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European Travel Commission (ETC) is calling on EU governments to better coordinate their COVID-19 recovery efforts by adopting a harmonised approach to lifting or reinstalling restrictions and safety measures, as tourism confidence plummets to a record low across the continent.

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.

 

European aviation associations and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) agreed to strengthen efforts to ensure a consistent and safe travel experience for passengers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Generation Z (Gen Z) travellers believe that tourism benefits local communities, while also being aware of the personal benefits of travel, such as understanding other cultures and building life experiences and self-confidence.

Restrictions on travel, introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, are slowly being eased, allowing tourism to restart in a growing number of destinations.

After the closure for over three months of Malta’s International Airport for commercial operations, Air Malta will commence its summer schedule on July 01, connecting Malta to 22 destinations within Europe.

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) report that at the close of the first quarter (Q1) of this year, Europe’s hotel construction pipeline expanded to near-record highs with 1,840 projects and 294,047 rooms, a 10 percent increase in projects and a 15 percent increase in rooms, year-over-year (YOY). 

Airlines for Europe (A4E) and European Regions Airline Association (ERA) welcomed the new guidelines issued on March 26 by the European Commission on Facilitating Air Cargo Operations during COVID-19 outbreak, which provide member states with clear indications on how to ensure that the air freight sector continues to operate despite the health measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19.

LEVA Hotels & Resorts has pledged its support to the hospitality industry by continuing expansion across the GCC, Africa and Europe.

According to the recent Europe hotel construction pipeline trend report from Lodging Econometrics (LE), Europe’s total construction pipeline rose to 1,871 projects/297,490 rooms in the fourth quarter of 2019, a 19 percent increase by projects and 22 percent by rooms, year-over-year (YOY).