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2 August 2021

Investments in ‘Green Hotels’ aimed at restarting tourism

Destination Capital (DC) has signed a collaborative arrangement with the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to support the rejuvenation of the hotel industry. The arrangement supports the […]
30 July 2021

Travel restrictions in the US to remain active until further notice due to surge in delta variant cases

On Monday July 26th, White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced that international travel restrictions would continue until further notice. The White House cited an increase […]
29 July 2021

5 new sites named UNESCO World Heritage

On Saturday 14th July UNESCO World Heritage held its 44th session online, chaired from Fuzhou in China, during which the Arab and Europe regions received five new […]
29 July 2021

Did you know that seagrass can help fight climate change?

Seagrasses don’t get as much attention as coral reefs but this elusive, tiny marine plant is at risk, threatened by human activities such as dredging, the […]
28 July 2021

Successful trials in Heathrow encourage amber policy for fully vaccinated US and EU travellers

The results of a joint UK proving trial established by Heathrow, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have demonstrated the UK Government can rapidly expand its Amber […]
28 July 2021

Qatar Airways ranked the best in the world in 2021

Qatar Airways has been recognized as the world’s best airline at the Airline Excellence Awards 2021, organized by AirlineRatings. Qatar Airways won the award based on […]
28 July 2021

Space tourism: never mind the ticket, can we afford the climate cost?

Space tourism has long been on the horizon, but in the last month it has become a reality. With both Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos having […]
27 July 2021

Pollution turns lagoon in Argentina entirely pink

The new bright pink colour of the Corfo lagoon in Argentina may look pretty but the reason behind the recent colour change is anything but. According […]
27 July 2021

Dubai creates ‘artificial rain’ to cope with high temperatures

Dubai has lately a heat wave of up to 50 degrees Celsius and its National Meteorological Center has thus begun experimenting with the use of drone […]
27 July 2021

E-volunteering: A positive response to Covid-19

“Peopleandplaces” pioneered responsible volunteering abroad, benefitting local communities in the developing world with skills shared by people with proven skills. They have never provided classroom teachers, […]
27 July 2021

Saudi Arabia announces plans to launch a second national airline

Saudi Arabia plans to launch a new national airline that will allow it to take advantage of economic growth and bring the number of visitors to […]
26 July 2021

China debuts the world’s fastest train

The Chinese state-owned China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation has debuted its maglev bullet train in Qingdao China. The new train is considered the world’s fastest and […]
26 July 2021

“Green Pass” to be required in Italy for indoor dining and events

On Thursday July 22nd, the Italian government, announced that starting in August, people must show proof of immunity to access a set of services and leisure […]
26 July 2021

Travel gets more complicated as European map begins to turn red again

As the latest version of European Map by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) shows, Covid-19 is once again spreading across the continent. […]
26 July 2021

EU digital Covid-19 certificate. Commission presents new guidelines for smoother air travel

With the EU digital Covid-19 certificate in place, the European Commission recently issued new guidelines for EU countries to ensure increased coordination and smoother air travel […]
26 July 2021

How national tourism organisations evolved to a sustainable tourism development model

Released on July 22, the European Travel Commission’s report investigated how European National Tourism Organisations (NTOs) have been evolving over the past decade (2008-2021) to provide […]
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