Lucerne (Switzerland) – April 18, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The World Tourism Forum Lucerne 2019 is going to bridge the silos for three days in early May: academia meets industry, private sector meets public and young entrepreneurs meet established companies to build bridges that are meant to last. To face the disruptive forces and keep the […]

Prachinburi (Thailand) – April 18, 2019 (travelindex) – Best Western Hotels and Resorts is inviting guests to be among the first to experience Tawaravadee Resort, BW Signature Collection by Best Western, the charming lakeside retreat in Thailand’s picturesque Prachinburi province. This elegant low-rise resort opened earlier this year as Best Western’s first BW Signature Collection […]

Bintan (Indonesia) – April 17, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Award-winning Ria Bintan Golf Club, Bintan, Indonesia, announces a new and bigger term membership programme under their Elite Golf Plan (EGP). This new EGP membership will be launched and available from 1 May 2019, and is priced at $2,898.00 for one membership year. This exclusive membership programme […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – April 17, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Over 20 expert speakers from leading online and supplier brands have been confirmed for the Arrival Asia Pacific in-destination event, which is dedicated to the rapidly changing tours, activities and attractions sector. The only conference of its kind in Asia Pacific, Arival will take place 24-26 June […]

Marbella (Spain) – April 16, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Minor Hotels and NH Hotel Group are pleased to announce the signing of an agreement to operate the Villa Padierna Palace, a hotel located in Marbella in the south of Spain. The property is owned by the Villa Padierna group and will be managed with immediate effect […]

San Juan (Puerto Rico) – April 15, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The 2020 WTTC Global Summit will be hosted by the Government of Puerto Rico’s Tourism Company and Discover Puerto Rico. The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) is delighted to announce the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico as the destination for its 2020 Global Summit […]

Seville (Spain) – April 10, 2019 (travelindex.com) – H.E. Gustavo Santos, Minister of Tourism, Government of Argentina, has been awarded a World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Champion Award at the 2019 Global Summit in Seville, Spain, for his global leadership in the field of travel facilitation. The annual WTTC Global Champion Awards recognise […]

Seville (Spain) – April 11, 2019 (travelindex.com) – H.E. María Reyes Maroto Illera, Minister of Tourism, Government of Spain, has been awarded a World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Champion Award for her country’s work on promoting innovation and technology in tourism. The award was given by Gloria Guevara, President & CEO, WTTC, and […]

Siem Reap (Cambodia) – April 11, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Cambodia is poised to become a genuine twin-centre golf destination as a result of two announcements made during the 8th annual Asia Golf Tourism Convention. The event, held by the global golf tourism organization IAGTO in Siem Reap, the gateway city to Cambodia’s ancient Angkor temples, […]

London (Great Britain) – April 12, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Ever get the feeling that forest fires, record-defying storms, and heavy droughts are more common than they used to be? Or that images of whales, fish, turtles and birds with stomachs full of plastic weren’t such a familiar sight at one point in time? The effects […]

Cebu (Philippines) – April 9, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is proud to announce that Airbnb co-founder, Chief Strategy Officer, and Chairman of Airbnb China, Nathan Blecharczyk has been confirmed to speak at the PATA Annual Summit 2019 (PAS 2019). The event, hosted by the Department of Tourism, Philippines, will be […]

Seville (Spain) – April 9, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The world of tourism has just witnessed the 2019 WTTC Summit (World Travel & Tourism Council), the largest gathering of the tourism industry’s private sector trade in the presence of so many Government Leaders including Barack Obama, the former President of the USA and Margaret Kenyatta, the […]

Madrid (Spain) – April 9, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Basque Culinary Center (BCC), with the support of PromPeru have announced the finalists of the 1st Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition, which recognize disruptive, inspirational projects having made an invaluable contribution to innovation in gastronomy tourism. Over 300 initiatives were submitted […]

Seville (Spain) – April 8, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Delegation of Global Tourism Economy Research Centre (“GTERC” or “the Centre”) attended the 19th WTTC Global Summit at Seville, Spain to on April 2-4. Led by Pansy Ho, Vice Chairman and Secretary-General of Global Tourism Economy Forum (“GTEF” or “the Forum”), the delegation comprised of members of […]

Luang Prabang (Lao PDR) – April 5, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The ancient city of Luang Prabang is considered to be the cradle of Lao culture. Nestled in jungle-clad hills at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, this enchanting destination is the former royal capital of Laos and a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage-listed […]

Seville (Spain) – April 5, 2019 (travelindex.com) – H.E. María Reyes Maroto Illera, Minister of Tourism, Government of Spain, has been awarded a World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Champion Award for her country’s work on promoting innovation and technology in tourism. The award was given in front of 1,600 Travel & Tourism leaders […]

Seville (Spain) – April 5, 2019 (travelindex.com) – H.E. Elena Kountoura, Minister of Tourism, Government of Greece, has been awarded a prestigious World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Champion Award at the 2019 Global Summit in Seville, Spain, for her country’s tireless work on Destination Stewardship. The annual WTTC Global Champion Awards recognise outstanding […]

Seville (Spain) – April 3, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Travel and Tourism generates economic growth, create jobs and reduce poverty. That was the message from Gloria Guevara, President & CEO, World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) as she addressed over 1,500 global leaders at the opening of WTTC’s Global Summit in Seville, Spain. WTTC represents the […]

Seville (Spain) – April 4, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has announced the formation of a global taskforce to help prevent and combat human trafficking – an illicit activity that affects 30 million victims worldwide, and relies on travel networks to operate. The taskforce comprises WTTC Members and sector associations […]

Seville (Spain) – April 4, 2019 (travelindex.com) – During the World Travel and Tourism Council Global Summit in Seville (Spain) meeting between Tourism Minister Najib Balala of Kenya and Alain St.Ange, the former Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine of Seychelles aims at consolidating the working cooperation between the two tourism personalities. St.Ange and Balala […]

Seville (Spain) – April 4, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is delighted to announce the 2019 leaders in sustainable tourism at the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards ceremony. The Awards, now in their 15th year, took place at a special ceremony during the WTTC Global Summit in Seville, Spain, to celebrate […]

New York (United States) – April 5, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Skål International CEO, Daniela Otero, met recently with Patricio Azcárate Díaz de Losada, Biosphere Tourism General Manager, with whom we agreed to work towards a joint program to benefit both organizations and our respective members. On 12 March 2019, a partnership agreement was signed by […]

Lucerne (Switzerland) – April 3, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Innovation is a major force for growth and development, ensuring competitiveness and providing the ingredients for lasting success in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. With the Start-Up Innovation Camp, World Tourism Forum Lucerne is seeking for the most innovative business models from around the world to […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – April 3, 2019 (travelindex.com) – This coming Thailand’s traditional New Year, Bangkok will see a splendid celebration on the bank Chao Phraya River from  April 11-15 2019 at ICONSIAM.  This festivity is made possible by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, ICONSIAM and Department of Cultural Promotion – Ministry of Culture, in association […]

London (United Kingdom) – April 3, 2019 (travelindex.com) –Summer season bookings from the UK to European Union countries are lagging 4.6% on last year as Britain prepares for its first post-Brexit holidays, according to latest findings from ForwardKeys which predicts future travel patterns by analyzing 17 million booking transactions a day. The analysis of tour […]

Seville (Spain) – April 4, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Speaking today at the WTTC Global Summit in Seville, Professor Geoffrey Lipman, SUNx Co-founder, announced the launch of a Lifetime Learning program to support the Tourism sector as it transforms to Climate Friendly Travel. He said: “Deep down, most people know, Travel & Tourism must respond to […]

Victoria, Mahe (Seychelles) – April 2, 2019 (travelindex.com) – This issue of our Weekly Tourism Report is being issued as I leave Seychelles for Seville in Spain to participate in this year’s WTTC Summit where US former President Barack Obama will be delivering the Key Note Address. WTTC remains the biggest grouping of the tourism […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – March 29, 2019 (travelindex) – An industry innovator and thought leader David Kong is celebrating his 15th year as President and CEO of Best Western Hotels and Resorts. As he hits the anticipated milestone, Kong becomes the longest-running CEO of a top 10 major hotel chain and Best Western finds itself poised […]

Seville (Spain) – April 2, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announced a world-class speaker line-up for its Global Summit in Seville starting tomorrow and a projected record attendance of over 1,500. The WTTC Global Summit is the most important event in the sector gathering public and private sector leaders of […]

New York (United States) – March 28, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the International Border Management & Technologies Association (IBMATA) announce a partnership to promote safe, secure and seamless travel across international borders making best use of new and emerging technology, while enhancing border security. WTTC represents the global […]

Nairobi (Kenya) – March 29, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Travel and Tourism in Kenya grew faster than the regional average and significantly above other economies in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to new research from the World Travel & Tourism Council. In 2018, Travel & Tourism grew 5.6% to contribute KSHS 790 billion and 1.1 million jobs to […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – March 28, 2019 (travelindex) – Best Western Hotels & Resorts has said a huge “thank you” to its partners and associates in Asia by hosting a glittering party in Bangkok. The “Best Western Thank You Party 2019” was held at Cocoona Lounge, on the 19th floor of the Gaysorn Urban Resort in […]

Macau (Macao SAR) – March 27, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Led by chef Julien Royer, Odette is the first Singapore restaurant to take the top spot in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list. • The 2019 list includes 10 new restaurants, including a first-time entry from Malaysia • Japan leads the list with 12 entries • Gaa, […]

Cairo (Egypt ) – March 27, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Last year saw strong growth for Egyptian Travel & Tourism as it became the fastest-growing country in North Africa, growing by 16.5% – second only to Ethiopia when reviewing the whole continent. This is according to new research by the World Travel & Tourism Council, which […]

Lucerne (Switzerland) – March 26, 2019 – (travelindex)  –  At the World Tourism Forum Lucerne pulsating workshops, keynotes, pitches and more will revolve around the forces that disrupt the tourism industry and the opportunities for new businesses that these changes bring. Carefully selected speakers will give insights into the effects of disruption to human beings. […]