FRANCE LAUNCHES EUROPEAN “RECOVERY CAMPAIGN”

Atout France is launching a recovery campaign entitled “What really matters! #ExploreFrance”. It will be the largest strategic campaign to date for the reconquest of travellers by the national tourism development agency. Next to Atout France, the campaign involves 13 Regional Tourism Committees / Tourism Agencies as well as a number of private companies in …

MORE TRAVELLERS HEAD TO COSTA RICA FOR SPORTS TOURISM

Costa Rica Travel says the attractiveness of the country as a venue for sports tourism is on the rise.

INTERVIEW: UNWTO / IATA DESTINATION TRACKER

An exceptional new project has been launched between UNWTO and IATA, named the “destination tracker”. In order to get the “low down” on how it works and how it’s rolling out, journalist Richard Barnes spoke to Sandra Carvão, Chief of Tourism Market Intelligence and Competitiveness at UNWTO and Linda Ristagno, Assistant Director, External Affairs – IATA.

SAXONY: A TOP GERMAN SUMMER DESTINATION

Summer 2021 might well be the perfect time to enjoy the hospitality of Saxony. The region offers all elements of a dream destination: from exceptional historical sites to preserved wild or man-made landscapes to a bicycle ride on dedicated trails.

BREATHTAKING “PRIVATE ISLAND VACATIONS” IN FIJI TO OFFSET COVID TRAVEL SLUMP

Fiji's COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Taskforce (CRMT) is promoting “Luxury Vacations in Paradise” in partnership with Fiji Airways and the Fijian tourism industry.

DISCOVERING THE SOCIET DREAM OF SPACE CONQUEST IN KAZAKHSTAN

Kazakhstan has begun promoting the visit of Baikonur space station in Kazakhstan – the place from which the world’s first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was sent into space during the era of the now defunct Soviet Union. Not everyone is born to be a cosmonaut, but everyone can now get a bit closer to the stars …

LITHUANIA: A QUICKLY ACQUIRED TASTE

Lithuania Travel is launching a series of articles called Taste the Seasons Change. The new project provides cultural explorers an exclusive look into the country’s quite unusual superfood scene. With the help of experts and over 10,000 Lithuanians – who voted in a poll to select the Lithuanian dishes that should be included in a national menu – a …

ANDAZ MAYAKOBA RESORT RIVIERA NAMED “BEST IN MEXICO”

The Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya has been recognised as the "#1 Resort in Mexico" in the Conde Nast Readers' Choice 2020 Awards.

MEXICAN CARIBBEAN TOURISM BOARD PREPARES FOR RECOVERY

The Mexican Caribbean Tourism Board is increasing its marketing activities with virtual events aimed at German-speaking countries.

SLOW POST-COVID-19 RECOVERY FORECAST FOR DUTY-FREE SHOPPING

The opening of international flight routes is good news for luxury airport and duty-free retailers, but leading duty-free operators say full recovery won’t come until Asia reconnects with the rest of the world. In any case, duty-free shopping is booming on the Chinese tropical island of Hainan. Driven by an enhanced duty-free shopping policy, sales …

YEKATERINBURG POLISHES ITS TOURISM IMAGE

Located on the Trans-Siberian railroad, the former heart of USSR heavy industry, Yekaterinburg, is turning away from its industrial past, becoming a progressive city filled with numerous tourist attractions and cultural events.

WORLD CHAMPION NAMED AS TOURISM AMBASSADOR FOR UGANDA

The Uganda Tourism Board has chosen the reigning World 10,000m champion, Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei, as its brand ambassador to contribute to the recovery of the tourism sector in a global Uganda campaign.

2021, YEAR OF BICYCLE TOURISM IN TAIWAN

Following on the "2020 Ridge Mountain Tourism Year," which helped generate a national mountaineering trend, Taiwan Tourism Bureau is now promoting the "2021 Bicycle Tourism Year".

NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE UNVEILS NEW TRADE PORTAL

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), has launched “Norwegian Central”, a trade portal aimed at helping travel agents learn, market and sell NCL holidays.

EU PARLIAMENT VOTES ON “EU COVID-19 CERTIFICATES”

The European Parliament has voted in favour of a COVID-19 certificate to allow free movements for EU citizens and visitors.