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15 October 2020

UNWTO Delegation in Brussels for
talks with EU leaders

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has led a high-level delegation to Brussels for a series of meetings aimed at ensuring tourism remains at […]
15 October 2020

Palau strives to become world’s first ‘carbon neutral tourism destination’

In a recent project between the Palau Bureau of Tourism, Sustainable Travel International and Slow Food, Palau is strives to reduce the tourism sector’s carbon footprint […]
15 October 2020

Survey finds 70 percent of travellers plan to holiday in 2021

An overwhelming majority of US and Canadian travelers (99 percent) are eager to travel again, with 70 percent stating that they plan to take a holiday […]
14 October 2020

Netherlands enforces partial lockdown starting tonight

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has announced the Netherlands will go into a partial lockdown from 10:00 PM Wednesday (tonight) in order to combat the spread […]
14 October 2020

Mobile Covid-19 laboratory now
operational at Brussels Airport

The mobile laboratory at Brussels Airport is now open. With this lab, the samples taken in the Test Centre can be analysed immediately on site, and […]
14 October 2020

Non-EU citizens will have register to travel between EU countries

Starting at the end of 2022, non-EU citizens will have to register whenever they wish to travel between EU Member States. This applies to the citizens […]
13 October 2020
Brussels Airport

Brussels Airport accelerates
preparations for a Covid-19 vaccine

Brussels Airport is ready to receive and ship the first COVID-19 vaccines. A taskforce at Brucargo, the cargo division of the airport, is working full force […]
13 October 2020

French PM does not rule out return of localized confinements

In an attempt to stem a second wave of Covid-19 contagion cases, French Prime Minister Jean Castex did not rule out, on October 12, the possibility […]
13 October 2020

Can testing get us back flying?

There has been a marked unwillingness to get on to planes and jet off to holiday. In the US, more than half of those who flew […]
13 October 2020

“Help will be of no use in six months’ time because the businesses will be bankrupt by then” — EESC’s Rapporteur Panagiotis Gkofas

It is mid October and the Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the economic, social, and health spheres of our lives. It has brought the […]
13 October 2020

British Airways CEO Alex Cruz resigns amid air travel’s worst crisis

Anglo-Spanish multinational airline holding company International Airlines Group (IAG) announced on October 12th the resignation of British Airways CEO Alex Cruz. After a transition period, Cruz […]
12 October 2020

G20 Tourism Leaders Commit to Sustainable Recovery

Tourism Ministers of the G20 nations have committed to stepping up their efforts to place sustainability and inclusion at the heart of tourism recovery and future […]
12 October 2020

UK: Covid-19 vaccine could be rolled out by NHS from next month

The NHS is getting ready to roll out a Covid-19 vaccine starting from next month, with five mass vaccination centers ready before Christmas. These centers will […]
12 October 2020

CommonPass: the Screening Tool Which Aims to Restart Travel

CommonPass is a digital health screening tool which is hoped to become the testing standard that will kickstart travel. Trials started last week and if successful, […]
12 October 2020

165km ‘National Famine Way’ opened to tourists in Ireland

September saw the launch of the new National Famine Way, a route which follows the footsteps of 1,490 emigrants who walked from Strokestown, Co Roscommon, to […]
12 October 2020

Airbnb Increases Efforts to Stop Parties and Large Gatherings for Halloween

Halloween weekend, and the celebrations that usually come with it, is fast approaching. Airbnb explains how, with the current pandemic in mind, it has increased its […]
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