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8 June 2021

United to offer supersonic passenger flights by 2029

United Airlines has announced plans to buy 15 new supersonic airliners to start offering a supersonic travel option in the year 2029. The new Overture aircraft […]
8 June 2021

A giant artificial island will be built off Copenhagen

The Danish government has approved plans to build a giant artificial island off the country’s capital city of Copenhagen. The island, named Lynetteholm, will house 35,000 […]
8 June 2021

“It’s time to come together and #reunite” WTTC new international travel campaign

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) launched on June 7, a new campaign calling on governments around the world to restart international travel and enable […]
7 June 2021

Passenger tries to “hijack” Delta plane bound for Nashville

A passenger on a Delta Air Lines flight from LA to Nashville tried to forcefully enter the cockpit on Friday May 4th. The plane had to […]
7 June 2021

Faster train between Brussels and Luxembourg postponed until 2028

A faster train connection between Luxembourg and Brussels might be delayed until 2028, the transport ministers of both countries announced during a press conference on Thursday, […]
7 June 2021

Brussels mandatory face mask rule to be lifted from June 9

The mandatory face mask rule will be lifted from June 9 in the Brussels-capital region. It remains mandatory in high-traffic areas, inside shops and on public […]
7 June 2021

France will soon allow vaccinated Europeans without PCR test

Starting this week on 9th June France will allow vaccinated Europeans into the country without a PCR test, whilst there will be a traffic light system […]
7 June 2021

Ryanair condemns the UK’s “bizarre” decision to remove Portugal from the “green list”

Ryanair condemned last Friday the “bizarre” decision of the United Kingdom to remove Portugal from the “green list” of international travel, underlining that the decision “has […]
7 June 2021

“Destination Summer”: the campaign to boost EU borders reopening

Using the slogan ‘Time to reconnect Europe!’, leading aviation, travel and tourism European associations have launched the “Destination Summer” campaign asking for a harmonised approach to […]
7 June 2021

2 million US jobs could be created if international travel is restarted this summer

The latest research compiled by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) reveals that more than two million jobs could be created if international travel reopens […]
4 June 2021

Several changes in Belgium after today’s Consultative Committee Meeting

In today’s meeting of the Belgian Consultative Committee several topics were up for discussion, from how citizens will be able to travel this summer, to Horeca, […]
4 June 2021

UK bans Portugal: An inconsistent decision

The removal of Portugal from the United Kingdom’s green list, more than knowing whether it is a well-founded decision, consistent or not, is a decision that […]
4 June 2021

Why do we need to care about the environment?

Every 5th of June we celebrate World Environment Day, an important reminder that we must all do what we can to protect our natural surroundings and […]
4 June 2021

Uzbek Deputy PM elected vice-president of UNWTO General Assembly

Following the voting results of the UNWTO Regional Commission for Europe, representatives from Uzbekistan and Hungary were unanimously elected as vice-presidents of the 24th session of […]
4 June 2021

UK government removes Portugal from ‘green list’ and moves more countries to ‘red’

Not long after adding Portugal to the UK travel green list, the UK government has now removed Portugal once again, adding it to the amber list […]
3 June 2021

Tourists numbers down 83% but confidence slowly rising

International tourist arrivals were down 83% in the first quarter of 2021 as widespread travel restrictions remained in place. However, the UNWTO Confidence Index shows signs […]
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