Tourism

Photo of the Copenhagen airport during the pandemic

EU air bridge: hundreds of dedicated flights brought European citizens back home 

Monday 01 June 2020 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

After the outbreak the coronavirus pandemic, the EU has funded the repatriation of tens of thousands of European citizens through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. Yet not all EU governments decided to take advantage of this form of support from Brussels. 


More and more school trips to the Balkans 

Tuesday 14 April 2020 | Marco Abram
| OBC Transeuropa

Are the histories of the former Yugoslavia and Albania finally entering Europe’s space of memory? A constantly increasing number of Italian school trips to the region gives us reason to hope so.


‘Flight shame’? Europeans have never flown as frequently 

Monday 10 February 2020 | Florence Schulz
| Euractiv

Many people claim they are flying less to protect the environment, but figures from 2018 say otherwise. The aviation industry is doing better than ever and its emissions have more than doubled since 1990. 


Europe is dangerously hooked on air travel 

Saturday 18 January 2020 | Antoine de Ravignan
| Alternatives Economiques

Europeans may see themselves as climate champions, but they just keep flying more and more. The number of passengers has risen by 20 per cent in the last 5 years, and carbon emissions have exploded. It is not just a matter of offsetting them – they must be cut. 


The Balkans as a tourism destination 

Monday 28 August 2017 | Lorenzo Ferrari
| OBC Transeuropa

The substantial and steady growth of the Balkans as a destination for vacations and travel is one of the most significant trends in European tourism


What happens to our holiday garbage?  

Wednesday 13 September 2017 | Marzia Bona
Lorenzo Ferrari
| OBC Transeuropa

In tourist areas across Europe, the waste generated by tourism is managed by recycling and disposal systems that are often inefficient, as data collected in various European countries reveals


Cross-border mobility (Global Mobilities Project)

Thursday 11 July 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

The Global Transnational Mobility Dataset traces more than 15 billion cross-border estimated trips. It is developed by the European Commission and the European University Institute and it comes in the form of an interactive map.


Where do Europeans travel?

Wednesday 17 July 2019 | Weronika Fabjańska
| BiQdata

More than three in five EU residents made tourism trips in 2017. How much have they spent? And where have they gone? A short animated video by BiQdata.


One in ten Europeans lives on tourism 

Tuesday 03 December 2019 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

Tourism is growing fast worldwide, and faster Europe. In 2018 the sector expanded by more than 6%, and now accounts for 10% of the EU's total GDP. People in the industry are working to make tourism smarter and to relieve well-known destinations where locals are fed up with visitors. We look at the last four years of tourism in numbers.


Should Europe ban large ships?

Tuesday 22 October 2019 | Antoine de Ravignan
| Alternatives Economiques

Cruise ships, tankers, and giant container ships run on heavy fuel oil. On a global scale, sea transport emits nearly a billion tonnes of CO2 each year: five times more than rail, four and a half times less than cars. How to achieve “zero carbon” in shipping by 2050?