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European travel activity is set to build some momentum moving into the peak summer months due to the gradual easing of restrictions, the ramp-up in vaccinations, and the EU’s recent reopening to more third countries and fully vaccinated travellers from abroad.

The European Tourism Manifesto alliance, a group of more than 60 public and private travel and tourism organisations and the voice of the sector in Europe, strongly welcomes the European Commission’s proposal to introduce a common, interoperable and mutually-recognised Digital Green Certificate.

International tourist arrivals to the European Union (EU) increased four percent in 2016, reaching almost 500 million or 40 percent of the world’s total, as shown by preliminary results released in World Tourism Organization’s report European Union Short-Term Tourism Trends.