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ETC: Travel Demand for Europe Stable but Slower

Interest in traveling to European destinations is still strong despite Brexit and a slower EU economy, according to the European Travel Commission (ETC).

Greece Sees No Brexit Effect on Travel (so far)

Until now, it seems that Brexit is not deterring British holidaymakers from booking and taking overseas holidays to EU destinations, including Greece.

Brexit and the Travel Industry Explored at WTM London 2019

Brexit, along with politics and the travel trade, was a major topic of discussion on Day 1 of WTM London 2019.

Brexit Deadline Extended Until January 31

The European Union has accepted the UK's request to extend the Brexit deadline until January 31, 2020.

Foreign Ministry Event Presents Greece’s No-deal Brexit Plans

Greece recently presented its post-Brexit measures for trade, business, tourism and agriculture at a Foreign Ministry event in Athens.

‘Get Ready for Brexit’ Campaign Launches in Greece

The UK government has launched a major information campaign urging UK nationals living in Greece to get ready for Brexit on October 31.

WTM London will Once Again Show that #IdeasArriveHere

WTM London will once again host a series of high-profile industry conferences and seminars, as part of its #IdeasArriveHere concept.

Hotel Chamber Discusses Greek Tourism’s Major Challenges with Minister

The major challenges that Greek tourism is up against - competitiveness, infrastructure and Brexit - were discussed between the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels and Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

EU Commission Extends No-deal Brexit Air Travel to Oct. 2020

UK airlines will continue flights into the EU through to 24 October 2020, the Commission said, in order to facilitate travel in case of a no-deal Brexit.

Greece Examines Measures to Simplify Travel Ahead of Brexit

Greek authorities are examining measures that include simplifying airport entrance procedures for British holidaymakers to facilitate post-Brexit travel.

Survey Says Britain’s Public Backs Brexit ‘By All Means’

More than half of Britain’s residents are backing Brexit at all costs even if it means suspending parliament, a recent poll reveals.

Brexit Doubts, 737 MAX Grounding Keep TUI Outlook Steady

Brexit uncertainty, aviation overcapacity to Spain, and delayed summer bookings appear to have taken a toll on TUI Group’s third quarter results.

Industry Forecast: 2020 World Travel & Hotel Rates to Slow Down

Air travel and hotel rates across the globe are expected to slow down in 2020 impacted by ongoing trade wars, Brexit, oil supply and predictions of recession, according to the annual business travel forecast released by Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) and the Global Business Travel...

Ursula von der Leyen Voted First Female European Commission President

Ursula von der Leyen steps in on November 1, as the new European Commission president and the first woman to take on the five-year position.

INSETE Tells How Greece Can Protect its Tourism Competitiveness

Greece needs a long-term tourism strategy and destination management in order to protect its tourism competitiveness, says INSETE.

Greece Drops to #3 Among Popular Destinations for Brits, Says Thomas Cook

Greece dropped to third place among the top five destinations of Thomas Cook for summer 2019, says the UK tour operator’s 2019 Holiday Report.

EU Leaders Set to Give UK More Time for Brexit with Terms

British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to receive a much-needed extension to prepare for Brexit, as EU leaders meet in Brussels for a two-day emergency summit.

UK Nationals Get Visa-free Access to EU Post-Brexit

British nationals wishing to travel to EU countries will be able to do so without a visa after the UK leaves the Union, even in a no-deal scenario, according to European lawmakers.

EU Lawmakers Agree to Stop Seasonal Time Switch

Europe’s lawmakers have agreed to put seasonal time changing practices behind after voting in favor of officially ending summer and winter time shifts by 2021.

STR Survey: Limited Impact of Brexit on Travel, but UK Image Hurt

The Brexit issue has had little impact on travel plans, but has created a negative perception of the UK among European travelers, according to a survey by STR.