Covid-19


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 […]
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 […]
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