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.
The European Tourism Manifesto alliance, a group of more than 60 public and private travel and tourism organisations and the voice of the sector in Europe, strongly welcomes the European Commission’s proposal to introduce a common, interoperable and mutually-recognised Digital Green Certificate.
Europe’s tourism and leisure industry saw a drop of 53,1 percent in overall deal activity during second quarter (Q2) of this year, when compared to the four-quarter average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
10 European cities have been shortlisted for the 2020 European Capital of Smart Tourism competition which include, (presented in alphabetical order): Bratislava (Slovakia), Breda (The Netherlands), Bremerhaven (Germany), Gothenburg (Sweden), Karlsruhe (Germany), Ljubljana (Slovenia), MÃ¡laga (Spain), Nice (France), Ravenna (Italy) and Torino (Italy).
In a bid to strengthen tourism relationships, The European Travel Commission has announced the latest programme Partnerships in European Tourism, which will see a series of educational conferences and matchmaking events to promote tourism to Europe in strong outbound travel markets such as China and the US.