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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…

TRIP.COM GROUP CONFIRMED AS OFFICIAL TRAVEL SERVICE PARTNER FOR ITB CHINA 2021

ITB China has announced that Trip.com Group will be the Official Travel Service Partner for this year’s show, which is being held from November 24-26 in Shanghai, with a virtual extension from November 8 to December 31. Trip.com Group is one of the leading online travel service providers with global travel brands under its umbrella…

THE LANDS “DOWN UNDER” PREPARE PATH FOR REOPENING IN 2022

Australia and New Zealand have finally set paths towards (very gingerly) reopening their borders to the world, looking towards 2022, when the two nations should finally achieve high levels of Covid vaccinations. After nearly 18 months of isolation, it appears New Zealand is planning to allow Covid-19 vaccinated travellers from low-risk countries to enter “quarantine-free”…

SKY-HIGH AMBITIONS FOR S7 AIRLINES

In the first half of 2021, Russian carrier S7 Airlines reached its pre-pandemic passengers performance, confirming the carrier's full recovery. S7 Airlines continues to concentrate on the improvement of passenger service and even revealed ambitions for expansion, with the launch of a low cost airline. According to the results of the first six months of…

MKOMAZI NATIONAL PARK IN TANZANIA DEDICATED TO RHINOCEROS TOURISM

Tanzania’s Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Dr Damas Ndumbaro, has upgraded Mkomazi National Park in Tanzania to the status of a bio-reserve dedicated to the observation of rhinos. The rhino park will help in boosting tourism revenues for the country. Mkomazi is one of two dozen national parks in Tanzania. Located in the Northern…

NORTH WALES LEVERAGES UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE AS A KEY TOURISM ASSET

North Wales Tourism says the awarding of UNESCO World Heritage Status to the slate landscape of the region will provide a big economic boost for many years to come. Jim Jones, the Chief Executive of North Wales Tourism, says he is thrilled that news of the global recognition has been confirmed. North Wales now has…

NEW LUXURY BRANDS ADD TO CHICAGO’S DYNAMIC HOTEL MARKET

Chicago continues to see major hotels being added. In particular, luxury and first class international brands continue to open in the metropolis. 2021 will translate into eight brand-new properties. At the end of last year, the tourism authorities of Chicago - the United States' third largest metropolis, had a large smile. The prestigious Condé Nast…

NORTHERN EUROPE’S AMBITIOUS RAIL BALTICA PROJECT STEAMS AHEAD

Rail Baltica is a major infrastructure project in Northern Europe with the ambition to link, by high speed train, the 3 Baltic capitals of Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius to Warsaw. Construction is under way, with an opening planned for 2026. By that time, travellers commuting between Baltic capitals and Warsaw will board high speed trains…

INVESTMENT TO PLAY CRUCIAL ROLE IN SUCCESS OF POST-COVID TOURISM IN JAMAICA

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, is encouraging the financial sector to explore investment opportunities in the tourism industry to spur growth, which has been severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Minister Bartlett stated that the multi-dimensional nature of Jamaica’s tourism sector offers countless opportunities for investment, in areas such as accommodation, human capital development, attractions,…

GRAND OPENING OF NEW SILK ROAD SAMARKAND COMPLEX TO TAKE PLACE IN 2022

Silk Road Samarkand, a multifunctional tourist complex designed to become a modern attraction not only for the Uzbekistan city, but also Central Asia, will open to visitors in the first half of 2022. The Silk Road Samarkand complex will combine cultural, gastro, medical and business tourism facilities. The new complex will house world-class hotels, specialised…

“THIS IS BASEL” BRAND SET TO GIVE NEW BOOST TO MICE ACTIVITIES IN 2021

"This is Basel" is the new brand promoting Switzerland's largest city on the Rhine. Although targeting in priority millennial travellers, the brand will also be used to reposition the city's MICE image. Indeed, times are changing for Basel. For 20 years, the city's tourism image has been built around the brand "Basel. Culture unlimited". It…

FAILTE IRELAND INVESTS €73M IN CULTURAL ASSETS

Failte Ireland, the Irish tourism authority, is investing its largest budget to date to create new cultural experiences for visitors. Failte Ireland together with public and private partners are investing €73 million to deliver four large-scale, diverse and engaging projects which, when complete, will bring Ireland’s vibrant culture, heritage and people in exciting new ways. Ireland's…

HUTTOPIA ON THE EXPANSION TRAIL

Huttopia, operator of nature campsites since 1999, with 70 sites in Europe, North America and China, is strengthening its portfolio with the acquisition of OnlyCamp. The company is strengthening its offering in France and its position as leader in the nature camping segment. By taking over the OnlyCamp network, previously owned by Récréa, Huttopia is…
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