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Martin Banks has been a journalist for over 40 years, working in Brussels since 2001 where he has covered EU politics, initially for European Voice and more recently for The Parliament Magazine plus a raft of other titles. He also writes about other topics including culture and travel. Prior to coming to Belgium he had worked in regional (including a 6 year stint as Chief Reporter for the 2nd biggest selling regional in the UK) and national journalism in the UK since 1980.

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 […]
15 July 2020

Europe could be facing a new Covid-19 wave

According to the Belgian expert Pierre Van Damme, Europe is now facing a second wave of coronavirus. The epidemiologist told the Flemish news outlet VTM that […]
14 July 2020

To Europe by train and back

A story on how to travel through Europe by train I live on an island. Well, kind of. I moved from Brussels to Stockholm ten months […]
14 July 2020

Air traffic in Europe on the rise again

Air traffic in Europe has begun to increase after months of travel restrictions linked to the Covid-19 pandemic. Eurocontrol reported more than 90,000 flights last week. […]
8 July 2020

Health crisis continues to impact Europe’s aviation industry

With the pandemic still impacting badly on the aviation sector, a stark new warning has come that passenger numbers for Brussels airport will not return to […]
6 July 2020

The US-to-Europe travel ban in a nutshell

The ban on entering the 30 European and Schengen countries as of July 1st applies to most arrivals from the United State but not all. The […]
3 July 2020

Capacity management in the “new normal”

Museums and attractions are starting to open but in a very different operating environment for the foreseeable future. The cultural sector is under financial stress, with […]
2 July 2020

Ryanair: Over 1,000 daily flights across Europe this summer

In July and August, Ryanair will operate over 1,000 daily flights across 200 European airports, restoring almost 90% of its pre-Covid-19 route network, although with lower […]
1 July 2020

Member states agree to lift travel restrictions for 14 countries

EU member states have given the green light to the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU. The Council of the […]
1 July 2020

Top 10 most-booked European cities for the first half of June

Lisbon has risen to the top of the list of the most reserved European cities during the first half of June, followed by Paris and Amsterdam. […]
30 June 2020
plants

5 of the coolest plant shops in Europe

During the Covid-19 pandemic we’ve all been experiencing lately, lots of people turned to (indoor) gardening as a way to spend their extra time off. Not […]
30 June 2020
Berlin

5 Amazing City Parks in Europe

Europe is one of the most popular destinations for tourists from all over the world. They come to see its culture, history, diversity also the nature. […]
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