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Euro or not, Greece is best-ever value, claims UK tour operator

Greece Economy Euro or not, Greece is best-ever value, claims UK tour operator

eTN Staff Writer

A UK-based independent tour operator to Cyprus, Greece and Turkey, Olympic Holidays, has claimed that June packages to Greece offer "the best value ever, and reassures travelers that, even if ...

Italy and Tunisia closer than ever

Greater integration among Euro-Mediterranean nations Italy and Tunisia closer than ever

Mario Masciullo, eTN Italy

ITALY (eTN) - The countries of Italy and Tunisia will sign an agreement for cultural tourism.

With dollar up against euro, Americans flocking to European cruises

Cruise Trends With dollar up against euro, Americans flocking to European cruises

PLYMOUTH, Minn. - Specific cruising trends based on data from an annual Travel Trends Survey has been unveiled today.

Robust growth in European and international travel

Despite economic turbulence, European tourism numbers are up Robust growth in European and international travel

BERLIN, Germany – Good news for European tourism: despite continuing economic turbulence, European tourism industry figures are up.

Sarkozy: Letting Greece into Eurozone was a mistake

French President: Greece came into Euro with false numbers Sarkozy: Letting Greece into Eurozone was a mistake

NEW YORK - At long last, European leaders took a significant step forward on the long road toward resolving the eurozone's debt crisis.

Poland on its way to Greece

Polish Conundrum Poland on its way to Greece

Jaroslaw Suplacz, changevalue.com

A stimulated GDP

How the ongoing economic crises may impact international tourism

Debt Crises How the ongoing economic crises may impact international tourism

Dr. Peter Tarlow

Despite the fact that the media have declared that the potential "default" crisis has been solved, tourism professionals would do well to pay careful attention and to analyze the numbers not by ...

Europe at the crossroads

Eurozone Dillemma Europe at the crossroads

David John Williams

The inauguration of the European currency union over a decade ago was preceded by a long discussion of the need for fiscal probity and economic convergence within the Eurozone.

Switzerland is suffering from euro crisis

Tourism Facing Empty Hotel Beds Switzerland is suffering from euro crisis

Elisabeth Lang, eTN

(eTN) - Due to the high Swiss franc, tourists are staying away from the Swiss Alps this summer and the entire Swiss tourism industry is facing a novum.

Greece has a silver lining - it is called tourism

Greece Economic Collapse Greece has a silver lining - it is called tourism

Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

Greece’s ongoing multi-level clashes over its economic woes have caught the world’s attention anew.

With euro at four-year low, Russian tourists looking to the skies

Sliding Euro a mixed blessing for Russians With euro at four-year low, Russian tourists looking to the skies

Anna Sulimina

The Euro fell to a four-year low against the dollar last week and with a summer in the doldrums looking increasingly likely, Russia’s tourists are looking to the skies while exporters are stuck ...

France receives 6%  fewer tourists in 2009

French Arrivals Decline In 2009 France receives 6% fewer tourists in 2009

Helene Fouquet

France, the world’s most visited country, received 6 percent fewer tourists in 2009 because of the economic crisis and unfavorable currency rates.

Will Euro stand or fall? All eyes on Spain

Euro's Last Stand - Spain Will Euro stand or fall? All eyes on Spain

Stephen Fidler

Greece set off the crisis rattling the euro zone. Spain could determine whether the 16-nation currency stands or falls.

Strong euro boosts Belfast tourism

Northern Ireland Strong euro boosts Belfast tourism

Belfast’s rich and often troubled history, its maritime tradition and its intriguing Victorian architecture may prove to be a pulling point for many visitors.

Taiwan Tourism Bureau to introduce the “One-Dollar/Euro Super-Value Taiwan Stopover” travel incentive

Taiwan Taiwan Tourism Bureau to introduce the “One-Dollar/Euro Super-Value Taiwan Stopover” travel incentive

TAIPEI, Taiwan - To attract American and European travelers to Taiwan in the face of the current worldwide economic slump, the Tourism Bureau, in cooperation with China Airlines and EVA Airways, ...

Hairdressing 'tourists' go North for a bargain

Northern Ireland Hairdressing 'tourists' go North for a bargain

buzzle.com

Donegal businesswoman Joanne Rodden drove for three hours on Friday morning through the dark, ice and snow just to get a haircut.

Britain braced for French tourist invasion

UK Britain braced for French tourist invasion

timesonline.co.uk

The number of French tourists visiting the UK looks set to almost double this year because of favourable exchange rates.

Euro adoption in Slovakia attracting German tourists

Slovakia Euro adoption in Slovakia attracting German tourists

Bratislava - Slovakia's entry to the Eurozone increased its attractiveness for Germans, the Slovak Tourism Agency (SACR) has said after the International Tourism Fair CTM in Stuttgart that took ...

UK Village offers special euro rate to attract tourists

One Euro Buys One Pound In Dunster UK Village offers special euro rate to attract tourists

belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Historic UK village is offering a one-for-one exchange rate between the Euro and the pound in a bid to attract tourists.

Pound's flirtation with euro parity hits tourists

UK Pound's flirtation with euro parity hits tourists

AP

LONDON — British tourists going to continental Europe to celebrate the New Year were getting fewer euros for their pounds on Tuesday than at any time since the common European currency's 1999 ...

Italians love Slovenia

Slovenia Italians love Slovenia

Nelson Alcantara

Italian travelers are number one on the list as Slovenia’s top foreign visitors for May, new figures released by the Slovenian Tourist Board (STB) have revealed.

As the euro reaches record highs against the dollar, American tourists travelling in Europe are protesting

Less Bang For A Buck As the euro reaches record highs against the dollar, American tourists travelling in Europe are protesting

As the exchange rate worsens, they're finding they're getting much less bang for their buck. In Spain, tourism associations expect visitor numbers to drop over the next few months as a result. "I ...

Euro causing drop in UK tourists to Greece

Dollar? What Dollar? It's Euro Against Pound In Europe Euro causing drop in UK tourists to Greece

Greece expects a big drop in the number of tourists this year from Britain, its most frequent visitors, because of the strong euro, Tourist Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos warned Tuesday.

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Greek tourism faces tough '08 on strong Euro, slow growth

SETE Greek tourism faces tough '08 on strong Euro, slow growth

ATHENS - Greece's tourism industry faces a tough 2008 as the strong euro and a slowdown in the global economy threatens to curtail the number of tourist arrivals this year, the head of an industry ...

Malta committed to making tourism top in agenda

Malta Malta committed to making tourism top in agenda

Julian Christopher Zarb

VALETTA, Malta (eTN) - After being confirmed as the island’s prime minister for another five years, Dr. Lawrence Gonzi has announced that the new cabinet of ministers will include a ...

Malta on the threshold of euro zone

Euro zone Malta on the threshold of euro zone

Julian Christopher Zarb

VALETTA, Malta (eTN) - Three years after joining the European Union, Malta and Gozo are poised to enter another interesting epoch in the island’s history, as from January 1, 2008, the smallest ...

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