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20@EXPO 2020 – MAKING EXPO DUBAI 2020 TWENTY TIMES MORE EXCITING

Expo 2020 Dubai is just around the corner… opening its gates on the 1st October 2021. And in order to allow visitors make the most of their stay, the event's organizers have produced a series of “20@Expo2020” tips and ideas for attending the show, as well as getting around Dubai. World Expos are the world’s…

WTTC ENCOURAGES 72-HOUR QUARANTINE-FREE BUSINESS TRIPS

International business travel could restart if agreement is secured to safeguard journeys of up to 72-hours free from quarantines, says the World Travel & Tourism Council. The joint recommendation for the short stay exemption comes from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (EASA/ECDC) and is welcomed…

ITB BERLIN @ IPK: HIGH TRAVEL SATISFACTION IN SUMMER DESPITE COVID-19

For the second time this year and with the participation of ITB Berlin, IPK International conducted a special survey on international travel behaviour in times of Coronavirus. The evaluation of the German market revealed the following interesting results: In the summer months Germans travelled abroad more than the average. Thereby the experiences gained were significantly…

ITB CHINA INDUSTRY MEETUP EVENTS ATTRACT OVER 1,000 BUYERS

ITB China's Industry MeetUp Events 2020 concluded last week, attracting more than 1,070 buyers from leading local travel agencies around the nation. Agents from Shenzhen, Changsha, Beijing, Shenyang, Chengdu and Shanghai, as well as industry professionals attended the events. ITB CHINA INDUSTRY MEETUP EVENTS “Onsite meetings and face-to-face conversations will always be the most important…

SINGAPOREIMAGINE: ISLAND STATE LOOKS TOWARDS FUTURE OF TRAVEL

The Singapore Tourism Board has announced a new initiative to reimagine travel for Singapore and the rest of the world, by sparking conversations, stories and ideas to collectively shape the future of our sector. Called "SingapoReimagine", this platform will kick off with “Reimagine Travel - Global Conversations”, a series of forums around the world to catalyse discussions…

70% OF DESTINATIONS LIFT TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS, BUT GLOBAL GAP EMERGING

The number of destinations closed to international tourism has continued to fall. According to the eighth edition of the UNWTO Travel Restrictions Report, 70% of all global destinations have eased restrictions on travel introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In comparison, just one in four destinations continue to keep their borders completely closed to international…

LUXURY HOTEL MARKET STILL ON THE RISE

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Luxury Hotels estimated at US$174.9bn in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$209.3bn by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 2.6% from 2020-2027. The forecast was made in a new report by ResearchandMarkets.com entitled “Luxury Hotels – global market trajectory and analytics”.Business Hotels, one of…

NICE AIRPORT INTRODUCES FREE ANTIGEN TESTING

Nice Côte d’Azur Airport has opened a comprehensive technical platform, supervised by health authorities, for organising free antigen tests. Beginning Friday 30 October at 5am, these tests are being offered on a voluntary basis to passengers travelling to French overseas territories via Paris Orly or Paris Charles de Gaulle, or to Rome. They are also…

ADVANCING AN INTERNATIONAL CODE FOR PROTECTION OF TOURISTS

The Committee for the Development of an International Code for the Protection of Tourists has met for a second time, bringing the establishment of the landmark legal framework a step closer to being realised. The UNWTO hosted the consultative virtual meeting which counted on the participation of 92 Member States, as well as one Associate…

ACCOR TAKES FULL OWNERSHIP OF SBE’S LIFESTYLE HOTEL BRANDS

After a 2018 acquisition of a 50% stake in sbe, Accor has taken full ownership of sbe's hotel brands and management platform from original founder Sam Nazarian. Under the terms of the new agreements, Accor is taking full ownership of sbe’s Hotel asset light business including the Delano, Mondrian, SLS, and Hyde hotel brands along with…

SPOTLIGHT ON REBUILDING TRUST IN INTERNATIONAL TOURISM & TRAVEL

An ITB Virtual Convention on November 19 brought together four industry thought-leaders to discuss solutions for a key issue plaguing the travel and tourism industries: trust. Uncertainty and fear has been sending travel demand into a downward spiral. Travellers in all parts of the world are unsettled by COVID-19. The virtual convention, moderated by Lea…

SOUTH AFRICA REOPENS BORDERS

The South African government has announced that its borders reopened to travellers from all countries (including the US) on November 12. All arrivals into South Africa must present proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken no longer than 72 hours before departure. Without proof of a negative test, travellers will have to quarantine at their…

ACCOR / ENNISMORE DEAL CREATES NEW LIFESTYLE ENTITY

Accor & Ennismore have announced they are entering into exclusive negotiations to form the world’s leading lifestyle operator in the hospitality sector, focusing on one of the fastest growing segments of the industry.  Sharan Pasricha Through this all-share merger, a new autonomous and fully asset light entity will bring together an unrivalled portfolio of world class…
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