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23 December 2021

American passports are about to get more expensive

As of December 27th, the cost of applying for a US passport for the first time or renewing it will increase, according to the federal government. […]
23 December 2021

Brussels Airport is expecting around 527,000 passengers during the Christmas holiday

Between Friday 24 December and Sunday 9 January, Brussels Airport is expecting around 527,000 passengers at the airport. That is more than double the 215,000 passengers […]
22 December 2021

Large influx of U.S. travelers expected over the holiday season

More than 109 million Americans, an almost 34% increase from 2020, will travel 50 miles (80 km) or more as they hit the road, board airplanes […]
22 December 2021

China may not reopen its borders before 2023

China, which maintains a strict policy of zero Covid within its territory and keeps its borders almost completely closed, has recorded its first two cases of […]
22 December 2021

European Commission to accept EU vaccine certificates for 9 months

1. Extension of validity for vaccine certificates As of 1 February 2022, EU vaccine certificates intended for intra-EU travel will be valid during 9 months, the […]
21 December 2021

Europe’s high-speed rail network to get bigger, faster and cheaper

On Tuesday December 14th, the European Commission adopted four proposals that will modernize the EU’s transport system. This is meant to support the transition to cleaner, […]
21 December 2021

Thousands of passengers affected as Brussels Airlines’ employees go on strike

On Monday December 20th, Brussels Airlines cabin crew went on strike for 24 hours starting at 5 a.m. Their goal was to denounce excessive work pressure […]
21 December 2021

How to tackle plastics pollution in tourism

The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative has welcomed a further 21 signatories, taking the total number past 110. The new signatories have been announced alongside the launch […]
21 December 2021

Electric flying taxis are being tested for the Paris 2024 Olympics

France plans to deploy flying taxis at the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris, according to a report published in The Guardian. The first trials for […]
20 December 2021

Korean Air launches aircraft inspection technology using drones

Thanks to its extensive experience in manned and unmanned aerial vehicle development, Korean Air has developed drone swamps that can inspect the aircraft. The Korean company […]
20 December 2021

Germany introduces new restrictions for UK travelers

Due to the increase in Omicron infections, Germany has classified the United Kingdom as an area of variant of concern, putting the UK into the highest […]
20 December 2021

Omicron: WHO says cases double every 3 days

Omicron was designated a variant of concern on November 26, soon after it was detected in South Africa. Despite being around for almost one month, much […]
20 December 2021

Ryanair CEO O’Leary says “idiot” anti-vaxxers shouldn’t be allowed to fly

Ryanair’s CEO Michael O’Leary has stated that only vaccinated people should be allowed to fly and heavily criticized those who have not yet been vaccinated. After […]
20 December 2021

Travel and tourism industry calls on EU governments to avoid holiday travel chaos

Travel and tourism stakeholders have reacted to the reintroduction of travel restrictions by several Member States in response to the new variant Omicron. Countries such as […]
20 December 2021

Netherlands back to lockdown over Omicron fears

The Netherlands ordered a new lockdown, hoping to curb the rising numbers of Omicron cases, the government announced on Saturday, following an emergency meeting of ministers […]
17 December 2021

Uber Eats makes its first food delivery to space

Uber Eats has made its first ever food delivery to space. Uber teamed up with Japanese entrepreneur and delivery fan, Yusaku Maezawa, to hand deliver beloved […]
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