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19 November 2020

Travel restrictions in brief: Lithuania 🇱🇹

Note: Last update of this article occurred on December 16th. As of 16th December, the current lockdown in the entire territory of Lithuania has been extended until […]
19 November 2020

Travel restrictions in brief: Sweden 🇸🇪

NOTE: Last update of this article occurred on December 16th. Can I travel to Sweden? In accordance with EU’s recommendation to gradually remove entry restrictions, the […]
18 November 2020

Covid-19: Pfizer/BioNTech finish trials and guarantee 95% of vaccine efficacy

On Wednesday November 18th, Pfizer and BioNTech have provided an update on their Covid-19 vaccine now reporting 95% efficacy. The companies draw on the final analysis […]
18 November 2020

How will the pandemic affect travel in the US over Thanksgiving season?

Thanksgiving season in the US is usually popular time for travel among many in the country. However, amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, health and government officials […]
18 November 2020

Why is Málaga a city of smart tourism?

Named European Capital of Smart Tourism 2020, (joint with Gothenburg, Sweden), the city of Málaga in Spain showed exemplary achievements in all categories of the awards […]
18 November 2020

What is the path forward for tourism?

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, presents its second in a series of Travel & Tourism […]
17 November 2020

Curbing emissions: New €7.45 tax per passenger departing from a Dutch airport in 2021

As of the 1st of January 2021, every passenger departing from an airport in the Netherlands will pay an additional tax of €7.45. The Dutch government […]
17 November 2020

Tourism for Good

In this year’s World Responsible Tourism Awards, we sought to recognise those businesses and organisations which had stepped up to take responsibility as the pandemic stopped […]
17 November 2020

Spain: A Call for a Collaborative Restart of Tourism

Ambassadors to Spain from European countries gathered today for a high-level meeting with the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The virtual meeting with Secretary-General […]
17 November 2020

Joyful news in Belgium: Saint Nicholas exempt from coronavirus restrictions

Children across Belgium received with joy the announcement that Saint Nicholas would be exempt from the Covid-19 restrictions. Interior Minister, Annelies Verlinden, and Health Minister, Frank […]
16 November 2020

EU extends aid measures for aviation sector

A new EU Commission report has announced that some of the provisions introduced in May aimed at easing the financial pressure on aviation operators and ground […]
16 November 2020

Teachings by a Nomad

UNESCO added Kokoxili located in Tibet to its World Heritage list in July 2017. Kokoxili (Hoh Xil in Chinese) is the world’s largest and highest plateau […]
16 November 2020

Why tourism can never die: Service with a Smile

Technology is booming.  We have apps to book flights, to book hotels, to book attractions and tours. Big money is focusing on software and automation. Which […]
15 November 2020

Travel restrictions in brief: Croatia 🇭🇷

Note: Last update of this article occurred on December 15th. On 30 November 2020, the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia issued a Decision […]
15 November 2020

Travel restrictions in brief: Bulgaria 🇧🇬

Note: Last update of this article occurred on December 15th. 1. Borders Bulgaria’s borders are open to travellers arriving from the following locations: 🇪🇺 European Union […]
15 November 2020

Travel restrictions in brief: Netherlands 🇳🇱

Note: Last update of this article occurred on December 15th. Lockdown in the Netherlands It was announced on Monday that the Netherlands will go into its […]
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