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Politics 16-06-2020

Europe’s tourism dilemma explained

Empty squares, deserted beaches and cancelled trips - the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown Europe’s tourism industry into chaos. Will we be able to go on holidays this summer? Will Europe’s travel industry survive the pandemic? And what is the EU doing in all this?
Politics 05-06-2020

Tweets of the Week: Border Openings, Black Lives Matter, Bottomless MEP

Europe wants to see UK tourists less, Black Lives Matter widespread protests stress, and MEP joins committee in state of undress. 
Politics 15-05-2020

Tweets of the Week: Hungary Debate, Summer Holidays, Brexit Talks

Orban’s dictatorship makes MEPs mad, summer holidays would make everyone glad, and resumed Brexit talks are going pretty bad.
Coronavirus 20-03-2020

Spain to close all hotels, help nursing homes as coronavirus deaths climb

The Spanish government on Thursday (19 March) ordered the closure of all the country’s hotels and promised to implement special measures in nursing homes after a surge in the country’s coronavirus cases and deaths.
Economy & Jobs 24-09-2019

Hundreds of thousands stranded after travel firm Thomas Cook collapses

Hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers were stranded on Monday by the collapse of the world’s oldest travel firm Thomas Cook, sparking the largest peacetime repatriation effort in British history.
Development Policy 03-03-2016

Drought-hit Ethiopia reinvents itself as upmarket tourist destination

With the worst drought in 50 years, some 18 million people dependent on emergency food supplies, and aid agencies warning the money and the aid will run out in two months, it seems a strange time for Ethiopia to be marketing itself as an upmarket tourist destination.
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Climate change 02-11-2015

What Next for Europe in Driving Green Growth?

In the past several years, Green Growth has become a strategic response to climate change and increasing populations, demanding inclusion, while using more and more basic resources.

Once in a lifetime chance for green growth and travel

The travel and tourism sector is a major contributor to GDP development. However, the impact of the industry in terms of carbon, resource utilisation and “people congestion” have not been effectively measured, writes Professor Geoffrey Lipman.
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