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COUNTDOWN STARTS FOR SAXONY AS OFFICIAL PARTNER DESTINATION OF ITB BERLIN 2022

In 2022, Saxony will be the Official Partner Destination of ITB Berlin. This is the culmination of a two-year partnership with ITB Berlin, during which Saxony has already been the Official ITB Culture Destination in 2021. “Next year’s official partnership gives Saxony a big opportunity to promote itself to the world tourism industry as an…

LAZIO AIMS TO INCREASE VISITORS’ LENGTH OF STAY

The region of Lazio, which surrounds Rome, is working to attract visitors for longer stays. A strategy has been established Lazio's Regional Agency for Tourism, which among other things, offers free overnights for travellers. Millions of visitors come every year to Lazio, but they generally have only one destination: Rome - with some venturing to…

BRAND NEW MICE FACILITIES FOR MULHOUSE

The French city of Mulhouse is finishing the conversion of the historical Industrial Society of Mulhouse (SIM) into a high-tech conference centre integrating a hemicycle able to accommodate up to 200 delegates. Located in Southern Alsace, Mulhouse is a perfect location for conferences, mid-way between Basle in Switzerland, Colmar in France and Freiburg in Germany.…

THE FABULOUS “PARTY ON TOUR” IS BACK IN ORLANDO IN JANUARY 2022

Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. has announced a multi-year partnership with the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) to bring the Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV) Tournament of Champions to the Lake Nona Golf & Country Club in Orlando on January 20-23, 2022. The tournament, which was formerly known as the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions, reflects HGV’s recent acquisition of Diamond Resorts. The strategic combination…

CYPRUS PROMOTES ASTRO-TOURISM AS A KEY ASSET

Astro-tourism is a new travel trend that Cyprus is beginning to embrace. The idea is to that tourists can add to their island experience by stargazing at night. The experience is at its best in the great outdoors where the light pollution of towns and cities doesn’t obscure the stars. Astro-tourism in Cyprus is a…

IATA CALLS FOR SIMPLIFICATION OF COVID RISK MANAGEMENT

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) which hosted its General Assembly on October 4 in Boston, has called for an end to wildly inconsistent Covid-19 travel restrictions that are stalling the recovery of air transport. IATA is urging governments to implement simplified regimes to manage the risks of Covid-19 as borders re-open to international travel. “Travel…

A PRIVATE ROUND-THE-WORLD “JET CRUISE” – FRENCH STYLE

French company Safrans du Monde has joined the throng of operators organising private ‘round the world jet tours. From 4 to 25 November, 2021, the tour will visit mythical cities and iconic sites on each continent, with unforgettable encounters, gala evenings, enchanting moments, and rare emotions. On board a privatised A321neo, appetisers, canapés and meals…

MASSIVE NEW RESORT AND CONVENTION CENTRE PLANNED FOR OSAKA

Details of an approximately €10bn development have been unveiled in a plan to bring a world-class resort experience to Osaka, with conference facilities hosting up to 6,000 visitors. The resort is designed to transform the region into one of the world's top entertainment and hospitality destinations and that will serve as a hub for tourism across Japan.…

TOURISM CAMPAIGN BRINGS MONTREAL, OTTAWA AND TORONTO CLOSER TOGETHER

It is a first-of-its-kind tourism campaign in Canada. To revive their tourism battered by the pandemic, the three cities of Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto encourage citizens from each other to come and visit. The campaign, which started in September, could easily be now extended to European travellers. For once, Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto have set…

PORTUGAL LAUNCHES DEDICATED WINE TOURISM WEBSITE

Portugal is one of Europe's major destinations for oenology and wine tourism - a great reason for Visit Portugal to create a dedicated website, "Portuguese Wine Tourism". "Portuguese Wine Tourism" is a new digital platform with the task to position Portugal as a world-leading wine tourism destination. The platform provides a unique way to discover…

IDEAS & AMADEUS CREATE NEW PARTNERSHIP TO EXPEDITE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY RECOVERY

IDeaS and Amadeus have announced an expanded partnership to aid mutual client recovery. The combined power of IDeaS - the world’s leading provider of revenue management software and services -  and Amadeus - the leading provider of IT solutions for the travel and tourism industry, aims to bring actionable data insights via seamless integrations to…

ITB BERLIN 2022: ETRAVEL WORLD ANNOUNCES CALL FOR PAPERS

From 9 to 11 March 2022 live on the stage of the acclaimed eTravel World segment, the focus will be on how to deal with the long-term fallout of the pandemic. For this reason, ITB Berlin is now inviting papers on the key topic of Travel Technology & Sustainability. Speakers have until 31 October 2021 to secure their slot at the eTravel World.  Taking…

NEW GALATAPORT IN ISTANBUL READY FOR CRUISE SEASON

The world's newest cruise port facility, Galataport Istanbul, is ready to welcome its first ships. The port is now is now operational. Located in Istanbul’s Karakoy district, the brand new facility represents one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects in Turkey at a price tag of €1.5bn. Galataport Istanbul is not just a facility welcoming…
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