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8 November 2021

Activists protest as Jakarta backs away from pledge to stop deforestation

Hundreds of environmentalists have protested in Jakarta as the Indonesian government attempted to step away from its commitment to stop deforestation during the COP26 in Glasgow. […]
8 November 2021

Brussels Airlines cancels flights due to sick staff

Last weekend, Brussels Airlines was forced to cancel five flights as a result of a staff shortage due to illness or quarantine. At the beginning of […]
8 November 2021

New Visit Lisboa video campaign sparks the creativity of tourists

Visit Lisboa (Turismo de Lisboa, ATL) has just launched a new video campaign called: “Lisbon, a new way to be inspired”. The video presents Lisbon as […]
4 November 2021

Do you know the history of “camouflage passports”?

Imagine you are on a plane that’s been hijacked. It’s the mid 1980s and the world is trying recover from the oil crisis, a period of […]
3 November 2021

Place Royale in Brussels to become practically car-free

The project to redevelop the Place Royale in Brussels received a favorable opinion in the last days of October by the consultative committee of the City […]
3 November 2021

This is how Kazakhstan aims to achieve carbon neutrality

In 2020 the amounts of CO2, methane and nitrous oxide rose by more than the annual average in the past 10 years. And all this despite […]
3 November 2021

Thailand welcomes vaccinated travelers from 63 countries without the need to quarantine

Thai authorities have authorized the arrival of vaccinated tourists from 63 countries and territories considered low risk without the need for prolonged quarantine, a relief for […]
3 November 2021

Business travel set to reach two thirds of pre-pandemic levels by 2022

Worldwide business travel spending looks set to rise by more than a quarter this year and reach two thirds of pre-pandemic levels by 2022, according to […]
3 November 2021

UNWTO head tells ministers: ‘The climate emergency is a bigger threat than Covid’

The head of the United Nations World Tourism Organization has warned that the “climate emergency is a bigger threat than Covid”. Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General of UNWTO, […]
2 November 2021

Why is de-icing important for aircrafts?

De-icing is the process of removing snow, ice, and frost accumulated on the aircraft: A procedure that on average is performed in only 5-6 minutes. Although […]
2 November 2021

Majority of unvaccinated Germans refuse to get a Covid-19 jab

In the past 18 months hundreds of millions of Covid-19 vaccines have safely been administered worldwide. Yet several Germans are still reluctant to get their shots. According […]
2 November 2021

Outstanding destinations and tourism businesses recognised at the World Travel Market

At World Travel Market in London yesterday businesses and destinations around the world were recognised in the WTM Responsible Tourism Awards. The India and Rest of […]
2 November 2021

An ambitious agreement at COP26 must inspire local action says Eurocities

65% of large cities have upwardly revised their climate targets for 2030 following the start of the European Green Deal and adoption of the EU Climate […]
2 November 2021

US approved Covid-19 shot for children 5 to 11

On Friday October 29th, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine for the prevention of Covid-19 to […]
2 November 2021

Tourists flock to La Palma to see erupting volcano

The Cumbre Vieja volcano has been pouring lava for 41 days and experts consider that there is no prospect that the eruption will end soon. On […]
2 November 2021

How can tourism wake up from the dystopian nightmare?

Everyone knows the story by now. Free-flowing international travel has become a relic of a pre-Covid era. Lockdowns, border closures, travel restrictions are a dystopian version […]
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