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21 July 2020

Belgium celebrates its 189th anniversary

On July 21st, 1831, a forty-year old German prince from the Saxe-Cobourg-Saalfeld duchy stood on the grounds of the Royal Palace in Brussels and was sworn […]
20 July 2020

Is Russia ready to roll out a Covid-19 vaccine by next month?

With over 770,000 reported cases, Russia is the fourth-worst affected nation struck by the pandemic globally. Finding a Covid-19 vaccine has become a priority for Russia’s […]
20 July 2020

Icelandair fires cabin crew members:
Pilots to take over onboard safety

Icelandair has taken the difficult decision to terminate the employment of its current cabin crew members and discontinue the employment relationship between the parties. The Company’s […]
20 July 2020

Covid-19 casualties: British Airways to retire its Boeing 747 fleet

Due to drop in demand, British Airways has decided to retire its 31 Boeing 747s. “The major industry bodies agree that we will not see a […]
20 July 2020

Covid-19 is the most significant determinant of demand

A YouGov poll conducted between 29 June and 9 July revealed the continuing unwillingness of many people on the one hand to travel abroad and on […]
18 July 2020

Gradual recovery of passenger flights at Brussels Airport in June

In June, 83,589 passengers passed through Brussels Airport, representing a decrease of -96.5% compared to June 2019. This decrease, which is slightly less than the past […]
17 July 2020

Gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU

The EU Council has updated the list of non-EU countries for which member states should gradually lift travel restrictions. Since 1 July 2020, Member States have […]
17 July 2020

2021 will be the European Year of Rail

Next year is set to be the European Year of Rail, which will feature a range of events and campaigns to attract more people and goods […]
17 July 2020

Holidaymakers’ irresponsible behavior in Mallorca

After the closure of restaurants in Mallorca, German Minister of Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas (SPD), has dampened his hopes of a fast lifting of travel warnings […]
17 July 2020

More than €800 million:
The cost of Covid-19 for Heineken

Heineken has reported losses in the first half of this year as a result of the restrictions linked to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Dutch brewer posted […]
16 July 2020

Cities respond to Covid-19 crisis:
Interview with Ricardo Rio, Mayor of Braga

Braga is one of the most visited cities in Portugal. This city is the 3rd biggest in the country, but so far remains with a low […]
16 July 2020

Holiday season in Covid-19 times:
A new focus on local tourism?

This summer, Belgians are invited to travel locally. An opportunity for them to (re)discover Wallonia and its rich heritage, which has served as the backdrop for […]
16 July 2020

Brussels Airlines in difficulties: Expansion of flights to be delayed by one week

Brussels Airlines’ management has announced to its employees that the company will postpone the extension of its flight schedule in August due to its worsening financial […]
16 July 2020

Llama antibodies:
A remedy for Covid-19?

Researchers in the UK announced on July 14th that antibodies taken from llamas could fight the coronavirus. The antibodies could be used as a treatment with […]
16 July 2020

“Tourism can promote solidarity and trust”:
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has sent a landmark message to the world, highlighting the sector’s unique role in advancing the 2030 Agenda […]
16 July 2020

Startups to Pitch How to Accelerate Sustainable Development and Tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced the launch of a new Startup Competition to identify innovators who can boost tourism’s contribution to sustainable development. The […]
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