Georgia to host 2023 Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championship

It was officially announced that Georgia will be hosting the 2023 Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championship in Bakuriani

🌍 Episode #6 Cultural Tourism

In this episode we look the drivers behind the rise in cultural tourism. We discuss ways in which tourist boards are approaching this demand and what changes are being made in the cultural tourism sector. Time-stamped show notes 00:00 ➡️ 01:00: introduction 01:00 ➡️ 06:10: industry news 06:10 ➡️21:56 : exclusive interview of Gloria Guevara,…

EUROPEAN TRAVEL COMMISSION RESEARCH EXPLORES CONSUMER TRAVEL ATTITUDES AND EXPECTATIONS TO DRIVE RECOVERY

The European Travel Commission (ETC) has released its latest consumers' market study. Titled: “Exploring Consumer Travel Attitudes and Expectations to Drive Tourism Recovery”, the report shows the popularity of Europe to travellers. Travel restrictions are easing globally and the European tourism sector is already bouncing back from the Covid-19 pandemic, as countries are finally seeing…

CROATIA LAUNCHES NEW CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE TOURISM HOTSPOTS TO 14 EUROPEAN MARKETS

The Croatian National Tourist Board (CNTB) has launched its brand new tourism campaign under the tagline: "Your Life, Your Time, Your Experience", which aims to encourage foreign travellers to visit Croatia during the upcoming summer months. The campaign, which will be active until the end of July, is being implemented in 14 European countries: Germany,…

ATPI EXPANDS OPERATIONS IN AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST

ATPI, the global travel and events management company, has announced it is expanding its presence in Africa and Europe with the appointment of four new network partners. Gabon, Rwanda, Liberia and Israel have been added to the company's global network taking the total number of countries it serves to 76. The Libreville, Gabon-based Omed Voyages…

GHM CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY WITH A NEW HOTEL AND LUXURY SPA PACKAGES

Hotel brand GHM is celebrating its 30th birthday in style in June 2022 as it commemorates three decades of inimitable and authentic luxury hospitality by offering a collection of wellness retreats for guests staying at selected hotels. A collection of luxurious wellness retreats will be offered to guests staying at The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah,…

NEW HOCH-TIROL-TRAIL, LINKING THE SOUTH TIROL MOUNTAINS IN ITALY TO THE EAST TIROL RANGE IN AUSTRIA, OPENS TO TRAVELLERS

The Hoch-Tirol-Trail, which opened earlier this month, is an exciting new hiking adventure linking the Austrian and Italian mountains over the province of Tirol. The Hoch-Tirol-Trail leads from South Tirol in Italy to East Tirol in Austria is Europe's newest cross-border long-distance hiking trail. The Hoch-Tirol-Trail connects the village of Prettau in South Tirol at…

VIENNA MARKS PRIDE WITH A VIDEO CELEBRATING ITS FAMOUS DRAG QUEENS

To mark pride month, the Vienna Tourist Board has released Queens of Vienna, Queens of Vienna, a video that shows Viennese drag queens in private and live on stage.  To coincide with Pride Month this month and fully in step with its theme for the year of 'Celebrate the Extraordinary', the Vienna Tourist Board recently…

HOW CYPRUS IS BOOSTING ITS SPORTS TOURISM EXPERIENCES

Cyprus officials have turned their attention to sports tourism, which could be a crucial market for the island country. Cyprus officials spoke out about their interest in boosting sports tourism during the “Development, Sustainability and Innovation of Sports Tourism Services in Cyprus” conference, which took place in May 2022. It was attended by key figures…

ITB BERLIN AND STATISTA CONSIDER HOW ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS IS INFLUENCING TRAVEL BEHAVIOUR

The travel industry contributes to around ten per cent of global GNP, however it is also responsible for about five per cent of CO2 emissions worldwide with the majority of greenhouse gas emissions caused by transport. Climate change is creating eco-awareness but not dampening people’s desire to travel leading to policymakers being called upon to…

SABAH’S NEW SICC AT HEART OF NEW STRATEGY TO ENERGISE ITS MICE SECTOR

Opened in 2020, the Sabah International Convention Centre (SICC) is the largest convention facility in Borneo and is now at the heart of a new marketing strategy to energise Eastern Malaysia's MICE industry, according to Isabelle Chai, director of sales, events and marketing SICC. "The pandemic forced us to adopt a low profile for two…

JETBLUE BECOMES FIRST AIRLINE TO OFFER A NONSTOP SERVICE FROM NEW YORK TO VANCOUVER

JetBlue has officially launched a new flight route to Canada becoming the only airline to offer a nonstop service from New York to Vancouver. The new award winning service offers low fare daily flights between JFK International and Vancouver International airports, exclusively via JetBlue.com, with the first arriving on Thursday evening. Vancouver is one of…

Sofitel Paris Baltimore Tour Eiffel unveils new menus for le Bar 88B

Ideally located between Champs-Elysées, the Trocadéro area, the Arch of Triumph and the Eiffel Tower, the Sofitel Paris Baltimore is not only an elegant retreat in Paris but also a gourmet destination with its new menus to taste at Le Bar 88B. Delicacies to share (or not); trendy dishes; sweet notes; signature cocktails or mocktails…

CZECHTOURISM REVEALS ITS LATEST STRATEGY TO BOOST TOURISM IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

In an exclusive interview, CzechTourism's Marketa Chaloupkova talks with ITB News about its latest strategy to strengthen tourism post-Covid and make the Czech Republic a more attractive destination than ever. With European tourism almost back to normal, the Czech Republic is looking forward to a strong 2022 for the sector after two difficult years. In…
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