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 […]

Nur-Sultan ( Kazakhstan) – September 25, 2019 ( – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), in partnership with ADB Ventures and Plug and Play, today announced the launch of Travel Lab Asia (TLA), Asia’s only corporate innovation program focused on sustainability in travel. The announcement was made by Dr. Mario Hardy, CEO – PATA, Graham […]

New York City, New York (USA) – September 25, 2019 ( – A landmark report issued today by SUNx, in conjunction with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) on the sidelines of the UN Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit and the parallel WTTC Travel & Tourism Summit, calls for intensified greenhouse gas emission reduction […]

Lagos (Nigeria) – September 24, 2019 ( – Africa and it’s Diaspora has had a very strange relationship over the years. They need each other in a complementary way but have not yet worked out how to relate. Tourism could be the sure way to build a sustainable relationship. To help give this a boost […]

Lagos (Nigeria) – September 25, 2019 ( – Alain St.Ange, the respected and popular Seychelles former Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine joined Hon Najib Balala, the Minister of Tourism of Kenya and the  Hon Edmund Bartlett, the Tourism Minister of Jamaica to have been recognized by the African Travel and Tourism Industry […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 24, 2019 ( – The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) continues to fuel incentive growth from China as it’s innovative ‘Thailand Redefine Your Business Events’ branding helps build for even better performance before the 2019 fiscal year comes to a close in September, with the momentum expected to continue through […]

Dubai (United Arab Emirates) – September 24, 2019 ( – The 20th edition of The Hotel Show Dubai and The Leisure Show took place from 17th to 19th September, as a part of Middle East Design and Hospitality Week 2019, at Dubai World Trade Centre. This year, the GCC’s leading hospitality and leisure events are […]

Melaka (Malaysia) – September 23, 2019 ( – Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Melaka was delighted to welcome the FAM Trip for travel agents from Germany during their recent visit to Malaysia from the 13th – 17th September 2019. Organized by Tourism Malaysia through their tourism office in Frankfurt, this trip is amongst the initiatives by […]

New York (USA) – September 23, 2019 ( – Program of Academic Exchange (PAX), a reputable US educational foundation, together with EduDee as Local Collaborator for Thailand, invited executives of the Secondary Educational Service Area Office as well as administrators and teachers from leading Thai secondary schools to attend a 10-day familiarization trip to the […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 23, 2019 ( – Two leading associations who work to advance and educate on hospitality technology are partnering to expand to Asia the popular Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®), with plans to premiere next year. Recently joining resources for HITEC Europe 2020, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) and […]

Nur-Sultan ( Kazakhstan) – September 21, 2019 ( – PATA Travel Mart 2019 (PTM 2019), generously hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Kazakh Tourism National Company, has attracted over 1,200 delegates from 63 global destinations. The delegate numbers embraced 347 sellers from 180 organizations and 34 […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 23, 2019 ( – Best Western Hotels and Resorts recently attended a major event hosted by long-term development partner, Habitat Group. The award-winning Thai real estate pioneer hosted the event to celebrate the launch of the company’s new corporate branding strategy. In a press conference held in Bangkok on September 17th, […]

Singapore (Singapore) – September 18, 2019 ( – Sabre Corporation the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, today announced a collaboration with Singapore Airlines for the expansion of their NDC programme, KrisConnect. Effective November 2019, this venture will provide select Sabre connected agents in Singapore with the ability to access and book unique […]

Sharjah (Dubai) – September 20, 2019 ( – H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman & Chief Executive Emirates Airline & Group, and Chairman Dubai Airports inaugurated the first edition of Middle East Design and Hospitality Week (MEDHW) 2019 comprising eight prestigious design and hospitality events, taking place from […]

Roatan (Honduras) – September 18, 2019 ( – Skål Thailand attending the 2019 World Congress and wanting to give back to needy causes picked a Honduras poor school to visit. Visiting the school when they stopped over in Roatan during the 80th Skål World Congress on board the Symphony of the Seas cruise liner, to […]

Saint Petersburg (Russia) – September 18, 2019 ( – The Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) held it’s 43rd Annual Cineposium in St. Petersburg from September 13th to 16th, 2019 at the same time as the General Assembly of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). This year, Cineposium offered a unique platform, uniting the United […]

Gaafu Alifu Atoll (Maldives) – September 18, 2019 ( – It seems the adage that good things come to those who wait is true. Following an exhaustive search for a suitably spectacular site, Raffles first resort in the Maldives, which soft-opened in May, now introduces 16 new overwater villas, set on the southern tip of […]

Saint Petersburg (Russia) – September 17, 2019 ( – Running right through the 23rd General Assembly in St Petersburg has been the topic of film and tourism. At the start of the Assembly, Spanish entrepreneur and President of Atlético de Madrid football cub Enrique Cerezo joined fellow experts to discuss the film industry’s close links […]

Saint Petersburg (Russia) – September 17, 2019 ( – UNWTO’s Member States unanimously welcomed Palau as a full Member at the 23rd General Assembly. The Pacific nation is made up of 240 islands and is committed to growing its tourism sector in a responsible and sustainable manner. Palau is an archipelago of over 200 largely […]

Victoria, Mahe (Seychelles) – September 17, 2019 ( – Tourism matters because tourism is today the pillar of the Seychelles economy. But tourism remains very volatile as an industry. It threads on stability for it continued successes. External forces can disrupt tourism at anytime and this destinations such as the Seychelles can do little about, […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 16, 2019 ( – The inaugural Nordic Film Festival 2019 will take place in Bangkok from 27 September to 29 September 2019 at Quartier CineArt, 4th Floor, EmQuartier to highlight the success of Nordic films and celebrate Nordic culture. This year the festival will shed light on sustainability and climate change, […]

Saint Petersburg (Russia) – September 14, 2019 ( – During the 49th Meeting of the Board of the Affiliate Members, that took place on 12 September 2019 in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, the Board of the Affiliate Members for 2019-2021 was formally constituted and Ana Larrañaga has been confirmed as the new Chair of the […]

Saint Petersburg (Russia) – September 13, 2019 ( – Ms. Pansy Ho is the Vice Chair and Secretary General of Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF). A strong ally of UNWTO, she speaks during the 23rd UNWTO General Assembly about the present state – and the future – of tourism destinations around the world. 1. What […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 13, 2019 ( – Mom Rajawongse Somlabh Kitiyakara represented Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali Krom Muen Suddhanarinatha presided at the opening ceremony of the 20th World Gourmet Festival on Sunday 1st September 2019 at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. The festival held from 2 – 8 September 2019, has raised a substantial […]

Saint Petersburg (Russia) – September 12, 2019 ( – During the 23rd UNWTO General Assembly, Member States of the Regional Commission for Africa (CAF) met in St Petersburg to discuss the key issues facing the continent as it looks to grow its tourism sector and harness it as a key driver of economic development and […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 12, 2019 ( – Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is launching a much-anticipated renovation program at its five-star flagship, Centara Grand at CentralWorld Bangkok, beginning this month. The company is investing THB 650 million in the room improvement project, which will see a complete floor-to-ceiling renovation of all […]

Saint Petersburg (Russia) – September 12, 2019 ( – Cities making big strides forward in sustainability and accessible tourism were the big winners in St Petersburg last night. The Spanish city of San Sebastian was awarded the 2019 World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) prize for Public Policy and Governance at a ceremony attended by leaders of […]

Saint Petersburg (Russia) – September 11, 2019 ( – The 23rd session of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has opened in Saint Petersburg, Russia, with sustainability and innovation main focus points at the meetings between high-level state delegates and tourism leaders from around the world. The General Assembly is set to […]

Male (Maldives) – September 11, 2019 ( – Hard Rock International and S Hotels & Resorts introduced memorable music-inspired stays to the Maldives for the first time on 1st September 2019, when Hard Rock Hotel Maldives officially opened. Nestled within the exquisite Emboodhoo Lagoon, just 15 minutes by boat from Malé International Airport, Hard Rock […]