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Marta studied Political Science and Media & Journalism at the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) and has developed her journalistic career working for the Portuguese newspapers Diário de Notícias, Correio da Manhā and media outlets in Brussels. She is a freelancer for the Brussels Morning newspaper and the Parliament Magazine, and is also engaged in delivering communications services and EU policy research for different consultancies in Brussels. A former Blue Book trainee of the European Commission, Marta has a keen interest in EU and global affairs, and experience in reporting and interpreting information. Whenever she can, Marta loves traveling, exploring nature and learning about regenerative agriculture. She is also quite enthusiastic about space ventures and the cosmos.

31 August 2021

EU scraps US from Covid-19 “safe list” amid Delta fears

Restrictions like testing, quarantining, and barring non-essential travel will be reimposed to United States (US) unvaccinated travelers coming to the European Union (EU), the European Council […]
31 August 2021

It’s time for airlines to change how they treat wheelchair users

For those people on a wheelchair, taking a plane can become a nightmare. Cory Lee, the travel blogger curating the website “Curb Free with Cory Lee,” […]
30 August 2021

World’s Northernmost Island discovered by accident

What a great moment for science and discovery! Just like Christopher Columbus thought he had discovered a new way to reach India, last July six scientists […]
30 August 2021

Soon, there will be a price to pay to visit Venice

Last month, Italy banned large cruise ships from entering the waters around Venice. Now the Italian city is taking additional measures to combat overtourism. Starting from […]
30 August 2021

5 Atlantis-like sunken cities across the world

We’ve all heard about the sunken city Atlantis. Plato described it in his works Timaeus and Critias, and it was meant as some kind of an […]
30 August 2021

Scientists see link between climate change and Europe’s floods

In mid-July, a persistent downpour hit Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands. Severe flooding occurred in the German states North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate, in Luxembourg, and […]
30 August 2021

Tourism Australia’s new campaign has nothing to do with travel

Tourism Australia’s latest campaign is not promoting travel to the Great Barrier Reef or the Great Ocean Road but something altogether different. “It’s Our Best Shot […]
27 August 2021

Alitalia will cease operations on October 15

Alitalia, Italy’s largest airline, will suspend operations on 15th October, however the country plans to launch a new flag carrier called ITA on the same day. […]
27 August 2021

From Granada to Athens by bike: Europe is developing a giant cycling network

When thinking of a cycling culture, the Netherlands most probably jump to mind. With its mainly flat landscape and endless roads, it’s no wonder its inhabitants […]
27 August 2021

IATA backs European Digital Covid Certificate as global standard

IATA commended the European Commission for its leadership and speed in delivering the EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) and urged states to make it their global […]
25 August 2021

This is how non-EU tourists can apply for France’s health pass

On July 21st, France made it obligatory to show a passe sanitaire (health pass), for access to public venues for more than 50 people. Then, as […]
25 August 2021

Belgian biomedical start-up finds Llama antibodies can blunt Covid variants

A Belgian biomedical start-up has found that llama antibodies can blunt Covid variants and could therefore have a role in the global fight against Covid-19, reports […]
25 August 2021

Extreme weather and tourism

Over the last year or so, meteorologists have linked climate change and extreme weather events more confidently and publicly. Weather is variable within a considerable range […]
25 August 2021

JetBlue has launched a low-cost transatlantic flight

On 11th August US airline JetBlue launched a new low-cost trans-Atlantic flight between New York and London, one of the most lucrative routes in the world […]
25 August 2021

Spanish village tells tourists to stop complaining about rural noises

The host/guest relationship in tourism can often pose difficulties, creating conflicts as holidaymakers cause problems for locals and vice versa. Ribadesella, a village of 5,700 people […]
24 August 2021

Embraer pledges to be carbon neutral by 2040

Brazilian multinational aerospace manufacturer Embraer has announced ambitious new ESG targets as part of its commitment to building a sustainable future, including a commitment to carbon […]
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