4# Recovery & Market Outlook for Tourism in Europe and the Czech Republic

What are the challenges of tourism development in Europe? How is the tourism industry recovering from the various events? This month we welcome Jan Herget, CEO of CzechTourism, who tells us about the latest trends in European tourism and his expectations for the future. Time-stamped show notes 00:00 ➡️ 05:30: industry news 05:30 ➡️19:32: exclusive…

ZANZIBAR’S TOURIST BOARD SIGNS DEAL WITH EXIM BANK TO HELP SPEED UP GROWTH OF COUNTRY’S TOURISM SECTOR

The Zanzibar Association of Tourism Investors (ZATI) has signed a three-year sponsorship contract with EXIM Bank of Tanzania to secure adequate promotion of the destination worldwide. A move which coincides with the full reopening of Zanzibar to foreign travellers. ZATI and EXIM Bank, a private banking institution in Tanzania, recently signed a contract for a…

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)…
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