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11 May 2022

SpaceX to bring humans to Mars before the end of the decade

SpaceX’s president and chief operating officer Gwynne Shotwell announced that within five or six years, people will reach Mars before the end of the decade. Shotwell […]
11 May 2022

Portugal to open in July Europe’s largest floating solar park

A new photovoltaic power plant in Portugal with 12,000 solar panels is ready to start operating in July of this year. Located in the Alqueva reservoir […]
11 May 2022

Croatia lifts Covid-19 travel entry rules

Croatia joins the list of countries that have lifted all entry restrictions linked to Covid-19. Visitors are no longer required to undergo testing, produce proof of […]
11 May 2022

Did you know these low-cost ovens made with mirrors produce no carbon emissions?

Solar cookers use mirrors to concentrate the sun’s energy. To cook food they work even under slightly overcast skies. Solar cookers are cheap and they eliminate […]
10 May 2022

Emirates launches full Premium Economy Experience

The new cabin class, which offers luxurious seats, more legroom, and a service to rival many airlines’ business offering, will be available to Emirates customers travelling […]
10 May 2022

What’s a honeymoon renewal and why is it trending?

Let’s be honest. When planning a wedding, promising our love for each other is – of course – the most important part to think about. It’s […]
10 May 2022

Vietnam seeks more sustainable tourism alternatives after reopening borders

Vietnam is trying to promote eco-tourism and preserve Indigenous culture in Dien Bien Phu, a network of small dwellings set in traditional stilt houses. The houses […]
10 May 2022

European Parliament demands return of 400 stolen airplanes

A recent communication from the European Parliament shows MEPs applauding European transport and tourism operators for helping refugees from Ukraine, demanding Russia returns the 400 stolen […]
10 May 2022

More wealthy Americans see ‘golden passports’ as a likely option in uncertain times

The shortage of food and raw materials is starting to be felt across Europe. How long will the Russian invasion last, and what other side effects […]
10 May 2022

Delays expected across European airports as travel demand increases

The recovery of demand in the European airline industry coupled with staff shortages threaten the smooth running of operations this summer 2022. Airports Council International Europe […]
10 May 2022

Could Spain follow Elon Musk’s advice and deliver energy for all of Europe?

In early April, Elon Musk tweeted that Spain could supply energy to the whole of Europe by building “a massive solar array”. Spain’s president, Pedro Sánchez, […]
9 May 2022

Interrail releases half-price passes to celebrate its 50th anniversary

Since 1972, the Interrail Pass has been the most flexible way for European travellers to connect with their friends, families and discover the continent on multi-destination […]
9 May 2022

Touring in the EU made easier for British bands

The pandemic has made things difficult for artists worldwide. The closing of concert venues, impossibility of travelling and band or staff members being sick have left […]
9 May 2022

1 euro houses in Sicily attract buyers from across the Atlantic

A house for one euro. This is what has been happening in Sicily in recent years attracting buyers from other countries, especially the United States. In […]
9 May 2022

Tourism sector in Italy to get a financial boost from the European Commission

The European Commission has approved a €129 million Italian scheme to support the tourism sector in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. 1. Financial support The […]
9 May 2022

TUI Belgium cancels flights to Bulgaria due to war in Ukraine

The tour operator TUI Belgium decided to cancel all its flights to Bulgaria until the end of June due to the war in Ukraine. Since the […]
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