EUROPE

Tourist arrivals to Europe grew by 8 per cent during 2017

According to a report of the European Travel Commission, during the first eight months of the year international tourist arrivals to Europe grew by eight per cent over the same period in 2016.   Healthy growth is good news for …

  • Belfast Christmas Market signals start of festive season

    Published on : Friday, November 6, 2015

    Belfast Christmas Market, winner of the ‘UK Best Large Specialist Market 2015’ award, returns from Saturday 14 November until Sunday 20 December where a festive village of over 90 wooden chalets will serve up traditional continental Christmas fayre alongside local …

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  • Candid conversation with Per Holte, Innovation Norway

    Published on : Friday, November 6, 2015

      In an exclusive interview with Travel And Tour World, Per Holte, the Market Director Tourism of Asia and New Markets of Norway revealed some of the latest plans and policies of the Norway tourism and their enterprising presence in …

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  • “MICE market is very strong in Zagreb” – Luka Benko, Zagreb Tourist Board

    Published on : Friday, November 6, 2015

      In an exclusive interview with Travel And Tour World at ITB Asia in Singapore, Mr. Luka Benko, the Director of Legal and General Affairs, Zagreb Tourist Board shared his thoughts and future plans that expects a profound growth in …

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  • Helsinki once again attracted a record number of cruise tourists

    Published on : Friday, November 6, 2015

    In the summer of 2015 around 437,000 international cruise tourists visited Helsinki, an all-time record. International cruise tourist traffic is growing rapidly around the world and at the same time cruise travelers a profile is changing.     Last summer …

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  • Lufthansa Group suspend operation to Sinai

    Published on : Thursday, November 5, 2015

    The German airlines Lufthansa Group have announced suspension of their commercial flight operations to and from the Sinai Peninsula until further notice. This precautionary action has been taken in view of the existing Sinai situation.   The Lufthansa Group will also work …

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  • Ian Livingston included in Belmond board of directors

    Published on : Thursday, November 5, 2015

    Belmond announced the appointment of Ian Livingston (Lord Livingston of Parkhead) to the Company’s board of directors, effective November 9, 2015.   Ian Livingston is a member of the U.K. House of Lords after being made a life peer in 2013 …

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  • STR Global reports significant presence of Airbnb in London

    Published on : Thursday, November 5, 2015

    According to an analysis by STR Global, Airbnb represents a significant and growing share of the accommodations market in London, England.       “Across Europe, alternative accommodations are not a new phenomenon; pensions, pub accommodation, hostels and family stays …

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  • SABRE Hypersonic engines to revolutionise air travel experience

    Published on : Thursday, November 5, 2015

    The concept of hypersonic travel may become a reality in the next 20 years. The British aerospace giant BAE Systems is planning to invest £20.6 million ($31.8 million) in a 20% stake of Reaction Engines, that combines both jet and …

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  • Bintan Island Indonesia receives Responsible Tourism Awards at WTM London 2015

    Published on : Thursday, November 5, 2015

    An eco-resort on the Indonesian Island of Bintan, recognised for its use of a radical Dutch business model, the Polder Model, has been named overall winner of the World Responsible Tourism Awards 2015 at World Travel Market London.   Chosen …

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  • Brussels Ranked Number 9 Meeting Destination in Europe

    Published on : Tuesday, November 3, 2015

    visit.brussels announced today that it has been ranked number 9 on Cvent’s inaugural list of the top 25 cities for meetings and events in Europe for 2015. Cvent, a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform, developed the ranking based on …

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  • UK passport gets a new look

    Published on : Tuesday, November 3, 2015

    The British passport gets a new look featuring William Shakespeare, artist Anish Kapoor, architect Elisabeth Scott and scenes from the London Underground. New security features will be added under the ‘Creative United Kingdom’.       The new design will …

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  • Europe’s Tourism Recovery Looks Set to Continue

    Published on : Monday, November 2, 2015

    Long-haul travel to Europe has enjoyed an encouraging summer and the upward trend in arrivals is expected to continue, according to the latest analysis from ForwardKeys, which monitors future travel patterns by analysing 14 million reservation transactions each day.   …

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  • Have Yourself a Very Scottish Christmas and New Year

    Published on : Monday, November 2, 2015

    From celebrations of Scotland’s patron saint (St Andrew’s Day, 30 November) to the birthday of Robert Burns (25 January), and with Hogmanay in between, Scotland Winter’s Festivals celebrate the spirit and fun of the festive season, all warmed up with …

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  • Fog disrupts London, Gatwick flights, hundreds of tourists stranded

    Published on : Monday, November 2, 2015

    On Monday, thick fog was proving to be a major headache for fliers in Europe. London’s busy Heathrow and Gatwick airports were the hardest hit, though problems were also reported from a number of airports in western Europe. More than 300 flights at …

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  • VisitEngland celebrates the most successful Rugby World Cup to date with record ticket sales and profits

    Published on : Monday, November 2, 2015

    VisitEngland, the national tourist board, is today celebrating the most successful Rugby World Cup to date, with a total of 2.47 million tickets sold. England’s Rugby World Cup has broken a host of records for the host nation including ticket …

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  • Tourists skeptical about uncertain flight schedules to Russia after crash

    Published on : Monday, November 2, 2015

    With the Russian plane crash tourists from Russia are skeptical about how the tourism conditions will be and whether they would be able to fly back to Russia. With Kogalymavia Airbus A321 carrying 224 people from the resort town of …

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  • Derry declared top Halloween destination in the world!

    Published on : Monday, November 2, 2015

    The destinations of choice for witches, vampires and the Headless Horseman didn’t rank as highly as the City of Bones when it comes to celebrating the most haunted night of the year, with Derry scooping the majority of online votes. …

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  • AIM Group’s Berlin Office Celebrating a Milestone

    Published on : Saturday, October 31, 2015

    AIM Group International announced a strategic move with the Affiliate Partner program. The first two partners in the program, both based in Germany, are located respectively in Berlin and Munich. Quality Travel – the Berlin-based partner of AIM Group, recently …

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  • SNAV congress 2016 to be hosted in Sri Lanka

    Published on : Saturday, October 31, 2015

    Syndicat National Des agents de Voyages (SNAV) – The largest Travel Agents Association in France at their Executive Board meeting on 20th October 2015 voted unanimously for Sri Lanka as the venue for their congress 2016 against other contenders. This …

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  • International tourist arrivals up 4% driven by strong results in Europe

    Published on : Friday, October 30, 2015

    Europe, the world’s most visited regional destination, recorded a robust 5% increase in international tourist arrivals, the highest across all regions and a notable result for a rather mature region. Asia and the Pacific, the Americas and the Middle East …

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