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16 March 2022

UK to lift all Covid-19 travel requirements from March 18th

On Monday March 14th, the UK Government announced the end of all remaining coronavirus-related restrictions and requirements affecting international travel. From Friday March 18th, there will […]
16 March 2022

France removes all Covid-19 measures for US travelers

France has recently added the United States to the countries on the “green” list, which in turn will simplify entry requirements for US travelers. A “green” […]
15 March 2022

What are the EU countries leading on sustainability?

Denmark and Ireland are leading the way in the transition towards fair and prosperous sustainability, according to the second edition of the EU’s Transitions Performance Index […]
15 March 2022

War in Ukraine – travel and tourism responds

Like most of us, I have run out of words to describe what is happening in Ukraine and what I feel about it. All of us? […]
15 March 2022

Cycling, EuroVelo and TEN-T: European transport’s unmissable opportunity

Here are two maps of Europe. What do you see? You would be correct to guess that both are transport maps. Both depict major transportation routes […]
15 March 2022

Group of investors buy Caribbean island to start a new country

The uninhabited island named Coffee Caye is located off the coast of Belize in the Caribbeans, only a short boat ride from Belize City. 1. Let’s […]
15 March 2022

Overnight stays in 2021 have increased by 27% compared to 2020

In 2021, tourism was among the sectors that started to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, following the easing of certain restrictions related to it, such as […]
15 March 2022

Pressure from EU and Ukraine leads Serbia to backtrack on decision to double flights to Moscow

Contrary to what has recently been announced, Air Serbia has been pressured by the European Union (EU) and Ukraine into backtracking its decision to double flights […]
15 March 2022

The Ghan. Discovering Australia by train

Regarded as one of the world’s greatest rail journeys, The Ghan in Australia delivers so much more than an extended train ride. It promises access to […]
14 March 2022

Airports and airlines ask EU to drop all Covid related travel restrictions

In light of new evidence showing that travel restrictions failed to prevent the spread of Covid–19 and would be ineffective in the face of future variants […]
14 March 2022

Hundreds of planes stranded in Russia may never be recovered

The war between Russia and Ukraine is having serious consequences on the airline industry. After several international companies stopped their activity in Russian territory, hundreds of […]
14 March 2022

Brussels Airport is Europe’s most important pharmaceutical hub

With one billion Covid-19 vaccines shipped through Brussels Airport, the Belgian capital has become a crucial pharmaceutical hub for Europe.  Since the first months of the […]
14 March 2022

Air Serbia doubles flights to Moscow

Air Serbia has doubled flights between Moscow and Belgrade, linking Russia to Europe. The company now displays 15 flights per week against 7.  Serbia is not […]
14 March 2022

Russian tourists in Indonesia with no cash

Recent sanctions imposed against Russia’s banks by western countries following the invasion of Ukraine are impacting Russian citizens overseas, who are struggling to find cash and […]
14 March 2022

WHO experts begin discussing the end of the global Covid-19 crisis

Public health experts at the World Health Organization (WHO) are discussing when and how to declare the end of the global Covid-19 crisis. More than two […]
11 March 2022

Paris to build a 4.5-km long cable car system

In the second half of 2022, works will begin on Paris’ first cable car system, an urban line which will link several neighborhoods in the southeast […]
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