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22 July 2020

Travelers confused by inconsistent Covid-19 travel rules

Travelers in Europe are facing different types of travel rules and advice, with each country across the continent emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic at different stages. […]
21 July 2020

Icelandair reverts its decision to fire all cabin crew members

Icelandair has reverted its decision and will not fire its flight attendants. The decision came after the airline managed to sign a last-minute deal with the […]
21 July 2020
hospitality

The German hospitality industry hit
by the COVID-19 crisis

The corona pandemic poses a great challenge to the world and it is severely affecting the economy of many countries. Germany has forecast a GDP decline […]
21 July 2020

Covid-19 drives German cruise
ship-builder into temporary shutdown

German shipyard Meyer Werft will halt production and suspend operations for six weeks starting on July 20th. There’s been a drop in orders linked to the […]
21 July 2020

Maldives, a tourist paradise threatened by rising waters

The Maldives: A tropical nation in the Indian Ocean which is composed of 26 atolls making up 1,192 tiny islands scattered 800km across the equator. A […]
21 July 2020

Belgium celebrates its 189th anniversary

On July 21st, 1831, a forty-year old German prince from the Saxe-Cobourg-Saalfeld duchy stood on the grounds of the Royal Palace in Brussels and was sworn […]
20 July 2020

Is Russia ready to roll out a Covid-19 vaccine by next month?

With over 770,000 reported cases, Russia is the fourth-worst affected nation struck by the pandemic globally. Finding a Covid-19 vaccine has become a priority for Russia’s […]
20 July 2020

Icelandair fires cabin crew members:
Pilots to take over onboard safety

Icelandair has taken the difficult decision to terminate the employment of its current cabin crew members and discontinue the employment relationship between the parties. The Company’s […]
20 July 2020

Covid-19 casualties: British Airways to retire its Boeing 747 fleet

Due to drop in demand, British Airways has decided to retire its 31 Boeing 747s. “The major industry bodies agree that we will not see a […]
20 July 2020

Covid-19 is the most significant determinant of demand

A YouGov poll conducted between 29 June and 9 July revealed the continuing unwillingness of many people on the one hand to travel abroad and on […]
18 July 2020

Gradual recovery of passenger flights at Brussels Airport in June

In June, 83,589 passengers passed through Brussels Airport, representing a decrease of -96.5% compared to June 2019. This decrease, which is slightly less than the past […]
17 July 2020

Gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU

The EU Council has updated the list of non-EU countries for which member states should gradually lift travel restrictions. Since 1 July 2020, Member States have […]
17 July 2020

2021 will be the European Year of Rail

Next year is set to be the European Year of Rail, which will feature a range of events and campaigns to attract more people and goods […]
17 July 2020

Holidaymakers’ irresponsible behavior in Mallorca

After the closure of restaurants in Mallorca, German Minister of Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas (SPD), has dampened his hopes of a fast lifting of travel warnings […]
17 July 2020

More than €800 million:
The cost of Covid-19 for Heineken

Heineken has reported losses in the first half of this year as a result of the restrictions linked to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Dutch brewer posted […]
16 July 2020

Cities respond to Covid-19 crisis:
Interview with Ricardo Rio, Mayor of Braga

Braga is one of the most visited cities in Portugal. This city is the 3rd biggest in the country, but so far remains with a low […]
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