We’ve rounded up the best news from September. The dollar continues to rise in value. Access to Spanish universities widens, and conferences from the U.S. Travel Association’s Future of Travel Mobility and the Global Business Travel Association target innovation in sustainability and technology.
- The value of the U.S. dollar is at its highest in roughly two decades relative to the euro, which means a favorable euro-dollar exchange rate for American travelers coming to Europe. Learn about how U.S. travelers are getting more significant discounts in much of Europe amid favorable euro-dollar exchange rates by CNBC.
- When entering Spain, you no longer need to fill out the health control form, nor will it be necessary to present the SpTH QR code when boarding or at the arrival airport. All the updates about travel restrictions at Alandis Travel.
- International tourism continued to show vital signs of recovery, with arrivals reaching 57% of pre-pandemic levels in the first seven months of 2022. At UNWTO, they dive into the matter.
- A new report published by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) shows how Travel & Tourism can play a critical role in halting and reversing the destruction of nature. Here’s a summary by TravelDailyNews.
- Many people want to support sustainable tourism, but the concept remains fuzzy. With this in mind, EcoBNB has put together an article that includes the definition and a few practices to get started on sustainable travel.
- Many companies have realized that positioning themselves as being more sustainable is a good deal. So it’s up to us to be more alert to greenwashing than ever. Condé Nast Traveler tells us everything from what greenwashing is to how to identify it.
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- On September 20th at Washington, D.C.’s Union Station, the U.S. Travel Association’s Future of Travel Mobility conference was held. At TravelPulse, they summarized all the topics discussed; the highlight was that Sustainability and Innovation are Keys To the Future of Travel Mobility.
- At Skift, they discuss “Why Tour Operators Are Emerging as Travel’s Most Vocal Leaders for Sustainability.”
- If you missed it, the 2022 Global Business Travel Association Convention was held this month. Our friends at Global Business Travel put together some observations and takeaways from the convention.
- President Biden has announced a Student Loan Debt Relief Plan; learn about it on The White House Website.
- A new survey shows that more than a quarter (29 percent) of currently enrolled undergraduate students surveyed said they had plans to study abroad but could not due to circumstances caused by Covid-19. Skift shared everything you need to know about how Covid-19 is giving students pause in deciding to study abroad.
- Spain is fast becoming the dream destination for international students. Many want to pursue higher education at one of Spain’s 76 universities. To make this more accessible, the Spanish government is legislating a new University System Law. The team at ICEF Monitor has shared everything you need to know about this new system law.
- Starting next year, Americans will be able to renew their passports online. Travel+Leisure takes us through the finer details.
- Wondering how you can positively impact the places you visit, be a giver and not just a taker? Condé Nast Traveler has put together a list of 13 ways to travel more responsibly.
- At Alandis Travel, we are highly conscious of sustainability and contribute to different local initiatives and projects. One of those projects is Akokán in Cuba. Learn all about it in our last post.
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