4# Recovery & Market Outlook for Tourism in Europe and the Czech Republic

What are the challenges of tourism development in Europe? How is the tourism industry recovering from the various events? This month we welcome Jan Herget, CEO of CzechTourism, who tells us about the latest trends in European tourism and his expectations for the future. Time-stamped show notes 00:00 ➑️ 05:30: industry news 05:30 ➑️19:32: exclusive…

‘BLEISURE’ TRAVEL TREND INSPIRES TOKYO HOTEL TO BRING HOSPITALITY TO LIFE

The 'bleisure' trend is one of the most talked about changes in the travel industry with more people merging business and leisure than ever before. Tokyo's Toggle Hotel is embracing the latest 'bleisure' trend mixing business and pleasure as 'workations' take off in a post-pandemic world. The Japanese hotel brings the concept of blended hospitality…

MADRID: HIGHEST AVERAGE DAILY SPEND AMONG TOURISTS ACROSS SPAIN

Madrid has the highest daily spend per high-end traveller of all Spanish cities, according to a recent study. The daily average expenditure comes at €272 and is fuelled by a large number of tourists from the USA, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil. Luxury – or high-end tourism – is one of the segments with the greatest…

TRAVELLERS INVITED TO REDISCOVER LJUBLJANA THROUGH NEW CULINARY TOURS

Visit Ljubljana, the city's official tourism website, is looking to reposition the Slovenian city as a gourmet destination by launching new culinary tours. The tourism department is inviting travellers to discover eating outlets through its "Taste of Ljubljana" brand which it says is a great way to discover the diversity of the Slovenian cuisine and…

NEW NIGHT TRAIN ROUTE LINKING HAMBURG AND STOCKHOLM TO PREMIERE ON SEPTEMBER 1ST

A new night train connection, linking Hamburg to Stockholm via Copenhagen, is set to launch on September 1st, 2022. It will be a joint venture between the State Swedish Rail SJ and two private rail companies. A new night train route – between Hamburg and Stockholm – will celebrate its premiere this September. The SJ…

NETCETERA ACQUIRES ROUTERANK TO PROMOTE AN ECO-FRIENDLY MULTI-MODAL MOBILITY APP

Netcetera, a Swiss software company, has acquired routeRANK, the Lausanne-based door-to-door route planning specialist. With this strategic merger, the two companies aim to enable multi-modal mobility worldwide. The newly acquired expert know-how and technological expertise will enable Netcetera to offer comprehensive services along the digital passenger journey: efficient and ecological route planning, passenger information, and…

QUEBEC CITY TO FOCUS ON ECO-RESPONSIBLE, AUTHENTIC AND INSPIRING TOURISM EXPERIENCES

Quebec's tourist board – Destination Quebec City – is planning to turn the city into a model sustainable urban destination. In the years to come, the tourism office will focus more on circuits and products that will influence travellers to adopt responsible behaviour through their values. "The organisation's mission is evolving; we must promote and…

TRANSAVIA ADDS NEW DESTINATIONS IN A BID FOR STRONG SUMMER SEASON

Transavia, the low-cost leisure subsidiary of Air France-KLM, is looking at a bright summer with many new destinations introduced for this year. In an exclusive interview, we talk to the company's COO, Nicolas Henin. Established 15 years ago, Transavia is the largest low-cost carrier operating out of Paris Orly airport. It has carried over 51…

KAZAKHSTAN TO CREATE 5 NEW TOURIST TRAILS

Kazakhstan is looking to further boost its appeal to adventure travellers by developing five new tourist trails unveiling spectacular landscapes and historical structures. The new routes will be part of a new campaign called "NeoNomad 2022" which is due to be launched in September. Kazakhstan's Minister of Culture and Sports, Dauren Abayev, announced the plans…

DEUTSCHE BAHN SET TO BECOME FIRST RAIL COMPANY TO JOIN STAR ALLIANCE

Deutsche Bahn will become an official member of the world's largest global airline alliance, Star Alliance, on August 1, 2022. It is the first airline alliance in the world to accept a rail company into its group, opening potential further opportunities with other means of transportation or within other alliances. As of August 1, Deutsche…

MOZAMBIQUE’S ZINAVE NATIONAL PARK WELCOMES FIRST WHITE RHINOS IN 40 YEARS

Mozambique's Zinave National Park has welcomed its first white rhinos in 40 years. The 19 animals have been successfully translocated from South Africa to the Zinave National Park. This landmark initiative is the result of a partnership between Mozambique’s National Administration for Conservation Areas (ANAC), Peace Parks Foundation and Exxaro Resources, in collaboration with the…

FIVE TOP ECO-FRIENDLY HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES TRENDING IN 2022

With the great return of travel in 2022, people are looking to holiday in different ways with many more now wanting to ensure an eco-friendly stay. Eco-friendly travel is more popular than ever and is expected to grow its dominance on the global tourism stage. The ecotourism market was valued at $181.1 billion in 2019…

CROATIA TO ADOPT EURO AND LIKELY TO ENTER THE SCHENGEN AREA IN 2023

Next year is set to be an important year for Croatia. Not only will the country abandon its own currency, the kuna, in favour of the Euro on January 1st but it is also likely to become the 27th country to be integrated into the Schengen area of the European Union. Croatia is getting very…
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