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10 May 2021

The importance of sustainability leadership in the tourism industry

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, and faculty and scientists of the Harvard T.H. Chan School […]
10 May 2021

New York City wants to offer free vaccines to tourists

As Covid-19 cases decrease and vaccinations increase, New York City is gradually reopening. After more than a year of closures and capacity restrictions, for restaurants, stores […]
10 May 2021

If not now, when?

Just last month the US President Joe Biden asserted that this is the  “decisive decade” for tackling climate change. In his opening address, he said, “Scientists […]
10 May 2021

Brussels Airport gets European funding to accelerate sustainable transition

Within the scope of the European Green Deal, the European Commission called for research and innovation projects that support the transition to a zero-carbon economy. Brussels […]
7 May 2021

Brussels Airlines waves goodbye to Magritte airplane

Brussels Airlines has announced that it will paint over the images meant to pay tribute to Belgian Surrealist painter René Magritte on one of its airplanes. […]
6 May 2021

EU Council adds Israel to the list of countries for which member states should gradually lift restrictions on non-essential travel

Following a review under the recommendation on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU, the Council updated the list of […]
6 May 2021

Today is National Tourist Appreciation Day

Visiting countries different from your own, experiencing other cultures is part of understanding the world and widening one’s horizons. Traveling creates bridges. Tourists provide an essential […]
5 May 2021

Alaska to offer free Covid-19 vaccines to visitors this summer

Alaska will offer free Covid-19 vaccines to arriving tourists this summer in an effort to restart the tourism industry. Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy said that Covid-19 […]
5 May 2021

“Covid-19 Pass” might be implemented in Flanders from July 11th

Flemish health minister Wouter Beke has announced that the Flemish government is considering the introduction of a “corona pass” system. With a pass, people who have […]
5 May 2021

Three wishes for a post-Covid world

The relationship between us and Covid-19 is a quite complicated and uncertain one. No one knows with certainty how long we will be linked and what […]
5 May 2021

Uzbekistan’s plan to reach zero emissions by 2050

Yesterday, the Press Club in Brussels held a press conference on the efforts and investments going into Uzbekistan and its energy sector, specifically the new Stone […]
5 May 2021

New York City could fully reopen by July 1st

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that New York City could “fully reopen” on July 1st after more than a year of closures and capacity restrictions. De […]
5 May 2021

Ambassador Yoon Soongu: “As the situation continues to improve in the future we will be ready to welcome foreign tourists”

Belgium and Korea share a long-term friendship, and already in 1901 they signed their first bilateral Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation. In fact, Belgium was […]
4 May 2021

Canada’s Edmonton first airport in the world to sign The Climate Pledge

Edmonton International Airport (EIA) has become the first airport in the world to join The Climate Pledge and its commitment to be carbon neutral by 2040.    The Climate Pledge is an initiative involving more […]
4 May 2021

Revenge travel and the hunt for responsible tourists

There is presently much chatter about “revenge travel” as the industry anticipates a post-lockdown boom in travel, although the world is far from post-Covid. The concept […]
4 May 2021

European Commission recommends borders reopening to fully Covid-vaccinated foreign tourists from June

The European Commission has proposed plans to reopen to tourists from countries with low Covid-19 infection rates as well as fully Covid-vaccinated foreign tourists from June, […]
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