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8 March 2023

Lisbon’s new airport could be built in Santarém

Santarém has been put forward as a candidate city to relieve the capacity problems at Lisbon’s Humberto Delgado airport. Named after Fernão de Magalhães, Portuguese navigator […]
8 March 2023

Canada’s first zero-emission train to launch in Québec this summer

Even though travelling by train is already an eco-conscious alternative to taking the plane or driving our individual cars, there’s always room for improvement. In a […]
8 March 2023

India is the country with the most female pilots

Although the statistics are improving slower than desired, the presence of a higher number of women as pilots is becoming a reality. More than a century […]
8 March 2023

Climate change to cause up to €900 billion economic damage in Germany by 2050

Climate change could cause economic damages of up to €900 billion by 2050 in Germany, according to a recent study conducted by research companies Prognos and […]
8 March 2023

Paris’ Notre Dame cathedral on track to reopen in 2024

Reconstruction of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris is on track to reopen by the end of 2024, French officials said on Monday March 6th. This […]
8 March 2023

French general strike brings country to complete standstill this week

Unions across France have been in an ongoing battle against plans to increase the legal retirement age from 62 to 64. Previous trikes this year included […]
8 March 2023

Would you skip your inflight meal to go “green”?

While not everyone is thrilled with the prospect of skipping meals on board, a few airlines, including Delta and Japan Airlines, are offering customers the option […]
8 March 2023

China’s Tiangong space station to be expanded with new orbital module

China plans to expand its Tiangong space station by launching a new module that will dock with the existing structure and create a cross-shaped combination, the […]
7 March 2023

Long-haul travel crucial for European tourism recovery

The European Travel Commission (ETC), Tourism Economics, and the European Tourism Association (ETOA) held a joint press conference at ITB Berlin to discuss the state of […]
7 March 2023

Algarve to have a 38-kilometer tram connecting Olhão, Faro and Loulé

A new tram will link the cities of Olhão, Faro and Loulé in Portugal’s southern region of Algarve. An end to end trip will be 38 […]
7 March 2023

TAP Air Portugal CEO fired by government over illegal severance pay

The Portuguese government fired the CEO of state owned airline TAP Air, as a scandal over an irregular severance pay made to a former government official […]
7 March 2023

Rate of fatal airline accidents continues to decrease

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents about 300 airlines comprising 83% if global air traffic, has released its 2022 Safety Report for global aviation, […]
7 March 2023

Kerala adopts the 2022 Responsible Tourism Charter

In 2008 Dr Venu, then Secretary of Tourism, hosted the 2nd International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations. There was conserabel disquiet in the backwater villages […]
6 March 2023

Lufthansa restates interest in acquiring TAP Portugal

Lufthansa has restated its interest in acquiring TAP Portugal during its earnings call for fiscal year 2022. Air France-KLM has also expressed the same last month, […]
6 March 2023

Japan finds 7,000 islands it didn’t know it had

Japan has discovered it possesses over 7000 islands it previously knew nothing about. A 1987 report by Japan’s Coast Guard put the number of Japanese islands […]
6 March 2023

Lanzarote seeks to reduce reliance on British tourists

The island of Lanzarote in the Spanish Canaries has declared itself “tourist-saturated” and wants fewer visits from British holidaymakers. The volcanic island off North Africa’s northwest […]