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30 September 2020

Wallonia to offer thousands of €80 tourism vouchers

In order to help the tourist sector, which has been affected by the coronavirus crisis, authorities in Wallonia have set aside 5 million euros to offer […]
29 September 2020

Belgium signs customs pre-clearance agreement with the US

Passengers departing from Brussels Airport to the US will be able to clear US customs before boarding, a procedure that could each passenger precious time upon […]
29 September 2020

New campaign: Travel the world, make a difference

A major social media campaign has been launched to raise awareness of the wide-ranging social benefits of travel by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). […]
28 September 2020

Dogs set to work: Helsinki airport to use Covid-19 detection dogs

A state-funded scheme using sniffer dogs to detect the Covid-19 virus on travellers is being piloted by Helsinki airport. Finnish researchers hope that the scheme will […]
28 September 2020

Does diversity matter in tourism?

Well, it matters to me when I travel. It is why I travel whether for leisure or business, to spend time holidaying or working in someone […]
28 September 2020

Travel digitally on World Tourism Day

September 27th is World Tourism Day –a time to celebrate tourism’s ability to promote meaningful exchanges between people around the world, have fun, recall how travel […]
28 September 2020

Comprehensive Tourism Recovery Tracker is launched

As growing numbers of countries around the world ease restrictions on travel, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has launched a new Tourism Recovery Tracker to support […]
28 September 2020

New report on the future of tourism: Consumers paying more attention to sustainable options

The World Travel & Tourism Council [WTTC], has unveiled a new report that explores the implications of the trends for each of four key Travel & […]
28 September 2020

UNWTO and Google Host First Tourism Acceleration Program in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Covid-19 crisis has disproportionately affected tourism, a sector that accounts for millions of jobs around the globe. While no one can say with certainty when […]
27 September 2020

Brazil: Rio postpones Carnival over Covid-19

On Thursday, Brazilian officials announced that for the first time in more than 100 years, the famous Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival has been suspended due to […]
27 September 2020

Proposal to relaunch Trans Europ Express 2.0 train service with lines through Belgium

The Trans Europ Express (TEE) is a former international first-class railway network, operating in western and central Europe from 1957 to 1995. In 1974, the TEE […]
26 September 2020

Covid-19 is a ticking time bomb for Europe’s tourism industry, says the EESC

The Coronavirus pandemic is wreaking havoc on Europe’s tourism sector. In six months’ time half of the businesses may be gone unless the EU steps in […]
25 September 2020

World Tourism Day report: Airbnb reveals new travel trends

Ahead of the World Tourism Day which will take place on Sunday 27th September, Airbnb has released its report, revealing the latest trends among consumers in the […]
25 September 2020

UNWTO launches comprehensive tourism recovery tracker

As growing numbers of countries around the world ease restrictions on travel, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has launched a new Tourism Recovery Tracker to support […]
25 September 2020

UNWTO Executive Council Supports A United Plan for Global Tourism

The Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has met in-person and virtually for its 112th session. This was the first major in-person event involving […]
25 September 2020

A paradigm shift from quantity to quality tourism: Interview with Visit Flanders’ Marketing Director Elke Dens

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the world’s social and economic engines. With travel restrictions in place, tourism has been one of the sectors that’s suffered the […]
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