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Europe Day 2022: The European Parliament Opens its Doors to Citizens

The European Parliament is getting ready to open its doors to people from the EU and beyond as part of the celebrations for Europe Day 2022.

KLM: Direct Flights from The Netherlands to 167 Destinations this Summer

Between March 27 and October 29, KLM will fly from The Netherlands to 96 European and 71 intercontinental destinations.

Russia Closes Airspace to Flights from 36 Countries

Russia has introduced a restriction on the operation of flights by carriers from 36 countries.

Expedia: Appetite for Travel Grew Further in Q4 2021

The appetite for travel continued to grow globally during the fourth quarter of 2021, according to Expedia Group’s Q4 Travel Recovery Trend Report.

ECDC Updates Guidelines for Use of Face Masks

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has published an update of its technical report for the use of face masks and their effectiveness in reducing the transmission of Covid-19.

DiscoverEU: Almost 61,000 Young Travelers to Explore Europe by Train

A total of 60,950 young Europeans will receive a free travel pass to explore Europe by train under the DiscoverEU program of the European Commission.

Greece’s Luxury Tourism Presented at ILTM Expo in France

Greece was promoted to international luxury tourism professionals at France’s 20th International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) in Cannes.

CLIA Appoints Marie-Caroline Laurent as Director General for Europe

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has appointed Marie-Caroline Laurent as Director General for Europe.

DiscoverEU: Commission to Give 60,000 Free Travel Rail Passes to Young Europeans

The Commission will provide free travel rail passes to 60,000 young Europeans aged from 18 to 20 years, as part of the DiscoverEU initiative.

Larissa Ready to Host ‘Major Cities of Europe’ Conference, Oct 13-15

The Greek city of Larissa is ready to host the ‘Major Cities of Europe’ online conference, scheduled to take place during October 13-15.

Covid-19: Greece Benefits from Announcing Travel Opening Early

Announcing its opening to travelers and setting out clear Covid-19 guidelines has given Greece a head start in tourism recovery, according to ForwardKeys.

Larissa, Greece, to Host ‘Major Cities of Europe’ Conference in October

The city of Larissa in central Greece this October will host the annual conference of the Major Cities of Europe, a European network that promotes city innovation.

‘Connecting Europe Express’ Train Begins Journey tο Cities in the EU

“Connecting Europe Express”, a special train put together as part of the European Year of Rail 2021, has began its five-week journey to over 100 cities including Athens.

Travel Industry Urges One Line on EU Covid Certificate Verification

The travel industry is urging member states to harmonise the verification standards of the EU Digital COVID Certificate to ensure a smooth passenger experience.

Seven Greek Cities Among Europe’s Top 10 Most Resilient for Summer Travel

Seven Greek cities are among the most resilient destinations in Europe for this summer, according to research by ForwardKeys.

Europe Day: Discover the European Union on May 9

The EU is inviting people across its member states and beyond to celebrate Europe Day on May 9 through online activities and events.

European Parliament Approves Brexit Trade Deal

European Parliament approved the Brexit trade deal by an overwhelming majority, paving the way for a “new chapter” of friendly relations between the EU and the UK.

ETC Releases 7-step Guide for Sustainable Tourism Development

The European Travel Commission (ETC) has published a seven-step guide for the sustainable tourism development of European destinations.

UFI: Global Exhibition Industry Revenues Down by 68% in 2020

The global exhibition industry saw its revenues drop by 68% in 2020 compared to 2019, according to the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry - UFI.

Greece Ready to Address Brexit Challenges

The Greek government has taken actions to cover legislative and administrative needs, and provide information to citizens and businesses, following the UK's exit from the EU as of December 31.