August 4, 2021 Mediterranean Observer

Spanish Islands Top latest Booking Rankings

Tenerife and Majorca were the most booked destinations in the week to August 1, new data shows. Late bookings for this summer dominated although there was a swing towards winter sun from summer 2022, according to the latest activity report by price comparison site The Canary Islands dominated winter 2021-22 bookings, accounting for around […]
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August 4, 2021 Mediterranean Observer

COVID-19 impact on Airlines cost $126bn in 2020

New IATA performance figures for 2020 confirm the devastating effects on global air transport during the year of the Covid-19 crisis. Total industry passenger revenues fell by 69% to $189 billion in 2020, and net losses hit $126.4 billion. The worst year on record for airlines saw passenger numbers more than half from 4.5 billion […]
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August 4, 2021 Mediterranean Observer

Brits will have to pay €7 for EU Visas by end of 2022

Brits travelling to the Schengen countries of Europe will have to apply for a visa costing €7 (about £6) when a new scheme comes into force by the end of 2022. News about the timeline for the European Travel Information and Authorisation System came in an update from the European Commission on Tuesday (August 3). […]
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August 3, 2021 Mediterranean Observer

Malta added to US ‘Very High Risk’ Travel List

CDC issued update amid Delta variant concerns Malta has been added to the United States’s “very high risk” travel list together with several other coutries amid fears over the rapid spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19. The US Centres Disease Control and Prevention added a total of 16 countries to its red list, including […]
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August 3, 2021 Mediterranean Observer

Spain’s Tourism Industry frets over Risk of new UK Travel Restrictions

Tougher conditions for returning British visitors could deliver a huge blow to the summer season at a time when many businesses are struggling to survive after a year and a half of pandemic Spain’s tourism industry is facing a new hurdle in its race to save the summer season, and the outcome will largely depend […]
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21 March 2021 – Good France

The 6th edition of the event “Goût de France/Good France” has been postponed until spring 2021, following the measures taken to fight the COVID-19 health crisis. Though delayed, will still be the beloved opportunity for professionals of French gastronomy to share their know-how and their passion for this cuisine, as it is every year. Scheduled […]

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