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13 July 2022

Tourism sector with solid positions on list of greatest French fortunes

The French magazine Challenges has recently published its ranking of the richest people in France. Business personalities in the tourism and hospitality sector have solid positions […]
12 July 2022

Germany passes law to increase wind energy capacity

The German Parliament adopted a new Onshore Wind Law which aims to expand onshore wind by a massive 10 GW a year from 2025. In line […]
12 July 2022

UN expects world population to reach 8 billion on 15 November 2022

Yesterday, on World Population Day, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) released its latest World Population Prospects report, marking the next milestones […]
12 July 2022

Boeing chosen by Virgin Galactic to build aircrafts for space tourism

Virgin Galactic announced a deal with Boeing to build a new set of carrier planes for the aerospace and space travel company to launch tourists in […]
12 July 2022

IATA says flights will “without doubt” become more expensive

The aviation industry has been under a lot of pressure recently, culminating in a chaos that has taken over Europe. The recovery of air travel to […]
12 July 2022

Is it better to travel by train or airplane in Europe?

Is it better to travel by train or airplane in Europe? It’s common to hear comments like “the plane is faster” or “the train is more […]
12 July 2022

Finland’s new sand battery system could provide heating for a whole district

Finland has launched the world’s first batter made out of sand. It could help solve one of renewable energy’s biggest challenges, which is how to ensure […]
11 July 2022

Europe is expected to recover 70% of pre-pandemic travel demand in 2022

Uncertainty brought about by worsening inflation, prolonged war disruption and rising rates of Covid-19 continue to endanger the tourism outlook across Europe. Nonetheless, the European Travel […]
11 July 2022

French and Belgian Ryanair pilots to strike on 23-24 July

Ryanair pilots based in France and Belgium have announced a strike on 23-24 July, as issues on local labour legislation and minimum wage remain unresolved between […]
11 July 2022

European Airlines welcome Parliament’s vote on ReFuel EU

On Friday, the European Parliament voted in plenary to adopt a large part of the Committee on Transport and Tourism’s report to increase the uptake of […]
11 July 2022

Europe’s last wild river to become a national park

Wild rivers. They seem a bit like a contradictio in terminis, because after all, all rivers are created by nature. Or at least, that’s how they […]
11 July 2022

India bans single-use plastic to combat pollution

India has banned single-use plastics. It’s now illegal to make, import or distribute a range of items from plastic cutlery to straws, and packing film to […]
11 July 2022

Windows are one step closer to harvesting solar energy

The emerging technology that will allow skyscrapers to generate their own power has taken another step forward, with researchers in Australia increasing the energy efficiency and […]
11 July 2022

EU invests €5.4 billion to double high-speed rail use by 2030

The EU plans to double high-speed rail use by 2030 and triple current levels by 2050. The vision was announced in Lyon, France, on June 29th, […]
11 July 2022

European airlines reimburse consumers for over 500,000 vouchers

Sixteen European airlines have reimbursed consumers for over 500,000 vouchers they had imposed at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the European Commission says. The sixteen […]
8 July 2022

Vietnam bans swimming and scuba diving in Nha Trang bay due to coral damage

We live in a world full of wonders. Even though many of us are fascinated by fictional universes like Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter or […]
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