The new face of Malaysian tourism

Exclusive Interview: YB Dato’ Sri Hajah Nancy Shukri – Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Malaysia Since March 2020, YB Dato’ Sri Hajah Nancy binti Shukri has held the role of Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture in Malaysia. We asked her what she expects from this year’s ITB Berlin NOW.  ITB is one of the most …

HUAWEI DEBUTS NEW SEARCH ENGINE WITH ENHANCED FEATURES FOR TRAVEL

Petal Search is new a mobile-first search engine developed by Huawei, leveraging big data and AI technologies.

NYC TOURISM MARKETING CONTINUES @ FULL FORCE DESPITE BORDER CLOSURES

NYC and Co. is stepping out in Europe, with a major ad campaign for the iconic city continuing despite the fact people can’t visit right now.

RETHINKING TOURISM AT THE ITB BERLIN NOW CONVENTION

More than 200 leading international speakers representing airlines, the hotel and cruise industries as well as organisers will talk about the future of the tourism industry at the ITB Berlin NOW Convention.

NEW CEO AND PRESIDENT FOR MARRIOTT

Following the unexpected passing of Marriott’s President & CEO Arne Sorenson on February 15, the company has announced the appointment of two people to the fill the positions.

EUROPEAN COMMISSION INVESTS IN SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

The European Commission’s new Recovery and Resilience Facility – developed to help the European Union rebuild after the COVID-19 pandemic – offers an unprecedented opportunity to support tourism-related reforms. Following calls to Member States to make tourism a strategic element in their national recovery plans, the European Tourism Manifesto alliance has published a detailed paper …

WINNERS OF THE CRISIS? PRIVATE JETS…

The global pandemic has played into the hands of business jet operators. As passengers continue to face complicated and ever-changing travel restrictions, they are seeking out simple and effective solutions to realise their travel plans.

ITB BERLIN NOW UNVEILS LGBT+ TOURISM HIGHLIGHTS

The travel market in the LGBT+ tourism segment will once again be putting its open, tolerant and diverse character on display at the virtual edition of ITB Berlin NOW. From March 9-12, popular programme features, expert discussions and networking events with providers from around the globe will be taking place for the first time on the …

RATEGAIN AND IDEAS PARTNER ON AI-POWERED TECH SOLUTIONS

RateGain Technologies and IDeaS have announced a global strategic partnership aiming to deliver real-time AI-powered rate intelligence to more than 100,000 hotels around the globe. IDeaS provide revenue management software and services, while RateGain is known as being a leading provider of SaaS products that help travel and hospitality companies optimise revenues. The partnership aims …

TRAVEL STORYTELLING RISES TO NEW HEIGHTS: LIVE FROM EARTH MEDIA SET FOR LAUNCH

With a background in finance – working for American Express in New Delhi, then advertising market analysis and research, Dhruv Bhatia, Founder and CXO of “Live from Earth Media” has a particularly varied past. While he has been producing content for tourism companies for some years now, the upcoming opening of two extraordinary new web …

BWH HOTEL @ ITB BERLIN NOW

This year, the virtual ITB Berlin NOW 2021 celebrates its premiere and BWH Hotel Group will be represented at the digital event with its family of brands, including Best Western Hotels & Resorts, WorldHotels Collection and SureStay Hotels.

NEW STRATEGIES FOR INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL TOURISM

ITB Berlin NOW will be putting particular emphasis on the Medical Tourism sector, as the coronavirus pandemic has underlined the importance of mental and physical health.  The medical tourism segment at ITB Berlin NOW will thus examine a market that has high growth potential. Healthcare providers such as hospitals and clinics, but also hotels and …

TECHNOLOGY ACCELERATES TRAVEL INDUSTRY RECOVERY

During the pandemic, the use of smart technologies in the tourism industry has risen sharply. Exhibitors will present the latest innovations and digital solutions at ITB Berlin NOW.

GEORGIA AND ITB BERLIN ANNOUNCE THREE-YEAR PARTNERSHIP

Georgia and ITB Berlin have agreed a wide-ranging partnership that will span three successive years. Within this framework, Georgia and the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show have signed a partnership for 2021, 2022 and 2023. At ITB Berlin NOW 2021, Georgia will be the Digital Adventure & Sustainability Partner; in 2022, the country will be …

NEW ZEALAND TOURISM: GETTING AWAY FROM THE “SAME OLD”

Over the past decade, many tourism authorities have been swearing by social media influencers. But in a new campaign, Tourism New Zealand is taking a new tack. The authority's newest campaign is not only fun but also gives food for thought.