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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…

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…

Sands donates millions of masks for covid-19 crisis

Two million surgical masks have been airlifted by Las Vegas Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson’s private 767 jet from China to New York and Las Vegas as a donation to help fight the Corona virus on the front lines. After flying to Guangzhou, China, 500 boxes containing one million masks were offloaded in Albany, New York…

Asia – a tourism powerhouse in 2019

UNWTO data show very strong performance with South and Southeast Asia topping the list UNWTO data show very strong performance with South and Southeast Asia topping the list With the coronavirus and ensuing economic difficulties muddying the waters when it comes to any projections, it is more useful to look at overall trends to date,…

Australasia and environs…

Australia highlights key assets as Oceania sees slow tourism growth in 2019 According to UNWTO figures released in January, growth in Oceania (+3%) was rather slow, with modest performance by larger destinations Australia and New Zealand, partly due to the softening of Chinese visitors. The slowdown in Chinese tourism to Australia occurred despite a weaker…
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