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24 June 2020
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26 passengers test positive for Covid-19 on Emirates flight

So far 26 passengers from Emirates flight EK380 have tested positive for Covid-19 upon arrival in Hong Kong. On June 20th, the plane left Pakistan bound […]
24 June 2020
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New Rights of Redress for EU Travellers

Some Member States had been blocking an agreement because they wanted to exclude air and train passenger rights from the scope of the law and wanted […]
23 June 2020
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EU Commission signs aviation agreement with Japan

On June 22nd, the European Commission signed an agreement on civil aviation safety with Japan. The agreement is meant to boost the EU’s cooperation with Japan […]
23 June 2020
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Confinement imposed on 350,000 people due to Covid-19 outbreak in Germany

Guetersloh county in Germany’s most populous state has been put into lock-down after a Covid-19 outbreak at a slaughterhouse. More than 1,500 people from the Toennies […]
23 June 2020
Ghent

Putting sustainable tourism at the centre of Ghent’s post-covid recovery

The Belgian city of Ghent has allocated more than €1.5m to boost its post-pandemic tourism, including more emphasis on sustainable tourism. In what it calls “a […]
23 June 2020

‘Safe Travels’ protocol launched for attractions, car hire and short-term rental

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has unveiled its third phase of measures designed to rebuild global consumer confidence, reduce risk and encourage the return […]
22 June 2020
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European Aviation: Economic impact of Covid-19 likely to increase

Airlines in Europe are set to lose $21.5 billion in 2020, with passenger demand declining by over 50%, a research from the International Air Transport Association […]
22 June 2020
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European Parliament requests further action to save tourism in the EU

MEPs call for additional measures to save the EU’s tourism and travel sector and make it future-proof after COVID-19 crisis. The resolution on transport and tourism […]
22 June 2020
Slovenia

Slovenia, Ukraine and Egypt among new destinations receiving the ‘Safe Travels’ stamp

Egypt is the latest in a line of popular destinations around the world to sign up to the world’s first ever global safety and hygiene stamp […]
22 June 2020
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S&D group in European Parliament calls for “Travel Guarantee Fund” to protect travelers

The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament have called for a “Travel Guarantee Fund” to help ensure travelers do not lose out during the health […]
22 June 2020
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Alyzia receives temporary license for baggage and ramp handling at Brussels Airport

Alyzia SAS has been allowed the right to operate as a ground handling service provider at Brussels Airport for the next six months and will receive […]
22 June 2020

“We are Europe” tourism campaign launched on Euronews

The European Travel Commission (ETC) has teamed up with Euronews to create and launch a new media campaign entitled “We are Europe”,  designed to inspire people […]
22 June 2020
KLM

KLM gradually rebuilds network

KLM is gradually and carefully restarting its network. In July, KLM operates 5,000 European flights. The forecast for August is 11,000. Intercontinental numbers are around 1,900 […]
22 June 2020

Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian to offer return flight guarantee

Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines are offering not only flexible rebooking options but also a basic return flight guarantee on all European routes. Brussels Airlines does […]
19 June 2020

Lufthansa may sell Brussels Airlines or let it go bankrupt

Brussels Airlines, which employs 4,200 people, said last month it would cut its fleet of aircraft by 30 percent and its workforce by a quarter to […]
19 June 2020
Bhutan

Bhutan: The only country with a negative carbon footprint

In the 1970s the monarch of Bhutan declared, “Gross Domestic Happiness is more important than Gross Domestic Product.” The idea has since been integrated into the […]