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The European Union (EU) has concluded negotiations on a far-reaching aviation agreement with Tunisia.

In the first half of the year (H1), passenger traffic at European airports rose nine percent year-on-year, as revealed by Airports Council International (ACI) Europe.

Aiming to promote Europe as a tourist destination, European Union (EU) launched Partnerships in European Tourism, a programme of educational conferences and matchmaking events, funded by the European Commission and delivered by a consortium made up of the European Tourism Association (ETOA), the European Travel Commission and the European Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators.

According to Eurostat, in 2015 nearly 90 percent of all tourism nights in the European Union (EU) were by EU residents, while EU inhabitants spent almost 85 percent of their tourism nights within the EU.

According to the findings of Bain & Company's Bain Luxury Study 2017 Spring Update, the global personal luxury market is expected to grow two to four percent this year, due to a firm Chinese purchasing rebound, among other factors.

According to STR, European hotels recorded positive performance in the first quarter (Q1) of the year, with RevPAR soaring 6.5 percent year-on-year to reach EUR64.06.Furthermore, occupancy jumped 4.1 percent compared to Q1 2016 to 63.5 percent and average daily rate (ADR) increased 2.3 percent to EUR100.94.

Following an agreement with Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority, Seaborne Airlines will resumes its non-stop service between its hub in Puerto Rico's Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport and V.C. Bird International Airport in Antigua and Barbuda on July 21.

The Albus Design Hotel Amsterdam City Centre became what is said to be the first completely carbon neutral hotel in Europe, thanks to the specially purchased state-of-the-art system that cools and heats all of rooms without emitting any CO2 emissions.

Finavia, operator of Helsinki Airport, has decided to further enhance its climate programme, with the aim of reducing its carbon dioxide emissions caused by the operations of its 21 airports to zero by 2020.

Honda Aircraft Company announced that HondaJet received its type certificate from Transport Canada on June 01.