A NEW SABRE

Sabre has announced a strategic realignment of its airline and agency-focused businesses, as well as other measures to support a new organisational structure. The company is to end furloughs by July 6 with plans to adopt a flexible, remote work program and other measures to support new organisational structure. On June 4, Sabre’s president and …

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.

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.

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.

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".

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, …