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21 September 2020

Short Term Holiday Rentals:
European cities seek EU cooperation

The cities alliance engaged in regulating Short Term Holiday Rentals (STHR), met on Thursday September 17th with the European Commission Executive Vice-President, Margrethe Vestager. The mayors […]
21 September 2020

Public Space: Rethinking life
in the city after Covid-19

According to the UN, 54% of the world’s population lives in cities, a proportion that is expected to increase to 68% by 2050. Urban centers are […]
21 September 2020

ETC joins unprecedented industry
appeal to European Commission to restore travel in EU

The European Travel Commission (ETC) together with over 20 travel and tourism bodies as well as unions across Europe united today in an unprecedented call for […]
21 September 2020

Norwegian committed to reduce
CO2 emissions by 45 percent

On September 17th, Norwegian Air Shuttle has launched a new environmental sustainability strategy beginning immediately. Some of its goals are to cut CO2 emissions by 45 […]
18 September 2020

Travel like George Mallory

In 1923, when George Mallory was asked by a New York Times reporter as to why he wanted to climb Mount Everest, he answered in three words “Because […]
17 September 2020

Brazil accelerates vaccination efforts

Due to the wide circulation of the virus in Brazil, four candidate vaccines are being tested on 22,000 volunteers, including the one from the British company […]
17 September 2020

Many businesses are collapsing:
The travel industry speaks

Clare Davis is an independent travel counsellor working under the Travel Counsellors banner, putting together bespoke travel packages for individual and business clients. We interviewed her […]
17 September 2020

ETC launches pan-European promotional campaign in China

The European Travel Commission (ETC) has launched a vast pan-European promotional campaign targeting Chinese Free Independent Travelers. The promotional campaign aims at enhancing awareness of extraordinary […]
17 September 2020

Eurostar and Thalys to merge in 2021

International high-speed railway services Thalys and Eurostar will merge in 2021, Thalys’s CEO Bertrand Gosselin told French newspaper La Tribune. The project has been called “Greenspeed”. […]
16 September 2020

International tourist numbers down
65% in first half of 2020

International tourist arrivals plunged 93% in June when compared to 2019, with the latest data from the World Tourism Organization showing the severe impact Covid-19 has […]
16 September 2020

Why has Covid-19 not hit Africa as
badly as other continents?

While Covid-19 contagion rates have reached alarming numbers in the US, India, Latin America, the case of Africa has puzzled scientists as the continent has, for […]
16 September 2020
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Coordinated plan to save Travel and Tourism could be available within four weeks

Following extensive discussions with a number of governments around the world and a letter signed by 120 CEOs to the Heads of State of the G7, […]
16 September 2020

Airlines for Europe issues an urgent call for an EU-wide common approach to travel restrictions

Airlines for Europe (A4E), Europe’s largest airline association, is urging EU leaders to adopt a common approach to travel restrictions. The goal would be to better […]
16 September 2020

Domestic Tourism to reboot
economic recovery worldwide

As restrictions on international travel remain uncertain, destinations around the world are focusing on growing domestic tourism, with many offering incentives to encourage people to explore […]
15 September 2020

Covid-19 Test Centre opens at Brussels Airport

As of the 14th of September, you can get tested on Covid-19 at our airport after your trip, when returning from a red zone. The internationally […]
15 September 2020

Greenpeace to fight €3.4 billion
state aid granted to KLM

Environmental NGO Greenpeace has threatened to take KLM to court over the €3.4 billion state aid to Dutch flag carrier. The NGO demands the Dutch government […]
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