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16 July 2021

Belgium is once again fully orange on European travel map

Despite parts of the country having turned green in recent weeks, all of Belgium is now once again orange according to the latest update of the […]
16 July 2021

“We believe that safe travel is possible this summer” says Luís Araujo, ETC President

European travel activity is set to build some momentum moving into the peak summer months due to the gradual easing of restrictions, the ramp-up in vaccinations, […]
15 July 2021

More taxes? Aviation industry says that’s not the answer for sustainability

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned that the reliance on taxation as the solution for cutting aviation emissions in the EU’s ‘Fit for 55’ proposal […]
15 July 2021

Tourism takes action on plastic waste and pollution

Tourism businesses and destinations are stepping up their commitment to sustainability. Aimed at reducing waste and pollution across the sector, the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative (GTPI) is welcoming […]
15 July 2021

Has Covid-19 ended overtourism for good?

International travel ground to a halt rendering empty streets in Barcelona and Rome, empty beaches in Greece and Thailand and ghost airports everywhere. It is indisputable […]
15 July 2021

EU unveils ambitious climate goal: to reduce net emissions by 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels

The European Commission adopted a package of proposals to make the EU’s climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions […]
14 July 2021

Lufthansa and Brussels Airlines to stop addressing passengers as “ladies and gentlemen”

Lufthansa group has announced that it will remove the phrase “ladies and gentlemen” when welcoming its passengers. The greeting will be replaced by a “neutral” one […]
14 July 2021

What are the rules for traveling to France this summer?

The president of France, Emmanuel Macron, has announced that vaccination is now mandatory for all personnel working in the health or care sector. They have until […]
14 July 2021

Covid-19 takes a toll on EU air passengers’ rights, ECA says

EU air passengers’ rights have not been protected after the disorder caused by the Covid-19 crisis, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) revealed in a recent […]
14 July 2021

Malta gives up plan to ban unvaccinated travellers

Following the Maltese government’s announcement on Friday that from July 14th only vaccinated travellers would be permitted into the country, they have now decided to abandon […]
13 July 2021

Brussels test event called a ‘medical success’

A test event organised on Saturday 3rd July at La Madeleine, an event hall in Brussels, has been named a ‘medical success’. Following the party there […]
13 July 2021

Montreal encourages people to work outdoors by installing 23 free working spaces

In a new project called Îlots d’été, Montreal is encouraging its residents to work outdoors by installing 23 brand-new outdoor workspaces around the city. 1. The […]
13 July 2021

Taking responsibility has commercial value

WTM, London has launched a Platform for Change to facilitate the sharing of solutions to the diverse challenges of sustainability. The Responsible Tourism agenda is broad […]
13 July 2021

“World won’t recover from the pandemic until 2023,” says Joseph Borrell

European Union diplomacy chief Josep Borrell said today that “the world as a whole” will not overcome the pandemic before 2023, although Europe is already “coming […]
12 July 2021

Woman duct-taped to her seat after she panicked and tried to open the door mid-flight

A woman passenger on American Airlines Flight 1774 to Charlotte, North Carolina, was strapped to her seat after she tried to open the door to exit […]
12 July 2021

Global emissions fell to 1965 levels in Europe due to Covid-19 lockdowns

In 2020, primary energy consumption and carbon emissions from energy consumption recorded the fastest drop ever since the Second World War, according to data released by […]
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