Covid-19

8 September 2020

WTTC unveils Safe Travels protocols for Adventure Travel

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has unveiled the latest set of measures designed to rebuild global consumer confidence, reduce risk and encourage the return […]
7 September 2020

WTTC reacts to UK’s quarantine announcement about Greece and Portugal

The World Travel & Tourism Commission, WTTC, has expressed that it shares the bewilderment of British holidaymakers, as well as those working throughout the Travel & […]
7 September 2020

United States looks set to lose $155 billion from missing tourists

A devastating $155 billion looks set to be lost from the U.S. economy due to the collapse of international travel during 2020, according to latest research […]
7 September 2020

Demonstration against Covid-19 measures held in Brussels

After a first demonstration a few weeks ago, the movement “Viruswaanzin/Folievirus” demonstrated against the Covid-19 measures in Brussels on Sunday September 6th. “Demonstrations are limited to […]
4 September 2020

US ready for vaccine distribution
by November 1

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has told states to get ready to distribute a covid-19 vaccine by November 1, two days before […]
3 September 2020

Italy might lose more than €36 billion
from missing tourists

About €36.7 billion might be lost from the Italian economy due to the collapse of international travel during 2020, according to latest research conducted by the […]
3 September 2020

Venice Film Festival 2020:
a Covid-safe event

September 2 marked the beginning of the 77th edition of the Venice International Film Festival. But this year the festival has a very different feel as organizers […]
3 September 2020

US refuses to join COVAX alliance

US President Donald Trump declared that the United States will not join the COVAX alliance (the Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access Facility) led by the World Health […]
2 September 2020
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Covid-19 restart guide for the
Travel & Tourism sector

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) have published a set of recommendations for safely re-opening customer facing businesses […]
2 September 2020

Covid-19 and Transforming Tourism

This week the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, launched the Policy Brief “COVID-19 and Transforming Tourism”, which the United Nations World Tourism Organization assumed the lead […]
2 September 2020

Brit in paradise for 6 months:
Now he just wants to go home

Rob Small has had to stay on a small island in Samoa since February. Back then, the dream had become true: Beach, nature, no coronavirus. Except […]
31 August 2020

Germany looks set to lose €38 billion from missing tourists

According to latest research conducted by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), €38 billion looks set to be lost from the German economy due to […]
31 August 2020

France may lose €48 billion
from lack of tourists

According to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), €48 billion looks set to be lost from the French economy due to the collapse of international […]
31 August 2020

Wearing masks is not enough says the WHO

The technical lead of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) emergency program warns that masks alone are not enough to protect against the coronavirus, adding that people […]
31 August 2020

Tourism stakeholders receive
Brussels Health Safety Label

To enable the sector to resume its activities under the best possible conditions, at the beginning of July the Brussels-Capital Region and Visit Brussels launched a […]
27 August 2020

Covid-19: Belgium adds Paris
to the list of red zones

On Wednesday August 26th, Belgium’s foreign ministry banned travel to Paris due to the resurgence of coronavirus cases in the French capital. Belgians returning from Paris […]
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