🌍 Episode #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…

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GREEK ISLAND OF MYKONOS PREPARES FOR FIRST RUNNING FESTIVAL

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KENYA-BASED HOTELONLINE ACQUIRES HOTELPLUS

Kenya-based travel technology company HotelOnline has acquired HotelPlus. The former is a scale-up that describes itself as the number one revenue partner for hotels in Africa. The latter is a software provider with clients across 22 countries. HotelOnline was established in 2014, and aids hotels in establishing and increasing online visibility, in order to achieve…

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BALI’S WELLNESS TOURISM BOOSTED BY NEW BANYAN TREE ESCAPE

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A new Legoland theme park is expected to open in Belgium, with 2027 set as a target for launch.  If operations are finalised, the location of the new theme park will be in Gosselies, a town of Wallonia and a district of the municipality of Charleroi, located in the province of Hainaut, Belgium. There are…

SAUDI ARABIA’S FURTHER SIMPLIFIES ENTRY TO THE KINGDOM FOR TRAVELLERS

Saudi Arabia has revealed it will allow residents of countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to apply for Saudi eVisas. The government has also announced that residents of the EU, UK and USA are now able to get a visa on arrival. All these measures have been implemented to fulfil the Vision 2030, which…

JAPAN TAKES STEPS TOWARDS FULL REOPENING TO FOREIGN TRAVELLERS

Japan is one of the last developed countries to embrace the post-Covid normality after two-and-a-half years of strict lockdown. From September 7, new rules will help to further ease international travel to the country. Step-by-step, Japan is loosening the stranglehold on international visitors wishing to travel to the "Country of the Rising Sun". From September…

S HOTELS AND RESORTS TO CELEBRATE THAILAND’S HIGH SEASON WITH DEDICATED CONCERTS

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