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EXPO 2020: GETTING THERE COULDN’T BE SIMPLER

With Expo 2020 Dubai just around the corner, organisers have compiled a comprehensive “how to” guide for those planning to attend. The Expo site is located in Dubai South, close to Al Maktoum International Airport and can be easily reached from Dubai and Abu Dhabi’s international airports and cruise terminals. Expo 2020 benefits from excellent…

MEDICAL TOURISM MARKET HAS A HEALTHY FUTURE

 report published this month by Fortune Business Insights says the global medical tourism market size is anticipated to gain impetus from the advancement of medical treatment at minimal cost and better medical experience. Also known as surgical tourism or health tourism, medical travel receives strong support from governments so as to promote the exceptional healthcare…

ACCOR TO LAUNCH MAJOR POST COVID-19 CAMPAIGN

As Accor hotels reopen one by one for business as lockdowns ease around the globe, the company is to introduce a new global campaign: “Reignite the Love of Travel”. The campaign is launching with a short film designed to reassure and to create desire while uplifting its audience. Steven Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer, Accor said: “During…

PARTNERSHIP TO STUDY EFFECTS OF PANDEMIC ON INDUSTRY

Swiss Education Group and Mandarin Oriental Hotels are partnering on a research initiative to study the effects of the ongoing pandemic on the hospitality industry. This project, which also includes leading Swiss industry partners, will identify best practices in crisis management, operations and recovery strategies through interviews, visits and surveys. The findings will be incorporated into the Group’s member…

FINDING COVID-19 TRAVEL INFO JUST GOT EASIER

Top travel industry leaders have launched the “European COVID Travel Alliance” – a database providing a free consolidated data source of restrictions for travellers. The COVID-19 pandemic prompted wide-sweeping shutdowns across the world. Now, as parts of the world start to relax measures on travel and businesses, the travel industry is left looking across multiple…

CNN JOINS UNWTO ON #TRAVELTOMORROW CAMPAIGN

The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has joined forces with CNN International for a major new initiative designed to inspire people to get ready to travel again. The #TravelTomorrow campaign combines the key message of the United Nations specialised agency with the creativity of the broadcaster and looks to a brighter future for global tourism and…

GATES REOPENING… CAUTIOUSLY

Restrictions on travel starting to ease but caution remains, UNWTO reports The world is slowly opening up again, new research from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) indicates, with destinations cautiously easing travel restrictions introduced in response to COVID-19. As the United Nations specialized agency releases its Global Guidelines for Reopening Tourism, signalling a transition into…

BAHAMAS ANNOUNCE REOPENING PLANS

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation Director-General, Joy Jibrilu has announced a collaborative plan for re-opening the country’s borders and tourism sector, as well as the resumption of international commercial travel starting July 1.  A press conference provided details of the “Tourism Readiness and Recovery Plan” to be used as an approved, comprehensive guide of health and…

POST PANDEMIC CARIBBEAN HOLIDAYS

St Kitts and Nevis explains when it will welcome tourists again, and just what is changing. Commercial flights to the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis remain on hold, the government announced this week. Borders remain open only for essential purposes such as repatriation, departures, and medical emergencies. While some lockdown measures have been relaxed, the government…

GOLFING PUERTO RICO – YES YOU CAN AGAIN!

Many of Puerto Rico’s 18 golf courses have reopened, as recently announced by Gov. Wanda Vázquez. Caution, patience, and discipline have been staples of the Island’s proactive edicts designed to protect Puerto Rico residents and visitors. That will continue when many businesses gradually reopen across the Island. A 7 pm to 5 am curfew will remain in place until June 15, and…

A NEW WAY TO VISIT BEVERLY HILLS

For the first time, the hospitality experts behind Beverly Hills’ legendary hotels have come together to bring the world-renowned Beverly Hills experience into the homes of viewers everywhere. The seven-part Beverly Hills Home Hotelier series, created exclusively by Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau (BHCVB), includes timely subjects such as: culinary exploration, wellness and self-care, interior design, and smoothie and cocktail…

TRAVEL IN THE “NEW NORMAL”

The World Travel and Tourism Council has laid-out guidelines for safe and seamless travel in the "new normal". The new guidelines Safe & Seamless Travel include testing and tracing, following medical evidence, to ensure people can enjoy Safe Travels in the "new normal". The guidelines will ensure that the travel sector is provided with an…

Post Crisis Roadmap

Calling on innovators and entrepreneurs to accelerate tourism recovery… In the face of an unprecedented challenge, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), calls on innovators and entrepreneurs to put forward new solutions to help the tourism sector recover from COVID-19.  With millions of jobs at risk as…
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