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18 August 2020

120 CEO’s sign letter to G7 calling for urgent international coordination

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and 120 of the world’s major travel & global business leaders have sent a letter calling on the Heads […]
18 August 2020

“Eat out to help out”: The UK
initiative to help restaurants

The UK government has launched the initiative “Eat out to help out” with the aim of protecting jobs in the hospitality sector and encouraging people to […]
17 August 2020

Russia to begin mass
vaccination in a month

On Sunday August 16th the director of the Gamaleya Microbiology and Epidemiology Center, Alexandr Ginzburg, said that Mass vaccination against coronavirus in Russia will begin in […]
17 August 2020

Cathay Pacific Group: less 98.7% of traffic in July 2020

The Cathay Pacific Group released its traffic figures for July 2020. The data reflect the substantial capacity reductions caused by a sharp decrease of the demand, […]
17 August 2020

Accepting the need to fly less and “quarantine roulette”

New research in the UK from academics at Cardiff and Manchester universities into lifestyle choices adopted during the lockdown, found that the level of concern about […]
17 August 2020

Middle East: Aviation sector
on its knees due to Covid-19

According to new data released by IATA, the impact of the lockdown imposed during the Covid-19 pandemic on the Middle East aviation sector and economies has […]
13 August 2020

Covid-19 testing soon possible at Brussels Airport in mobile lab

There will be a mobile lab at Brussels Airport where passengers can get tested on Covid-19. This will enable passengers returning from a red zone to […]
13 August 2020

Sputnik V: Philippines’ President
will take the first shot

Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to get a shot of the new Russian vaccine as early as May 2021.  On Thursday, Harry Roque, President Rodrigo […]
13 August 2020

ETC calls for harmonised European approach to travel restrictions

The European Travel Commission (ETC) is calling on EU governments to better coordinate their COVID-19 recovery efforts by adopting a harmonised approach to lifting or reinstalling […]
13 August 2020

Covid-19: The effects
on sporting events

As coronavirus cases continue to spread across the globe, the majority of sporting events are being cancelled or postponed. The most significant one was the Tokyo […]
12 August 2020

Face mask now mandatory in
Brussels Capital Region

The number of confirmed Covid-19 infections in the Brussels-Capital Region has passed the threshold of 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, and the wearing of a face […]
11 August 2020

World’s first Covid-19 vaccine:
Putin’s daughter is vaccinated

“This morning, for the first time in the world, a vaccine against the new coronavirus has been registered,” Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, said during a televised […]
11 August 2020

Traffic data: Disastrous Covid-19 impact on airport industry

ACI EUROPE, the European airport trade body, has released its air traffic report for June and an interim update for July. According to the report, passenger […]
11 August 2020

Qatar Airways’mobile
app gets new features

Qatar Airways’ mobile application allows passengers to easily plan their journey, helping to minimize physical contact and human interactions.  By downloading the app, all members of […]
11 August 2020

Spanish tourism industry
devastated by Covid-19 crisis

In the first half of 2020, the Spanish tourism sector has recorded its worst semester ever, registering a decrease in visitors of 97%. More than 750,000 […]
10 August 2020

Brussels’ hotel sector struggling
due to the pandemic

The coronavirus crisis has severely damaged Brussels’ hotel sector, which is now suffering from a lack of tourists and visitors. At the moment, only half of […]