Business & Economy


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 Icelolly.com. The Canary Islands dominated winter 2021-22 bookings, accounting for around […]

August 3, 2021 Mediterranean Observer

Majority of Consumers want Airlines to keep Wellbeing Support

Nearly nine in ten airline customers say carriers should maintain safety and wellbeing support after Covid travel restrictions are lifted, according to a poll by Etihad. The Gulf carrier surveyed nearly 10,000 UK consumers in partnership with Country & Town House magazine and found 89% wanted to protection to remain in place. Jeremy Pollock, country […]
1min 30

August 2, 2021 Mediterranean Observer

Air Malta and Emirates renew their Codeshare Agreement

Air Malta and Emirates have renewed their long-standing agreement by which they will codeshare flights between Malta and Larnaca, Cyprus. Emirates, the operating airline, has restarted operations between Malta and Larnaca with a three times a week schedule, with flights connecting on to Emirates’ home base in Dubai. Commenting on this agreement Roy Kinnear, Air […]
3min 69

August 2, 2021 Mediterranean Observer

Tourists Evacuated as Wildfires Threaten Turkish Resorts

Raging wildfires threatening hotels and homes have forced the evacuation of tourists from beaches in the Marmaris region of Turkey. Firefighters have been battling to control dozens of blazes resulting in holidaymakers in Bodrum having to escape from hotels. Turkish Coastguard vessels – assisted by private boats and yachts – were deployed to rescue tourists […]
1min 21

August 2, 2021 Mediterranean Observer

UK | ‘Third of people’ plan Foreign Holiday this Summer

A third (31%) of people want an overseas holiday this summer and almost half (45%) are planning an oversea trip in the next year, new research reveals. However, the pandemic has created a “seismic shift” in attitude when it comes to travelling abroad. The need to get away is greater than ever and the majority […]
2min 17

August 2, 2021 Mediterranean Observer

Lufthansa starts Newark-Malta flights for Viking Cruise Passengers

Direct flights all through this month Lufthansa has completed the first of 12 chartered flights between Newark USA and Malta to ferry cruise passengers. The non-stop flight was operated on Saturday, bringing the mostly American passengers to Malta to board a Viking Cruises ship in Grand Harbour. The flights will be operated three times a […]
1min 46

Italy extends Five-Day Quarantine Rule for UK Travellers

A five-day quarantine rule for UK arrivals into Italy has been extended by a month until August 30. The decision effectively writes off the hopes of Britons taking summer holidays to the country. The mandatory isolation was extended by Italian health minister Roberto Speranza. However, he said that people who have been vaccinated in the […]
1min 83

Royal Caribbean to promote Greek island sailings to Brits

Royal Caribbean Cruises can start marketing summer 2021 sailings from Cyprus to British customers, thanks to the lifting of a ban on international cruises. Jewel of the Seas (pictured) has been based in Limassol and sailing around the Greek islands since early July, with vaccinated passengers from countries such as Cyprus, Israel and the US. […]
4min 62

Deadly Wildfires deal new Blow to Turkish Tourism

Turkish firefighters made progress in the last hours in containing deadly wildfires that forced the evacuation of entire villages and Mediterranean coast hotels already reeling from the shock of the coronavirus pandemic. Blazes that erupted Wednesday to the east of tourist hotspot Antalya on Turkey’s scenic southern shores have officially killed four people and injured […]
5min 78

Crete Continues to Invite Travelers to ‘Sense the Authentic’

The Region of Crete continues to invite travelers to “sense” the island’s authenticity during all seasons through an ongoing tourism campaign running on international websites and social media. Under the slogan “Crete, Sense the Authentic”, the campaign aims to promote the authentic experiences the island offers during all seasons to visitors from Europe and other […]
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