Berlin

Berlin pilot events show high level of confidence city is safe for in-person events

Germany’s capital city hosted three pilot events, 15-23 June, with up to 500 attendees. The events were: Capital Congress Medicine and Health 2021 (15–17 June), Greentech Festival (16–18 June), and Industry Day (21–23 June). The results of the participant surveys conducted after the events are now available and show 93.2% of the attendees felt they were ‘very well’ or ‘well’ protected from a coron...

Berlin joins GSTC, underlines sustainability drive

Berlin has joined the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), an organisation aimed to establish and manage global standards for travel and tourism. In joining the GSTC, visitBerlin, Berlin’s official tourism organisation, is demonstrating its intent to develop Berlin’s image as a green and sustainable city. Burkhard Kieker, CEO of visitBerlin, commented: “Our membership of the Global Sustainab...

Berlin government and Lufthansa pursue rescue deal, sources say

Germany’s national airline Lufthansa and the Berlin government are pursuing a €9bn ($9.7bn) rescue package, company and government sources said, 28 April, but gave no timing for an agreement after a report overnight said the deal was complete. Lufthansa declined to comment and a spokeswoman for the economy ministry had no immediate comment. A government source said talks would continue. Sources cl...