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29 July 2020

Revamped insurance guidelines to help recovery of tourism sector

Insurance is a vital part of tourism. It provided peace of mind and risk mitigation to consumers, suppliers, and organisations across the travel and tourism sector. […]
28 July 2020

Ryanair reports worst quarter in 35-years history

Europe’s largest low-cost airline had the most difficult quarter in its 35-year history due to the Covid-19 crisis. Ryanair reported a loss of 185 million euros […]
28 July 2020

US$320 billion: Latest data of Covid-19 impact on tourism

The toll of Covid-19 on international tourism is becoming more and more clear. Data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) shows that, up to May, the […]
28 July 2020

Sobering Covid-19 campaign
shocks viewers in Spain

The Government of Canarias in Spain has launched a sobering campaign called, The Last Gift. The video shows a family who gathers to celebrate the birthday […]
28 July 2020

Curfew declared in Antwerp
as Belgium battles to
control Covid-19 spike

Contagion numbers in Belgium continue to rise. Over the last seven days (Jul 17-23), there’s been an average increase of 71 percent compared to the previous […]
28 July 2020

Mandatory Covid-19 tests might be in store for German holidaymakers

Top state health officials in Germany have warned that tourists returning to Germany from high-risk countries, could be carrying the virus. The officials were concerned about […]
28 July 2020

Will India achieve herd immunity?

An official serological study conducted in India revealed that nearly one-fifth of Delhi’s population might have been infected by Covid-19. Officials have seen this is as […]
27 July 2020

Emirates will cover medical expenses if passengers catch Covid-19

Emirates airline to offer its passengers free cover for COVID-19 medical expenses and quarantine costs, in a unique assurance when they fly to any destination, in […]
27 July 2020

New safety measures
for European flights

In the past few days, many European countries like Spain, France and Belgium have seen an increase in COVID-19 cases. All European countries are currently working […]
27 July 2020

Portugal to launch reusable mask capable of inactivating virus

Portugal has launched a reusable mask which is reported to neutralize or “inactivate” the virus. The news has been widely reported as a breakthrough in the […]
27 July 2020

New campaign to boost Portuguese resilience in Covid-19 times

On June 24th, 1128, at the Battle of São Mamede in Guimarães, Afonso Henriques founded Portugal. To celebrate this significant date, in a year in which […]
27 July 2020

Covid-19 continues to frustrate holidaymakers and hosts alike

The absence of leisure tourists during the pandemic has reminded residents of what it was like before the hoards arrived. As the numbers of tourists and […]
27 July 2020

European Commission’s new measures for cross-border travel

As part of the EU’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, EU member states have adopted a set of conclusions aimed at restoring passengers’ and workers’ confidence […]
26 July 2020

5 beautiful islands
ruined by bucket lists

The story of Diagoras the boxer moves me, makes me think of him running on the beaches of Rhodes, climbing up the hills to strengthen his […]
24 July 2020

US border pre-clearance facilities to open at Brussels Airport

On July 22nd, Belgian Vice-Premier Alexander De Croo announced that Brussels Airport has been effectively granted a license to host a US border pre-clearance station with […]
24 July 2020

Tourism Sector to Take Concrete Action on Plastic Pollution

A new set of Recommendations published on July 22nd outline how the global tourism sector can fight against plastic pollution while effectively facing the public health […]
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