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3 March 2021

Australia extends its international travel ban until June 2021

On March 2nd, the Australian government announced that it will be extending its ban on international travel by three more months. The biosecurity emergency period extension […]
3 March 2021

Environmental concerns halt plan for new Lisbon airport

The planned construction of a second airport in Lisbon, Portugal, has been blocked by Portugal’s aviation regulator ANAC following environmental concerns from local councils. The new […]
3 March 2021

European Travel Commissions releases step-by-step framework for sustainable tourism development

Today the European Travel Commission (ETC), representing 32 national tourism organizations in Europe, has published a new handbook ‘Sustainable Tourism Implementation: Framework and Toolkit’ – an […]
3 March 2021

Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes: “We are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel”

Authorities in Macao reported that there hasn’t been a single Covid-19 case in more than six months. The hospitality and tourism sector in the city are […]
2 March 2021

Optimism and hope as we build back better

There is a sense of optimism and hope in the air. The season is changing. Spring has arrived in the northern hemisphere as we edge out […]
2 March 2021

This is the critical decade

For the last year, the pandemic has dominated the news. Understandably so, some of us have had Covid-19, most of us will have relatives, friends and […]
2 March 2021

EU Commission to propose digital green pass for travel

President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced yesterday that this month the Commission will put forward a legislative proposal on a digital green […]
2 March 2021

What is Travel Shaming?

Traveling during a pandemic is definitely not easy and can even become a huge source of stress. Travel restrictions, confusion, ever-changing regulations, extra research and safety […]
2 March 2021

Travel & Tourism stakeholders urge investment in Sustainable Tourism as part of EU Recovery

The European Tourism Manifesto alliance, which represents over 60 European travel & tourism stakeholders covering the whole value chain of travel operations across Europe, has called […]
1 March 2021

Venice: Canals practically dry due to low tides

On Friday, February 26th, exceptionally low tides left some of Venice’s canals almost dry. The gondolas were practically touching the bottom of Venice’s canals. Residents have […]
1 March 2021

EU leaders say Covid-19 vaccination passport ‘possible before summer’

Following a virtual summit, several European leaders have said that Europeans who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus may be able to travel freely by this […]
1 March 2021

Major iceberg calves from Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica worries scientists

A huge iceberg (1270 km²) the size of the county of Bedfordshire has broken off the 150-m thick Brunt Ice Shelf, almost a decade after scientists […]
1 March 2021

Gloria Guevara: “This will be a strong summer for travel to Europe”

Speaking at a webinar organised by the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), Gloria Guevara, CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) stated “this […]
1 March 2021

Brussels Airlines bets on the summer 2021

After a difficult 2020, Brussels Airlines is looking ahead to the summer of 2021. Traditionally, December and January are the months in which Belgians start planning […]
1 March 2021

How culture and creativity can boost tourism recovery

The shared values and close ties between tourism and culture stakeholders means both sectors can work together to ensure inclusive access to heritage, as countries around […]
26 February 2021

Belgium’s Consultative Committee: Measures cannot yet be relaxed

On Friday February 26th, at the end of the Consultative Committee meeting, Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo announced that the current confinement measures will not […]
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