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7 December 2020

Suspending ineffective quarantine measures to save the winter tourism season

In line with new guidelines published by EASA and ECDC on testing and quarantine measures, members of NET (Network for the European Private Sector in Tourism) […]
7 December 2020

One step towards the TEE 2.0: New night trains will connect Europe in 2021

Several new cross-border night trains will connect some European countries. The railway companies from Germany, France, Austria and Switzerland are currently planning to launch the new […]
7 December 2020

“Cascais is an international case study in the fight against Covid-19” Carlos Carreiras, Mayor of Cascais

When in January 2020 we started to receive the initial information on what was going on in China, the scenario was seen as something far away that would […]
7 December 2020

72-hour quarantine-free trips could revive international business travel

International business travel could restart if agreement is secured to safeguard journeys of up to 72-hours free from quarantines, says the World Travel & Tourism Council […]
7 December 2020

Delta launches new contact tracing for travelers flying to the US

Delta is partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to keep international customers informed of potential Covid-19 exposure through contact tracing. Along with nine […]
4 December 2020

Accessible Tourism will become a Game Changer

Ensuring accessibility for tourists with specific access requirements can be a ‘game changer’ for destinations around the world as they look to bounce back from the […]
4 December 2020

Covid-19: Belgium reveals its vaccination strategy

On Thursday, the public health ministers of Belgium announced the Covid-19 vaccination strategy, including priority groups to receive the shots. “We have a view on not […]
4 December 2020

Brussels Government approves the adoption of SmartMove

The Brussels Government is building the city of tomorrow in accordance with the 2019 Regional Policy Declaration. It will be a friendlier, healthier, more prosperous city […]
4 December 2020

Covid-19: France to impose border checks to stop skiing abroad

In order to prevent French holidaymakers going to ski in neighboring Switzerland, French Prime Minister Jean Castex has decided to impose random border checks. France, together […]
3 December 2020

70% of destinations lift travel restrictions

The number of destinations closed to international tourism has continued to fall. According to the eighth edition of the UNWTO Travel Restrictions Report, 70% of all […]
3 December 2020

Spain hosts international conference on the recovery of global tourism

With the aim of establishing actions and commitments to restart international travel, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the Spanish Government hosted a hybrid […]
3 December 2020

Covid-19: Belgium will start the vaccination process on 5 January

Last Wednesday, Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo declared that Belgium will start the vaccination process against Covid-19 on 5 January, prior approval from the EU. […]
3 December 2020

Covid-19: The UK is the first Western country to vaccinate its population

Thanks to an approval in record time, the UK will be the first Western country to offer a coronavirus vaccine to the public. According to the UK […]
3 December 2020

A World for Travel – Christian Delom, Secretary General: “A Revolution is Coming”

The Forum “A World for Travel” will happen in May, at Évora University, Portugal, and it is about the transformation of travel and tourism. The Secretary General […]
3 December 2020

Belgium sets a limit of four guests at Christmas and only one can use the toilet

This Christmas, people in Belgium will be allowed to invite up to four people into their garden to celebrate, however only one of these will be […]
3 December 2020

Over 120 Members and Ambassadors join virtual Travel & Tourism Assembly General

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, hosted its first ever virtual AGM yesterday, attended by more […]
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