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22 June 2020
KLM

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
Bhutan

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
forest

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
travel truck

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
airplane

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
Pamplona

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
oil rig

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 […]
16 June 2020
hotel

Tourism’s Restart Brings Hope for Millions

The global pandemic has put at risk millions of jobs in the hospitality and tourism industry, which have welcomed the measures taken in June to ease […]
16 June 2020
Paris

Travel again in the EU: New web platform for travelers

On Monday June 15th, the European Commission launched the awaited online platform that provides up-to-date information regarding free movement and tourism in the EU. This is […]
16 June 2020

The life of an Ambassador during Covid-19

Ambassador of Uzbekistan to the Kingdom of Belgium, Dilyor Khakimov, speaks about his life as a Digital Diplomat, the actions taken by the government of Uzbekistan […]
15 June 2020

Portugal receives “Safe Travels” stamp

Portugal has received the “Safe Travels” global safety and hygiene stamp delivered by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) which aims to recognize governments and […]
15 June 2020

Impact of Covid-19 on travelers’ plans to visit Europe this summer

Results of the latest Long-Haul Travel Barometer (LHTB) indicate that confidence for travel to Europe in summer 2020 is weak across all six markets monitored. What […]