meant that none of its targets have been met. New legislation, as proposed by the Commission, is the only way to force the reform and improvements that are desperately needed. But…

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    European tourism leaders meet in Athens to restart travel

    The post European tourism leaders meet in Athens to restart travel appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The European members of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have met in Athens to advance the safe and sustainable restart of tourism across the region. The 66th meeting of the Commission for Europe counted on an unprecedented level of member representation. It also enjoyed political support of the highest level, with the participation of Greek Prime Minister Kriakos Mitsotakis, and vice president of the European Commission Margaritis Schinas. The Commission met against the backdrop of the latest UNWTO data and perspectives on international tourism, and in the context of…