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June 29, 2022

UNWTO Barometer June 2022

The latest analysis from UNWTO highlights a strong start to the year for international tourism in many parts of the world as restrictions ease and travellers regain confidence. However, it is noted that the amount of travel being undertaken remains significantly down on 2019 and that major headwinds remain.
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June 29, 2022

ETC Monitoring sentiment for domestic and intra-European travel Wave 12

The twelfth wave of online research looking at the extent to which Europeans are planning travel, their concerns and what factors are likely to influence behaviour. This wave finds that sentiment continues to be strong with three-quarters planning a trip in the next six months but that worries about the deteriorating economic situation and inflation have increased.
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June 29, 2022

ETC Long haul travel sentiment barometer 2/2022

A broadly downbeat picture is painted, suggesting that the combination of worries about personal finances, the worsening geopolitical situation and lingering concerns about Covid-19 are all hampering any recovery in prospects for a strong rebound in long-haul travel to Europe from key source markets.
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May 23, 2022

Expedia Travel Recovery Trend Report Q1 2022

The latest Expedia Trends Report paints a broadly optimistic picture based on recent global search and booking volumes, with a sustained period of recovery expected during the months ahead provided there are no unforeseen setbacks.
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May 23, 2022

ETC Trends and Prospects Q1 2022

A comprehensive look at recent trends and near-term prospects for European tourism which finds that contends recovery will continue during 2022 but at a slower pace than previously anticipated, with international tourist arrivals in Europe forecast to be 30% lower in 2022 than was the case in 2019.
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May 23, 2022

STR Webinar COVID-19 impact on Europe hotel performance May 22

The second STR webinar of 2022 to focus on how Europe’s hotel sector is performing examines trends by country, hotel type and demand segment.
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May 4, 2022

ETOA Insights Webinar | State of Play for the European Tourism Industry 2022

Ahead of ETOA's City Fair B2B networking event in June, we take stock of the big picture for European destinations. We are delighted to collaborate with our new partners at ForwardKeys for a data-driven look at where Europe is now in terms of bookings by source markets, and destinations heading towards a return to pre-pandemic visitor levels.
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April 26, 2022

UNWTO Barometer March 2022

Latest edition of the UNWTO Tourism Barometer summarised by the line “tourism enjoys a strong start to 2022 while facing new uncertainties”. Data is presented showing the performance of different world regions in 2021 along with bespoke analysis that considers the likely impact of the conflict in Ukraine on international tourism.
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April 26, 2022

STR Insight Blog – Tourism outlook: A new spring in its step?

A short Insight Blog featuring commentary and charts from the latest STR consumer survey which took place in February. Overall findings are upbeat, suggesting that travel will be embraced as the threat from Covid-19 is perceived to further diminish.
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April 26, 2022

ETC Monitoring sentiment for domestic and intra-European travel Wave 11

The eleventh wave of online research looking at the extent to which Europeans are planning travel, their concerns and what factors are likely to influence behaviour. With fieldwork during March, the study found that three in four Europeans were intending to take a trip during the next six months.
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April 21, 2022

USTOA Webinar | Europe Update with ETOA & ETC

Tom Jenkins, CEO of ETOA and Eduardo Santander, CEO of ETC, represent respectively the public and private sectors in inbound tourism to Europe. They looked at what has happened, is happening and what might occur in the European tourism economy.
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March 14, 2022

ALVA UK Attractions Recovery Wave 11

The eleventh wave of a sentiment tracker looking at the views of the attractions-going population in the UK. Encouragingly the study finds that only 10% say that their anxiety is strong enough to deter them from visiting an indoor attraction, although a much larger minority remain wary about large crowds, especially in indoor settings.
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March 9, 2022

ETOA Webinar | Recovery in the Japanese market

In this session, guest panellists will discuss prospects for 2022, planning cycles and product development for their European products and tours.
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March 3, 2022

ETOA Travel Trade Masterclass | Asian demand

In this session, guest panellists will discuss prospects for 2022, planning cycles and product development for their European products and tours.
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February 22, 2022

Expedia Traveller Value Index 2022 Outlook

Based on the views of 5,500 respondents the report claims that people value travel and personal time more than ever and that four-in-five are planning at least one leisure trip in 2022, with flexibility still a top consideration for many travellers
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February 22, 2022

STR Webinar COVID-19 impact on Europe hotel performance Feb 22

The first STR webinar of 2022 to focus on how Europe’s hotel sector is performing takes a resolutely upbeat stance with domestic demand in 2022 forecast to exceed that of 2019, while international travel will recover more slowly.
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February 22, 2022

Expedia Travel Recovery Trend Report Q4 2021

The latest Expedia Trends Report finds that during 2021 searches increased 70% compared with 2020 and that city destinations are starting to regain ground. Searches are moving to a slightly longer time horizon indicating increased traveller confidence.
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February 22, 2022

ETC Long haul travel sentiment barometer 1/2022

In a number of countries there is a growing sense that Europe could be a destination to visit later in 2022, but perhaps not during the early part of the year. Sentiment is more positive in the Americas than in Asia, with those in Japan and China the least likely to be on the cusp of cementing foreign travel plans.
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February 22, 2022

ETC Trends and Prospects Q4 2021

A comprehensive look at recent trends and near-term prospects for European tourism which finds that Europe welcomed an estimated 62% fewer arrivals in 2021 than in 2019. Domestic travel is expected to exceed pre-pandemic levels in 2022 but international tourism is not expected to do so until 2024.
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February 22, 2022

ETC Monitoring sentiment for domestic and intra-European travel Wave 10

The tenth wave of online research looking at the extent to which Europeans are planning travel, their concerns and what factors are likely to influence behaviour. With fieldwork during late December the study found travel intentions to have dipped, with fewer having made a definite booking, largely as a result of heightened uncertainty brought about by the emergence of the Omicron variant.
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February 17, 2022

ETOA Webinar | Mediterranean product and demand

In this free webinar we explore product development and diversification in the Mediterranean region and current demand from global source markets. Expert panellists will share insights about evolving travel trends and business needs and we will discuss prospects for 2022, planning cycles and product development for the region.
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January 24, 2022

Dutch Report on Societal Value of Tourism and Recreation

An exploration of what the Netherlands, and wider world, would look like were the hospitality sector not to survive the current coronavirus crisis, including its economic value, its value to the wider environment and its value to what are referred to as social processes.
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January 24, 2022

WTTC Trending in Travel Jan 22

A report claiming that the wanderlust that fuels the travel and tourism sector remains, but which goes on to explore the ways in which consumer behaviours are shifting, both in response to the pandemic and in relation to concerns about the impact that travel has on the wider environment. The study considers changes in booking trends, what consumers consider important for a holiday experience and how consumer profiles are changing.
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January 24, 2022

WTTC Paper on Staff Shortages Jan 22

A reminder of how vital a tool travel and tourism has been in global job creation in the past decade which then highlights that in many countries the sector’s recovery from the pandemic is being hampered by staff shortages as former workers have found roles in different parts of the economy. The report makes a number of recommendations as to how governments and businesses can help alleviate the situation.
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January 24, 2022

UNWTO Big Data for Better Tourism Policy, and Sustainable Recovery

A comprehensive report which defines Big Data in relation to tourism, highlights the variety of sources of big data and looks at the opportunities and challenges that its use presents. The study highlights the ways in which the adoption of big data could aid both recovery from the pandemic and ensure that tourism has a future grounded in sustainability.
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January 24, 2022

UNWTO Barometer Jan 2022

An overview of international tourism performance in 2021 showing that while there was some year-on-year growth, volumes remain far short of those seen in 2019. Growth is anticipated in 2022 but even the more optimistic scenario sees volumes 50% below 2019 by the end of the current year. The panel of experts questioned by UNWTO now mostly believe that it will be 2024 or later before we return to pre-pandemic levels.
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December 13, 2021

European Commission – Regional impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on the tourist sector

A hefty tome from DG Regio that describes the tourism ecosystem in Europe through a series of destination typologies, and examines the impact of COVID-19 on them. It takes a broader look at tourism trends (both those from pre-pandemic and those brought about by it) and considers policy initiatives that can promote sustainable tourism.
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December 13, 2021

UNWTO The Economic Contribution of Tourism and the Impact of COVID-19

A report that takes a detailed look at how important tourism was to economies right around the world pre-pandemic and explores the dramatic impact that COVID-19 has had on the sector over the past two years.
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December 13, 2021

STR Insight Blog: Seasonality and winter chills due to COVID-19

A short but insightful piece based on a survey of global international travellers in early November which acts as a reminder that even before the emergence of the Omicron variant travellers remained nervous about international travel
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November 22, 2021

WTTC Report on Adapting to Endemic COVID-19 – The Outlook for Business Travel

A 27- page report which after an Executive Summary goes on to discuss the context for business travel and how endemic COVID-19 may reshape the sector. Evidence is presented to demonstrate how badly the sector has been impacted but this is countered with a discussion on the opportunities for the sector to diversify.
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November 17, 2021

Expedia Travel Recovery Trend Report Q3 2021

The latest Expedia Trends Report finds that travel search volumes saw little overall change during Q3 but that there are encouraging signs of travellers’ willingness to visit cities showing improvements and an increase in business tourism demand. The majority, 70%, of searches were for travel within a 0-30 day window
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November 17, 2021

STR Webinar COVID-19 impact on European hotel performance Nov 21

The fifth STR webinar of 2021 to focus on how Europe’s hotel sector is performing provides a wealth of data and insight in the usual informative and entertaining style adopted by these webinars. A positive tone is set with a belief that many regions will have outperformed expectation in 2021, although not yet at pre-pandemic levels.
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November 17, 2021

ETC Trends and Prospects Q3 2021

A comprehensive look at recent trends and near-term prospects for European tourism which confirms that Europeans did travel in substantial numbers during the peak summer months, but primarily on domestic or inter-regional trips, while long-haul tourism remained in the doldrums. Included in this edition is a feature examining the possibility that the pandemic will have brought an end to an era of increasingly low-cost travel.
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November 17, 2021

ETC Monitoring sentiment for domestic and intra-European travel Wave 9

The ninth wave of online research looking at the extent to which Europeans are planning travel, their concerns and what factors are likely to influence behaviour. With fieldwork during September the study found sentiment to have remained high with 66% planning to travel between October 2021 and March 2022 and only 15% now saying they do not plan to travel due to COVID-19.
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October 19, 2021

Visit Britain Inbound COVID-19 Sentiment Tracker – Wave 3

A survey of 7.500 potential travellers conducted in later summer 2021 across 13 markets in Europe, Asia and North America with a focus on potential trips to Britain, looking at intentions, the planning process and travel preferences. A panoply of tables and charts helps to fill a comprehensive 128-page report including results for each of the markets covered by the study.
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October 19, 2021

WTTC Government Policies Enabling Travel & Tourism Recovery During COVID-19

A round-up of various policies adopted by governments around the globe to try and support the travel and tourism sector, whether in the form of fiscal measures, liquidity support, protecting workers or facilitating travel.
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October 19, 2021

IATA Air Traveller Response to Covid Wave 7

The latest wave of IATA surveying suggests that air travellers are becoming increasingly frustrated with travel restrictions, believing that it is necessary to learn to live with coronavirus. While providing useful insights it is important to recognise that the study is conducted on behalf of IATA.
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October 19, 2021

Amadeus Rebuild Travel Survey 2021

Findings from a survey of 1,000 international travellers in 9 countries across the globe, which finds that while the majority are eager to travel internationally there remains concern regarding the clarity of guidelines/restrictions as well as the potential risk of catching COVID-19 while travelling.
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October 19, 2021

UNWTO Barometer Sept 2021

The Excerpt from the latest UNWTO Barometer pulls together the latest data on the volume and value of international tourism and sentiment among its panel of tourism experts. While some destinations saw signs of life in international tourism in June and July 2021 the overall picture remains one of diminished international tourism, with inter-regional and especially domestic travel being the mainstay for the tourism industry in many parts of the world.
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October 19, 2021

ETC Long haul travel sentiment barometer 3/2021

The key finding is that while residents in key long-haul markets for Europe are more confident than was the case a year ago, they remain cautious about visiting in the immediate future.
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October 19, 2021

ETC Monitoring sentiment for domestic and intra-European travel Wave 8

The eighth wave of online research looking at the extent to which Europeans are planning travel, their concerns and what factors are likely to influence behaviour. With fieldwork during July the study found sentiment to have remained high with 68% planning to travel between July 2021 and January 2022 and only 15% now saying they do not plan to travel due to Covid-19.
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September 16, 2021

Data Appeal and Sojern Report: Italian Tourism 2021

A 15-page report considering the performance of the tourism sector during summer 2021 and looking ahead to prospects for autumn. The focus of the report is on Italy, but includes a number of other destinations across Europe. It suggests that while there has been a strong bounce-back pre-Covid levels are yet to be achieved, with August flight bookings to Italy being 46% down on 2019.
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September 16, 2021

STR Insight Blog: Tourism After Lockdown: A new standard of accommodation preferences?

A short article exploring the degree to which consumer preferences regarding hotel accommodation are shifting as pandemic-related restrictions are starting to ease in some countries. Findings are based on research conducted in July 2021 in Britain, mainland Europe and North America.
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September 16, 2021

STR Webinar COVID-19 impact on European hotel performance Sept 21

The fourth STR webinar of 2021 to focus on how Europe’s hotel sector is performing provides a wealth of data and insight in the usual informative and entertaining style adopted by these webinars. Northern Europe has outperformed Southern Europe this summer thanks to staycation demand and barriers deterring international travel to traditional summer hotspots.
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September 16, 2021

Amadeus Rebuild Travel: Digital Health Survey

9,000 consumers across 9 global markets were surveyed in February 2021 to better understand consumer sentiment regarding the need to provide digital health information when travelling. Millennials were the most likely to say they would book international travel soon after restrictions are eased with Baby Boomers the least likely to do so. 91% of those polled said there would be some circumstances where they would be comfortable using a digital health passport in order to travel. However, key concerns were the risk that personal information would be hacked, privacy concerns and a lack of transparency and control over where data might be shared
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September 16, 2021

Expedia Travel Recovery Trend Report Q2 2021

The latest Expedia Trends Report cites strong global search growth, rising international searches and lengthening search windows. During the past three months searches for city destinations have shown strong growth, although beach destination searches remain strong, which is to be expected given the onset of the Northern Hemisphere summer.
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September 16, 2021

ALVA UK Attractions Recovery Wave 10

The tenth wave of a sentiment tracker looking at the views of the attractions-going population in the UK. The numbers saying that they either have already returned to visiting attractions or will do so once permitted continues to increase while the hesitant “waiting to see what happens” segment has dropped to around 30% of the market.
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July 29, 2021

Reiseanalyse German Outbound Holiday Travel Reopening

An exploration of how German citizens currently feel about holiday travel with plenty of charts based on ReiseAnalyse data, examining their plans for the remainder of the year and delving into the need for marketers to understand individual market segments as opposed to basing their decisions on the “average” consumer, as at present there is considerable variation in consumer attitudes.
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July 29, 2021

ETC Monitoring sentiment for domestic and intra-European travel Wave 7

The seventh wave of online research looking at the extent to which Europeans are planning travel, their concerns and what factors are likely to influence behaviour. With fieldwork during May the study found sentiment to have improved markedly compared with the previous wave, continuing the trend from the most recent survey waves.
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July 29, 2021

ETC Trends and Prospects Q2 2021

A comprehensive look at recent trends and near-term prospects for European tourism which indicates there are faint glimmers of hope for summer as vaccination rates increase and some restrictions are eased, but with a note that downside risks remain in relation to the emergence of new variants. Overall inbound arrivals in Europe are forecast to return to 2019 levels in 2024.
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