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12 March 2021

China will have its own vaccine passport

China has launched a digital passport that will help individuals prove their health status when traveling to or from abroad, and could contribute to further opening […]
11 March 2021

Southern EU countries see 1 May as the date to reopen to tourism

Some countries in southern Europe are preparing to reopen to visitors in May. Many of those countries’ economies rely heavily on tourism and are trying to […]
11 March 2021

Texel set to be the first plastic-free Dutch island

Plastic is everywhere. One look in your cupboards will probably suffice to see that we live in a world where almost everything comes packaged. On trip […]
11 March 2021

Air Serbia will be among first to test digital Covid-19 travel passport

Air Serbia will be among the first airlines to test a COVID-19 vaccination travel pass following collaboration with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents […]
10 March 2021

Thailand might be open to tourism again from 1 July

On March 2nd, the tourism industry in Thailand launched the #OpenThailandSafely campaign which aims at lobbying the government reopen the country to tourism by 1 July. […]
10 March 2021

Czech Republic: A drop of 75% in international tourist arrivals in 2020

A sharp decline in total tourist numbers of 51% compared to 2019, a drop in international tourist arrivals of 75% and the capital city of Prague […]
10 March 2021

Travel bookings from UK surge as Cyprus and Portugal say they will welcome British tourists

Travel agents have reported a large increase in interest and bookings for holidays abroad following the announcements of Cyprus and Portugal last week stating they would […]
10 March 2021

Fly over Chernobyl with Ukraine International Airlines

Ukraine International Airlines has launched low-altitude, scenic flights over Kiev and Chernobyl. Enthusiasts will be able to see the beautiful city on the banks of the […]
9 March 2021

This has been the impact of tightened travel restrictions on tourism

One in three destinations worldwide are now completely closed to international tourism. According to the latest data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the emergence of […]
9 March 2021

Sentosa Island in Singapore to become carbon-neutral by 2030

To ensure that Sentosa Island in Singapore continues to develop as a sustainable leisure destination, Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) will transform the resort island into a […]
9 March 2021

Marsha Walden: “Canadians have the power to change this by spending their travel budget in Canada”

Destination Canada released a new research and analysis that uncovers the scope of the impact to the tourism sector from Covid-19. The visitor economy saw unprecedented […]
9 March 2021

Can tourism make peace with nature?

At first sight, this is an odd question. Nature, wildlife, pristine natural habitats, birds, coral reefs, whales & dolphins and the charismatic mega fauna like the […]
8 March 2021

Belgium: Bars and restaurants might open again from 1 May

On Friday March 5th, during Belgium’s Consultative Committee meeting, Flemish Minister-President Jan Jambon said that the hospitality sector could be able to open its doors from […]
8 March 2021

Seychelles reopens to visitors

Following a Tourism Task Force Committee meeting, Seychelles’ Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Sylvestre Radegonde, has announced that the island will officially reopen to travellers […]
8 March 2021

Star Alliance passengers’ data stolen in cyber-attack

Following a cyber attack last March 4, hundreds of thousands of Star Alliance passengers’ details have been stolen. SITA, which serves the Star Alliance of airlines […]
8 March 2021

This is what Amsterdam would look like if it were set amidst the mountains

When thinking of Amsterdam, we all have a pretty similar way to picture the city. The Dutch capital is known for its picturesque canals, for its […]
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