Covid-19


21 August 2020

Global race to buy Covid-19 vaccine

Many nations have already agreed to buy millions of doses of Covid-19 vaccines even before they have proven to be successful. These countries, led by the […]
21 August 2020

WTTC launches COVID-19
Travel Demand Recovery Dashboard

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched a new data dashboard highlighting the recovery of travel demand across flights and hotels, as well as […]
21 August 2020

Cuba joins the race for
vaccine against Covid-19

Cuba has a lot of experience in vaccine research and is now working on one against the coronavirus, while Russia is planning to have its own […]
21 August 2020

Hospitality Challenge:
Are you a Future Tourism Leader?

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Sommet Education are calling on career climbers and switchers, entrepreneurs and innovators to put themselves forward for the joint “Hospitality […]
21 August 2020

Croatia, Ecuador and Ghana
receive ‘Safe Travels’ Stamp

Croatia, Ecuador and Ghana are the latest in a long line of major destinations to use the world’s first ever global safety and hygiene stamp, launched […]
21 August 2020

Covid-19: Portugal added to UK’s safe travel list as Croatia is removed

The UK has recently updated its safe travel list by adding Portugal and removing Croatia.  Tourists returning from Portugal will no longer need to quarantine, while […]
21 August 2020

Easter Island: the impact of Covid-19 on the world’s most isolated island

While the whole world is struggling with the pandemic, Easter island, the most isolated island in the world, has registered zero Covid-19 cases so far. The […]
19 August 2020

Covid-19: Women-led countries
responded better to the pandemic

According to a study published by Elsevier’s SSRN, countries led by women perform better to Covid-19 than countries with male leaders. Since the start of the […]
18 August 2020

120 CEO’s sign letter to G7 calling for urgent international coordination

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and 120 of the world’s major travel & global business leaders have sent a letter calling on the Heads […]
18 August 2020

“Eat out to help out”: The UK
initiative to help restaurants

The UK government has launched the initiative “Eat out to help out” with the aim of protecting jobs in the hospitality sector and encouraging people to […]
17 August 2020

Russia to begin mass
vaccination in a month

On Sunday August 16th the director of the Gamaleya Microbiology and Epidemiology Center, Alexandr Ginzburg, said that Mass vaccination against coronavirus in Russia will begin in […]
13 August 2020

Sputnik V: Philippines’ President
will take the first shot

Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to get a shot of the new Russian vaccine as early as May 2021.  On Thursday, Harry Roque, President Rodrigo […]
13 August 2020

ETC calls for harmonised European approach to travel restrictions

The European Travel Commission (ETC) is calling on EU governments to better coordinate their COVID-19 recovery efforts by adopting a harmonised approach to lifting or reinstalling […]
13 August 2020

Covid-19: The effects
on sporting events

As coronavirus cases continue to spread across the globe, the majority of sporting events are being cancelled or postponed. The most significant one was the Tokyo […]
12 August 2020

Face mask now mandatory in
Brussels Capital Region

The number of confirmed Covid-19 infections in the Brussels-Capital Region has passed the threshold of 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, and the wearing of a face […]
11 August 2020

World’s first Covid-19 vaccine:
Putin’s daughter is vaccinated

“This morning, for the first time in the world, a vaccine against the new coronavirus has been registered,” Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, said during a televised […]
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