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More than 20 African ministers of tourism met their Middle East and European counterparts, to exchange information and discuss business opportunities in Africa, during the annual forum INVESTOUR held at the International Tourism Trade Fair (FITUR) in Spain on January 19.

airBaltic achieved an increase of 10 percent in passenger growth in 2016, and is set to accelerate its growth with an upsurge of 16 percent of additional tickets or seats on sale during this year throughout its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.

Vienna achieved 14.96 million visitor bednights in 2016, an increase of 4.4 percent over 2015 figures.

European Commission's (EC) 2016 assessment has revealed that Europe is on track to meeting its 2020 target of increasing its energy efficiency by 20 percent.

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) introduced a new direct route between Stockholm and Ibiza following the company's efforts to increase the amount of flights and seats to southern Europe this coming summer.

At the 2016 International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Assembly, the European Union (EU) and its member states played an instrumental role in securing a deal on a global market-based measure to stabilise international aviation emissions.

With humanitarian needs growing in Africa, the European Commission has announced its plans to mobilise EUR105 million in order to support communities living in the Lake Chad region.

At the 120th Plenary Session of the Committee of the Regions of the European Union, Taleb Rifai, secretary general, World Tourism Organization, underscored the role that municipalities and regions play in the growth of sustainable and competitive tourism within Europe.

EASA published a proposal to the European Commission on new operational rules to better support pilot mental fitness. Released in a document known as an Opinion 14/2016 , the proposals include new requirements. 

Brussels Airlines recorded passenger numbers at 608,095 in November, a 9.8 percent in­crease over the same period in 2015.