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,…

HURTIGRUTEN DIVES INTO INTO ADVENTURE TRAVEL MARKET WITH 24.9% SHARE IN ECUADOR-BASED METROPOLITAN TOURING

The Hurtigruten Group has acquired a 24.9% share in Metropolitan Touring, one of South America’s leading firms and pioneers in the Galápagos Islands. The move signals a push towards adventure travel while expanding its partnership with the Ecuador-based company, with headquarters in Quito. Hurtigruten, known for its Norwegian coastal cruises, introduced its first Galapagos packages…

FIRST AIRBUS A380 POWERED BY 100% SUSTAINABLE AVIATION FUEL TAKES TO THE SKIES

Airbus has performed its first A380 flight powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) produced mostly from used cooking oil. An historical event at a time where rising petrol prices are a cause for concern. Airbus’ A380 test aircraft MSN 1 took off on March 25, 2002 from Blagnac Airport, Toulouse, France, at 08h43. The…

QATAR REVEALS PLANS FOR THE LAUNCH OF 4 NEW MUSEUMS

In just a decade, the number of museums in Qatar has risen from one to four and, the craze doesn't seem to be abating as four more institutions – which will turn the country into an outstanding destination for art and architecture lovers – are planned to open. Qatar is ready to host the FIFA…

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…
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