International tourist arrivals to Spain fell 98% year on year in June, official statistics released on Monday showed, as the country continues to reel from … Read more
Eight candidates from Mexico to Moldova will vie for the top job at the World Trade Organization, seeking to convince its 164 members they can … Read more
Global tourism revenues are expected to fall by up to $3.3 trillion due to COVID-19 restrictions, with the United States standing to lose the most, … Read more
“Tourism as we knew it is over. I don’t want to say that the journey is over, but rather that the model we knew has … Read more
South Korea’s trade minister Yoo Myung-hee on Wednesday announced her bid to become the next director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO), aiming to be … Read more
The World Trade Organization (WTO) began the process on Monday of selecting a new director-general to replace Brazil’s Roberto Azevedo, who is stepping down a … Read more
Spain is working on starting to gradually open up to tourists from countries considered more secure in the fight against COVID-19 from June 22, a … Read more
Tourism Minister Julia Farrugia Portelli and MTA CEO Johan Buttigieg have provided further details on the re-opening of catering establishments as from this Friday. “As … Read more
Tui Group is to cut 8,000 jobs worldwide due to COVID-19, which it describes as “the greatest crisis” the travel industry has faced.
The company … Read more
Tourism normally brings some 150 billion euros every season form June through August with some 360 million international arrivals, according to the Commission.
Tourism, that … Read more
The coronavirus crisis has flung Europe’s tourism sector into chaos, with borders closed and airlines grounded. But if that is frustrating for holidaymakers, it risks … Read more
The German cabinet will on Wednesday extend a travel warning for all tourism trips abroad until at least June 14, magazine Der Spiegel reported, saying … Read more
Hotel Metropole is one of the most iconic tourist hotspots in Brussels, and has been welcoming guests in its lavish rooms since 1895. But this … Read more
The hotels in Romania will reopen after May 15, when Romania will start to ease the restrictions imposed during the state of emergency, prime minister … Read more
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Sunday urged European countries not to reopen tourism destinations too early, or risk another wave of coronavirus contagion.
“A … Read more
G20 nations pledged Friday to cushion the economic blow of the coronavirus pandemic on global tourism, one of the hardest-hit industries in which millions risk … Read more
Eighty countries and customs territories have banned or limited the export of face masks, protective gear, gloves and other goods to mitigate shortages since the … Read more
Some travel industry experts fear the cruise holiday business may never recover from coronavirus and shares in cruise companies have collapsed. Governments across the world … Read more
The World Tourism Organisation has released a set of recommendations calling for urgent support for the global tourism sector.
If followed, the body hopes … Read more
Royal Caribbean Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Lines are both suspending all cruises for the next 30 days. The decision comes as officials recommend people forgo … Read more
Tourist cancellations have reached 90% in Rome for March due to the coronavirus emergency, sector bodies said Wednesday.
Bookings are down 60% for next month, … Read more
The mayor of Amsterdam has sought to win political backing for her clean-up of the overcrowded red-light district by revealing that a third of foreign … Read more
Barriers are set to be placed around the iconic Trevi Fountain in Rome to stop tourists sitting on the monument, after the city council approved … Read more
The travel industry is trying to reassure tourists that their summer holidays won’t be affected by the UK’s departure from the European Union.
Little is … Read more
Australia’s peak tourism body estimated the country’s bushfire crisis has so far cost the industry almost A$1 billion ($690 million) and called for urgent help … Read more
The exterior of Hotel nhow Amsterdam RAI, The Netherlands. The largest hotel in Amsterdam opened on Friday, has 650 rooms and is a design by … Read more
The Netherlands will stop using Holland as its nickname in the new year as part of a €200,000 rebranding campaign.
The country’s government is looking … Read more
India’s tourism industry has been hit by a wave of violent anti-government protests against a new citizenship law that have rocked several cities this month, … Read more
Members of leading British consumer association Which? have chosen Kraków as Europe’s best city break destination for the third year in a row.
The Polish … Read more
Tourist visas for Saudi Arabia are now available online and on arrival to holidaymakers who already hold a visa from the United States, Britain or … Read more
Cruise passengers upset about being forced to miss several scheduled stops in Europe erupted in protest aboard the Norwegian Spirit cruise ship.
Protests broke out … Read more
Reuters reports that foreigners in the “risky” over-50 age group will have to present proof of health insurance when applying for Thai long-term non-immigrant visas, … Read more
Alitalia pilots and cabin crew staged a 24-hour strike called by the Anpac, Anpav and Anp unions on Wednesday.
See full list of cancelled flights … Read more
The UK is finalising preparations to become an independent member of World Trade Organization (WTO).
International Trade Secretary Liz Truss is attending the WTO Public … Read more
The final contingent of holidaymakers stranded overseas after the collapse of tour company Thomas Cook last month will return to Britain on flights that departed … Read more
Thomas Cook has dues of 7 £7.7 million to local operator Blue Sky Group, Blue Sky’s chairman Hossam El-Shaer said.
Shaer did not give further … Read more
Thomas Cook customers who have seen future holiday bookings cancelled after the travel firm collapsed face a wait of up to two months for a … Read more
A further 16,700 customers of collapsed British travel firm Thomas Cook are scheduled to be repatriated on Saturday on 76 flights, the country’s aviation regulator … Read more