4# Recovery & Market Outlook for Tourism in Europe and the Czech Republic

What are the challenges of tourism development in Europe? How is the tourism industry recovering from the various events? This month we welcome Jan Herget, CEO of CzechTourism, who tells us about the latest trends in European tourism and his expectations for the future. Time-stamped show notes 00:00 ➡️ 05:30: industry news 05:30 ➡️19:32: exclusive…

UNWTO REVEALS STRONG BOUNCE BACK OF GLOBAL TOURISM

According to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, international tourism saw a strong rebound in the first five months of 2022, with almost 250 million international arrivals recorded. This compares to 77 million arrivals from January to May 2021 and means that the sector has recovered almost half (46%) of pre-pandemic 2019 levels. “The recovery…

ITALY WELCOMES NEW 7PINES BEACHFRONT RESORT

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced the grand opening of its new luxury 7Pines Resort in Sardinia, Italy, overlooking the archipelago of La Maddalena. The beachfront resort is described as offering tranquility and laid-back luxury on one of Europe’s most distinctive coastlines. It is the first hotel in Italy to join the Destination by Hyatt portfolio, and…

HOW THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES BREATHED NEW LIFE INTO BIRMINGHAM’S SPORTS TOURISM SECTOR

The 2022 Commonwealth Games had a major impact on sports tourism in the British city of Birmingham. Sports tourism is perhaps one of the most dynamic sectors in travel and tourism, with huge potential for host cities and countries. The city of Birmingham, in the UK, is a great example of said potential, as the…

BRAZIL TO PLAY HOST TO SOUTH AMERICA’S FIRST VILLAGE FOR DIGITAL NOMADS

The northeastern state of Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil will become home to a new village for digital nomads. The town of Pipa will be used as a base for a home for digital nomads, defined by the Collins Dictionary as “a person who works remotely while travelling, usually on a long-term basis”. The…

VANA WELLNESS RETREAT IN THE HIMALAYAS TO BE REBRANDED AS SIX SENSES IN AUTUMN 2022

Vana is carving out a new name for itself this autumn as it gets set for rebrand as Six Senses Vana wellness retreat. The Indian resort in Uttarakhand has been a sanctuary for rebalancing, healing and learning since 2014 and offers a journey of transformation and self-discovery. Guests can stay for a minimum of three…

SPAIN ENJOYS SUCCESSFUL FIRST HALF OF 2022 WITH 30.2 MILLION INTERNATIONAL TOURISTS

Spain is one of the most popular destinations in Europe, with the government revealing that a total of 30.2 million international tourists entered the country in the first six months of 2022. The high figure is estimated to be around 80% of pre-pandemic visitor levels, indicating that Spain is heading in the right direction in…

KYRGYZSTAN GETS FUNDING FROM SWITZERLAND FOR NEW SUSTAINABLE WINTER TOURISM ACTIVITIES

Kyrgyzstan has been included as part of Switzerland's Sustainable Winter Tourism Development Project. The aim of the project is to strengthen and develop further Kyrgyzstan's tourism sector by turning the Karakol region into a high quality destination for travellers. It is funded by the Swiss Government and will be implemented by Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation. Helvetas is…

RECORD BREAKING GOA LEADS THE WAY AS INDIAN HOTEL MARKET ENJOYS RAPID RECOVERY

The hotel market in India is enjoying rapid recovery, with Goa hotels seen as the most successful micro market in the country in recent times. The month of June 2022 was particularly successful for Indian hotels. Research provided by HVS Anarock indicated that the hospitality sector in the country is growing on all performance indicators,…

ITB BERLIN ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH BESTIVAL GERMANY FOR ITS 2023 TOUR

Industry professionals are invited to join ITB Berlin on tour at the Bestival business event and take advantage of its Early Bird discount. ITB Berlin has announced its joint venture with Bestival Germany where it will assume the role of content partner as part of its 2023 tour.The one-of-a-kind business festival focuses on the travel…

SHARJAH UNVEILS PLANS FOR NEW ADVENTURE TOURISM PROJECT IN KHORFAKKAN REGION

Sharjah Investment and Development Authoritiy (Shurooq) has revealed that it will develop new infrastructure ready for a new adventure tourism project in Al Soueifa Mountain in the Khorfakkan region. Ahmed Obaid Al Qaseer, acting chief executive officer of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) revealed details of the authority’s exciting adventure project coming to the…

NEW EURONIGHT SLEEPER TRAIN OFFERS SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL FROM LONDON TO STOCKHOLM IN 2022

The brand new EuroNight service is offering passengers the opportunity to travel from the United Kingdom to Sweden in less than 24 hours. EuroNight is set to welcome its first passengers in September 2022 with the arrival of a brand new sleeper train. The service will transport passengers between Sweden’s capital Stockholm and Hamburg in…

G ADVENTURES EXPANDS GALAPAGOS FLEET WITH PIONEERING CATAMARAN

Global adventure operator G Adventures is launching the Reina Silva Voyager, the company's first vessel to feature dedicated solo cabins G Adventures is adding to its fleet in the Galápagos Islands and introducing the Reina Silvia Voyager to meet traveller demand. The custom-built catamaran has been designed to offer upgraded accommodation with 10 spacious cabins…
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