EUROPE

Tourism criticizes Tories’ plans to stop EU citizens coming to the UK

Joss Croft, chief executive of trade association UKinbound, showed his hesitation that people would buy a passport simply to explore the Channel.   He mentioned that passport ownership in many countries of Europe is much lower compared to the UK …

  • European destinations going up in popularity among long-haul tourists from BRIC nations

    Published on : Thursday, October 17, 2019

    European destinations are gradually going up in popularity and attractiveness among long-haul tourists from BRIC nations.   The European Travel Commission (ETC), the European Tourism Association (ETOA) and Eurail BV published the results of the Long-Haul Travel Barometer (LHTB) for September – December …

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  • Bucharest has highest potential for development in Europe

    Published on : Tuesday, October 15, 2019

    Bucharest remains the European tourist destination with the highest potential for development for the second consecutive year as per the study named “Global Mastercard Index of Urban Destinations 2019”.     The study offers analysis if urban tourism and the …

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  • European tourist arrivals in Thailand are anticipated to go down by 1.5% for the first eight months of 2019

    Published on : Tuesday, October 15, 2019

    European tourist arrivals in Thailand are anticipated to go down by 1.5% for the first eight months of this year compared to last year, to around 6.66 million. This decline in the traditionally strong European tourist numbers is not as …

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  • Thomas Cook’s closure brings considerable threat to Spain’s tourism sector

    Published on : Tuesday, October 15, 2019

    The closure of Thomas Cook brings considerable threat to Spain’s tourism sector with around 500 hotels across the country facing closure, causing losses up to hundreds of millions of Euros.   As per the Spanish Confederation of Hotels and Tourist …

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  • Mystery surrounds hidden Scottish ruins

    Published on : Friday, October 11, 2019

    Archaeologists are now suggesting that Scottish ruins hidden in a remote forest in the Scottish highlands were once an illegal whiskey distillery.   Last year, a local group alerted the government agency Forest and Land Scotland about the ruins indicating …

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  • Alessandra Alonso named as the finalist of UK Social Enterprise Awards

    Published on : Wednesday, October 9, 2019

    Alessandra Alonso, founder of Women in Travel (CIC), the social enterprise dedicated to empowering women through employability and entrepreneurship in the travel industry, has been shortlisted for the UK Social Enterprise Awards 2019 in the Women in Social Enterprise category. …

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  • Spain launches multi-million euro plan to counter Thomas Cook collapse

    Published on : Friday, October 4, 2019

    The Spanish Government announced a recovery plan worth 300 million euros to deal with the economic fallout of the collapse of British tour operator Thomas Cook, acting Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto said on Thursday.   The plan will be made …

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  • Huge creature found on the Woolacombe beach

    Published on : Thursday, October 3, 2019

    People have been left wondered after the discovery of a huge sea creature on a north Devon beach. One Richard Walden has made this discovery on Woolacombe beach on Saturday. Richard posted the pictures of his new finding on the …

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  • Uncertainty in Brexit cause drop in tourist numbers

    Published on : Saturday, September 28, 2019

    In August 2019, fewer tourists travelled to the Republic than in the same time last year.   This is down to a reduction in British tourist numbers, statistics published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show.   A weak sterling against the …

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  • Amsterdam increases tourist tax

    Published on : Friday, September 27, 2019

    Tourists will have to pay more tax in Amsterdam from next year. The Dutch capital has decided to add a levy of €3 per person (about US$3) – per night for tourists staying overnight in hotels. This will be in …

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  • Velez-Malaga to take part in 2019 IFTM International French Travel Market

    Published on : Friday, September 27, 2019

    The councilor of Tourism of the town of Velez-Malaga, Jesus Perez Atencia hosted a presentation for announcing that the region’s capital will travel to Paris to participate in the 2019 IFTM International French Travel Market.   The exhibition will be …

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  • First Lady of Malta speaks about tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, September 25, 2019

    The First Lady of Malta, and the wife of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, Michelle Muscat, has started promoting tourism of the Mediterranean island.     While talking to media personnel during a press interaction in New York, she dubbed Malta …

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  • Experts warn after Mont Blanc on brink of collapse

    Published on : Wednesday, September 25, 2019

    Italian officials have closed off roads and have ordered to evacuate mountain huts after experts warned that a portion of the Mont Blanc glacier might collapse.     Around 250,000 cubic metres of ice are in danger of breaking away …

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  • Spain’s Balearic Islands could see tourists pay with cryptocurrency

    Published on : Wednesday, September 25, 2019

    The technical director of a joint local government-private enterprise group in Spain’s Balearic Islands said that tourists in the near future can pay by cryptocurrencies effortlessly.   Fundación Impulsa Technical Director Antoni Riera said that the pace of cryptocurrency adoption in …

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  • Evolution of German tourism and fall of Thomas Cook

    Published on : Wednesday, September 25, 2019

    Traffic jams snaking down the highway and endless queues at airport counters has become the familiar sight of summer holidays in Germany these days. But how did it come to this after centuries since German pilgrims became some of the …

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  • The shockwave of Thomas Cook impact European travelers

    Published on : Wednesday, September 25, 2019

    The fall of Thomas Cook has compelled governments all over Europe and Africa into making adept crisis-planning as they help with the repatriation of over 500,000 stranded tourists and begin to count the cost of the failure of the holiday company on …

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  • Collapse of Thomas Cook to have negative impact on Spain

    Published on : Wednesday, September 25, 2019

    Spain’s tourism minister Maria Reyes Maroto said that the collapse of British tour operator Thomas Cook will have “a very negative impact” on Spain.   Maroto said that she has been in touch with hotel chains to execute strategies to …

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  • Thomas Cook, the British travel giant was declared bankrupt today

    Published on : Tuesday, September 24, 2019

    Today, Thomas Cook, the British travel giant was declared bankruptcy after failing to reach a last-ditch rescue deal. The collapse prompts the biggest repatriation of UK since World War II to bring back stranded passengers.   The 178 year old operator …

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  • UK guidelines for tourists visiting UAE

    Published on : Monday, September 23, 2019

        The UK government has updated its guidelines for tourists visiting the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It has warned tourists not to bring items such as skincare products and E-cigarette refills into the country as they are illegal.   …

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  • Princess Cruises floats 143,700-ton Enchanted Princess in Italy

    Published on : Thursday, September 19, 2019

    Princess Cruises celebrated a significant construction milestone today with the recent float out of Enchanted Princess at its building dock at Fincantieri Shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. A ceremony marked the occasion as the ship has now officially met the ocean …

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