Industry
News

We provide you with daily insights & travel industry news. Stay tuned, stay smart.

HYBRID EVENT CELEBRATES UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE DAY AT SITES IN GERMANY

June 6 saw the successful celebration of World Heritage Day by the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Germany Association. It can be seen as a true achievement despite the Covid-19 crisis. On June 6, 40 of the 46 sites on the UNESCO World Heritage list participated actively to the World Heritage Day. The celebration was supported…

TIME HOTEL GROUP EXPANDS IN MIDDLE EAST AND MAURITIUS

UAE-based TIME Hotels are expanding, with eight new mixed complexes in Dubai, Sharjah, Fujairah, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Mauritius opening by 2022. The company has a target of 30 properties by 2025. The expanded portfolio for the UAE headquartered company confirms the group's ambitions to become an important player in the hospitality industry in both…

MADAGASCAR TRENDING AS PARADISE DESTINATION OF THE FUTURE

A world of lemurs and chameleons, and a mosaic of unexplored coves… rarity is the luxury of Madagascar. The island state, off the east coast of the African continent, is increasingly being regarded as having major potential as a dream destination in the coming years. Bruce Simpson - CEO, Time & Tide, Africa To that…

UNWTO PROMOTES “BRAND AFRICA”

The World Tourism Organisation says its African member states will be working together to establish a new narrative for tourism – Brand Africa – across the continent, to better realise tourism’s potential to drive recovery. With tourism recognised as an essential pillar of sustainable and inclusive development for the continent, UNWTO welcomed delegates to the first regional…

MALDIVES TARGET SOUTHEAST ASIAN HALAL TRAVELLERS

The Maldives tourism authority has initiated a digital campaign in cooperation with "Have Halal, Will Travel" (HHWT) for the Southeast Asian market. The Maldives want to maintain a presence and promote the destination as a safe haven for the Southeast Asian Market. The country targets families and budget-conscious travellers by showcasing local experiences and the…

KARLSRUHE POWERING FORWARD – UNDERLINING MICE OFFER

As the Covid-19 crisis quietens in Europe, the German city of Karlsruhe is more than ever convinced that its future will be in the return of conventions and trade fairs. Karlsruhe - the second largest city in the southwestern Land of Baden-Württemberg in Germany - is already an important MICE and business travel destination. The…

MOROCCO WELCOMES BACK TOURISTS

Morocco lifted most of its restrictions towards foreign travellers on June 15. Airports and seaports are now opened to travellers coming from countries included in an "A-List" set by the Moroccan Ministry of Health. This includes most countries of the European Union, Switzerland, the UK as well as China, Japan, Tunisia and the USA. Many…

LATAM REOPENS ROUTES TO EUROPE

LATAM is increasing its flights to Europe as the airline wants to be ready when restrictions will be lifted. That's according to Thibaud Morand, General Manager Europe for LATAM, South America's largest carrier. South America's air transport giant serves five major markets: Brazil (Sao Paulo), Chili, Colombia, Equator and Peru. 2020 was a difficult year…

ESTONIA’S FAMED VIHULA MANOR UPGRADES SAUNA & SPA CENTRE

Vihula Manor, crowned “Historic Hotel of the Year” at the European Hotel Awards 2020, and situated in Estonia’s beautiful Lahemaa National Park, has opened the nation’s most modern and up-market swimming pool & sauna centre. The 700 sq m complex features a 15-metre pool with massage seats, 36°C children’s pool, a cold-water pool, multiple different…

NEW ONE-STOP TOURISM HUB OPENS IN SEOUL

Korea has seen the grand opening of the Seoul Tourism Plaza - a new and dynamic national hub for the travel sector.   With Seoul's tourism industry expecting to recover effectively from recent challenging times and prepare for the coming years, the new one-stop plaza plans to support four areas in establishing a robust ecosystem…

BALKANS INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY

Spawned in 2012, the Balkans International Wine Competition is the sole event and festival celebrating wine culture in the Balkan area, covering Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey. It is a special event this year, as the Balkans International Wine Competition and Festival (BIWCF) is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Over the…

VILNIUS LEVERAGES HIGH TECH PORTAL TO RECONNECT WITH THE WORLD

Lithuania's capital Vilnius is pushing for people to rediscover a sense of connection, thanks to a high tech installation, the "Portal". The experience is unique in Europe, as it connects inhabitants of Vilnius and Lublin in Poland. More cities are due to follow shortly to again give people the idea that they belong to the…
1 2 3 11 39 Next › Last »