Covid-19


12 February 2021

Covid-19: Carnival activities are being scaled down in Germany

The popular “Mainz bleibt Mainz” (“Mainz stays Mainz”) TV program is taking place and be broadcast as usual on Carnival Friday, which fell on February 12 […]
11 February 2021

The importance of tourism in driving the global economy

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has released a new Social Impact Paper focusing on the Travel & Tourism sector, which has been compiled to […]
11 February 2021

Travelling is not crime ETC strongly condemns new UK travel measures

The European Travel Commission (ETC) strongly condemns the new tough enforcement measures for travellers announced yesterday by the UK Government. As well as introducing two mandatory […]
11 February 2021

Health Protect: a secure way for airlines to share health information during the pandemic

SITA is an IT and telecommunications company that has been providing services to the airline industry for a long time. Due to the pandemic and travel-related […]
10 February 2021
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EU Commission welcomes the European Parliament’s vote on the Recovery and Resilience Facility

The EU Commission is encouraging its Member States to move in the direction of sustainability and digitalization. 1. The Recovery and Resilience Facility  According to the […]
10 February 2021

Spain: 77% fewer tourists in 2020 and an uncertain summer this year

In 2020, Spain received only 19 million foreign tourists, 77% less than in 2019. French visitors represented the first contingent of tourists in the country, with […]
9 February 2021

United Kingdom tourism: Uncertainty reigns supreme

Covid-19 has demonstrated how dependent much of the tourism industry is on aviation. In Europe, many consumers have pivoted to take domestic trips. In theory, tourism […]
8 February 2021

Will the ‘Vaccine Passport’ be the lifesaver for the travel industry?

With the uphill battle against the coronavirus and its economic consequences, the most severe of which being felt by the travel industry, there is an ever […]
8 February 2021

Covid-19: Health and safety measures to be extended in Belgium until 1 April

Following the latest information provided by Belgian Prime Minister, Alexander De Croo, the current health and safety measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 in Belgium […]
5 February 2021

Belgium: Hairdressers to re-open on 13 February, other ‘contact’ professions must wait

On Friday February 5th, the Belgian Prime Minister along with Federal Ministers, Minister-Presidents of the Regions and Communities, gathered for the Consultative Committee meeting and determined […]
3 February 2021

Italy relaxes restrictions and reopens some tourist sites

Italy is easing its confinement measures, allowing, among other things, the reopening of the Colosseum or museums. This is contrary to other European countries, and a […]
3 February 2021

Safe travel in an age of vaccines?

The Global Tourism Crisis Committee has met for the first time in 2021. Organized by the World Tourism Organization, UNWTO, the cross-sector body met in Madrid […]
2 February 2021

Council updates recommendation on travel restrictions from third countries into the EU

The Council today adopted a recommendation amending the recommendation on the temporary restriction on non-essential travel into the EU and the possible lifting of such restriction. […]
2 February 2021

Why travel should cost more

As a young person, I was told that “There is no such thing as a free lunch”; “Only the sun rises for free”, and “Anything gratis […]
1 February 2021

German city of Ulm installs sleep pods to shelter homeless

The city of Ulm, around 75 miles west of Munich, Germany, has introduced a unique solution to protect its homeless throughout winter. They have installed sleep […]
1 February 2021

Travel restrictions in brief: Portugal 🇵🇹

Note: Last update of this article occurred on February 1st, 2021 1. The Government has approved a new set of measures to regulate the extension of […]
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