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30 November 2021

Covid-19 surge threatens Christmas tourism season in Lapland

Lapland, in the north of Finland, is a region that looks forward to Christmas not only for the festivities but because of tourism. Officially, Rovaniemi is […]
29 November 2021

Kazakhstan celebrates the 30th anniversary of its Independence

On the 16th of December, Kazakhstan will be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of its Independence. Thirty years ago, when the Soviet Union was on the brink […]
29 November 2021

WHO urges countries to keep borders open while more scientific data on Omicron is being collected

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Africa is urging countries to follow the science rather than imposing flight bans in a bid to […]
29 November 2021

97 airlines are banned from EU skies

The European Commission updated the EU Air Safety List, which is the list of airlines that are subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within […]
29 November 2021

21% of all destinations worldwide have their borders completely closed to tourists

One out of five destinations continue to have their borders completely closed as new surges of Covid-19- impact the restart of international tourism. The latest UNWTO research shows that still […]
29 November 2021

This is New Zealand’s plan to fully reopen in 2022

On Wednesday November 24th, New Zealand’s Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins announced that from January 16th, 2022, the country will allow fully vaccinated New Zealanders to […]
29 November 2021

EMA approves BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine for 5-11 age group

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended granting an extension of indication for the Covid-19 vaccine Comirnaty to include use in children aged 5 to 11. The vaccine, developed […]
29 November 2021

Omicron variant leads to worldwide travel bans

The new Covid-19 variant (named B.1.1.529 or Omicron) detected last week in South Africa is raising serious concerns among scientists. Firstly detected only in small numbers, […]
29 November 2021

Booking buys air booking specialist Etraveli for €1.63 billion

Booking Holdings Inc. announced last week that it has entered into an agreement with funds managed by CVC Capital Partners (“CVC”) to acquire global flight booking […]
28 November 2021

Antwerp, Leuven and Ghent cancel Christmas market and New Year’s Eve events

On Friday, Antwerp’s authorities decided to cancel three events of the Christmas festival “Winter Antwerpen,” due to the surge of Covid-19 cases. The festival will still […]
26 November 2021

EasyJet is recuiting 1,500 cabin crew for summer 2022

easyJet has launched its annual recruitment drive for seasonal cabin crew to fly next summer, to serve the predicted ramp up in demand. easyJet is recruiting […]
26 November 2021

Brussels Airport welcomed more than 1.3 million passengers in October

The month of October at Brussels Airport mirrored the month of September with more than 1.3 million passengers handled, 57% of the pre-crisis volumes and the best […]
26 November 2021

UNWTO and the Council of Europe to promote cultural routes

United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Council of Europe will work together to develop the opportunities tourism offers to local communities and to enhance […]
26 November 2021

Spain to become centre of world tourism for 3 days

From December 1 to 3, Madrid will host the 24th General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), where the future of a strategic sector for […]
26 November 2021

Uber to end services in Brussels as of today

Following a Belgian court ruling, Uber’s ride-hailing app is no longer legal in Brussels, effectively cutting 2,000 jobs and leaving families’ sustenance at stake. 1. 2000 […]
25 November 2021

Electric vehicles to offer enhanced mobility options in ancient city of Petra

The landscape of the ancient city of Petra in Jordan is changing. The typical donkey and horse-drawn tourist carriages are being replaced by electric cars at […]
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