As restrictions on travel begin to ease globally, destinations around the world are focusing on growing domestic tourism, with many offering incentives to encourage people to explore their own countries.
Hotel news in Europe
Preferred Hotels & Resorts has announced 13 new member hotels from May 1 through August 31, 2020. These recent additions mark 39 new member hotels to join the its global portfolio in the first 8 months of the year
Varde Partners, a global alternative investment firm, has announced the successful completion of its previously announced sale of a portfolio of eight luxury hotels operating under The Dedica Anthology brand to Covivio, a European real estate operator, through its subsidiary Covivio Hotels.
A staggering €48 billion looks set to be lost from the French economy due to the collapse of international travel during 2020, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).
A devastating €38 billion looks set to be lost from the German economy due to the collapse of international travel during 2020, according to latest research conducted by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).
A devastating €36.7 billion looks set to be lost from the Italian economy due to the collapse of international travel during 2020, according to latest research conducted by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).
A staggering 22 B pounds looks set to be lost from the UK economy due to the collapse of international travel during 2020, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).
Swiss-Belhotel International continues to expand its management in response to the market and the impact of Covid-19
The enormous toll of COVID-19 on international tourism has now become clear, with World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) data showing the cost up to May was already three times that of the 2009 Global Economic Crisis.
Adif, Spanish state-owned railway infrastructure manager, has launched the tender for the development, construction and operation of a new hotel at the María Zambrano railway station in Malaga city.
Radisson Hotel Group announces 15 new hotel signings across EMEA in Q2 2020. The new signings re-affirm the Group commitment to its ambitious 5-year development plan.
With lockdowns lifting and borders opening, millions of Europeans are heading off for a summer holiday - even if their plans are rather different to previous years.
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has strengthened its partnership with Telefónica, the Spanish multinational telecommunications company.
New research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) shows even a modest increase of just one million more international arrivals into Europe could generate an extra $0.48 billion in GDP.
Meliá Hotels International has created the Meliá Pro Travel Labs community on Facebook, an exclusive community for travel agents with a programme of live events in which agents will have the chance to take part in webinars, workshops, round tables and virtual visits to company hotels.
Accor is stepping up its ambition in the lifestyle sector with TRIBE, a rapidly expanding midscale brand, which is exceeding initial expectations and planning to open more than 50 hotels globally.
Greece saw 35.3 million international arrivals in 2019 and was forecast to welcome 37.1 million arrivals in 2020 pre-COVID-19. However, the impact of COVID-19 has seen that projection fall to 24.3 million, according to the latest figures from GlobalData.
Restrictions on travel, introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, are slowly being eased, allowing tourism to restart in a growing number of destinations.
Meliá Hotels International will start opening some of its hotels in Spain in June and eventually have almost 60 hotels open throughout the country in July. This number will increase if there is sufficient demand, with the company fully committed to getting as many people as possible back to work and helping to stimulate the economy.