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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 […]
22 November 2021
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Citizens from 60 countries must pay €7 to travel to the EU from 2022

By the end of 2022, non-EU citizens who currently do not need a visa to enter Europe will be expected to apply for a European Travel […]
22 November 2021

ECDC wants measures for the unvaccinated instead of travel restrictions in the EU

The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) rejects the reintroduction of travel restrictions in the European Union (EU) as a way of containing the […]
19 November 2021

Germany and Belgium are the big winners of the European Beer Star Awards 2021

At the European Beer Star 2021, more than 120 international beer experts awarded 213 beers with gold, silver and bronze during a two-day blind tasting. A total […]
18 November 2021

European Commission acknowledges the EU’s plastic waste trade crisis

The European Commission’s proposal strengthens current rules on EU plastic waste exports, but environmental NGOs note significant loopholes and need for clarification. Yesterday, the European Commission […]
15 November 2021
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European cities to empower their local community in the future of tourism

The new project “Time for DEMOCRACY” gathered 17 lead urban destinations to improve and expand citizen activation in tourism development, including the challenges and imperatives of […]
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