Europe

  • European Commission recommends Schengen states to lift internal border controls

    Published on : Friday, June 12, 2020

    On Thursday, the European Commission recommended Schengen visa zone member states and Schengen associated states to lift internal border controls by June 15. The commission also asked the regions to extend the temporary restriction on non-essential travel into the European Union until June 30, 2020. It mentioned in an official statement that the Commission does not propose a general lifting of the travel restriction at a stage when health conditions in certain third countries continue to remain critical.

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  • Quinta Do Lago sharpens environment focus with new strategy

    Published on : Saturday, May 16, 2020

    As Europe’s premier modern golf and lifestyle destination, Quinta do Lago is a long-term supporter of golf’s drive to preserve the environment, and the Portuguese resort has underlined its commitment further by unveiling a new eco-strategy to boost its sustainability …

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  • Europe expects €400bn loss in tourism sector

    Published on : Thursday, April 23, 2020

    Across Europe, empty airports, abandoned hotels, deserted squares and lonely monuments illustrate how the coronavirus or COVID -19 outbreak has prompted probably the worst crisis in history for the travel and tourism industry in Europe. It is estimated that between …

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  • World’s largest folk festival Oktoberfest cancelled

    Published on : Tuesday, April 21, 2020

    The world’s largest folk festival, Oktoberfest, has been cancelled because of the rapid COVID 19 spreading. This annual festival, Oktoberfest attracts around more than six million revellers in Munich for the two-week-long festivities, amassing more than €1bn in tourist dollars …

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  • Study: Nearly 60 million Europeans could suffer from furloughs and layoff

    Published on : Monday, April 20, 2020

    According to McKinsey, nearly 60 million jobs across the European Union and the United Kingdom are at risk from the coronavirus or cOVID 19 pandemic. The consulting firm warns in a report published on Monday that the European Union unemployment …

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  • Hyperloop can make Paris to Amsterdam travel time easier

    Published on : Thursday, April 16, 2020

    The proposals to create a Hyperloop network that would carry passengers from Amsterdam to Paris in less than 90 minutes are under discussion in the Netherlands after a study that says the hi-tech link could be economically viable. Hyperloop is …

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  • European airports to lose billions of passengers: ACI

    Published on : Friday, April 10, 2020

    Airports Council International Europe (ACI) recently released official data that reveals that European airports lost more passengers in March than during the 2009 global financial crisis. As compared to the same time period last year, passenger numbers across Europe’s airports …

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  • Tourists break out at Kyiv airport to avoid quarantine

    Published on : Wednesday, April 1, 2020

    In order to escape the coronavirus quarantine hundreds of Ukrainian citizens returning home from Vietnam broke out of Kyiv airport. The Ukraine’s government had organised a rescue flight for tourists to get them back home and were captured on video …

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  • Hotels in Spain are becoming medical centres as tourism melts

    Published on : Monday, March 30, 2020

    The hotels in Spain are deeply affected due to ongoing coronavirus scare. The only guests at three of his six boutique hotels in Madrid are doctors and nurses fighting the deadly coronavirus disease. The transformation of Sarasola’s Room Mate Laura …

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  • Norway extends lockdown until April 13

    Published on : Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    Norway Tourism has extended curbs on a range of public and private institutions, including the closure of schools and nurseries, until April 13 to try to halt the spread of the coronavirus.     Prime Minister Erna Solberg said that …

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  • Ryanair to ground maximum flights across Europe by next week

    Published on : Monday, March 16, 2020

    Ryanair just announced its plan to ground the majority of its flights across Europe over the next seven to ten days. The decision comes as the deadly coronavirus continue to spread across the globe and virus affected cases rise in …

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  • Luxembourg goes into complete lockdown as COVID 19 spreads

    Published on : Monday, March 16, 2020

    Luxembourg went on lockdown with people ordered to stay at home unless on urgent business, and with restaurants and shops closing, as the country fights to prevent the spread of the deadly Corona virus. The workers coming from Germany to …

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  • Coronavirus leaves post-crisis tourism hope of Iceland into pieces

    Published on : Saturday, March 7, 2020

    Iceland after 2008 swore never again to develop an economy based on banks only.   However, its latest big export is tourism. It might have left it exposed to a world full of trouble. Currency traders of late started discarding …

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  • New Zealand’s largest fun run to attract thousands of visitors to Auckland

    Published on : Thursday, March 5, 2020

    Ports of Auckland Round the Bays is New Zealand’s largest fun run, boasting over 29,000 participants each year – and growing and will be held on March 8.   The 8.4km course will follow Auckland’s picturesque coastline. This is one …

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  • Corona virus cases hit European tourism drastically

    Published on : Wednesday, March 4, 2020

    Across Europe, normally busy tourist sites are witnessing visitor numbers go down amid fears over the corona virus epidemic. On Monday, the EU’s industry chief said that the tourism sector is seeing a loss of around €1 billion a month …

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  • France closes world-famous Louvre Museum due to virus outbreak fear

    Published on : Monday, March 2, 2020

    Coronavirus cases surged in Italy, and France closed the world-famous Louvre Museum on Sunday as the deadly outbreak that began in China sent fear rising across Western Europe, threatening its tourism industry. The number of countries hit by the virus …

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  • Despite new coronavirus cases popping up, Italy is a safe country, says the PM

    Published on : Thursday, February 27, 2020

    For tourism, Italy is a safe haven, Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte explained on Tuesday, regardless of the recent outbreak of coronavirus. “Italy is a safe country for travel and for tourism, probably safer than many others,” Conte informed a news conference.   …

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  • European specialists team up to deliver new Shift2Rail cyber-security programme

    Published on : Tuesday, February 25, 2020

    An association of seven European specialist partners from France, Spain, Italy and The Netherlands has been selected to team up and deliver a new EU Shift2Rail Programme. Two 4SECURail teams have been formed to design a Computer Security Incident Response …

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  • France to “activate” 70 extra hospitals for tackling a potential spread of corona virus

    Published on : Tuesday, February 25, 2020

    France would “activate” 70 extra hospitals in order to tackle a potential spread of corona virus Covid-19 with the virus already causing tourism in the country to decline by 30-40%.   France Health Minister Olivier Véran said that the objective is to …

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  • Venice and Milan on high alert over corona virus spread

    Published on : Tuesday, February 25, 2020

    Both Venice and Milan are on high alert over fears of spreading of corona virus.   The Carnival of Venice is an annual festival held in Venice, Italy. The carnival ends with the Christian celebration of Lent, forty days before Easter, on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash …

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