Phuket, Thailand, July 3, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Cape Panwa Hotel, Phuket, led by Andres Rubio (4th left), General Manager of the hotel, was recently honoured to welcome H.E. Waravuth Pouapinya (3rd left), the Thai Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates and his team, the first tourists to arrive in Thailand under the Phuket Sandbox […]

Tokyo, Japan, July 3, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Cross Hotels & Resorts recognizes the opportunities in the Japanese inbound and outbound markets, and to reinforce its expansion plans into the Japanese market, Cross Hotels & Resorts has appointed Biz M Asia as their General Sales Agent (GSA) in Japan. The Japanese market is one of […]

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 2, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Expo 2020 Dubai tickets will go on sale worldwide from 18 July 2021, opening up a spectacular world of innovation and entertainment for every visitor across 182 visually striking and emotionally inspiring days from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. With three months to […]

Phuket, Thailand, July 9, 2021 – In-time for the re-opening of Phuket, and with the support of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Travelindex formally launched the Phuket Edition of its prestigious restaurant guide; the Top 25 Restaurants Phuket – the Master Affluent Dining Guide on Phuket, now in 6 key gastronomy destinations across Asia […]

London, United Kingdom, July 9, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Virginia Messina, WTTC Senior Vice President, said: “Holidaymakers and the Travel & Tourism sector will breathe a sigh of relief now that quarantine-free holidays have been given the green light by the government for those that have been fully jabbed. “While it’s a step in the […]

Geneva, Switzerland, July 9, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that both international and domestic travel demand showed marginal improvements in May 2021, compared to the prior month, but traffic remained well below pre-pandemic levels. Recovery in international traffic in particular continued to be stymied by extensive government travel restrictions. […]

Victoria Falls, Zambia, July 8, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Marrying world-class expertise with indigenous wellness culture and breathtaking scenery, The Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara in Zambia will be the location for a holistic wellness retreat from 19-22 August 2021. Set along the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, in full view of the spray […]

Bangkok, Thailand, July 8, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Best Western Hotels and Resorts is celebrating after 31 of its properties in Asia (Southeast Asia and Japan) were honored in the 2021 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards! Hotels and resorts in eight countries – Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam – won this […]

Jabal Akhdar, Oman, July 7, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, has expanded its presence in the Middle East with the opening of dusitD2 Naseem Resort, Jabal Akhdar – the first Dusit-branded hotel in Oman. Deluxe family-friendly resort uniquely puts guests next to a brand new […]

Madrid, Spain, July 7, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The global vaccination rollout and increased adoption of digital solutions for safe travel should lead to a rise in international mobility over the weeks and months ahead, the latest data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) indicates. According to the newest edition of the Travel Restrictions Report […]

Lisbon, Portugal, July 6, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Visit Portugal and the city of Reguengos de Monsaraz announce dates for the 5th UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism. • Discover Portugal’s Best Fine Vineyards at Top25Vineyards.com here. Following the success of the past four editions, the Conference will take place […]

London, United Kingdom, July 6, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Asia Pacific was the region hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic according to the new annual Economic Trends Report from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The report reveals the full dramatic impact of travel restrictions designed to curb COVID-19 on the global economy, individual […]

Mexico City, Mexico, July 5, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has embarked on a first official visit to Mexico. The visit of the high-level delegation further emphasises the unprecedented level of political support for tourism across the Americas as governments recognize the sector’s unique ability to drive economic […]

Basel, Switzerland, July 5, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Baselworld was held for the last time in 2019. Now it is back in March/April 2022, and it will be very different. Instead of focusing on the spectacular appearance of luxury brands in the watch, jewellery and gemstone sector, the new BASELWORLD will primarily be a B2B […]

Malaga, Spain, July 5, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Skål International has become an official member of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Associate Community. Skål International has been working closely with WTTC since early 2020, when the Covid 19 pandemic hit the world. The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is the global authority […]

Madrid, Spain, July 13, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Tourism businesses and destinations are stepping up their commitment to sustainability. Aimed at reducing waste and pollution across the sector, the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative (GTPI) is welcoming 32 new signatories, with every global region represented behind the shared goal. The Initiative unites the tourism sector behind a […]

Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia, July 11, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / NoKu Beach House in Bali, which features in the first episode of the new reality series, is just one of the more than 300 high-end holiday rentals that Elite Havens offers across Indonesia, India, Japan, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Elite Havens, the leading provider […]

New York, New York, United States, July 24, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Wheels Up the leading brand in private aviation, and Abercrombie & Kent, the world’s leading luxury travel company, announce a strategic partnership to offer Wheels Up Members bespoke travel experiences utilizing the Wheels Up fleet in North America and private small group journeys […]

Porto, Portugal, July 10, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) continues to energize the restart of tourism based on sustainability and innovation. An agreement with MUST Travel & Tech places a digital tool at the service of tourism, allowing users to share their experiences to promote the reactivation of the sector with […]

London, United Kingdom, July 23, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) today launched a major new report which reveals how destinations can grow responsibly, using the Destination Stewardship model. The report was launched in partnership with the Travel Foundation and the European Tourism Futures Institute (ETFI) at NHL Stenden University, […]

Berlin, Germany, July 10, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The World’s Leading Travel Trade Show releases details of a hybrid concept and for taking part in the live event from 9 to 13 March 2022 in Berlin. Demand is high for the annual business highlight of the international travel industry. In March 2022 ITB Berlin – […]

Bangkok, Thailand, July 23, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce the launch of ‘The Best of SHA Awards 2021’ project, which aims to celebrate excellence among Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA)-certified tourism and tourism-related businesses in Thailand. In a live stream yesterday (20 July, 2021) […]

London, United Kingdom, July 22, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Virginia Messina, WTTC Senior Vice President, said: “Today we should reflect on how hard won our newly re-found ‘freedoms’ are, which have been curbed for the best part of 18 months as together we have fought against the pandemic – at huge social, economic and personal […]

Madrid, Spain, July 22, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The biggest crisis in the history of tourism continues into a second year. Between January and May, international tourist arrivals were 85% below 2019 levels (or a 65% drop on 2020), UNWTO data shows. Despite a small uptick in May, the emergence of COVID-19 variants and the […]

Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 20, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has released major new guidelines outlining how the global Travel & Tourism sector can work together to tackle illegal wildlife trade (IWT). Illicit market is valued between US$8 billion and US$23 billion per year COVID-19 led to a significant […]

Geneva, Switzerland, July 19, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is inviting nominations for the 2021 Diversity and Inclusion Awards. “The COVID-19 pandemic has not stopped the aviation industry’s agenda on diversity and inclusion. In fact, it has been an opportunity to redouble our efforts to improve our performance. Improving our […]

Emboodhoo Lagoon, Maldives, July 19, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / S Hotels and Resorts Public Company Limited continues to expand its footprint in the Maldives and redefine the tourism and hospitality industry in this idyllic Indian Ocean archipelago with the signing of a hotel management agreement to introduce SO/ Hotels & Resorts, Accor’s rebellious luxury lifestyle […]

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, July 17, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Best Western Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of a new upscale hotel in Vietnam, located on the waterfront overlooking Ha Long Bay, the iconic UNESCO World Heritage-listed ecological and geographical wonder. Best Western Premier Sapphire Ha Long, starts welcoming guests on July 15th […]

London, United Kingdom, July 16, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The restart of international travel could be seriously delayed without worldwide reciprocal recognition of all approved COVID-19 vaccines, says the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). Warning comes as tourists are blocked at the borders. The global tourism body, which represents the global private Travel & […]

Geneva, Switzerland, July 15, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned that the reliance on taxation as the solution for cutting aviation emissions in the EU’s ‘Fit for 55’ proposal is counter-productive to the goal of sustainable aviation. EU policy needs to support practical emission reduction measures such as incentives for […]

Muscat, Oman, July 15, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Thailand’s leading hotel operator pushes forward with international expansion plans to become a top 100 global hotel operator within five years. Thailand’s leading hotel operator Centara Hotels & Resorts and Ibn Saleh Al Hashmi Construction (ISAHC) announced the signing of a Hotel Management Agreement (HMA) for Al […]

Porto, Portugal, July 14, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The mayors of some of the world’s leading destinations have met in Porto to rethink urban tourism in the post-pandemic age. Organized by UNWTO, the Government of Portugal, Turismo de Portugal and the City of Porto, the Mayors Forum on Tourism and the Future of Cities highlighted […]

Doha, Qatar, July 14, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Qatar Airways and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Qatar Airways will become the first airline in the Middle East to join the IATA Turbulence Aware platform. IATA’s Turbulence Aware helps airlines mitigate the impact of turbulence, a leading cause of passenger and crew injuries […]

Macao, Macao SAR, July 25, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The Wine Society of Macau, AmCham Macau, DOC DMC Macau and co-organizer MGM join hands to present a California wine pairing experience, taking place from 6pm to 10pm on August 7 at the Vista, MGM COTAI. The event features a fine selection of American wines from […]

Geneva, Switzerland, July 24, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The International Air Transport Association (IATA) branded the European Commission’s (EC) decision to set the winter slot use threshold at 50% as “out of touch with reality,” and argued that the EC had ignored the advice and evidence presented by EU member states and the airline industry, […]