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6 October 2020

Developing sustainable and responsible growth of rural tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see the […]
6 October 2020

Council continues to delay implementation of coordinated travel restrictions within EU

More than a month has passed since the European Commission’s presented its proposal for EU-wide coordination of travel restrictions. However, this proposal has still not been […]
6 October 2020

Tourism’s role in Rural Development

Tourism’s many benefits must be felt outside of urban areas for the sector to fulfill its potential to provide opportunities for all: That was the key […]
6 October 2020

Pressure to replace quarantines with EU-wide passenger testing increases

As the year-end holiday season approaches with less than 90 days to go, European aviation bodies are urgently calling for passenger testing to replace the quarantine […]
5 October 2020

Hopeful Plans to Relaunch the Trans-Europ Express

The Trans-Europ Express (TEE) could be returning decades after it was gradually phased out. Originally launched on 2 June 1957, the TEE was luxurious and transported […]
5 October 2020

Curbing aviation emissions: The polluter pays principle

Aviation fuel is untaxed and the industry does not have to pay to maintain the rails or roads as other forms of transport do. The aviation […]
5 October 2020

Tourism and Travel: The time for an EU direct budget line is now

The Tourism and Travel sector – strategic for the European economy – is responsible for 9.5% of GDP and 11.2% – 22.6 million people – of […]
5 October 2020

Iran’s Covid-19 strategy divides health experts

According to public health experts, Iran must prepare for a drastic increase of Covid-19 infections and related deaths in the coming months.  Last week, Deputy Health […]
5 October 2020

UNWTO to Harness the Power of AI to Link Tourism Workers with Jobs

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is to work with California-based Eightfold.ai to help connect tourism jobseekers with employers and so drive the global recovery of the […]
2 October 2020

Tibet is not a destination, it’s an inner quest!

On the 18th March, 1716, two Jesuits arrived safely in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. It was a voyage that lasted 18 months from Delhi to Lhasa […]
2 October 2020

Release of guidelines for a safe return to work

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), signed a memorandum of collaboration today, to help ensure the […]
2 October 2020

EU approves €2.2 million state aid to support Flemish airports

The European Commission has approved €2.2 million sated aid to support the operators of Flemish airports (Kortrijk airport, Antwerp airport and Ostend-Bruges airport). The measures in […]
1 October 2020

Germany’s CureVac launches second stage of vaccine trial

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to progress, particularly in Europe, where the virus is still circulating at a high rate. The pandemic has caused at least 1,005,981 […]
1 October 2020

Public space in Covid-19 times at the heart of European Week of Regions and Cities

The International Urban Cooperation Programme (IUC), funded by the European Union, will be present at the European Week of Regions and Cities (12-15 October) to be […]
1 October 2020

WTTC reacts to crucial EU Tourism Ministers Meeting

The World Travel & Tourism Council, WTTC, has welcomed the outcome of the latest meeting of EU Tourism Ministers as they seek to find ways to […]
30 September 2020

Wallonia to offer thousands of €80 tourism vouchers

In order to help the tourist sector, which has been affected by the coronavirus crisis, authorities in Wallonia have set aside 5 million euros to offer […]
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