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6 August 2021

Thailand bans use of sunscreen in all of its national parks

In an effort to protect the country’s national parks, Thailand has banned the use of sunscreen containing chemicals that are harmful to the environment. 1. The […]
6 August 2021

Lufthansa sleeper’s row: An entire row all to yourself on long-haul flights

As of 2nd August, Lufthansa guests travelling in Economy Class on select long-haul flights will have the option of booking a Sleeper’s Row. Able to choose […]
6 August 2021

New report signals how the Travel & Tourism sector could help eradicate human trafficking

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has released a new report that signals how the global Travel & Tourism sector can help eradicate human trafficking. […]
5 August 2021

Use of face mask in Belgium might be lifted in September

On August 3rd, the Belgian vaccinologist, Pierre Van Damme, suggested that in September Belgium could potentially remove the requirement to wear a face mask in closed […]
5 August 2021

Plant trees as you travel with this new UK train ticketing company

In order to encourage more people living in and visiting the UK to opt for train travel, which is a more environmentally friendly and sustainable alternative […]
5 August 2021

UK government updates red, amber and green travel list

The UK government has announced changes to it’s travel rules which will come into force at 4am BST on Sunday. The green, amber and red travel list […]
5 August 2021

7 million Italians unable to afford a one-week holiday away from home

Roughly 7 million Italians cannot afford to take a week’s holiday away from home, according to research by the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC). Those 7 […]
5 August 2021

Summer air travel continues to be disappointing says IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that air travel is still struggling to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, with demand still significantly below pre-Covid-19 […]
4 August 2021

Airplane passenger duct-taped to seat after allegedly sexually assaulting and puncing flight attendants

On a Frontier Airlines flight in the USA last week, flight attendants were forced to restrain a passenger by duct taping him to his seat after […]
4 August 2021

No EU access without permit for non-EU citizens

New EU legislation will oblige non-EU citizens to present a permit to access European territory covered by the Schengen Area. The rules, announced on August 3, […]
4 August 2021

EU has now vaccinated 50% of its population

According to a count made on Tuesday by AFP from official sources, the rate of Covid-19 vaccinations in the European Union has reached 50%. Half of […]
4 August 2021

US adds 16 destinations to ‘very high’ Covid-19 travel risk list

On Monday August 2nd, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, added 16 destinations to its “very high” Covid-19 risk level. Some of the […]
4 August 2021

Vatican and San Marino to have Covid-19 certificates recognised by the EU

The EU will recognise the Covid-19 certificates from the Vatican and San Marino, connecting both countries to the EU’s system, the European Commission announced recently. 1. […]
4 August 2021

Covid-19. What you need to think about when traveling with children this summer

Young children belong to a population segment which hasn’t been vaccinated, and with reason: no vaccines have been authorized for children under 12. Many parents feel […]
3 August 2021

Tall Poppy Syndrome is a major problem for Responsible Tourism

There is some sage advice, too often ignored: “don’t let the pursuit of the perfect drive out the good.”  Too many businesses and destinations choose not […]
3 August 2021

From August 9th France’s health pass to be required in cafés and restaurants

From July 21st, France made it obligatory to show a passe sanitaire (health pass), for access to public venues for more than 50 people. Now, starting […]
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