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75 thousand departures of foreign passengers in November

The number of foreign passenger departures from the country via Keflavík Airport was around 75 thousand in November, according to figures from the Icelandic Tourist Board and Isavia. The numbers are similar to those in 2015.
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Panorama Glass Lodge receives Vakinn; quality- and environmental certification

This week, Panorama Glass Lodge received Vakinn certification, from the certification body iCert, according to Vakinn's quality and environmental criteria and bronze certification in the environmental part of Vakinn.
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103 thousand departures of foreign passengers in October

The number of foreign passenger departures from the country via Keflavík Airport was around 103 thousand in October, according to figures from the Icelandic Tourist Board and Isavia. The numbers are similar to those in 2015.
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108 thousand departures of foreign passengers in September

The number of foreign passenger departures from the country via Keflavík Airport was around 108 thousand in September, according to figures from the Icelandic Tourist Board and Isavia. We have to go back several years to see similar figures in foreign departures in the month of September. American and Germans were the largest nationalities in August, or roughly 41 of the total count. Since the beginning of the year, about 445 thousand foreign passengers have departed Iceland, a 3.6% decrease compared to the same period last year when the number of foreign passengers departing was about 461 thousand. Compared to 2019, the decrease is 71%.
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New Visit Iceland website

The Icelandic Tourist Board and Business Iceland, with support from the Ministry of Industry and the Ministry of Innovation, have been working on the restoration of VisitIceland.com in recent months. The website was introduced in connection with the Vestnorden travel conference that took place in Reykjanes this week. The site's content has been reorganized considerably, and information to tourists has been greatly improved, with increased material. The collaborative project on renewing the website is for three years, and the opening of the new page is just the beginning of that process. Continuous changes and improvements to the website may be expected in the coming years.
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Vakinn mentioned in the newly issued ETC handbook on sustainability

A handbook has been published by the European Tourism Council (ETC) on "Encouraging Sustainable Tourism Practices." The handbook guides and encourages the tourism industry to have sustainability as a guiding principle in its organization and operation. Authorities, policymakers, institutions, municipalities, associations, companies, and tourists have an important role in changing what is needed on the road to sustainable tourism.
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152,000 departures of foreign passengers in August

Departures of foreign passengers from Iceland via Keflavík Airport were 152,000 in August, according to figures from the Tourist Board and Isavia, or twice as many as in August 2020. The numbers in 2021 are close to those in 2014. About 336 thousand foreign passengers have departed from Iceland in the period January to August, which is around 25% less than last year. Americans were the largest nationality in August or roughly 38%
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Company resilience and disturbance resistance, the foundation for tourism operations during COVID

As presented in the Icelandic news coverage, COVID-19 infections are likely to hurt business operations in the coming weeks and months as COVID-19 spreads through society. We must manage infections in a controlled manner as far as possible until herd immunity is achieved among the nation.
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110,000 departures of foreign passengers in July

Departures of foreign passengers from Iceland via Keflavík Airport were 110,000 in July, according to figures from the Tourist Board and Isavia, or twice as many as in July 2020. There have not been as many departures from the country since February 2020.
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