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  • Croatia becomes the first EU Nation to welcome U.S. tourists

    Published on : Tuesday, July 14, 2020

    Croatia has officially become the first country in the European Union to open for tourists from the U.S.

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  • Spain to open EU borders on June 21

    Published on : Monday, June 15, 2020

    On Sunday, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced that Spain is set to reopen EU borders and re-establish free travel with fellow EU countries starting next Sunday, June 21.

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  • 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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  • Public financing of Fehmarn Belt fixed link approved by European Commission

    Published on : Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    The European Commission has recently concluded that Denmark’s public financing model for the Fehmarn Belt rail and road tunnel to Germany is compatible with EU state aid rules.     It was back during July 2015 that the Commission first …

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  • European Commission makes agreement for getting information on short-stay tourism around Europe

    Published on : Saturday, March 7, 2020

    The European Commission has made an agreement with Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia Group and TripAdvisor under which the companies will provide information on short-stay tourism around Europe to the EU statistics office Eurostat.   The agreement will provide the EU with …

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  • European Commission proposes visa free travel for Brits even after No-deal Brexit

    Published on : Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    The European Commission stated that the Britons will not require visas for short stays in the EU even if there is a ‘no-deal’ Brexit.     Frans Timmermans, Commission Vice-President stated that as long as the UK did the same …

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  • Which way does the clock go – European Commission proposal

    Published on : Tuesday, October 30, 2018

    European Commission has proposed to remove the twice-yearly seasonal clock change across the bloc.  EU countries will get to decide whether or not to permanently stick with summer or wintertime schedules. However, the airlines in the continent are worried.   …

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  • European Capital of Smart Tourism launched by EU

    Published on : Monday, April 16, 2018

    On the initiative of the European Parliament, today the European Commission launches the European Capital of Smart Tourism to recognise outstanding achievements in smart, innovative, sustainable and inclusive tourism by European cities.     The initiative aims to promote the …

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  • European Commission wants visa reformation for entering Europe

    Published on : Monday, March 26, 2018

    The European Commission wants to reform the visa rules directly at the borders for legitimate travellers to enter in Europe.     The visa reform will make the everyday travel into Europe for business, trade and tourism less bureaucratic and …

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  • European Union lawmakers set to address for “unfair” aviation competition rules

    Published on : Wednesday, March 21, 2018

    European Union lawmakers are taking the steps to address the “unfair” airline competition rules. The non- EU carriers could see their rights to fly in the bloc revoked if they or their home countries.   Some EU airlines, notably Air …

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  • European Commission backs Romania with 129 million euro for railway modernization

    Published on : Thursday, February 22, 2018

    The European Commission provides 129 million euro to Romania for the modernization of railways, which will enhance the economic growth along with the travel and tourism industry.     The money backing from European Union, made available under the EC …

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  • EC warns UK airlines of facing European grounding post Brexit

    Published on : Wednesday, December 13, 2017

      If no Brexit arrangements are made the British airlines’ flights to the European Union will be grounded according to the European Commission.     After March 30, 2019 the UK carriers will no  longer have the freedom of the …

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  • Brussels restricts Britain’s hosting of European Capital of Culture

    Published on : Friday, November 24, 2017

    Brussels will not allow the British to host the European Capital of Culture scheduled in 2023 after Brexit even though the scheme is permissible to the countries that aren’t in the European Union.     The UK would have been …

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  • Airbnb acquires ad tech startup Accomable for disabled users

    Published on : Friday, November 17, 2017

    Airbnb has purchased a British travel website that is designed for travellers with disabilities.   ‘Accomable’ had been founded two years ago by two entrepreneurs with spinal muscular atrophy. It has been bought by the US brand for an undisclosed …

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  • Catalonia declared independence from Spain amid tourism crisis

    Published on : Saturday, October 28, 2017

    As there is a massive political tension which decline the tourism to Spain’s one of the richest place, Catalonia declared independence as Madrid imposes the direct rule.     The Catalan regional parliament has voted to announce the political and …

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  • Balearic Islands urge EU to limit alcohol on flights

    Published on : Thursday, July 13, 2017

    Authorities in the Balearic Islands, home to the party resorts of Ibiza and Mallorca, requested the European Union and Spain to ban alcohol on flights and in airports as they battle “anti-social tourism”.   Drunken brawls or alcohol-fuelled sexual antics …

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  • Portugal wildfire claims more than 62 lives

    Published on : Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    Described as the “greatest wildfire tragedy of recent years”, Central Portugal witnessed a raging wildfire experience killing at least 62 people and injured dozens more.   The fires began on Saturday in the Pedrógão Grande region during an intense heatwave …

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  • EU decides against calling off visa-free travel for Canadians

    Published on : Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    The European Union has declared that it has decided against suspending visa-free travel arrangements with Canada as well as the United States following great progress made on resolving the standoff.   The U.S. is now refusing to permit visa-free travel …

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  • About two thirds of European travel booking websites quote misleading prices

    Published on : Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    According to a European consumer protection watchdog, about two-third of the travel booking sites, 235 websites to be precise, provide misleading information on prices.   The European Commission in its survey of 352 online travel booking and comparison services found …

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  • EU to reduce phone and internet roaming charges from June 2017

    Published on : Thursday, February 2, 2017

    Good news on the way for the domestic European travellers as officials in Brussels confirmed they are on course to put an end to roaming charges.     According to the new agreement, which still needs to be confirmed by …

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