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4 December 2020

Covid-19: German scientists identify key indicator for severe infections

German scientists have identified immature blood cells that could result in coagulation complications in patients infected with Covid-19. This discovery could allow to detect potential severe […]
3 December 2020

70% of destinations lift travel restrictions

The number of destinations closed to international tourism has continued to fall. According to the eighth edition of the UNWTO Travel Restrictions Report, 70% of all […]
3 December 2020

Spain hosts international conference on the recovery of global tourism

With the aim of establishing actions and commitments to restart international travel, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the Spanish Government hosted a hybrid […]
3 December 2020

Covid-19: Belgium will start the vaccination process on 5 January

Last Wednesday, Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo declared that Belgium will start the vaccination process against Covid-19 on 5 January, prior approval from the EU. […]
3 December 2020

Covid-19: The UK is the first Western country to vaccinate its population

Thanks to an approval in record time, the UK will be the first Western country to offer a coronavirus vaccine to the public. According to the UK […]
3 December 2020

A World for Travel – Christian Delom, Secretary General: “A Revolution is Coming”

The Forum “A World for Travel” will happen in May, at Évora University, Portugal, and it is about the transformation of travel and tourism. The Secretary General […]
3 December 2020

Belgium sets a limit of four guests at Christmas and only one can use the toilet

This Christmas, people in Belgium will be allowed to invite up to four people into their garden to celebrate, however only one of these will be […]
3 December 2020

Over 120 Members and Ambassadors join virtual Travel & Tourism Assembly General

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, hosted its first ever virtual AGM yesterday, attended by more […]
3 December 2020

easyJet to reduce its carry-on baggage allowance from 10 February 2021

easyJet has revised its hand luggage policy on board and From February 10th, 2020, standard trolley-size luggage will not be automatically included in every ticket. Passengers […]
2 December 2020

Getting closer to an International Code for the Protection of Tourists

The Committee for the Development of an International Code for the Protection of Tourists has met for a second time, bringing the establishment of the landmark […]
2 December 2020

Covid-19: BioNTech and Pfizer apply for EU approval of their vaccine

Pfizer and BioNTech announced Tuesday, December 1, that they have filed a conditional marketing authorization with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for their Covid-19 vaccine. The […]
2 December 2020

Japan: More suicides in a month than Covid-19 deaths in a whole year

The number of suicides in Japan in October was higher than the number of deaths caused by covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. According to […]
2 December 2020

How will Brexit impact the aviation sector?

With Brexit getting nearer, there is still no trade deal in place, and as the transition period comes to a close there are concerns as to […]
2 December 2020

Covid-19: The vaccine won’t arrive in Belgium before mid-January

According to Walloon Health Minister Christie Morreale, Belgium will not receive the first doses of Covid-19 vaccines before mid-January. Her estimation is based on a statement […]
1 December 2020

Nuuk, Greenland, close to becoming world’s first certified sustainable capital

The largest and capital city of Greenland, Nuuk, has recently achieved a Bronze Benchmarking, meaning the city has completed the first three (out of six) steps […]
1 December 2020

Aviation industry agrees on more flexible slot rules

The Worldwide Airport Slot Board (WASB), which comprises the Airports Council International (ACI World), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the Worldwide Airport Coordinators Group […]
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