UPDATED IN APRIL 2021
ETC is continuously monitoring developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the tourism industry. We are working closely with the European Commission, and other stakeholders in the sector to mitigate the effects of the crisis and pave the way towards a swift recovery. Additionally, we have joined forces with our associate members and partners to provide useful webinars and data to help NTOs and DMOs navigate challenges now and in post-crisis times. Please see below ETC’s response to the crisis, as well as further information from our members, the EU and other trusted resources.
TRAVEL SENTIMENT IS WARMING UP WITH SUMMER IN SIGHT, BUT EUROPEANS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT GETTING THE MOST OUT OF THEIR HOLIDAYS 56% of Europeans are feeling positive about taking their…Read more
EUROPEANS PIN HOPES ON EARLY SUMMER VACATIONS TO BEAT THE LOCKDOWN FATIGUE 54% of Europeans aim to make a trip before the end of July 2021, revealing the strong pent-up…Read more
2020: ANNUS HORRIBILIS FOR THE GLOBAL TOURISM SECTOR Struck by the global health crisis, international tourist arrivals to Europe dropped 70% in 2020 over 2019, and it now holds a…Read more
Results from the latest Long-Haul Travel Barometer 1/2021 (LHTB) indicate a slight revitalisation in people’s intention for overseas trips between January-April 2021. However, as Europe’s entry bans are still in…Read more
EUROPEANS INCREASINGLY EAGER TO TRAVEL DURING SPRING 2021 AS COVID-19 VACCINE ROLLOUT BEGINS 32% of respondents indicated that they intend to take a trip during April-June 2021, a 20% rise…Read more
EUROPEANS’ DESIRE TO TRAVEL DETERIORATES AHEAD OF THE APPROACHING WINTER HOLIDAYS 49% of respondents indicated that they intend to travel before mid-2021 while uncertainty about the exact timing of their…Read more
EUROPEANS MAINTAIN A ROBUST DESIRE TO TRAVEL, PLANNING 2021 TRIPS DESPITE COVID-19 SECOND WAVE Despite the resurgence of the pandemic in Europe, 54% of respondents indicated that they will take…Read more
Fears over a second wave of Covid-19 infections into the autumn months materialise in Europe The easing of pandemic restrictions is being reversed as European destinations see a surge in…Read more
The latest Long-Haul Travel Barometer (LHTB) indicates a positive shift in people’s attitudes to overseas travel in September-December 2020. Still, it will take a long time before confidence for travel…Read more
EUROPEANS STILL OPTIMISTIC ABOUT TRAVEL BUT THEIR PLANS MAY BE HAMPERED BY HEALTH CONCERNS AND INTENSIFYING COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS More than 1 in 2 respondents indicated that they intend to take…Read more
As businesses and communities rebuild following the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be vital to ensure that this recovery takes place in a way that reduces the negative impacts of tourism…Read more
COVID-19 HAS WREAKED HAVOC ON EUROPEAN TRAVEL DEMAND The impact of the global health crisis is becoming clear with European tourism growth expected to remain below 2019 levels until 2023….Read more
Results of the latest Long-Haul Travel Barometer (LHTB) indicate that confidence for travel to Europe in summer 2020 is weak across all six markets monitored. What is significant, however, is…Read more
EUROPEAN TOURISM AMIDST AN UNPRECEDENTED CRISIS Containment efforts across Europe due to the Coronavirus outbreak have left countries struggling to support their economies and have taken a severe toll on…Read more
Please see below general information, health and travel guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic from ETC member organisations and their respective national governments.
ETC has partnered up with its associate members & partners to produce a series of webinars for our members and travel and tourism professionals during the months of April and May. The webinars aim to provide new data on the current tourism landscape, tips for crisis management, and upskilling opportunities. Click below to see recordings and presentations from previous webinars.
For further details on COVID-19 ETC recommends consulting available resources from the following: