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25 November 2020

Uruguay: Celebrating Resilience and Tourism’s Sustainable Restart

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has concluded his official visit to the Americas with a series of high-level meetings in Uruguay. Secretary-General Zurab […]
24 November 2020

Qantas’ CEO: Proof of Covid-19 vaccination will be required for international flights

The CEO of Australian airline Qantas, Alan Joyce, believes that once the coronavirus vaccine becomes available, proof of its application will become a requirement when boarding […]
24 November 2020

Rocky Mountaineer to launch new U.S. rail route in 2021

The popular Rocky Mountaineer train travel company is adding an additional route to its repertoire in 2021, offering passengers a new two-day journey that will connect […]
24 November 2020

Covid-19: AstraZeneca’s vaccine shows 70% to 90% efficacy but it’s easier to store

Faced with extended restrictions around the world, people are hoping for a vaccine against Covid-19 will be soon available. For the time being, laboratories are competing […]
24 November 2020

Curbing emissions: Fewer flights, more trains in Europe

An Action Agenda for Train and Aviation has been sent to the Dutch Lower House on Monday, November 23rd, proposing a stronger international train network that […]
24 November 2020

Supporting Sustainable Recovery of Tourism in Brazil

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has reaffirmed his commitment to working closely with the Government of Brazil to help the country’s tourism sector […]
23 November 2020

TUI cancels Lapland holidays as Covid-19 means ‘magic’ may be lost

Travel and tourism company TUI has cancelled all Lapland Holidays this winter for customers coming from the UK and Ireland, as they are concerned that they […]
23 November 2020

Virtual Travel – Virtuous?

There has been much talk about how Covid-19 has accelerated changes in the way people work, in business travel and driving development and growth in online […]
23 November 2020

Swiss hotel school enters the virtual education marketplace

The Switzerland based hotel.school has announced its entry into the virtual online education sector, providing virtual education for hospitality professionals and ‘transforming hospitality education’. 1. About […]
23 November 2020

European airports have already lost 1.5 billion passengers

Olivier Jankovec, director general of Airports Council International (ACI) Europe, which represents 500 entities from 46 countries, said at the entity’s 30th congress and annual assembly […]
23 November 2020

Thailand introduces Special Tourist Visa

After introducing a 90-day visa in October, Thailand has now launched a shorter 60-day visa to travelers coming from mid-risk countries. But there are, of course, […]
21 November 2020

Europeans are planning 2021 trips despite Covid-19 second wave

European travellers have a stable and positive attitude towards travel but concerns over falling ill at the destination and quarantine restrictions have resulted in postponing more […]
20 November 2020

Lufthansa removes free meals for economy passengers

From the spring of 2021, Lufthansa will no longer offer free economy class catering on all its flights in Europe, the company announced on November 17th. […]
20 November 2020

Global Summit in Cancun to help restore Travel & Tourism around the world

The first major conference in the ‘new normal’ of the Covid-19 world will take place in Cancun, Mexico on 23-25 March 2021, hosted by the World […]
20 November 2020

American Airlines, British Airways and oneworld launch transatlantic Covid-19 testing trial

American Airlines, British Airways and oneworld® have launched an optional COVID-19 medical-based testing trial on selected flights from the United States (US) to London Heathrow (LHR), […]
20 November 2020

“We cannot wait for European Funds” – Francisco Calheiros, President of the Portuguese Confederation of Tourism

Covid-19 had the greatest impact that the tourism sector has ever encountered. The inhibition to travel by air, road, rail, and sea, due to confinements and […]
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