Tourism

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?


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.


Free travel through Europe: the countries with the most young people competing for Interrail tickets 

Tuesday 15 January 2019 | Pia Seitler
Marcel Pauly
| Spiegel Online

An Interrail ticket makes it possible to cross the whole of Europe by train, visiting up to 30 countries and staying at each stop for as long as you like. This summer, around 14,500 young Europeans will have the opportunity to do just that – free of charge.


Cultural and creative cities (European Commission)

Sunday 10 December 2017 | OBC Transeuropa

The Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor presents a range of measures about the cultural life, openness and dynamism of 168 European cities


With Interrail the art of travel is slowly finding its place in Europe 

Tuesday 23 July 2019 | Jacopo Ottaviani
| Internazionale

It was 1972 when the first 87 thousand Interrail tickets were issued by rail companies in various European countries. Today, forty-seven years after its foundation, more than ten million people have chosen Interrail.


How much travel freedom do EU passports provide?  

Tuesday 30 July 2019 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

Henley & Partners’ Passport Index is one of the most widely used measures for evaluating the strength of a nation’s passport and – consequently – of citizens’ freedom of movement. Recent data highlights a fall for the UK after Brexit.


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.


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


Crisis in the tourist sector in Spain: the number of German visitors falls 

Monday 22 July 2019 | Marina Valero
Jesús Escudero
| El Confidencial

The number of package holidays in Spain are dropping at 4% a year, with double digit figures in the Balearic and Canary islands. Hoteliers are feeling the squeeze.


Airbnb, Europe’s number one host

Tuesday 18 December 2018 | Alternatives Economiques

Understanding how the online apartment sharing platform has become the number one short-term housing renter in Europe.