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COUNTDOWN STARTS FOR SAXONY AS OFFICIAL PARTNER DESTINATION OF ITB BERLIN 2022

In 2022, Saxony will be the Official Partner Destination of ITB Berlin. This is the culmination of a two-year partnership with ITB Berlin, during which Saxony has already been the Official ITB Culture Destination in 2021. “Next year’s official partnership gives Saxony a big opportunity to promote itself to the world tourism industry as an…

WESTIN HOTELS & RESORTS SET TO DEBUT IN BRAZIL IN 2024

Marriott International, Inc. has announced it has signed a franchise agreement with Hotéis Deville to introduce the first Westin Hotels & Resorts in São Paulo, Brazil. Slated to feature 187-rooms and suites, the property expects to welcome its first guests in the spring of 2024. “We are delighted to announce this exciting new-build project in…

RHS GARDEN BRIDGEWATER: MANCHESTER’S NEWEST SPECTACULAR ATTRACTION

UK Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) this year has inaugurated the RHS Garden Bridgewater near Manchester. The project which was delayed by almost a year due to the coronavirus pandemic is Europe's largest newest garden. And it is turning into a top attraction for the Greater Manchester area. The Royal Horticultural Society is actually a gardening…

AIRBNB SAYS TRAVEL REVOLUTION IS NOT JUST FOR THE YOUNG TECH-SAVVY

Airbnb has seen bookings increase among the older generation, which makes up a significant part of its hosting network. The digital accommodation giant has seen more than a 90% increase in the number of bookings by over 60s seeking long-term getaways. Over the past year, the number of older adults going digital in the US…

AIR FRANCE TESTS BIOFUEL IN PARIS-NICE FLIGHT

Air France, TotalEnergies, the Metropole and the Airport of Nice Côte d’Azur have joined forces to operate a flight fuelled with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Air France Flight 6235 took off for Orly Airport in Paris at 6.30 pm on October 1 from Nice Airport's Terminal 2, after being loaded with 30% SAF produced by…

THE GLAMOUR OF THE FRENCH RIVIERA BEHIND THE WHEEL OF AN ICONIC CLASSIC CAR

There’s nothing like feeling the thrill of driving an iconic classic or super car on the scenic and breathtaking roads of the French Riviera. Concierges at Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel have partnered with the car rental company Joey Rent to offer guests customised driving experiences. The scenic roads of French Riviera have been immortalised in many famous movies,…

TOURISM AUSTRALIA RELAUNCHES AUSSIE SPECIALIST PROGRAM

Tourism Australia has relaunched the award-winning Aussie Specialist Program and made it easier for travel sellers around the world to gain the skills they need to better promote and sell Australia. The Aussie Specialist Program, which is run in conjunction with Australia’s State and Territory Tourism Organisations, has been given a new look and feel…

RENFE HIGH SPEED TRAINS SOON TO BE LAUNCHED IN FRANCE

Renfe, Spain's national rail operator, is ready to launch high speed rail services between Paris and Marseille via Lyon. It will then be in competition with French national railways SNCF, despite a cooperation between both rail companies on the high speed route between Paris and Barcelona. As France slowly opens its national rail to new…

UNWTO AND NEOM LAUNCH “TOURISM EXPERIENCES OF THE FUTURE” CHALLENGE

The "Tourism Experiences of the Future" challenge will source innovative ideas and disruptive business models related to the tourism needs of the future, in line with growing demand for new experiences. The competition is the first national initiative dedicated to identifying new companies that will lead the tourism sector’s transformation in Saudi Arabia. As well…

NEW BUYERS CIRCLE PARTNERSHIPS FOR ITB CHINA

ITB China, the Marketplace for China’s Travel Industry, has announced a new round of cooperation with 10 of China’s leading Customised and Themed Travel buyer partners, assuring a strong representation of this segment’s purchasing power at ITB China 2021. The upcoming edition of ITB China will be held as a physical event in Shanghai on November…

A NEW TAKE ON ULTRA-LUXURY IN PARIS

Cheval Blanc Paris opened its doors on 7 September in the former Samaritaine Department Store, which now belongs to LVMH group. The hotel, with only 72 rooms aims to give its guests the feeling of total privacy with the best of what the French capital has to offer. While Parisian hotels have some trouble filling…

SRI LANKAN AIRLINES STEP-UP EUROPEAN SERVICES

Sri Lanka's national carrier is coming back to Paris this winter after reopening services to Moscow in July. The airline is capitalising on the full reopening of Sri Lanka to vaccinated travellers. Sri Lankan Airlines is looking with optimism into the future of Sri Lankan tourism as it is stepping up its frequencies to Europe.…

INDIA REOPENS FOR TRAVELLERS

From October 15, foreign tourists will be able to come back to India, more than a year after the country closed its borders. India is considering the complete reopening of its borders to all travellers, with business travellers as well as diplomats already able to come back. The announcement was made by the government on…
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