Bangkok, Thailand, February 1, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / BWH Hotel Group is expanding its upscale, chic boutique brand, Aiden, as the brand is set to grow by over 200% in the years ahead with the portfolio doubling in 2023 alone. Highlights of the brand growth include the upcoming launch of Aiden in India and the […]

Male, Maldives, February 1, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles former Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine who now heads his own ‘Saint Ange Tourism Consultancy’ this morning boarded the luxury Cruise Ship ‘THE WORLD’ at Patina Maldives and will be sailing on the ship back to Seychelles arriving in the […]

Brussels, Belgium, February 1, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Is China back in the international market? How soon and to what degree? What does the new era look like? How should we prepare for it? Where does the sustainability piece fit in the puzzle? The recent “China Tourists 2023 Webinar” addressed these questions and more. Presented […]

Berlin, Germany, February 1, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Deborah Rothe follows in the footsteps of David Ruetz as exhibition director of ITB Berlin, the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show. In December 2022, Ruetz became senior vice president of Travel + Logistics at Messe Berlin, in which role he oversees the ILA Berlin Airshow as well […]

Nice, France, January 31, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / The arrival of Anantara Plaza Nice Hotel in a rejuvenated 19th century architectural jewel on Nice’s boardwalk, marks a triumphant return of one of the most storied hotels on Côte d’Azur and a continuation of Anantara’s European expansion. The heritage property overlooking the Promenade des Anglais is […]

Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain, January 31, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / The Real Club de Golf El Prat will host the second edition of the Barcelona Open by Pablo Larrazábal, which will take place during the week of the Masters, from 6th to 9th of April. The historic Barcelona club has already hosted the first edition of […]

Phuket, Thailand, January 30, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Chef Joe Dabagh invites like-minded travelers to savor the flavors of his fascinating international dishes with a mouth-watering Thai, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern-inspired menu. JonoX Phuket Karon, the world’s first Jono branded lifestyle hotel, is where savvy travelers from all around the world come together to share […]

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 28, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Emirates has successfully completed the ground engine testing for one of its GE90 engines on a Boeing 777-300ER using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The objective of the ground testing and analysis is to demonstrate the capability of the GE90 engine to run on the […]

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, January 27, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Adoption of connected devices during the pandemic led to a dramatic increase in cyberattacks. According to a new report launched today at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2023, if left unchecked, the cost of cyberattacks will continue to rise, threatening a fragile global economy. The report, […]

Berlin, Germany, January 26, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / For the second time, the Technology, Tours and Activities (TTA) segment is represented live at the World’s Largest Travel Trade Show. The TTA marketplace and TTA Forum augment a wide-ranging programme with networking events and convention sessions for trade visitors and exhibitors. Four years ago the Technology, […]

Caracas, Venezuela, January 26, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / UNWTO and the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) will partner to promote and retain investment in tourism across the Latin American and Caribbean Region. As the sector’s recovery continues, the United Nations specialized agency for tourism has highlighted the importance of investments for building a more […]

Paris, France, January 26, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / The new brand launches with an immediate footprint of 12 committed hotels around the world; properties will connect guests with the charm, character, and warmth of their hoteliers. Accor Hotels announced an exciting new addition to the Group’s unparalleled network of brands: Handwritten Collection, a global portfolio […]

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 25, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Saudi Arabia registered more international arrivals than any other Arab nation during the first nine months of 2022, as government officials target 100 million annual visitors by the end of this decade. Owing to these unprecedented numbers, the Kingdom’s burgeoning tourism sector will represent a […]

Malaga, Spain, January 24, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Málaga will become the seat of the first ever Future of Tourism Coalition (FoTC) global headquarters and will act as the FoTC’s European hub, following a multi-year agreement announced today. The Coalition of six global tourism NGOs, which formed in 2020 during the COVID pandemic, has not, […]

Bangkok, January 25, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Best Western Hotels and Resorts is inviting the world’s travelers to start 2023 in style and hop into the “Year of the Rabbit” with a seven-day flash sale this January. For seven days only, guests can enjoy 35% off their inspiring Asian vacation! Travelers who book a break […]

London, United Kingdom, January 23, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / New research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) reveals French capital Paris as the world’s most powerful city destination but predicts it will be overtaken by Beijing by 2032. The report, sponsored by Visa and researched in partnership with Oxford Economics, analysed key indicators […]

Bangkok, Thailand, January 23, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Accor and Ennismore will expand their portfolio with a series of key hotel and resort openings all across Southeast Asia in the year ahead. With close to 30 confirmed new properties under ten distinct brands in nine countries, 2023 marks an important milestone in the two group’s […]

Madrid, Spain, January 21, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / At FITUR 2023, UNWTO served as the bridge between public and private leaders to advance plans to build a more diverse, resilient and sustainable tourism sector. With the latest UNWTO data pointing to a return to pre-pandemic arrival levels in some world regions in 2023, Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili once again […]

Angeles City, Philippines, January 20, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Best Western Hotels and Resorts has expanded its presence in the Philippines with the launch of SureStay Studio by Best Western Clarkview – the first SureStay Studio property in the country. A modern midscale hotel, SureStay Studio by Best Western Clarkview introduces a new era of […]

Shanghai, China, January 20, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / ITB China, the leading B2B exclusive travel trade show focusing on the Chinese travel market, announces its comeback as a live event. The show will once more bring together top-level buyers from China – the world’s biggest source market for international travel, together with global travel suppliers […]

Madrid, Spain, January 19, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / After stronger than expected recovery in 2022, this year could see international tourist arrivals return to pre-pandemic levels in Europe and the Middle East. Tourists are nonetheless expected to increasingly seek value for money and travel closer to home in response to the challenging economic climate. Based […]

Bintan Island, Riau Islands, Indonesia, January 18, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Bintan Resorts, along with Bintan Resort Ferries and participating resorts in Bintan, have launched a new promotion for travellers to Bintan called Let’s Go Bintan – Great Weekday Deals. Participating resorts and partners include ANMON, Cassia Bintan, Doulos Phos The Ship Hotel, Grand Lagoi […]

Bangkok, Thailand, January 17, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / As Thailand’s tourism industry powers its way into an accelerated period of recovery, with international arrivals pouring in and China poised to create the next big wave, what’s the ensuing step for the Kingdom? The world has changed over the last three years so how is Thailand […]

Jomtien, Pattaya, Thailand, January 16, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / The lush and tropical beachfront retreat offers well-traveled explorers and families a welcoming, invigorating destination to reconnect with nature and discover authentic Thai culture. Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the opening of Andaz Pattaya Jomtien Beach, marking the debut of the Andaz brand in Thailand. Nestled across […]

Berlin, Germany, January 14, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / UNWTO, in collaboration with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and UN Women has launched a free online training course focused on gender equality within the tourism sector. The course, which is available through atingi.org, is part […]

Saimaa, Finland, January 13, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Saimaa region in Finland has been officially awarded the title of European Region of Gastronomy 2024 by the International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and Tourism (IGCAT) for their commitment to sustainably protect and promote local food and cultural uniqueness. The award ceremony was celebrated on 12 […]

Son Tra Peninsula, Vietnam, January 12, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / The spa’s immersive multi-sensory experience starts as soon as guests arrive. Perched above a natural lagoon in a hidden valley of the Son Tra Peninsula, this secluded sanctuary feels blissfully separated from the outside world. Bill Bensley’s original, organic design concept invites relaxation in eight […]

London, United Kingdom, January 11, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / The semi-private jet service Aero announces new routes across Europe, catering to the French & Swiss Alps. Semi-private jet service Aero has announced its Winter routes to some of the most in-demand destinations across Europe and North America. From mid-December onwards, Aero will fly from London […]

Geneva, Switzerland, January 11, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Artist Maya Lin, acclaimed soprano and arts/health advocate Renée Fleming and actors and humanitarians Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre Elba are the recipients of the 29th Annual Crystal Award, the World Economic Forum announced today. The winners will be honoured at the opening session of the Forum’s […]

Bangkok, Thailand, January 10, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to clarify that Thailand continues to welcome all international tourists under the fully-reopen-to-tourism policy that was introduced on 1 October, 2022. Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health, H.E. Mr. Anutin Charnvirakul, said “International travellers arriving in […]

Nelson, New Zealand, January 10, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Falcon Brae is an exclusive use luxury villa located at the confluence of the Stanley Brook and Motueka River, near Nelson at the top of New Zealand’s South Island. The “falcon” in the name resonates in the elliptical curved wing-like roofs and refers to the resident […]

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 9, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Etihad Airways is boosting its flights to Bangkok, Thailand by doubling its frequency. From 26 March 2023, the airline will fly twice a day on the Abu Dhabi – Bangkok route, providing a total of 14 weekly nonstop services to Bangkok Airport (BKK). The […]

Dubai, UAE, January 9, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / The United Arab Emirates upscale real estate developer Seven Tides has confirmed that the emirates’ first NH Collection hotel will open its doors to the public in February. “NH Collection Dubai The Palm will feature an extensive range of premium facilities, including our 45-metre rooftop infinity pool, […]

Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles, January 7, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Alain St Ange, the former Seychelles Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, has announced the upcoming launch of his new autobiography, “Alain St. Ange, My Journey”. Travelindex caught up with Alain to understand a little more about his new venture. What inspired you to […]

Koh Lanta, Thailand, January 7, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Eco-sensitive five-star sanctuary in Koh Lanta named as “World’s Top Best Hotels” and “World’s Best Hotel With a View”, while also achieving prestigious UNESCO and Green Globe certificates for sustainability. Pimalai Resort and Spa, the five-star sanctuary on the southern Thai island of Koh Lanta, is […]