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21 September 2020

Short Term Holiday Rentals: European cities seek EU cooperation

The cities alliance engaged in regulating Short Term Holiday Rentals (STHR), met on Thursday September 17th with the European Commission Executive Vice-President, Margrethe Vestager. The mayors […]
21 September 2020

ETC joins unprecedented industry appeal to European Commission to restore travel in EU

The European Travel Commission (ETC) together with over 20 travel and tourism bodies as well as unions across Europe united today in an unprecedented call for […]
16 September 2020

Airlines for Europe issues an urgent call for an EU-wide common approach to travel restrictions

Airlines for Europe (A4E), Europe’s largest airline association, is urging EU leaders to adopt a common approach to travel restrictions. The goal would be to better […]
11 September 2020

COVID-19: EU Council approves €6.2 billion budget increase

Today, the Council agreed to add €6.2 billion to the EU 2020 budget to address the impact of the COVID-19-crisis and to fund inter alia the […]
9 September 2020

Luís Araújo elected to lead ETC towards sustainable tourism recovery in Europe

President of Turismo de Portugal takes on the leadership role at a pivotal moment for the tourism sector in Europe The European Travel Commission (ETC), representing […]
2 September 2020

Dutch rail will reduce journey time on Amsterdam-Brussels line

Dutch state-owned railway company Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) wants to reduce the journey time travel on its Amsterdam-Brussels line, aiming to promote the train as a more […]
27 August 2020

UK to be labeled as ‘non-EU’
in EU tourism law

The Council of the European Union published a document on August 25th where it describes the revision to EU Regulation number 692/2011. This regulation concerns tourism […]
25 August 2020

AstraZeneca wants liability waiver
for its Covid-19 vaccine

AstraZeneca, one of the pharmaceutical companies developing a coronavirus vaccine has added “non-lialiblity” clause to the eventual release of its product: the company wishes not to […]
13 August 2020

ETC calls for harmonised European approach to travel restrictions

The European Travel Commission (ETC) is calling on EU governments to better coordinate their COVID-19 recovery efforts by adopting a harmonised approach to lifting or reinstalling […]
31 July 2020

Why should angling be an integral part of the EU’s tourism strategy?

While the European Union is working on a strategy for the recovery of the EU tourism sector, the European Parliament Forum on Recreational Fisheries and Aquatic Environment held a Webinar to […]
27 July 2020

New safety measures
for European flights

In the past few days, many European countries like Spain, France and Belgium have seen an increase in COVID-19 cases. All European countries are currently working […]
27 July 2020

European Commission’s new measures for cross-border travel

As part of the EU’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, EU member states have adopted a set of conclusions aimed at restoring passengers’ and workers’ confidence […]
24 July 2020

Domestic travel to play
a crucial role in European recovery

According to the European Travel Commission’s (ETC) latest quarterly report “European Tourism: Trends & Prospects”, the global health crisis has left the tourism sector in Europe […]
22 July 2020

Visiting all of Europe in a couple of hours

I have the dream to visit all European countries in one day, and my dream came true: I visited “Mini Europe” in Brussels, Belgium. What is […]
17 July 2020

Gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU

The EU Council has updated the list of non-EU countries for which member states should gradually lift travel restrictions. Since 1 July 2020, Member States have […]
17 July 2020

2021 will be the European Year of Rail

Next year is set to be the European Year of Rail, which will feature a range of events and campaigns to attract more people and goods […]
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