The ETOA Insight Hub presents a rich statistical and insights service for our members, partners and stakeholders. Its aim is to provide up-to-date research, actionable insights and opinion pieces on the topics that matter to our members. Additionally, it serves to demonstrate the value of tourism to global and local economies, lending weight to our lobbying activities and supporting our vision of Better Tourism in Europe.

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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. Despite the easing of restrictions a strong appetite for supporting safety measures to build confidence persists, especially in relation to managing crowds and encouraging mask wearing.
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July 29, 2021

YouGov International Travel and Tourism Report 2021

Detailed analysis of the international tourism arena, exploring where people intend to travel, what they are looking for and what is holding them back, based on responses from 185,000 consumers across 25 markets. Analysis looks at intentions to travel, both leisure and business, which markets are likely to return the fastest and whether travellers are becoming more “responsible” in their attitudes.
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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

Eurostat short-stay accommodation bookings via collaborative economy platforms

Headline results from newly available data on bookings made in 2018 and 2019 across four major Collaborative Economy booking platforms within the EU, revealing that in 2019 the number of nights booked was 14% up on the year before at 554 million. Spain, France and Italy are shown to be the countries within the EU27 seeing the largest volume of nights booked via these platforms.
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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. Little change was found in what is worrying consumers (air travel, quarantine, getting sick while away) or those factors likely to encourage them to book travel but with being vaccinated of growing importance. Little change was found in what is worrying consumers (air travel, quarantine, getting sick while away) or those factors likely to encourage them to book travel (flexible cancellation policies, removal of travel restrictions and vaccine deployment).
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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. If vaccine rollout picks up across Europe and infection rates fall leading to a reduction in restrictions then international arrivals are expected to improve in 2021 compared with 2020, but pre-pandemic volumes at now not expected to return until 2024, two years later than is the case for domestic demand. In addition to taking a look at the aviation and accommodation sectors the report reviews the performance of key origin markets and looks forward to how the economies of European nations and those of important long-haul source markets will perform in the next year or two.
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July 29, 2021

ALVA UK Attractions Recovery Wave 9

The ninth 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 improved since the previous wave in April with a commensurate decline in the numbers saying they will wait and see what happens for a while, whereas the proportion saying they are unlikely to return any time soon remain stubbornly around one-in-five of those polled. Concerns about crowds, especially in indoor environments means that many believe that entry numbers should continue to be capped and social distancing measures enforced. A key learning is that while a strong appetite to visit attractions now exists, nervousness about doing so has not evaporated, with particular concerns about crowds and social distancing. A key learning is that those who have received a vaccine are less cautious about visiting attractions than others, providing signs of encouragement for later in the year.
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June 23, 2021

Reiseanalyse First Results for 2021

Headline findings from the latest wave of the key survey of German holiday travel demand which has been providing insights for more than half a century. Germans took 50% fewer foreign holidays in 2020 than the year before but more domestic holidays than in 2019, while looking ahead to 2021 the report finds that holidays remain of central importance to most Germans and, once permitted, they will return to being enthusiastic holiday travellers.
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June 23, 2021

Expedia Traveller Sentiment Report

A timely snapshot suggesting that global travel searches have picked up in Q1 2021 coinciding with increased levels of vaccination, but with the bulk of searches remaining in the 0-21 day window as consumers remain opportunistic. The likely continued dominance of domestic travel is noted, as is a trend towards longer-stay trips. Overall the study paints a broadly optimistic picture for the speed with which travel may recover later in 2021.
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June 23, 2021

Amadeus Report on Rebuilding Hospitality May 21

A study that assesses the latest trends in consumer demand for hotel stays around the world, but primarily investigates the ways in which properties have been adapting their offer, through innovative product development, revised operational procedures and investing in technology. The report presents both survey findings from a global poll of hoteliers along with a number of case studies.
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