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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…

NANOU: CONNECTING TRAVELLERS WITH LOCAL PEOPLE AND WONDROUS DESTINATIONS

Based in the UAE, Nanou Destinations & Hotel Marketing is dedicated to promoting unique destinations as well as independent boutique hotels focused on the vibrant Middle Eastern Market and providing their clientele with a truly personalised approach to tourism. Over the course of last year, eager travellers have been closely monitoring country borders, air corridors…

ISRAEL: CAUTIOUS REOPENING – TO TOURIST GROUPS

Israel has reopened to small foreign tour groups under a new programme set to rekindle tourism. Since September 19, groups of between five and 30 people have been able to enter the country under very strict conditions, while individual tourists are still not able to enter the country. Those wishing to visit Israel, but in…

AUSTRIA HIGHLIGHTS SAFETY MEASURES FOR THE WINTER SEASON

Austria's government and its tourism industry are working hard to ensure that 2021/22 winter holidays are both safe and enjoyable for visitors. To continue controlling the Covid pandemic, a series of rules will provide a transparent and clear information for winter travellers. While the situation continues to normalise as herd immunity is likely to be…

EVORA FORUM: A WORLD FOR TRAVEL CALLS FOR URGENT ACTION ON SUSTAINABILITY

Over two dozen ministers and government officials, 140 speakers, professors and industry leaders, joined together in September at the Évora Forum – A World for Travel and announced five urgent acts towards moving the travel industry towards unified sustainability. By issuing these acts, the organisers say they intend to accelerate the transformation of the travel…

KAZAKHSTAN RESTORES AIR CONNECTIONS WITH MORE COUNTRIES

Kazakhstan continues to reopen its borders to foreign travellers. The country has now restored connections with another six countries while Air Astana resumed flights to London and Qatar Airways will start flying to Almaty. Since summer, Kazakhstan is again building up its connectivity with the rest of the world. The Central Asian Republic gave in…

DUSIT INTERNATIONAL EXPANDS DUSIT-D2 BRAND WITH 3 NEW PROPERTIES

Oman, China's Yunnan province and Hua Hin in Thailand are the locations for the three latest properties under the brand dusitD2 opened by Thailand-based Dusit Thani International. 2021 has been a good year for expansion for Dusit International Group. The group, which for many years had a strong presence mostly in Thailand, has, over the…

Pennsylvania spotlights rich food culture on four new culinary trails

Pennsylvania is celebrating rich food history and heritage with the launch of four new culinary trails: Picked: An Apple Trail; Baked: A Bread Trail; Chopped: A Charcuterie Trail; and Pickled: A Fermented Trail. by Veronika Verzhak The new trails were announced by First Lady Frances Wolf and Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Marketing, Tourism & Film Carrie Fischer…

ECOTOURISM AT HEART OF NEW TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN AGUADA, MEXICO

Development works have begun in Playa Mundo Maya, with its 14 kilometres of white beaches and turquoise waters, located between Sabancuy and Isla Aguada towns. International investors are pumping 200 million dollars into the eco-hotel zone project. The beauty of the beaches of Isla Aguada attracted the attention of international real estate investors who are…

VIRTUOSO WHITE PAPER UNDERLINES GROWING IMPORTANCE OF SUSTAINABILITY IN TRAVEL

In their recently published white paper, “Conscious Comeback: Influencing a Sustainable and Regenerative Future for the Travel & Tourism Industry”, the luxury travel network Virtuoso outlines growing consumer demand for more responsible travel. The travel industry is at an inflection point as it recovers from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The confluence of a…

NEW VENUES FOR COLOGNE MUSEUM SCENE

Cologne is considered one of the top cities in Germany for culture. The city is well know for its cathedral and other treasures, but also for the presence of Museum Ludwig and its outstanding modern masters and pop art collection. Soon, the city will have a dedicated Jewish Museum and brand new City History Museum...…

BAHRAIN INVADED BY… DUCKS

A new Amphibious Duck Tour in Bahrain provides a fun way to discover the destination. Ducks are now plying Bahrain waters and streets. Nothing to do with the animal, but a new attraction for visitors of the small Gulf kingdom. The first Amphibious Duck Tours in Bahrain give an opportunity for locals as well as…

BOEING PREDICTS STEADY GROWTH FOR COMMERCIAL AVIATION IN EUROPE

Boeing has published its forecasts for the next 20 years, predicting 3.1% growth for Europe’s passenger traffic. According to Boeing, the airline industry is already on the path to recovery. The aircraft manufacturer forecasts that over the next 20 years, European carriers will need 8,705 new airplanes valued at €1.25 trillion to sustain growth, especially…
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