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18 November 2020

What is the path forward for tourism?

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, presents its second in a series of Travel & Tourism […]
17 November 2020

Curbing emissions: New €7.45 tax per passenger departing from a Dutch airport in 2021

As of the 1st of January 2021, every passenger departing from an airport in the Netherlands will pay an additional tax of €7.45. The Dutch government […]
17 November 2020

Tourism for Good

In this year’s World Responsible Tourism Awards, we sought to recognise those businesses and organisations which had stepped up to take responsibility as the pandemic stopped […]
17 November 2020

Spain: A Call for a Collaborative Restart of Tourism

Ambassadors to Spain from European countries gathered today for a high-level meeting with the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The virtual meeting with Secretary-General […]
17 November 2020

Joyful news in Belgium: Saint Nicholas exempt from coronavirus restrictions

Children across Belgium received with joy the announcement that Saint Nicholas would be exempt from the Covid-19 restrictions. Interior Minister, Annelies Verlinden, and Health Minister, Frank […]
16 November 2020

Will there be spectators at the Olympic Games in Tokyo?

On Monday November 16th, the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, said that he was “very confident” about the possibility of having spectators […]
16 November 2020

EU extends aid measures for aviation sector

A new EU Commission report has announced that some of the provisions introduced in May aimed at easing the financial pressure on aviation operators and ground […]
16 November 2020

Teachings by a Nomad

UNESCO added Kokoxili located in Tibet to its World Heritage list in July 2017. Kokoxili (Hoh Xil in Chinese) is the world’s largest and highest plateau […]
16 November 2020

Why tourism can never die: Service with a Smile

Technology is booming.  We have apps to book flights, to book hotels, to book attractions and tours. Big money is focusing on software and automation. Which […]
15 November 2020

Travel restrictions in brief: Croatia 🇭🇷

Note: Last update of this article occurred on December 15th. On 30 November 2020, the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia issued a Decision […]
15 November 2020

Travel restrictions in brief: Bulgaria 🇧🇬

Note: Last update of this article occurred on December 15th. 1. Borders Bulgaria’s borders are open to travellers arriving from the following locations: 🇪🇺 European Union […]
15 November 2020

Travel restrictions in brief:
Portugal 🇵🇹

Note: Last update of this article occurred on January 15th. 1. The State of Emergency remains in force until the 30th of January, with the determination […]
15 November 2020

Travel restrictions in brief:
Netherlands 🇳🇱

Note: Last update of this article occurred on December 15th. Lockdown in the Netherlands It was announced on Monday that the Netherlands will go into its […]
15 November 2020

Travel restrictions in brief:
Latvia 🇱🇻

Note: Last update of this article occurred on December 15th. Can I travel to Latvia? Entry is authorised but people coming from an country with a […]
15 November 2020

Travel restrictions in brief:
Romania 🇷🇴

Note: Last update of this article occurred on December 15th. Can I travel to Romania? Yes, but those people below traveling to Romania and coming from […]
15 November 2020

Travel restrictions in brief:
Luxembourg 🇱🇺

Note: Last update of this article occurred on December 15th. 1. Can I travel to Luxembourg? Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the ban on the entry of […]
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