Berlin, Germany, June 2, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / ITB China, the largest B2B exclusive travel trade show in China, will be the co-host of the 2020 TravelDaily Conference, set to take place from 25-27 November 2020 in Shanghai. In order to address the industry’s greatest challenges after COVID-19, “Rebuild with Synergy” will be the overarching […]

Bagan, Myanmar, June 2, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office and Myanmar Ministry of Hotels and Tourism decide to postpone the regional flagship tourism conference to 2021 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) announced during a webinar hosted by the Myanmar Tourism Marketing Association that the Ministry of […]

Bangkok, Thailand, June 2, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The world’s leading authority in sustainable tourism certification, the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), has signed a strategic agreement with Sustainable First, the recently launched platform to champion sustainable tourism initiatives. This partnership will give the GSTC the opportunity to continue to foster sustainable tourism practices around […]

Madrid, Spain, June 1, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The world is slowly opening up again, new research from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) indicates, with destinations cautiously easing travel restrictions introduced in response to COVID-19. As the United Nations specialized agency releases its Global Guidelines for Reopening Tourism, signalling a transition into gearing up for […]

Beijing, China, June 1, 1010 / TRAVELINDEX / IT&CM China and CTW China’s first 100% virtual exhibition event will fully take place on Dragon Trail Interactive (DTI)’s The Next Travel Market (TNTM) platform. The bilingual ENG-CN interface available on PC, mobile and WeChat mini-program provides convenient single-entry access for both international and China-based delegates on […]

Madrid, Spain, May 29, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released a set of guidelines to help tourism sector emerge stronger and more sustainably from COVID-19. The guidelines highlight the need to act decisively, to restore confidence and, as UNWTO strengthens its partnership with Google, to embrace innovation and the digital […]

Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles, May 29, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / 115 islands in the western Indian Ocean – is a dream destination with abundant sunshine, powdery white beaches, crystal clear turquoise water, fresh clean air and unique diverse biodiversity. The island nation has for the last five decades been a tourism destination for thousands, an industry […]

Madrid, Spain, May 28, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / On May 25 we celebrated Africa’s rich heritage, its people, cultural diversity and exciting gastronomy. These are all reasons why African tourism has been on the rise over recent years. And this gives us good reason to be optimistic as we look to the future. This year, […]

Brookline, MA, United States, May 28, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Social and financial systems are increasingly interconnected. The ongoing and rapidly-changing social, financial, and economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic is a vivid, real-time example of this interconnection in action. The pandemic has exposed the systemic challenges already present for the vast majority of working […]

Madrid, Spain, May 27, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has joined forces with CNN International for a major new initiative designed to inspire people to get ready to travel again. The #TravelTomorrow campaign combines the key message of the United Nations specialized agency with the creativity of the broadcaster and looks […]

Bangkok, Thailand, May 27, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Thailand’s tourism and health authorities have teamed up to launch a unique certification scheme aimed to prepare the Thai tourism industry for the recovery period and enhance confidence amongst international and domestic tourists. The “Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration: SHA” project was launched today by Mr. […]

Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles, May 27, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Explained why Alain St. Ange has what it takes to become president of Seychelles? How important is the travel and tourism industry for a country, its people, and the world that a former tourism minister has an excellent chance and brings the qualification to become the […]

Bangkok, Thailand, May 26, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Destination Group, Asia’s leading hospitality operator, today introduces ‘Big Boy’ – One of America’s most beloved burgers brands to Thailand as it’s available for delivery in Bangkok. Founded in 1936 and will celebrate its 84-anniversary this year with a continued focus of shared family experiences around food […]

Montreal, Canada. May 26, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have called on governments to ensure any new measures introduced for airports and airlines in the wake of COVID-19 are supported by scientific evidence and are consistent across the world. The aviation sector has been […]

Bangkok, Thailand, May 26, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / As the world begins to reopen, and colleagues, families and friends start to reconnect and look to the future, Anantara announces the extension of its recently launched ‘Stay with Peace of Mind’ programme to include MICE facilities. To ensure guest and meeting delegate confidence, Anantara will be […]

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 25, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / One of the most eagerly awaited sessions during the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) three-day ATM Virtual event that takes place from 1-3 June 2020, is undoubtedly The Virtual ATM China Tourism Forum. The debate will take an in-depth look at the potential of the Chinese […]

Bangkok, Thailand, May 25, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) as the secretariat of the Tourism Working Group of the six national tourism organizations of the Greater Mekong Subregion, and Destination Mekong, the public-private collaboration framework of the Lancang-Mekong Region, formally opens the call for application of the 2020 Mekong Innovative […]

Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles, May 23, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Alain St. Ange, broadly seen as Mr. Tourism in the Seychelles, looks back at a long and distinguished career in the industry, culminating over the last 12 years with appointments as Director of Tourism Marketing at the Seychelles Tourism Board, Chief Executive Officer at the Seychelles […]

Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles, May 22, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / After 9 weeks of battling tirelessly the deadly Covid-19 worldwide pandemic, Seychelles- the small island holiday destination in the Indian Ocean with a population of less than a hundred thousand inhabitants- is now Covid-19 Free. The country, which reported a number of 11 cases in total, […]

Geneva, Switzerland, May 21, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The International Air Transport Association (IATA) revealed details of its proposed temporary layered approach to biosecurity for re-starting passenger flights amid the COVID-19 crisis. IATA has published Biosecurity for Air Transport: A Roadmap for Restarting Aviation which outlines IATA’s proposal for a layering of temporary biosecurity measures. […]

Cardamom Mountains, Trapeang Rung, Cambodia, May 20, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Tourism-dependent forest ranger patrols in Cambodia which are financed by the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation and Cardamom Tented Camp are in danger since the Covid-19 tourism shutdown; an emergency Fundrazr page has been launched. The collapse of tourism in Southeast Asia means wildlife […]

Bangkok, Thailand, May 18, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has initiated its first-ever official online tourism marketplace “Thailand Tourism Virtual Market” (TTVM) as a new tool to expand tourism markets and connect Thai sellers and buyers around the world to get closer via an online travel trade networking platform. The […]

Albuquerque, New Mexico USA, May 18, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / A new program from NeoSan Labs allows commercial customers to verify that a cleaning or decontamination service has been performed. The new Connect program is an integrated, cloud-based way for professional service to track and report the level of service or special treatment completed at […]

Melbourne, Australia, May 15, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Lonely Planet is excited to launch a new premium video streaming platform that features a stunning archive of shows from our archives. The site will take travelers around the world, exploring destinations and experiences in over 350 episodes of award-winning travel shows from their very own couch. […]

New York City, New York, United States, May 15, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / NYC & Company, the official destination marketing organization and convention and visitors bureau for the five boroughs of New York City, today announced the formation of The Coalition for NYC Hospitality & Tourism Recovery. The Coalition will focus on messaging, marketing and […]

Bangkok, Thailand, May 14, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The uncertainty of COVID-19 makes it very difficult to plan. However, you will need a strategy for your re-opening. You should prepare an action plan for a variety of situations. ​Nova Asset Management have put together 5 main strategies for hotel owners and/or operators to prepare for […]

Madrid, Spain, may 13, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released a Tourism Recovery Technical Assistance Package to offer guidance to Member States in response to COVID-19. The package is structured around three main pillars: economic recovery, marketing and promotion and institutional strengthening and resilience building. With tourism among the hardest-hit […]

Macao, Macao SAR, May 13, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Stringent health and safety protocols focusing on sanitisation, prevention and contactless services protect integrated resorts guests and staff. Sands Resorts Macao has launched Sands SafeStay, a comprehensive programme of cleanliness and disinfection measures that ensure the safety of guests throughout its integrated resorts from arrival in […]