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EU - Holidays on the Horizon in a ‘Smart’ Way

25th April 2020 - 10:00am

European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen

European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen

Ursula von der Leyen (European Commission President) has now stated that she is positive about having a vacation this summer – in a ‘smart’ way. This is a positive revision on her view on EU citizens getting to plan a holiday this summer!

 

Yesterday, 21 April, She tweeted her agenda for the Coronavirus response team and top of the list was “Tourism: Need for Smart EU Approach”.

 

“I think we will find smart solutions to have some vacation, perhaps a bit different, with other hygiene measures and a bit more with social distancing. It’s impressive to see that we find a solution and therefore I am positive about summer vacation,” said Ursula von der Leyen.

 

A week ago the Commission chief advised EU citizens not to make summer vacation plans for the time being because no one could predict how the pandemic would evolve in July and August. This revised view is a welcome development for our industry with more green shoots on the horizon.

 

Commenting on the EU's response to the coronavirus outbreak, the commission president explains “countries realized that they were unable to manage this crisis alone… We now see Romanian doctors and Polish nurses going to Italy to help; we see French patients being in Austria or Luxembourg; we see ventilators going from Germany to Spain… This is the Europe I love, where a strong and supportive heart is beating and this is how we must move forward".

 

Much like Europe, the travel trade must move forward together, supporting one another.

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European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen
European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen at Coronavirus Response Team meeting 

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