AMIENS, THE IDEAL CITY ACCORDING TO JULES VERNE

With easy access by train, Amiens is one of Northern France's best kept secrets.
Jan 30, 2023 - Episode 8

🌍 Episode #8 Sustainable Travel

Georgia to host 2023 Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championship

It was officially announced that Georgia will be hosting the 2023 Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championship in Bakuriani. The country's snow-capped mountains, spanning 1,200 kilometres, are one of its greatest assets, along with its ancient culture, delicious food and winemaking tradition and hospitality. Visitors can also have their own "high adventure" at one of…

CHINA SHOWS MORE FLEXIBILITY TO INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLERS BY REDUCING COVID QUARANTINE TO 8 DAYS

Although it continues to officially stick to its "Zero Covid" Policy, China recently took a series of steps to simplify entry conditions into the country. Covid hitting some Chinese cities recently has not deterred China's central government to take the first steps to simplify entry to the country for travellers coming from abroad. China's National…

AUSTRIA LOOKS SET FOR STRONG WINTER TOURISM SEASON 2022/2023

Demand for winter holidays in Austria remains as the Austrian National Tourist Office reveals results of a study looking at the key inbound markets for breaks in Austria over the coming winter 2022/2023. Austria's current winter potential study was implemented by the Institute for Tourism and Spa Research in Northern Europe (NIT) in 10 markets…

LUCERNE COMES ALIVE TO THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Newly formed interest group Musikstadt Luzern is hoping to promote Lucerne as a city of music, while also further developing synergies between stakeholder institutions. Lucerne is well known as one of Switzerland's most picturesque cities thanks to its postcard-like urban panorama. But it is also known for its music heritage, unique events and famous cultural…

COSTA RICA SET TO WELCOME LUXURY WALDORF ASTORIA RESORT IN 2025

US hospitality group Hilton has announced plans for the first Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts property to be built in Costa Rica in 2025. The new-build Waldorf Astoria Guanacaste is currently under construction and is expected to open in 2025. Located on a peninsula with unobstructed ocean views, the Waldorf Astoria Guanacaste will offer 190…

EGYPT AWARDS DEUTSCHE BAHN CONTRACT TO RUN AFRICA’S BIGGEST HIGH SPEED RAIL NETWORK STARTING IN 2025

The recent UN Climate Change Conference (COP27), hosted in Sharm el-Sheikh, was an opportunity for the Egyptian government to award German Rail operator, Deutsche Bahn, for operating and maintaining Egypt's future high speed train network, the largest of its kind in Africa. The Egyptian government has finalised a contract between Deutsche Bahn, Germany's national train…

7th UNWTO WORLD GASTRONOMY TOURISM FORUM TO TAKE PLACE IN NARA, JAPAN

The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), the Basque Culinary Centre (BCC), the Japan Tourism Agency and the Nara Prefectural Government have announced that the 7th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism will take place on 12-15 December 2022, in Nara, Japan. Under the theme ‘Gastronomy Tourism for People and Planet: Innovate, Empower and Preserve’, the 7th UNWTO Forum will…

WELLNESS TOURISM SECTOR BOOSTED BY INVESTMENT IN SPORTS TRAVEL IN 2022

The Wellness Tourism Global Market Report 2022 from ResearchAndMarkets.com has indicated that investments in sports travel could lead to a growth in wellness tourism too. The report predicts that the wellness tourism market will grow from approximately €687 billion ($718.5 billion) in 2021, to approximately €766.7 billion ($801.45 billion) in 2022, a compound annual growth…

TALLINN: THE GREEN CAPITAL OF EUROPE 2023

Estonia’s capital city, Tallinn, will become Europe’s 13th Green Capital in January 2023, with a goal of becoming a model city for sustainable governance. As one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tallinn is characterised by the diverse nature of its landscapes and communities, which are home to rare plant and animal species. Tallinn…

ITB BERLIN CONVENTION 2023: NEW BOARD OF EXPERTS, PARTNERS NEUSTA/NEUSTA GRAFENSTEIN AND BEFTEA BRING LEADING INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS LIVE TO BERLIN

ITB Berlin Convention, the world's largest international travel industry event of its kind, is repositioning itself for 2023 with a new team of curators, new experts and partners and a digital event that will make the forum accessible for a wider audience. ITB Berlin Convention 2023 is taking shape. The focus of the event –…

AIR CANADA ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF SERVICES ACROSS EUROPE AND BEYOND

Air Canada has announced a strategic expansion of its service for summer 2023, with new lines added to an array of European destinations. Brussels, Toulouse and Copenhagen are just a selection of new destinations being offered by the Canadian flight carrier. The airline will also resume services to Osaka and Tokyo-Haneda, while also targeting regions…

KOREA EMERGES AS ALTERNATIVE WELLNESS DESTINATION WITH TEMPLESTAYS AND WELLBEING RETREATS

Korea has put itself firmly on the map when it comes to wellness destinations, thanks to its rich forests, templestays and wildlife. The country's wellbeing retreats often have a low density of tourists resulting in the added benefit of a culturally immersive experience. The Korea Tourism Organisation divided these into four themes in its 2021…
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