Covid-19


1 October 2020

Germany’s CureVac launches
second stage of vaccine trial

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to progress, particularly in Europe, where the virus is still circulating at a high rate. The pandemic has caused at least 1,005,981 […]
1 October 2020

Public space in Covid-19 times at the heart of European Week of Regions and Cities

The International Urban Cooperation Programme (IUC), funded by the European Union, will be present at the European Week of Regions and Cities (12-15 October) to be […]
1 October 2020

WTTC reacts to crucial EU
Tourism Ministers Meeting

The World Travel & Tourism Council, WTTC, has welcomed the outcome of the latest meeting of EU Tourism Ministers as they seek to find ways to […]
30 September 2020

Wallonia to offer thousands of
€80 tourism vouchers

In order to help the tourist sector, which has been affected by the coronavirus crisis, authorities in Wallonia have set aside 5 million euros to offer […]
29 September 2020

New campaign:
Travel the world, make a difference

A major social media campaign has been launched to raise awareness of the wide-ranging social benefits of travel by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). […]
28 September 2020

Dogs set to work: Helsinki airport to use Covid-19 detection dogs

A state-funded scheme using sniffer dogs to detect the Covid-19 virus on travellers is being piloted by Helsinki airport. Finnish researchers hope that the scheme will […]
28 September 2020

Travel digitally on World Tourism Day

September 27th is World Tourism Day –a time to celebrate tourism’s ability to promote meaningful exchanges between people around the world, have fun, recall how travel […]
28 September 2020

Comprehensive Tourism
Recovery Tracker is launched

As growing numbers of countries around the world ease restrictions on travel, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has launched a new Tourism Recovery Tracker to support […]
28 September 2020

UNWTO and Google Host First
Tourism Acceleration Program in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Covid-19 crisis has disproportionately affected tourism, a sector that accounts for millions of jobs around the globe. While no one can say with certainty when […]
27 September 2020

Brazil: Rio postpones Carnival over Covid-19

On Thursday, Brazilian officials announced that for the first time in more than 100 years, the famous Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival has been suspended due to […]
26 September 2020

Covid-19 is a ticking time bomb for Europe’s tourism industry, says the EESC

The Coronavirus pandemic is wreaking havoc on Europe’s tourism sector. In six months’ time half of the businesses may be gone unless the EU steps in […]
25 September 2020

World Tourism Day report:
Airbnb reveals new travel trends

Ahead of the World Tourism Day which will take place on Sunday 27th September, Airbnb has released its report, revealing the latest trends among consumers in the […]
25 September 2020

UNWTO launches comprehensive tourism recovery tracker

As growing numbers of countries around the world ease restrictions on travel, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has launched a new Tourism Recovery Tracker to support […]
25 September 2020

UNWTO Executive Council Supports A United Plan for Global Tourism

The Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has met in-person and virtually for its 112th session. This was the first major in-person event involving […]
24 September 2020

Covid-19: one positive passenger can infect 15 others during a flight

According to a new study published by the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on 2 March, one Covid-19 positive person infected a large […]
24 September 2020

“EU must act to save 22 million jobs,” says MEPs on Tourism Committee

Members of Parliament’s Tourism Task Force reiterate that the tourism sector needs more coordination at EU level, as well as substantial support to give SMEs a […]
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