Cruises confirm their positive contribution to the European and Italian economy. In particular, the Costa Group, a leader in this sector, both in Europe and China, with 3,2 million guests, generated a total economic impact in 2018 of EUR12,6 billion in Europe, creating over 63,000 full-time equivalent jobs.
Analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) report that Europe’s hotel construction pipeline soared to record high counts in the second quarter of this year with 1,704 projects having 260,111 rooms, for a dramatic 23 percent increase in projects and 19 percent increase in rooms year-over-year (YOY).
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).
Due to a rich mix of cultures within Western Europe, each individual country is known for specific dishes, or entire cuisines. This attracts Chinese tourists who want a varied gastronomical experience, said GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
European Tour Destinations has renewed the contracts of four key European venues within its world class portfolio of Destinations.
Rail journeys are fast becoming the preferred means of transit amongst modern travellers and it’s easy to see why. Stations are close to city centres, travellers save on luggage fees, and you can count on incredible views along the way. This is particularly true in Europe, where a comprehensive network of rail links ensures easy access to a mind-boggling array of destinations.
According to Eurostat, in 2017 1,043 billion passengers travelled by air in the European Union (EU), up by seven percent compared with 2016 and by 39 percent compared with 2009.
Helsinki and Lyon have been selected as the winners of the first edition of the EU’s European Capital of Smart Tourism competition, following a jury meeting in Brussels on September 24.
Innovation, traveller demand for diverse and authentic experiences in cities, and urban tourism governance models will be the central themes of the UNWTO Conference on City Breaks: Creating Innovative Experiences, to be held in Valladolid, Spain, in October 15-16.
A new World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) report aims to help manage growing urban tourism flows and their impact on cities and residents. ‘Overtourism’? Understanding and managing urban tourism growth beyond perceptions’, was launched during the 7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism, in Seoul, Republic of Korea, September 16 - 19.