A fledgling recovery in both domestic and international air travel in October faces a new threat amid a spate of new restrictions imposed by governments due to the Omicron coronavirus variant, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Thursday.
One out of five destinations continue to have their borders completely closed as new surges of COVID-19 impact the restart of international tourism. The latest research shows that still 98% of all destinations have some kind of travel restrictions in place.
The revival of global air travel to pre-pandemic levels requires that governments develop practical and predictable measures to mitigate the threat of COVID-19, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Tuesday.
United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Council of Europe will work together to develop the opportunities tourism offers to local communities and to enhance the tourist experience along the European region’s Cultural Routes.
On Thursday 11 November, the nine millionth passenger, Niina Tunturi boarded the Viking Grace in the port of Turku. She was greeted on board according to customary traditions. Master Henrik Grönvik presented flowers, sparkling wine and a cruise gift card to Niina Tunturi, who got to spend her cruise in a nicer cabin.
A call to end travel discrimination caused by certain vaccines not being recognized across the world has come from the World Medical Association.
International tourism enjoyed signs of rebound in June and July 2021 as some destinations eased travel restrictions and the global vaccination rollout advanced in many parts of the world.
Most European citizens will need to show a valid passport to be allowed to enter the United Kingdom from Friday, as the UK government will stop accepting national identity cards as a travel document following the country's departure from the European Union last year, the Home Office announced.
A caravan trip is the dream summer for many. Every year, more families, friends, and lone riders discover the joy of bringing their own home with them. Still, the first caravan vacation is intimidating. There are so many things to sort out! Roadmaps, essentials, budget, the list goes on. Don't worry, though. This article will help you through the dos and don'ts on your first trip.
Are you planning to come to Helsinki this Autumn? If not, think twice. Autumn is a magical season here, and visitors will be greeted with a profusion of colours and mild weather. Indeed, the Finnish have a word for such a rich palette: ruska. What else is on at Pearl of the Baltic Sea this season?
As more people are vaccinated and countries open to cross border travel for those with a Covid certificate, Bulgaria emerges as one of the first places ready to accept international tourists. Covid infection rates in the country have been low to moderate and the local vaccination program is ongoing. The country has had two waves since the beginning of the pandemic, but the average number of new cases in July for the whole country remained under 70 which compared to Finland’s July average of 300 is rather tolerable.