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OMAN AIRPORTS BACK ON TRACK IN 2022

Oman Airports has reported a growth in traffic during the second half of 2021 after the reopening of the country to international travellers. According to Samer Ahmed Al Nabhani, chief commercial officer, Oman Airports is set to experience an acceleration of passengers' traffic recovery in 2022. Although the Oman Airports COO is optimistic about the…

SK FINANCED €1.3 BILLION TO BUILD LARGEST TOURIST RESORT IN NORTHEAST ASIA

The South Korean city of Incheon will be home to the largest tourist resort in Northeast Asia. Developers recently received a reported €1.32 billion to start the project. The Inspire Integrated Resort will be located in the Free Economic Zone of Incheon, with the city’s international airport nearby. The first phase of the project will…

IRAQ PROUDLY SETS OUT TO REBUILD ITS HERITAGE

With the help of UNESCO, Iraq is rebuilding its lost heritage in a bid to revive the culture of this astonishing country and to appeal, once again, to tourists from around the globe. Iraq is looking to rebuild its historical roots to give current and future generations their identity back. It is working in coordination…

TASTEATLAS REVEALS THE TOP 100 DISHES FROM AROUND THE WORLD IN 2021

The TasteAtlas website has released its top 100 list of the best traditional dishes from around the world in 2021. A strong incentive to visit the destinations home to these top culinary highlights. TasteAtlas is considered as a reference for traditional dishes and local ingredients as it contains a database of more than 15,000 traditional…

PARIS’ NEWEST DELUXE HOTEL ‘MADAME RÊVE’ OPENS IN FORMER GPO

Paris' newest deluxe hotel, the Madame Rêve, opened its doors to guests on January 9. The hotel is located inside the city's converted General Post Office, a few minutes walk away from the Seine River and the Louvre Museum. Located in the heart of Paris, the 'Madame Rêve' hotel offers 82 rooms and suites in…

“MODERN, EXCITING AND DIVERSE”: MICE INDUSTRY WORTH €2.76 BILLION TO BIRMINGHAM AND WEST MIDLANDS

The West Midlands has emerged as an important region for the MICE industry in the UK. A recent report revealed that event delegates spent €2.76 billion (£2.3 billion) in in the area in 2019. Over ten million local, national and international event delegates visited the West Midlands in 2019, as reported by RJS Associates for…

LAOS REOPENS BORDERS TO 31 NATIONALITIES

Laos officials have set the initial phase of the country’s plan to reopen its borders to foreign travellers in motion. Citizens on tour groups from 31 countries can now enter the country in designated tourist zones. The second phase – which is due to begin in April – will see more nationalities welcomed back to…

“THE GREATEST ARENA ON EARTH”: LAS VEGAS BOOSTS SPORTS TOURISM

Las Vegas officials are going to great lengths to boost the city’s appeal as a sports tourism destination. Vegas is celebrated as “The Greatest Arena on Earth” in a recent advertising campaign from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). “You don’t come to Vegas for one game, one race, one fight, one matchup…

MANDARIN ORIENTAL GENEVA OFFERS GUESTS EXCLUSIVE ALPINE ESCAPE PACKAGE

In association with Stay One Degree, the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Geneva is offering its guests to combine their stay with a luxurious ski break until April 18, 2022. Mandarin Oriental, Geneva has teamed up with Stay One Degree, the membership community, to create the ultimate "Alpine Escape" accommodation package. The Mandarin Oriental hotel in…

QATAR TOURISM LAUNCHES MULTILINGUAL WEBSITES WITH TRANSPERFECT’S GLOBALLINK TECHNOLOGY AND ADOBE

Qatar Tourism has teamed up with TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, to create multilingual versions of its Visit Qatar website in a bid to attract more international visitors prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Established in 1992, TransPerfect has spent years developing multilingual technology solutions…

OAG REVEALS AIR SEAT CAPACITY UP BY 40% BETWEEN 2020 AND 2021

After a tough two years dealing with the impact of Covid, air transport showed it is on the road to recovery in 2021 with total seat capacity offer up by 39.8% between December 2020 and December 2021 according to data calculated by the Official Aviation Guide (OAG). Air transport experienced at least some recovery in…

FRANCE’S RURAL HERITAGE FOUNDATION GETS BOOST WITH €5.6M GRANT FROM AIRBNB

Airbnb is donating €5.6 million in a bid to revitalise heritage tourism in rural France. In partnership with the French rural Mayors association, the company will be the main sponsor of the "Heritage and Local Tourism" program of the country's Heritage Foundation. Airbnb's donation to the Heritage Foundation's “Heritage and Local Tourism” program will help…
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