Covid-19


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 […]
11 August 2020

Spanish tourism industry
devastated by Covid-19 crisis

In the first half of 2020, the Spanish tourism sector has recorded its worst semester ever, registering a decrease in visitors of 97%. More than 750,000 […]
10 August 2020

Brussels’ hotel sector struggling
due to the pandemic

The coronavirus crisis has severely damaged Brussels’ hotel sector, which is now suffering from a lack of tourists and visitors. At the moment, only half of […]
7 August 2020

Opening a company during Covid-19

Technically Boom Malta was launched in July 2019, but we did not kick off operations until November 2019 – so not *exactly* launching during Covid-19, but close enough. […]
6 August 2020

The anti-lockdown
movement in Germany

Protests against covid-19-related restrictions continue to gain popularity throughout Germany. On August 1, Berlin was flooded by thousands of people coming from all over Germany to […]
6 August 2020

Tourism destinations to focus on the needs of people with disabilities

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is calling on destinations to recognize the needs of travellers with disabilities or specific access requirements as they open up to […]
6 August 2020

Portugal launches Covid-19
travel insurance for tourists

Turismo de Portugal, Portugal’s national tourism authority, has launched an initiative to support tourism in the country: it is a specialized Covid-19 travel insurance scheme that […]
5 August 2020

More than two million travel & tourism jobs threatened in the UK

Nearly three million jobs in the UK look set to be lost due to the collapse of travel, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council […]
5 August 2020

Digital Nomads: Good news for
struggling tourist destinations

1. Digital nomads during the Covid-19 era The Covid-19 pandemic is accelerating the trend of digital nomads; this might be a boon for struggling tourist destinations […]
5 August 2020

Dubai Airport is dispatching Covid-19 sniffing dogs to check passengers

Dubai Airport is the first airport to make use of Covid-19 sniffing dogs to check arriving passengers. Before entering the United Arab Emirates (UAE), all passengers […]
4 August 2020

Covid-19 resurgence:
Tokyo reports 309 new cases

Covid-19 cases keep rising in the Japanese capital. Last Tuesday, the Tokyo metropolitan government reported 309 new cases and announced that the national tally exceeded again […]
4 August 2020

Has Covid-19 destroyed the business model for travel influencers?

Since the boom of Instagrammers and vloggers reached peaks never before seen in 2019, many people with an established online brand –some of them with several […]
4 August 2020

Building Canadians’ Confidence to Travel within Canada during Covid-19

Destination Canada has launched a national campaign running from mid-July to the end of August to give Canadians the confidence to travel within their country. The […]
3 August 2020

Tourism Restarts: 40% of Destinations Have Eased Travel Restrictions

The responsible restart of tourism is underway around the world as growing numbers of destinations ease COVID-19 related travel restrictions and adapt to the new reality. […]
3 August 2020

Belgium is the European leader in Covid-19 innovations

In the last few months, many Belgian start-ups have stood out with their responses to the pandemic, making Belgium the top European country in terms of […]
2 August 2020

Italy’s major tourist cities lose 34 million visitors due to Covid-19

Major Italian tourist cities have lost 34 million visitors this year due to Covid-19, which represents a drop in revenues of 7,600 million euros, according to […]
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