Vienna, Malta & Kosice Airports Register 4.1 Million Passengers, Exceeding Pre-pandemic Levels

Flughafen Wien Group, which includes Vienna Airport, Malta Airport and Kosice Airport, experienced a significant increase in passenger activity this July, with a recorded number of 4,090,161 passengers, which is an increase of 14.9 per cent compared with July 2022 figures. According to a report issued by Vienna Airport, the number of passengers managed by …

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Lithuania Urges Its Citizens to Refrain From Travelling to Belarus Due to Safety Reasons

Lithuania has strongly advised its citizens not to travel to Belarus due to the recent “aggressive and provocative behaviour” by the Belarusian authorities towards Lithuanian citizens who are currently present or have recently visited the country. In a recent statement, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania stated that Lithuanian citizens are …

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Germany Appoints New Ambassador to Russia

Alexander Graf Lambsdorff has presented his letter of credence in Moscow, becoming the new German ambassador to Moscow, while Martin Jäger presented his credentials to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Kyiv – Being appointed as the newest German ambassador to Ukraine. “We are supporting Ukraine as it fights for freedom and independence,” Jäger said on social …

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Hungary Experiences Large Influx of Tourists Due to World Athletics Championships & Sziget Festival

This year around 420,000 participants took part in the Sziget Festival in Hungary, the organiser of the festival has revealed, pointing out that the number fell short of last year’s figures by over 30,000. According to About Hungary, a website managed by the Hungarian Prime Minister’s international communication office, the crowd of 450,000 that attended …

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German Chancellor Insists Border Controls With Austria Are Necessary, Calls For Support of Schengen Expansion

In a meeting held for the first time in more than 10 years, the Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Germany, Olaf Scholz, has told Austria’s Federal Chancellor Karl Nehammer that internal border controls between the two countries are “indispensable” due to migration pressure. He has also justified the internal border controls that Austria keeps …

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Italy Beats France & Spain in Becoming Europe’s Top Tourism Destination but Lags Behind Greece

Italian Ministry of Tourism has announced that Italy is the second destination for 2023, as 39 per cent of accommodation facilities have been booked on online platforms, standing ahead of France and Spain, which recorded increases of 14 and two per cent, respectively. According to the press release, airline bookings rose by 14 per cent …

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Kosovar Nationals to Save Up Millions Yearly After Visa Liberalisation

Visa liberalisation will not only open Kosovars to the world but also save up a lot of money from their pockets. Starting in 2024, Kosovars will be able to travel visa-free to Schengen countries, thus, no amounts of money have to be spent on visa fees, which cost around €35 for application alone. The expenses …

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European Countries Occupy 19 of World Sustainable Travel Index 2023’s Top 20 Spots

Sweden is Europe’s most sustainable travel destination, the new Sustainable Travel Index for 2023 by Euromonitor International has shown. In fact, 19 out of the 20 first positions in this index are occupied by the European Union and Schengen Area Member States, according to Euromonitor, an independent provider of strategic market research, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports. “Europe …

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Kosovo Government & Employers Should Improve Working Conditions to Prevent Post-Visa Liberalisation Migration, Experts Says

Starting on January 1, 2024, Kosovo passport holders can travel to Schengen Area for 90 days without having to apply for a visa before the trip. However, based on the experience of neighbouring countries, visa waiver agreements can impact an influx of tourists to the borderless Schengen area, and Kosovar experts on the matter are …

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