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17 May 2021
Greece

Greece loosens lockdown measures and welcomes tourists

Greece is lifting the majority of its remaining lockdown restrictions and has officially reopened the country up to tourists. 1. Easing lockdown restrictions Greece currently has […]
17 May 2021

Portugal now welcomes visitors from most EU countries

After having initially announced it would open to non-essential travel for British tourists, from today Portugal is welcoming non-essential travellers from most European Union countries. The […]
17 May 2021

Julia Simpson becomes the new President & CEO of WTTC

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, announces the departure of Gloria Guevara after four years leading […]
14 May 2021

Washington D.C. set to fully reopen in June

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has announced that the city plans to lift more capacity limits later this month and ease most of the restrictions on […]
6 May 2021

EU Council adds Israel to the list of countries for which member states should gradually lift restrictions on non-essential travel

Following a review under the recommendation on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU, the Council updated the list of […]
6 May 2021

Today is National Tourist Appreciation Day

Visiting countries different from your own, experiencing other cultures is part of understanding the world and widening one’s horizons. Traveling creates bridges. Tourists provide an essential […]
5 May 2021

New York City could fully reopen by July 1st

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that New York City could “fully reopen” on July 1st after more than a year of closures and capacity restrictions. De […]
4 May 2021

European Commission recommends borders reopening to fully Covid-vaccinated foreign tourists from June

The European Commission has proposed plans to reopen to tourists from countries with low Covid-19 infection rates as well as fully Covid-vaccinated foreign tourists from June, […]
3 May 2021

Launch of Destination Tracker aimed at restoring confidence in travel

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announce a Destination Tracker in preparation for the restart of international travel. It is […]
30 April 2021

Japan’s Tourism Board launches Insider Guide to Japan

The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) has launched a new Insider Guide to Japan, celebrating the country’s many traditions, innovations, natural wonders, and off-the-beaten-track adventures. With […]
29 April 2021

Chernobyl as a tourism destination: helping the recovery or just disrespectful ?

The story of Chernobyl is known by many around the globe, a word which when mentioned brings up images of a destroyed and deserted towns or […]
29 April 2021

Only in 2024 will international tourism return to “normal”

A study by Tourism Economics, an Oxford Economics company, commissioned by the European Travel Commission (ETC) on trends and prospects in the tourism sector, indicates that […]
29 April 2021

Israel launches global campaign to restart tourism

Israel is launching a global campaign to attract vaccinated tourists from the end of May. Minister of Tourism Orit Farkash-Hacohen announced the launch of the campaign […]
28 April 2021

Discover the story of the six Tongan teenagers who survived 15 months on a desert island

In 1966, six teenagers from Ha’afeva, an island in the Tonga archipelago, decided to go on an adventure not knowing the perils that lay ahead for […]
26 April 2021

Scotland to make period products freely available for women

Scotland has unanimously passed the Period Products (Free Provision) Bill, which requires local authorities to ensure that period products —including tampons and pads— are available free […]
22 April 2021

Portugal’s Ribatejo conquers Belgian market

The Ribatejo Region has become a gateway to the single European market with its more than 500 million consumers. Thanks to the its entrepreneurship, Ribatejo already […]
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