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29 October 2020

Covid-19: France goes back into lockdown

On the evening of Wednesday, October, 28th, France’s President Emmanuel Macron announced that the country will go back into lockdown as of Friday October 30th. As […]
28 October 2020

International Tourism Down 70%: Travel Restrictions Impact All Regions

Restrictions on travel introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to hit global tourism hard, with the latest data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) […]
28 October 2020

Covid-19: Belgium becomes the worst-hit country in Europe

The most recent figures from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) have shown that Belgium is now the country worst-affected by the coronavirus […]
28 October 2020

120 destinations in Brussels Airport’s winter schedule

Sunday 25 October marked the beginning of the winter season in the aviation sector. And even though it is a very unusual year, due to the […]
27 October 2020

Which countries remain Covid-free?

As of the 26th of October, only 11 of the 193 countries recognized by the United Nations and the World Health Organization (WHO) do not register […]
27 October 2020

Aviation: EU receives authorization to impose duties on US imports

On October 26th, the Dispute Settlement Body of World Trade Organization (WTO) formally authorized the EU to take countermeasures against the United States. The EU can […]
27 October 2020

Canary Islands Joins Observatory Network to Provide Data for Tourism’s Recovery

The Canary Islands has been confirmed as the latest member of the growing International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO), overseeing the responsible development of tourism […]
27 October 2020

WTTC reacts to the opening of UK’s ‘air corridors’

The World Travel & Tourism Council, WTTC, has endorsed the opening of ‘air corridors’ between the UK and the Canary Islands, the Greek island of Mykonos […]
27 October 2020

Time for change: flying is not the problem, dirty fuel is

Like other sectors of the economy, travel and tourism is slowly weaning itself off fossil fuels which emit the greenhouse gasses which are warming our climate. […]
26 October 2020

Brussels-Vienna night train will run three times a week

As of the 13th of December, the night train services from Brussels to Vienna will run three instead of two times a week, the Austrian railroad […]
26 October 2020
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EU visa waiver program could be suspended for US nationals

Members of the European Parliament have called on the European Commission to take measures to ensure that citizens from four member states no longer face “discrimination” […]
26 October 2020

Phase 1 of digital health pass trial completed

Travel industry executives met at London Heathrow Airport as part of a transatlantic trial of CommonPass, a digital health pass aimed at enabling safer travel and […]
26 October 2020

Masks become compulsory everywhere in Brussels, curfew is extended, and culture and sports suspended

On Saturday October 24th, the government of the Brussels Region decided on a new set of measures which is effective from today, Monday October 26th. Among […]
23 October 2020

Social security: this rescue mechanism during and after Covid-19

Covid-19 is showing us among others how necessary a functioning and efficient general social security system is. When we compare the situation in the 27 EU […]
23 October 2020

Strengthening coastal tourism in Liberia

One of the main attractions of Liberia is its coastal tourism product. In recent years, several initiatives have been undertaken to develop and diversify Liberia’s tourism […]
23 October 2020

Council reviews list of third countries for which to lift restrictions

Following a review under the recommendation on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU, the Council has updated the list […]
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