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4 November 2020

Machu Picchu reopens after eight-month pandemic closure

Machu Picchu, the 15th-century Inca citadel high in the Andes mountains in southern Peru, has finally reopened after being forced to close for a period of […]
3 November 2020

75 Years of United Nations: Cooperation and trust as important as ever

The United Nations, of which UNWTO is a part, was established to promote peace among nations and allow us to work together to build a better […]
3 November 2020

Dutch government freezes state aid destined to help KLM

On Saturday October 31st, the Dutch government took the decision to freeze the release of 3.4 billion euros aimed to provide a lifeline to KLM in […]
3 November 2020

Ryanair reports a decline in traffic of 80%

On Monday, Ryanair reported a loss of €197 million between April and September 2020, compared to the profits of 2019 which were €1.15 billion. For the […]
3 November 2020

Belgian supermarkets not allowed to sell clothing, kitchen utensils and toys

Supermarkets and essential businesses are allowed to remain open, but will not be able to sell products normally available in other stores forced to close due […]
3 November 2020

New breath test could detect Covid-19 virus in seconds

Early trials of a new test for coronavirus have shown the possibility of “rapid identification” of the virus. Results published by the Lancet (the world’s leading […]
3 November 2020

Covid-19: Anti-confinement demonstrations multiply in Spain and Italy

Several European countries have announced new confinement measures which have aroused the frustration of a segment of the population. In Spain and Italy clashes are multiplying. […]
2 November 2020

Portugal wins ‘Europe’s Leading Destination’ at World Travel Awards 2020

Known as the ‘Tourism Oscars’, the World Travel Awards, a global initiative to recognise and reward excellence in travel and tourism, has announced its Europe 2020 […]
2 November 2020

Trials of China’s Covid-19 vaccines continue to make progress

Chinese officials have announced that no recipient of the Covid-19 vaccine approved for emergency use has reported severe adverse effects. Authorities’ records show that no vaccine […]
2 November 2020

Illegal parties: Several people fined during Halloween weekend in Belgium

Police in Brussels had to shut down parties and gatherings over the Halloween weekend. The actions were taken due to a violation on the current ban […]
2 November 2020

England announces new four-week lockdown

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a second national lockdown for England, beginning at 00.01 on Thursday 5 November and finishing at 00.01 on Wednesday 2 […]
2 November 2020

Inclusive Employment in Hospitality

Four years ago Lemon Tree Hotels won Gold in the World Responsible Tourism Awards at WTM, London for their commitment to barrier-free employment – they were […]
2 November 2020

This is the best time to travel like Stoics!

There is no unhappiness like the misery of sighting land again after a cheerful, careless voyage.” – Mark Twain How would Mark Twain react if he […]
2 November 2020

174 million tourism jobs could be lost due to travel restrictions

New figures from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) reveal that despite a slight improvement since June, an approximate 174 million Travel & Tourism jobs […]
30 October 2020

Belgium goes back into lockdown until 13th December

Belgian Prime-Minister, Alexander De Croo, announced this evening that Belgium will go back into lockdown starting this Monday 2nd November until 13th December. The most recent […]
30 October 2020

Pictures of Brussels under the curfew

Belgium is probably facing its worst time since the Covid-19 pandemic started. The number of cases is continually increasing: recently more than 10,000 cases per day […]
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