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4 May 2021

Why you shouldn’t take your shoes off on a plane

With all the travel restrictions still in force, being on a plane is for most of us a distant memory. But everybody probably still remembers that […]
3 May 2021

France is the first EU country to launch its Covid certificate app

France has become the ‘first EU nation’ to launch its own Covid ‘pass’ for travel, Euroweekly News reported. It is hoped the digital travel pass will […]
3 May 2021

Fake mask stunt could see YouTubers kicked out of Bali

Two YouTubers who made a prank video depicting one of them breaking local mask laws may face deportation from Bali over the stunt. In the video […]
3 May 2021

Turkey enters its first full Covid-19 lockdown

Following new wave in Covid-19 infections, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced the country’s first full lockdown, effective from last Thursday evening (29th April) until […]
3 May 2021

What can the tourism industry learn from ancient philosophers?

The global tourism industry is at the most testing times as the headlines of tourism performance indicates the grim reporting by the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) […]
3 May 2021

Launch of Destination Tracker aimed at restoring confidence in travel

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announce a Destination Tracker in preparation for the restart of international travel. It is […]
30 April 2021

Japan’s Tourism Board launches Insider Guide to Japan

The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) has launched a new Insider Guide to Japan, celebrating the country’s many traditions, innovations, natural wonders, and off-the-beaten-track adventures. With […]
29 April 2021

Chernobyl as a tourism destination: helping the recovery or just disrespectful?

The story of Chernobyl is known by many around the globe, a word which when mentioned brings up images of a destroyed and deserted towns or […]
29 April 2021

Only in 2024 will international tourism return to “normal”

A study by Tourism Economics, an Oxford Economics company, commissioned by the European Travel Commission (ETC) on trends and prospects in the tourism sector, indicates that […]
29 April 2021

Travel and Tourism industry welcomes European Parliament vote on “EU Covid-19 Certificates”

Europe’s aviation, travel and tourism sectors fully welcome yesterday’s vote in the European Parliament on the EU’s proposed Digital Green Certificate Regulation, setting trilogue negotiations between […]
29 April 2021

Israel launches global campaign to restart tourism

Israel is launching a global campaign to attract vaccinated tourists from the end of May. Minister of Tourism Orit Farkash-Hacohen announced the launch of the campaign […]
28 April 2021

Empty middle seats reduce contagion risk on planes, a new CDC study shows

New research by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is revealing that airlines can significantly reduce the risk of passengers being exposed to […]
28 April 2021

Time for “effective action” to decarbonise the aviation sector

World Travel Market’s (WTM) Responsible Tourism Advisor Harold Goodwin has called for “effective action” to decarbonise the aviation sector. Goodwin comments come as momentum builds towards […]
28 April 2021

European hospitality industry calls for a stronger focus by the European Institutions on the sector’s recovery

11 associations and trade unions representing the European hospitality industry and its value chain warmly welcome this week’s discussions at EU level on the survival of […]
28 April 2021

Passenger travel to Belgium from India, Brazil and South Africa is banned

Following an electronic meeting of Belgium’s Consultative Committee yesterday, the country has put a temporary ban on all passenger traffic from India, Brazil and South Africa […]
28 April 2021

Discover the story of the six Tongan teenagers who survived 15 months on a desert island

In 1966, six teenagers from Ha’afeva, an island in the Tonga archipelago, decided to go on an adventure not knowing the perils that lay ahead for […]
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