Padua (Italy) – February 26, 2020 ( – Safilo, a worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of eyewear, today announces the introduction of ECONYL regenerated nylon in its eyewear collections, thanks to a pioneering partnership with Aquafil, a recognized global player with over half a century of expertise in creating synthetic fibres. ECONYL […]

Ulan Bator (Mongolia) – February 25, 2020 ( – Sabre Corporation announced a new alliance with national carrier MIAT Mongolian Airlines. The long-term agreement to implement Sabre’s Market Intelligence Global Demand Data solution will provide robust market insights as the airline moves forward with highly ambitious growth plans. “We are thrilled to announce our new […]

Victoria, Mahé (Seychelles) – February 24, 2020 ( – Seychelles marine scientist, Ameer Ebrahim, recently published his research in the Journal of Fish Biology, a prestigious global research database. This publication follows four years in the field, where Ebrahim targeted herbivorous fish species, such as parrot-fish and rabbit-fish, and examined what role these species may […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – February 24, 2020 ( – A platonic relationship which spanned over 14 years, Chef Justamas “Som” Theantae and Chef Monthep “Thep” Kamolsilp’s friendship has lasted the test of time. It began with meetings at culinary training school in Bangkok, through to working at 5-star hotels in Thailand, and even travelling the world […]

Valletta (Malta) – February 22, 2020 ( – Under the banner of “A Plan For Our Kids”, Leslie Vella and Prof. Geoffrey Lipman, Chair and President of SUNx Malta (Strong Universal Network), will discuss in open forum the initiative of the Government of Malta, under Tourism and Consumer Protection Minister Julia Farrugia Portelli, to create […]

Macao (Macao SAR) – February 21, 2020 ( – Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) and Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG) announce the inaugural HITEC Asia to take place December 8-10, 2020 in Macau, SAR, China. The two international, nonprofit associations are the sole organizations that bring hospitality professionals together for education, networking, best practices, […]

Paris (France) – February 21, 2020 ( – Accor, a world-leading hospitality group, and Visa, the global leader in digital payments, announced a global partnership to bring new payment experiences to ALL-Accor Live Limitless loyalty members. Partnership will deliver enhanced payment experiences to ALL-Accor Live Limitless loyalty members. The partnership will bring together Accor’s loyalty […]

Koror (Palau) – February 20, 2020 ( – PATA is honoured to welcome Palau First Lady Debbie M. Remengesau as the opening keynote speaker for its 2020 annual summit. As chairperson of the Palau Legacy Project, First Lady Remengesau co-founded and launched the Palau Pledge, an internationally–acclaimed, world–first immigration stamp requiring all visitors entering Palau […]

Athens (Greece) – February 20, 2020 ( – The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) paid a high-level visit to Greece to meet with the Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism and offer the United Nations’ specialized agency’s support as the country works to grow and diversify its tourism sector. Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili was […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – February 19, 2020 ( – The Carlton experience has arrived. With its first property in Thailand, Carlton Hotel Group brings to Bangkok the hotelier’s distinctive design concepts, superior facilities, meticulous service standards and outstanding dining choices. Doors at Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit are open – and they reveal a genuinely distinctive hotel […]

Ras Al Khaimah (United Arab Emirates) – February 19, 2020 ( – The World Tourism Forum Lucerne announced the application launch for the WTFL Start-Up Innovation Camp in Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) on 22-24 June 2020. The 2020 Start Up Innovation Camp is organized together with the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, our 2019/2020 […]

Shanghai (China) – February 19, 2020 ( – The ITB China organisers have announced to postpone ITB China 2020, originally scheduled to be held on 13 – 15 May at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center. The deferred show dates will be further announced by the show organisers. The decision is based on the […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – February 18, 2020 ( – The Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand (JFCCT)recently launches “Care About Plastic” (CAP) initiative to eliminate plastic ending up in landfills and the sea. Over 60 personalities and dignitaries, including Ambassador of the Netherlands, Mr. Kees Rade and Ambassador of Switzerland, Mrs. Budliger-Artieda and many distinguished […]

Madrid (Spain) – February 18, 2020 ( – The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative is ground-breaking and ambitious in its goals. It aims to reduce the amount of plastic pollution caused by the tourism sector. To achieve this vision, tourism companies and destinations will be required to make a set of concrete and actionable commitments by 2025, […]

Bangalore (India) – February 18, 2020 ( – The World Tourism Forum Lucerne international start-up community continues to grow. In December the WTFL went to Bangalore, India for the 1st Indian Start-Up Innovation Camp. WTFL is working on expanding its operations globally and aim to build a thriving start-up community around the world. Over 200 […]

London (United Kingdom) – February 14, 2020 ( – Individual tourists and groups from China and Asia must not be stigmatised because of the latest coronavirus outbreak, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The WTTC is warning against disproportionate reactions which could result in stigma and discrimination against Chinese and Asian tourists. […]

Luang Prabang (Laos) – February 14, 2020 ( – Five-star Hotel Pullman Luang Prabang recently launched its first annual Sustainability Guide, designed to introduce and encourage guests and a wider global audience to experience the city’s celebrated sustainability ethos. The 50-page print publication shares the inspirational stories behind the innovative practices, individuals and experiences that […]

Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia) – February 14, 2020 ( – The PATA Adventure Travel Conference and Mart 2020 began on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, attracting 368 delegates from 33 destinations in attendance for the three-day niche event with international delegates comprising 40% of the total. Encompassing a one-day-travel mart and one-day […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – February 14, 2020 ( – Bangkok welcomes a new standard in Indian fine dining, the kind of which has never been seen before in the Kingdom, with the opening of JHOL Indian Restaurant. World-class Chef Hari Nayak will be bringing his passion for Southern coastal Indian cuisine to delight the palettes of […]

Madrid (Spain) – February 13, 2020 ( – The role of tourism in the new European Green Deal was highlighted at the FITUR trade fair. On the back of the recent launch of the Green Deal, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) invited Ministers of Tourism from across Europe and representatives from the European Parliament and […]

Belfast, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom) – February 12, 2020 ( – The R&A Women in Golf Charter, which aims to increase the participation of women and girls in golf,  is being taken to new levels in Northern Ireland. The charter, launched in May 2018 as part of the organisation’s global drive to develop a more […]

London (Great Britain) – February 12, 2020 ( – The World Travel and Tourism Council [WTTC], which represents the global travel and tourism private sector, today unveiled the first class speakers of its 20th Global Summit this year, in Cancun, Quintana Roo. The Global Summit will feature the participation high-level leaders within the travel and […]

Berlin (Germany) – February 11, 2020 ( – Digitalisation and sustainability are two topics that are currently of decisive importance in the global tourism industry. They are key for tourism professionals everywhere, regardless which market they represent. Without an elaborate digitalisation plan and a far-reaching sustainability strategy it will be impossible to ensure solid progress […]

Ha Noi (Vietnam) – February 11, 2020 ( – Stepping up measures against coronavirus outbreak, Vietjet Thailand has sprayed disinfectant aboard all its aircraft to prevent the spread of the disease and increase travel confidence among all passengers. The whole fleet interior was sprayed and cleaned with disinfectants in accordance with Public Health Ministry and […]

London (United Kingdom) – February 10, 2020 ( – Co-operation between public and private sectors within Travel and Tourism is essential to mitigating the impact of the coronavirus, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council. The call from Gloria Guevara, President & CEO of World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), follows the World Health […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – February 10, 2020 ( – From close to 1,000 submissions, ten winners were chosen by a panel of judges and the public to receive the Asia Destination Film Awards 2020 in the categories Tourism Boards, Travel Industry, Filmmakers, User-generated Content, and Sustainable Travel. Closing the Asia Destination Film Forum on 30 January […]

Cancun (Mexico) – February 8, 2020 ( – The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) announces its annual Global Summit will now be held in Cancun, with a major event in San Juan, Puerto Rico to be held later this year. WTTC’s mission is to promote sustainable growth for the Travel & Tourism sector globally, […]

Madrid (Spain) – February 10, 2020 ( – The role of tourism and investment in African development took centre stage at the FITUR trade fair in Madrid this week as sector leaders joined the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for the 11th edition of INVESTOUR (Tourism Investment and Business Forum for Africa) which saw the participation […]

Madrid (Spain) – February 8, 2020 ( – The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is closely monitoring developments related to the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), both in China and worldwide and is cooperating closely with the World Health Organization (WHO). Since the very start of the emergency, the Chinese authorities have acted swiftly and decisively. […]

Madrid (Spain) – February 7, 2020 ( – In its first edition, the first recipient of the “Accessible Tourist Destination” award was Portugal, while Barcelona and the Indian city of Thrissur received special mentions. The ATD (Accessible Tourism Destination) are distinctions granted by the UNWTO and the Fundación ONCE to recognize and promote tourist sites […]

Basel (Switzerland) – February 7, 2020 ( – Baselworld will welcome the Dolce&Gabbana Group as an exhibitor in the prestigious Hall 1.0. By participating in the show, the Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana continue to communicate their passion for craftsmanship in the watch and jewellery industry. Michel Loris-Melikoff, Managing Director of Baselworld said: “We […]

Luang Prabang (Laos) – February 6, 2020 ( – In the lush, jungle-clad hills of northern Laos, one resort is proving that international tourism can operate in perfect harmony with the environment. Nestled among 16 hectares of beautiful countryside just outside Luang Prabang, the exquisite UNESCO World Heritage city, Pullman Luang Prabang is woven into […]