Costa Rica leads way on sustainability

To reach net zero by 2050, Costa Rica, which boasts 6.5 percent of the world’s biodiversity and 3.5 percent of its marine life, has placed sustainability at the centre of its travel and tourism industry

🌍 Episode #7 Medical and Health Tourism

In this episode we discuss the health, wellness and medical sectors in tourism. We look at key markets, drivers of wellness tourism and hear what the future looks like in the health tourism sector.  Time-stamped show notes 00:00 ➡️ 01:00: introduction 01:00 ➡️ 03:55: industry news 03:55 ➡️14:49: exclusive interview of Simone Zagrodnik, Executive Director…

GHENT MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS CELEBRATES 225TH ANNIVERSARY WITH EXCEPTIONAL EVENT PROGRAMME

Established in 1802, the Ghent Museum of Fine Arts (MSK), is one of the finest art museums in Belgium and, indeed, Europe. To celebrate this huge milestone, the institute is running an exceptional programme of exhibitions and events until the end of August 2023. tHE Ghent Museum vaan Schoonen Kunsten (Museum of Fine Arts) opened…

7 OF THE BEST SPAS IN CENTRAL EUROPE FOR A WINTER RETREAT

As travellers search to escape the January blues, ITB lists some of the best spas in Central Europe for a unique pampering holiday. ITB has revealed some of the best spas in Central Europe for those looking for a luxury wellness getaway off the beaten track. Wellness is increasingly on the agenda for more travellers…

ITB BERLIN 2023: HOW TO PREPARE USING THE EXCITING NEW ITBXPLORE VIRTUAL SPACE

ITB Berlin has launched a virtual B2B platform giving visitors the chance to prepare for the show and broaden their experience. The world of international tourism is set to reunite in Berlin from March 7 to 9. Now, they can enhance their visit even further with the new ITBxplore platform and the ITB Mobile app,…

IS SOUTH AFRICA HOME TO THE WORLD’S MOST UNFORGETTABLE HONEYMOON TRAVEL EXPERIENCE?

Is there anything more romantic than travelling across Africa on a classic train? Steeped in both history and luxury, South Africa's deluxe trains offer honeymooner's the most unforgettable travel experience. With breathtaking landscapes, special traditions and luxurious experiences, the South Africa Blue Train is the perfect travel product for honeymooners. The luxurious train crosses the…

WTTC NAMES PARIS AS THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL CITY IN 2022

New research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has revealed that Paris is currently the world’s most powerful city. However, it predicts that it is likely to be overtaken by Beijing by 2032. Paris is often tagged as the most beautiful city in the world but, it is now also the most powerful…

CHOICE HOTELS TARGETS UPSCALE AND EXTENDED STAY MARKET SEGMENTS

US-based Choice Hotels has said it is targeting the extended stay market segment, with new openings on the horizon. Among Choice Hotels’ offerings in the extended stay segment include the Everhome Suites line of properties, along with a new Cambria Hotel location and a brand relaunch of Suburban Studios. Choice Hotels also recently acquired Radisson…

TELEFÓNICA TECH AND UNBLOCK LAUNCH 1ST SMART TOURISM PLATFORM

Telefónica Tech and unBlock's SuperApp have linked forces to implement a 'visit-to-earn' concept on a smart tourism app, offering tourists and residents web3 incentives based on fungible and non-fungible tokens (NFT). UnBlock has used Telefónica Tech‘s Blockchain technology to create the first web3 SuperApp in the tourism sector. The unBlock SuperApp allows people (tourists or…

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES EXPANSION IN LATIN AMERICA AND BEYOND

Marriott International has announced that it will follow a busy 2022 by expanding across Latin America and through other new signings and ventures. The company recently revealed that it had signed a total of 725 management and franchise agreements in 2022, which was 21% more agreements than in 2021. The signings reportedly represent 108,000, and…

VIVA CRUISES FOCUSES ON WELLNESS AS SPECTACULAR NEW SHIPS SET SAIL IN JANUARY

While many remain in hibernation during the winter months, Viva Cruises is heading out onto the river for the start of the new season as the world's only tour operator to offer year-round cruises. Viva Cruises is the world's only tour operator to offer cruises all-year-round, offering travellers the chance to start the year with…

ACCOR LAUNCHES NEW PLATFORM FOR BRANDED LIVING COMMUNITIES AND MORE

Hospitality group Accor has unveiled a new platform by the name of Accor One Living, which will provide hospitality solutions and backing for mixed-use developments. Accor One Living will reportedly be a platform to launch and manage branded residences, coordinated with franchised hotels and resorts operated by Accor. The hospitality group works with 22 brands,…

EGYPT REVEALS AMBITIOUS TARGET OF 30 MILLION TOURIST BY 2028

Egypt is looking to increase its total international visitor numbers to 30 million by 2028. This ambitious target would mean a growth in arrivals between 25% and 30% annually according to Egypt's Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Ahmed Issa. Egypt hit a record year for tourism in 2010 when the African country welcomed 14.7 million…

CAN FRANCE BECOME AGAIN THE MOST-VISITED COUNTRY BY 2025?

France could become again the most-visited country by the year 2025, as evidenced by a new report from GlobalData Plc.  Research from the data analytics company predicts that the country will have 93.7 million international visitors by the year 2025, putting it above Spain, which apparently became the most-visited country in 2021. The last time…
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