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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 […]
9 October 2020

Brussels Bars Forced to Close Receive €2,000 From the City

The City of Brussels has announced that it will provide one-off aid, to the amount of €2,000, to bar and cafe operators who have been forced […]
9 October 2020

Trekking can change a life
and the lives of millions

“Chasing angels or fleeing demons, go to the mountains.” – Jeffrey Rasley. In 1998 John Wood was an upcoming executive at Microsoft. In the frantic pace of his corporate […]
9 October 2020

Travel & Tourism CEOs present
plan to save 100 million jobs

G20 Tourism Ministers hosted more than 45 CEOs and Members of WTTC, who presented their plan to save the embattled Travel & Tourism sector and 100m […]
9 October 2020

Agreement to Restore Confidence in International Aviation

Ahead of the G20 summit of the world’s largest economies, which includes a dedicated tourism segment, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has signed a Memorandum of […]
9 October 2020

‘Rediscover Jamaica’ Campaign Successfully Restarts Tourism

A country which, like many, has seen its tourism sector suffer the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jamaica seems to be making its first steps towards […]
8 October 2020

Promoting Sustainable Mobility: Why the Commission Sees 2021 to be the European Year of Rail

According to their proposal in March this year, the Commission sees 2021 as the European Year of Rail, an idea which supports the delivery of its […]
8 October 2020

Uganda Re-opens Borders and Welcomes Tourists Back to Nature

Following the countries re-opening of borders to tourists on 1st October, Uganda is welcoming back visitors to explore the natural beauty and incredible wildlife which makes […]
7 October 2020

Stricter measures imposed in
Brussels to stop spread of Covid-19

Under new proposals, all cafés in Brussels will have to close their doors from Thursday 8 October. It applies to cafes and the cafeterias of sports […]
7 October 2020

Covid-19: European Commission approves €19.3 million loan guarantee for TAROM

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a loan guarantee of around €19.3 million to compensate the Romanian state-owned airline TAROM for damaged […]
7 October 2020

Covid-19: Dutch hospitals have run out of leading treatment

Dutch hospitals have used up all their stock of Remdesivir, a US-made drug for treating severe Covid-19 patients and the first one to be approved by […]
7 October 2020

Indonesia Becomes First Signatory of Tourism Ethics Convention

Indonesia has become the first signatory of the Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics, the landmark instrument created to ensure global tourism is fair, inclusive, more transparent, […]
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