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‘The beginning of normality’: Algarve welcomes back British tourists

Unemployment rose by 70% in the past year in the Portuguese region most reliant on tourism, so locals are delighted to see Kevin Rushby and today’s other arrivalsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe mood at Faro airport was buoyant. Camera operators and photographers jostled to take pictures of smiling tourists, perhaps not as many as hoped, for but more are on the way. João Fernandes, head of the Algarve tourism board, was there, too, greeting arrivals while his staff...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Portugal, Fernandes, Portugal Holidays, Europe Holidays, Kevin Rushby, FARO, Algarve, João Fernandes

Column: Global crude oil bulls are running past China, India bears | Reuters

Column: Global crude oil bulls are running past China, India bears | Reuters Asia may be a late arrival to the impending crude oil party.The oil market is largely convinced that a strong recovery in demand is imminent, based on the view that the world is recovering from the coronavirus pandemic and economies are rebounding.Although this may be true for North America and Europe, the top oil-consuming region of Asia is looking somewhat less optimistic, with crude demand in top importers China an...
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Europe Hotel Transactions Bulletin - Week Ending 14 May 2021

ECE acquires the Hotel Bonvecchiati in Venice, Hilton Warwick, UK sold to Serani Hotels.
Tags: Travel, Europe, ECE, Venice Hilton Warwick UK

Booking a holiday outside the UK? Here’s what you need to know

British travellers face challenges this year not only from the Covid crisis, but also the effects of Brexit. Here’s the lowdownHolidaymakers in England, Scotland and Wales have been given the green light for trips abroad. Travel is restricted to a small number of countries but the early signs are that they are proving popular with those desperate for a change of scene – this week Tui announced it would be putting on bigger planes to meet demand for trips to Portugal. Bookings for flights to the ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Money, Wales, Insurance, Eu, European Union, UK News, Consumer affairs, Mobile Phones, Portugal, Health Insurance, Motoring, Gibraltar, Travel Insurance

Rick Steves Tells the Story of Fascism’s Rise & Fall in Germany

“Healthy, vigorous, respectable: everyone’s favorite uncle.” How many of us hear these words and think of that most beloved of all American travel-television personalities, Rick Steves? Indeed, in the video above they’re spoken by Steves, though to describe a figure very different from himself: Adolf Hitler, who convinced his people not to tour Europe but to invade it, sparking the deadliest conflict of all time. How and why this happened has been a historical question written about perh...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Europe, Politics, Television, College, Germany, Berlin, America, History, Poland, Nuremberg, Hitler, Seoul, Adolf Hitler, Rick Steves

Oil Sinks Toward Weekly Loss as Virus Makes Comeback in Asia - Bloomberg

Oil Sinks Toward Weekly Loss as Virus Makes Comeback in Asia - Bloomberg PRICES: WTI for June delivery fell 0.6% to $63.41 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange at 7:05 a.m. in London.Brent for July settlement eased 0.7% to $66.61 a barrel on the ICE Futures Europe exchange.Prices are 2.4% lower this week. Oil headed for the biggest weekly drop since early April as countries in Asia continue to fight persistent Covid-19 outbreaks, highlighting the patchy recovery from the pa...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Japan, London, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Federal Reserve, Latin America, International Energy Agency, New York Mercantile Exchange, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, IHS Markit, Asia Bloomberg

Airbnb holiday bookings soar as Covid restrictions ease

Value of bookings for San Francisco-based firm up 52% year on year to $10.3bn in first quarterCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAirbnb has reported a surge in bookings as coronavirus restrictions are eased in some countries.The value of bookings made by holidaymakers shot up 52% year on year to $10.3bn (£7.3bn) in the first quarter, with locations outside city centres and rural areas proving particularly popular. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Business, France, San Francisco, Travel & leisure, UK News, World news, US news, Airbnb, Coronavirus

Best Hikes in Europe: Your Ultimate Guide to Where and When to Go

The best hikes in Europe by season. Your ultimate guide of where and when to go. From moderate gorgeous coastal walks to harder hiking trails in the Alps. You can read the original article here: Best Hikes in Europe: Your Ultimate Guide to Where and When to Go. Monkeys and Mountains | Adventure Travel - Trekking and Hiking Tours in Europe | Mountain Hiking | Adventure Travel Blog
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AmaWaterways Offers Free Cruise Certificates to Medical Professionals

In celebration of National Nurses Week, luxury river cruise line AmaWaterways is giving away a free cruise on a selection of Europe sailings between October through December 2021.  Eligible frontline medical professionals can receive their free river cruise with one... Read More The post AmaWaterways Offers Free Cruise Certificates to Medical Professionals appeared first on Cruise Maven.
Tags: Travel, Europe, River Cruises, Cruise News, AmaWaterways, National Nurses Week

Tui switches to bigger planes as bookings to Portugal ‘skyrocket’

Move to Dreamliners from 737s comes after firm’s bookings rise 182% since country placed on UK green list Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEurope’s largest travel company, TUI, said bookings to Portugal had “skyrocketed” by 182% since it was placed on the UK’s green list last Friday, allowing travel without quarantine.The chief executive, Fritz Joussen, said TUI would deploy the bigger Dreamliner planes rather than 737s to Portugal to try to meet demand for seats from ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Business, UK, England, Greece, Spain, Travel & leisure, World news, Portugal, Tui Travel, Spain Holidays, Europe Holidays, Canary Islands Holidays, Tui, Balearic Islands holidays

Travel Demand is Back - Is Tourism Ready? | By Melissa Rodrigues

When travel will recover is no longer a question of consumer demand, but when restrictions will be lifted. In the US, vaccination is progressing at a swift pace, with most states fully reopened for business and hotel bookings exceeding 2019 values. In Europe however, tourism is still anxiously awaiting when local governments will end travel bans and fully reopen destinations.
Tags: Travel, Europe, US, Melissa Rodrigues

Holidu books $45M after growing its vacation rentals business ~50% YoY during COVID-19

Vacation rental startup Holidu has tucked $45 million in Series D funding into its suitcase — bringing its total raised since being founded back in 2014 to more than $120M. The latest funding round is led by 83North with participation from existing investors Prime Ventures, EQT ventures, Coparion, Senovo, Kees Koolen, Lios Ventures and Chris Hitchen. Also participating, with both equity and debt, is Claret Capital (formerly Harbert European Growth Capital). The financing will be ploughed into pr...
Tags: Travel, Google, Fundings & Exits, TC, Europe, Tech, Eu, European Union, Search, Munich, Tourism, Commission, European Commission, Sharing Economy, Search Engine, Airbnb

Spanish islands and Greece expected to be summer travel hotspots, says Tui

Company says low Covid rates and accelerating vaccine programmes have improved tourism prospects Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSpain’s Balearic and Canary islands and Greece are expected to be the preferred destinations for Europeans booking long-awaited summer holidays when the travel industry reopens, according to the travel group Tui, although it will only operate three-quarters of its summer 2019 capacity.Europe’s largest travel company said low rates of Covid ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Business, Greece, Spain, Travel & leisure, World news, Tui Travel, Canary Islands, Spain Holidays, Europe Holidays, Canary Islands Holidays, Balearic, Balearic Islands holidays, Coronavirus

Even more iconic planes are disappearing from the skies earlier than planned as the coronavirus continues to wreak airline havoc

A Qantas Airbus A380. TIM WIMBORNE/Reuters The steep drop in travel caused some airlines to move up retirement dates for aging aircraft. Older aircraft are on the chopping block as airlines turn to newer ones like the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A350 XWB. The Airbus A380 and Boeing 747 are quickly vanishing due to their size and cost to operate. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Aircraft are quickly becoming COVID-19 casualties.As Boeing and Airbus continue to ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, New York, Texas, London, News, Air Travel, Australia, California, Washington, Singapore, Air Canada, Planes

England’s travel green list sends Madeira flight bookings soaring

Portugal is only major European ‘sun and sand’ destination on list of countries for quarantine-free travel Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNotorious crosswinds can make for some nauseating landings and a relatively short runway is not for the faint-hearted.Yet after months of lockdown it seems that not even the reputation of its international airport is deterring people in England from looking to Madeira, which has had the biggest jump in popularity among destinations...
Tags: Travel, Health, Europe, Business, England, Israel, Travel & leisure, Society, UK News, Falkland Islands, Portugal, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Gibraltar, Iceland, Portugal Holidays

Radisson Blu celebrates a decade as the largest upper upscale brand in Europe while the group confirms 16 new signings in EMEA in Q1

Radisson Hotel Group celebrates Radisson Blu's reconfirmed position as the largest upper upscale brand in Europe for the past decade and continues its successful portfolio growth in EMEA with over 2,000 rooms and 16 signings added to the Group's portfolio in Q1.In a year of historic challenges, Radisson Hotel Group has remained actively committed to its five-year development plan to be recognized as one of the top hotel brands in the world and the brand of choice for owners, guests, and t...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Group, EMEA, Radisson Blu, Radisson Hotel Group

#Dubai's DP World picks up three Europe ports contract through subsidiary Swissterminal | Markets – Gulf News

Dubai's DP World picks up three Europe ports contract through subsidiary Swissterminal | Markets – Gulf News DP World, busy adding to its Africa network, is winning new port handling deals in Europe as well. The Dubai company has expanded its European inland network, adding three key ports in Alsace region through affiliate company Swissterminal.Earlier this month, the public authority Syndicat Mixte des Ports du Sud Alsace (SMO) awarded the concession contract for Ports of Mulhouse-Rhin to th...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Germany, Africa, Dubai, Le Havre, Alsace, Antwerp Belgium, Rotterdam Netherlands, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, France Switzerland, North Range, Gulf News DP World, Swissterminal Earlier, Syndicat Mixte des Ports du Sud Alsace SMO, Mulhouse Rhin

Europe Hotel Transactions Bulletin - Week Ending 7 May 2021

STRABAG Real Estate forward sells Stuttgart development to Union Investment, LaSalle acquires the ground lease of the St. Martin’s Lane Hotel in London from Vivion, Reliance Industries acquires Stoke Park Hotel in UK from International Group, John Malone and partners acquire the Moxy Dublin City, Azora acquires the Arenas Resort Giverola in Costa Brava, Spain from Arenas The Resorts, Extendam acquires six regional French hotels, Turenne Capital acquires Pax Hotel in Strasbourg, France, Ar...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, London, Sweden, John Malone, Stuttgart, Abacus, St Martin, Strasbourg France, Costa Brava Spain, Turenne Capital, STRABAG Real Estate, Lane Hotel, Vivion Reliance Industries, Stoke Park Hotel

American Airlines made a bet on South America for 2021. Civil unrest and spiking COVID-19 cases are now threatening its success in the region.

An American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER. William Perugini/shutterstock American Airlines is facing numerous setbacks in South America. Rising COVID-19 cases in Chile, Brazil, and Peru forced the airline to cut flights in April. Civil unrest and protests in Colombia are now further threatening success in the region. See more stories on Insider's business page. American Airlines' expansion strategy in South America is experiencing a seemingly never-ending stream of hurdles. Tourism-d...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, New York, News, Greece, Planes, Israel, US, Trends, European Union, Analysis, Chicago, Colombia, Flying, Santiago

Alaska just joined the Oneworld alliance alongside American Airlines, British Airways, and 11 other carriers - here's why that's great for flyers

An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 painted in a special Oneworld livery. Ingrid Barrentine/Alaska Airlines Aiaska Airlines is the newest member of the Oneworld airline alliance, formally joining in March. Flyers will notice better connecting options and increased cooperation between member airlines. Frequent Alaska flyers benefit the most with elite status carrying over to 13 other carriers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Alaska Airlines in March became the 14th and newest me...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Asia, Europe, New York, News, Air Travel, Russia, Planes, Africa, America, Trends, Flying, Alaska, Middle East, Aviation

Oil Posts Weekly Gain on Expectations for Stronger Summer Demand - Bloomberg

PRICES: West Texas Intermediate for June delivery gained 19 cents to settle at $64.90 a barrel in New York.Brent for July settlement gained 19 cents to end session at $68.28 a barrel. Oil posted a gain this week as expectations for growing economic activity in nations from the U.S. to Europe fueled optimism around stronger summer demand.Futures in New York advanced 2.1% this week in the first back-to-back weekly increase since early March. Fuel sales in the U.K. rose to the highest since t...
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Oil notches second weekly gain despite India virus surge | Reuters

Oil notches second weekly gain despite India virus surge | Reuters Oil edged up slightly on Friday even as the COVID-19 crisis in India worsened, and prices notched a second weekly gain against the backdrop of optimism over a global economic recovery.Brent crude futures ended the session at $68.28 a barrel while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude settled at $64.90 a barrel, both up 19 cents, or 0.3%.The two benchmarks rose by more than 1% on the week, their second consecutive weekly gain...
Tags: Travel, Europe, India, United States, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, OANDA, Edward Moya, COVID

‘Green list’ guide: the countries travellers from England can visit

The government has revealed the destinations to which quarantine-free holidays will be allowed Countries put on England Covid ‘green list’ with trips allowed from 17 May England’s traffic-light system for foreign travel: all you need to know The government has just announced its green list for quarantine-free international travel into England. The countries on it are Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Brunei, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, the Falkland Islands, Israel, South Georgia and...
Tags: Travel, Europe, England, Singapore, Israel, World news, Australia news, Portugal, New Zealand, Brunei, Gibraltar, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Europe Holidays, Azores, MADEIRA

Steep rise in flight and holiday prices as UK travel green list looms

Hike in prices fuelled by limited flights to quarantine-free holiday destinations Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFlight prices and holiday bookings jumped as the government prepared to unveil the list of countries to which British holidaymakers can travel without having to quarantine on their return.Travel experts said the limited number of flights available and the prospect of foreign trips to green list destinations without having to quarantine was pushing up price...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Business, UK, Travel & leisure, UK News, World news, Portugal, Ryanair, Airline Industry, Easyjet, Flights, Tui Travel, International Airlines Group, British Airways

Oil prices set for weekly gain despite India virus surge | Reuters

Oil prices set for weekly gain despite India virus surge | Reuters Oil prices steadied on Friday and were set for a weekly gain against the backdrop of optimism over a global economic recovery, though the COVID-19 crisis in India capped prices.Brent crude futures were up 1 cent at $68.12 a barrel by 0813 GMT and U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude eased by 2 cents to $64.69.Both Brent and WTI are on track for second consecutive weekly gains as easing restrictions on movement in the United...
Tags: Travel, Europe, China, India, United States, Brent, Reuters, Reuters Oil, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

Torsus Praetorian 4X4 Off-Road Bus Updated

Torsus’ Praetorian, heavy-duty, off-road 4X4 buses, has announced a number of technical advances. These rugged off-road buses are made to cross some of the most inhospitable terrains on earth. Updates include LED lights, an advanced air conditioning system, passenger door, and pneumatic footsteps, a new fire system, and improved interior features. Built to transport up […] The post Torsus Praetorian 4X4 Off-Road Bus Updated appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Singapore Airlines is betting big that Asia will open to Americans by starting flights between the US and Japan this summer

A Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER. Thiago B Trevisan/ Singapore Airlines is resuming flights on the Singapore-Los Angeles via Tokyo, Japan route in June. Flights will operate with a premium-configured Boeing 777-300ER offering first class and business class, premium economy class, and economy class cabins. Japan is still closed to Americans but the airline hopes that the US' vaccination progress will see international borders open quickly to its citizens. See more...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Asia, Europe, Japan, News, Greece, Singapore, Planes, Americas, US, Los Angeles, Trends, European Union, Flying, Tokyo

The Great Rebalance Of European Travel

The pandemic has had a devastating impact on everyone and almost everything across the world, including tourism. This has been particularly hard felt in Europe which accounted for more than half of international tourist arrivals – or over 745 million visitors – in 2019.
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Investcorp Is Said to Raise $1 Billion for North American Deals - Bloomberg

Investcorp Is Said to Raise $1 Billion for North American Deals - Bloomberg Investcorp Holdings BSC has raised about $1 billion for its first private equity fund focused on North American assets, according to people familiar the matter.The biggest private equity and alternative asset manager in the Middle East is set to complete a first close on the fund soon, and aims to eventually raise about $2 billion, the people said. The fund will focus on investing in areas including technology and data...
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Oil prices rise on drawdown in U.S. crude inventory | Reuters

Oil prices rise on drawdown in U.S. crude inventory | Reuters Oil prices edged higher on Thursday, recouping early losses, as crude stockpiles in the United States, the world's largest oil consumer, fell more sharply than expected as refining output rose and exports surged.Brent crude oil futures rose by 17 cents, or 0.3%, to $69.13 a barrel by 0643 GMT, and U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures gained by 9 cents, or 0.1%, to $65.72 a barrel.Both benchmarks hit their highest since m...
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