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2 October 2020

Release of guidelines for a safe return to work

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), signed a memorandum of collaboration today, to help ensure the […]
2 October 2020

EU approves €2.2 million state aid
to support Flemish airports

The European Commission has approved €2.2 million sated aid to support the operators of Flemish airports (Kortrijk airport, Antwerp airport and Ostend-Bruges airport). The measures in […]
1 October 2020

Germany’s CureVac launches
second stage of vaccine trial

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to progress, particularly in Europe, where the virus is still circulating at a high rate. The pandemic has caused at least 1,005,981 […]
1 October 2020

Public space in Covid-19 times at the heart of European Week of Regions and Cities

The International Urban Cooperation Programme (IUC), funded by the European Union, will be present at the European Week of Regions and Cities (12-15 October) to be […]
1 October 2020

WTTC reacts to crucial EU
Tourism Ministers Meeting

The World Travel & Tourism Council, WTTC, has welcomed the outcome of the latest meeting of EU Tourism Ministers as they seek to find ways to […]
30 September 2020

Wallonia to offer thousands of
€80 tourism vouchers

In order to help the tourist sector, which has been affected by the coronavirus crisis, authorities in Wallonia have set aside 5 million euros to offer […]
29 September 2020

Belgium signs customs pre-clearance
agreement with the US

Passengers departing from Brussels Airport to the US will be able to clear US customs before boarding, a procedure that could each passenger precious time upon […]
29 September 2020

New campaign:
Travel the world, make a difference

A major social media campaign has been launched to raise awareness of the wide-ranging social benefits of travel by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). […]
28 September 2020

Dogs set to work: Helsinki airport to use Covid-19 detection dogs

A state-funded scheme using sniffer dogs to detect the Covid-19 virus on travellers is being piloted by Helsinki airport. Finnish researchers hope that the scheme will […]
28 September 2020

Does diversity matter in tourism?

Well, it matters to me when I travel. It is why I travel whether for leisure or business, to spend time holidaying or working in someone […]
28 September 2020

Travel digitally on World Tourism Day

September 27th is World Tourism Day –a time to celebrate tourism’s ability to promote meaningful exchanges between people around the world, have fun, recall how travel […]
28 September 2020

Comprehensive Tourism
Recovery Tracker is launched

As growing numbers of countries around the world ease restrictions on travel, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has launched a new Tourism Recovery Tracker to support […]
28 September 2020

New report on the future of tourism:
Consumers paying more attention to sustainable options

The World Travel & Tourism Council [WTTC], has unveiled a new report that explores the implications of the trends for each of four key Travel & […]
28 September 2020

UNWTO and Google Host First
Tourism Acceleration Program in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Covid-19 crisis has disproportionately affected tourism, a sector that accounts for millions of jobs around the globe. While no one can say with certainty when […]
27 September 2020

Brazil: Rio postpones Carnival over Covid-19

On Thursday, Brazilian officials announced that for the first time in more than 100 years, the famous Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival has been suspended due to […]
27 September 2020

Proposal to relaunch Trans Europ Express 2.0 train service with lines through Belgium

The Trans Europ Express (TEE) is a former international first-class railway network, operating in western and central Europe from 1957 to 1995. In 1974, the TEE […]
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