Martin Banks

26 October 2020
airport

EU visa waiver program could be suspended for US nationals

Members of the European Parliament have called on the European Commission to take measures to ensure that citizens from four member states no longer face “discrimination” […]
7 October 2020

Stricter measures imposed in
Brussels to stop spread of Covid-19

Under new proposals, all cafés in Brussels will have to close their doors from Thursday 8 October. It applies to cafes and the cafeterias of sports […]
24 September 2020

“The crisis is an opportunity to foster a more resilient industry” says Emirates’ Jean-Pierre Martin

Jean-Pierre Martin, General manager Emirates Belgium and Luxembourg, communicated with the European press and stated that Emirates’ approach was based on a three-pronged plan of action. […]
24 August 2020

Cooperative in Belgian village
makes trail for Green Tourism

An innovative social cooperative is flying the flag for sustainability – from a tiny village in the Belgian Ardennes. Projet Now – New Walloon Opportunities – […]
27 July 2020

European Commission’s new measures for cross-border travel

As part of the EU’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, EU member states have adopted a set of conclusions aimed at restoring passengers’ and workers’ confidence […]
17 July 2020

2021 will be the European Year of Rail

Next year is set to be the European Year of Rail, which will feature a range of events and campaigns to attract more people and goods […]
8 July 2020

Health crisis continues to impact Europe’s aviation industry

With the pandemic still impacting badly on the aviation sector, a stark new warning has come that passenger numbers for Brussels airport will not return to […]
6 July 2020

Controversy arises after UK
announces “travel corridor” list

People arriving in England from dozens of nations will no longer need to quarantine from July 10th. The full list of countries which will be exempt […]
1 July 2020

Member states agree to lift travel restrictions for 14 countries

EU member states have given the green light to the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU. The Council of the […]
30 June 2020

Belarus Electric Buses Take Europe and India by Storm

In the European Union, with the Green Deal aiming to making the continent climate neutral by 2050 low-carbon technology in transport will be key to reducing […]
24 June 2020
train platform

New Rights of Redress
for EU Travellers

Some Member States had been blocking an agreement because they wanted to exclude air and train passenger rights from the scope of the law and wanted […]
24 June 2020
hotel

Hotels at fraction of occupancy despite general easing from lockdown

The hotel market in Belgium, as elsewhere, has taken a huge hit from the pandemic. The virus spread and lockdown measures have drastically reduced business and […]
23 June 2020
Ghent

Putting sustainable tourism at the centre of Ghent’s post-covid recovery

The Belgian city of Ghent has allocated more than €1.5m to boost its post-pandemic tourism, including more emphasis on sustainable tourism. In what it calls “a […]
22 June 2020
airport

S&D group in European Parliament calls for “Travel Guarantee Fund” to protect travelers

The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament have called for a “Travel Guarantee Fund” to help ensure travelers do not lose out during the health […]
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