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10 November 2020

Porto Santo named UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Porto Santo is the second largest island of the the archipelago of Madeira and home to 5483 people. In addition to this, Porto Santo Biosphere Reserve […]
10 November 2020

Tourism Sector: Together For the Future

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has once again brought leaders from across the sector together for high-level talks aimed at strengthening cooperation between the public and […]
10 November 2020

Travel restrictions in brief: United Kingdom 🇬🇧

Note: Last update of this article occurred on December 31st. 1. Can I travel to the UK? After 1 January 2021, EU citizens can continue to […]
10 November 2020

Egypt’s efforts to preserve its coral reefs in the Red Sea

The waters of the Red Sea just off the Egyptian coast are home to some of the most productive and diverse coral reefs in the world, […]
10 November 2020

Incredible queues at Brussels Airport’s security check point

Autumn holidays are usually a busy time for many airports, and Brussels Airport is no exception. There are often long queues through security, and whilst last […]
10 November 2020

British Airways reveals hot prices to hot destinations in 2021

To offer some much-needed sunshine as temperatures drop, British Airways is launching its latest sunshine campaign. The airline is offering great value flights and holiday packages […]
10 November 2020

Can we make tourism better?

The Covid-19 pandemic has paused the inexorable growth in domestic and international tourism facilitated by fossil fuels and increasing prosperity. The pause has created an opportunity […]
10 November 2020

Travel Barometer: Sentiment for long haul travel slowly picks up in major tourism markets

The latest Long-Haul Travel Barometer (LHTB) indicates a positive shift in people’s attitudes to overseas travel in September-December 2020. It will take a while, however, before […]
10 November 2020

United to offer free Covid tests on transatlantic flights

American airline United are launching a pilot program involving free Covid-19 testing for some transatlantic flight passengers, starting 16 November and continuing through to 11 December. […]
9 November 2020

Pfizer’s and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine is 90% effective

Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE today announced their mRNA-based vaccine candidate, BNT162b2, against SARS-CoV-2 has demonstrated evidence of efficacy against COVID-19 in participants without prior evidence of SARS-CoV-2 […]
9 November 2020

Czech Republic has the highest infection rate in Europe

Belgium is no longer the European country with the highest number of Covid-19 infections per 100,000 inhabitants, thanks to gradually improving infection rates. According to Sciensano’s […]
9 November 2020

Covid-19: Portugal imposes curfew and declares state of health emergency

Due to the sustained Covid-19 contagion rate, Portugal has decided to impose a state of health emergency until November 23rd, announced Prime Minister Antonio Costa on […]
9 November 2020

Belgium increases the number of European areas on its red zone list

As of Friday November 6th at 4:00 PM, the Belgian Ministry of Foreign affairs has increased the number of red travel zones for Belgians and residents […]
9 November 2020

Covid-19: China tightens border rules for 8 countries

Following the spike of Covid-19 cases in Europe, China has decided to temporarily close its borders to foreign nationals holding visas or residence permits (work, personal affairs […]
9 November 2020

Travel & Tourism may not go back to normal before 2023

Almost half of the European Union (EU) member states will not be able to fully recover from the effects of Covid-19 by the end of 2022, […]
9 November 2020

UNWTO Committed to Africa

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has paid a first visit to an African Member State since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The […]
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