Travel rebound, Adidas support European stocks despite mixed data

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(Reuters) – European stocks rose on Wednesday, as a rebound in beaten-down travel stocks and gains for Adidas and other sports names took the edge off data that highlighted an uneven path for economic recovery in the euro zone.

FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, September 22, 2020. REUTERS/Staff

With COVID-19 cases rising again in Europe, countries including Britain reimposed restrictions to limit the spread of the virus, triggering the worst selloff in three months for the pan-European STOXX 600 .STOXX benchmark on Monday.

The index closed 0.6% higher, recovering for a second session from the losses, with London’s FTSE 100 .FTSE up 1.2%, Germany’s DAX .GDAXI gaining 0.4% and France’s CAC 40 .FCHI rising 0.6%.

IHS Markit’s survey released earlier showed euro zone business growth ground to a halt in September, as fresh curbs to quell a

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Three European Resorts Offering New Wellness, Family and Luxury Experiences, Safely

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Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay

When it’s safe to travel again, Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay, Marbella Club, and Hotel Excelsior Venice Lido Resort — will welcome guests back with a treasure trove of exciting, reimagined experiences and offerings, whilst always keeping in mind the safety and comfort of all guests. 

Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay — an imitable five-star Balearic hotspot on the shores of tucked away, Talamanca Bay — has launched their new “Penthouse Ambassadors” program, a luxe add-on to the currently offered, Live the Suite Life package. Here, the hotel enhances its top-line personalized and exclusive services — including breakfast in bed and one daily spa treatment — for guests in the Presidential, Royal, and Penthouse Suites. Minimizing interactions and ensuring a hassle-free stay, appointed ambassadors handle in-room requests, reservations for the hotel’s various facilities, currency exchanges, and trips to the pharmacy and grocery store. Due to their spaciousness, the

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Best European destinations for a family holiday > CEOWORLD magazine

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For many people around the globe, Europe stands as a sentimental favorite. From fine wines to colossal views, the gargantuan continent amasses culture diverse yet so engaging from the rest of the world. From French vines, Italian Gelato to a horde of other multi culinary experiences, this diverse yet epic continent has some of the best scintillating places with kaleidoscopic views, which will surely feed your travel-hungry soul.

  1. ViennaVienna, the capital of Austria has a string of impressive destinations inthe rich and cultural heart of the city. It is highly advisable to start off with a tour of the enchanting Schonbrunn Palace, Hofburg palace which are decked in luxury and history. The list of other interesting places is St Stephens Cathedral, Belvedere Museum, Rathaus, and Vienna State Operathat makeup as top picks for people who are a bit of a history buff. Also looped in are top spots like
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Best European Country Winners (2014)

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Portugal is less iconic than other well-known countries, but it offers a wealth of opportunities to travelers: charming villages, great food, fascinating regional music, cultural opportunities, a beautiful coastline and even world-class surfing. 

Italy and Austria landed solid in second and third, while a mere 47 votes separated 4th place finisher Germany from Spain in 6th place.  The (very large) United Kingdom, with no language barriers for Americans and a wealth of well-known landmarks, took 5th place.  

The biggest surprise?  Iceland, which trumped Greece, Norway, and several other more exotic countries, to land in the top 10.

The full list of winners in the ‘Best European Country’ contest category for 10Best Readers’ Choice is as follows:

  1. Portugal
  2. Italy
  3. Austria
  4. Germany
  5. United Kingdom
  6. Spain
  7. Ireland
  8. France
  9. Iceland
  10. Switzerland

Congratulations to all the winners.  Wondering where to take your next trip?  This

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South Africans are buying property in these top European destinations

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By Travel Reporter Time of article publishedAug 15, 2020

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Many South Africans are investing in property internationally, and it seems that Europe is their preferred choice.

According to migration experts Sable International, the hottest emerging destinations for South African investors at the moment, are Portugal, Malta and Montenegro.

Andrew Rissik, director at investment and migration firm, Sable International, said if people are unable to gain a second passport through the traditional routes like the descent from a citizen parent or marriage, citizenship-by-investment through property is an alternative.

“Most buyers are looking for a solid offshore property investment, that offers them either residency or citizenship and easy access to Europe. Some are moving their straight away, but others are looking for easier investment terms that only require them to visit the country for a couple of days a year,” he said.

Here are the

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European vacationers face threats of sudden and ever-changing COVID-19 travel rules – National

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At 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27, the U.K. government issued its latest changes to its COVID-19 travel corridors “safe list,” i.e. countries from which travellers do not need to self-isolate on arrival in England.

Cuba was added to the safe list, but the Czech Republic, Jamaica and Switzerland were taken off.

Confusingly, the other U.K. nations of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales decide their own lists, which are mostly, but not exactly, the same as England.

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The changes were set to come into effect on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 4 a.m., giving British residents in those three countries 35 hours to get home or face the prospect of self-isolating for 14 days.

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In recent weeks, two of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe — France and Spain — were also suddenly

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European Vacation Hot Spots Offer Luxury A Focused Opportunity To Engage Local Clientele

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Luxury brands can’t lean on tourism shopping to make their margins this summer. Due to the Coronavirus, travel bans have prevented high spending clients from the US, Russia and Brazil from entering the European Union. In contrast, critical clients from China and the Middle East are, by and large, staying away as cities like Paris, Rome and Barcelona find themselves devoid of foreign tourists. But locals still flocked to glamourous vacation ports such as Capri, St. Tropez, Ibiza and Porto Cervo on the Costa Smeralda in Sardinia. This summer, brands zeroed in on seasonal pop-ups and experiences hoping to court their local, but generally less profitable, European clients.

Dior has taken this foreign tourist pause to expand on their summer pop-up shop concepts in even more European vacation hubs. Places like Forte

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Latest travel rules for popular European holiday resorts, including new guidance for Greek Islands

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Regional travel corridors to low-risk areas are set to be introduced by the UK government following pressure from the aviation and travel industry.

Travel industry bosses have urged Mr Johnson to relax quarantine restrictions for destinations with a low Covid-19 infection rate in the coming days before the vital summer holiday season ends.

Currently, holidaymakers from many of Europe’s holiday hotspots have to go into quarantine for 14 days on their return to the UK.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said that, should infection rates differ from their mainland countries, islands can be added to or removed from the quarantine list.

However, the Spanish Balearic islands – including Majorca and Ibiza – and Canary islands, such as Tenerife and Lanzarote, are still covered by quarantine rules.

New restrictions were also announced for a selection of Greek Islands to bring England partly into line

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European tourism bodies plead for coordinated travel restrictions: Travel Weekly

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The European Tourism Manifesto alliance, a body representing 60 organizations, is calling on national governments to agree on harmonized travel restrictions.

Last week, the European Commission proposed a coordinated approach to travel restrictions in place because of Covid-19, to help the recovery of economies across Europe.

In a statement the alliance points to hotel occupancy rates of 26.5% in July while top destinations including France, Germany and the U.K. welcomed 40% of the volumes for intra-European travel compared to 2019.

The organization wants governments to approve a number of measures including:

  • Establish common criteria and thresholds around the risk of the virus including a consistent color-coding scheme.
  • Put in place common measures for departure to and return from risk areas.
  • Replace quarantine with testing and tracing.
  • Avoid blanket restrictions in favor of more targeted measures.
  • Ensure contact tracing apps in the EU can work with each other.

The alliance also

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Latest government travel advice for popular European holiday destinations including Spain, Portugal, France, Greece and Turkey

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Once again the rules and restrictions around travel in and out of the UK during the coronavirus pandemic have changed.

Westminster is set to introduce regional travel corridors to low-risk areas of tourist hotspots which would have otherwise had a blanket ban.

While the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises British nationals against all but essential international travel, there are is an exemption list.

As the 2020 summer holiday season draws to a close, some of the most popular holiday destinations remain off this ‘safe list’, while others are subject to measures on arrival.

We’ve taken a look at the current rules and restrictions in place at some of the most popular holiday destinations with British travellers. Each have their own regulations in place as each battles the global pandemic.

It’s a fast-moving situation, and advice is constantly changing.

But at the time of publishing, this is the latest

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