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13 September 2020

Belgium still at risk of coronavirus resurgence

According to Yves Coppieters, a Belgian epidemiologist, Belgian leaders should remain cautious as their country is still at risk of facing a flare-up of the new […]
12 September 2020

Portugal once again goes back on the quarantine list

In an open letter, Gloria Guevara, World Travel & Tourism Council President & CEO, shares the dismay and severe disappointment of thousands of British holidaymakers and […]
11 September 2020

COVID-19: EU Council approves €6.2 billion budget increase

Today, the Council agreed to add €6.2 billion to the EU 2020 budget to address the impact of the COVID-19-crisis and to fund inter alia the […]
11 September 2020

Accessible Adventure for all: Nepal’s best kept secret

“Who wouldn’t want to revisit Nepal?” Mirko Tomassoni wrote back in one of our conversations when I asked his travel preferences recently. Mirko is not an […]
10 September 2020

Eurowings introduces “temperature discount” on all Italy destinations

German vacation airline Eurowings has launched a campaigned called “temperature discount” where the discount is calculated based on the monthly average temperature of the destination. The […]
10 September 2020

Dominican Republic offers travelers free Covid-19 insurance

Authorities in the Dominican Republic have decided to drop the previously mandatory Covid-19 testing for travelers and instead is offering free insurance. All this is part […]
10 September 2020

A corridor between London and New York could herald the return of international travel

The restoration of ‘air corridors’ between the world’s top financial centres are vital to reviving international business travel and help kick-start the global economic recovery, according […]
10 September 2020

AstraZeneca’s vaccine trials
halted over side effect

The late-stage of the coronavirus vaccine trials have been temporarily stopped by the developer AstraZeneca to assess the appearance of suspicions adverse effects that one trial […]
9 September 2020

Luís Araújo elected to lead ETC towards sustainable tourism recovery in Europe

President of Turismo de Portugal takes on the leadership role at a pivotal moment for the tourism sector in Europe The European Travel Commission (ETC), representing […]
9 September 2020

World Tourism day 2020: Global Community Celebrates Tourism and Rural Development

The 2020 edition of World Tourism Day will celebrate the unique role that tourism plays in providing opportunities outside of big cities and preserving cultural and […]
9 September 2020

WTTC reacts to the UK’s Government’s New ‘Island Policy’

The World Tourism & Travel Commission, WTTC, has stated that it’s pleased to see the UK’s government’s recent introduction of its ‘island policy’. The move may […]
9 September 2020

airBaltic resumes flights
to 9 European cities

On Monday, September 7th, airBaltic announced that it was resuming flights between Riga and nine additional destinations. In total, airBaltic now connects Riga with 35 destinations […]
9 September 2020

Xi Jinping defends China’s Covid-19 response amid global criticism

Chinese president Xi Jinping has defended China’s handling of the Covid-19 disease, declaring that Beijing acted transparently, and that it had taken concrete steps to save […]
8 September 2020

Covid-19: Quarantine might be reduced to 7 days in France

The Scientific Council is in favor of shortening to seven days the isolation period for people tested positive for the new coronavirus and for contact cases, […]
8 September 2020

Emirates completes 1.4 billion refunds requests

Since March, Emirates has returned more than AED 5 billion (US$ 1.4 billion, € 1.2 billion) in Covid-19 travel refunds. This number accounts for 90% of […]
8 September 2020

WTTC unveils Safe Travels protocols for Adventure Travel

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has unveiled the latest set of measures designed to rebuild global consumer confidence, reduce risk and encourage the return […]
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