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3 January 2022

New York lays out $20 billion plan to adapt to climate change

New York plans to protect itself behind a gigantic anti-flood wall to try to avoid the effects of disasters seen in the past ten years. To […]
31 December 2021

Akon’s smart city in Senegal on hold after one year of setting the first stone

Senegalese-American R&B singer Akon’s plan to build a $6 billion smart city in his country of birth seem to have stalled. After being offered a vast […]
30 December 2021

Vote. When will ‘normal’ travel resume?

  Poll running until February 15, 2022.
30 December 2021

U.S. Travel & Tourism saw labor shortfall of almost 700,000 workers in 2021

A new analysis of staff shortages by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global private Travel & Tourism sector, reveals the sector […]
30 December 2021

China’s Travel & Tourism sector to recover by more than 60% in 2022, says WTTC

A new research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) reveals the recovery of China’s Travel & Tourism sector has soared ahead of many major […]
30 December 2021

Covid-19 will be under control in 2022, says Bill Gates

Billionaire Bill Gates is predicting that although the worst of the pandemic is just around the corner, it will all be over in 2022. While the […]
29 December 2021

London’s Big Ben will chime on NYE for the first time since 2017

London’s Big Ben will emerge from its silence for the New Year, a few months before recovering its original mechanism after four years of work. On […]
29 December 2021

Amsterdam to ban over 150 spots from becoming tourist traps in an attempt to combat over tourism

The city of Amsterdam is freeing up millions of euros to combat over over tourism. Through different mechanisms, it will try to reduce the number of […]
29 December 2021

A woman arrested after slapping an elderly man over a face mask dispute on Delta flight

On December 23rd, a woman aboard a Delta Air Lines flight was detained in Atlanta for slapping a man across the face following a dispute over […]
29 December 2021

Making tourism stronger and ready for the future

This has been another challenging year for our societies, our economies and tourism. Many millions of jobs and businesses remain in peril, at the mercy of […]
28 December 2021

Morocco tourism sector goes bankrupt due to new travel restrictions

On Friday, Morocco’s National Office of Airports (ONDA) decided to extend a ban on international flights until the end of January in an attempt to stop […]
28 December 2021

Ghent recognized as a tourist hotspot

From January 2022, Ghent will be granted an official status as a tourist hotspot, joining the city of Bruges and other coastal towns. In practice, the […]
28 December 2021

Miracle of Gottröra: An emergency landing that saved 129 lives

Yesterday, December 27th,  marked the 30th anniversary of what went down in  history as the miracle of Gottröra (in Swedish Miraklet i Gottröra) or the Gottröra […]
28 December 2021

Night train service from Brussels to Prague to start in summer 2022

European Sleeper’s first night train service from Brussels to Prague is expected to start running in the summer of 2022, the company announced on December 20th. […]
27 December 2021

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope marks a milestone in space exploration

After three decades in the making, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope was successfully launched on Christmas Day, lifting off atop an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s […]
27 December 2021

Omicron leads to more than 5,000 flights cancelled on Christmas weekend

Thousands of people lost their Christmas flights following more than 5,000 cancellations as staff and crew called out sick during the Omicron surge. 1. Omicron makes […]
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