Covid-19

19 August 2020

Covid-19: Women-led countries
responded better to the pandemic

According to a study published by Elsevier’s SSRN, countries led by women perform better to Covid-19 than countries with male leaders. Since the start of the […]
18 August 2020

120 CEO’s sign letter to G7 calling for urgent international coordination

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and 120 of the world’s major travel & global business leaders have sent a letter calling on the Heads […]
18 August 2020

“Eat out to help out”: The UK
initiative to help restaurants

The UK government has launched the initiative “Eat out to help out” with the aim of protecting jobs in the hospitality sector and encouraging people to […]
17 August 2020

Russia to begin mass
vaccination in a month

On Sunday August 16th the director of the Gamaleya Microbiology and Epidemiology Center, Alexandr Ginzburg, said that Mass vaccination against coronavirus in Russia will begin in […]
13 August 2020

Sputnik V: Philippines’ President
will take the first shot

Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to get a shot of the new Russian vaccine as early as May 2021.  On Thursday, Harry Roque, President Rodrigo […]
13 August 2020

ETC calls for harmonised European approach to travel restrictions

The European Travel Commission (ETC) is calling on EU governments to better coordinate their COVID-19 recovery efforts by adopting a harmonised approach to lifting or reinstalling […]
13 August 2020

Covid-19: The effects
on sporting events

As coronavirus cases continue to spread across the globe, the majority of sporting events are being cancelled or postponed. The most significant one was the Tokyo […]
12 August 2020

Face mask now mandatory in
Brussels Capital Region

The number of confirmed Covid-19 infections in the Brussels-Capital Region has passed the threshold of 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, and the wearing of a face […]
11 August 2020

World’s first Covid-19 vaccine:
Putin’s daughter is vaccinated

“This morning, for the first time in the world, a vaccine against the new coronavirus has been registered,” Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, said during a televised […]
11 August 2020

Spanish tourism industry
devastated by Covid-19 crisis

In the first half of 2020, the Spanish tourism sector has recorded its worst semester ever, registering a decrease in visitors of 97%. More than 750,000 […]
10 August 2020

Brussels’ hotel sector struggling
due to the pandemic

The coronavirus crisis has severely damaged Brussels’ hotel sector, which is now suffering from a lack of tourists and visitors. At the moment, only half of […]
7 August 2020

Opening a company during Covid-19

Technically Boom Malta was launched in July 2019, but we did not kick off operations until November 2019 – so not *exactly* launching during Covid-19, but close enough. […]
6 August 2020

The anti-lockdown
movement in Germany

Protests against covid-19-related restrictions continue to gain popularity throughout Germany. On August 1, Berlin was flooded by thousands of people coming from all over Germany to […]
6 August 2020

Tourism destinations to focus on the needs of people with disabilities

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is calling on destinations to recognize the needs of travellers with disabilities or specific access requirements as they open up to […]
6 August 2020

Portugal launches Covid-19
travel insurance for tourists

Turismo de Portugal, Portugal’s national tourism authority, has launched an initiative to support tourism in the country: it is a specialized Covid-19 travel insurance scheme that […]
5 August 2020

More than two million travel & tourism jobs threatened in the UK

Nearly three million jobs in the UK look set to be lost due to the collapse of travel, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council […]
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