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9 November 2020

Covid-19: Portugal imposes curfew and declares state of health emergency

Due to the sustained Covid-19 contagion rate, Portugal has decided to impose a state of health emergency until November 23rd, announced Prime Minister Antonio Costa on […]
9 November 2020

Belgium increases the number of European areas on its red zone list

As of Friday November 6th at 4:00 PM, the Belgian Ministry of Foreign affairs has increased the number of red travel zones for Belgians and residents […]
9 November 2020

Covid-19: China tightens border rules for 8 countries

Following the spike of Covid-19 cases in Europe, China has decided to temporarily close its borders to foreign nationals holding visas or residence permits (work, personal affairs […]
9 November 2020

Travel & Tourism may not go back to normal before 2023

Almost half of the European Union (EU) member states will not be able to fully recover from the effects of Covid-19 by the end of 2022, […]
9 November 2020

UNWTO Committed to Africa

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has paid a first visit to an African Member State since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The […]
6 November 2020

5 most incredible train journeys

Train is a classic way to travel and with less people choosing to fly following the Covid-19 pandemic, it is a great alternative for your next […]
6 November 2020

Lufthansa loses 1.26 billion euros in third quarter and will need more money

Lufthansa Group has lost 1.26 billion euros in the third quarter of 2020, whilst the group’s airlines carried only 20 (8.7 million) percent of the number […]
6 November 2020

Japan’s face mask culture

Long before the first wave of Covid-19 hit the world, Japanese people were comfortable with wearing face masks for medical reasons and to conform with social […]
6 November 2020

Travelling during Covid-19 pandemic – what are the current rules?

Valerijus Ostrovskis is the CoFounder and Partner of ACQUIS EU Law and Policy With Europe facing a new spike of Covid-19 infections, accompanied by a second […]
6 November 2020

Boosting tourism in Africa

The Ubuntu: Africa Invites You To Live campaign, developed by ATREVIA, a global Communication and Strategic Positioning company, won the Inspiration Africa Branding Challenge organized by […]
6 November 2020

Transforming Barcelona’s La Rambla post pandemic

One problem which has been clearly highlighted by the Covid-19 pandemic, is overtourism. Destinations frequently over saturated with tourists have, as a result of travel restrictions, […]
5 November 2020

ASEAN Tourism Forum postponed to 2022

The next ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF), originally scheduled for 17 to 23 January 2021 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, will be postponed until 2022. Cambodia to remain […]
5 November 2020

Make your travel matter!

In these challenging times we must all play our part – stay at home! The new England wide lockdown begins on Thursday 5 November. If you […]
5 November 2020

Finnair: Complimentary Covid-19 insurance coverage kicks off

Finnair is offering complimentary Covid-19 insurance coverage for customers departing from Finland. Launched on November 3rd, Finnair Corona Cover provides extra protection and security for customers […]
5 November 2020

UK looks set to lose 2.4m jobs in 2020 due to travel restrictions

2.4 million jobs could be lost in the UK Travel & Tourism sector in 2020 if barriers to global travel remain place, the World Travel & […]
4 November 2020

Kazakhstan, Iceland, Colombia among new destinations receiving safety stamp

Kazakhstan, Iceland, Colombia, Argentina and Turks and Caicos are the latest major destinations to adopt the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) global safety and hygiene […]
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