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21 April 2021

Vaccinated people to be granted prayer permit to visit Mecca and Medina

For a second year in a row, the holy days of Ramadan will be observed under strict coronavirus restrictions in Saudi Arabia. Safety measures will remain […]
20 April 2021

IATA and Unilabs partner to help passengers manage Covid-19 tests

Unilabs, the leading European diagnostic services provider, and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the trade association for the world’s airlines, have signed an agreement to […]
20 April 2021

Global Responsible Tourism Awards Launched

Since their launch in 2004 at WTM London, the World Responsible Tourism Awards have grown in prestige. Every year, remarkable new examples of responsible businesses and […]
19 April 2021

Brits will soon be able to go on holiday to Portugal

As of Friday April 16th, air travel between the UK and Portugal is again possible without the need for quarantine. Earlier this year, the Portuguese government […]
19 April 2021

IATA and Eurofins partner to boost travel with testing

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced an agreement with Eurofins to incorporate its worldwide Covid-19 testing network into IATA Travel Pass. Eurofins is a leader in bio-analytical […]
19 April 2021

Aviation commits to further decarbonising and increasing adoption of sustainable fuels

The aviation industry announced that – to build on its already impressive scope of activities for reducing CO2 emissions – they are establishing the Council on […]
19 April 2021

Brussels Airlines prepares for gradual summer relaunch

With vaccination programs underway in many countries and demand for travel slowly starting to pick up for summer Brussels Airlines prepares its operations for a gradual […]
19 April 2021

Eduard Torres: “Barcelona is a safe destination”

I brought the glass of wine to my lips and saw the light pouring in through the foliage, fine beams of gold streaking the grounds of […]
16 April 2021

Harmonized travel protocols to bolster tourism’s survival

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has again convened its Global Tourism Crisis Committee to lead the sector in harmonizing travel and health protocols and securing vital […]
16 April 2021

Pandemics and other key challenges: wake-up call to go beyond multilateralism – 10 thesis for Omnilateralism

This 21st century is confronting us with the need to restructure our way of international relations and cooperation. 1. Never in our history, humans have been […]
16 April 2021

Vaccinated travelers to be welcome in Israel from 23 May

The Israeli Health Ministry has announced that foreigners who have been vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19 will be allowed into Israel from May 23. The ministry […]
16 April 2021

Only in 2023 will tourism in Portugal return to what it was in 2019

“Calculate how many travelers crossed Portugal during a century then tell us: do you believe that the foreigner reaches the end of his pilgrimage without spending […]
15 April 2021

Malta to pay tourists who visit the country this summer

The Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) has announced that will offer up to 200 euros to each visitor who books a three-night stay with select three-to five-star […]
15 April 2021

Angkor Wat closed until 20 April due to Covid-19 outbreak

The centuries-old Angkor temple complex in Cambodia is being temporarily closed for two weeks because of a coronavirus outbreak in the country. The Apsara Authority, the […]
15 April 2021

Me first attitude tarnishes the Brits

You may have noticed that this week, the UK took a giant step towards coming out of its latest corona virus lockdown. There was much rejoicing […]
15 April 2021

Lourdes longs for new tourists

The Easter Holiday season was quieter than ever in the French city of Lourdes. If there is a tourist designation where effects of the pandemic were […]
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