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17 September 2020

ETC launches pan-European promotional campaign in China

The European Travel Commission (ETC) has launched a vast pan-European promotional campaign targeting Chinese Free Independent Travelers. The promotional campaign aims at enhancing awareness of extraordinary […]
17 September 2020

Eurostar and Thalys to merge in 2021

International high-speed railway services Thalys and Eurostar will merge in 2021, Thalys’s CEO Bertrand Gosselin told French newspaper La Tribune. The project has been called “Greenspeed”. […]
16 September 2020

International tourist numbers down 65% in first half of 2020

International tourist arrivals plunged 93% in June when compared to 2019, with the latest data from the World Tourism Organization showing the severe impact Covid-19 has […]
16 September 2020

Why has Covid-19 not hit Africa as badly as other continents?

While Covid-19 contagion rates have reached alarming numbers in the US, India, Latin America, the case of Africa has puzzled scientists as the continent has, for […]
16 September 2020
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Coordinated plan to save Travel and Tourism could be available within four weeks

Following extensive discussions with a number of governments around the world and a letter signed by 120 CEOs to the Heads of State of the G7, […]
16 September 2020

Airlines for Europe issues an urgent call for an EU-wide common approach to travel restrictions

Airlines for Europe (A4E), Europe’s largest airline association, is urging EU leaders to adopt a common approach to travel restrictions. The goal would be to better […]
16 September 2020

Domestic Tourism to reboot economic recovery worldwide

As restrictions on international travel remain uncertain, destinations around the world are focusing on growing domestic tourism, with many offering incentives to encourage people to explore […]
15 September 2020

Covid-19 Test Centre opens at Brussels Airport

As of the 14th of September, you can get tested on Covid-19 at our airport after your trip, when returning from a red zone. The internationally […]
15 September 2020

Greenpeace to fight €3.4 billion state aid granted to KLM

Environmental NGO Greenpeace has threatened to take KLM to court over the €3.4 billion state aid to Dutch flag carrier. The NGO demands the Dutch government […]
15 September 2020

WTTC reacts to UK’s decision to impose quarantine measures to arrivals from Portugal and Hungary

The World Travel & Tourism Council has expressed its great disappointment after the UK government decided to update is quarantine list and take off Portugal and […]
15 September 2020

India: Why are Covid-19 cases rising?

On Friday, India registered a global record of 96,551 new cases. Last week, the country has added another 300,000 coronavirus infections to its caseload. This infection […]
14 September 2020

Covid-19 hits secluded Nicobar and Andaman tribes

Isolated tribes such as the Andaman and Nicobar have almost no immunity to pathogens like SARS-CoV-2. Toward the end of August, eleven members of the Great […]
14 September 2020

53% of destinations are easing travel restrictions

A majority of destinations around the world (53%) have now started easing travel restrictions introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Though many remain cautious in […]
14 September 2020

How will the tourism sector confront climate change and the pandemic?

In the USA wildfires have been raging for nearly a month across Oregon, California and Washington State. Thirty-five have died, many more are missing, and tens […]
14 September 2020

Top 8 most powerful passports in the world

Passport Index has revealed its ranking of passports for 2020. The ranking is based on the ease with which citizens can travel abroad and be allowed […]
14 September 2020

TAP Air Portugal announces new routes for the 2021 summer

For the summer of 2021, TAP Portugal aims to launch six new routes for the summer of 2021: Ibiza and Fuerteventura, in Spain; Oujda, in Morocco; […]
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