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Aviation

Russian planes barred from EU airspace amid Ukraine invasion

The EU’s strong stance against Russia has extended to the nation’s airlines following the country’s invasion of Ukraine last week.

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Destinations

Aussies who opt for AstraZeneca jab may be denied travel to Europe

Thinking about getting the AstraZeneca vaccine so you can travel overseas sooner? Well, the EU has just thrown a spanner in the works.

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Aviation

Belarus sends fighter jet after Ryanair passenger plane, forcing it to land in Minsk

The eastern European country has provoked outrage from leaders across the globe after forcing a passenger plane to land in its capital so it could detain an opposition journalist.

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Destinations

European MPs call for safer, more sustainable tourism post-pandemic

Here’s some political news all the way from Europe. However, that’s not to suggest we actually sent a journalist over there to cover it.

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Destinations

Denmark attracts 8km queue of German tourists as EU borders reopen again

European nations have begun easing border controls, with German tourists entering Denmark enmasse for summer holidays.

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Destinations

Italian borders to reopen for Europeans in June

Although Italy’s borders are expected to reopen on 3 June, other European nations are encouraging their citizens not to travel overseas until later.

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Tourism

European travellers could holiday in-country if nations find “smart solutions”, says EU

One of these measures could allow people to hit the beach while still social distancing – in plexiglass boxes.

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Technology

Online travel giants agree to data-sharing deal with European Commission

Airbnb, Booking, Expedia, and TripAdvisor have all shaken hands with the European Commission. Find out why here.

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Travel Agents

OTAs are unreliable and misleading: study

by Hannah Edensor

Online booking websites being dodgy has become the second most popular topic of conversation at Travel Weekly, after who made the best dish on Masterchef last night.

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Aviation

Etihad urges Europe to embrace reform

by Hannah Edensor

Etihad Airways is challenging the European Commission to utilise air transport to revive Europe as an “economic powerhouse”.

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