Europe

  • Tourists break out at Kyiv airport to avoid quarantine

    Published on : Wednesday, April 1, 2020

    In order to escape the coronavirus quarantine hundreds of Ukrainian citizens returning home from Vietnam broke out of Kyiv airport. The Ukraine’s government had organised a rescue flight for tourists to get them back home and were captured on video …

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  • Hotels in Spain are becoming medical centres as tourism melts

    Published on : Monday, March 30, 2020

    The hotels in Spain are deeply affected due to ongoing coronavirus scare. The only guests at three of his six boutique hotels in Madrid are doctors and nurses fighting the deadly coronavirus disease. The transformation of Sarasola’s Room Mate Laura …

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  • Norway extends lockdown until April 13

    Published on : Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    Norway Tourism has extended curbs on a range of public and private institutions, including the closure of schools and nurseries, until April 13 to try to halt the spread of the coronavirus.     Prime Minister Erna Solberg said that …

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  • Ryanair to ground maximum flights across Europe by next week

    Published on : Monday, March 16, 2020

    Ryanair just announced its plan to ground the majority of its flights across Europe over the next seven to ten days. The decision comes as the deadly coronavirus continue to spread across the globe and virus affected cases rise in …

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  • Luxembourg goes into complete lockdown as COVID 19 spreads

    Published on : Monday, March 16, 2020

    Luxembourg went on lockdown with people ordered to stay at home unless on urgent business, and with restaurants and shops closing, as the country fights to prevent the spread of the deadly Corona virus. The workers coming from Germany to …

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  • Coronavirus leaves post-crisis tourism hope of Iceland into pieces

    Published on : Saturday, March 7, 2020

    Iceland after 2008 swore never again to develop an economy based on banks only.   However, its latest big export is tourism. It might have left it exposed to a world full of trouble. Currency traders of late started discarding …

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  • New Zealand’s largest fun run to attract thousands of visitors to Auckland

    Published on : Thursday, March 5, 2020

    Ports of Auckland Round the Bays is New Zealand’s largest fun run, boasting over 29,000 participants each year – and growing and will be held on March 8.   The 8.4km course will follow Auckland’s picturesque coastline. This is one …

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  • Corona virus cases hit European tourism drastically

    Published on : Wednesday, March 4, 2020

    Across Europe, normally busy tourist sites are witnessing visitor numbers go down amid fears over the corona virus epidemic. On Monday, the EU’s industry chief said that the tourism sector is seeing a loss of around €1 billion a month …

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  • France closes world-famous Louvre Museum due to virus outbreak fear

    Published on : Monday, March 2, 2020

    Coronavirus cases surged in Italy, and France closed the world-famous Louvre Museum on Sunday as the deadly outbreak that began in China sent fear rising across Western Europe, threatening its tourism industry. The number of countries hit by the virus …

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  • Despite new coronavirus cases popping up, Italy is a safe country, says the PM

    Published on : Thursday, February 27, 2020

    For tourism, Italy is a safe haven, Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte explained on Tuesday, regardless of the recent outbreak of coronavirus. “Italy is a safe country for travel and for tourism, probably safer than many others,” Conte informed a news conference.   …

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  • European specialists team up to deliver new Shift2Rail cyber-security programme

    Published on : Tuesday, February 25, 2020

    An association of seven European specialist partners from France, Spain, Italy and The Netherlands has been selected to team up and deliver a new EU Shift2Rail Programme. Two 4SECURail teams have been formed to design a Computer Security Incident Response …

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  • France to “activate” 70 extra hospitals for tackling a potential spread of corona virus

    Published on : Tuesday, February 25, 2020

    France would “activate” 70 extra hospitals in order to tackle a potential spread of corona virus Covid-19 with the virus already causing tourism in the country to decline by 30-40%.   France Health Minister Olivier Véran said that the objective is to …

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  • Venice and Milan on high alert over corona virus spread

    Published on : Tuesday, February 25, 2020

    Both Venice and Milan are on high alert over fears of spreading of corona virus.   The Carnival of Venice is an annual festival held in Venice, Italy. The carnival ends with the Christian celebration of Lent, forty days before Easter, on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash …

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  • Annual Review 2019: German visitors love Berlin

    Published on : Friday, February 21, 2020

    Berlin’s tourism sector starts 2020 with a growth of 3.8 % in the number of overnight stays. From January to December 2019, around 14 million people visited Berlin – an increase of 3.4 % over 2018. The number of overnight …

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  • Cycas signs a deal to manage IHG’s first Holiday Inn Express & Suites concept in Europe

    Published on : Friday, February 21, 2020

    Hospitality group Cycas, recently signed a lease agreement with Van der Linde Architecten and Development Company to take over the managerial responsibility of InterContinental Hotel Group’s Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Europe. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites concept …

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  • UNWTO Places Tourism in the European Parliament

    Published on : Thursday, February 20, 2020

    The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) today addressed the European Parliament in the context of several high-level meetings aimed at placing tourism high on European Union’s agenda. Europe is the world’s most visited regions and home to international …

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  • IMEX Frankfurt focuses on human connections for business events

    Published on : Wednesday, February 19, 2020

    Human connections foster business – the global business events industry gathers at IMEX in Frankfurt for business, learning and to explore the power of Nature. IMEX in Frankfurt is taking place 12 – 14 May has a truly global feel …

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  • Corona virus scare affect tourism in Europe considerably

    Published on : Wednesday, February 19, 2020

    Louis Vuitton, in the Galeries Lafayette department store in central Paris, is a favorite stop among the popular shopping destinations for Chinese tourists to France. But now, the effect of corona virus is evident everywhere, creating potential economic impact on lucrative …

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  • Best Western plans to open Europe’s first Sadie hotel in Luton

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    Best Western has revealed its plans to open Europe’s first Sadie hotel in Luton. Opening this summer, the concept will take the hotel group’s portfolio to over 280 hotels in the U.K.The new Sadie hotel is set to create over …

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  • Eastern Europe sees hotel boom this year

    Published on : Friday, February 14, 2020

    From refurbished palatial buildings in Budapest and Bucharest to the hidden gems on the Baltic coast, the hoteliers who are seeking higher returns in Eastern Europe are venturing outside the region’s saturated hubs.   With yields in Prague and the …

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