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28 December 2020

Covid-19: Global air passenger traffic to drop by 60% to 1.8 billion in 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is having serious impacts on the airline industry, as countries close borders and impose strict travel bans to limit the spread of the […]
24 December 2020

Christmas in 2020: Bethlehem’s Inns Are Empty

This year thousands of international pilgrims are missing in Bethlehem. Year after year, they visit the ancient town in Palestine to celebrate Christmas. In 2020, however, […]
24 December 2020
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UK shortages: Lufthansa flies more than 80 tonnes of food

Lufthansa will bring more than 80 tons of fruit and vegetables to supermarket in the UK, which are currently fearing shortages in the days leading to […]
24 December 2020

EU Transport Commissioner blames France for UK truck turmoil in Kent

On Wednesday, EU Transport Commissioner Adina Valean criticized France for blocking the entrance of truck drivers returning from Britain, causing a chaos of around 10,000 truck […]
24 December 2020

Renting a Christmas tree?

Since a few years, a new trend has become more and more popular: Renting a Christmas tree. The idea behind this is to reduce waste and […]
24 December 2020

WHO urges people to wear masks during Christmas family gatherings

The World Health Organization in Europe has warned of a “further resurgence” of Covid-19 in early 2021, as it urged families to wear face masks during […]
23 December 2020

Global carbon emissions down by 7% in 2020

Carbon dioxide emissions in 2020 fell by 7% given that many countries around the world have imposed travel restrictions to control the spread of Covid-19 contagion […]
22 December 2020

A look-back at 2020: Happy holidays

The year comes to an end and we take a moment to look back and review what has been lived, what has been accomplished. What do […]
22 December 2020

Governance Matters

Back in 1623 the poet and Church of England cleric John Donne wrote in his Devotions upon Emergent Occasions “No man is an Island, entire of itself; every […]
22 December 2020

Belgium closes all borders with the UK

Following Prime Minister Alexander De Croo’s announcement on Friday, from midnight last night Belgium closed its borders to travellers coming from the United Kingdom, for 24 […]
22 December 2020

“I aspire to a more local and sustainable tourism in the years to come” – Delphine Houba

2020 will be a year many will want to forget. The shock to the economy and freedom of movement, the lack of face-to-face social interaction will […]
21 December 2020

Tourism back to 1990 levels as arrivals fall by more than 70%

International arrivals fell by 72% over the first ten months of 2020, with restrictions on travel, low consumer confidence and a global struggle to contain the […]
21 December 2020

Tourism Excellence in Canada

The United Nations World Tourism Organization, UNWTO, continues to lead the way in promoting tourism standards. The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) of British Columbia, Canada, […]
21 December 2020

Thailand eases travel restrictions for travelers from 56 countries

The Thai Government has announced new measures in an attempt to support Thailand’s hardly hit tourism industry. Thailand has decided to ease travel restrictions for tourists […]
21 December 2020

The Relationship between Food & Community-based Tourism: South America

Read Part 1 of “The Relationship between Food & Community-based Tourism: South America” here. 1. More than just a product Of course, in the context of […]
21 December 2020

Brussels Airport: First flights with Covid-19 vaccines worldwide successfully completed

The first flights with COVID vaccines from Brussels Airport have been carried out successfully. Since the end of November, 7 flights have already been carried out […]
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