Europe

30 09, 2008

The Commission launches Single European Sky II for safer, greener and more punctual flying

By |September 30th, 2008|Europe, International Tourism Context, International trade and law, Master in Tourism Destination Management|0 Comments

Introduction

The article ‘The Commission launches Single European Sky II for safer, greener and more punctual flying’ was written by Vicky Karantzavelou and published on TravelDailyNews.com on 26 June 2008. The article can be found here.

The article deals with the second package of legislation for a Single European Sky (also referred to as SES […]

25 09, 2008

Global warming and its effect on Switzerland’s ski resorts

By |September 25th, 2008|Europe, International Tourism Context, Master in Tourism Destination Management|0 Comments

Switzerland’s economy depends heavily on tourism. For many alpine areas in the country, winter tourism is the most important source of income, and snow-reliability is one of the key elements of the offers made by tourism in the Alps. The financial viability of winter tourism, however, depends on sufficient snow conditions. The lack of snow at the end of the 1980s left a lasting imprint on the tourism industry. If the assumptions of the impacts of climate change hold true, snow cover in the Swiss Alps will diminish, and this will, in turn, jeopardise the tourism industry. 85% of Switzerland’s current ski resorts can be designated as snow-reliable. If climate change occurs, the level of snow-reliability will rise from 1200 m up to 1800 m over the next few decades. Only 44% of the skiresorts would then still be snow-reliable. While some regions may be able to maintain their winter tourism with suitable adaptation strategies, others would lose all winter tourism due to a diminishing snow pack. Today, adaptation strategies are predominant in tourism. As an industry that will be severely affected by climate change, however, tourism will increasingly have to focus on mitigation strategies.

19 06, 2008

AVIATION – Ever increasing surcharges are testing loyalty of longhaul market

By |June 19th, 2008|Asia, Aviation, Europe, Markets|Comments Off on AVIATION – Ever increasing surcharges are testing loyalty of longhaul market

TTGasia.com, Jun 20 – 26, 2008

The strength of the longhaul market to Asia will be put to the test as the latest round of fuel surcharge increases kicks in in late-June, when the fee in many cases will be as much as, if not more than, the air fare on major carriers. Effective June […]

9 06, 2008

PORTUGAL – Rejuvenating Portugal’s historic spas

By |June 9th, 2008|Europe|Comments Off on PORTUGAL – Rejuvenating Portugal’s historic spas

eTN, Jun 06, 2008

Very little is often heard in the news about Portuguese tourism. Except for the unfortunate circumstance about the disappearance of toddler Madeleine McCann, there is hardly ever any mention of Portugal in the global tourism arena. This may soon change. Armed with a product that is full of promise, Portuguese tourism […]

5 06, 2008

NHTV – Scholarships for tuition fees Master in Tourism Destination Management

By |June 5th, 2008|Europe, Master in Tourism Destination Management|Comments Off on NHTV – Scholarships for tuition fees Master in Tourism Destination Management

NHTV, June 2008 
NHTV has developed a special scholarship programme for the Master in Tourism Destination Management course. This scholarship is meant for both students who have already applied, but also for prospective students who are planning to apply for the academic year 2008/9.
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Number of scholarships:          max. 4
For whom:                             (excellent) non-EER students. Students from EER-countries […]

7 05, 2008

REGIONAL DEVELOPMENTS – Findings of the World Travel Trends Report 2008

By |May 7th, 2008|Africa, Asia, Europe, Markets, North America, Regional developments, South America|Comments Off on REGIONAL DEVELOPMENTS – Findings of the World Travel Trends Report 2008

Asiatraveltips.com, 18 April 2008
 
Rising fuel costs and aviation taxes, fluctuating exchange rates, the continuing threat posed by terrorism in various parts of the world, and natural disasters: despite all these difficult background conditions there has still been substantial growth on the world travel market.
The World Travel Trends Report 2008, reveals that 2007 saw a […]

6 05, 2008

GREECE – Euro causing drop in UK tourists

By |May 6th, 2008|Europe, Markets|Comments Off on GREECE – Euro causing drop in UK tourists

eTN, Apr 15, 2008

Like other Mediterranean economies with major tourism, Greece was set to suffer from a “financial crisis in Europe” and the euro’s strength against the dollar, Spiliotopoulos told journalists.

Tourism is Greece’s most important industry after merchant shipping. A busy international sports timetable this year, with the Olympic Games in Beijing and […]