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29 November 2021

This is New Zealand’s plan to fully reopen in 2022

On Wednesday November 24th, New Zealand’s Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins announced that from January 16th, 2022, the country will allow fully vaccinated New Zealanders to […]
29 November 2021

EMA approves BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine for 5-11 age group

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended granting an extension of indication for the Covid-19 vaccine Comirnaty to include use in children aged 5 to 11. The vaccine, developed […]
29 November 2021

Omicron variant leads to worldwide travel bans

The new Covid-19 variant (named B.1.1.529 or Omicron) detected last week in South Africa is raising serious concerns among scientists. Firstly detected only in small numbers, […]
29 November 2021

Booking buys air booking specialist Etraveli for €1.63 billion

Booking Holdings Inc. announced last week that it has entered into an agreement with funds managed by CVC Capital Partners (“CVC”) to acquire global flight booking […]
28 November 2021

Antwerp, Leuven and Ghent cancel Christmas market and New Year’s Eve events

On Friday, Antwerp’s authorities decided to cancel three events of the Christmas festival “Winter Antwerpen,” due to the surge of Covid-19 cases. The festival will still […]
26 November 2021

EasyJet is recuiting 1,500 cabin crew for summer 2022

easyJet has launched its annual recruitment drive for seasonal cabin crew to fly next summer, to serve the predicted ramp up in demand. easyJet is recruiting […]
26 November 2021

Brussels Airport welcomed more than 1.3 million passengers in October

The month of October at Brussels Airport mirrored the month of September with more than 1.3 million passengers handled, 57% of the pre-crisis volumes and the best […]
26 November 2021

UNWTO and the Council of Europe to promote cultural routes

United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Council of Europe will work together to develop the opportunities tourism offers to local communities and to enhance […]
26 November 2021

Spain to become centre of world tourism for 3 days

From December 1 to 3, Madrid will host the 24th General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), where the future of a strategic sector for […]
26 November 2021

Uber to end services in Brussels as of today

Following a Belgian court ruling, Uber’s ride-hailing app is no longer legal in Brussels, effectively cutting 2,000 jobs and leaving families’ sustenance at stake. 1. 2000 […]
25 November 2021

Electric vehicles to offer enhanced mobility options in ancient city of Petra

The landscape of the ancient city of Petra in Jordan is changing. The typical donkey and horse-drawn tourist carriages are being replaced by electric cars at […]
25 November 2021

Delay in proposed microplastics restriction leading to irreversible pollution

One additional year without a restriction on microplastics could see levels of pollution equivalent to 1.6 billion plastic bottles released into the environment. An EU proposal […]
25 November 2021

WTTC and ETC call on EU Member States to increase coordination to fight Covid-19

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the European Travel Commission (ETC), supported by a number of key travel stakeholders, have urged EU Member States to align […]
25 November 2021

Ryanair to open new base at Portugal’s Madeira Airport

Ryanair’s new base at Madeira represents its commitment to Portugal and further demonstrates Ryanair’s ability to rapidly rebuild Portugal’s tourism industry, with over 40 weekly flights […]
24 November 2021

This is how business class will look in the future

Climate change has forced the aviation industry to rethink its value chain to try to minimize the carbon emissions linked to all off its processes. The […]
24 November 2021

Is Aviation off the hook?

Aviation was hardly considered at the Glasgow COP. This despite its emissions not being counted in thenational carbon accounts where commitments were made to reduce emissions, […]
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