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6 November 2020

Lufthansa loses 1.26 billion euros in third quarter and will need more money

Lufthansa Group has lost 1.26 billion euros in the third quarter of 2020, whilst the group’s airlines carried only 20 (8.7 million) percent of the number […]
6 November 2020

Japan’s face mask culture

Long before the first wave of Covid-19 hit the world, Japanese people were comfortable with wearing face masks for medical reasons and to conform with social […]
6 November 2020

Travelling during Covid-19 pandemic – what are the current rules?

Valerijus Ostrovskis is the CoFounder and Partner of ACQUIS EU Law and Policy With Europe facing a new spike of Covid-19 infections, accompanied by a second […]
6 November 2020

Boosting tourism in Africa

The Ubuntu: Africa Invites You To Live campaign, developed by ATREVIA, a global Communication and Strategic Positioning company, won the Inspiration Africa Branding Challenge organized by […]
6 November 2020

Transforming Barcelona’s La Rambla post pandemic

One problem which has been clearly highlighted by the Covid-19 pandemic, is overtourism. Destinations frequently over saturated with tourists have, as a result of travel restrictions, […]
5 November 2020

ASEAN Tourism Forum postponed to 2022

The next ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF), originally scheduled for 17 to 23 January 2021 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, will be postponed until 2022. Cambodia to remain […]
5 November 2020

Make your travel matter!

In these challenging times we must all play our part – stay at home! The new England wide lockdown begins on Thursday 5 November. If you […]
5 November 2020

Finnair: Complimentary Covid-19 insurance coverage kicks off

Finnair is offering complimentary Covid-19 insurance coverage for customers departing from Finland. Launched on November 3rd, Finnair Corona Cover provides extra protection and security for customers […]
5 November 2020

UK looks set to lose 2.4m jobs in 2020 due to travel restrictions

2.4 million jobs could be lost in the UK Travel & Tourism sector in 2020 if barriers to global travel remain place, the World Travel & […]
4 November 2020

Kazakhstan, Iceland, Colombia among new destinations receiving safety stamp

Kazakhstan, Iceland, Colombia, Argentina and Turks and Caicos are the latest major destinations to adopt the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) global safety and hygiene […]
4 November 2020

Helping tourists in trouble: New International Code

Tourists are to be given greater legal protection as consumers under new plans being advanced by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). With restoring confidence a key […]
4 November 2020

Machu Picchu reopens after eight-month pandemic closure

Machu Picchu, the 15th-century Inca citadel high in the Andes mountains in southern Peru, has finally reopened after being forced to close for a period of […]
3 November 2020

75 Years of United Nations: Cooperation and trust as important as ever

The United Nations, of which UNWTO is a part, was established to promote peace among nations and allow us to work together to build a better […]
3 November 2020

Dutch government freezes state aid destined to help KLM

On Saturday October 31st, the Dutch government took the decision to freeze the release of 3.4 billion euros aimed to provide a lifeline to KLM in […]
3 November 2020

Ryanair reports a decline in traffic of 80%

On Monday, Ryanair reported a loss of €197 million between April and September 2020, compared to the profits of 2019 which were €1.15 billion. For the […]
3 November 2020

Belgian supermarkets not allowed to sell clothing, kitchen utensils and toys

Supermarkets and essential businesses are allowed to remain open, but will not be able to sell products normally available in other stores forced to close due […]
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