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18 March 2021

Manneken Pis joins the Covid Boys in Brussels

One year ago to the day, on March 18, 2020, Belgium confined itself. A highly symbolic date in the fight against the coronavirus, and in the […]
18 March 2021

Europe’s aviation sector welcomes EU’s Digital Green Certificate

Europe’s aviation sector has welcomed the European Commission’s proposal for a Digital Green Certificate system which requires EU States to issue common, inter-operable certificates for Covid-19 […]
17 March 2021

EU vaccine passport: Everything you need to know about the Digital Green Certificate

The European Commission has made clear the importance of a restart to travel within the EU and beyond, and has today put forward a proposal to […]
16 March 2021

EU ‘vaccination passports’ will be free for all citizens

Today, the European Commission will present its proposal for the vaccination certificate. Individuals carrying such a certificate will be able to prove that they have been […]
16 March 2021

Greece gets ready to welcome tourists as of 14 May

Greece’s Tourism Minister Harris Theocharis announced this week that the country hopes to reopen its doors to visitors as of May 14. The plan, Theocharis announced, […]
16 March 2021

Emirates and TAP Air Portugal sign MOU to expand strategic partnership

Emirates and TAP Air Portugal signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand the codeshare partnership currently in place between both airlines. The new agreement will […]
16 March 2021

Commission’s ‘Digital Green Certificate’ to help boost travel during the ongoing crisis

The proposed certificate is designed to provide proof that a person has been vaccinated against Covid-19, has recovered from it, or has received a negative test […]
16 March 2021

What have I learnt from lockdown?

I live in a small town on the old Roman Watling Street between London and Dover, rather closer to Dover than London. In March last year, […]
16 March 2021

Australians offered half-price domestic flights to boost tourism in the country

The Australian government has announced that Australians will be able to purchase half-price flights to several domestic holiday destinations under a new scheme which aims to […]
15 March 2021

France announces easing of travel restrictions for seven non-EU countries

France has announced the easing of travel restrictions for the following seven non-EU countries; Australia, Israel, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. […]
15 March 2021

Australia and Singapore to set up bilateral travel bubble to relaunch tourism

Australia is in the process of “working with Singapore” to set up a travel bubble between the two countries which will enable bilateral tourism. It is […]
15 March 2021

Ethiopia receives 2.2 million Covid-19 vaccines for first round

This morning, the first round of Covid-19 vaccines arrived at Bole International Airport, an operation coordinated by Ethiopian Airlines. Africa’s biggest carrier converted passengers aircrafts into […]
15 March 2021

Accor and Expedia Group join forces to expand UNESCO sustainability pledge into 96 countries

Expedia Group, the global travel platform and Accor, a world leading hospitality group, in conjunction with the UNESCO, are joining forces to further extend the UNESCO […]
15 March 2021
Feminism

Women’s Empowerment at the core of Travel & Tourism Global Summit

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, is set to present its new ‘Women Empowerment Initiative’ for […]
12 March 2021

Canary Islands joins Observatory Network to provide data for tourism’s recovery

The Spanish Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce announced that Promotur Turismo de Islas Canarias, the Canary Islands tourist public body, has launched a sponsorship program […]
12 March 2021

Is the right to travel still a human right?

According to United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Article 13), everyone has the right to the freedom of movement and residence within the borders of […]
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