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19 December 2022

Belgium to tax private jets and short-haul flights

As of April 1, 2023, Belgium will increase taxes on short-haul flights and private jets to reduce noise and air pollution, as reported by Reuters. Currently, […]
19 December 2022

Would you fly transatlantic powered only by waste oils and fats?

An intercontinental flight fueled only by waste oils and fats? That’s the proposal for 2023 from Virgin Atlantic, who are claiming a Boeing 787 trip from […]
19 December 2022

Switzerland’s high-tech GoldenPass Express train can jump rail tracks

On December 11th, Switzerland‘s newest panoramic train took its first journey. The GoldenPass Express offers a smooth and even more comfortable travel experience on one of […]
19 December 2022

Italy implements one-way foot traffic in Naples overtouristed street

Like every year, the famous Via San Gregorio Armeno in Naples, Italy, fills up with tourists from all over the world who visit the renowned nativity […]
16 December 2022

National riots cause travel disruptions in Peru

Since Peru’s president Pedro Castillo was removed from office last week, facing an impeachment trial, his supporters have been taking over the streets in protest. The […]
16 December 2022

EU Council recommends lift of all Covid-19 travel restrictions in the EU

On 13 December, the Council of the European Union adopted updated recommendations on travel to the EU and on facilitating free movement within the EU during […]
15 December 2022

EU unifies rules on access to emergency ID for travelers abroad

The European Commission notified EU governments about the latest measures on consular protection. 1. EU Emergency Travel Document EU citizens who happen to lose their passport […]
15 December 2022

EU approves €1.8bn to increase charging stations for EVs in Germany

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €1.8 billion German scheme to support the roll out of high power charging  stations for […]
15 December 2022

Japanese billionaire chooses 8 artists to take to the Moon in 2023

Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa has announced 8 crewmembers, and 2 backups, who will join him on the dearMoon mission. They will be the first humans Starship […]
15 December 2022

EU agrees on carbon border tax to curb polluting imports

EU legislators reached an agreement to tax carbon under the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), which will apply to imports across several sectors, forcing polluters to […]
15 December 2022

ETC releases report on European tourism over summer 2022

After two years of pandemic, the travel and tourism sector has started recovering this year. Over the summer months, Europe has seen a strong rebound, some […]
15 December 2022

What is ‘Paris syndrome’?

Breathtaking TikTok videos and glamorous Instagram reels and photos can set high expectations for tourist destinations. But what if visitors’ expectations are not met? When visiting […]
15 December 2022

Macau to allow home isolation for people with Covid

Authorities in Macau are easing Covid-related measures as they have announced that from Wednesday December 14th, individuals who get a positive Covid test may isolate at […]
14 December 2022

How will commercial aviation reach net-zero emissions by 2050?

The introduction of low-cost flights opened the door to millions of people who wanted to travel without having to spend too much time on the journey. […]
14 December 2022

EU agrees on law to make car batteries cleaner

A new law passed by the European Union is bound to make car batteries more sustainable throughout their entire lifecycle. Manufacturers will need to show that […]
14 December 2022

United and Boeing announce largest widebody aircraft order in US commercial aviation history

On 13 December, United Airlines and Boeing announced the largest widebody order by a US carrier in commercial aviation history, the airline ordering 100 Boeing 787 […]
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