🌍 Episode #1 – Building Tourism Destination Recovery

Welcome to the ITB News podcast . In this first episode is all about building tourism destinations recovery and we’ve got a great interview coming up with 🇯🇴 Nayef Al Fayez, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities for the Kingdom of Jordan but first let's look back at the recent ITB Berlin convention 🌍

Saxony is well prepared to welcome tourists in 2022

Looking forward to a successful tourism year 2022, Saxony launches numerous initiatives for tourism promotion, including a new joint campaign with Deutsche Bahn starting in May and the "Saxony Travel Summit" planned for September. Saxony's tourism experts have started the year 2022 optimistically in view of the increasing demand for holidays in the Free State…

MACHU PICCHU: WHAT ARE THE NEW RULES FOR TRAVELLERS VISITING THE 15TH CENTURY SITE?

Tourists can finally visit the ancient Incan city, Machu Picchu, after it closed during the pandemic. However, visitors must adhere to Peru's list of strict new rules in a bid to keep Covid-19 at bay. Peru's new Covid guidelines, which came into force at the beginning of May, includes the use of face masks which…

THE NATURAL ADVENTURE LAUNCHES VIRTUAL TREK IN SUPPORT OF UKRAINE

In support of Ukraine, tour operator The Natural Adventure, is offering its 'Ukraine Carpathians Trek' as a virtual tour at 10% of its standard price, with all proceeds going to humanitarian organisations in Ukraine. As soon as the company is able to resume the real tour, travellers will also be offered a 10% discount off…

WORLD’S FIRST NET ZERO TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT COULD TAKE TO THE SKIES IN 2023

The first ever net zero transatlantic flight could be delivered by the UK government and industry as early as next year, ushering in a new era of guilt free flying in the coming decades. Expected to take off in 2023, the pioneering flight will be undertaken by an aircraft powered by 100% sustainable aviation fuel.…

WEGO AND CLEARTRIP REPORT REVEALS GULF TOURISTS’ READINESS TO TRAVEL IN A POST-COVID WORLD

The new Travel Insights Report from Wego and Cleartrip delves into the sentiments and readiness to travel in a post-Covid world of travellers from UAE and Saudi Arabia. Around 4,390 residents from UAE and Saudi Arabia were asked about their thoughts, and behaviours towards travel in the Wego and Cleartrip report. The study also highlights…

ITB Berlin’s TRVLX event kicks off in Georgia today – Exclusive Interview

With the TRVLX event series kicking off in Georgia today, 17 March, ITB Berlin has created an innovative new event format. According to Deborah Rothe, Head of Business Development at ITB Berlin, TRVLX offers a unique experience and market insights provided by the destination partner, combined with numerous networking opportunities and events. Deborah Rothe Please…

UK’S FIRST LGBTQ+ MUSEUM OPENS IN LONDON

Queer Britain, the UK’s first LGBTQ+ museum, has opened in London. Queer Britain is located on the ground floor of 2 Granary Square, near St Pancras Station, a building owned by the British national arts charity, Art Fund. The museum shows the history of the LGBTQ+ movement in the UK in four-gallery spaces as well…

SWEDEN ON MISSION TO ENCOURAGE TOURISTS TO EXPLORE LANDMARKS BEHIND IKEA’S ICONIC PRODUCT NAMES

Bolmen, Järvfjället, Skärhamn, Kallax and Toftan: for years, these names have been associated with IKEA products but, what most people don't realise is that the furniture giant often names its products after places in Sweden. Visit Sweden is now using this to create a marketing campaign to help tourists discover the landmarks behind the product…

ADP GROUP REDEFINES AIRPORT WAITING AREAS THROUGH ITS NEW HOSPITALITY BRAND EXTIME

Through its new hospitality brand, Extime, ADP Group recently revamped the boarding and waiting area of Terminal 2G at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport. Terminal 2G is one of many at at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, however, with a relatively small volume of passengers (2.8 million in 2019) via Schengen and domestic flights, it was…

JAPAN GEARS UP TO WELCOME FOREIGN TRAVELLERS AGAIN FROM JUNE 1ST

After more than two years of being sealed off to the world because of the coronavirus pandemic, Japan is getting ready to welcome international tourists again. The Japanese government is bowing to pressure from its economic circles by considering reopening the country to non-essential foreign travellers from June 1st, 2022. It has been reported that new rules…

CARIBBEAN ISLANDS RECEIVE ‘LANDMARK’ €3M GRANT TO BOOST CULTURAL SECTOR

The Caribbean Culture Sector has received significant funding from the European Union with support from the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States, to help strengthen the sector following the devastating Covid-19 pandemic. The €3 million grant, which is provided under the ACP-EU 11th EDF Culture Programme, will help those working in the Caribbean Culture Sector…

CYPRUS INTENSIFIES PLAN TO BOOST IMAGE AS TOP GASTRONOMY DESTINATION

After upgrading the country's dedicated website for gastronomy, 'Delightful Cyprus', and introducing the label 'taste Cyprus-the delightful journey', the Ministry of Tourism in Cyprus has announced it will help small producers and restaurant owners to upgrade their traditional catering services to further strengthen the quality of the island's food produce. Cyprus is looking to boost…
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