Bangkok, Thailand, October 20, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is hosting the “Delightful Colours of the River, Loi Krathong Celebrations 2020” in Ayutthaya and five unique destinations – Chiang Mai, Sukhothai, Tak, Samut Songkhram and Roi Et – in line with the new normal practice to prevent the transmission of […]

Bangkok, Thailand, October 20, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / mu Space revealed the space technology development plan after the press conference of MoU signing between TOT and muSpace for advancement of research and development in space industry This time is considered to be the fourth launch of payload and experimental equipment that will be delivered into […]

London, United Kingdom, October 19, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Travel & Tourism Council is to spearhead a major global drive to revive international travel with the public and private sector working together in partnership. Last week, G20 Tourism Ministers hosted more than 45 CEOs and Members of WTTC, who at the request of […]

Madrid, Spain, October 19, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will work alongside the Expedia Group to strengthen ties between the public and private sectors and drive tourism’s recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The two parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see them collaborate on a […]

New York City, New York, USA, October 17, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / An overwhelming majority of US and Canadian travelers (99 percent) are eager to travel again, with 70 percent stating that they plan to take a holiday in 2021, according to a Travel Leaders Group survey of nearly 3,000 frequent travelers. The survey was […]

Nassau, Bahamas, October 16, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Peru, Bahamas and Puerto Rico are the latest destinations to use the world’s first ever global safety and hygiene stamp, launched earlier this year by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). WTTC, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, recently announced that in just […]

The Presidential Debates were a momentous step forward for our fragile democracy. My only regret was that there were no questions pertaining directly to human rights which were put to the candidates. With key groups of people and the vulnerable members of society being traditionally overlooked and oppressed by Government, it is a pity that […]

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 13, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Ethiopian Airlines Group is pleased to announce that it will cover the medical insurance including repatriation, evacuation and quarantine costs related to COVID-19 as of 01st of October 2020 until 31st of March 2021. The coverage is applicable on all Ethiopian’s international flights booked with the […]

London, United Kingdom, October 14, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The Travel Association, ABTA,  has published a new report which sets out how the devastating impact of the global pandemic has brought into relief the value of tourism to holidaymakers, the UK and destinations. Entitled: ‘Tourism for Good – A Roadmap for Rebuilding Travel and Tourism’, […]

Brussels, Belgium, October 15, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has led a high-level delegation to Brussels for a series of meetings aimed at ensuring tourism remains at the top of the political agenda of the European Institutions. As UNWTO guides the global restart of tourism, Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili […]

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 10, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Tourism Ministers of the G20 nations have committed to stepping up their efforts to place sustainability and inclusion at the heart of tourism recovery and future growth. The implementation of the World Tourism Organization AlUla Framework for Inclusive Community Development Through Tourism, presented on the occasion […]

Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, October 10, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / In a historic first, G20 Tourism Ministers hosted more than 45 CEOs and Members of WTTC, who presented their plan to save the embattled Travel & Tourism sector and 100m jobs globally. During their G20 Chairmanship of the Tourism Track, Saudi Arabia requested the […]

Geneva, Switzerland, October 9, 2020 / AIRLINEHUB / The International Air Transport Association (IATA) demonstrated the low incidence of inflight COVID-19 transmission with an updated tally of published cases. Since the start of 2020 there have been 44 cases of COVID-19 reported in which transmission is thought to have been associated with a flight journey […]

Valletta, Malta, October 12, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / SUNx Malta goes live with its two practical programs to support company and community Climate Friendly Travel strategic transformation – linking our sector to the UN SDG 2030 and Paris 1.5 2050 frameworks. First Climate Friendly Travel Diploma begins this week, with 36 young activists from 29 […]

Lucerne-Bürgenstock, October 8, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Economic Forum is pleased to announce that it will hold its Annual Meeting 2021 in Lucerne-Bürgenstock, Switzerland, from 18 to 21 May. The meeting will take place as long as all conditions are in place to guarantee the health and safety of participants and the host […]

Madrid, Spain, October 8, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Ahead of the G20 summit of the world’s largest economies, which includes a dedicated tourism segment, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), as the two parties work together to restart global tourism. Highlighting UNWTO’s unique […]

Jakarta, Indonesia, October 7, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The Republic of Indonesia has become the first signatory of the Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics, the landmark instrument created to ensure global tourism is fair, inclusive, more transparent, and works for everyone. • Read all the latest UNWTO News and Announcements here. The ceremony, hosted by […]

London, United Kingdom, October 7, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), signed a memorandum of collaboration today, to help ensure the protection of both employees in Travel & Tourism and travellers. Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and World Travel & […]

Geneva, Switzerland, October 6, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned that the airline industry will burn through $77 billion in cash during the second half of 2020 (almost $13 billion/month or $300,000 per minute), despite the restart of operations. The slow recovery in air travel will see the airline industry […]

Madrid, Spain, October 8, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Millions of jobs are at risk. Tourism is a major driver of the world economy, accounting for 7% of international trade. Globally, tourism generates directly or indirectly one in every ten jobs. The COVID-19 crisis has devastated the tourism economy, with unprecedented effects on jobs and businesses. […]

Rome, Italy, October 1, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see the two agencies work together to advance shared goals relating to the sustainable and responsible growth of rural tourism. In leading the […]

London, United Kingdom, September 30, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / A major social media campaign has today been launched to raise awareness of  the wide-ranging social benefits of travel by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The new initiative asks travellers to think about the positive social impact that travel makes to people, places and […]

Beijing, China, October 2, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / All Tourism Professionals worldwide are welcome to join the BUZZ Expo China Summit – a truly unique digital trade show for the global Tourism Industry. Learn about the World’s biggest travel market; and get ready to start strong again. October 12th – 16th, 2020 – 5 days […]

London, United Kingdom, October 2, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Gloria Guevara, President & CEO, WTTC said: WTTC welcomes the outcome of the latest meeting of EU Tourism Ministers as they seek to find ways to support and protect the embattled Travel & Tourism sector in each of their home markets and across Europe. Reigniting Travel […]

Geneva, Switzerland, October 1, 2020 / AIRLINEHUB / Despite the current crisis facing the global aviation industry, its commitment to pursuing sustainability remains strong, particularly as the sector starts to recover. Speaking at the Global Sustainable Aviation Forum, industry leaders reiterated that long-term climate action should be a priority alongside economic recovery in the coming […]

Mountain View, California, USA, October 3, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is to work with California-based Eightfold.ai to help connect tourism jobseekers with employers and so drive the global recovery of the sector. • Read all the latest UNWTO News and Announcements here. The new partnership will see UNWTO harness the […]

Brussels, Belgium, October 5, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / With less than 90 days to go before the year-end holiday season, European aviation bodies have intensified their call to replace quarantine measures with passenger testing. This will provide far greater assurance and ability for cross-border travellers to plan family reunions or vacations during this important holiday […]

Madrid, Spain, September 30, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Tourism’s many benefits must be felt outside of urban areas for the sector to fulfil its potential to provide opportunities for all: That was the key message of World Tourism Day 2020 as UNWTO united the global community around the theme of “Tourism and Rural Development”. Around […]

London, United Kingdom, September 30, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), today unveils a new report that explores the implications of the trends for each of four key Travel & Tourism stakeholders: travellers, businesses, workforce, and communities. WTTC, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, worked closely with […]

Yokohama, Japan, September 30, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Best Western Hotels and Resorts has continued to expand its portfolio in Japan with the launch of Best Western Hotel Fino Shin-Yokohama in Yokohama, the vibrant seaport and Japan’s second largest city. Best Western Hotel Fino Shin-Yokohama is nestled in the center of Yokohama, just five minutes’ […]

Pattaya, Thailand, September 29, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The African gems mining-inspired resort announces its opening and reveals its introductory rates. The Gems Mining Pool Villas Pattaya sets its opening date on 14 November 2020 and reveals its introductory rates. The resort now opens for reservations through their direct channels including the hotel’s website, email, […]

Madrid, Spain, September 28, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Advancing digitalization will be key to adapting to the new tourism environment. The Covid-19 crisis has disproportionately affected tourism, a sector that accounts for millions of jobs around the globe. While no one can say with certainty when tourism will recover, people are starting to dream again […]

Valletta, Malta, September 28, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Earlier this month, the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres issued a policy brief on the important role of Tourism, in a post COVID 19 socio-economic recovery and importantly he specifically called for “Climate Friendly Travel” from this sector, which drives some 10% of the […]

Madrid, Spain, September 27, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / For the past 40 years, World Tourism Day has highlighted the power of tourism to touch on almost every part of our societies. Right now, this message is more important than ever. The theme of World Tourism Day 2020 – Tourism and Rural Development – is particularly relevant as […]

New York City, NY, USA, September 27, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / In the 40 years since the very first World Tourism Day, much has changed. Demand for travel has soared. The world has opened up, allowing more people than ever to explore the globe and its different cultures. Today, tourism is firmly established in the […]