27
Apr

Spiritual Tourism In France On The Rise

Image Courtesy: Wikimedia.org Whether tourists or pilgrims, more than 51 million people visit religious sites every year in France according to Atout France. Formerly practiced by pilgrims alone, spiritual tourism today attracts an increasingly large and international audience. Spiritual tourism in France is unceasingly bringing new visitors to the country. Each year, more than 15 million visitors come to explore one

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27
Apr

Start Planning Your Trip: Airfares to Europe Have Dropped Nearly 30%

No excuses to stay home. Flights from the U.S. to international destinations in Europe and Asia have plummeted in the past year, according to flight aggregator and search engine Skyscanner, making it an awesome time to travel. The average price of flights to Europe has dipped by nearly 30 percent year over year, compared with April 2015-March 2016. For long-haul

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19
Apr

Amsterdam Takes Necessary Measures Amid Cruise Tourism Boom

The explosive growth of the travel sector is mainly felt in the area of cruise tourism. In 2016, 121 ships with a total of 281,907 passengers were received in the city. In 2017, 144 ships with 340,000 passengers are expected, while for 2018 already 170 ships have applied for charter permits. “Amsterdam is no longer clear,” said the deputy mayor

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11
Apr

Most Popular Long Haul Destinations Among German Travellers

Germans generally prefer spending holidays in their own country. However, many of them want to get to know new cultures, in Europe and beyond and opt for long haul destinations. Holidays on the North or Baltic Seas, hiking in Bavaria or Austria, sunbathing on Mallorca or Crete. This is the way many Germans spend their holidays. But what are the

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6
Apr

Future EU Financial Hubs Revealed

Dublin, Frankfurt, Luxembourg and Paris are mostly likely to benefit from Brexit, should key trading negotiations go against the UK. With Article 50 now triggered and the UK’s exit from the European Union looming, big businesses have been announcing plans to move jobs out of London’s Square Mile to other European cities. Corporate apartment provider TheSqua.re released a report providing extensive insight into which

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6
Apr

2016 Reflects Great Disparities Between European Destinations In The Hotel Industry

European Destinations Observatory report* points out that in European cities, in 2016, the Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR)** experienced a modest growth (+ 0.7%) compared to 2015. With a stable Occupancy Rate*** (-0.1 point), growth is driven by the Average Daily Rate (ADR)**** up by 0.9%. These overall results hide great disparities between European destinations, some of them registering serious

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6
Apr

Half A Billion Tourists Visited Europe In 2016

International traveller arrivals to the European Union increased by 4 percent in 2016, reaching nearly 500 million – 40 percent the world’s overall. This initial outcome is consisted of in the very first release of the ‘European Union Short-Term Tourist Trends’, a routine tracking of EU tourist by the World Tourist Organisation. In spite of numerous obstacles dealing with Europe

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6
Apr

Bookings Soar As Germans Play Safe

Demand for holiday homes in Germany and neighbouring countries is growing fast as Germans steer clear of risky destinations. German consumers are increasingly looking to spend their main holiday in self-catering apartments and houses in domestic regions or nearby countries rather than hotels in foreign destinations, according to a new survey. Bookings for holiday homes increased by 16% last year,

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29
Mar

Brits Are Not Deterred From 2017 Summer Holidays

A recent member survey from Simply Holiday Deals reveals that nearly 90% of respondents intend to take a summer holiday in 2017. This is despite Brexit, terrorism threats in popular destinations and the falling pound. Over 30% of members have allocated between £301 and £500 per person for a trip to popular destinations, including Spain, Greece, Portugal and the USA.

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23
Mar

BA Launching New Long-Haul Budget Airline Called Level

The parent company of British Airways, International Airlines Group (IAG), announced it will launch a new low-cost, long-haul brand called Level. The new airline will officially launch in June and it will operate out of Barcelona, Spain. Level will travel to destinations including Los Angeles and San Francisco, California; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The new carrier

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