NEW GASTRONOMIC ROUTE LAUNCHED IN FRANCE

France’s “Valley of Gastronomy” is stepping out – starring Lyon – France’s foodie capital.

ARMANI AND SORBILLO NAMED SPECIAL AMBASSADORS FOR TOURISM

The UNWTO has named renowned fashion designer Giorgio Armani and celebrated chef Gino Sorbillo its latest Special Ambassadors for Tourism on the occasion of a visit of the organisation's Secretary-General to Italy.

GEN Z STUDY TABLED BY ETC

The European Travel Commission has published a study on Generation Z travellers, indicating that while seeking value for money, many are likely to choose 4 or 5 star hotels.

MAJOR CAMPAIGN AIMS TO DEBUNK TROPHY HUNTING MYTHS

A six-week-long campaign is being launched by a US-based animal welfare group in July and August to raise awareness of the global impact of trophy hunting.

UNWTO OFFICIALS TOUR POST COVID-19 ITALY

A high-level delegation from the World Tourism Organisation is in Italy on its first official visit to a member state since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis.

50% OF LUFTHANSA FLEET TAKES BACK TO THE AIR

Lufthansa Group airlines have published flight schedules through the end of October, with 380 aircraft to be back in service by October.

SAUDI TARGETS DOMESTIC TOURISM WITH NEW CAMPAIGN

The Kingdom's tourism authority has announced the launch of a major summer campaign targeting local residents.

NO MASK – NO DICE

Las Vegas doesn’t have a lot of rules for visitors, but wearing a mask is now one of them.

ETC JOINS CALL FOR GREEN TRAVEL RESTART

With the gradual restarting of passenger air transport in the coming weeks, the ETC has joined an urgent call issued by associations representing Europe’s aviation sector for EU leaders to prioritise specific decarbonisation initiatives in their allocation of future COVID-19 recovery funding. In an official statement, the ETC said European aviation continues to reel from …

WYNDHAM ADDS NEW BRANDS TO JAPAN

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts are elevating their presence in Japan, introducing Wyndham Grand and Wyndham Garden Brands. With the addition of the new brands, Wyndham becomes the first global hotel company to establish a presence in Awashima and Nagaizumi, both emerging destinations for local and international travellers The 60-room, all suite, Wyndham Grand Awashima (pictured …

ROSEWOOD TO OPEN IN ST BARTH

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is set to welcome Le Guanahani St. Barth to its collection, revealing a comprehensive refurbishment under the Rosewood flag in Spring 2021. Closed since 2017 due to the effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the resort will reopen as Rosewood Le Guanahani St. Barth with a property-wide rebuild and refurbishment that …

TOURISM IN AMERICAS – TOPIC OF ANNUAL MINISTERS’ MEETING

Ministers from across the Americas have met to map a course for the sustainable growth of the region’s tourism sector. Though kept apart physically due to the extraordinary circumstances, the 65th meeting of the World Tourism Organization Regional Commission for the Americas saw member states “more united than ever” in their determination to harness the …

PREMIUM OUTLETS ARRIVE IN BANGKOK

Siam Premium Outlets Bangkok opened on 19 June, bringing this popular brand of shopping to the Bangkok area for the first time. Siam Premium Outlets Bangkok is developed by Siam Piwat Simon, a joint venture between Simon Property Group, owner of premier shopping and mixed-use destinations across North America, Europe and Asia and Siam Piwat, …

“TRAVEL SAFE” LAUNCHED BY TRIPADVISOR

Tripadvisor has launched a new suite of “Travel Safe” tools to help consumers find, filter, and validate health and safety information for destinations in all 49 markets where Tripadvisor operates. In a statement, the organisation says more than 13,850 properties have already activated the feature set. A recent study from Tripadvisor found that for consumers …

WE ARE EUROPE

The European Travel Commission has teamed up with Euronews to create and launch a new media campaign entitled “We are Europe”. The campaign is designed to inspire people to get ready to travel again as travel restrictions across Europe are gradually being eased. The campaign, which will air on Euronews’ TV and digital platforms, as …