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2 December 2020

Covid-19: BioNTech and Pfizer apply for EU approval of their vaccine

Pfizer and BioNTech announced Tuesday, December 1, that they have filed a conditional marketing authorization with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for their Covid-19 vaccine. The […]
2 December 2020

Japan: More suicides in a month than Covid-19 deaths in a whole year

The number of suicides in Japan in October was higher than the number of deaths caused by covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. According to […]
2 December 2020

How will Brexit impact the aviation sector?

With Brexit getting nearer, there is still no trade deal in place, and as the transition period comes to a close there are concerns as to […]
2 December 2020

Covid-19: The vaccine won’t arrive in Belgium before mid-January

According to Walloon Health Minister Christie Morreale, Belgium will not receive the first doses of Covid-19 vaccines before mid-January. Her estimation is based on a statement […]
1 December 2020

Nuuk, Greenland, close to becoming world’s first certified sustainable capital

The largest and capital city of Greenland, Nuuk, has recently achieved a Bronze Benchmarking, meaning the city has completed the first three (out of six) steps […]
1 December 2020

Aviation industry agrees on more flexible slot rules

The Worldwide Airport Slot Board (WASB), which comprises the Airports Council International (ACI World), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the Worldwide Airport Coordinators Group […]
1 December 2020

Responsible Tourism Sustaining Village Life in the Foothills of the Himalaya

Village Ways is an example of Responsible Tourism in action. It is a shared value enterprise which since 2005 has been working to support economically poor […]
30 November 2020

A small Belgian town becomes the world center of the Covid-19 vaccine

The world’s future depends on a Belgian town located in Flanders that counts only 17,000 people. It is in the small Belgian town of Puurs that […]
30 November 2020

Certain shops to reopen in Belgium as of Tuesday December 1st

Belgian news outlet La Libre has reported that Belgium’s Consultative Committee has decided to reopen some non-essential shops in the country again from Tuesday, December 1st. […]
29 November 2020

Everything you need to know about the 2020 Winter Wonders in Brussels

To limit the spread of the coronavirus, the twentieth edition of Winter Wonders in Brussels (Plaisirs d’Hiver) has been cancelled. In practical terms this means that […]
28 November 2020

Algarve awarded the Best Beach Destination in Europe

Portugal’s Algarve region has been voted the Best Beach Destination, for the 7th time, in the prestigious World Travel Awards. “In a year as troubled as […]
27 November 2020

Conflict over Covid-19 vaccination rules for airlines

A recent announcement by Alan Joyce, CEO of Australian airline Qantas, in which he said Covid-19 vaccines will be mandatory on all international Qantas flights, has […]
27 November 2020

Greenpeace asks EU Commission to ban short-haul flights

On Tuesday November 24th, following the release of a study on the non-CO2 impacts of aviation on climate change, the European unit of Greenpeace issued a […]
27 November 2020

Aloha Mantra for a meaningful life and sustainable trips

It was 2013, I was on a trip to Hawaii. My friend Juergen did show me around the exotic island. However, I would not have felt […]
27 November 2020

More Thalys trains between Brussels and Paris from December 13th

Thalys has announced that from the 13th of December until the end of January, it will offer four daily return trips between Brussels and Paris. The […]
26 November 2020

Global Tourism Plastics Initiative: 26 New Signatories

The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative has welcomed 26 new signatories, including businesses and organizations from every part of the global tourism value chain. Led by the […]
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