Camille Van Puymbroeck is a Belgian freelance journalist with a big interest in anything lifestyle and ecology-related. Nothing makes her more happy than visiting a former Soviet building, overgrown by nature, equipped with a camera and a coffee. Not without an Italian meal afterwards, of course. Her work has previously been published in Metro, Sabato Magazine and Culinaire Ambiance.

6 October 2022

Which Belgian city is the safest?

Even though feeling safe somewhere might well be one of the biggest conditions to be happy with where you live, for a lot of us, it […]
6 October 2022

Wealthy US tourists return to Europe, boosting the travel retail sector

After two years of travel restrictions, international arrivals are almost back to pre-pandemic levels. Notably, US tourists are returning to their travel habits, going to multiple […]
3 October 2022

What the pound crashing means for travel

New fiscal policies introduced by the UK’s new Prime Minister, Liz Truss and her Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng have seen the pound plummet against the dollar. What […]
27 September 2022

International tourism at 57% of pre-pandemic levels in the first seven months of 2022

According to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, international tourist arrivals almost tripled in January to July 2022 (+172%) compared to the same period of 2021. […]
26 September 2022

Andalucia is scrapping its wealth tax to attract rich expats

Andalucia is getting rid of a ‘wealth tax’ imposed on second homeowners in Spain to attract investments.  The policy reduces the amount of taxes that expats […]
23 September 2022

More Belgians travel to France for their groceries

Recently, prices have been soaring for every kind of good and service there is. Besides the foreseeable harsh winter brought on by the limited supply of […]
23 September 2022

Finland to “limit or completely prevent” Russian tourists from entering the country

Over the past two months, EU countries have, one by one, taken measures to limit the number of Russian citizens arriving in Europe. After Zelensky’s call […]
22 September 2022

Demand for flights leaving Russia skyrockets after Putin calls up 300,000 reservists

One-way flights from Russia quickly sold out on Wednesday September 21st after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the immediate call-up of up to 300,000 reservists. Putin’s […]
21 September 2022

France pays homage to the Queen and names metro station Elizabeth II on her funeral

A Paris metro station was renamed Elizabeth II for a day as a tribute to the British queen during her funeral. Located on the Champs Elysees, […]
21 September 2022

Russians have to sign anti-Putin statements to enter this bar in Georgia

Georgia is generally a popular destination for Russian tourists, but since the war in Ukraine broke out, the country has seen a higher influx of Russians […]
21 September 2022

English tourist in Portugal captures image of Elizabeth II in a cloud and it goes viral

On Sunday September 18th, an English tourist on vacation in Portugal captured a picture of a cloud that, according to what he said, formed the profile […]
20 September 2022

European Commission to review passengers’ rights after two years of Covid-19 disruption

The EU is assessing how to increase the protection of passenger rights, after two years of disruption caused by the pandemic. The European Commission launched a […]
14 September 2022

Japan could soon lift cap on foreign tourists to revive tourism

The Japanese government has announced that it must strike a balance between opening up to foreign travelers and maintaining control of the pandemic in a bid […]
13 September 2022

Paris’ city council considers a tax increase on wealthiest tourists

The city of Paris is considering a tax on wealthy tourists. In a recent report, the city council has recommended a higher tax on vacant housing […]
8 September 2022

Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania touted to be granted access to the Schengen zone

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz suggested that Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania should be granted access to the Schengen passport-free zone. 1. Schengen zone The Schengen Area is […]
7 September 2022

The European Commission wants to fully ban Russian Citizens’ access to the EU

Today, the European Commission is proposing to fully suspend the EU’s Visa Facilitation Agreement with Russia. A country like Russia, waging a war of aggression, should not qualify for visa […]
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