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22 November 2021

NYC will allow vaccinated people to join in Times Square NYE celebration

The traditional party held every New Year’s Eve in New York’s Times Square will be back in force in 2021. The city’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, […]
22 November 2021

Storm might affect busiest US airports on Thanksgiving

Large airport hubs like Atlanta, Chicago and New York will be impacted by heavy rain, strong winds and snow during this Thanksgiving week. On Sunday, the […]
22 November 2021

Porto and the North of Portugal scored most tourists in 2021

Porto and the North region of Portugal have attracted more guests than the rest of the country, according to data from the Portuguese National Institute of […]
22 November 2021

ECDC wants measures for the unvaccinated instead of travel restrictions in the EU

The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) rejects the reintroduction of travel restrictions in the European Union (EU) as a way of containing the […]
22 November 2021

Munich’s Christmas market cancelled over Covid-19 fears

1. Munich Christkindlmarkt The traditional Christmas market in Munich, famously known as Munich Christkindlmarkt, has been cancelled for the second time in two years, amid growing […]
22 November 2021

Malaysia to welcome international visitors from 1 January 2022

On Monday November 15th, Malaysia partially opened its borders, specifically in the Langkawi archipelago, through a pilot project that, if successful, will dictate the reopening of […]
19 November 2021

Pumice washes ashore in Japan months after an underwater volcano erupted

Large quantities of pumice have washed ashore in Japan, specifically over a wide area of the main island of Okinawa, affecting the fishing and tourism industries […]
19 November 2021

EU Council adds Indonesia to the list of countries for which travel restrictions should be lifted

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 […]
18 November 2021

Brussels Airlines starts a new chapter with a new brand identity

Brussels Airlines presented a new brand identity, confirming its position in the market as Belgium’s home carrier. Updated colours, a new logo and aircraft livery are […]
18 November 2021

Belgium imposes new measures to combat surge in Covid-19 cases and avoid winter lockdown

On Wednesday November 18th, Belgium’s Consultative Committee decided to implement new restrictive measure to try to control the rapid increase of Covid-19 seen across the country. […]
18 November 2021

European Commission acknowledges the EU’s plastic waste trade crisis

The European Commission’s proposal strengthens current rules on EU plastic waste exports, but environmental NGOs note significant loopholes and need for clarification. Yesterday, the European Commission […]
18 November 2021

France updates requirements to get a health pass and some tourists will now have to pay to get one

On Friday November 5th, the French Parliament has definitively adopted the bill of “health vigilance”. After a final vote of the National Assembly, the bill authorizes […]
18 November 2021

200 passengers miss flights at Brussels Airport due to police stricter controls as a sign of protest

On the morning of Tuesday November 16th, the police in Belgium carried out strict border controls in the airports of Brussels Zaventem, Charleroi and Bierset (Liège). […]
17 November 2021

Lufthansa Group repays 100% financial aid from the German government

Last November 12, Deutsche Lufthansa AG repaid or cancelled all remaining government Stabilization funds from the Federal Republic of Germany. The repayment was made much earlier […]
17 November 2021

New Iceland tourism campaign mocks Zuckerberg’s metaverse while promoting the country’s beauty

The tourism industry in Iceland was strongly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. To encourage some Nordic regions, a video was officially launched on social media parodying […]
17 November 2021

Japanese airline installs vending machines with surprise destinations

In Japan, capsule vending machines – called gachapon in Japanese – are no longer offering only little toys. From small hamburgers to swimmers figurines, the gachapon […]
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