Travel news digest: Airbnb says road trips are in, EU opens borders for tourists, campervan packing tips

autobahn a5 in herbolzheim, germany
Autobahn A5 in southern Germany.

EU to allow visitors from 14 countries in July

European countries are opening their borders for travelers in July 2020 after the first wave of corona virus has subsided. Travel within EU is mostly allowed (Sweden is an … Read the Story

People like to get news from social media, although they don’t trust the services

study: fake news sources, reuters institute
Social media services, especially Facebook not trusted as news source. Source: Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2020

At first, it may feel strange that photo sharing service Instagram and messaging service Whatsapp are developing into news channels. That’s what Reuters Institute Digital … Read the Story

Bookstores report strong growth for ebooks as people are staying home

ebook retail stores and subscription servoces
Ebook sales growth at major bookstores and subscription services in April. Source: Publishdrive.

Year 2020 may be remembered as a pandemic year, but it may also be remembered as the year when ebooks made a breakthrough to the mass market in countries … Read the Story

Sea or city vacation? Why not both in Southern Sweden

feskekyrka in Gothenburg. the old town is surrounded by canals.
Feskekyrka (Fish Church) in Gothenburg, Sweden.

As people in Nordic countries are planning their summer vacations, a frequently heard message is that they are thinking of a destination with plenty of space and no crowds. Well, apart from Denmark, Nordic countries … Read the Story