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11 August 2020

Traffic data: Disastrous Covid-19 impact on airport industry

ACI EUROPE, the European airport trade body, has released its air traffic report for June and an interim update for July. According to the report, passenger […]
11 August 2020

Qatar Airways’mobile
app gets new features

Qatar Airways’ mobile application allows passengers to easily plan their journey, helping to minimize physical contact and human interactions.  By downloading the app, all members of […]
11 August 2020

Spanish tourism industry
devastated by Covid-19 crisis

In the first half of 2020, the Spanish tourism sector has recorded its worst semester ever, registering a decrease in visitors of 97%. More than 750,000 […]
10 August 2020

Brussels’ hotel sector struggling
due to the pandemic

The coronavirus crisis has severely damaged Brussels’ hotel sector, which is now suffering from a lack of tourists and visitors. At the moment, only half of […]
10 August 2020

Tourist destinations
are having a holiday

At the heart of Responsible Tourism is the assertion that Responsible Tourism is first and foremost about making better places for people to live in. The […]
10 August 2020

Brussels Airport registers a decrease of 80.8% of passengers

Since the reintroduction of non-essential flights on 15 June, the number of passengers at Brussels Airport has increased, but it still remains 80% below July 2019.  […]
7 August 2020

Brussels Airlines reports a loss of €182 million due to Covid-19

In the first half of 2020, Brussels Airlines incurred a loss of €182 million as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on the […]
7 August 2020

Touchless tech to restore
confidence in flying

Airports and airlines are working hard to restore confidence in flying. Every week an airline announces its new policies on safety and hygiene measures to instill […]
7 August 2020

Opening a company during Covid-19

Technically Boom Malta was launched in July 2019, but we did not kick off operations until November 2019 – so not *exactly* launching during Covid-19, but close enough. […]
6 August 2020

The anti-lockdown
movement in Germany

Protests against covid-19-related restrictions continue to gain popularity throughout Germany. On August 1, Berlin was flooded by thousands of people coming from all over Germany to […]
6 August 2020

Tourism destinations to focus on the needs of people with disabilities

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is calling on destinations to recognize the needs of travellers with disabilities or specific access requirements as they open up to […]
6 August 2020

Portugal launches Covid-19
travel insurance for tourists

Turismo de Portugal, Portugal’s national tourism authority, has launched an initiative to support tourism in the country: it is a specialized Covid-19 travel insurance scheme that […]
5 August 2020

More than two million travel & tourism jobs threatened in the UK

Nearly three million jobs in the UK look set to be lost due to the collapse of travel, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council […]
5 August 2020

Digital Nomads: Good news for
struggling tourist destinations

1. Digital nomads during the Covid-19 era The Covid-19 pandemic is accelerating the trend of digital nomads; this might be a boon for struggling tourist destinations […]
5 August 2020

Dubai Airport is dispatching Covid-19 sniffing dogs to check passengers

Dubai Airport is the first airport to make use of Covid-19 sniffing dogs to check arriving passengers. Before entering the United Arab Emirates (UAE), all passengers […]
4 August 2020

Covid-19 resurgence:
Tokyo reports 309 new cases

Covid-19 cases keep rising in the Japanese capital. Last Tuesday, the Tokyo metropolitan government reported 309 new cases and announced that the national tally exceeded again […]
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