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29 June 2021

China’s new massive airport in Chengdu is officially open

China’s Chengdu Tianfu International Airport has officially begun operations. Its first flight, which was operated by Sichuan Airlines, took off at 11:10 a.m. last Sunday, bound […]
29 June 2021

Stand out from the crowd for market advantage

Apply for a WTM Responsible Tourism Award, which this year has gone global. I am delighted that António Buscardini, Founder & CEO of Travel Tomorrow, will […]
29 June 2021

Native people of the Amazon forest haven’t caused any damage for over 5.000 years, new study says

The Amazon rainforest is huge. It covers about 5.500.000 square kilometers and makes up more than half of the world’s remaining rainforests. Researchers estimate that there […]
29 June 2021

Brussels to ban petrol cars from 2035, diesel from 2030

The government of the Brussels Region has confirmed its commitment to ban diesel vehicles from 2030 and gasoline vehicles from 2035. It has presented the details […]
28 June 2021

Some destinations are closing their doors to unvaccinated travelers

Some destinations are taking the decision to restrict entry to unvaccinated travelers. This could be seen as a global “nudge” for those unwilling to get vaccinated. […]
28 June 2021
Lufthansa

Lufthansa launches QR code vaccine certificate to speed up check-in

On June 17th, Lufthansa announced that it will allow travelers to use an in-app QR code to confirm their vaccination status. More than a quarter of […]
28 June 2021

An estimate £639 million lost daily if international travel is not restored in the UK

The UK could lose £639 million a day during July if international travel remains off limits, according to an open letter to the UK Prime Minister, […]
25 June 2021

Covid-19: Belgium’s Summer Plan

On Friday June 18th, Belgium’s Consultative Committee met and determined that from this Sunday, 27th of June, an easing of measures would come into effect. The […]
25 June 2021

“State aid for TAP is money flushed down the toilet” says Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary

Ryanair’s President Michael O’Leary argued that state support for Portuguese Airline TAP is not an investment, but that it’s taxpayer’s money being ”flushed down the toilet” […]
25 June 2021

16 new destinations added to the UK’s “green list”

UK’s Department for Transport (DfT) has added 16 destinations to its “green list”. Malta, Madeira and the Balearic Islands are among the most wished-for new additions. […]
24 June 2021
British Airways

British Airways considering leaving Gatwick for Heathrow

British Airways has launched a review into the possibility of concentrating its operations at Heathrow, abandoning Gatwick, Britain’s second-biggest airport. 1. Gatwick worst affected of any […]
24 June 2021

Belgium: Drop in incidence rate could change the country to green on travel map

On Friday June 18th, the European European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) reassessed the risk level for Belgium and changed its risk color from […]
23 June 2021

576 passengers caught with fake Covid-19 tests at Brussels Airport

On Tuesday June 22nd, the public prosecutor’s office in Hal-Vilvoorde, Belgium, announced that between April 19th and June 11th, 576 passengers have been caught presenting falsified […]
23 June 2021

Italy to drop the use of face masks

Italy is considering removing the requirement to wear a mask outdoors. To achieve that goal in safe manner, the Executive has asked the opinion of the […]
23 June 2021

Will the Delta variant destroy European Summer?

Up to 10,000 Japanese fans will be permitted to attend Olympic venues  in Tokyo this summer – but the outlook for travel here in Europe is far […]
22 June 2021

Consumers are demanding more Responsible Tourism

Each year Booking.com undertakes a very large scale survey of consumers in multiple source markets, 29,000+ travellers across 30 countries and territories. Their 2021 Sustainable Travel […]
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