Covid-19


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 […]
23 September 2020

Covid-19: Belgium will soon allow travel to red-zone destinations

Starting from this Friday, September 25th, travelling to a red-zone destination from Belgium will no longer be forbidden. Sanctions (such as fines) will no longer be […]
22 September 2020

WTTC celebrates as 100 destinations get the Safe Travels stamp

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announced that in just three months, 100 destinations are now using its ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, with the Philippines becoming […]
21 September 2020

Public Space: Rethinking life in the city after Covid-19

According to the UN, 54% of the world’s population lives in cities, a proportion that is expected to increase to 68% by 2050. Urban centers are […]
21 September 2020

ETC joins unprecedented industry appeal to European Commission to restore travel in EU

The European Travel Commission (ETC) together with over 20 travel and tourism bodies as well as unions across Europe united today in an unprecedented call for […]
17 September 2020

Brazil accelerates vaccination efforts

Due to the wide circulation of the virus in Brazil, four candidate vaccines are being tested on 22,000 volunteers, including the one from the British company […]
16 September 2020

International tourist numbers down 65% in first half of 2020

International tourist arrivals plunged 93% in June when compared to 2019, with the latest data from the World Tourism Organization showing the severe impact Covid-19 has […]
16 September 2020

Why has Covid-19 not hit Africa as badly as other continents?

While Covid-19 contagion rates have reached alarming numbers in the US, India, Latin America, the case of Africa has puzzled scientists as the continent has, for […]
16 September 2020
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Coordinated plan to save Travel and Tourism could be available within four weeks

Following extensive discussions with a number of governments around the world and a letter signed by 120 CEOs to the Heads of State of the G7, […]
15 September 2020

Covid-19 Test Centre opens at Brussels Airport

As of the 14th of September, you can get tested on Covid-19 at our airport after your trip, when returning from a red zone. The internationally […]
15 September 2020

WTTC reacts to UK’s decision to impose quarantine measures to arrivals from Portugal and Hungary

The World Travel & Tourism Council has expressed its great disappointment after the UK government decided to update is quarantine list and take off Portugal and […]
15 September 2020

India: Why are Covid-19 cases rising?

On Friday, India registered a global record of 96,551 new cases. Last week, the country has added another 300,000 coronavirus infections to its caseload. This infection […]
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