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07 Nov, 2018, 10:10 GMT European Travel Commission Reports Sustained Expansion in Europe Over the Summer Months

European destinations reported healthy growth this summer despite rising political risks and less relaxed financial conditions posing a threat to the ...


12 Jul, 2018, 07:00 BST European Travel Commission Reports Growth Momentum Towards the Peak Travel Season

European destinations have paved the way for an encouraging summer season with a third of reporting destinations enjoying double-digit expansion to...


09 May, 2018, 07:00 BST European Tourism Signals Another Positive Year in the Light of the EU-China Tourism Year

Latest results indicate another year of sustained growth in European tourism demand. Europe continues to appeal to worldwide travellers and remains...


23 Feb, 2018, 07:00 GMT European Travel Commission: Sound Growth Prospects for Chinese Travel to Europe in the First Quarter of 2018

Positive indicators mirror outbound travel growth forecasts around the celebration of the Chinese New Year, one of the key periods when Chinese take...


14 Feb, 2018, 06:30 GMT European Travel Commission: European Landmarks to Build a Bridge of Light with China

Numerous landmarks and attractions across Europe are set to create a bridge of light with China on 2nd and 3rd March 2018 by turning a shade of red...


13 Feb, 2018, 07:00 GMT European Travel Commission Reports Extraordinary Results for European Tourism in 2017

Europe welcomed 671 million international tourist arrivals in 2017, an outstanding 8% growth compared to 2016 (+2%)[1]. Europe has consolidated, for...


14 Nov, 2017, 07:00 GMT European Travel Commission Reports Strong Growth in International Tourism Over the Summer Season

- European tourism remained buoyant over the summer season in 2017. Positive results reflect the resilience of the sector and encouraging economic...


06 Jul, 2017, 07:00 BST European Travel Commission Reports a Rapid Rate of Expansion Across European Destinations

Europe continues to lure millions[1] of international travellers confirming the tourism sector's resilience to geopolitical uncertainty and...


08 May, 2017, 07:00 BST European Travel Commission Report Shows Tourism Looks Set for Solid Growth in 2017

Appetite for European Tourism remains strong, highlighting the continued attractiveness of its destinations Europe welcomed 615 million international ...


08 Feb, 2017, 07:00 GMT European Travel Commission: European Tourism Shows Modest Growth in 2016

European tourism demand continues to grow and proves resilient to safety and security challenges and political turmoil. Overall growth, however, has...


13 Jul, 2016, 07:00 BST Sustained Growth in European Tourism Towards the Summer Peak Season

European tourism is proving resilient to challenging times. A vast majority of destinations saw a bumper increase in arrivals in the first five...


28 Jun, 2016, 07:00 BST American Travellers Keen on Visiting Europe this Summer

Latest results from the Long-Haul Travel Barometer - an initiative of the European Travel Commission (ETC), the European Tourism Association (ETOA)...


04 May, 2016, 07:00 BST European Tourism Gets Off to a Good Start Amid Uncertainty

Tourism performance in Europe continues on a positive footing in 2016 following the 5% increase in international tourist arrivals[1] registered last...


11 Feb, 2016, 06:00 GMT International Tourist Arrivals to Europe Increased by 5% in 2015

According to latest European Travel Commission's "European Tourism 2015 - Trends & Prospects", 2015 marked the 6th consecutive year of above-average...