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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.

Less than three months after the publication of the Commission’s proposal, the European Parliament’s LIBE committee and the Council have approved the Regulation on ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’.

10 European cities have been shortlisted for the 2020 European Capital of Smart Tourism competition which include, (presented in alphabetical order): Bratislava (Slovakia), Breda (The Netherlands), Bremerhaven (Germany), Gothenburg (Sweden), Karlsruhe (Germany), Ljubljana (Slovenia), Málaga (Spain), Nice (France), Ravenna (Italy) and Torino (Italy).

Following a five percent increase in international tourist visits in 2015, figures across Europe continue to grow from strength to strength. Based on data released by the European Travel Commission (ETC),