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3 December 2021

Would a 20-months EU Covid Certificate validity better protect the travel and tourism industry?

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for caution in response to a European Commission Recommendation that the EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) should only remain […]
2 December 2021

Coca-Cola in Europe confirms net zero emissions goal by 2040

Coca-Cola in Europe* today announced its continued progress to reduce its climate impact and, as a result, its ambition to achieve Net Zero greenhouse gas (GHG) […]
2 December 2021

The skiing season in Europe has arrived

Snow lovers are in luck because one of their favorite seasons of the year is starting: many ski resorts in France, Spain and Italy have officially […]
2 December 2021

European Tourism Manifesto Alliance calls on the EU to keep protecting and ensuring the freedom of movement

70 travel and tourism organizations have expressed their support to any effort, based on scientific evidence, to keep protecting and ensuring the freedom of movement and […]
30 November 2021

3 tips to manage your stress while boosting your immune system

In these uncertain and unprecedented times, taking care of the immune system is of paramount importance. One factor that is often underestimated but that has a […]
30 November 2021

New report shows Airbnb travel supports 345 000 EU jobs

A new report released by Oxford Economics shows the positive impact of travel on Airbnb in the European Union, and the unique benefits this generates for families and […]
29 November 2021

97 airlines are banned from EU skies

The European Commission updated the EU Air Safety List, which is the list of airlines that are subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within […]
29 November 2021

EMA approves BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine for 5-11 age group

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended granting an extension of indication for the Covid-19 vaccine Comirnaty to include use in children aged 5 to 11. The vaccine, developed […]
26 November 2021

UNWTO and the Council of Europe to promote cultural routes

United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Council of Europe will work together to develop the opportunities tourism offers to local communities and to enhance […]
25 November 2021

Delay in proposed microplastics restriction leading to irreversible pollution

One additional year without a restriction on microplastics could see levels of pollution equivalent to 1.6 billion plastic bottles released into the environment. An EU proposal […]
25 November 2021

WTTC and ETC call on EU Member States to increase coordination to fight Covid-19

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the European Travel Commission (ETC), supported by a number of key travel stakeholders, have urged EU Member States to align […]
25 November 2021

Ryanair to open new base at Portugal’s Madeira Airport

Ryanair’s new base at Madeira represents its commitment to Portugal and further demonstrates Ryanair’s ability to rapidly rebuild Portugal’s tourism industry, with over 40 weekly flights […]
25 November 2021

5 top tips to cut your food waste

The excessive and shocking amounts of food discarded each day across the globe, especially in richer countries, continues to be a very real problem, causing social, […]
24 November 2021

European Parliament urges the EU to stop the use of animals in research

Ministers of the European Parliament (MEPs) are requesting an EU-wide action plan with ambitious and achievable objectives as well as timelines for phasing-out the use of […]
23 November 2021

9 reasons why better coordination within EU Member States is needed to fight Covid-19

Given the latest epidemiological developments across Europe, and ahead of the approaching festive season, a broad group of key travel and tourism stakeholders is urging the […]
23 November 2021

Number of cruise passenger fell by more than 90% in 2020, according to Eurostat

The number of cruise passengers passing through EU ports dropped 91% between 2019 and 2020, to 1.3 million, recent data from the Eurostat has revealed. Although […]
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