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Mallorca selected for international honours

Mallorca is at ITB Berlin NOW presenting its strategy and measures that establish the island as a reliable, safe and sustainable travel destination. The Spanish island is represented by the Fundación Mallorca Turismo and 15 municipalities at the Balearic Islands stand. Recently, Mallorca became the first European travel destination to be awarded the UNWTO.QUEST certificate.…

Timeless experiences in North Macedonia

Dreaming of a safe place close to nature for a holiday? North Macedonia offers everything travellers need to restore their faith in a better world and to be at peace. Endless green landscapes, the blue waters of Ohrid Lake, Prespa Lake and Dojran Lake, and beautiful mountains: North Macedonia is indeed timeless. The Republic of…

Galicia 2021-22: Celebrating the Way of St James

This year, reaching the end of the Way of Saint James in Galicia has a double reward. In addition to the satisfaction of completing the first European Cultural Itinerary and sharing this unique experience with people from all over the world, travellers also have the chance to take part in the Xacobeo 2021-22. The programme…

2021, the year for a slow adventure in Serbia

"We feel that tourists will generally look this year for nature-linked destinations. As Serbia's offers infinite possibilities linked to nature, we adopted slow adventure as a theme for 2021," explains Marija Labovic, CEO of the National Tourism Organisation of Serbia (NTOS). Serbia indeed offers plenty of space. With an average of 80 people per sq…

IATA – a glimmer of hope with the roll-out of vaccines 

Alexandre de Juniac, the Director General and CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has no doubt that air traffic will pick up again before the end of the year. The question of when and how quickly it will resume remains a matter of some concern. The light at the end of the tunnel…

Transports Fact & Figures

Transport: Welcome to 1995! European airports last year welcomed 728 million passengers, losing, in just one year, 1.72 billion passengers, which represents a decrease of 70.4%. According to the Airports Council International Europe, the figure took European airports back into the year 1995. A sad end for Berlin Tegel airport which shut its doors on October…

The future of the Asian and global aviation market

Exclusive Interview: Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airlines  In his ITB CEO Interview, entitled "The Future of the Asian and Global Aviation Market", Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airlines, will discuss, among other topics, how global players like Emirates are ramping up their flight offerings again, and how Covid-19 changing industry structures. We asked him…

The aviation market: what future?

Exclusive Interview: Ed Bastian – CEO – Delta Airlines With the airline industry taking a major hit from the Covid crisis, today sees an ITB CEO Interview with Ed Bastian as part of the virtual convention. To get a foretaste of what we’ll see in his talk, we asked him how he sees the market…

No more money lost on no-shows and chargebacks, thanks to streamlined payment system

Featured article International payment provider ECOMMPAY has developed a simple payment solution for Accor Hotels, which aims to save the hotel chain money when no-shows, chargebacks and different preferences in guests’ payment methods impact. The hotel chain faced three serious problems at its hotels in Riga, the capital of Latvia, when heavy metal band Rammstein was about…

Seeing the Big Picture – with Multi-Property Hotel Revenue Intelligence

Featured article By Luke Davis, Sr. Product Manager, IDeaS Time or money? Which does it take to clearly understand your estate's performance? Unfortunately, there's no easy answer. Getting an accurate view of where you are for a single property is hard enough. As estates grow, the problem compounds and requires a greater investment. In answering…

Cendyn & NextGuest combine forces to create a new giant in hospitality CRM & digital marketing

Cendyn, a provider of cloud software and digital marketing services for the hospitality industry has joined forces with NextGuest, a New York and Munich-based CRM and digital marketing leader.  Their combined expertise under the Cendyn brand make the new entity the "largest scalable CRM and digital marketing provider in their field". The new Cendyn can…

TRAVEL STORYTELLING RISES TO NEW HEIGHTS: LIVE FROM EARTH MEDIA SET FOR LAUNCH

With a background in finance – working for American Express in New Delhi, then advertising market analysis and research, Dhruv Bhatia, Founder and CXO of “Live from Earth Media” has a particularly varied past. While he has been producing content for tourism companies for some years now, the upcoming opening of two extraordinary new web…
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