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20@EXPO 2020 – MAKING EXPO DUBAI 2020 TWENTY TIMES MORE EXCITING

Expo 2020 Dubai is just around the corner… opening its gates on the 1st October 2021. And in order to allow visitors make the most of their stay, the event's organizers have produced a series of “20@Expo2020” tips and ideas for attending the show, as well as getting around Dubai. World Expos are the world’s…

BALEARIA SHIPPING LINES RESILIENT TO COVID-19

Balearia shipping lines have released a statement saying the company's strength and adaptability helped temper the impact of COVID-19 on its results. The line adapting its activities, translating into more freight and the continuation of Spain's national routes to assure a permanent link between islands, enclaves in Morocco and Mainland Spain. Thanks to what the…

TOURISM AUSTRALIA WINS TWO “WEBBY” AWARDS

Tourism Australia’s consumer website Australia.com has won a prestigious 2021 Webby Award for the Best Travel Website and Mobile Site, compiled by Digitas Australia. Tourism Australia's video series Australia in 8D Audio also secured the Video: Technical Achievement People's Voice Award. The video series was recorded with what the makers describe as "8D sound"; an…

MARSEILLE: TOWARDS GREENER TOURISM

Innovative, community-driven, more customer-oriented and above all greener. Marseille's new tourism strategy after the pandemic aims to make a difference - particularly as a city fully involved in an environmentally friendly, sustainable tourism future. Marseille's new city administration has the ambition to reshape its tourism and travel industry, getting away from previous policies of promotion…

TRAVELLING ICELAND PROMOTES BREATH-TAKING ADVENTURE TOURISM IN THE NORTH

Iceland's Private Tour Operator of the Year 2019, Travelling Iceland, leverages the deep scientific expertise of its management to create unique experiences. The family run boutique DMC offers a wide variety of tours throughout Iceland, Greenland, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Scotland and Ireland.  Travelling Iceland’s founder, Helga Bára, is a geologist with a doctorate in micropaleontology,…

HYBRID EVENT CELEBRATES UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE DAY AT SITES IN GERMANY

June 6 saw the successful celebration of World Heritage Day by the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Germany Association. It can be seen as a true achievement despite the Covid-19 crisis. On June 6, 40 of the 46 sites on the UNESCO World Heritage list participated actively to the World Heritage Day. The celebration was supported…

TIME HOTEL GROUP EXPANDS IN MIDDLE EAST AND MAURITIUS

UAE-based TIME Hotels are expanding, with eight new mixed complexes in Dubai, Sharjah, Fujairah, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Mauritius opening by 2022. The company has a target of 30 properties by 2025. The expanded portfolio for the UAE headquartered company confirms the group's ambitions to become an important player in the hospitality industry in both…

MADAGASCAR TRENDING AS PARADISE DESTINATION OF THE FUTURE

A world of lemurs and chameleons, and a mosaic of unexplored coves… rarity is the luxury of Madagascar. The island state, off the east coast of the African continent, is increasingly being regarded as having major potential as a dream destination in the coming years. Bruce Simpson - CEO, Time & Tide, Africa To that…

UNWTO PROMOTES “BRAND AFRICA”

The World Tourism Organisation says its African member states will be working together to establish a new narrative for tourism – Brand Africa – across the continent, to better realise tourism’s potential to drive recovery. With tourism recognised as an essential pillar of sustainable and inclusive development for the continent, UNWTO welcomed delegates to the first regional…

MALDIVES TARGET SOUTHEAST ASIAN HALAL TRAVELLERS

The Maldives tourism authority has initiated a digital campaign in cooperation with "Have Halal, Will Travel" (HHWT) for the Southeast Asian market. The Maldives want to maintain a presence and promote the destination as a safe haven for the Southeast Asian Market. The country targets families and budget-conscious travellers by showcasing local experiences and the…

KARLSRUHE POWERING FORWARD – UNDERLINING MICE OFFER

As the Covid-19 crisis quietens in Europe, the German city of Karlsruhe is more than ever convinced that its future will be in the return of conventions and trade fairs. Karlsruhe - the second largest city in the southwestern Land of Baden-Württemberg in Germany - is already an important MICE and business travel destination. The…

MOROCCO WELCOMES BACK TOURISTS

Morocco lifted most of its restrictions towards foreign travellers on June 15. Airports and seaports are now opened to travellers coming from countries included in an "A-List" set by the Moroccan Ministry of Health. This includes most countries of the European Union, Switzerland, the UK as well as China, Japan, Tunisia and the USA. Many…

LATAM REOPENS ROUTES TO EUROPE

LATAM is increasing its flights to Europe as the airline wants to be ready when restrictions will be lifted. That's according to Thibaud Morand, General Manager Europe for LATAM, South America's largest carrier. South America's air transport giant serves five major markets: Brazil (Sao Paulo), Chili, Colombia, Equator and Peru. 2020 was a difficult year…
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