Shanghai (China) – October 16, 2019 ( – Riding on the success of three years, ITB China, the largest B2B exclusive travel trade show in China, is pleased to announce its milestone partnership with China’s leading e-commerce platform for lifestyle services Meituan. The company operates well-known mobile apps in China, offering over 200 service categories. It has been developing in the […]

Madrid (Spain) – October 18, 2019 ( – The EBRD and the UNWTO are joining forces to strengthen sustainable and inclusive tourism as a tool for achieving growth and development. Under an MoU, signed by EBRD President Suma Chakrabarti and UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili at the UNWTO Headquarters in Madrid, the two institutions pledge to […]

Macao (Macao SAR) – October 18, 2019 ( – The 8th edition of Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF or the Forum), under the theme of “Tourism and Leisure: Roadmap to a Beautiful Life”, puts Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Beautiful Life concept at the core of its discussion on the global tourism economy, showing that as […]

Macao (Macao SAR) – October 15, 2019 ( – The Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF or the Forum) was unveiled with an opening ceremony today. Centered on the concept of “Beautiful Life” raised by President Xi Jinping, the Forum is leading forward-thinking discussions on the global tourism economy under the theme “Tourism and Leisure: Roadmap to […]

Macao (Macao SAR) – October 15, 2019 ( – The growing sports tourism sector has taken center stage at the Global Tourism Economy Forum in Macau, SAR with the first ‘SPORTSTECH’ edition of the World Tourism Organization’s Tourism Tech Adventures initiative celebrating the most disruptive ideas and innovators from around the world. As the World […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – October 14, 2019 ( – Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel is delighted to announce the opening of a Truefitt & Hill barbershop at its exclusive address on Rajadamri Road in the heart of one of the world’s most enigmatic capital cities. Established in 1805, Truefitt & Hill is the oldest barbershop in the […]

New York City, New York (USA) – October 14, 2019 ( – The World Economic Forum today announces the launch of UpLink, a new, open-source digital platform to foster mass participation from entrepreneurs, community groups and other interested parties or individuals to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. UpLink is the product of a one-year […]

Mexico City (Mexico) – October 16, 2019 ( – The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has published the first systematic overview of how both national governments and local authorities are addressing and managing new business models in the accommodation industry. The so-called “sharing economy” has experienced significant growth over recent years and is poised to outpace […]

Macao (Macao SAR) – October 16, 2019 ( – The 8th edition of the Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF or the Forum) concluded with success after carrying out a fruitful program of discussion panels, special interviews, business matching, destination presentations, exhibitions and more. A closing ceremony was held at MGM Cotai. Vice-Chairman of the National […]

Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan) – October 12, 2019 ( – During the 8th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism in held in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan on 9-12 October 2019 under the theme “Smart Cities, Smart Destinations”, the World Tourism Organization incorporated sessions on “Making the best of technology in building competitive urban destinations” and “City destinations for all: […]

Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan) – October 11, 2019 ( – At the request of Mayor’s Office of Nur-Sultan, UNWTO Academy and ICCA hosted on 9th of October, in Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan) a Masterclass on the Meetings Industry. This Masterclass, organized by UNWTO Academy and ICCA – International Congress and Convention Association, gave participants an opportunity to get access […]

Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan) – October 10, 2019 ( – City leaders from around the world have met in the Kazakh capital of Nur-Sultan for the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Global Urban Tourism Summit. The Summit enjoyed the highest level of political support, with the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev meeting with the Secretary-General of UNWTO Zurab […]

Perth (Australia) – October 9, 2019 ( – Australia’s South West Sustainable Tourism Observatory has officially become the latest member of the World Tourism Organization’s International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO). The Observatory will work to monitor tourism in the south-west region of Australia and help guide its sustainable development. Australia’s South West Sustainable […]

Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan) – October 7, 2019 ( – In line with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced its theme for 2020: ‘Partnerships for Tomorrow’. As noted in the SDGs, partnerships for the goals is the primary focus of Sustainable Development Goal 17 – Strengthen the […]

Luang Prabang (Laos) – October 4, 2019 ( – It has been said that the true essence of romance is not about hearts and chocolates, but simply spending time with your partner in perfect peace and harmony, without any outside pressures or distractions. Nestled in the lush, jungle-clad hills of northern Laos, one resort is […]

Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan) – October 4, 2019 ( – The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Mayor’s Office of Nur-Sultan will be organizing the 8th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism (Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, 9-12 October 2019), under the theme ‘Smart Cities, Smart Destinations’. The agreement was signed by UNWTO Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili and Nur-Sultan´s Mayor, Bakhyt […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – October 3, 2019 ( –The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce that PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy was awarded “Travel Personality of The Year” at the 30th Annual TTG Travel Awards 2019. The award was presented to Dr. Hardy on Thursday, September 26 at the World Ballroom of the Centara Grand Hotel […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – October 2, 2019 (travelindex) – After 4 years of providing world-class laser tattoo removal services to affluent Thais and expatriates across Bangkok, Dr.TATTOF launches “The Body” a trio of USFDA-cleared, non-invasive laser solutions which help patients achieve their desired physique, quickly becoming people’s first choice for aesthetic laser treatments in Bangkok. Since […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – October 1, 2019 ( – The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) is launching its ‘Meet Sustainable’ financial subsidy, a first for Thailand’s MICE industry, to position the country as the sustainable practices leader in the region and beyond. A maximum of 200,000 baht in cash support will be offered to meeting […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – October 1, 2019 ( – Make October your lucky month and grab a great offer from Well Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20. The Lucky 10 promotions offer guests a flat rate for Superior Room at 2,800 Baht net with a free upgrade to Deluxe Room, free international breakfast buffet and a 100-Baht spa […]

Macau (Macao SAR) – September 30, 2019 ( – Ms. Pansy Ho, Vice Chairman and Secretary-General of the Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF), participated in the Ministerial Debate on Education and Employment in Tourism: Realizing SDG 4 and SDG 8 at the 23rd General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in St. Petersburg, Russia on September 12. The […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 30, 2019 ( – The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) recently successfully staged the Thailand MICE Forum 2019 and for the first time brought together leaders of the world’s top MICE organizations under one roof in Bangkok, helping to drive Thailand towards its goal of becoming Asia’s top MICE destination. […]

Madrid (Spain) – September 30, 2019 ( – The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, and the CEO of Iberia, Luis Gallego, have signed a cooperation agreement in favor of sustainable tourism, at the headquarters of the airline. The two organizations share a commitment to enhancing the environmental, social and economic sustainability […]

Victoria, Mahé (Seychelles) – September 27, 2019 ( – This week Seychelles will join the Community of Nations to celebrate Tourism Day 2019. As a country where tourism is, and one where tourism will remain for years to come the pillar of its economy, it is not only important for Seychelles to recognise Tourism Week, […]

Nur-Sultan ( Kazakhstan) – September 27, 2019 ( – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) announced that the PATA Adventure Travel Conference and Mart 2020 (ATCM 2020) will be held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah at the Sutera Harbour Resort from February 12-14. The announcement was made by Mr. Iskandar Mirza Mohd Yusof, Senior Director of […]

Dubai (United Arab Emirates) – September 27, 2019 ( – The first edition of Middle East Design and Hospitality Week (MEDHW) 2019 welcomed over 35,000 visitors from over 110 countries at Dubai World Trade Centre from 17th to 19th September. The Hotel Show Dubai, The Leisure Show, INDEX, Workspace, Surface Design Middle East, FIM, INDEX […]

Halong Bay (Vietnam) – September 26, 2019 ( – Cross Hotels and Resorts has expanded its presence in Vietnam with the signing of a hotel management agreement for the X2 Vibe Halong Bay. The agreement was signed with Halong Bay Hotel Joint Stock Company, a subsidiary of Vietnam tourism – Hanoi JSC. Set to welcome […]