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23 June 2021

576 passengers caught with fake Covid-19 tests at Brussels Airport

On Tuesday June 22nd, the public prosecutor’s office in Hal-Vilvoorde, Belgium, announced that between April 19th and June 11th, 576 passengers have been caught presenting falsified […]
23 June 2021

Italy to drop the use of face masks

Italy is considering removing the requirement to wear a mask outdoors. To achieve that goal in safe manner, the Executive has asked the opinion of the […]
23 June 2021

Will the Delta variant destroy European Summer?

Up to 10,000 Japanese fans will be permitted to attend Olympic venues  in Tokyo this summer – but the outlook for travel here in Europe is far […]
22 June 2021

Consumers are demanding more Responsible Tourism

Each year Booking.com undertakes a very large scale survey of consumers in multiple source markets, 29,000+ travellers across 30 countries and territories. Their 2021 Sustainable Travel […]
22 June 2021

72% of Europeans intend to travel between June and September says ETC

As Europe opens up after months of lockdowns and restrictions, interest in travel has risen distinctly, with two-thirds of Europeans intending to take a trip by […]
22 June 2021

New airline recommendations for safe travel this summer

The European Union Safety Agency (EASA) has published an update of air-travel recommendations, building on the COVID-19 vaccination deployment and the latest scientific evidence of the […]
21 June 2021
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Unvaccinated US citizens might soon be allowed entry to the EU

On Wednesday June 16th, the EU block agreed to expand the approved travel list to include North Macedonia, Serbia, Albania, Taiwan, Lebanon and the US. Some […]
21 June 2021

10 safest countries in the world 2021

The Global Peace Index released this week is ranking as the safest country in the world. This report is published annually by the Institute for Economics and Peace, […]
21 June 2021
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57% of Europeans expect to travel this summer

A majority of 57% of Europeans expect to travel this summer – France and Italy lead with 67% expecting to take their usual summer holiday.  Europ […]
21 June 2021

Spain and the Netherlands to ditch face masks outdoors from June 26th

Both Spain and the Netherlands have announced that from June 26th masks will no longer be mandatory outdoors as part of a new general easing of […]
21 June 2021

Oil pollution led to the closure of five famous beaches in Corsica

Oil residues have reached the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, leading to the closure of five famous beaches. Authorities are searching for the source of the […]
21 June 2021

Single-use plastic products report to advance sustainability in tourism

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), launch a major new report today, addressing the complex issue of single-use […]
18 June 2021

Curfew to be lifted in France this Sunday

On Wednesday June 16th, Jean Castex announced that due to the drop in Covid-19 contagion numbers seen across the country, the wearing of a mask outdoors […]
18 June 2021

Masks won’t be compulsory in Flanders by the end of summer

Politicians in Flanders have again underlined their goal of lifting most Covid-19 restrictions by September. According to Euractiv, Flemish Prime Minister Jan Jambon announced that September […]
18 June 2021

The art of communication in the tourism industry

Toastmasters International published a cover page article on the importance of communication skills for the global tourism industry in December 2018. The article highlighted the importance […]
17 June 2021

Spain comes alive as the country reopens to tourism

On June 7th, Spain officially opened its doors to travelers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and without having to go through a quarantine period. Spanish […]
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