Madrid, Spain, June 6, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / To mark World Environment Day, the One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme led by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) announces its new vision for global tourism, growing better, stronger, and balancing the needs of people, planet and prosperity. The One Planet Vision for the Responsible Recovery of the […]

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 6, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The final day of Arabian Travel Market’s virtual event, ATM Virtual, saw a panel of tourism experts discuss the opportunities in the region to kick-start sustainable investment in the hospitality sector. The session, ‘Restructuring to Attract Sustainable Development and Customers in the New World Order’, […]

London, Great Britain, June 6, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has welcomed the approved guidelines to safely restore global air connectivity, devised by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). ICAO’s COVID-19 Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART) has worked with governments, health experts and industry stakeholders to agree and publish […]

Valetta, Malta, June 5, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / SUNx Malta, in collaboration with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) today launched a Climate Resilience campaign called “BEND OUR TREND”. Led by a 90-second animated video, the campaign is designed to encourage Travel & Tourism companies and communities to: Adopt Climate Friendly Travel – Low […]

Cat Ba Island, Vietnam, June 5, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Nestled between towering limestone karsts and verdant island mountains, Hôtel Perle d’Orient Cat Ba – MGallery welcomes travellers to a world of tranquil beauty, unhurried exploration and home-grown delights in the picturesque Lan Ha Bay. Offering guests sublime views of Lan Ha Bay and the […]

London, Great Britain, June 5, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Gloria Guevara, WTTC President and CEO, said: “Once again, we call on the UK government to remove the 14-day quarantine as soon as possible. Quarantines should not be necessary if appropriate and effective containment measures are in place at departure and arrival points. “While the UK […]

Madrid, Spain, June 5, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) continues to steer global tourism towards a more sustainable future, partnering with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to green the sector and promote recovery and responsible growth. Under the new Investment Readiness for Green Finance Mechanisms initiative, the United Nations specialized agency […]

London, United Kingdom, June 4, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has unveiled the second phase of measures to rebuild global consumer confidence to encourage the return of travelling. The latest protocols are designed to drive the return of safe travel and enable industries, namely tour operators and convention centres, […]

Madrid, Spain, June 4, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / At both the local and the global level, the crisis we have faced up to together has shown the importance of making the right decisions at the right time. The time has come to restart tourism! We do so on the back of many weeks of hard […]

Barcelona, Spain, June 4, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The most exclusive golf club in Barcelona reopened its doors on Monday, 25 May, after being closed for 10 weeks due to the coronavirus. Over 1700 rounds were played throughout last week. Golfers respected the safety measures implemented by the Club. Real Club de Golf El Prat […]

Tourism Destination Governance and Development – Provocative Takeaways from Pre-Covid19 Times for a more stable and brighter Future after the Crisis – by Richard Adam, Chief Executive OPTIMIST, NED Board Member, Strategist, Intl. Developer (Destination, Resort, Real Estate). First published at Linkedin. Every now and then, we all have seen tourism destinations temporarily dropping out […]

Bangkok, Thailand, June 3, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the launch of the Dream to Travel Festival, an online event that brings together travel trade businesses worldwide to learn, network, and celebrate the power of travel during these challenging times. The virtual event, unifying the travel […]

Bangkok, Thailand, June 4, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / As hotels across the globe are preparing to reopen, one luxury Bangkok property has decided to let guests bring the best parts of a stay to your home. lebua Hotels & Resorts is launchings a “Hotel to Home” program that helps those itching to travel have a […]

Paris, France, June 3, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Accor, a global hospitality leader, has begun the exciting process of reopening some of its hotels that temporarily closed in response to the global pandemic. With restrictions now easing across many destinations, and the number of reopened hotels in the Accor network projected to climb steadily over […]

Berlin, Germany, June 2, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / ITB China, the largest B2B exclusive travel trade show in China, will be the co-host of the 2020 TravelDaily Conference, set to take place from 25-27 November 2020 in Shanghai. In order to address the industry’s greatest challenges after COVID-19, “Rebuild with Synergy” will be the overarching […]

Bagan, Myanmar, June 2, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office and Myanmar Ministry of Hotels and Tourism decide to postpone the regional flagship tourism conference to 2021 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) announced during a webinar hosted by the Myanmar Tourism Marketing Association that the Ministry of […]

Bangkok, Thailand, June 2, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The world’s leading authority in sustainable tourism certification, the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), has signed a strategic agreement with Sustainable First, the recently launched platform to champion sustainable tourism initiatives. This partnership will give the GSTC the opportunity to continue to foster sustainable tourism practices around […]

Madrid, Spain, June 1, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The world is slowly opening up again, new research from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) indicates, with destinations cautiously easing travel restrictions introduced in response to COVID-19. As the United Nations specialized agency releases its Global Guidelines for Reopening Tourism, signalling a transition into gearing up for […]

Beijing, China, June 1, 1010 / TRAVELINDEX / IT&CM China and CTW China’s first 100% virtual exhibition event will fully take place on Dragon Trail Interactive (DTI)’s The Next Travel Market (TNTM) platform. The bilingual ENG-CN interface available on PC, mobile and WeChat mini-program provides convenient single-entry access for both international and China-based delegates on […]

Madrid, Spain, May 29, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released a set of guidelines to help tourism sector emerge stronger and more sustainably from COVID-19. The guidelines highlight the need to act decisively, to restore confidence and, as UNWTO strengthens its partnership with Google, to embrace innovation and the digital […]

Bangkok, Thailand, May 29, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Thailand’s domestic tourism reopening is shaping up to see Bangkok as the hub for an early return of daytrips, staycations and inter-provincial road trips. With over eight million residents coupled with a sprawling megacity catchment with a population base in excess of 15 million, the recovery of […]

Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles, May 29, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / 115 islands in the western Indian Ocean – is a dream destination with abundant sunshine, powdery white beaches, crystal clear turquoise water, fresh clean air and unique diverse biodiversity. The island nation has for the last five decades been a tourism destination for thousands, an industry […]

Madrid, Spain, May 28, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / On May 25 we celebrated Africa’s rich heritage, its people, cultural diversity and exciting gastronomy. These are all reasons why African tourism has been on the rise over recent years. And this gives us good reason to be optimistic as we look to the future. This year, […]

Brookline, MA, United States, May 28, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Social and financial systems are increasingly interconnected. The ongoing and rapidly-changing social, financial, and economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic is a vivid, real-time example of this interconnection in action. The pandemic has exposed the systemic challenges already present for the vast majority of working […]

Geneva, Switzerland, May 28, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released analysis showing that the airline industry’s global debt could rise to $550 billion by year-end. That’s a $120 billion increase over debt levels at the start of 2020. – $67 billion of the new debt is composed of government loans […]

London, Great Britain, May 27, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched the world’s first ever global safety and hygiene stamp. Special safety and hygiene mark to provide consistency and reassurance for consumers to speed the Travel & Tourism recovery. Saudi Arabia, Barcelona, Portugal, Cancun and Seville among first […]

Madrid, Spain, May 27, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has joined forces with CNN International for a major new initiative designed to inspire people to get ready to travel again. The #TravelTomorrow campaign combines the key message of the United Nations specialized agency with the creativity of the broadcaster and looks […]

Bangkok, Thailand, May 27, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Thailand’s tourism and health authorities have teamed up to launch a unique certification scheme aimed to prepare the Thai tourism industry for the recovery period and enhance confidence amongst international and domestic tourists. The “Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration: SHA” project was launched today by Mr. […]

Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles, May 27, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Explained why Alain St. Ange has what it takes to become president of Seychelles? How important is the travel and tourism industry for a country, its people, and the world that a former tourism minister has an excellent chance and brings the qualification to become the […]

Bangkok, Thailand, May 26, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / As the world begins to reopen, and colleagues, families and friends start to reconnect and look to the future, Anantara announces the extension of its recently launched ‘Stay with Peace of Mind’ programme to include MICE facilities. To ensure guest and meeting delegate confidence, Anantara will be […]

Bangkok, Thailand, May 26, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Destination Group, Asia’s leading hospitality operator, today introduces ‘Big Boy’ – One of America’s most beloved burgers brands to Thailand as it’s available for delivery in Bangkok. Founded in 1936 and will celebrate its 84-anniversary this year with a continued focus of shared family experiences around food […]

Montreal, Canada. May 26, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have called on governments to ensure any new measures introduced for airports and airlines in the wake of COVID-19 are supported by scientific evidence and are consistent across the world. The aviation sector has been […]

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 25, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / One of the most eagerly awaited sessions during the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) three-day ATM Virtual event that takes place from 1-3 June 2020, is undoubtedly The Virtual ATM China Tourism Forum. The debate will take an in-depth look at the potential of the Chinese […]

Bangkok, Thailand, May 25, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) as the secretariat of the Tourism Working Group of the six national tourism organizations of the Greater Mekong Subregion, and Destination Mekong, the public-private collaboration framework of the Lancang-Mekong Region, formally opens the call for application of the 2020 Mekong Innovative […]

Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles, May 23, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Alain St. Ange, broadly seen as Mr. Tourism in the Seychelles, looks back at a long and distinguished career in the industry, culminating over the last 12 years with appointments as Director of Tourism Marketing at the Seychelles Tourism Board, Chief Executive Officer at the Seychelles […]