EU tourism: 6M jobs at risk

Tito Livio Mongelli, Vice President of Skal Roma and head of the Academy and who will be introducing the works and directing the seminar, underlined how “we must stop thinking that everything will return as before, because we will no longer be the same: our certainties, our priorities, and perhaps also our way of working…

FINLAND: husky at risk of cull

In Lapland (Finland) husky dogs culling are ahead if the post-coronavirus situation continues to degrade, said Pasi Ikonen, an entrepreneur from Hetta Huskies in Enontekiö, in an interview with Helsinki Sanomat newspaper. There is an urgent need to adopt measures & policies to mitigate the market disruptions affecting husky #tourism companies in Lapland (news in…

World tourism loss exceeds €1 trillion

The economic damage to the global tourism sector as a result of the coronavirus pandemic restricitons is likely to exceed $1 trillion in 2020, which would set the industry back two decades, according to a new report from the United Nations. Tourism is one of the world’s most important economic sectors.It employs 1/10 people on…

Malta Airport may open June 15

Malta airport could reopen on 15 June but decision still depends on agreement granted by the health authorities the Tourism Minister Julia Farrugia Portelli indicated. [WATCH] Tourism Minister hints at 15 June for reopening of Malta International Airport https://t.co/2rIGrUQTtG pic.twitter.com/OT7ggc3Pa7 — MaltaToday (@maltatoday) May 28, 2020 Farrugia Portelli said the Prime Minister will be announcing…

COVID19: Europe gradually lifts restrictions

A number of European countries are further lifting their restrictions on May 25, Monday: #Venice and #Mestre are deserted, hotels are in trouble: 10% have already been put on the market. The other hotels are waiting for the resumption of low-cost flights, but some might not reopen,"––Enrico Tantucci https://t.co/vIyO7fjPwV pic.twitter.com/o5Wpj2wFEd — JoAnn Locktov (@jolocktov) May…

COVID19: EU tourism re-launch

Commission presented a package of guidelines and recommendations to help Member States gradually lift travel restrictions and allow tourism businesses to reopen, after months of lockdown, while respecting necessary health precautions. We are helping European tourism get back on track while staying healthy and safe. 🎦 Join us live for the press conference on resuming…

Switzerland travel restrictions till June

Health Minister Alain Berset said that he was pleased with people’s behaviour in Switzerland, respecting the lockdown during the Easter period. There will be no passenger*allowed to enter Switzerland by air until June 13th. Travel restrictions have been updated today and are available on IATA Timatic tool. (*)Exceptions apply as hereunder and subject to permanent…

Moscow: seven Chinese hospitalised

Seven members of a tourist group from China were hospitalized in Moscow with high fever, Interfax news agency reports with reference to an informed source. Госпитализированным в Москве туристам из Китая диагностировали ОРВИ https://t.co/t0mmO63HJi — Интерфакс (@interfax_news) January 25, 2020 “The tour group stayed in one of the capital’s hotels. After deterioration, seven people were…

New Oman Sultan promotes peace

Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the Middle-East’s longest-serving monarch, has died at the age of 79 after long illness. His death was announced by the state Oman News Agency via its official Twitter account. The royal court in the country declared three days of mourning. #SultanQaboos bin Said Al Said of #Oman, the Arab world's…

Amsterdam increases tourist tax

City of Amsterdam will be adding a levy of €3 per person per night for travelers staying overnight in hotel in addition to the 7% of the room rate it currently charges. Amsterdam already has one of the highest tourist taxes in Europe, and now the overtourism-plagued city is adding another levy for travelers https://t.co/HnXBkxOVVt —…