The European Union recommended Monday that its 27 nations reinstate restrictions on tourists from the U.S. because of rising coronavirus infections there. The decision by the European Council to remove the U.S. from a safe list of countries for nonessential travel reverses advice that it gave in June, when the bloc recommended lifting restrictions on […]


Firefighters and helicopters are trying to contain several blazes threatening residents in Tizi Ouzou province. At least seven more people have been killed in Algeria as forest fires spread in the North African country. In total forty-two people, including 25 military men, have died in wildfires that erupted east of the Algerian capital, Algiers, Prime […]


Direct flights all through this month Lufthansa has completed the first of 12 chartered flights between Newark USA and Malta to ferry cruise passengers. The non-stop flight was operated on Saturday, bringing the mostly American passengers to Malta to board a Viking Cruises ship in Grand Harbour. The flights will be operated three times a […]


The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has embarked on a first official visit to Mexico. The visit of the high-level delegation further emphasises the unprecedented level of political support for tourism across the Americas as governments recognize the sector’s unique ability to drive economic and social recovery. Meeting with President Andrés Manuel López […]


Group of Seven countries will provide 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses over the next year and work with the private sector, the G20 and other countries to increase the contribution over months to come, according to an almost finalised draft of the communique. “The commitments since we last met in February 2021 including here in […]


A law banning all single-use plastic toiletries in New York hotels has passed after a two year Senate battle. Hotels in New York will legally have to ditch all single use plastic toiletries by 2024, giving them time to use up existing stock The legislation puts strict rules on the use of plastic-bottled toiletries under […]

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