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18 May 2021

Could virtual queuing be the answer to avoiding airport queues?

As travel gradually resumes around the world, British Airways will trial a new intelligent virtual queuing system by tech firm Qmatic in an effort to avoid […]
17 May 2021

“The EU is ready for a safe reopening this summer” says EU Commissioner Thierry Breton

On Friday May 14th, EU Commissioner for the internal market Thierry Breton said that the European Union already has the right conditions in place for a […]
17 May 2021
Greece

Greece loosens lockdown measures and welcomes tourists

Greece is lifting the majority of its remaining lockdown restrictions and has officially reopened the country up to tourists. 1. Easing lockdown restrictions Greece currently has […]
17 May 2021

Portugal now welcomes visitors from most EU countries

After having initially announced it would open to non-essential travel for British tourists, from today Portugal is welcoming non-essential travellers from most European Union countries. The […]
17 May 2021

Starting today, Brits can legally holiday abroad

As the UK continues on its roadmap out of lockdown, today’s easing of Covid-19 restrictions meant Brits can now travel abroad for leisure, according to the […]
17 May 2021

Julia Simpson becomes the new President & CEO of WTTC

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, announces the departure of Gloria Guevara after four years leading […]
14 May 2021

Washington D.C. set to fully reopen in June

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has announced that the city plans to lift more capacity limits later this month and ease most of the restrictions on […]
12 May 2021

The twins meeting weekly at the Swedish-Norwegian border throughout the pandemic

Covid-19 regulations have separated many people across the world, either preventing them from returning home, or from seeing friends and loved ones. Even borders that were […]
12 May 2021

Brussels Airlines extends free rebooking period

Brussels Airlines has extended the option for customers to rebook their flights for free until July 31 2021. The rebooking fee for Austrian Airlines, Eurowings, Lufthansa […]
12 May 2021

Romania’s Bran Castle to offer free vaccine shots to visitors

Romania’s Bran Castle is offering free Covid-19 vaccine shots to its visitors, who then would be able to visit the medieval torture chambers for free. Travel […]
11 May 2021

Belgium eases measures from 9 June: Indoor hospitality and 4 guests at home

Today, Belgium’s Consultative Committee meeting decided that the country will relax its current coronavirus restrictions in several stages starting on June 9th. The Committee has been […]
11 May 2021

Pedro Machado: “In June and July, we may have worrying data regarding unemployment”

Portugal is easing Covid-19 restrictions after a strict two-month lockdown which included shutting schools. Now cafes, museums and shops can receive visitors. It’s a comeback for […]
10 May 2021

The importance of sustainability leadership in the tourism industry

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, and faculty and scientists of the Harvard T.H. Chan School […]
10 May 2021

New York City wants to offer free vaccines to tourists

As Covid-19 cases decrease and vaccinations increase, New York City is gradually reopening. After more than a year of closures and capacity restrictions, for restaurants, stores […]
10 May 2021

If not now, when?

Just last month the US President Joe Biden asserted that this is the  “decisive decade” for tackling climate change. In his opening address, he said, “Scientists […]
10 May 2021

Brussels Airport gets European funding to accelerate sustainable transition

Within the scope of the European Green Deal, the European Commission called for research and innovation projects that support the transition to a zero-carbon economy. Brussels […]
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