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26 February 2021

Emirates flies with a fully vaccinated crew

On January 21st, Emirates operated a flight with a fully vaccinated frontline team and crew. The flight in question was EK215 and at 8.30am it departed […]
25 February 2021

Travel industry demands clarity on non-essential travel ban in Belgium

On February 24th, the Association of Flemish Travel Agents (VVR) and the Union Professionnelle des Agences de Voyages (UPAV) announced that the travel sector in Belgium […]
25 February 2021

Europe’s Travel & Tourism sector calls on EU governments to chart restart plan for Summer

Over 60 travel and tourism organisations unveil concrete recommendations for re-opening travel & tourism in Europe, including creation of Commission-led Task Force to restore freedom of […]
25 February 2021

Low supply of vaccines cause disruption to immunization campaign in Belgium

On Tuesday February 24th, Flemish health minister Wouter Beke announced that the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccination is experiencing some delays. He cited a lower number […]
24 February 2021
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Greece wants to be one of the first countries to develop a vaccine passport

On February 23rd, 2021, Greece announced that it wants to be one of the first countries to develop a digital vaccine passport certifying individuals who have […]
24 February 2021

Traveling green – how to make the least impact on the environment

We all love to travel. But traveling also has an impact on the environment. More and more people are being conscious of the carbon footprint and […]
24 February 2021

Covid-19: We must accept a higher risk in our lives, Tourism Australia says

A travel industry round table in Sydney has put the idea forward that the world needs to learn how to live with Covid-19, which would imply […]
24 February 2021

Mauritius will only allow vaccinated tourists to enter

The Prime Minister of Mauritius, Kailesh Jagutpal, has stated that the island nation has won the battle against coronavirus but that the war against the virus […]
23 February 2021

Viruses: What’s in a name?

The 1918 flu pandemic was caused by an H1N1 virus with genes of avian origin. We remember it as the Spanish Flu because it was reported […]
23 February 2021

Restarting tourism in the Caribbean

From the need for enhanced political engagement to developing relevant expertise, the World Tourism Organization, jointly with the Caribbean Tourism Organization, have united their Members in […]
22 February 2021

Boris Johnson unveils plan to lift the UK’s lockdown

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has today shared his finalised roadmap to lift England’s current coronavirus lockdown. The prime minister’s ‘cautious’ four-part plan includes changes such […]
22 February 2021

Cyprus, Greece and Israel sign agreement on ‘safe travel corridors’

Cyprus, Greece and Israel have recently signed an agreement that will allow citizens with a valid Covid-19 vaccination certificate to travel without restrictions between any of […]
22 February 2021
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Nepal considers banning women from traveling abroad

Recently, the government of Nepal has brought forward a new law that would ban Nepali women travelers from going abroad without permission from their families and […]
22 February 2021

UK Save Our Summer campaign calls out government

New UK travel campaign, Save Our Summer (SOS), is increasing pressure on the UK government to allow holidays abroad from 1st May, and is calling for […]
22 February 2021

Americans and British are so desperate to travel again that they would give up sex for a year

After a year that changed everything, it’s clear that modern travel has been profoundly altered, perhaps forever. As the vaccine rollout continues and restrictions begin to […]
21 February 2021

G7 group committed to beat Covid-19

G7 leaders met on February 19th and resolved to work together to beat Covid-19 and rebuild better. Drawing on the G7’s strengths and values as democratic, […]
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