Tourism

Holidays in the coronavirus-era
Tourism is one of the sectors most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Representing 10% of GDP and the same percentage of the total workforce of the EU, the health of the tourism industry has major repercussions for the whole economy. As Europe slowly emerges from lockdown, nations are gradually opening their borders, their restaurants and their beaches, fully aware that without tourists, a wider economic recovery is in jeopardy.



Greece was the 'new destination' this year as Europeans began to venture abroad as Covid restrictions eased for the summer. Photo: Aris Messinis / AFP
Greece was the 'new destination' this ye... […]

European tourists boost sector, but can’t top Americans, Asians

European travellers helped plug a gap left by Asian and American tourists stranded at home by the pandemic, staving off a total washout this year for Europe's hospitality industry
The IATA reported last week that on average, people travelling at peak times now stay twice as long at airports -- three hours -- compared with 2019. Photo: Stephane De Sakutin / AFP
The IATA reported last week that on aver... […]

European lobby groups fear summer chaos at airports

A year after the pandemic emptied airports, air travel associations fear chaos during Europe's summer holiday season as travellers wait hours before boarding planes due to health checks
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