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20@EXPO 2020 – MAKING EXPO DUBAI 2020 TWENTY TIMES MORE EXCITING

Expo 2020 Dubai is just around the corner… opening its gates on the 1st October 2021. And in order to allow visitors make the most of their stay, the event's organizers have produced a series of “20@Expo2020” tips and ideas for attending the show, as well as getting around Dubai. World Expos are the world’s…

NEW VENUES FOR COLOGNE MUSEUM SCENE

Cologne is considered one of the top cities in Germany for culture. The city is well know for its cathedral and other treasures, but also for the presence of Museum Ludwig and its outstanding modern masters and pop art collection. Soon, the city will have a dedicated Jewish Museum and brand new City History Museum...…

BAHRAIN INVADED BY… DUCKS

A new Amphibious Duck Tour in Bahrain provides a fun way to discover the destination. Ducks are now plying Bahrain waters and streets. Nothing to do with the animal, but a new attraction for visitors of the small Gulf kingdom. The first Amphibious Duck Tours in Bahrain give an opportunity for locals as well as…

BOEING PREDICTS STEADY GROWTH FOR COMMERCIAL AVIATION IN EUROPE

Boeing has published its forecasts for the next 20 years, predicting 3.1% growth for Europe’s passenger traffic. According to Boeing, the airline industry is already on the path to recovery. The aircraft manufacturer forecasts that over the next 20 years, European carriers will need 8,705 new airplanes valued at €1.25 trillion to sustain growth, especially…

AMERICAS: USA & CHILE OPEN THE DOORS TO VACCINATED TRAVELLERS

Almost at the same time, both Chili and the United States have announced they are reopening their borders to foreign visitors for non-essential travel - a further sign of a "normalisation" of travel conditions. It was the end of June and the European Union had recommended to its members to reopen its borders to US…

EGYPT INCREASINGLY SEEKING MEDICAL TOURISTS FROM AFRICA

Egypt is working to attract more African and Levant travellers to its shores to undergo medical treatment. Egypt was ranked 28th in the world in 2017 for medical tourism and 3rd in the Arabic world. In a recent conference, Dr Ahmed El-Sobky, President of Egypt's General Authority for Health Care, and Ambassador Mohamed Khalil, the…

“TASTING HEIMAT”: LUFTHANSA DELIVERS CULINARY AND SUSTAINABLE DIVERSITY IN-FLIGHT

Sustainable and regionally produced products take centre stage in Lufthansa's new culinary offering "Tasting Heimat", with high product quality, local sourcing and balanced nutrition. Lufthansa Business Class guests have been able to experience the new catering concept - Tasting Heimat - on short- and medium-haul flights from 1 September. With the new menus, Lufthansa group…

GLASGOW DECLARATION: AN URGENT GLOBAL CALL FOR CLIMATE ACTION IN TOURISM

In preparation for COP26, two information sessions were held on 21 September on the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism. The Declaration, developed by a collaborative group of leading organisations, is an urgent call for all stakeholders to commit to a decade of climate action in tourism. The signatories of the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in…

FAIRMONT LAUNCHES NEW 2021 GLOBAL CAMPAIGN: “EXPERIENCE THE GRANDEST OF FEELINGS”

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts have debuted a new and unforgettable chapter in their 100-year plus history: Experience the Grandest of Feelings - a global brand campaign that "pays tribute to the tangible echoes of the brand's historic origins while also imparting a refreshed vision and stirring images of adventures yet to come". "Travel is truly one…

NANCY RELAUNCHES ITS SPA INDUSTRY – OVER 100 YEARS ON…

The French city of Nancy in the Lorraine region is working on reviving its spa industry with the opening in 2023 of a major complex which is deemed to have no equivalent in the heart of a large city in France. Tourists know Nancy in France's Grand East Region for its architectural treasures. The historical…

ZAGREB TOURIST BOARD CREATES DYNAMIC NEW SPORTS WEBSITE

The Zagreb Tourist Board sports website has been created in co-operation with the Croatian Olympic Committee to show the capital as a modern sports centre. The site includes an overview of current sporting events, a list of sports and recreational facilities and halls, proposed activities, and a historical overview of rich Zagreb and Croatian sports…

FURTHER EXPANSION IN GERMANY FOR HILTON WITH MAJOR CONVERSION OF LUXURIOUS HEIDELBERG HOTEL

Opening next year, Hilton Heidelberg is set to become Hilton’s latest upscale conversion in Germany. The 244-room property, owned by Invesco Real Estate, will undergo a major refurbishment before welcoming guests in Summer 2022. Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, EMEA, Hilton said, “Hilton Heidelberg is an exciting addition to our growing portfolio in Germany and builds on the…

ETIHAD SIGNS WITH AMADEUS FOR NEXT-GENERATION TRAVEL TECH

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is to embark on a major digital transformation following the signing of a landmark multi-year deal with Amadeus. As part of the deal, Etihad will implement the full Amadeus Altéa PSS suite, including web booking, revenue management capabilities and merchandising, data management and passenger servicing…
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