Economy and Tourism

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7min26
Access to adequate financial support will be critical to the immediate recovery of tourism and hospitality SMEs and in ensuring their post-pandemic competitiveness, writes MEP Elena Kountoura. The devastating impact of COVID-19 has left no economy intact. Europe, the world’s leading travel destination, has been hit hard by the standstill in travel, tourism and hospitality […]

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3min20
The Vice president of the Junta de Andalucía and Minister of Tourism, Regeneration, Justice and Local Administration, Juan Marín, highlighted that the summer tourism campaign will generate just over 90,000 contracts in Andalucía, 22.2% more than in 2020 and 20.7% of the national total, which will make it the leading community in Spain. This was […]

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3min35
A new initiative aims to stamp out the use of single use plastic across the travel and tourism sectors. A joint report published by the World Travel & Tourism Council and the United Nations Environment Programme is a first step to mapping single-use plastic, identifying hotspots for environmental leakages, and providing practical and strategic recommendations […]

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3min22
UNWTO’s African Member States will work together to establish a new narrative for tourism across the continent. To better realize tourism’s potential to drive recovery, UNWTO and its Members will also work with the African Union and the private sector to promote the continent to new global audiences through positive, people-centred storytelling and effective branding. […]

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2min59
Air Malta cancels all flights to Manchester starting end July, as well as 11 flights to and from London Heathrow due to low demand • Adds flights to France and Netherlands. Air Malta has cancelled all of its Manchester flights from the end of July through to September due to slow demand from the UK […]

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1min27
15-month projects sees new shops and restaurants The Bay Street shopping and entertainment complex has completed a €14 million revamp which had given it a new appearance and added 28 new establishments. The project was the biggest since Bay Street was inaugurated 20 years ago. It also features an upgraded car park for 230 vehicles […]

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2min32
The World-famous Cappadocia region in central Turkey which is home to fabled fairy chimneys and stunning balloon rides welcomed over 60,000 tourists this May, local tourism officials said in a statement Thursday. According to authorities in the central Nevşehir province, 61,634 people visited 17 top tourist sites in Cappadocia. With 17,774 visitors, the famed Göreme […]

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2min32
The Tunisian National Tourist Office (TNTO) has started sharing a new promotional video in a bid to boost the country’s tourism sector ahead of the summer. Its new video, created as part of a joint venture supported by the European Union, showcases what Tunisia has to offers to local and international tourists. The first charter […]


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