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    Talking Point

    The Crimea crisis in March coincided with a noticeable slowdown in tourism from Russia to Europe, research by the European Travel Commission (ETC) shows.

    At the start of the year, arrivals from Russia to Europe were expected to grow by around 10 per cent in 2014, but the forecast has now been dropped to just three per cent.

    But, what do those percentages mean in real terms? Prior to the crisis, Russia’s outbound travel market to Europe was expected to grow by more than four million visits between 2014 and 2016. Now the forecast is for only 2.5 million more trips.

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    30/10/2014 - 14:16

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    08/10/2014 - 14:38
    Madrid: European MROs told to be prepared

    MRO Network's Juliet Trew reports from MRO Europe in Madrid on the warning to maintenance providers to make sure they are prepared for risks posed by threats such as the ebola outbreak, as well as from the challenges within our sector.
    The Eurozone has had a pretty tough few years following the economic downturn with debt crises, austerity measures and geopolitical unrest, all of which has impacted the commercial aviation sector. But better times are around the corner according to industry experts presenting at the opening session of MRO Europe in Madrid yesterday (October 7).

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