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23 October 2020

Social security: this rescue mechanism during and after Covid-19

Covid-19 is showing us among others how necessary a functioning and efficient general social security system is. When we compare the situation in the 27 EU […]
23 October 2020

Strengthening coastal tourism in Liberia

One of the main attractions of Liberia is its coastal tourism product. In recent years, several initiatives have been undertaken to develop and diversify Liberia’s tourism […]
23 October 2020

Council reviews list of third countries for which to lift restrictions

Following a review under the recommendation on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU, the Council has updated the list […]
23 October 2020

Global Tourism Crisis Committee meets to restart tourism and save millions of livelihoods

Consistent and harmonized travel protocols, enhanced safety measures and the protection of jobs and livelihoods are the main ingredients needed for the restart of tourism. The […]
23 October 2020
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How to rebuild trust in international travel?

Covid-19 infections reaching 42 million people worldwide and more than 1 million global deaths to date. This infection rate and death toll have impacted public healthcare […]
22 October 2020

How has the drop in tourism affected indigenous communities?

Before the spread of Covid-19, tourism provided a promising approach to sustainable development, a path for indigenous communities to alleviate poverty, increase access to healthcare and […]
22 October 2020

New restrictions in Spain, Czech Republic, and curfew in Italy

Faced with the resurgence of the virus and the exploding number of contagion cases in the Czech Republic, Spain and Germany, Europe seems to be closing […]
22 October 2020

Brussels’ Winter Wonders during a pandemic?

Despite the constant increase of Covid-19 infections in the region, the City of Brussels has not yet cancelled the famous Christmas Winter Wonders: an annual event […]
22 October 2020

WTTC reacts to implementation of testing on departure at airports across Europe

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) sees as encouraging sign the fact that airport testing on departure is beginning to be allowed. The WTTC has […]
21 October 2020

KLM reopens voluntary resignation scheme due to sustained low demand

On October 19th, KLM reopened a voluntary resignation scheme (Vrijwillige Vertrekregeling 2020) presented to specific divisions and departments in order to reduce involuntary dismissals. The aim […]
21 October 2020

Belgium to restrict Covid-19 testing to people with symptoms

Individuals with no Covid-19 symptoms will no longer be tested in Belgium. A quarantine period of ten days will instead be imposed to those individuals who […]
21 October 2020

Gothenburg: Europe’s most sustainable city

A country that consistently places in the world’s top 10 happiest citizens and which created allemansratten, the concept that it’s everyone’s right to roam free among […]
21 October 2020

Global Steering Committee created to
revive international travel

The World Travel & Tourism Council is to spearhead a major global drive to revive international travel with the public and private sector working together in […]
20 October 2020

UNWTO shares data and insights on how to guide Tourism Recovery

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will work alongside the Expedia Group to strengthen ties between the public and private sectors and drive tourism’s recovery from the […]
20 October 2020

Peru, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, among
many to get global safety stamp

Peru, Bahamas and Puerto Rico are the latest destinations to use the world’s first ever global safety and hygiene stamp, launched earlier this year by the […]
20 October 2020

Nature is not a place to visit, it is home!

“We are going for a hike to Mount Gennaro tomorrow”. Matteo shared his plan for the weekend of Sep 2012. Matteo and I drove out of […]
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