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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

Dutch rail will reduce journey time on Amsterdam-Brussels line

Dutch state-owned railway company Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) wants to reduce the journey time travel on its Amsterdam-Brussels line, aiming to promote the train as a more […]
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 […]
1 September 2020

Free rail passes available
for Belgian residents

Starting from 31 August, Belgian residents can apply for a free rail pass using the website launched by Belgian railway company SNCB.  The free pass includes […]
31 August 2020

Taking Responsibility
for Tourism in Scotland

Creating meaningful connections between tourists and hosts is one of the characteristics of Responsible Tourism, tourism is a major part of the experience economy. Visit Scotland has had […]
31 August 2020

Kazakhstan and Portugal set to strengthen cooperation on tourism

The establishment of multifaceted bilateral cooperation in the sector of tourism was discussed on 28 August 2020 in Lisbon during a meeting between the Ambassador of […]
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 […]
28 August 2020

Brussels Airlines restricts
exemption from masks

Belgian company Brussels Airlines has recently adapted its general Conditions of Carriage. The airline has decided to restrict the exemption from the obligation to wear 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 […]
27 August 2020

UK to be labeled as ‘non-EU’
in EU tourism law

The Council of the European Union published a document on August 25th where it describes the revision to EU Regulation number 692/2011. This regulation concerns tourism […]
26 August 2020

Virgin Atlantic offers free Covid-19
insurance for all bookings

Virgin Atlantic has introduced a Covid-19 insurance coverage which applies automatically to all existing and new bookings, starting from 24 August 2020 until 31 March 2021. […]
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