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European Travel Commission Reports Signs of Recovery
Although not as steep as in the past, recovery shown in the European Travel Commission's second quarterly report, European Tourism in 2010 - Trends & Prospects, includes aviation, lodging and expectations.
Factors include the Icelandic volcano ash cloud that affected six million European travelers in April and May and cost European airlines and destinations $1.7 billion. An increase in hotel occupancy rates in May can be attributed to a rise in domestic travel and demand from stranded passengers.
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