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19 July 2021

New European Travel Commission campaign aims to attract US and Canadian tourists

As Europe welcomes vaccinated travellers arriving from the United States and Canada, the European Travel Commission (ETC) has launching a new consumer campaign which aims to encourage transatlantic […]
19 July 2021

France requires 24-hour negative test for unvaccinated travellers from the UK and 5 EU countries

France now requires unvaccinated people arriving from the UK, as well as 5 European countries, to show a negative Covid test taken within the previous 24 […]
16 July 2021

Stricter police controls could lead to long waiting times at Brussels Airport

On Wednesday July 14th, the public prosecutor’s office of Halle-Vilvoorde announced that increased passenger controls and targeted actions will be organized at Brussels Airport by the […]
16 July 2021

Belgium is once again fully orange on European travel map

Despite parts of the country having turned green in recent weeks, all of Belgium is now once again orange according to the latest update of the […]
16 July 2021

“We believe that safe travel is possible this summer” says Luís Araujo, ETC President

European travel activity is set to build some momentum moving into the peak summer months due to the gradual easing of restrictions, the ramp-up in vaccinations, […]
15 July 2021

More taxes? Aviation industry says that’s not the answer for sustainability

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned that the reliance on taxation as the solution for cutting aviation emissions in the EU’s ‘Fit for 55’ proposal […]
15 July 2021

Tourism takes action on plastic waste and pollution

Tourism businesses and destinations are stepping up their commitment to sustainability. Aimed at reducing waste and pollution across the sector, the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative (GTPI) is welcoming […]
15 July 2021

Has Covid-19 ended overtourism for good?

International travel ground to a halt rendering empty streets in Barcelona and Rome, empty beaches in Greece and Thailand and ghost airports everywhere. It is indisputable […]
15 July 2021

EU unveils ambitious climate goal: to reduce net emissions by 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels

The European Commission adopted a package of proposals to make the EU’s climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions […]
14 July 2021

Lufthansa and Brussels Airlines to stop addressing passengers as “ladies and gentlemen”

Lufthansa group has announced that it will remove the phrase “ladies and gentlemen” when welcoming its passengers. The greeting will be replaced by a “neutral” one […]
14 July 2021

What are the rules for traveling to France this summer?

The president of France, Emmanuel Macron, has announced that vaccination is now mandatory for all personnel working in the health or care sector. They have until […]
14 July 2021

Covid-19 takes a toll on EU air passengers’ rights, ECA says

EU air passengers’ rights have not been protected after the disorder caused by the Covid-19 crisis, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) revealed in a recent […]
14 July 2021

Malta gives up plan to ban unvaccinated travellers

Following the Maltese government’s announcement on Friday that from July 14th only vaccinated travellers would be permitted into the country, they have now decided to abandon […]
13 July 2021

Space tourism: How much would you pay to fly like Richard Branson?

On Sunday July 11, the billionaire and founder of Virgin, Richard Branson, made history by becoming the world’s first space tourist, as he has always envisioned. […]
13 July 2021

Brussels test event called a ‘medical success’

A test event organised on Saturday 3rd July at La Madeleine, an event hall in Brussels, has been named a ‘medical success’. Following the party there […]
13 July 2021

Montreal encourages people to work outdoors by installing 23 free working spaces

In a new project called Îlots d’été, Montreal is encouraging its residents to work outdoors by installing 23 brand-new outdoor workspaces around the city. 1. The […]
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