Madrid, Spain, June 6, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Tourism continues to recover at a strong pace. Globally, destinations welcomed almost three times as many international arrivals in the first quarter of 2022 as in the same period of 2021, with Europe leading the sector’s rebound. According to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, international tourism […]

Abu Dhabi, Unite Arab Emirates, June 4, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, the Arabian Gulf’s first beachfront course, has today announced Gary Hurley as their new Club Ambassador. Gary Hurley will proudly display the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club logo on his golf bag, as he competes around the world this year, looking […]

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, June 3, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / As leaders in conservation and hospitality, Wilderness Safaris is delighted to welcome Wayo Africa into its Wilderness Brand Family, and to join forces to help increase their collective conservation footprint and positive impact in Tanzania, sharing the country’s extraordinary rich natural and cultural heritage with its guests. […]

Bangkok, Thailand, June 3, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Go City, the world’s largest multi-attraction pass, announced today its official launch of Go City Bangkok, and a renewed investment in Thailand. The reimagined product now offers travellers to Bangkok access to 25+ of the destination’s top attractions, experiences and tours. Additionally, Go City has expanded pass […]

Bangkok, Thailand, June 3, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / The luxury Bangkok riverside resort announces the first installment of a monthly gastronomic experience aboard its antique rice barge. On Sunday, 19 June 2022, Anantara’s award-winning Executive Chef Phong Hinracha will team up with Chef Piyachart “Boy” Buddhivongse of Michelin-starred Saneh Jaan Restaurant to present a six-course […]

Stockholm, Sweden, June 3, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / UNWTO joined high level representatives from Environment Ministries, International Organizations and UN Agencies to consolidate tourism’s commitment and position as a high impact sector for accelerating sustainability. The special One Planet Forum was hosted by the One Planet Secretariat (UNEP) in association with the Stockholm +50 International Conference, to mark 50 years […]

Franschhoek, Cape Winelands, South Africa, June 2, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / For the first time in the 14-year history of the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon, South Africa will be the host country of this prestigious competition dedicated to world-class Sauvignon Blanc, making it the first country outside of Europe to host this competition. • Discover […]

New Delhi, India, June 2, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Travel and Tourism’s GDP expected to outpace India’s economy over the next 10 years. More than 2.4 million jobs could be created every year. Research conducted by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has revealed the Travel & Tourism sector’s contribution to the Indian economy […]

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 2, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / ALL- ADCB Infinite and Signature credit card holders can step into a realm of boundless privilege at more than 30 Accor hotels and resorts across the UAE, and over 4,600 properties globally A realm of luxury is now within reach with the launch of the […]

Shura Island, Red Sea, Saudi Arabia, June 2, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Rosewood Red Sea has been appointed by The Red Sea Development Company to manage Rosewood Red Sea, opening as part of phase one of the multi-complex The Red Sea development. Located along Saudi Arabia’s west coast on Shura Island, the new Rosewood® hotel […]

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, June 1, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the developer behind the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism project, and the Saudi Geological Survey (SGS), the main authority in geological exploration and mapping of the kingdom, have partnered for one of the largest surveys of the Red Sea area. […]

Perelada, Girona, Spain, June 1, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / A year away from its 100th anniversary, the historic brand is celebrating the culmination of the winemaking, scenic and cultural legacy of a family with deep roots in the region. Perelada unveils its new winery, a commitment to winemaking excellence in Empordà. • Discover the World’s […]

Bangkok, Thailand, May 31, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Blue Spice Co., Ltd., manufacturing arm of the Blue Elephant International Group, is highlighting Blue Elephant’s latest product line comprising Southern inspired curry pastes, ready-to-cook noodles sets and newly bottled Thai premium dried spices all of which are rich with fresh Thai herbs, flavourful spices and superfoods […]

Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, May 31, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / With Bali quickly regaining its position as a leading international tourism gateway, industry stakeholders are getting increasingly optimistic that they can take a major part in the Indonesian economy recovery program. The 8th Bali & Beyond Travel Fair (BBTF), which will be held on June 14-17, […]

Davos, Switzerland, May 30, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Four leading industrial clusters in the Netherlands, Belgium and the US today announced that they are working together with the World Economic Forum to reduce their carbon emissions faster through the Transitioning Industrial Clusters towards Net Zero initiative. • Sustainable Solutions for Net Zero in Energy, Innovation, […]

Lucerne, Switzerland, May 30, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Tourism Forum Lucerne has made a considerable differ ence in the global tourism industry over the past 15 years. As of today, the ‘World Tourism Forum Lucerne’ brand has evolved and found a new owner in the form of SHL Schweizerische Hotelfachschule Luzern. This guarantees […]

Madrid, Spain, May 30, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Committee on Tourism Ethics (WCTE), an impartial body which reports directly to the UNWTO General Assembly, met under a new chair and with a new composition. After deliberations, the Committee agreed to issue the following statement: The World Committee on Tourism Ethics, welcoming the statement of […]

Message from UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili Dear Friends, I send my warmest wishes to all those celebrating Africa Day. This is a chance for us to come together to recognize the richness of this diverse continent, its people and its destinations, while at the same time noting the challenges and opportunities we face. And this […]

Punta del Este, Uruguay, May 27, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Tourism leaders from the Americas have met to address the current challenges and opportunities around restoring confidence in travel across the region. A special seminar on the UNWTO International Code for the Protection of Tourists (ICPT) featured interventions from the experts involved in drafting the landmark legal […]

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, May 28, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Economic Forum released today its latest travel and tourism study, revealing that the sector is showing signs of recovery in many parts of the world after being hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Japan, the United States, Spain, France and Germany are at the top of […]

Raa Atoll, Maldives, May 27, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / The all-pool-villa sanctuary provides guests with a luxurious island escape surrounded by abundant marine life, clear blue waters and lush vegetation. Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today the opening of Alila Kothaifaru Maldives, a private island retreat located in the picturesque Raa Atoll at the […]

Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 25, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / European business aviation is about to get into full swing, despite the region lagging North America. The president and chief executive of Embraer Executive Jets, Michael Amalfitano, predicts the market here will soon match the growth levels the other side of the Atlantic has seen in […]

Bangkok, Thailand, May 25, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / The Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the world, including Thailand. Many Thai children have not been able to go to school. Countless people have lost their livelihood. It will take all of us together to build back from this crisis. “A Night to Remember: A Tribute […]

Calabasas, California, United States, May 26, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Luxury river cruise line AmaWaterways will introduce European Wine Hosts to a special series within its Celebration of Wine river cruises AmaWaterways has chosen to add wine experts to four special departures designated as European Wine Immersion Sailings. They will be tasked with leading guests […]

Paris, France, May 26, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Saint Germain des Pres, one of the most desirable neighborhoods of Paris, and the recent opening of Pavillon Faubourg Saint-Germain is a welcome addition to an area with few five-star properties. Pavillon de Faubourg Saint-Germain is part of Chevalier Paris, an independently, family-owned chain of boutique hotels […]

London, United Kingdom, May 23, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) today publishes a new report on best practices and support for governments for the introduction of a common ‘Digital Travel Portal’, to allow safe, stress-free travel, that would reduce delays at airports. • Read all the latest WTTC News […]

Punta de Este, Uruguay, May 21, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / The American Members of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have met to assess the current state of the sector and plan for its sustainable future. The 67th meeting of the UNWTO Regional Commission for the Americas brought tourism leaders from across the region together in […]

Bangkok, Thailand, May 24, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Only essential information is required for foreign nationals to obtain a QR code, with will be issued automatically without a waiting time. Thailand’s Centre of COVID-19 Situation Administration approved the simplified Thailand Pass registration and entry rules for international arrivals, effective 1 June 2022. Foreign nationals are […]

Paris, France, May 20,2022 / TRAVELINDEX / The Set Collection, the new carefully curated luxury hotel collection, comprising some of the world’s most exceptional, likeminded, independent hotels worldwide will be joining Dubai based Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), operator of the multi-brand loyalty programme, GHA Discovery. The Set Collection’s founding member hotels will also become members […]

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, May 20,2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Plaza Premium Group, the pioneer in global airport hospitality, is pleased to announce the opening of the new Plaza Premium Lounge at Edinburgh Airport – its first in Scotland. Typically considered the busiest airport in Scotland and the sixth busiest in the UK, the newest opening […]

Singapore, Singapore, May 19, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged Asia-Pacific states to further ease border measures to accelerate the region’s recovery from COVID-19. “Asia-Pacific is playing catch-up on restarting travel after COVID-19, but there is growing momentum with governments lifting many travel restrictions. The demand for people to […]

Somerset West, South Africa, May 19, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / The results of the inaugural Great BIG Wine Survey brought to you by Hollard, which were released in 2020, elicited an overwhelming response from the wine industry. In a continued show of support for an industry which has been incredibly hard hit by the Covid-19 […]

Madrid, Spain, May 18, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / UNWTO has announced the launch of the Digital Futures Programme, designed to accelerate the adoption of new technology among tourism enterprises. Developed in collaboration with some of the world’s leading technology, finance and business companies as Mastercard the initiative is focused on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), […]

Geneva, Switzerland, May 18, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / A special report on the state of the global energy transition, released today by the World Economic Forum indicates that urgent action is required by both private and public sectors to ensure a resilient transition as the world faces the most severe energy crisis since the 1970s. […]

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, May 17, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / The largest and first purpose-built spa in Victoria Falls is scheduled to open in October, following a rapid post-Covid tourism recovery, placing Zimbabwe’s top tourist attraction on the map as a wellness destination. Victoria Falls Safari Spa is being constructed by hospitality group Africa Albida Tourism, […]