Tourism

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?


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.