Wanderer’s Weekly Travel News (Week of February 15, 2021)



We’re sharing travel news and updates from across the globe every Wednesday
so that you can stay up to date with all things travel.
Scroll through to get overviews of the latest travel news, European travel updates, travel trends, COVID-19 updates, and more. 


European Travel 


“Braga, Portugal Tops European Best Destinations 2021”
– via Forbes
European Best Destinations, an independent tourism promotion organization, worked along with 300 tourism offices across Europe to ask over 600,000 travelers from 192 countries worldwide where they would want to travel to in Europe when it’s safe to: Braga, Portugal topped the list. 
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“EU to Lost Billions in 2021 If It Doesn’t Open Borders for Travellers from North America”

– via Schengen Visa Info
In a recent press release from the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) stated that North America is the most important market for European tourism and in 2020 they saw a decline of 90 to 95 percent of spending from North American travelers.
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Travel Trends

“There’s Pent-Up Demand for Travel, but COVID Has Altered Consumer Behavior”

– via Travel Pulse
The Travel Technology Association released their report, ‘‘Future Travel Enthusiasm in the Age of COVID-19’ about travel trends for 2021 and beyond. The report revealed that 82 percent of American families had already made travel plans for 2021. 

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“Most travelers expect to be able to travel within 6 months, poll shows
– via Kiwi.com
In a poll conducted on the 22nd and 23rd of January, Kiwi.com discovered that 68% of respondents anticipated being able to travel within the next six months. 
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“Why Vaccine Passports are ‘Inevitable,’ Explained by Tony Blair”

– via Forbes
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair discusses why he predicts vaccine passports will be compulsory when global travel restarts to allow countries to better defend against the virus. 
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