Brussels’ Greeters network celebrates 10th anniversary

Founded in New York in 1992 and launched in Brussels in 2010, a shining example of participatory tourism, the network of Brussels Greeters will celebrate its 10th anniversary in September. In these uncertain times, the Greeters believe that it is more essential than ever to share one of their fundamental values: cultural exchange and the…

Brussels Airport Health Accreditation

Brussels Airport complies with the recommendations by ICAO and the protocol issued by EASA/ECDC to ensure that it has Airport Health Accreditation. The Airport makes every effort to ensure that their facilities are hygienic and safe to welcome passengers. The combination of the various health safety measures allows them to meet the highest standards, and to satisfy…

COVID-19 Test Centre opens at Brussels Airport

The Test Centre at Brussels Airport for COVID-19 will open on Monday 14 September. At this Test Centre, passengers can get a COVID-19 test on site at the airport. The Test Centre will also be open to those who are not travelling but need to have a test taken for contact tracing purposes. From 14th of…

Brussels Airport Runway Renovation Completed on time

Renovation of runway 07L/25R at Brussels Airport has been completed on schedule. The contractors worked day and night, 7 days a week, to limit the duration of the runway closure and the impact of these works. Because of the corona crisis, this happened in a period with much less air traffic than usual. The thorough…

Flights Over Brussels

Good news for the economy, but less so for noise and air pollution affecting residents living near Zaventem Airport. Since the resumption of non-essential flights on 15 June this year, the number of passengers handled at Brussels Airport has risen, but remains 80% below July 2019 figures. This means that in July, for the first…

Grants to relaunch international conferences and B2B events

 Faced with the current crisis, the MICE industry has got its thinking cap on. From anticipating changes and the implementation of new technologies in their events, to choosing a location that is closer to home – there are many paths that lead to new, innovative solutions. To help the sector, the Brussels-Capital Region, European destination…

Wagamama Brussels Open

Wagamama, the famous global brand, has finally arrived in Brussels. The Asian restaurant made a bow in the city on 13 February. That was the good news. The bad news is that, like all other such places, it almost promptly had to shut its door at the start of the health pandemic. But, thankfully, it…

Flying the flag for horeca trade’s post-coronavirus recovery

The lockdown has caused devastation in the horeca sector in Brussels and elsewhere. So bad has been the impact that some restaurants have, sadly, gone to the wall. One notable exception, though, is L’Orchidée Blanche, a lovely eatery that has been a mainstay on the city’s restaurant scene for over two decades. After the long…

Regional Universities Go Global Amid Corona

By Ekaterina Tsaranok The concept of higher education has been well established for well over a thousand years. According to UNESCO and Guinness World Records, the University of Al-Karaouine located in Fes, Morocco, is the world’s oldest existing and continuously operating higher education institution in the world, having been established in 859. With international education…

Brussels Airport Prepares to Increase Passenger Flights

Starting 15 June, Brussels Airport will considerably increase its passenger flights for all travel in the Schengen Area. The flight offer will increase progressively to exceed one hundred destinations in July, thus restoring the connectivity with Europe in a first stage and with the rest of the world at a later stage. Thanks to the…