Covid-19

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 […]
7 October 2020

Covid-19: Dutch hospitals have run out of leading treatment

Dutch hospitals have used up all their stock of Remdesivir, a US-made drug for treating severe Covid-19 patients and the first one to be approved by […]
7 October 2020

WHO: 10% of global population may have had Covid-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that approximately 10% of the total world’s population may have already been infected with covid-19. The estimate from the WHO […]
7 October 2020

Canary Island Hotel Welcomes New Type of Guests

1. From hotel to refuge centre With hotels closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Government in the Canary Islands is using them as accommodation for […]
6 October 2020

New Covid-19 restrictions in Paris will be adjusted every fortnight

The government intends to adjust the restrictions, which have taken effect on Tuesday, October 6, based on updated health data. Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, announced […]
6 October 2020

Council continues to delay implementation of coordinated travel restrictions within EU

More than a month has passed since the European Commission’s presented its proposal for EU-wide coordination of travel restrictions. However, this proposal has still not been […]
5 October 2020

Tourism and Travel: The time for an EU direct budget line is now

The Tourism and Travel sector – strategic for the European economy – is responsible for 9.5% of GDP and 11.2% – 22.6 million people – of […]
5 October 2020

Iran’s Covid-19 strategy divides health experts

According to public health experts, Iran must prepare for a drastic increase of Covid-19 infections and related deaths in the coming months.  Last week, Deputy Health […]
5 October 2020

UNWTO to Harness the Power of AI to Link Tourism Workers with Jobs

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is to work with California-based Eightfold.ai to help connect tourism jobseekers with employers and so drive the global recovery of the […]
2 October 2020

Release of guidelines for a safe return to work

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), signed a memorandum of collaboration today, to help ensure the […]
1 October 2020

Germany’s CureVac launches
second stage of vaccine trial

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to progress, particularly in Europe, where the virus is still circulating at a high rate. The pandemic has caused at least 1,005,981 […]
1 October 2020

Public space in Covid-19 times at the heart of European Week of Regions and Cities

The International Urban Cooperation Programme (IUC), funded by the European Union, will be present at the European Week of Regions and Cities (12-15 October) to be […]
1 October 2020

WTTC reacts to crucial EU
Tourism Ministers Meeting

The World Travel & Tourism Council, WTTC, has welcomed the outcome of the latest meeting of EU Tourism Ministers as they seek to find ways to […]
30 September 2020

Wallonia to offer thousands of
€80 tourism vouchers

In order to help the tourist sector, which has been affected by the coronavirus crisis, authorities in Wallonia have set aside 5 million euros to offer […]
29 September 2020

New campaign:
Travel the world, make a difference

A major social media campaign has been launched to raise awareness of the wide-ranging social benefits of travel by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). […]
28 September 2020

Dogs set to work: Helsinki airport to use Covid-19 detection dogs

A state-funded scheme using sniffer dogs to detect the Covid-19 virus on travellers is being piloted by Helsinki airport. Finnish researchers hope that the scheme will […]
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