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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 […]
7 September 2020

WTTC reacts to UK’s quarantine announcement about Greece and Portugal

The World Travel & Tourism Commission, WTTC, has expressed that it shares the bewilderment of British holidaymakers, as well as those working throughout the Travel & […]
7 September 2020

Test, Trace and Isolate

Covid-19 is spread by social contact; the virus survives by finding new hosts. That is how the pandemic thrives and spreads. Travel and social contact facilitate […]
7 September 2020

United States looks set to lose $155 billion from missing tourists

A devastating $155 billion looks set to be lost from the U.S. economy due to the collapse of international travel during 2020, according to latest research […]
7 September 2020

Demonstration against Covid-19 measures held in Brussels

After a first demonstration a few weeks ago, the movement “Viruswaanzin/Folievirus” demonstrated against the Covid-19 measures in Brussels on Sunday September 6th. “Demonstrations are limited to […]
4 September 2020

Ryanair traffic falls 53% to 7 million passengers in August

Travel restrictions continue to be updated week by week. Civil aviation across the world keep struggling to have the same number of passengers they once did. […]
4 September 2020

US ready for vaccine distribution
by November 1

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has told states to get ready to distribute a covid-19 vaccine by November 1, two days before […]
3 September 2020

Italy might lose more than €36 billion
from missing tourists

About €36.7 billion might be lost from the Italian economy due to the collapse of international travel during 2020, according to latest research conducted by the […]
3 September 2020

Venice Film Festival 2020:
a Covid-safe event

September 2 marked the beginning of the 77th edition of the Venice International Film Festival. But this year the festival has a very different feel as organizers […]
3 September 2020

US refuses to join COVAX alliance

US President Donald Trump declared that the United States will not join the COVAX alliance (the Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access Facility) led by the World Health […]
2 September 2020
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Covid-19 restart guide for the
Travel & Tourism sector

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) have published a set of recommendations for safely re-opening customer facing businesses […]
2 September 2020

Covid-19 and Transforming Tourism

This week the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, launched the Policy Brief “COVID-19 and Transforming Tourism”, which the United Nations World Tourism Organization assumed the lead […]
2 September 2020

Dutch rail will reduce journey time on Amsterdam-Brussels line

Dutch state-owned railway company Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) wants to reduce the journey time travel on its Amsterdam-Brussels line, aiming to promote the train as a more […]
2 September 2020

Brit in paradise for 6 months:
Now he just wants to go home

Rob Small has had to stay on a small island in Samoa since February. Back then, the dream had become true: Beach, nature, no coronavirus. Except […]
1 September 2020

Free rail passes available
for Belgian residents

Starting from 31 August, Belgian residents can apply for a free rail pass using the website launched by Belgian railway company SNCB.  The free pass includes […]
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