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Despite geopolitical tensions, upheavals and natural disasters, international tourism to Europe has grown by a robust 4% over the first 3 quarters of this year. By strengthening ties with established markets and entering fast emerging markets, European destinations have become better prepared to face headwinds.
United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has confirmed the right of world’s first luxury travel-trade event Condé Nast Traveller Luxury Travel Fair to become an affiliate member, highly appreciating the contribution of the event to the development of the tourism market in Russia and abroad.
Resource efficiency, conservation, and new technologies are the focus of a new international partnership on sustainable tourism
Belmond Ltd. (NYSE: BEL) today announced that it expects to inaugurate its first train in Ireland in summer 2016. Belmond Grand Hibernian will be the first luxury overnight rail experience of its kind in Ireland, which it is anticipated will tour the magnificent open countryside, dramatic coastal scenery and fascinating cities of both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
In September this year, passenger traffic at Europe’s airport grew by +3.9%. More specifically, passenger growth at airports in the EU reported a good result of +3.8% year-on-year. At non-EU airports in Europe (including Iceland, Norway, Russia, Switzerland & Turkey), passenger traffic grew by +4.3% over the same period, almost closing the gap between EU and Non-EU performance.
Today, EUROCONTROL officially launched the Collaborative Environmental Management Specification (CEM) at this year’s 9th Annual ACI AIRPORT EXCHANGE* Conference & Exhibition. This specification sets out a unique collaborative approach to managing environmental impacts at and around airports, supporting all operational stakeholders in their quest to reduce their gaseous and noise emissions as well as improve local air quality.
As a new European Commission begins work this week, European aviation industry partners are looking to underlining their commitment to the Single European Sky (SES).
As stakeholders from throughout the air transport sector gather at this year’s 9th ACI Airport Exchange conference & exhibition taking place today and tomorrow, EUROCONTROL and ACI EUROPE today made the first of 2 key announcements - about airports and climate resilience.
The eighth edition of the UNWTO/World Travel Market (WTM) Ministers’ Summit will gather Tourism Ministers and leading tourism experts from all over the world to debate the key issues around tourism and mega events (London, United Kingdom, 4 November 2014).
To promote the importance of universal accessibility in tourism, UNWTO and the Government of the Republic of San Marino will jointly organize the First UNWTO Conference on Accessible Tourism in Europe. The Conference will be held in collaboration with Village for All (V4A) and the ONCE Foundation to advance the social inclusion of people with disabilities (San Marino, 19-20 November 2014).
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