Yerevan, Armenia, Jun 13, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / The European Member States of UNWTO have highlighted the importance of jobs, professional training and sustainability and innovation as they jointly guide the recovery of tourism across the region. • Read all the latest UNWTO News and Updates here. The 67th meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe (Yerevan, Armenia, […]

Durban, South Africa, June 9, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce its entry into its fourth South African city, Durban, with the opening of Radisson Blu Hotel, Durban Umhlanga. This opening brings the Group’s portfolio in one of its key African markets, South Africa, to fourteen hotels in operation and […]

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, June 8, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / England’s Georgia Hall delivered a measured final round 71 to win the $1million Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by Public Investment Fund by five shots at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club, on the Jeddah coast. After being congratulated on the final green by Solheim Cup […]

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, June 8, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / The Executive Council of UNWTO has met to advance the recovery of tourism around shared goals and a common vision for the sector. • Read all the latest UNWTO News and Updates here. Held for the first time in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the 116th […]

Davos, Switzerland, June 8, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / World leaders came together at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2022 against a backdrop of deepening global frictions and fractures and a once-in-a-century pandemic. On Monday, President Zelenskyy addressed participants live from Kyiv. He said that the words “turning point” have “become more than just a […]

Brussels, Belgium, May 7, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / More than 30 countries in Europe have signed up to share knowledge and best practices with the aim of enhancing tourism competitiveness and supporting the recovery of the sector across the region. The DataLab network, led by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the European Travel Commission […]

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, June 7, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / The Phuket to Ho Chi Minh City route is back to service today following the ease of travel restrictions, becoming first airline to re-launch the direct route between Thailand’s most popular beach city and Vietnam’s biggest city. The service, which operates four weekly return […]

St Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom, June 6, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / One of the most prestigious golf courses in St Andrews is preparing to mark a significant milestone. The recognition surrounds a key member of staff at The Duke’s who has spent the last two decades providing a world-class experience at the only heathland course […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]