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EXPO 2020: GETTING THERE COULDN’T BE SIMPLER

With Expo 2020 Dubai just around the corner, organisers have compiled a comprehensive “how to” guide for those planning to attend. The Expo site is located in Dubai South, close to Al Maktoum International Airport and can be easily reached from Dubai and Abu Dhabi’s international airports and cruise terminals. Expo 2020 benefits from excellent…

CURATING EXTRAORDINARY IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES IN SIEM REAP

As the global luxury hospitality industry wades its way out of what is hoped will have been the worst of the Covid crisis, the most innovate hoteliers are looking at new ways to stand out from the crowd. One way to do so is through the edition of exceptional bespoke activities for guests, that “immerse”…

NEW SKY ADVENTURE TOURISM ACTIVITIES INTRODUCED IN INDIA

Modair, one of India’s leading adventure travel companies, has begun offering exciting sky adventure tourism services first time in India. Modair specialises in multiple flying activities like adventure flying, cockpit flying and sky-diving among others. Recently, the government of India has given a new push to domestic travel with the campaign “Dekho Apna Desh” to…

ROAD TRIPS TO DRIVE 2021 TOURISM RECOVERY IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

The Mastercard Economics Institute’s new Recovery Insights report indicates that in Latin America and the Caribbean, road trips are strongly rising in popularity. The report builds on aggregated and anonymous sales activity across Mastercard’s global network to better understand the next phase of travel, its drivers, and its challenges. This includes the balance between leisure…

BULGARIA UNDER TRIP.COM SPOTLIGHT

Trip.com Group chairman and co-founder, James Liang, has met with Bulgarian Tourism Minister, Stela Baltova, to discuss further co-operation between the leading travel service provider and rising destination Bulgaria.  The meeting took place at the Ministry of Tourism in Sofia, Bulgaria, and focused on areas of collaboration and opportunities for expansion between the two parties…

UNESCO GIVES WORLD HERITAGE STATUS TO 11 GREAT EUROPEAN SPA CITIES

On July 23, 2021, UNESCO listed the "Great Spa Towns of Europe" as World Heritage. The association comprises 11 famous historic spa cities in seven countries across the continent. The 11 spa destinations are likely to attract even more international visitors in the near future. The 11 spa cities are Baden bei Wien (Austria); Spa…

DOHA’S HAMAD AIRPORT BECOMES GULF REGION’S BUSIEST HUB

According to a study by ForwardKeys, the growth in numbers of transfer passengers at Hamad International Airport in Doha is the fastest in the Gulf. The continuous expansion of Qatar Airways' network as well as the lifting, early this year, of the ban by Qatar's neighbours, have propelled Hamad International Airport (HIA) to the busiest…

€20 BILLION GROWTH PROJECTED FOR JAPAN’S HOTEL MARKET BY 2026

A recent study published by Renub Research forecasts that Japan's hotel sector will surpass its pre-Covid revenues by 2022, thanks to the strength of the domestic market. As the Tokyo Olympics take place behind closed doors, the spectacular event is unlikely to lift the perspectives of Japan's tourism in the short term. Prior to the…

A PRISON TRANSFORMED INTO A LUXURY HOTEL IN CORNWALL

A 240-year old prison has just reopened as a luxury hotel in Cornwall, in Southern England. From an innovative prison, the Bodmin Jail Hotel's imposing architecture makes it a place full of intrigue, wonder and mystery. Built during the reign of King George III in 1779 as part of the Prison Reform, Bodmin Jail was…

SWEDEN, WHERE FABULOUS GASTRONOMY MEETS ADVENTURE TOURISM IN 2021

On Sweden's west coast, there is a small town called Grebbestad, where food has always been in focus. But today, increasingly, foreign tourists are drawn to the area to combine its breath-taking scenery and the culinary fare. What is so special about this place? Its luxurious oysters. Food tourism is no longer just a trend;…

DISCOVER THE GREEN HOTEL OF THE FUTURE

“Going green” has never been more important for hospitality, and the role of hoteliers as carbon enablers means they have a responsibility to do more to reduce their establishments’ environmental impact.  The good news is that doing so is both financially viable and not as hard to achieve as one might think. According to a…

E-VISA SET TO BOOST IMPETUS FOR MICE TOURISM RECOVERY IN SAINT PETERSBURG

Saint Petersburg's tourism professionals are renewing efforts to promote the Russian city as a key destination for events, riding on the back of the introduction of an e-visa for foreign travellers. The city is known for a broad variety of events. The famed yearly Economic Forum in Saint Petersburg hosted more than 19,000 participants from…

VISIT ESPOO LAUNCHES AN EFFICIENT ROUTE PLANNING AND BOOKING PLATFORM

Located in Southern Finland, Espoo is one of the most sustainable cities in Europe and a pioneer of sustainable development. Local authorities have the ambition to make the city carbon neutral by 2030. Their goal is also to reach the UN Sustainable Development goals by 2025. All this and more can be discovered on Espoo's…
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