World Tourism Day 2021: Inclusive growth at the centre of tourism’s restart

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 10:06:00 +0300

Prime Minister Patrick Achi and Minister of Tourism Siandou Fofana welcomed international delegates, signalling Cote d’Ivoire’s firm support of tourism and Tourism Ministers from 12 countries, the biggest Ministerial participation for an official World Tourism Day celebration.

FCCA PAMAC Cruise Summit now open for registration

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 10:00:00 +0300

Business and relationship development will hit high gear on the high seas from December 10-13 on board Royal Caribbean International’s Freedom of the Seas.

Travalyst announces addition of Google to global sustainable travel coalition

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 09:55:00 +0300

Google joins, Skyscanner, Group, Tripadvisor, and Visa as Travalyst Partner. 

International Tourism Investment Conference and African Tourism Board visit Tanzanian Tourism Sector

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 09:50:00 +0300

It is from this backdrop that ATB in working closely with the Ministry of Tourism in close colaboration with the Minister of Natural Resources & Tourism Dr. Damas Ndumbaro that seeks collaborations to drive, support and reshape the destiny of Tourism in this gem of Africa that offers so much for the investors and travellers.

Meeting the challenges of a more sustainable, resilient and competitive tourism future at the NECSTouR Annual General Meeting 2021

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 09:40:00 +0300

39 official tourism organisations from across Europe met to agree the way ahead for a more responsible approach to tourism.

U.S. hispanic travelers spent $113.9bn. on domestic travel according to a new study

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 09:36:00 +0300

The comprehensive report from MMGY Global reveals the importance Hispanics place on representation in travel marketing and the power of travel to connect with family and culture.

Aviation industry’s global message to wildlife traffickers: “It Doesn’t Fly With Us!”

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 09:32:00 +0300

Since the ROUTES Partnership began operations in 2015, it has been engaging with airports and airlines worldwide to offer training, data and resources to enable them to support law enforcement in disrupting the illegal wildlife trade.

Amtrak’s new graphic photo walls encourage travelers to “Get Social”

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 09:25:00 +0300

Mobile murals to be featured at Amtrak stations across the U.S. in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Railroad.

SAS increases flights to New York

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 09:20:00 +0300

New York will be served with daily flights from Stockholm as well as with 4 weekly flights from Oslo, in addition to existing daily flights from Copenhagen.

Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun celebrates official opening

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 09:15:00 +0300

The new all-inclusive resort delivers an effortless stay for guests of all ages.

Top trending travel destinations and attractions on TikTok revealed

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 09:11:00 +0300

Japan is the most watched destination on TikTok, with over 461 million views, followed by Russia and Mexico; The top three most watched cities in the world are New York, Seoul and Dubai. Research also revealed the most popular tourist attractions on the video-sharing app, with  Dubai’s Burj Khalifa taking the top spot with 1.5 billion views.

Hyatt Centric Las Olas Fort Lauderdale appoints General Manager Joshua Morris

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 09:04:00 +0300

Seasoned industry veteran takes the helm at leading hotel in downtown Lauderdale.

Accor strengthens its loyalty strategy with new ALL – VISA payment card

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 08:58:00 +0300

The ALL – VISA payment card is a real driving force for strengthening the Group’s “Augmented Hospitality”, a holistic vision of hospitality and bespoke services for everyday life that extends beyond hotel stays.

Delta Hotels by Marriott debuts sophisticated new room design with Santa Clara Silicon Valley opening

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 08:50:00 +0300

Marriott Bonvoy’s simple made perfect brand brings purposeful design to the Bustling Tech Hub.

Tourism Trinidad Limited announces CEO appointment

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 08:45:00 +0300

Kurtis Rudd has held several senior managerial positions with leading consumer corporations locally and in the Caribbean including Shell Caribbean, Prestige Holdings Limited, Courts Trinidad Limited and Guardian Life.

Helsinki awarded by prestigious Place Marketing Award 2021

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 08:41:00 +0300

The winning innovation Think Sustainably digital service provides residents, visitors and business owners with practical tools to rethink their daily behavior and make more sustainable lifestyle and business decisions.

Aeroflot and Gazprom Neft to work on production and use of sustainable aviation fuel

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 08:30:00 +0300

The airline plans to use SAF on both domestic and international routes, helping to reduce the carbon footprint of air travel.

Hilton Grand Vacations and Habitat for Humanity announce new national partnership

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 08:26:00 +0300

HGV team members in select markets across the country will have the opportunity to volunteer for home build and home repair projects in their communities through the end of 2022.

UNWTO and Didier Drogba partner to build opportunity for African youth

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 08:21:00 +0300

The agreement recognizes that both sport and tourism can play a key role in advancing many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Benchmark raises the bar on sustainable dining, partnering with Verlasso and Revol

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 08:15:00 +0300

Brands in Chile and France to supply premium salmon and sustainable dinnerware.

SCTDA increases support for Sharjah’s licensed tour guides through the launch of Hadaf Initiative

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 08:08:00 +0300

The Hadaf initiative is being launched in conjunction with the World Tourism Day, which falls on September 27 each year.

STR: Canada hotel performance continued to climb in August

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 08:05:00 +0300

The occupancy and RevPAR levels were the highest in Canada since October 2019, while the ADR level was the country’s highest since September 2019. 

Fall travel begins to look ‘normal’ again, according to HomeToGo

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 07:58:00 +0300

Search trends from the vacation rental marketplace signals a long-awaited return of international and urban travel for the upcoming Fall season.

New Zealand, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Oman among the latest countries to adopt the WTTC Safe Travels stamp

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 09:53:00 +0300

400 destinations around the world now hold the globally recognised stamp.

Business travel continues slowed recovery while some companies consider new travel program approaches

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 09:50:00 +0300

Latest GBTA poll shows Delta variant continues to cloud business travel industry sentiment and recovery, with signs that corporate travel managers are working in news ways.

ILTM North America create connections, reconnections and a new beginning for luxury travel

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 09:42:00 +0300

Over 250 luxury travel advisors from Canada, Mexico and the US met with 250 selected suppliers in 13,500 dedicated one-to-one meetings as well as an extensive programme of outdoor networking events.

Halloween Travel Survey reveals 53.57% of people said they planned on traveling for Halloween

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 09:36:00 +0300

46.79% of people said they felt safer traveling during the fall than the summer; 28.57% of people had felt no concern with regards to COVID-19 or any of its variants when traveling.

The world’s 10 sexiest destinations to travel

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 09:31:00 +0300

A new report from My Favourite Voucher Codes has revealed the world’s 10 sexiest destinations that will allow tourists to broaden their travel experiences in a safe and respectful manner.

GlobalData lists top five most popular tourist activities in H1 2021

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 09:20:00 +0300

Smitarani Tripathy, Influencer Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, lists the top five popular tourist activities in H1 2021.

Europeans remain upbeat about travelling, despite Delta variant

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 09:16:00 +0300

Almost 70% of all surveyed Europeans plan to travel by the end of January 2022. Of those with short-term travel plans, over half favour visiting another European country and 35% plan to travel domestically. An increasing share of Europeans sticks to their original travel plans but concerns over rising COVID-19 cases at destinations have intensified by 20%.

CEIR 2021 Second Quarter results: B2B exhibition industry Improved in Q2 2021

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 09:09:00 +0300

The CEIR Total Index, a measure of exhibition industry performance, improved from a decline of about 94% from 2019 in Q1 2021 to a decline of 79.1% from 2019 in Q2 2021. 

Quito Airport renews health and passenger service accreditations

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 09:06:00 +0300

Currently there are only two airports in the world that have reached level 3: Quito and Hong Kong. Incheon airport, in South Korea, is the sole level 4 certification holder in the world.

Budapest Airport’s runway active with runners

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 09:02:00 +0300

The Runway Run is an invitational run, the field being made up of representatives from the aviation industry, authorities, airlines, and other major international companies, as well as prominent athletes.

ProfitSword's empowering insights into business intelligence technology trends during HITEC Dallas 2021

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 08:57:00 +0300

Hospitality’s leading business intelligence innovator to showcase how hoteliers can leverage new advancements to ensure the success of recovery efforts and maintain profitability.

Carnival Corporation on pace to restart over 50% of fleet capacity by October

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 08:51:00 +0300

Cruise company to resume guest cruise operations on 42 ships through end of October across eight cruise line brands – Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, Costa Cruises, AIDA Cruises, P&O Cruises (UK) and Cunard.

Agilysys to showcase latest InfoGenesis Point of sale innovations with IG 12UX at HITEC Dallas 2021

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 08:45:00 +0300

Industry-leading provider of POS and Property Management solutions offers exciting insight into how hoteliers can adopt modern flexible POS capabilities that address demands for enhanced convenience.

Luxury British chain Sarova Hotels recommend RateTiger for increasing online sales

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 08:40:00 +0300

Endorses eRevMax as a reliable and strong technology partner.

‘Inside Burj Al Arab’ unveiled: Experience a unique guided tour into the iconic hotel’s exclusive world

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 08:32:00 +0300

For the first time in its 21-year history, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah will open its doors to visitors to experience its wonders first-hand through an intriguing journey of discovery.

Finnair and Turkish Airlines launch code shares, enabling more choice for travellers

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 08:25:00 +0300

Turkish Airlines flies to more countries and international destinations than any other airline in the world, and currently operates to more than 300 international passenger and cargo destinations in total, in 127 countries.

Jetstream joins forces with Autohost and Superhog to offer a seamless booking experience

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 08:22:00 +0300

Autohost and Superhog  are partnered to lead trust and safety in the hospitality industry, giving property managers the tools they need to verify bookings and minimize risk in order to scale their business.

Marriott International announces ambition to go net-zero

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 08:18:00 +0300

Commitment represents company’s latest action on climate stewardship.

Hotelbeds confirms strong LATAM sales growth

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 08:15:00 +0300

Beach destinations, such as Brazil and Mexico, have experienced the strongest growth in bookings, up 28% and 20% respectively compared to 2019.

SWISS offers attractive range of destinations in its winter schedules

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 08:11:00 +0300

And the carrier will further increase its winter services at times of particularly high demand, such as the Christmas holiday period and the winter sports season.

Bridgeton debuts tech-driven lending platform, targeting $350m. of financing witihin first year

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 08:07:00 +0300

Real estate hospitality developer appeals to fellow operators as lending demand continues to soar in the aftermath of COVID-19. Developer & Operator launches new tech-driven lending platform for the hospitality industry.

Smartwings wins new international contracts

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 08:03:00 +0300

As of 1 October 2021, Smartwings will newly provide air transport services for German travel agencies. Flights will be operated from 10 airports in Germany and Switzerland (Munich, Hamburg, Bremen, Düsseldorf, Leipzig, Dresden, Hannover, Stuttgart, Nuremberg, and Zurich), bound for the Canary Islands (Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura) and to Greece (Crete, Rhodes).

Regenerative Travel announces trade show and industry forum showcasing the future of travel

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 09:59:00 +0300

The trade show, which aims to move the entire travel industry along the path of regeneration, is envisioned as a platform for regenerative hotels and destination management companies to showcase their offerings as well as connect with values-aligned and conscious travel agents.

Royal Caribbean Group releases 2020 "Seastainability" Report

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 09:55:00 +0300

The report is organized into four main sections conveying Royal Caribbean Group's strategic approach to sustainability, from emissions reductions to supporting employees and crew in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Airbus and partners target more energy efficient flights

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 09:51:00 +0300

Demonstration flight kicks off Airbus Summit event in Toulouse.

CEIR Predict 2021 takes deep dive into state of the industry and beyond

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 09:42:00 +0300

Conference offered valuable forecasts and insights to top executives.

TravelBoom and The Brandon Agency release new consumer sentiment study on travel amidst COVID-19 second wave

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 09:31:00 +0300

A nationwide research study provides insights into the impact of the delta variant on leisure travel consumers.

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