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11 February 2022

Belgium moves to ‘code orange’ as of 18 February

Belgium’s Consultative Committee met on Friday to evaluate the current health situation in the country. Policy makers, with the support of experts, are lifting a series […]
11 February 2022

Ljubljana is the Best European Destination to visit in 2022

Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, won this year’s Best European Destinations award, after being chosen from a list of 20 finalists by over 75,000 people. Ljubljana […]
11 February 2022

Virgin Atlantic closes deal with Neste for sustainable aviation fuel

In 2018, global commercial aircraft operations were responsible for 2,4% of all CO2 emissions worldwide. In fact, according to WWF, if the airline industry were a […]
11 February 2022

Do you know why airline route maps look the way they do?

Pilots must calculate the course of the flight path, which is the direction of flight relative to the ground. The heading is the direction needed to […]
10 February 2022

Sweden lifts travel restrictions from EU/EEA countries

Sweden has had a particular approach to the Covid-19 pandemic all along. In the beginning, media couldn’t stop talking about how the Swedes didn’t have to […]
10 February 2022

Boeing buys two million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel for its commercial operations

Boeing yesterday announced a supply agreement for two million gallons (7.5 million liters) of blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) with EPIC Fuels to power its Commercial […]
10 February 2022

Korean Air adopts biometric self-boarding for domestic flights

Has the future of travel arrived? If it depends on Korean Air, we will no longer be needing our boarding pass in the future. As of […]
10 February 2022

Summer prospects are promising for European travel, says ETC

The Omicron outbreak and the fragmented travel restrictions in response to the new variant have negatively impacted Europeans’ travel confidence at the beginning of 2021. However, […]
10 February 2022

France, Greece and Portugal relax Covid-19 travel restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers

More and more countries have been softening their Covid-19 safety measures within their borders. Denmark, Ireland and Finland are just a few of those who are […]
9 February 2022

Could volcano tourism help restart the economy of La Palma?

The eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano attracted tens of thousands of visitors to La Palma in October and early November. Boat and plane tickets were […]
9 February 2022

Thai tourism hits a record breaking low of 70%

Thailand being widely known for its tourism industry, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the country is suffering from the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. […]
9 February 2022

European Commission unveils transition pathway for tourism

Since the rise of the Covid-19 pandemic, the tourism industry has faced many challenges. From dropping tourist numbers to safety measures in hotels and other tourist […]
9 February 2022

Fully vaccinated tourists welcome in Australia as of 21 February

1. International travel International travel to Australia will soon see a boost after its Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that fully vaccinated tourists are allowed to […]
9 February 2022

Europe accelerates move to ease out of the pandemic

Denmark was the first European country to lift virtually all anti-virus measures, but not the only one to take steps in this direction. Normality is making […]
8 February 2022

The Balearic Islands are legislating for sustainability and circularity

Since 2016 the Balearics – Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca and Formentera – have had a Sustainable Tourism Tax, a bed night levy. There have been several campaigns […]
8 February 2022

These are the best 2021 European rail tourism campaigns

At an award ceremony hosted by Switzerland Tourism on February 2nd, the European Travel Commission (ETC) and Eurail honoured recipients at the first ever Best European […]
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