Covid-19


12 October 2020

CommonPass: the Screening Tool Which Aims to Restart Travel

CommonPass is a digital health screening tool which is hoped to become the testing standard that will kickstart travel. Trials started last week and if successful, […]
12 October 2020

Airbnb Increases Efforts to Stop Parties and Large Gatherings for Halloween

Halloween weekend, and the celebrations that usually come with it, is fast approaching. Airbnb explains how, with the current pandemic in mind, it has increased its […]
9 October 2020

Brussels Bars Forced to Close Receive €2,000 From the City

The City of Brussels has announced that it will provide one-off aid, to the amount of €2,000, to bar and cafe operators who have been forced […]
9 October 2020

Travel & Tourism CEOs present
plan to save 100 million jobs

G20 Tourism Ministers hosted more than 45 CEOs and Members of WTTC, who presented their plan to save the embattled Travel & Tourism sector and 100m […]
9 October 2020

‘Rediscover Jamaica’ Campaign Successfully Restarts Tourism

A country which, like many, has seen its tourism sector suffer the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jamaica seems to be making its first steps towards […]
8 October 2020

Uganda Re-opens Borders and Welcomes Tourists Back to Nature

Following the countries re-opening of borders to tourists on 1st October, Uganda is welcoming back visitors to explore the natural beauty and incredible wildlife which makes […]
7 October 2020

Stricter measures imposed in
Brussels to stop spread of Covid-19

Under new proposals, all cafés in Brussels will have to close their doors from Thursday 8 October. It applies to cafes and the cafeterias of sports […]
7 October 2020

Covid-19: Dutch hospitals have run out of leading treatment

Dutch hospitals have used up all their stock of Remdesivir, a US-made drug for treating severe Covid-19 patients and the first one to be approved by […]
7 October 2020

WHO: 10% of global population may have had Covid-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that approximately 10% of the total world’s population may have already been infected with covid-19. The estimate from the WHO […]
7 October 2020

Canary Island Hotel Welcomes New Type of Guests

1. From hotel to refuge centre With hotels closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Government in the Canary Islands is using them as accommodation for […]
6 October 2020

New Covid-19 restrictions in Paris will be adjusted every fortnight

The government intends to adjust the restrictions, which have taken effect on Tuesday, October 6, based on updated health data. Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, announced […]
6 October 2020

Council continues to delay implementation of coordinated travel restrictions within EU

More than a month has passed since the European Commission’s presented its proposal for EU-wide coordination of travel restrictions. However, this proposal has still not been […]
5 October 2020

Tourism and Travel: The time for an EU direct budget line is now

The Tourism and Travel sector – strategic for the European economy – is responsible for 9.5% of GDP and 11.2% – 22.6 million people – of […]
5 October 2020

Iran’s Covid-19 strategy divides health experts

According to public health experts, Iran must prepare for a drastic increase of Covid-19 infections and related deaths in the coming months.  Last week, Deputy Health […]
5 October 2020

UNWTO to Harness the Power of AI to Link Tourism Workers with Jobs

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is to work with California-based Eightfold.ai to help connect tourism jobseekers with employers and so drive the global recovery of the […]
2 October 2020

Release of guidelines for a safe return to work

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), signed a memorandum of collaboration today, to help ensure the […]
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