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19 October 2020

Singapore and Hong Kong launch ‘world’s first’ Covid-19 travel bubble

The two Asian countries have created a travel pact which aims to ease travel restrictions for residents of both nations and visiting foreigners. Governments of both […]
19 October 2020
Brussels Airport

85% drop in passengers at
Brussels Airport in September

In September of this year, 379, 303 passengers passed through Brussels Airport. This is just 15.2% of the total number of passengers recorded in September 2019. […]
19 October 2020

Belgium enters Phase-4 of confinement measures

The Belgian government has decided to tighten its measures to stop the sharp increase in coronavirus contagion cases. The Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, made the […]
19 October 2020

Mayors speak in favour of emission reduction targets up to 65% by 2030

Mayors of 58 major European cities say that “it’s time for a revision of the EU 2030 energy and climate targets to at least 55% by […]
19 October 2020

Ethics, responsibility
and our future

Back in the mid-nineties Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), a UK charity, asked its volunteers working in developing countries around the world about the most significant issue […]
15 October 2020

UNWTO Delegation in Brussels for
talks with EU leaders

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has led a high-level delegation to Brussels for a series of meetings aimed at ensuring tourism remains at […]
15 October 2020

Palau strives to become world’s first ‘carbon neutral tourism destination’

In a recent project between the Palau Bureau of Tourism, Sustainable Travel International and Slow Food, Palau is strives to reduce the tourism sector’s carbon footprint […]
15 October 2020

Survey finds 70 percent of travellers plan to holiday in 2021

An overwhelming majority of US and Canadian travelers (99 percent) are eager to travel again, with 70 percent stating that they plan to take a holiday […]
14 October 2020

Netherlands enforces partial lockdown starting tonight

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has announced the Netherlands will go into a partial lockdown from 10:00 PM Wednesday (tonight) in order to combat the spread […]
14 October 2020

Mobile Covid-19 laboratory now
operational at Brussels Airport

The mobile laboratory at Brussels Airport is now open. With this lab, the samples taken in the Test Centre can be analysed immediately on site, and […]
14 October 2020

Non-EU citizens will have register to travel between EU countries

Starting at the end of 2022, non-EU citizens will have to register whenever they wish to travel between EU Member States. This applies to the citizens […]
13 October 2020
Brussels Airport

Brussels Airport accelerates
preparations for a Covid-19 vaccine

Brussels Airport is ready to receive and ship the first COVID-19 vaccines. A taskforce at Brucargo, the cargo division of the airport, is working full force […]
13 October 2020

French PM does not rule out return of localized confinements

In an attempt to stem a second wave of Covid-19 contagion cases, French Prime Minister Jean Castex did not rule out, on October 12, the possibility […]
13 October 2020

Can testing get us back flying?

There has been a marked unwillingness to get on to planes and jet off to holiday. In the US, more than half of those who flew […]
13 October 2020

“Help will be of no use in six months’ time because the businesses will be bankrupt by then” — EESC’s Rapporteur Panagiotis Gkofas

It is mid October and the Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the economic, social, and health spheres of our lives. It has brought the […]
13 October 2020

British Airways CEO Alex Cruz resigns amid air travel’s worst crisis

Anglo-Spanish multinational airline holding company International Airlines Group (IAG) announced on October 12th the resignation of British Airways CEO Alex Cruz. After a transition period, Cruz […]
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