As shoppers pay more for anything from coffee to ketchup, some retailers have started to cut or cap the price of hundreds of products as they compete for customers and set themselves up to do battle in negotiations with major packaged food makers. Eurostat said on Friday that eurozone inflation for food, alcohol and tobacco […]


A flock of tourists from Europe, particularly Germany and Britain, two of the markets the Turkish tourism sector missed during the coronavirus pandemic, has provided encouragement for an industry worried about the potential impact of the war in Ukraine. Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine is expected to hit the arrivals from Turkey’s top tourist sources, just […]


Croatia has dropped all Covid-19 entry requirements, according to the destination’s tourist board. A statement from the Croatian National Tourist Office on Tuesday (May 3) said: “This is to inform you that from 1 May 2022, Croatia has dropped all Covid-19 entry requirements. “All travellers entering Croatia can now do so under the same conditions […]


Italy has removed the requirement for international visitors to complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) to enter the country. As of May 1, Britons travelling to Italy have been able to enter without completing an online form. The UK Foreign Office website states: “From May 1, travellers will no longer be required to complete a […]


Greece will remove its entry restrictions on May 1, following confusion over its the relaxation of its Covid rules. Earlier this month, health minister Thanos Plevris announced Covid protection measures would be suspended from May 1, which many understood to mean entry restrictions would be lifted. However, there was confusion in recent days after the […]


Turkey is seeing a significant rebound in its crucial industry as foreign arrivals continue to gain pace and income continues to surge, as traces of the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic continue to fade. Still, Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine is expected to impact the arrivals from Turkey’s top tourist sources, just as the sector continued […]


Starting this Monday, May 2, the monthlong daylight fast of Ramadan will be celebrated with the three-day Eid al-Fitr, which in Turkish is colloquially referred to as Şeker Bayram, or the holiday of sweets The three-day religious celebration of Ramadan Bayram – also known as Şeker Bayram – which begins on Monday, May 2, and […]

Ryanair on 27 April announced a new route for its Malta Summer’22 schedule from/to Bournemouth. This new route, which will begin on 2 July, will operate twice per week on Tuesday and Saturday, further supporting Malta tourism recovery from its main inbound market, the UK, just in time for the summer holidays. This additional route […]

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