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EU TOURISM STAKEHOLDERS CALL FOR SIMPLIFIED INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL MEASURES

With the summer season over, Europe enters a different stage in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. 74% of EU adults are now fully vaccinated and vaccination efforts are ongoing throughout Europe. Despite the continued spread of the virus at community level, the impact of the pandemic on public health has been brought under control…

LATIN AMERICA BACK ON THE UK’S TOURISM AGENDA

Latin America is seeing a boost in UK tourism since the nation announced a major overhaul of its Covid-19 travel restrictions. The UK government removed 15 Latin American countries and territories from its quarantine red list on October 7, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba and Mexico. TUI Group, Expedia Group and Rainbow…

OSLO INAUGURATES A MUSEUM DEDICATED TO FAMED NORWEGIAN ARTIST MUNCH

Oslo has a new cultural attraction. On October 22, Munch museum was inaugurated in the Norwegian capital. The brand new building is likely to become a new icon in Oslo's skyline with its 13 floors, home to the world's largest collection of works by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch. The museum will boost Norway's cultural appeal…

FORMULA 1 ANNOUNCES AMBITIOUS 2022 CALENDAR

Formula 1 has announced the schedule for the 2022 FIA World Championship, bringing tourists back to popular destinations including Monaco, Abu Dhabi and Miami. Racing fans can choose from 23 Grand Prix events, the most in the circuit's history, with cities including Barcelona, Budapest, Sao Paulo, Singapore and Melbourne. "The 2022 season follows an unprecedented…

EU AND QATAR IMPLEMENT OPEN SKY AGREEMENT

Since October 18, previous bilateral agreements between individual member countries of the European Union and the State of Qatar have been replaced by a comprehensive single EU/Qatar air agreement which provides a complete open-sky. The new EU/Qatar air agreement provides a single, modern framework for air services between the EU and Qatar. The agreement provides a…

JAPAN LOOKS PROUDLY AT THE LEGACY OF THE 2020 TOKYO OLYMPIAD

The Japanese National Tourism Organisation is looking at the legacy of the recent Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games 2020 and what will remain from the events for future travellers. Japan will long remember the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. They were like no other, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Games might be over,…

WYNDHAM UNVEILS ALLTRA: A NEW ALL-INCLUSIVE RESORT BRAND

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts have unveiled a new upper midscale all-inclusive resort brand – Wyndham Alltra – through a new strategic alliance with Playa Hotels & Resorts. The announcement marks Wyndham’s 22nd brand and its first dedicated entirely to the fast-growing, all-inclusive segment.  The new brand’s name “Alltra” is born from the brand promise of “All-Inclusive…

TURKEY TO EASE VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR MEDICAL TOURISM

Turkey is increasingly looking at promoting health and medical tourism, aiming to raise the total number of medical visitors from 660,000 in 2019 to 1.5 million by 2023. Offering easier visa conditions will be a way to attract more travellers. Turkey is already well established in health tourism with its highly qualified medical staff, fast…

WESTIN HOTELS & RESORTS SET TO DEBUT IN BRAZIL IN 2024

Marriott International, Inc. has announced it has signed a franchise agreement with Hotéis Deville to introduce the first Westin Hotels & Resorts in São Paulo, Brazil. Slated to feature 187-rooms and suites, the property expects to welcome its first guests in the spring of 2024. “We are delighted to announce this exciting new-build project in…

COUNTDOWN STARTS FOR SAXONY AS OFFICIAL PARTNER DESTINATION OF ITB BERLIN 2022

In 2022, Saxony will be the Official Partner Destination of ITB Berlin. This is the culmination of a two-year partnership with ITB Berlin, during which Saxony has already been the Official ITB Culture Destination in 2021. “Next year’s official partnership gives Saxony a big opportunity to promote itself to the world tourism industry as an…

RHS GARDEN BRIDGEWATER: MANCHESTER’S NEWEST SPECTACULAR ATTRACTION

UK Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) this year has inaugurated the RHS Garden Bridgewater near Manchester. The project which was delayed by almost a year due to the coronavirus pandemic is Europe's largest newest garden. And it is turning into a top attraction for the Greater Manchester area. The Royal Horticultural Society is actually a gardening…

AIRBNB SAYS TRAVEL REVOLUTION IS NOT JUST FOR THE YOUNG TECH-SAVVY

Airbnb has seen bookings increase among the older generation, which makes up a significant part of its hosting network. The digital accommodation giant has seen more than a 90% increase in the number of bookings by over 60s seeking long-term getaways. Over the past year, the number of older adults going digital in the US…
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