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26 August 2020

Rebuilding tourism in a safe, equitable and climate-friendly way

As part of the wider UN response to COVID-19, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres released today a thematic brief on the impact the pandemic has had […]
25 August 2020

Covid-19: weekly record increase in the Netherlands and reinfection in Belgium

In the last 24 hours, the Netherlands recorded 574 new coronavirus infections, marking the largest increase since 15 August. In the last 7 days, around 3,600 […]
25 August 2020

Covid-19 spike:
Spain imposes new restrictions

An increase in the number of Covid-19 contagion cases has led Spanish authorities to impose new restrictions in several regions. The restrictions were announced by Spanish […]
25 August 2020

AstraZeneca wants liability waiver
for its Covid-19 vaccine

AstraZeneca, one of the pharmaceutical companies developing a coronavirus vaccine has added “non-lialiblity” clause to the eventual release of its product: the company wishes not to […]
25 August 2020

US FDA authorizes use of blood
plasma to treat Covid-19

Last Sunday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided to authorize the use of blood plasma from patients who recovered from Covid-19 as a […]
25 August 2020

German scientists organize test concert to study virus transmission

Last Saturday, scientists from the German University of Halle organized a concert in Leipzig, Germany, to study the risk of virus transmission during large events. Around […]
24 August 2020

Learning to live with Covid-19

Covid-19 is, for now, the new normal. And we don’t know how long now is. In an age of rolling 24hr news, we are deluged with […]
24 August 2020

US unfreezes funds to help Venezuela’s opposition fight Covid-19

Washington has unfrozen millions of dollars of government funds to support Venezuela’s opposition in the fight against Covid-19. Last Thursday, the opposition declared that the US […]
24 August 2020

Austria imposes border controls
and triggers traffic chaos

Austria has tightened its border controls and travelers driving through the country found themselves stuck in a traffic for long periods of time. Some of them […]
23 August 2020

European Commission approves €290 million Belgian support to Brussels Airlines in the context of the Covid-19 outbreak

The European Commission has approved a €290 million Belgian aid measure to support SN Group, which is composed of SN Airholding and its sole subsidiary Brussels […]
21 August 2020

Global race to buy Covid-19 vaccine

Many nations have already agreed to buy millions of doses of Covid-19 vaccines even before they have proven to be successful. These countries, led by the […]
21 August 2020

WTTC launches COVID-19
Travel Demand Recovery Dashboard

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched a new data dashboard highlighting the recovery of travel demand across flights and hotels, as well as […]
21 August 2020

Cuba joins the race for
vaccine against Covid-19

Cuba has a lot of experience in vaccine research and is now working on one against the coronavirus, while Russia is planning to have its own […]
21 August 2020

Hospitality Challenge:
Are you a Future Tourism Leader?

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Sommet Education are calling on career climbers and switchers, entrepreneurs and innovators to put themselves forward for the joint “Hospitality […]
21 August 2020

Croatia, Ecuador and Ghana
receive ‘Safe Travels’ Stamp

Croatia, Ecuador and Ghana are the latest in a long line of major destinations to use the world’s first ever global safety and hygiene stamp, launched […]
21 August 2020

Covid-19: Portugal added to UK’s safe travel list as Croatia is removed

The UK has recently updated its safe travel list by adding Portugal and removing Croatia.  Tourists returning from Portugal will no longer need to quarantine, while […]
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