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7 June 2021

France will soon allow vaccinated Europeans without PCR test

Starting this week on 9th June France will allow vaccinated Europeans into the country without a PCR test, whilst there will be a traffic light system […]
7 June 2021

Ryanair condemns the UK’s “bizarre” decision to remove Portugal from the “green list”

Ryanair condemned last Friday the “bizarre” decision of the United Kingdom to remove Portugal from the “green list” of international travel, underlining that the decision “has […]
7 June 2021

“Destination Summer”: the campaign to boost EU borders reopening

Using the slogan ‘Time to reconnect Europe!’, leading aviation, travel and tourism European associations have launched the “Destination Summer” campaign asking for a harmonised approach to […]
7 June 2021

2 million US jobs could be created if international travel is restarted this summer

The latest research compiled by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) reveals that more than two million jobs could be created if international travel reopens […]
4 June 2021

Several changes in Belgium after today’s Consultative Committee Meeting

In today’s meeting of the Belgian Consultative Committee several topics were up for discussion, from how citizens will be able to travel this summer, to Horeca, […]
4 June 2021

UK bans Portugal: An inconsistent decision

The removal of Portugal from the United Kingdom’s green list, more than knowing whether it is a well-founded decision, consistent or not, is a decision that […]
4 June 2021

Why do we need to care about the environment?

Every 5th of June we celebrate World Environment Day, an important reminder that we must all do what we can to protect our natural surroundings and […]
4 June 2021

Uzbek Deputy PM elected vice-president of UNWTO General Assembly

Following the voting results of the UNWTO Regional Commission for Europe, representatives from Uzbekistan and Hungary were unanimously elected as vice-presidents of the 24th session of […]
4 June 2021

UK government removes Portugal from ‘green list’ and moves more countries to ‘red’

Not long after adding Portugal to the UK travel green list, the UK government has now removed Portugal once again, adding it to the amber list […]
3 June 2021

Tourists numbers down 83% but confidence slowly rising

International tourist arrivals were down 83% in the first quarter of 2021 as widespread travel restrictions remained in place. However, the UNWTO Confidence Index shows signs […]
3 June 2021

“Les vacances, c’est en France”: Macron’s five year tourism plan

President of France Emmanuel Macron has unveiled a five-year plan to “reinvent” the country’s tourism model. Speaking yesterday from Saint-Cirq-Lapopie in the Lot, where he is currently […]
3 June 2021

Portugal announces new easing of measures

On Wednesday June 2nd, the Council of Ministers in Portugal gathered and subsequently announced a set of new measures for the coming months. Prime Minister António […]
2 June 2021

Memorial Day Weekend: Highest number of travelers since start of pandemic

Travel seems to be on the rise in the US as the latest statistics from the Transportation Security Administration, TSA, reported a record number of passengers […]
2 June 2021

Switzerland has the world’s first high-altitude floating solar park

In the Valais Alps in Switzerland, Lake Toules is home to the world’s first high-altitude floating solar park. Its panels produce 50% more energy than those […]
2 June 2021

Luxair shows support for pride month

In order to show support for Pride month and its cause, Luxair has teamed up with Luxembourg non-profit Rosa Lëtzebuerg to convey a message of inclusiveness […]
1 June 2021

Tourism sector: Together for the future

The European Travel Commission (ETC) presented today ‘Open up to Europe’, a major promotional campaign that will play a significant role in the reopening of European […]
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