JORDAN BOOSTS ITS AIR CONNECTIVITY IN 2022

With new routes scheduled through WizzAir, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines and of course the national airline, Royal Jordanian, Jordan is boosting its appeal to foreign visitors. In partnership with the Jordan Tourism Board (JTB), the Jordanian government has been looking at ways to boost the country's appeal to international travellers. With a host of new…

🌍 Episode #1 – Building Tourism Destination Recovery

Welcome to the ITB News podcast . In this first episode is all about building tourism destinations recovery and we’ve got a great interview coming up with 🇯🇴 Nayef Al Fayez, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities for the Kingdom of Jordan but first let's look back at the recent ITB Berlin convention 🌍

UK’S FIRST LGBTQ+ MUSEUM OPENS IN LONDON

Queer Britain, the UK’s first LGBTQ+ museum, has opened in London. Queer Britain is located on the ground floor of 2 Granary Square, near St Pancras Station, a building owned by the British national arts charity, Art Fund. The museum shows the history of the LGBTQ+ movement in the UK in four-gallery spaces as well…

SWEDEN ON MISSION TO ENCOURAGE TOURISTS TO EXPLORE LANDMARKS BEHIND IKEA’S ICONIC PRODUCT NAMES

Bolmen, Järvfjället, Skärhamn, Kallax and Toftan: for years, these names have been associated with IKEA products but, what most people don't realise is that the furniture giant often names its products after places in Sweden. Visit Sweden is now using this to create a marketing campaign to help tourists discover the landmarks behind the product…

ADP GROUP REDEFINES AIRPORT WAITING AREAS THROUGH ITS NEW HOSPITALITY BRAND EXTIME

Through its new hospitality brand, Extime, ADP Group recently revamped the boarding and waiting area of Terminal 2G at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport. Terminal 2G is one of many at at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, however, with a relatively small volume of passengers (2.8 million in 2019) via Schengen and domestic flights, it was…

JAPAN GEARS UP TO WELCOME FOREIGN TRAVELLERS AGAIN FROM JUNE 1ST

After more than two years of being sealed off to the world because of the coronavirus pandemic, Japan is getting ready to welcome international tourists again. The Japanese government is bowing to pressure from its economic circles by considering reopening the country to non-essential foreign travellers from June 1st, 2022. It has been reported that new rules…

CARIBBEAN ISLANDS RECEIVE ‘LANDMARK’ €3M GRANT TO BOOST CULTURAL SECTOR

The Caribbean Culture Sector has received significant funding from the European Union with support from the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States, to help strengthen the sector following the devastating Covid-19 pandemic. The €3 million grant, which is provided under the ACP-EU 11th EDF Culture Programme, will help those working in the Caribbean Culture Sector…

CYPRUS INTENSIFIES PLAN TO BOOST IMAGE AS TOP GASTRONOMY DESTINATION

After upgrading the country's dedicated website for gastronomy, 'Delightful Cyprus', and introducing the label 'taste Cyprus-the delightful journey', the Ministry of Tourism in Cyprus has announced it will help small producers and restaurant owners to upgrade their traditional catering services to further strengthen the quality of the island's food produce. Cyprus is looking to boost…

SEOUL OUTLINES BOLD NEW PLANS TO HELP REVITALISE MICE INDUSTRY

The Seoul Tourism Organisation has outlined a range of initiatives designed to help regenerate its MICE industry. The organisation recently held a meeting with major destination management companies involved in the Seoul MICE Alliance. There was also an online MICE support briefing session that followed the meeting. The Seoul Tourism Organisation has hired professional conference…

LARIO HOTELS EXPANDS OUTSIDE LAKE COMO WITH NEW LUXURY RESORT IN VERONA

Italian hospitality group, Lario Hotels, is expanding outside of its home base of Lake Como with the launch of a new, luxury hotel in Verona. Vista Palazzo Verona is located within the medieval Centro Storico area of the city offering 13 suites and three rooms with decadent tubs in every bathroom. The boutique hotel is…

SINGAPORE LINES UP BIG EVENTS AS SPORTS TOURISM GATHERS MOMENTUM

Singapore is continuing a return to live spectators and sports festivities in 2022, with a host of big events planned to boost the city’s sports tourism. After a couple years of disruption due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Singapore is opening back up, especially with regards to sports tourism. In April 2022, the city hosted the…

NEW YORK LAUNCHES ‘NYC LIKE A NEW YORKER’ MARKETING CAMPAIGN 2022 TO HELP BOOST TOURISM

New York City's 2022 marketing campaigns – 'NYC like a New Yorker' and 'Get local NYC' – emphasise a city built from hundreds of diverse communities across all five boroughs. An inclusive, multicultural experience designed to entice travellers to venture outside traditional tourism circuits. In March, New York launched its latest marketing campaign to present…

WHAT ARE THE TECHNOLOGY TRENDS SHAPING THE FUTURE OF THE GLOBAL TRAVEL INDUSTRY?

Understanding the exciting new technology trends, from robots to space travel, influencing the global travel industry. With the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic impacting the travel sector for the last two years, the demand to anticipate and prepare for new market trends has never been more prevalent. Much research has been conducted in identifying the…

KERZNER INTERNATIONAL EXPANDS INTO DUBAI DESERT WITH LAUNCH OF RARE FINDS LUXURY BRAND

Kerzner International is expanding into the Dubai desert with the launch of its Rare Finds brand, a collection of unique luxury resorts. The company will take over management of the Bab Al Shams resort in Dubai which is owned by Meydan. The luxury desert resort will now close for an "extensive reimagination" and is scheduled…
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