Day: October 13, 2021

Romania

Romania: travelers preferred outdoor tours in the summer

According to data from the Romanian travel website Romanian Friend, there were some noteworthy differences in how foreign tourists visiting Romania this summer spent their vacations amid the Covid-19 pandemic.   Despite the lesser numbers, there are noticeable trends, such as an unexpected preference for nature trips and a – predicted – aversion to traveling […]

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Portugal

Portugal: Santa Iria fair to start from Friday

  Faro‘s renowned Santa Iria fair will take place between October 15 and 24. Ambifaro, the municipal company that organizes the festival, confirmed the news.   The fair, which is a tremendously popular event in the Algarve’s capital, is thought to date back several centuries.   Although the organizers state that “it is impossible to […]

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Portugal

Portugal: Madeira to relax many restrictions

  The Madeiragovernment claims it will be able to announce fresh measures to ease the limits imposed by Covid-19 next week, according to the chief executive, who mentioned the end of the curfew and the reopening of clubs. “The end of curfew can be taken for granted,” Miguel Albuquerque declared at the opening session of […]

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Switzerland

Switzerland:Tourism industry topped pre-pandemic levels

  In August, Switzerland saw a 34% rise in hotel overnight stays compared to the pre-pandemic period, as the majority of Swiss citizens chose to spend their summer vacations in the nation.   According to a press release issued by Switzerland‘s Tourism official page yesterday, October 5, overnight hotel night stays by local guests have […]

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Spain

Spain: Electricity price rises by 5%

  The average daily price of energy in the spanish wholesale market rises 5% from Monday, October 11 to 184.48 euros per megawatt hour (MWh), resuming its upward trend after many days of declines. The week began with the second most costly Monday in history, according to data from the Iberian Electricity Market Operator (OMIE), […]

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Italy

Italy offers third dose of Covid vaccine

  On Monday, Italy began administering third doses of the COVID-19 vaccination to those who are considered clinically fragile, such as the immunosuppressed and transplant recipients.   As a result, around three million people are expected to receive a third vaccination.   For the third jabs, the Italian pharmaceuticals agency AIFA has recommended using mRna […]

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Italy

Only 20.1 percent of Italians are graduates

  According to ISTAT, just 20.1 percent of the Italian population aged 25 to 64 had completed a university degree in 2020, compared to 32.8 percent in the European Union. The percentage of adults with a high school graduation was 62.9 percent, according to the national statistics bureau.   Despite being 0.7 percentage points higher […]

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