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15 September 2020

WTTC reacts to UK’s decision to
impose quarantine measures to arrivals from Portugal and Hungary

The World Travel & Tourism Council has expressed its great disappointment after the UK government decided to update is quarantine list and take off Portugal and […]
15 September 2020

India: Why are Covid-19 cases rising?

On Friday, India registered a global record of 96,551 new cases. Last week, the country has added another 300,000 coronavirus infections to its caseload. This infection […]
14 September 2020

Covid-19 hits secluded Nicobar
and Andaman tribes

Isolated tribes such as the Andaman and Nicobar have almost no immunity to pathogens like SARS-CoV-2. Toward the end of August, eleven members of the Great […]
14 September 2020

53% of destinations are easing travel restrictions

A majority of destinations around the world (53%) have now started easing travel restrictions introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Though many remain cautious in […]
14 September 2020

How will the tourism sector confront climate change and the pandemic?

In the USA wildfires have been raging for nearly a month across Oregon, California and Washington State. Thirty-five have died, many more are missing, and tens […]
14 September 2020

Top 8 most powerful
passports in the world

Passport Index has revealed its ranking of passports for 2020. The ranking is based on the ease with which citizens can travel abroad and be allowed […]
14 September 2020

TAP Air Portugal announces new routes for the 2021 summer

For the summer of 2021, TAP Portugal aims to launch six new routes for the summer of 2021: Ibiza and Fuerteventura, in Spain; Oujda, in Morocco; […]
13 September 2020

Belgium still at risk
of coronavirus resurgence

According to Yves Coppieters, a Belgian epidemiologist, Belgian leaders should remain cautious as their country is still at risk of facing a flare-up of the new […]
12 September 2020

Portugal once again goes back on the quarantine list

In an open letter, Gloria Guevara, World Travel & Tourism Council President & CEO, shares the dismay and severe disappointment of thousands of British holidaymakers and […]
11 September 2020

COVID-19: EU Council approves €6.2 billion budget increase

Today, the Council agreed to add €6.2 billion to the EU 2020 budget to address the impact of the COVID-19-crisis and to fund inter alia the […]
11 September 2020

Accessible Adventure for all: Nepal’s best kept secret

“Who wouldn’t want to revisit Nepal?” Mirko Tomassoni wrote back in one of our conversations when I asked his travel preferences recently. Mirko is not an […]
10 September 2020

Eurowings introduces “temperature discount” on all Italy destinations

German vacation airline Eurowings has launched a campaigned called “temperature discount” where the discount is calculated based on the monthly average temperature of the destination. The […]
10 September 2020

Dominican Republic offers
travelers free Covid-19 insurance

Authorities in the Dominican Republic have decided to drop the previously mandatory Covid-19 testing for travelers and instead is offering free insurance. All this is part […]
10 September 2020

A corridor between London and New York could herald the return of international travel

The restoration of ‘air corridors’ between the world’s top financial centres are vital to reviving international business travel and help kick-start the global economic recovery, according […]
10 September 2020

AstraZeneca’s vaccine trials
halted over side effect

The late-stage of the coronavirus vaccine trials have been temporarily stopped by the developer AstraZeneca to assess the appearance of suspicions adverse effects that one trial […]
9 September 2020

Luís Araújo elected to lead ETC towards sustainable tourism recovery in Europe

President of Turismo de Portugal takes on the leadership role at a pivotal moment for the tourism sector in Europe The European Travel Commission (ETC), representing […]
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