Summer Island Maldives introduces eco-friendly solution to get rid of mosquitoes

Saying goodbye to mosquitoes in an eco-friendly way? Kaimoo, the company behind Summer Island Maldives, has found the solution to let its guests enjoy a fully relaxed stay without being bothered by these unpleasant insects... Indeed, the resort's team has worked out solutions looking at the health and well-being of its guests and employees, starting…

🌍 Episode #3 – Sustainability, Innovation & the Upscale and Lifestyle Sector

In this episode we discuss innovation in hospitality, the road to sustainability and also the luxury sector. This episode's interview is with Denis Hüttig who is the Vice President Upscale Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts, Jaz in the City and the new brand - House of Beats.

EU RULES TO ENSURE FAIR COMPETITION AND MORE CHOICE FOR USERS WITH DIGITAL MARKETS ACT

E.U. Parliament and Council negotiators agreed on March 24, 2022 new EU rules to limit the market power of big online platforms. The European hotel industry is united in applauding the E.U. for setting new rules targeting digital gatekeepers which exercise disproportionate power towards their business users and consumers. The Digital Markets Act (DMA) will…

SOUTH KOREA, FIRST COUNTRY TO REOPEN FULLY IN NORTHEAST ASIA FROM APRIL 1ST, 2022

South Korea is the first country in Northeast Asia to reopen to international travellers following Covid-19 pandemic. From April 1, fully-vaccinated visitors to South Korea will be exempt from a mandatory quarantine period. A fully vaccinated traveller, according to South Korea authorities, is someone who has received three doses of the vaccine or two doses…

RABAT CELEBRATES ITS TITLE OF CAPITAL OF CULTURE OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD 2022

To celebrate being crowned Capital of Culture of the Islamic World 2022, Rabat in Morocco has officially launched a host of festivities under the supervision of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (ICESCO) and the Ministry of Youth. During his speech at the celebration's opening ceremony, on Thursday, March 24, Morocco's Minister of…

COPENHAGEN BECOMES SUSTAINABLE URBAN FARMING HUB

In recent years, the former industrial district of Refshaleøen has become one of Copenhagen’s hippest areas and a hub for creativity, festivals but also great foods of all kinds and alternative urban development. The former industrial district of Refshaleøen, in Copenhagen, along the harbour is one of the hippest areas in the Danish capital. It…

HOW WALES’ INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE REVIVED ITSELF AND THE LOCAL AREA

Newport's International Convention Centre had a staggered start. Now, ICC Wales is open again, with a sharper focus on the greater community. ICC Wales is a key destination for business travel in Wales and the United Kingdom. The 5,000-capacity event centre opened in 2019, in the city of Newport, South Wales. The centre was partly…

PARIS WELCOMES NEW SPA HOTEL PAVILLON FAUBOURG SAINT-GERMAIN

The Pavillon Faubourg Saint-Germain will soon open its doors in Paris after two years of work by the Chevalier family. Located on the French capital's Left Bank, the luxury spa hotel is influenced by the rich culture and history of its surroundings which served as inspiration for local and international writers, artists and musicians for…

ANANTARA’S TOP 10 DESTINATIONS FOR LUXURY POOL VILLAS THIS SUMMER

Anantara, the hotels, resorts and spas chain, has revealed its best swimming pool villas capturing the imagination of the luxury traveller this holiday season. The company has hand selected the top 10 mansions offering exceptional outdoor pool facilities from all four corners of the world. Starting in south east Asia, Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas…

FURY ROAD: EGYPT’S SPORTS TOURISM BOOSTED BY DESERT CHALLENGE RALLY

The Egypt Desert Challenge Rally and Cross Egypt Challenge designed to boost sports tourism in the region. The Egypt Desert Challenge Rally has been described as a stimulus for sports tourism in the country. The racing event was held from March 11 to 12 in Fayoum desert, located southwest of Cairo, with 15 Egyptian teams…

FLIGHT CENTRE TRAVEL GROUP ACQUIRES AIRFARE TECH FIRM TPCONNECTS

Flight Centre Travel Group has purchased a majority stake in airfare tech firm TPConnects Technologies, in a bid to expand airfare options to clientele. Flight Centre Travel Group – which owns corporate travel brands Corporate Traveller and FCM Global Travel Management – previously had a 22.5% stake in Dubai-based TPConnects Technologies. Now, that stake has…

BOLOGNA’S TOURISM SECTOR SET FOR STRONG 2022

The Italian city of Bologna has managed to turn itself into a popular travel destination for both business and leisure travellers. Its inception as a UNESCO World Heritage in 2021 has helped position it as an attractive urban destination for both domestic and international travellers as Patrik Romano, managing director of Bologna Welcome, the city's…

IATA sees progress in borders reopening for air transport around the world

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the increasing momentum towards the re-opening of borders and relaxation of travel restrictions, as Covid-19 moves into the endemic phase. An IATA survey of travel restrictions in the world’s top 50 air travel markets (comprising 88% of international demand in 2019 as measured by revenue passenger kilometers)…

HAWAII’S TOURIST AUTHORITY HELPS FUND 31 STATEWIDE COMMUNITY PROJECTS

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) and the Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF) have announced US$1.57 million in funding to support 31 community-based programmes statewide through its Aloha Aina program for 2022. Aloha Aina programme is the Hawaii Tourism Authority's answer to accelerating destination management efforts to preserve and regenerate Hawaii’s natural resources. Funds are given to…
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