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22 June 2020
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European Parliament requests further action to save tourism in the EU

MEPs call for additional measures to save the EU’s tourism and travel sector and make it future-proof after COVID-19 crisis. The resolution on transport and tourism […]
22 June 2020
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Slovenia, Ukraine and Egypt among new destinations receiving the ‘Safe Travels’ stamp

Egypt is the latest in a line of popular destinations around the world to sign up to the world’s first ever global safety and hygiene stamp […]
22 June 2020
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S&D group in European Parliament calls for “Travel Guarantee Fund” to protect travelers

The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament have called for a “Travel Guarantee Fund” to help ensure travelers do not lose out during the health […]
22 June 2020
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Alyzia receives temporary license for baggage and ramp handling at Brussels Airport

Alyzia SAS has been allowed the right to operate as a ground handling service provider at Brussels Airport for the next six months and will receive […]
22 June 2020

“We are Europe” tourism campaign launched on Euronews

The European Travel Commission (ETC) has teamed up with Euronews to create and launch a new media campaign entitled “We are Europe”,  designed to inspire people […]
22 June 2020
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KLM gradually rebuilds network

KLM is gradually and carefully restarting its network. In July, KLM operates 5,000 European flights. The forecast for August is 11,000. Intercontinental numbers are around 1,900 […]
22 June 2020

Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian to offer return flight guarantee

Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines are offering not only flexible rebooking options but also a basic return flight guarantee on all European routes. Brussels Airlines does […]
19 June 2020

Lufthansa may sell Brussels Airlines or let it go bankrupt

Brussels Airlines, which employs 4,200 people, said last month it would cut its fleet of aircraft by 30 percent and its workforce by a quarter to […]
19 June 2020
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Bhutan: The only country with a negative carbon footprint

In the 1970s the monarch of Bhutan declared, “Gross Domestic Happiness is more important than Gross Domestic Product.” The idea has since been integrated into the […]
19 June 2020

Kazakhstan prepares to resume international flights by June 20

Starting from June 20, Kazakhstan will resume international flights to China, Georgia, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, and Turkey. This easing of restrictions is to be done […]
19 June 2020
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Sustainability as the new normal: A vision for the future of tourism

With the aim to emerge stronger and more sustainable from the COVID-19 crisis, the One Planet Vision for the Responsible Recovery of the Tourism Sector builds […]
18 June 2020
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Travel-truck proposes ecological ways of travel

Jean-François Delvaulx has had an innovative idea for the times we live in: he has created a truck meant to be a moving travel agency. For […]
18 June 2020

Portugal is open for business

Portugal has reacted promptly to the pandemic. It has found ways to tackle the challenges and boost recovery. Just last week, the World Travel & Tourism […]
17 June 2020
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IATA proposes Covid-19 testing criteria for air travel

On Tuesday June 16th, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released the proposed criteria for COVID-19 testing during air travel. “If governments were to introduce COVID-19 […]
17 June 2020
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Spain to open its EU borders on June 21st

On Sunday June 14th, Spain’s socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced that on June 21st Spain will reopen its borders with the rest of the EU, […]
17 June 2020
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What’s the impact of the aviation crunch on oil demand?

On Tuesday June 17th, the International Energy Agency (IEA) announced that in 2021 there could be an increase in oil demand. It remained however cautious noting […]