Europe guide – Nomas Solo http://nomassolo.com/ Sat, 22 Jan 2022 18:20:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://nomassolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-120x120.png Europe guide – Nomas Solo http://nomassolo.com/ 32 32 European travel rules: Covid entry requirements for UK visitors to European countries including Spain and Austria https://nomassolo.com/european-travel-rules-covid-entry-requirements-for-uk-visitors-to-european-countries-including-spain-and-austria/ Fri, 24 Dec 2021 14:20:01 +0000 https://nomassolo.com/european-travel-rules-covid-entry-requirements-for-uk-visitors-to-european-countries-including-spain-and-austria/ Three more countries have imposed tougher measures on UK travelers ahead of the busy Christmas and New Years season Here are the travel rules for UK travelers to some of the main European countries. (Credit: NationalWorld / Mark Hall) Travelers from the UK will face new restrictions across Europe as Omicron cases continue to rise […]]]>

Three more countries have imposed tougher measures on UK travelers ahead of the busy Christmas and New Years season

Here are the travel rules for UK travelers to some of the main European countries. (Credit: NationalWorld / Mark Hall)

Travelers from the UK will face new restrictions across Europe as Omicron cases continue to rise on the continent.

Austria, Spain and Sweden are the latest countries to all tighten entry requirements as the busy holiday season kicks off in Europe.

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But as people prepare to go on vacation or to see their families over Christmas and New Years, the ever-changing entry rules for each country can be difficult to follow.

Here’s a handy list of everything you need to know to enter some of Europe’s most popular destinations this holiday season.

Austria

Austria was one of the first European countries to re-impose Covid measures in November – even before Omicron was reported on the continent – with a lockdown currently in place for all citizens.

Authorities have also confirmed that the UK will be classified as a ‘viral variant region’ from December 25, with new restrictions being introduced for UK travelers on the same day.

  • a mandatory 10-day quarantine for all unboosted travelers from the UK – those boosted will not need to self-isolate subject to a negative PCR result
  • a requirement for all travelers, regardless of their vaccination status, to present a negative PCR result within the last 72 hours
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France

French authorities had previously confirmed that British travelers would be banned from entering the country except for essential reasons

If you are traveling for an essential reason, you must:

  • provide their contact details to the French authorities
  • complete an international travel form to prove the essential reason for the trip
  • sign a “sworn statement” to certify that you have not been in contact with a positive case or that you are suffering from symptoms

Travelers over 12 years old must present a negative PCR / antigen test taken within the last 24 hours to enter the country.

Those traveling from the UK must self-isolate for 48 hours after arrival, with a negative PCR or antigen test required to come out of self-isolation at the end of this period; you must self-isolate for 10 days if your test result is positive.

People traveling by Eurostar will be asked to take an additional Covid test upon arrival at Gare du Nord in Paris, and vaccination status will be checked at St Pancras station in London upon departure.

Germany

Germany has previously blocked travel from the UK unless the people traveling are German citizens or a UK national residing in the country. This continues throughout the winter period.

Those who can travel within the country must:

  • complete a digital registration form before departure, regardless of vaccination status
  • provide a negative PCR result taken up to 48 hours before departure if you are traveling by plane, ferry, bus or train. For those traveling alone (i.e. by car), the PCR should be done 48 hours before entry, not before departure.
  • quarantine for 14 days at home after arriving in Germany, regardless of PCR result or vaccination status

Spain

Vaccinated UK travelers will be able to enter Spain for tourism purposes during the winter period, but will face additional checks as the country tries to protect citizens from the Omicron strain.

Those who are still not vaccinated cannot enter Spain for sightseeing.

Anyone traveling must complete the online form Health check form. This can also be completed in paper format prior to boarding and a QR code confirming that it has been completed must be scanned upon arrival.

Those traveling from the UK for tourism should also:

  • show proof of fully immunized status, with the last vaccine given at least 14 days before arrival
  • be subjected to temperature checks, a visual health check or tests on arrival

The Spanish authorities can require visitors to take a PCR test at any time up to 48 hours after arrival.

Sweden

Sweden is another country that will introduce new restrictions for UK visitors.

  • all tourists, regardless of their vaccination status, must show proof of a negative PCR test result within 48 hours of arrival

For those traveling before December 28:

  • If you are fully vaccinated, you will not need to participate in a period of self-isolation if you received your second dose more than two weeks ago and the vaccine is approved by the European Medicines Agency.

It is recommended that all people arriving from the UK take a PCR before arrival.

Italy

Tourists who ski may have the best chance of hitting the slopes in Italy, with vaccinated British tourists being exempt from a quarantine period.

Fully vaccinated travelers from the UK do not need to self-isolate, but you should:

  • complete a passenger tracking form
  • show a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours or a negative antigen test taken 24 hours before arrival

The rules are stricter for unvaccinated travelers. Those who have not been vaccinated should:

  • complete a passenger tracking form
  • show proof of a negative PCR or antigen test performed at least 48 hours before arrival
  • inform the prevention service of the local Italian health authority of your entry into the country
  • travel to your final destination by private transport
  • self-isolate for five days and perform another PCR / antigen test at the end of this

Children under 18 do not need to be quarantined if traveling with a fully vaccinated parent and (for those over six) a negative test result is provided.

Children six and under do not need to take the test.

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Rick Steves talks to Tri-Cities WA about Europe travel https://nomassolo.com/rick-steves-talks-to-tri-cities-wa-about-europe-travel/ Wed, 22 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://nomassolo.com/rick-steves-talks-to-tri-cities-wa-about-europe-travel/ Rick Steves will speak at the Columbia Basin Badgers Club about travel to Europe after COVID-19. Courtesy of Ricksteves.com Kennewick, WA One of America’s leading travel experts will speak to an audience in Tri-City next month about how the COVID pandemic will change visiting Europe. The Columbia Basin Badger Club is hosting an online presentation […]]]>

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One of America’s leading travel experts will speak to an audience in Tri-City next month about how the COVID pandemic will change visiting Europe.

The Columbia Basin Badger Club is hosting an online presentation with travel guru Rick Steves at its noon meeting on Jan. 20.

It has a best-selling guidebook series, a popular public television show, a weekly public radio show, and a syndicated travel column. He started his business, Rick Steves’ Europe, in Edmonds, Washington in 1976.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in many ways, but not the least of all how it has impacted our ability to enjoy overseas travel,” said Columbia Basin Badger. Club.

“As conditions begin to return to normal, Steves says the future of travel – like many other things – will likely be different.”

An example is that old guides may be outdated because businesses have closed.

Register for the presentation on the club’s website, columbasinbadgers.com. The event is free for members and $5 for others.

This story was originally published December 22, 2021 5:00 a.m.

Cameron Probert covers breaking news and education for the Tri-City Herald, where he tries to answer readers’ questions about why police and firefighters are in your neighborhood. He studied communications at Washington State University.

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how the European Covid passport will fight the wave of viruses https://nomassolo.com/how-the-european-covid-passport-will-fight-the-wave-of-viruses/ Wed, 24 Nov 2021 12:43:07 +0000 https://nomassolo.com/how-the-european-covid-passport-will-fight-the-wave-of-viruses/ The wave of coronavirus sweeping through Europe has prompted the European Union to update its Covid passport system for travel within and outside the region. The bloc’s health commissioner, Stella Kyriakides, said new travel rules would be adopted this week, with the EU’s Covid-19 digital certificate being a “meeting point” for the coordination of the […]]]>

The wave of coronavirus sweeping through Europe has prompted the European Union to update its Covid passport system for travel within and outside the region.

The bloc’s health commissioner, Stella Kyriakides, said new travel rules would be adopted this week, with the EU’s Covid-19 digital certificate being a “meeting point” for the coordination of the movement of travelers to the inside Europe.

The heart of the modified system will see the focus on the Covid-19 status of travelers, rather than the country from which they have traveled.

This means that EU countries will adjust their quarantine policies to target those who do not have a valid Covid-19 digital certificate from the EU.

“We must avoid fragmentation,” she told the European Parliament, as she planned the measures.

Unvaccinated EU citizens can still travel

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, warned of a “pandemic of the unvaccinated”, but the EU is not committed to preventing its unvaccinated citizens from traveling. Instead, the test results will offer a second pillar for travelers.

EU officials have tried to declare that there will be no discrimination between the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. Instead, a valid negative test uploaded to the EU’s Covid-19 digital certificate will be sufficient to allow unrestricted travel.

The new Brussels rules take care of this and stipulate that the quarantine rules for essential workers will be tightened. Previously, essential workers were allowed to bypass the quarantine, but the bloc will seek to end those exemptions.

Elsewhere, the EU-wide consensus for a more liberal approach may still be at odds with some of its more prominent members, who prioritize rapid expansion of overall vaccination rates as opposed to the level of vaccination. infections.

Germany is grappling with a spike in infections after recently announcing that people in Belgium, Ireland, Greece and the Netherlands who are not vaccinated or cured of the virus will need to self-isolate at their home. arrival,

Contained Austria is imposing fines of up to 3,600 euros ($ 4,058) on those who refuse to be vaccinated against the coronavirus once mandatory vaccinations are launched next year. Leisure travel within the country is prohibited until December 13.

Ahead of the upcoming EU leaders’ summit on December 16-17, EU officials are looking into the issue of vaccine reluctance and how to tackle it. The bloc is hoping the hassle of regular testing to enable travel will prompt many currently unvaccinated citizens to get vaccinated.

Covid recalls weighed

Scientific evidence suggests that vaccines offer waning protection after six months. New updates to the EU Covid digital pass will take into account those who have received their reminders.

New EU travel rules are not binding

The committee’s proposals on non-essential travel are not binding on member states.

Currently, countries may require quarantine or testing if people come from an area with a high enough infection rate, and may impose more stringent restrictions on people traveling or arriving from areas coded “dark red” on the map. common in the EU.

The framework will set out recommendations for addressing travel from outside the EU. Rules for access to restaurants and public events are set by national governments.

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Russian tourists rush to Croatia to get vaccinated and enter the rest of the world https://nomassolo.com/russian-tourists-rush-to-croatia-to-get-vaccinated-and-enter-the-rest-of-the-world/ Thu, 18 Nov 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://nomassolo.com/russian-tourists-rush-to-croatia-to-get-vaccinated-and-enter-the-rest-of-the-world/ Pedestrians in Moscow in October as the Kremlin admitted its vaccination campaign was struggling as the … [+] the country has recorded deaths and cases. AFP via Getty Images In early 2021, when most people still did not have the opportunity to get vaccinated, there were numerous reports of vaccine tourism. Across the United States, […]]]>

In early 2021, when most people still did not have the opportunity to get vaccinated, there were numerous reports of vaccine tourism. Across the United States, people have made “trips” to states that offered to bite those who wanted the vaccine, even though they did not live in the state. People have been reported to travel to Florida from as far away as Brazil and Argentina for this exact reason. In February, a travel agent in Florida was arranging vaccination trips to Israel for $ 850, then charging $ 2,000 to rent a house for two months to wait for a second injection before returning home.

An exclusive ‘travel and lifestyle service’ in London called Knightsbridge Circle, advertised Covid-19 vaccine trips to the Emirates for people over 65. Cuba has implemented its own advertising campaign to attract vaccinated tourists, and Indian tour operators have arranged trips to London or New York for customers to get their Pfizer vaccines, then a quick tour of some sites before returning home. A little later, in April 2021, the Maldives archipelago launched a new vaccine tourism campaign, called “3V”, attracting tourists using the slogan “Visit, vaccinate, vacation”.

And now, in the last cycle, hundreds of Russians have traveled to Croatia to be vaccinated, with an EU-approved vaccine, so they can travel freely through Europe.

Croatia is offer free vaccines to everyone, even people from overseas, and so that’s where they’re headed. Once Russian visitors have an EU-approved vaccine, they receive an EU Covid digital certificate which allows Russians to visit other countries in Europe then other countries of the world.

The Russian government currently only offers the local Sputnik V vaccine and, by contrast, anyone vaccinated with the Sputnik V vaccine faces very severe travel restrictions and quarantine requirements across the EU.

The director of a vaccination center in Croatia, Dr Neda Ferencic Vrban, Recount France 24 that “from April to October 2021, 4,908 foreigners, mostly Russians, were vaccinated here. It was only during this month that we had around 1,000 Russians who received vaccines. “

Reuter’s vaccination tracker says just over 35% of Russia’s adult population has been fully vaccinated.


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November 12, 2021 // Franchising.com // MCLEAN, Virginia – As the easing of travel restrictions begins to free up pent-up demands for overseas travel, Hilton is well positioned to welcome business and leisure travelers to the the region with more than 480 hotels totaling 97,000 rooms in its European portfolio.

“Europe plays a key role in Hilton’s global growth due to the high volume of leisure and business travel in the region,” said Kevin Jacobs, chief financial officer and president of global development. “As the industry continues to recover, this has been a great time for owners and developers to invest in the future of the hospitality industry, especially as we are seeing a recovery in travel to European markets. . “

The Hilton Full Service Collection and Lifestyle brands have played a particularly important role in its growth across the region, particularly in Curio Collection by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton and Canopy by Hilton. Over the past three years, Hilton has nearly doubled its presence in these brand categories. With Tapestry Collection making its European debut earlier this year, the Hilton’s Collection and Lifestyle brands remain on track to open 15 new hotels in seven different European countries in 2021.

Through the pandemic, Hilton continued to strengthen its presence in key markets, including major international hubs such as London, Paris and Madrid. With a growing interest in conversion development opportunities.

Conversions represented approximately one-third of Hilton’s global openings in the quarter ended September 30, 2021; including 26% in Europe. Additionally, lifestyle brands such as Canopy by Hilton have responded to the new and evolving needs of guests when they return home.

Spain

Canopy by Hilton is a vibrant lifestyle brand, each hotel designed as a natural extension of its neighborhood, providing a place to relax and rejuvenate with guest-led service, comfortable spaces, an energizing atmosphere and choices. thoughtful premises. Canopy by Hilton Madrid Castellana recently opened in the heart of the Azca district of the Spanish capital, close to the Real Madrid Santiago Bernabeu stadium and Paseo de la Castellana. Following a complete renovation of the interior of the building, the hotel offers a setting to live and enjoy. Airy and open spaces greet visitors in the lobby, and locals and visitors alike can mingle at Planta Z, a spectacular terrace offering street food style dishes with live music.

Boasting a collection of quirky hotels with a unique style and personality, Tapestry Collection encourages guests to explore the area and immerse themselves in local cuisine, culture and art. Atocha Hotel Madrid, Tapestry Collection by Hilton opened in Spain this year as the first Tapestry Collection hotel in Europe. Named after atocha, a herb traditionally used to weave baskets in southern Spain, Atocha Hotel Madrid features nature-inspired décor and rooms with rattan furniture. Upon arrival, guests also receive a personalized, handmade esparto plant gift, bringing the Tapestry Collection experience to life.

Portugal

In addition to Hilton’s growing offering in Portugal, The Emerald House Lisbon, Curio Collection by Hilton is slated to open later this year, located near many of Lisbon’s historic sites, including the National Museum of Ancient Art. The hotel itself will host an array of historic works of art, symbolic of the Curio Collection, which will appeal to travelers seeking unique experiences with top quality amenities and accommodations. Showcasing the unique identity and history of each property, the Hilton’s Collection brands will continue to grow later this year with the opening of the Se Catedral Hotel Porto, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, its brand’s first to open in Portugal. Located in the heart of historic downtown Porto, the latest additions to Curio Collection and Tapestry Collection will join the Boeira Garden Hotel Porto Gaia, Curio Collection by Hilton, which opened nearby in 2019.

France

Hilton has rapidly grown across France, particularly in Paris, offering a truly local experience to City of Light customers. Notable openings in 2021 include Canopy by Hilton Paris Trocadero and Hotel Camille Paris Gare de Lyon, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, with Hotel Le Belgrand Paris Champs-Elysées, Tapestry Collection by Hilton scheduled to open later this year. These specialized hotels bring travelers closer to period architecture and Parisian elegance.

UK

With a diverse offering of hotels across brands, the latest developments in Hilton’s UK footprint include Canopy by Hilton London City, located in London’s vibrant East End and The Fellows House Cambridge , Curio Collection by Hilton, which encompasses Cambridge’s connection to the prestigious university. Additionally, The Samuel Ryder St. Albans, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, which will open in late 2021, will be the first Tapestry Collection hotel in the UK and next year, Lost Property, Curio Collection by Hilton is expected to open alongside St. St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.

Italy

Earlier this year, Hilton opened two new hotels on the picturesque Mediterranean island of Sardinia, including The Local Porto Rotondo, Curio Collection by Hilton and Baia di Chia Resort Sardinia, Curio Collection by Hilton, adding to Curio’s hotel portfolio Collection in major resort destinations. around the world. In 2022, the Cosmopolita Hotel Rome, Tapestry Collection by Hilton will be the brand’s first hotel in Italy when it opens early next year. It will occupy a century-old hotel in central Rome, with a rooftop terrace overlooking the historic city, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the historic architecture of Rome.

Greece

Known for the splendor of Europe’s oldest history and a premier destination for leisure travelers, Hilton has expanded its presence in Greece, particularly on the country’s iconic islands. Overlooking the Cretan Sea, the Royal Senses Resort & Spa Crete, Curio Collection by Hilton marked the first hotel opening in Greece for the brand earlier this year. And in spring 2022, the Sea Breeze Santorini Beach Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton will be the company’s first hotel on the island of Santorini and the second Curio Collection hotel in Greece. Inspired by the island’s natural beauty and distinctive white and blue architecture, the 37 rooms feature private pools or hot tubs and private terraces for the ultimate Mediterranean getaway.

Germany

Hilton’s German development will see seven hotels added to its portfolio by the end of the year, including the Wassterturm Hotel Cologne, Curio Collection by Hilton, occupying an iconic water tower. Cologne, the 2,000-year-old cultural center of West Germany famous for its twelve Romanesque churches, is set to host its first Curio Collection by Hilton later this year. The brick water tower with its breathtaking architecture will house 88 rooms on 11 floors, the top floor of the hotel is reserved for the BOTANIK Bar, a 360-degree experience inspired by botanical greenhouses.

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Hilton ready for travel revival in Europe with sustained growth in Europe and UK https://nomassolo.com/hilton-ready-for-travel-revival-in-europe-with-sustained-growth-in-europe-and-uk/ Fri, 12 Nov 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://nomassolo.com/hilton-ready-for-travel-revival-in-europe-with-sustained-growth-in-europe-and-uk/ MCLEAN, Virginia – As the easing of travel restrictions begins to free up pent-up demands for overseas travel, Hilton is well positioned to welcome business and leisure travelers to the region with more than 480 hotels totaling 97,000 rooms in its European portfolio. Driven by its industry-leading brands, Hilton continues to strengthen its presence in […]]]>

MCLEAN, Virginia – As the easing of travel restrictions begins to free up pent-up demands for overseas travel, Hilton is well positioned to welcome business and leisure travelers to the region with more than 480 hotels totaling 97,000 rooms in its European portfolio. Driven by its industry-leading brands, Hilton continues to strengthen its presence in this important market. With 217 properties and more than 35,000 rooms in development, Hilton is expected to increase its regional footprint by nearly 30% by the end of 2023.

“Europe plays a key role in Hilton’s global growth due to the high volume of leisure and business travel in the region,” said Kevin Jacobs, CFO and President, Global Development. “As the industry continues to recover, this has been a great time for owners and developers to invest in the future of the hospitality industry, especially as we are seeing a recovery in travel to European markets. . “

The industry-leading Hilton Full Service Collection and Lifestyle brands have played a particularly important role in its growth across the region, particularly in Curio Collection by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton and Canopy by Hilton. Over the past three years, Hilton has nearly doubled its presence in these brand categories. With Tapestry Collection having made its European debut Earlier this year, the Hilton’s Collection and Lifestyle brands remain on track to open 15 new hotels in seven different European countries in 2021 alone.

Through the pandemic, Hilton continued to strengthen its presence in key markets, including major international hubs such as London, Paris and Madrid. With increasing interest in conversion development opportunities, Hilton’s collectible brands continue to gain traction due to their strong value proposition, which allows quality independent hotels to retain their uniqueness while benefiting from the strong awareness of the Hilton brand, business drivers, distribution network and loyal customer base. .

Conversions represented approximately one-third of Hilton’s global openings in the quarter ended September 30, 2021; including 26% in Europe. Additionally, lifestyle brands such as Canopy by Hilton have responded to the new and evolving needs of guests when they return home. With Hilton’s expansion across Europe, the growth of the Collection and Lifestyle brands will provide new hotel options, particularly in the region’s leading leisure destinations.

Spain

Canopy by Hilton is a vibrant lifestyle brand, each hotel designed as a natural extension of its neighborhood, providing a place to relax and rejuvenate with guest-led service, comfortable spaces, an energizing atmosphere and choices. thoughtful premises. Canopy by Hilton Madrid Castellana recently opened in the heart of the Azca district of the Spanish capital, close to the Real Madrid Santiago Bernabeu stadium and Paseo de la Castellana. Following a complete renovation of the interior of the building, the hotel offers a setting to experience and enjoy. Airy and open spaces greet visitors in the lobby, and locals and visitors alike can mingle at Planta Z, a spectacular terrace offering street food style dishes with live music.

Boasting a collection of quirky hotels with a unique style and personality, Tapestry Collection encourages guests to explore the area and immerse themselves in local cuisine, culture and art. Atocha Hotel Madrid, Tapestry Collection by Hilton opened in Spain this year as the first Tapestry Collection hotel in Europe. Named for atocha, a grass traditionally used for weaving baskets in southern Spain, Atocha Hotel Madrid features nature-inspired décor and rooms with rattan furniture. Upon arrival, guests also receive a personalized, handmade esparto plant gift, bringing the Tapestry collection experience to life.

Portugal

In addition to Hilton’s growing offering in Portugal, The Emerald House Lisbon, Curio Collection by Hilton is slated to open later this year, located near many of Lisbon’s historic sites, including the National Museum of Ancient Art. The hotel itself will host an array of historic works of art, symbolic of the Curio Collection, which will appeal to travelers seeking unique experiences with top-notch amenities and accommodations. Showcasing each property’s unique identity and history, the Hilton’s Collection brands will expand further later this year with the opening of the Se Catedral Hotel Porto, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, its brand’s first to open in Portugal. Located in the heart of historic downtown Porto, the latest additions to Curio Collection and Tapestry Collection will join the Boeira Garden Hotel Porto Gaia, Curio Collection by Hilton, which opened nearby in 2019.

France

Hilton has grown rapidly through France, especially in Paris, offering an authentically local experience to guests of the City of Light. Notable openings in 2021 include Canopy by Hilton Paris Trocadero and Hotel Camille Paris Gare de Lyon, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, with Hotel Le Belgrand Paris Champs-Elysées, Tapestry Collection by Hilton scheduled to open later this year. These specialized hotels bring travelers closer to period architecture and Parisian elegance.

UK

With a diverse offering of hotels across brands, the most recent developments in Hilton’s UK footprint include Canopy by Hilton London City, located in London’s vibrant East End and The Fellows House Cambridge , Curio Collection by Hilton, which encompasses Cambridge’s connection to the prestigious university. Additionally, The Samuel Ryder St. Albans, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, which will open in late 2021, will be the first Tapestry Collection hotel in the UK and next year, Lost Property, Curio Collection by Hilton is expected to open alongside St. St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.

Italy

Earlier this year, Hilton opened two new hotels on the picturesque Mediterranean island of Sardinia, including The Local Porto Rotondo, Curio Collection by Hilton and Baia di Chia Resort Sardinia, Curio Collection by Hilton, adding to Curio’s hotel portfolio Collection in major resort destinations. around the world. In 2022, the Cosmopolita Hotel Rome, Tapestry Collection by Hilton will be the brand’s first hotel in Italy when it opens early next year. It will occupy a century-old hotel in central Rome, with a rooftop terrace overlooking the historic city, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the historic architecture of Rome.

Greece

Known for the splendor of Europe’s oldest history and a premier destination for leisure travelers, Hilton has expanded its presence in Greece, particularly on the country’s iconic islands. Overlooking the Cretan Sea, the Royal Senses Resort & Spa Crete, Curio Collection by Hilton marked the first hotel opening in Greece for the brand earlier this year. And in spring 2022, the Sea Breeze Santorini Beach Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton will be the company’s first hotel on the island of Santorini and the second Curio Collection hotel in Greece. Inspired by the island’s natural beauty and distinctive white and blue architecture, the 37 rooms feature private pools or hot tubs and private terraces for the ultimate Mediterranean getaway.

Germany

Hilton’s German development will see seven hotels added to its portfolio by the end of the year, including the Wassterturm Hotel Cologne, Curio Collection by Hilton, occupying an iconic water tower. Cologne, the 2,000-year-old cultural center of West Germany famous for its twelve Romanesque churches, is set to host its first Curio Collection by Hilton later this year. The brick water tower with its breathtaking architecture will house 88 rooms on 11 floors, the top floor of the hotel is reserved for the BOTANIK Bar, a 360-degree experience inspired by botanical greenhouses.

For more on Hilton development news and the expansion of the global portfolio of 18 market-leading brands, visit pressroom.hilton.com.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hotel company with a wallet from 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,700 properties and more than one million rooms, in 122 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its foundational vision of filling the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has hosted over 3 billion guests over its more than 100 year history, earned a place of chosen on the 2021 list of the world’s best workplaces and recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for five consecutive years. Hilton CleanStay was introduced, bringing a standard of cleanliness that defines the industry in hotels around the world. Through the award-winning Hilton Honors loyalty program, the nearly 123 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy. Hilton Honors app, customers can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a digital key and pay, all from their smartphone. Visit pressroom.hilton.com for more information and contact Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Youtube.



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Young Ghanaians in Europe travel a lot “at home”: why … https://nomassolo.com/young-ghanaians-in-europe-travel-a-lot-at-home-why/ Thu, 11 Nov 2021 19:11:08 +0000 https://nomassolo.com/young-ghanaians-in-europe-travel-a-lot-at-home-why/ This means that millions of young people across Europe have Connections to places other than the countries where they live. They keep in touch with their friends and family abroad through the Internet. They are fluent in the languages ​​of their country of origin and the country where they reside. And they get involved in […]]]>

This means that millions of young people across Europe have Connections to places other than the countries where they live. They keep in touch with their friends and family abroad through the Internet. They are fluent in the languages ​​of their country of origin and the country where they reside. And they get involved in the politics of the “home” country through diaspora organizations. In other words, young migrants live transnationally – their lives are a constellation of people, places and practices across the world.

People’s lives and identities are not necessarily tied to a single nation-state. Migrants can be both integrated and connected to their “home”.

Researchers have been studying the transnational life of migrants for decades. But one thing they overlooked is how physically mobile young migrants are.

Recent research shows that young migrants visit their countries of origin with surprising frequency. More than half young migrants from several European countries return home at least once a year.

Our research project takes a closer look at this mobility and how it affects the lives of young migrants. We focus on young people of Ghanaian origin in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Ghanaian. The project includes ethnographic case studies in the four countries and a large-scale survey of secondary school students in Europe.

Ethnography case study in Germany included 20 young men and women (aged 15 to 25) living in Hamburg. Some were born in Ghana, others in Germany, and all were mobile between the two countries. The small sample size allowed us to follow the lives of young people for over a year. In this way, we were able to explore in depth their mobility and its effects. This included accompanying them to Ghana to understand what is happening during their visits and why it matters.

Diversified mobility

Our research shows that youth movements – or what we call ‘mobility trajectories‘- are very diverse. While many young people stay in Ghana when their parents migrate, some migrate to Europe themselves. Others grow up in Europe with parents who have migrated. And many young people living in Europe frequently visit Ghana, regardless of their own migratory background.

For the young people in our case study from Germany, traveling to Ghana means different things.

What this means changes over time as young people move back and forth. It also changes depending on where they go, who they visit and what happens during their travels.

Akosua (19) was born and raised in Hamburg and has visited Ghana for five summers in a row. She found her time there boring because she didn’t have any local friends. But on a recent trip, Akosua attended makeup school in a busy city salon. There she befriended young local women. Together they learned new skills and compared life between Ghana and Germany. Through this experience Akosua got to know Ghana as an independent young woman. His trip opened up new perspectives on the opportunities Ghana could offer him in the future.

Travel to Ghana also helps young people reflect on their own development. Ella was born in Hamburg but grew up mainly in Ghana until she was 16. At 20, Ella returned to Ghana for the summer. Family and friends commented on how much she had changed since moving to Germany.

People said that I had grown up, that I was becoming more independent, more serious in life.

Ella’s trip was an important transition in her life: she realized that she was no longer a child, but a woman.

Mobility also allows young people to connect with their families and their heritage in ways they cannot do remotely. Esra (19) was born and raised in Hamburg and made her first trip to Ghana when she was 17. There she met relatives she had only seen in photos and visited her parents’ hometown. After her trip, Esra said to me: “Before, I was like, ‘Never mind, I know my mother is from Ghana’. But now I know where my mother was in Ghana, where my father was in Ghana. It’s more real than when you hear about it ”.

“Get to know Ghana in a different way”

The young people in our study had various travel experiences in Ghana – they went to rural and urban places, visited relatives and friends, felt out of place and at home. Some have visited Ghana every year, others every few years, while a handful have done so once or twice.

All of these trips have shaped young people’s relationships with Ghana. They changed the way young people saw the country and how often they wanted to go there. And they shaped the role young people envisioned playing in their lives.

Akosua wanted to return to Ghana to volunteer and “get to know Ghana in a different way”. Ella was aiming for an international career between Ghana and Europe. And Esra couldn’t wait to return to Ghana to spend more time with her family. They all imagined living transnational lives between two – if not several – countries.

Young migrants are not satisfied with maintaining transnational relations and activities at a distance. Their trips “home” help them to create and actualize their relationship with the countries of origin of their families. The people, places and events they encounter on their travels give them inspiration, connection and opportunity – and teach us something about what it means to be mobile global citizens. DM / ML

This story was first published in The conversation.

Laura J Ogden is a researcher in globalization, transnationalism and development at the University of Maastricht.


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The ultimate guide to your easy trip to Europe https://nomassolo.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-your-easy-trip-to-europe/ Thu, 28 Oct 2021 09:49:44 +0000 https://nomassolo.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-your-easy-trip-to-europe/ Europe is a great place for some people around the world. Prospective travelers spend hours browsing thoughtful images of the best travel manuals for Europe. One of Europe’s major assets is the immense cultural and linguistic diversity. Europe has something to contribute, just about every traveler in history. Seaside, culture, nightlife and nature, and with […]]]>

Europe is a great place for some people around the world. Prospective travelers spend hours browsing thoughtful images of the best travel manuals for Europe.

One of Europe’s major assets is the immense cultural and linguistic diversity. Europe has something to contribute, just about every traveler in history.

Seaside, culture, nightlife and nature, and with the cheapest places to visit, there are years of memories to be had in Europe for those who want them.

However, this change can introduce many problems – where would it be advisable to go, and how would it be a good idea to respond?

Most normal adults have two downtime per month each year. With limited time and cash, you might be wondering how much a trip to Europe costs. You have to make some decisions about where you will travel.

So you can choose where to go and what to see? Many explorers like to do a few exams to find out which objections work best for them.

The Internet is a tremendous asset for every traveler. This is the reason why many people consult the old reliable travel manual. Plus, you don’t need to worry about cell administration or WiFi to use them!

The key thing to remember is that movement manuals come in specific city stories or contain various issues – many famous travel guide organizations besides handing out a dedicated Europe manual.

These are amazing decisions to get a decent overview of the different nations of Europe that you might have the pleasure of visiting. How about studying probably Europe’s best-known travel manuals.

However, you can also think of alternatives to e-books if you have a gadget and like to travel with as little luggage as possible.

But it would be best if you consider purchasing unique travel guides for the place you finally decide to visit to extend your outing.

Here are some recommended books that cover the best travel books in Europe. These manuals are extraordinary gifts for the explorer who is planning a trip to Europe.

Lonely Planet Europe

Planet alone is the largest distributor in the world. Lonely Planet is a name commonly recognized and trusted by many experienced explorers and travelers.

Lonely Planet books are undoubtedly considered the best travel book for exploring Europe.

Distributors present Lonely Planet Europe as a must-have guide for mid-range explorers. The book incorporates in-depth, state-of-the-art ideas from their movement specialists, planning and scheduling help, neighborhood mysteries, tips and more.

However, his rating on amazon is almost 3.9 out of 5, and it comes in digital pdf form. The book had a total of 1,248 pages and was published in 2015.

The main countries that are covered in the book

Albania. Austria. Belarus. Belgium. Luxembourg. Bosnia. Herzegovina, Great Britain, Bulgaria, Croatia. Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany. Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia. Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia. Scandinavia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine.

Rick steves

Rick steves is deeply appreciated and loved by Americans in the field of European tourist circuits. It is near the Best of Europe guide.

He has over 50 handbooks on travel to Europe in his handbook series. As the title suggests, this manual is a “best of”, so seven nations are included.

Although a more natural range of countries are covered than the various books in this travel guide, they are more inside than outside. This guide also includes the two famous landmarks, as well as other interesting sites.

However, according to Amazon’s note, it is about 4.4 out of 5, but the book is not available digitally. It was 1104 pages long and was published in 2017.

The main countries that are covered in the book

England, France, Germany. Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland.

The essentials of Fodor

Fodor’s essential Europe was composed by the locals and is a collection of “must-haves” in 25 different European countries.

It includes trips, food suggestions, and a few agendas. It seems to give a clear overview of the places, so it would be best as a starting point to choose where to go early in the preparation phases of your trip. trip to europe.

However, the Amazon rating for this book is around 4.3 out of 5, and it also comes in digital and physical form. The book was published in 2017, and it consists of 1,024 pages in total.

The main countries covered by the book:

Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France. Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia. Lithuania, Netherlands. Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom.

Arthur frommer

Arthur frommer is an American travel author and the organizer of the Frommer Travel Series. Many of its guides are budget-oriented and crowd-oriented since the 1950s.

The Frommer case was offered to a few distributors on a long-term basis, but it recently bought back the privileges from the guides. Thus, he modified this manual in increments of different specialists.

This local guide tracks the pros and cons of going to each referenced country, showing the important attractions in each city.

However, this guide’s rating from Amazon is 4.1 out of 5, and it is also available in digital and physical formats.

This book was published in 2015 with a limited number of pages compared to the rest of the books, around 896 pages.

The main countries that are covered in the book

Austria, Belgium, Copenhagen, England, France, Germany. Italy, Netherlands, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.

Conclusion

Printed manuals and travel book guides can be considered very reliable. The question that arises here is why it is essential and easy to access for your travel trip?

They are made up of experienced travelers, evaluated and modified for accuracy and quality.

Most textbooks and travel guides these days have an accessible digital book adaptation, which is amazing when trying to limit the weight of your travel gear while packing your bags.

However, manual book guides are helpful. Also, luckily, we live in the internet age and can check the web and use travel apps.

We are one of those who dream and love to travel. Your travel dreams are yours, and there is no compelling reason to be embarrassed about needing to go to a “great tourist spot”.

Either way, these spots are regularly noteworthy for valid justification. These comprehensive European textbook book guides are amazing for an overview of what’s on offer.

However, you may want to consider using more detailed assets whenever you’ve decided where to go.

The best travel guide is the one that’s right for you and matches your style of organizing travel to Europe with your family or kids. Then, at that time, you’ll be ready and prepared to visit your travel planner and book your flights!


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The travel and tourism sector in Europe is lagging behind the global recovery. https://nomassolo.com/the-travel-and-tourism-sector-in-europe-is-lagging-behind-the-global-recovery/ Sun, 24 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://nomassolo.com/the-travel-and-tourism-sector-in-europe-is-lagging-behind-the-global-recovery/ The contribution of the European travel and tourism sector to GDP will increase by less than a quarter this year Employment in the sector remains stagnant in 2021, however, with the right measures, the number of people employed in the sector next year could exceed pre-pandemic levels With millions of additional European citizens fully vaccinated, […]]]>

The contribution of the European travel and tourism sector to GDP will increase by less than a quarter this year

Employment in the sector remains stagnant in 2021, however, with the right measures, the number of people employed in the sector next year could exceed pre-pandemic levels

With millions of additional European citizens fully vaccinated, international spending is expected to rebound by nearly 80 %% in 2022

The latest research from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) shows that the annual recovery of the European travel and tourism sector may only grow to 23.9% this year.

WTTC data indicates that this slow recovery is due to travel restrictions throughout the year, particularly in the first half of the year, which continued to hamper the industry’s recovery.

Before the pandemic, the contribution of the European travel and tourism sector to GDP was € 1.92 trillion (9.5% of the total economy).

However, according to research, and based on the current rate of recovery, the sector’s contribution to GDP could increase by less than a quarter (23.9%) in 2021, lagging behind the expected growth of the global sector by 30%. , 7%.

The data also shows that by 2022, the contribution of travel and tourism to the European economy could increase by 38% year-on-year, an increase of 439 billion euros.

Although far from pre-pandemic levels, sector growth has seen a slight increase due to the successful deployment of vaccination and intra-European mobility, supported by the EU’s COVID digital certificate, which has been launched in early July this year. But with borders closed internationally, Europe has struggled to recover.

The world tourism body says that while the increase in domestic travel has brought some relief, it is not enough to achieve the full recovery the region needs to save the European economy and millions of jobs.

The study goes on to show that while domestic spending is expected to increase by 30.2% year on year in 2021, international spending is expected to experience a smaller increase of just 19.3% this year, reaching € 242 billion, although below pre-pandemic levels. of 560 billion euros in 2019.

Next year, domestic spending is expected to increase by 27.7%. However, with relaxed restrictions in many European countries and with millions of additional European citizens fully vaccinated, international spending is expected to rebound 77.2% year over year.

In 2019, the European travel and tourism sector supported more than 38 million jobs. After suffering a loss of 3.6 million jobs last year when the pandemic almost brought international travel to a halt, job growth is expected to stagnate this year.

However, WTTC research reveals an expected 15.7% increase in jobs in 2022, increasing by 5.5 million jobs to pre-pandemic levels.

Julia Simpson, President and CEO of WTTC, said: “Our research shows that while the European travel and tourism industry is slowly starting to recover, there is still a long way to go.

“With the borders of many European countries now open to international travel for fully vaccinated travelers, the region’s economic recovery will be accelerated next year. It could restore millions of jobs and livelihoods that depend on a thriving travel and tourism sector.

“We need governments to replace the patchwork of restrictions with a set of harmonized travel rules.”

According to research conducted by Oxford Economics on behalf of the WTTC, the sector’s contribution to the region’s GDP and rising employment could be more positive this year and next, if five vital metrics are followed by governments around the world.

These measures include allowing fully vaccinated travelers to move freely, regardless of their origin or possible destination.

Second, the implementation of digital solutions that make it easy for all travelers to prove their COVID status (such as the EU’s digital COVID certificate), in turn speeding up the process at borders around the world.

Third, for safe international travel to fully resume, governments must recognize for all vaccines authorized by WHO and fourth, the continued support of the COVAX / UNICEF initiative to ensure equitable distribution of vaccines around the world.

Finally, the continued implementation of reinforced health and safety protocols, which will strengthen customer confidence.

If these five vital measures are followed before the end of 2021, research shows that the impact on the economy and employment in Europe could be significant.

The contribution of travel and tourism to GDP could increase by 28.8% (nearly 270 billion euros) by the end of this year, followed by an annual increase of 40.3% (over 480 billion euros). euros) in 2022.

International spending would also benefit from the government’s action, and would grow by 26.3% this year, and a significant increase of 81.8% in 2022.

The growth of the sector could also have a positive impact on employment, with a 4% increase in jobs in 2021. However, with the right measures to support travel and tourism, the number of people employed in the sector is growing. next year could exceed pre-pandemic levels. with an annual increase of 17.6%, reaching nearly 43 million jobs.

Earlier this week, the WTTC also partnered with a number of travel and tourism associations such as Airports Council International, the European Travel Commission and Cruise Lines International Association, calling on EU governments to remove all systems of “traffic lights” and to look to a traveler approach to risk, instead of risk based on entire countries.

Together, the WTTC and associations believe this approach would further accelerate the recovery of the travel and tourism industry.


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Ghana: Young Ghanaians in Europe travel a lot “at home” – Why their mobility is important https://nomassolo.com/ghana-young-ghanaians-in-europe-travel-a-lot-at-home-why-their-mobility-is-important/ Wed, 13 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://nomassolo.com/ghana-young-ghanaians-in-europe-travel-a-lot-at-home-why-their-mobility-is-important/ Young migrants make up more than 20% of the youth population across the European Union. In cities like Hamburg in Germany, half of children and young people under 18 have an immigrant background (50.4%), which means that they or their parents were born abroad. This means that millions of young people across Europe have connections […]]]>

Young migrants make up more than 20% of the youth population across the European Union. In cities like Hamburg in Germany, half of children and young people under 18 have an immigrant background (50.4%), which means that they or their parents were born abroad.

This means that millions of young people across Europe have connections to places other than the countries where they live. They keep in touch with their friends and family abroad through the Internet. They are fluent in the languages ​​of their country of origin and the country where they reside. And they get involved in the politics of the “home” country through diaspora organizations. In other words, young migrants live transnationally – their lives are a constellation of people, places and practices across the world.

People’s lives and identities are not necessarily tied to a single nation-state. Migrants can be both integrated and connected to their “home”.

Researchers have studied the transnational life of migrants for decades. But one thing they overlooked is how physically mobile young migrants are.

Recent research shows that young migrants visit their countries of origin with surprising frequency. More than half young migrants from several European countries return home at least once a year.

Our research project takes a closer look at this mobility and how it affects the lives of young migrants. We focus on young people of Ghanaian origin in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Ghanaian. The project includes ethnographic case studies in the four countries and a large-scale survey of secondary school students in Europe.

Ethnography case study in Germany included 20 young men and women (aged 15 to 25) living in Hamburg. Some were born in Ghana, others in Germany, and all were mobile between the two countries. The small sample size allowed us to follow the lives of young people for over a year. In this way, we were able to explore in depth their mobility and its effects. This included accompanying them to Ghana to understand what is happening during their visits and why it matters.

Diversified mobility

Our research shows that youth movements – or what we call ‘mobility trajectories‘- are very diverse. While many young people stay in Ghana when their parents migrate, some migrate to Europe themselves. Others grow up in Europe with parents who have migrated. And many young people living in Europe frequently visit Ghana, regardless of their own migratory background.

For the young people in our case study from Germany, traveling to Ghana means different things.

What this means changes over time as young people move back and forth. It also changes depending on where they go, who they visit and what happens during their travels.

Akosua (19) was born and raised in Hamburg and has visited Ghana for five summers in a row. She found her time there boring because she didn’t have any local friends. But on a recent trip, Akosua attended makeup school in a busy city salon. There she befriended young local women. Together they learned new skills and compared life between Ghana and Germany. Through this experience Akosua got to know Ghana as an independent young woman. His trip opened up new perspectives on the opportunities Ghana could offer him in the future.

Travel to Ghana also helps young people reflect on their own development. Ella was born in Hamburg but grew up mainly in Ghana until she was 16. At 20, Ella returned to Ghana for the summer. Family and friends commented on how much she had changed since moving to Germany.

People said that I had grown up, that I was becoming more independent, more serious in life.

Ella’s trip was an important transition in her life: she realized that she was no longer a child, but a woman.

Mobility also allows young people to connect with their families and their heritage in ways they cannot do remotely. Esra (19) was born and raised in Hamburg and made her first trip to Ghana at the age of 17. There she met relatives whom she had only seen in photos and visited her parents’ hometown. After her trip, Esra told me: “Before, I used to say to myself: ‘It doesn’t matter, I know my mother is from Ghana’. But now I know where my mother was in Ghana, where my father was in Ghana. It’s more real than when you hear it (about) “.

Getting to know Ghana in a different way ”

The young people in our study had various travel experiences in Ghana – they went to rural and urban places, visited relatives and friends, felt out of place and at home. Some have visited Ghana every year, others every few years, while a handful have done so once or twice.