Ankara, Turkey, May 17, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Travel and Tourism Council latest Economic Impact Report reveals Turkey’s Travel & Tourism’s GDP is forecasted to grow at an average rate of 5.5% annually between over the next decade, more than twice the 2.5% growth rate of country’s overall economy. The forecast from the […]

Bangkok, Thailand, May 16, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Digital Economy Promotion Agency (depa) together with Food Ordery Co., Ltd launch new digital platform eatsHUB to help small entrepreneurs and food venders through Thailand’s National Delivery Platform project. The platform aims to create the accessibility to food online services for all with lower costs, high benefits, […]

Bata, Equatorial Guinea, May 14, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Equatorial Guinea’s Vice President Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue wants to make tourism a profitable sector in the Equatorial Guinean economy. This vision was presented this Tuesday in a working session that the Vice President of the Republic held at the Africa Palace in Bata, with various […]

Phuket, Thailand, May 13, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / SAii Laguna Phuket, the free-spirited lifestyle resort on Phuket’s stunning sunset coast, is now set to become one of the island’s most impressive venues for corporate and social events, including weddings, following the grand opening of its brand-new Meetings & Events Centre. Newly constructed in 2021, this […]

Busan, South Korea, May 13, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / UN-Habitat, the Busan Metropolitan City of the Republic of Korea, and OCEANIX today unveiled at the UN Headquarters the design of the world’s first prototype sustainable floating city. OCEANIX Busan aims to provide breakthrough technology for coastal cities facing severe land shortages that are compounded by […]

Nairobi, Kenya, May 14, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Travel & Tourism Council’s latest Economic Impact Report (EIR) reveals the African Travel & Tourism sector is expected to create almost 14 million new jobs over the next decade. The positive forecast from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which shows an average of […]

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 12, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Kingston and Montego Bay now available for booking in Emirates Airline System. A major outcome of Jamaica’s debut participation at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai is that Emirates Airlines, the largest airline in the Gulf Coast Countries (GCC) is now selling Jamaica. Two meetings […]

Geneva, Switzerland, May 12, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed new guidance from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) removing its recommendation that masks should be required in-flight. EASA’s updated Aviation Health Safety Protocol, published 11 May, calls for the mandatory mask rule to be relaxed where rules have been […]

Phuket, Thailand, May 11, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Thailand’s tourism industry is poised for a major boost as Andamanda Phuket, a multi-million-dollar entertainment and leisure park located in the island’s Kathu district, readies to open this month. The latest project by Proud Group, one of Thailand’s leading developers of high-end real estate, hospitality, retail and […]

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 11, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Swiss-Belhotel International has announced ambitious expansion plans with a strategic focus on Central and Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Africa. As part of the move the group recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Odyssey Group to support its expansion in Japan. […]

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, May 11, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Save the Children Dominican Republic have launched a new challenge to promote the development of educational ideas and experiences through the tourism sector in Central America and the Caribbean. • Read all the latest UNWTO News and Updates here. […]

Bangkok, Thailand, May 11, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / The Sukhothai Hotel Bangkok has begun construction of its luxury spa complex – The Sukhothai Spa – as a part of the hotel’s continued commitment to enhancing guest experience and service. The new sanctuary will be built from scratch on the location of the existing Spa Botanica […]

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, may 11, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Travel & Tourism Council’s latest Economic Impact Report (EIR) reveals the Travel & Tourism sector in the Middle East is expected to create nearly 3.6 million new jobs over the next decade. • Read all the latest WTTC News and Updates here. The forecast […]

Antalya, Turkey, May 10, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Accelerating its expansion in the fast-growing market with a unique platform of multi-branded luxury and premium offers. Focusing on experiences through high-quality entertainment and wellness program. Unrivalled and diverse F&B concepts. Accor, a global hospitality leader, today announced that it is accelerating its expansion in the all-inclusive […]

Songkhla, Thailand, May 10, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to organise the PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2022 at the International Convention Center (ICC) in Songkhla, Thailand from August 2-4. The event, under the theme “Building Back Sustainably through Cultural Heritage and Community-based Tourism”, is generously hosted by the […]

Langkawi, Malaysia, May 10, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Hidden away just off the bustling street of Pantai Cenang, the newly opened Mercure Langkawi Pantai Cenang, an Accor brand, features 164 rooms and suites with “Cast Away” feel. A tranquil haven from the bustling Cenang Beach, the resort offers safe retreats for family and friends with […]

Elizabeth Island, Bahamas, May 7, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Ushering in a new era for Caribbean vacation home communities, Silent Resorts and EcoIsland Development announce Club Ki’ama Bahamas, the world’s first equity club to offer ultra-sustainable solar residences and carbon neutral solar yachts. Club Ki’ama is located within the new Ki’ama Bahamas enclave on Elizabeth […]

New York City, New York, United States, May 6,2022 / TRAVELINDEX / The United Nations General Assembly has met for a first ever dedicated session on tourism and its key role in inclusive recovery and growth. The High-Level Thematic Debate was convened by the President of the General Assembly, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, in collaboration with the World […]

New York City, New York, United States, May 9, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / The St. Regis New York is pleased to announce Octavia Marginean-Tahiroglu as General Manager of the celebrated and historic flagship property. A respected leader in the luxury hospitality arena, Octavia has been a part of The St. Regis New York family for […]

Pebble Beach, California, United States, May 5, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Expanded relationship with world-renowned golf resort includes eight additional championships and investments in the future of golf. Building upon a nearly century-long relationship, the United States Golf Association and Pebble Beach have forged a landmark partnership that seeks to benefit the game of golf […]

Málaga, Spain, May 5, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX /Skål International met in Torremolinos, Spain, for their annual Mid-Year meeting while also celebrating official Skål Day accompanied by several local officials and mayors. Skål International Executive Board and International Council held their annual Mid-Year meeting between April 27-30th in Torremolinos, Spain. They celebrated World Skal Day on […]

Venice, Italy, May 4, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Legendary travel brand Orient Express, part of the world-leading Accor group, has signed a partnership agreement with Italian hospitality group Arsenale S.p.A to open the second Orient Express hotel in Italy at the spectacular Palazzo Dona Giovannelli in Venice. The Groups have selected architect and interior designer […]

Phuket, Thailand, May 3, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Island’s transaction market heats up as owners face liquidity issues, while broad tourism sentiment wanes. Thailand’s battered hotel sector is showing increased signs of fatigue as the global pandemic enters its third year. Nowhere is this more apparent than the resort island of Phuket, where over 73% […]

Fontana, California, United States, May 3, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Orbital Assembly Corporation is a leader in the race to make space available to everyone by building the Voyager-class of Space Stations, a gravity simulating on-orbit habitation environments for leisure, commercial and industrial activities. Orbital Assembly is aiming to launch not one but two space […]

Masai Mara, Kenya, May 3, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge signals growth in the continent as the global hospitality leader enters the luxury safari segment. Marriott International announced it has signed an agreement with Baraka Lodges Ltd to enter the safari segment in Africa. JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge will be […]

Madrid, Spain, May 2, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / The number of signatories to the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism has passed the 500-mark, just four months after the landmark initiative was launched at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26, November 2021). Today, and coinciding with International Mother Earth Day, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced that […]

London, United Kingdom, April 30,2022 / TRAVELINDEX / The hotel group Michel Reybier Hospitality is taking over the exclusive boutique hotel L’Oscar London. The 39-room hotel, which was recently completely redesigned by the renowned architect Jacques Garcia, is Michel Reybier Hospitality’s first hotel outside France and Switzerland. With L’Oscar London, Michel Reybier Hospitality is expanding […]

Takayama, Japan, April 29, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Accor Hotels is set to welcome its first hotel in Takayama, Japan, with the signing of Mercure Hida Takayama. Inspired by the reinterpretation of Takayama’s traditional handicrafts, the hotel brings warmth and tranquil touches, enriched with modern hotel experiences allowing travellers to fully immerse in the destination. […]

Madrid, Spain, April 28, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / The Russian Federation has been suspended from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), losing with immediate effect its rights and privileges as part of the United Nations specialized agency. Meeting for a first extraordinary UNWTO General Assembly, Members debated the suspension of Russia from the Organization, as decided by the […]

Bangkok, Thailand, April 28, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Eat Out with Marriott Bonvoy offers three tiers of culinary promotions throughout May and June 2022, at almost 40 hotels and resorts across Thailand. Marriott Bonvoy is celebrating the timeless pleasures of good company and great gastronomy this May and June, with the launch of “Eat Out […]

London, United Kingdom, April 28, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Travel & Tourism Council launched a major new report at its Global Summit in Manila today, to help the sector’s stakeholders understand how cyber resilience is shaping the Travel & Tourism sector and plan for a safer and more robust future. The report, ‘Codes […]

Roseau, Dominica, April 27, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Coulibri Ridge invites to discover the breathtaking beauty of Dominica from a sustainable and exceptional point of view. After years of passionate research and meticulous crafting a comfortably luxurious off grid luxury eco-retreat, Coulibri Ridge opened recently. Conceived with the goal of achieving true sustainability, every aspect […]

Bangkok, Thailand, April 27, 2022 / The Michelin Guide Thailand 2023 will feature Nakhon Ratchasima, Ubon Ratchathani, Udon Thani, and Khon Kaen as representative cities of the Isan Region. This expansion marks the sixth year of the Guide’s presence in Thailand. The Michelin Guide and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) have announced the Michelin […]

Soria, Spain, April 26, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / The World’s largest truffle tasting event was held in Soria earlier this year. An international jury evaluate the teams. A special prize called “Pequetrufa” was be awarded by a children’s jury. The contest had parallel activities open to all audiences. The objective was to position at an […]

Phuket, Thailand, April 25, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / The spirit of Latin America came to life in southern Thailand last weekend, when The Slate boutique hotel, hosted Amazônia, a vibrant two-day cultural festival! This wonderful event was a colourful celebration of all things stylishly Central and South American, including upbeat music, great gastronomy, amazing art […]