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Finance Minister Boddenberg elected as new Chairman of Fraport’s Supervisory Board
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Finance Minister Boddenberg elected as new Chairman of Fraport’s Supervisory Board

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

Fraport AG’s Supervisory Board, in an extraordinary meeting today, elected Hessian finance minister Michael Boddenberg as their new chairman.  Michael ... Read More

Lufthansa AG postpones decision on convocation of General Meeting
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Lufthansa AG postpones decision on convocation of General Meeting

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

At its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG discussed the acceptance of the stabilization package offered by ... Read More

Germany extending COVID-19 emergency rules until June 29
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Germany extending COVID-19 emergency rules until June 29

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2020

In Germany the Federal Government and States agreed to extend social distancing rules in Germany until June 29. The world ... Read More

Fraport AGM 2020: Shareholders approve all agenda items
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Fraport AGM 2020: Shareholders approve all agenda items

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

At Fraport AG’s first virtual-only Annual General Meeting (AGM) today, shareholders approved all agenda items.   Shareholders ratified the actions ... Read More

Summer holidays for Germans expand to 31 countries
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Summer holidays for Germans expand to 31 countries

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2020

Germans rather don't eat instead of not going on a holiday. Summer holidays are around the corner and Germany has ... Read More

Russia to begin relaxing domestic travel restrictions on June 1
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Russia to begin relaxing domestic travel restrictions on June 1

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

One of Russia's top government officials today announced, that on June 1, the country's authorities will start cautiously easing domestic ... Read More

COVID-19 brought tourism in Slovenia to a halt in April
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COVID-19 brought tourism in Slovenia to a halt in April

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 25, 2020

Due to Slovenian government action to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 disease, no tourist arrivals and only about 11,000 ... Read More

Spain to end mandatory two-week quarantine for new arrivals on July 1
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Spain to end mandatory two-week quarantine for new arrivals on July 1

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 25, 2020

The government of Spain announced that the decision was made to cancel   mandatory two-week quarantine for new arrivals from abroad, ... Read More

Montenegro declared first COVID-free state in Europe
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Montenegro declared first COVID-free state in Europe

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 25, 2020

Montenegro's Prime Minister Dusko Markovic announced on Monday that the Balkan republic of 620,000 people, which relies heavily on revenues ... Read More

Germany approves €9 billion ‘stabilization package’ for Lufthansa
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Germany approves €9 billion ‘stabilization package’ for Lufthansa

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 25, 2020

Deutsche Lufthansa AG has been informed by the Economic Stabilization Fund (WSF) of the Federal Republic of Germany that the ... Read More

EasyJet hit with £18 billion lawsuit over customer data breach
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EasyJet hit with £18 billion lawsuit over customer data breach

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 25, 2020

International law firm PGMBM have issued a class action claim in the High Court of London on behalf of easyJet ... Read More

UK new quarantine laws is terrible news for Tourism in Greece
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UK new quarantine laws is terrible news for Tourism in Greece

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2020

Traveling to the UK after June 8 means two weeks of mandatory quarantine both for residents and visitors.  This is ... Read More

EHMA President urges European leaders to save tourism
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EHMA President urges European leaders to save tourism

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 23, 2020

Ezio A. Indiani, President of the largest and most important European association of luxury hotel managers, together with the National ... Read More

Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport: Cargo traffic increased sharply in April and May
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Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport: Cargo traffic increased sharply in April and May

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 23, 2020

Cargo-only transit through Sheremetyevo Airport increased by 3.5 times from May 1 to May 18 compared to the same period in April, when ... Read More

“Caritas”: Street art that highlights the tragedy of our days
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“Caritas”: Street art that highlights the tragedy of our days

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 23, 2020

On the walls of Milan, the contemporary pop-artist AleXsandro Palombo unveils "Caritas" - the new series of awareness-raising artworks in ... Read More

Italy prepares to re-start tourism as COVID-19 concerns are lessening
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Italy prepares to re-start tourism as COVID-19 concerns are lessening

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 23, 2020

General sentiment regarding the impact of COVID-19 in Italy is gradually becoming more positive. In two industry surveys, one conducted ... Read More

Lufthansa to sell 20% ownership to the German Government
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Lufthansa to sell 20% ownership to the German Government

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 23, 2020

Coronavirus is forcing one of the healthiest and largest airline group and Star Alliance member to its knees. The Government ... Read More

New arrivals to UK now have to spend two weeks in mandatory quarantine
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New arrivals to UK now have to spend two weeks in mandatory quarantine

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 22, 2020

British government authorities announced that all new arrivals from abroad will be required to undergo a 14-day mandatory quarantine. New ... Read More

Luxaviation UK CEO announces retirement
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Luxaviation UK CEO announces retirement

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 22, 2020

Luxaviation UK announced today that the company’s co-founder and CEO Patrick Margetson-Rushmore is to take early retirement from 31 May ... Read More

Heathrow: Significant role in bringing in vital medicine and equipment
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Heathrow: Significant role in bringing in vital medicine and equipment

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 22, 2020

New British Government data reveals the significant role Heathrow airport has played in equipping front-line workers and hospitals in their ... Read More

UN and EU irrelevant? Former UNWTO chief Dr. Taleb Rifai worried
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UN and EU irrelevant? Former UNWTO chief Dr. Taleb Rifai worried

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 22, 2020

At yesterday's rebuilding.travel webinar, Alain St.Ange, who is running to become the next president for the Republic of Seychelles had ... Read More

Denmark re-opens its museums, zoos, theaters and cinemas to visitors
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Denmark re-opens its museums, zoos, theaters and cinemas to visitors

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 21, 2020

Museums, zoos, theaters and cinemas in Copenhagen and other Danish cities began re-opening today, as the Denmark's government has decided ... Read More

Portugal needs British tourists soon to accelerate economic recovery
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Portugal needs British tourists soon to accelerate economic recovery

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 21, 2020

Portugal is planning to offer an ‘air bridge’ for British tourists to bypass quarantine rules. This concept will be positively ... Read More

Temperature screening equipment tested at Heathrow Airport
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Temperature screening equipment tested at Heathrow Airport

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 21, 2020

Starting today, thermal screening technology is being trialed in Heathrow Terminal 2’s immigration hall to detect elevated temperatures of arriving ... Read More

Attracting visitors back to Spain will not be easy
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Attracting visitors back to Spain will not be easy

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 19, 2020

Following the news that Spain aims to open up to overseas holidaymakers by late June, travel industry experts offered their ... Read More

CEO Schulte’s speech for Fraport AGM published in advance
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CEO Schulte’s speech for Fraport AGM published in advance

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 19, 2020

Today, Fraport AG published in advance the speech to be presented by executive board chairman (CEO) Dr. Stefan Schulte at ... Read More

The Hague Convention Bureau expands management
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The Hague Convention Bureau expands management

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 19, 2020

The Hague Convention Bureau has employed two new international sales managers to focus on the city’s specialist markets; including new ... Read More

German foreign travel warning may end, but no holidays as usual yet
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German foreign travel warning may end, but no holidays as usual yet

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 19, 2020

Germany's Foreign Minster said today that the government is considering replacing current stern foreign travel warning with milder travel 'guidelines'. ... Read More

Lufthansa resumes Dubai flights in early June
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Lufthansa resumes Dubai flights in early June

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 18, 2020

German Lufthansa announced that it will resumed flight service from Dubai to Frankfurt, starting in early June. The flight offer ... Read More

Munich Airport preparing for rebound in air traffic
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Munich Airport preparing for rebound in air traffic

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 18, 2020

With an extensive package of measures to protect against infection, Munich Airport is preparing for a rebound in air traffic ... Read More

Lufthansa Group airlines extend free re-booking period
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Lufthansa Group airlines extend free re-booking period

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 18, 2020

The Lufthansa Group Airlines Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Air Dolomiti are even more responsive to their customers ... Read More

Ryanair CEO: UK response to COVID-19 is ‘idiotic’
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Ryanair CEO: UK response to COVID-19 is ‘idiotic’

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 18, 2020

The chief of Europe's largest low cost airline has criticized UK government for its inept response to COVID-19 crisis. Ryanair ... Read More

COVID-19 Rapid Response Team to assist the global travel industry
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COVID-19 Rapid Response Team to assist the global travel industry

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 18, 2020

rebuilding.travel is less than 3 weeks old, but may already be the most influential and diverse initiative in the world ... Read More

Prime Minister Conte: Italy will lift travel restrictions on June 3
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Prime Minister Conte: Italy will lift travel restrictions on June 3

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 16, 2020

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced today, that starting on June 3, the country will allow international and domestic travel. ... Read More

Lufthansa: Flying with sunlight
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Lufthansa: Flying with sunlight

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 15, 2020

Representatives of the Lufthansa Group and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) with its spin-offs Clime-works and Synhelion ... Read More

Europe’s border re-opening is anything but smooth
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Europe’s border re-opening is anything but smooth

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 15, 2020

The government of Spain announced yesterday that all new arrivals from abroad will be subject to a 15-day quarantine, effective ... Read More

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