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Karen Simmonds is the founder of the award winning travel concierge Travel Matters and the Make Travel Matter campaign. Having travelled extensively and worked in Germany, France and Portugal, she now lives in London, UK. She loves adventures and  travelling for pleasure as well as work, visiting different places and meeting new partners. She is passionate about building awareness and engagement about how we can travel responsibly and in a sustainable way, sharing good practice with travellers as to how their travel choices and decisions can have a positive impact on the communities they visit. She is a committed and passionate responsible travel ambassador. Karen Simmonds can be followed on LinkedIn  Facebook and Instagram

14 December 2020

Can our global efforts to combat Covid-19 teach us to work collectively with climate change?

Last week, the UK started the vaccination of care workers, front line staff and elderly people across our nation. With many heralding the day of this […]
11 December 2020

The most multicultural cities in Europe

If you love discovering different cultures and costumes and are looking for the ultimate multicultural experience within Europe, these four cities are for you! If you […]
10 December 2020

Back on the Piste: Europe’s Prettiest Ski Resorts

Dreaming of the day you can ski again? I’m here to torture you with temptation but believe me, this is an article I never thought I’d […]
10 December 2020

Safe Traveller Journey in the new normal

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, today unveils a major new report that recommends global guidelines […]
9 December 2020

10 Iconic Cathedrals in Europe

A cathedral is a church that contains the cathedra of a bishop. Churches with the function of “cathedral” are usually specific to those Christian denominations with […]
8 December 2020

Stories matter

Stories, myths and legends can be true or false, they can be used for good or evil. In this age of social media and people skulking […]
7 December 2020

Suspending ineffective quarantine measures to save the winter tourism season

In line with new guidelines published by EASA and ECDC on testing and quarantine measures, members of NET (Network for the European Private Sector in Tourism) […]
7 December 2020

One step towards the TEE 2.0: New night trains will connect Europe in 2021

Several new cross-border night trains will connect some European countries. The railway companies from Germany, France, Austria and Switzerland are currently planning to launch the new […]
7 December 2020

These are the best steak restaurants in the world and two of them are in Belgium

Anno 2020, steaks are a bit controversial. Of course, some people absolutely love them. Man has been eating meat for quite some time now – this […]
4 December 2020

Global fashion industry worth $2.5 trillion forecast to lose 90% of profits

According to a new report released by McKinsey Company and the Business Of Fashion (BoF), the global fashion industry, worth 2.5 trillion dollars, is forecast to […]
4 December 2020

Accessible Tourism will become a Game Changer

Ensuring accessibility for tourists with specific access requirements can be a ‘game changer’ for destinations around the world as they look to bounce back from the […]
3 December 2020

70% of destinations lift travel restrictions

The number of destinations closed to international tourism has continued to fall. According to the eighth edition of the UNWTO Travel Restrictions Report, 70% of all […]
3 December 2020

Winter fairytale – What is happening with Christmas markets?

This time of year, with Christmas just around the corner, we are used to shiny bright lamps, scent of the mulled wine and Christmas songs already […]
3 December 2020

Over 120 Members and Ambassadors join virtual Travel & Tourism Assembly General

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, hosted its first ever virtual AGM yesterday, attended by more […]
2 December 2020

Getting closer to an International Code for the Protection of Tourists

The Committee for the Development of an International Code for the Protection of Tourists has met for a second time, bringing the establishment of the landmark […]
2 December 2020

5 Cookbooks That Make You Travel

We all miss traveling right now. Or maybe some of you don’t and actually enjoy the slowed-down pace of life. In any case, I think there’s […]
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