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2 March 2021

What is Travel Shaming?

Traveling during a pandemic is definitely not easy and can even become a huge source of stress. Travel restrictions, confusion, ever-changing regulations, extra research and safety […]
2 March 2021

Travel & Tourism stakeholders urge investment in Sustainable Tourism as part of EU Recovery

The European Tourism Manifesto alliance, which represents over 60 European travel & tourism stakeholders covering the whole value chain of travel operations across Europe, has called […]
1 March 2021

EU leaders say Covid-19 vaccination passport ‘possible before summer’

Following a virtual summit, several European leaders have said that Europeans who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus may be able to travel freely by this […]
1 March 2021

Major iceberg calves from Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica worries scientists

A huge iceberg (1270 km²) the size of the county of Bedfordshire has broken off the 150-m thick Brunt Ice Shelf, almost a decade after scientists […]
1 March 2021

Gloria Guevara: “This will be a strong summer for travel to Europe”

Speaking at a webinar organised by the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), Gloria Guevara, CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) stated “this […]
1 March 2021

Brussels Airlines bets on the summer 2021

After a difficult 2020, Brussels Airlines is looking ahead to the summer of 2021. Traditionally, December and January are the months in which Belgians start planning […]
1 March 2021

How culture and creativity can boost tourism recovery

The shared values and close ties between tourism and culture stakeholders means both sectors can work together to ensure inclusive access to heritage, as countries around […]
26 February 2021

Belgium’s Consultative Committee: Measures cannot yet be relaxed

On Friday February 26th, at the end of the Consultative Committee meeting, Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo announced that the current confinement measures will not […]
26 February 2021

Emirates flies with a fully vaccinated crew

On January 21st, Emirates operated a flight with a fully vaccinated frontline team and crew. The flight in question was EK215 and at 8.30am it departed […]
25 February 2021

Travel industry demands clarity on non-essential travel ban in Belgium

On February 24th, the Association of Flemish Travel Agents (VVR) and the Union Professionnelle des Agences de Voyages (UPAV) announced that the travel sector in Belgium […]
25 February 2021

Europe’s Travel & Tourism sector calls on EU governments to chart restart plan for Summer

Over 60 travel and tourism organisations unveil concrete recommendations for re-opening travel & tourism in Europe, including creation of Commission-led Task Force to restore freedom of […]
25 February 2021

Low supply of vaccines cause disruption to immunization campaign in Belgium

On Tuesday February 24th, Flemish health minister Wouter Beke announced that the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccination is experiencing some delays. He cited a lower number […]
24 February 2021
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Greece wants to be one of the first countries to develop a vaccine passport

On February 23rd, 2021, Greece announced that it wants to be one of the first countries to develop a digital vaccine passport certifying individuals who have […]
24 February 2021

Traveling green – how to make the least impact on the environment

We all love to travel. But traveling also has an impact on the environment. More and more people are being conscious of the carbon footprint and […]
24 February 2021

Covid-19: We must accept a higher risk in our lives, Tourism Australia says

A travel industry round table in Sydney has put the idea forward that the world needs to learn how to live with Covid-19, which would imply […]
24 February 2021

Mauritius will only allow vaccinated tourists to enter

The Prime Minister of Mauritius, Kailesh Jagutpal, has stated that the island nation has won the battle against coronavirus but that the war against the virus […]
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