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

🌍 Episode #6 Cultural Tourism

In this episode we look the drivers behind the rise in cultural tourism. We discuss ways in which tourist boards are approaching this demand and what changes are being made in the cultural tourism sector. Time-stamped show notes 00:00 ➡️ 01:00: introduction 01:00 ➡️ 06:10: industry news 06:10 ➡️21:56 : exclusive interview of Gloria Guevara,…

THAILAND TOURISM IN FULL RECOVERY AS 10 MILLION INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLERS EXPECTED IN 2022

After international arrival numbers hit the three-million mark in July, for the first time in two years, Thailand's tourism authorities are increasingly optimistic of reaching its target of welcoming 10 million travellers in 2022. In the post-Covid era, Thailand tourism seems to be back on his feet. The country is breaking new records month after…

CARIBBEAN TOURISM BACK ON TRACK AS COVID TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS EASED

Travelling to the Caribbean has just got a lot easier with less Covid restrictions, more flights and new resorts. The Caribbean is taking major steps towards reopening to tourists with travellers starting to consider the islands as a destination for some winter sun. Travel to several Caribbean islands is now much easier thanks to the…

GBTA PREDICTS BUSINESS TRAVEL SPENDING TO FULLY RECOVER BY 2025/2026

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) predicts inflation, rising energy prices, supply chain challenges, labour shortages and regional developments will add 18 months to the travel industry's recovery forecast, according to its 2022 Business Travel Index™. GBTA (Global Business Travel Association) data shows that the global business travel industry will continue its progress towards full…

GREECE 2022 TOURISM FIGURES SET TO REACH PRE-PANDEMIC FIGURES

Greece has become the EU's spectacular summer hit as the number of tourists to the country has, once again, been hitting a million per week in August 2022. Greek authorities are optimistic that this year's tourism figures for 2022 could reach – and even surpass – its pre-Covid levels. Early indications for Greece tourism are…

SACRED TRANS-BHUTAN TRAIL SET TO REOPEN TO TRAVELLERS AFTER 60-YEARS

Bhutan is set to reopen its famous and sacred Trans Bhutan Trail to travellers after a 60 year hiatus. The 400 km-long historic trail will reopen at the end of September following two years of extensive restoration. The official re-opening will include a formal ceremony hosted by His Majesty The Fifth King of Bhutan. The…

CTM OPTIMISTIC AS REVENUE RISES TO 70% OF PRE-PANDEMIC LEVELS WITH RETURN OF BUSINESS TRAVEL

Corporate Travel Management (CTM) saw its revenue rise to almost 70% of pre-pandemic levels in the quarter ending June 30 2022. The Australian-based company also reported seeing a "strong demand" for business travel despite the current challenges surrounding capacity and sent a positive message about the prospects of 2023. Managing director Jamie Pherous praised the…

EXPLORA JOURNEYS UNVEILS NEW RESTAURANT CONCEPT FOR 2023 LUXURY LINE. WHAT’S ON THE MENU?

Explora Journeys, the luxury travel brand, has announced the launch of its unique culinary and beverage “journey of discovery” when it welcomes guests onboard EXPLORA I for its inaugural journey next May. Explora Journeys' 922 passenger ship will showcase 11 culinary experiences across six vibrant restaurants plus in-suite dining. Guests can choose between 12 bars…

POTSDAM: THE SPECTACULAR REBIRTH OF THIS HISTORICAL CITY

The city of Potsdam is already well-known thanks to the presence of numerous UNESCO-listed palaces and parks, including the magnificent Sanssouci Park. The city is increasingly gaining attention from tourist attention thanks to the reconstruction of its historical district and the rebirth of some previously destroyed monuments and houses. UNESCO listed Potsdam back in 1990…

EUROPE EXPECTED TO OCCUPY 57% MARKET SHARE OF SPORTS TOURISM WITH FOOTBALL AS MAJOR DRAW

A recent report has cast light on the potential Europe has to dominate the sports tourism market, with football identified as an important generator of revenue. A new report from analyst Technavio predicts that Europe will occupy a major market share of the sports tourism industry, with 57% of growth expected to originate from Europe…

SABRE TRANSFORMS FUTURE OF HOTEL RETAILING WITH INTRODUCTION OF NEW SYNXIS RETAIL STUDIO

US technology giant Sabre, has completed the initial phase of its rollout of SynXis Retail Studio, which was created to transform the future of hotel retailing by helping hoteliers enhance the guest experience and diversify revenue streams. Cordis Hotel & Resorts in Hong Kong has been a pilot customer of SynXis Retail Studio since 2019.…

CARNIVAL AND PRINCESS SIMPLIFY COVID VACCINE RULES IN A BID TO WELCOME MORE CRUISE PASSENGERS

America's Carnival Cruise Line is making it easier for more guests to take a cruise holiday with simplified vaccination and testing guidelines. Carnival Cruise Line and its sister brand Princess Cruises have dropped vaccination requirements for cruises from September 6. Both lines said pre-cruise testing for vaccinated guests will also come to an end for…

RAS AL KHAIMAH SET TO INCREASE ITS WORLDWIDE CONNECTIVITY WITH INTRODUCTION OF NEW DAILY FLIGHTS

Ras Al Khaimah International airport has signed an agreement with Gulf Air to facilitate daily, year-round, international connections – an important step to further strengthen international access for the UAE's most authentic tourist destination. Ras Al Khaimah is the smallest of the seven Emirates forming the federation of the UAE. Located on the northern tip…
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