Geneva, Switzerland, July 10, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The International Air Transport Association (IATA) emphasized the aviation industry’s commitment to its emissions reduction goals and called for the International Energy Agency (IEA) to prioritize investment in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to help power aviation’s contribution to the post-COVID-19 recovery. IATA’s call comes on the eve […]

Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia, July 9, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Raffles Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce its 15th Raffles Hotel in the world, with the launch of the lavish Raffles Bali, which offers unparalleled views over the Indian Ocean and the famous Jimbaran Bay sunsets. With just 32 private pool villas, Raffles Bali epitomises […]

London, United Kingdom, July 9, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO said: “Thousands of tourism businesses large and small across the country will be breathing a collective sigh of relief now that the Chancellor has announced a VAT holiday of 15% for the hospitality industry from next Wednesday. “WTTC warmly welcomes […]

Bangkok, Thailand, July 9, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is collaborating with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to expand its Crisis Resource Center (CRC) to provide further aid in the rapid, robust and responsible renewal of the Asia Pacific travel and tourism industry. “Timely, accurate, and useful information is the […]

Bangkok, Thailand, July 7, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / by Mewati Sitaram – Charity begins at home and it is the motto of Lebua Group. On 3rd July, 2020, when the hotel announced its reopening post lockdown, it got completely sold out within no time. There was a phenomenal response from the guests. All four restaurants […]

Bangkok, Thailand, July 7, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office is announcing the 18 Finalists of the Experience Mekong Showcases 2020. 4,200 eligible votes determined three Experience Mekong Collection members from each of the six member countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion for the next round of voting for this prestigious recognition. […]

Bangkok, Thailand, July 8, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Publisher of the Thailand hospitality portal, Hotelintel, have acquired the Australian-based eGlobal Travel publication along with Destination Thailand from Stephen Morton’s Global Travel Media Company. The acquisitions will create a formidable travel industry publishing group positioned to take advantage of the international tourism growth expected after the […]

Bangkok, Thailand, July 6, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Bringing back premium Japanese dining experience to Bangkok’s downtown, Anantara Siam Bangkok invites the connoisseurs of fine Japanese gastronomy back to Shintaro. Reopening with a selection of rare dishes, sushi rolls and homemade noodles, Shintaro tempts with an authentic menu and an impressive beverage list. Take your […]

Montreal, Canada, July 6, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have today urged that costs related to public health measures aimed at mitigating the spread of communicable diseases should be borne by governments. The COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the industry and broader economy has halted […]

Madrid, Spain, July 4, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has strengthened its partnership with Telefónica, the Spanish multinational telecommunications company. As tourism restarts around the world, Telefonica deepens its collaboration with the United Nations specialized agency to advance market intelligence in order to accelerate the sector’s recovery from the impact of […]

London, United Kingdom, July 7, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), together with the world’s largest cruise company, Carnival Corporation Plc, will host the WTTC/Carnival Corporation Global Science Summit on COVID-19. Set for July 23, this will be a virtual scientific summit focused on COVID-19 and the ‘new normal’. Taking […]

Rome, Italy, July 3, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Against the backdrop of the re-opening of borders across Europe, a high-level delegation from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has arrived in Italy to begin a first official visit to a Member State since the COVID-19 pandemic brought international travel to a standstill. The closure of tourism […]

Madrid, Spain, July 2, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Four months ago, UNWTO asked its Members, the tourism sector and tourists themselves for patience. To stay at home for today so we could travel again tomorrow. Tomorrow is now here. The restart of tourism means the return of hope and opportunity for many millions of people […]

Singapore, Singapore, July 2, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The annual IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific trade events for business event planners and corporate travel specialists will skip its 2020 physical edition due to continued uncertainty placed on travel restrictions and aviation options, deferring instead to September 28 – 30 next year. In a message to key […]

Bali, Indonesia, July 3, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Bali’s hotels are ready and willing – but not necessarily able – to reopen their doors and start welcoming international travellers again, according to the Bali Hotels Association’s (BHA) Government Relations Director, Fransiska Handoko. Waiting on the government’s go-ahead, travel bubbles and a lack of domestic tourists […]

Madrid, Spain, July 1, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Member States from across Africa have shared their priorities for tourism against the backdrop of COVID-19. As with every other global region, African destinations have been hit hard by the restrictions on travel introduced in response to the pandemic. The sudden and unexpected drop in tourist arrivals […]

Nairobi, Kenya, July 1, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Kenya on Wednesday has been awarded the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travel Stamp in recognition of the destination’s adoption of the global health and hygiene standardized protocols dubbed ‘Safe Travels‘. Najib Balala, Cabinet Secretary of Kenya’s Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife said Kenya has […]

London, United Kingdom, July 1, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Flight booking data shows London has fallen to the bottom of the top 10 most booked European cities, as border restrictions and UK  quarantine regulations choked travel, according to joint research by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and ForwardKeys. In the first half of […]

Bangkok, Thailand, June 29, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Hop Inn Hotels, a network of budget hotels across Thailand and the Philippines developed and operated by The Erawan Group PLC, Thailand’s leading hotel developer, have announced the reopening of all their hotels in Thailand with guests welcome to come and stay from 1, June 2020. To […]

Madrid, Spain, June 20, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) ensured the transformative power of tourism was a key part of the conversation at the latest edition of the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit. The world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative, the UNGC event brought together around 20,000 global leaders from 180 […]

London, United Kingdom, June 25, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / In a major step designed to give maximum support to the entire golf tourism industry, the Covid-19 Recovery Hub created by IAGTO for its 2700 member companies is being made accessible, from today, to all golf courses and golf resorts worldwide that receive golf visitors, along […]

Limassol, Cyprus, June 24, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that United Certification Systems has achieved the ‘GSTC-Accredited’ status for certifying hotels and tour operators. Achieving the GSTC-Accredited status means that a certification program is following processes and procedures that have been reviewed and approved by the […]

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, June 24, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Developers and brothers Derek and Greg Stevens have officially unveiled plans for Circa Resort & Casino, a brand-new integrated gaming resort in Downtown Las Vegas, slated to open in December 2020. A welcome addition to the iconic Fremont Street Experience, Circa will bring a […]

Madrid, Spain, June 29, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Without strong support, the sudden and unexpected fall in tourism could devastate the economies of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has warned. Since tourism is a strong socio-economic pillar of many SIDS, the impact that COVID-19 is having on the sector places […]

Bangkok, Thailand, June 29, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Part of the Destination Group, Destination Eats today launches an exciting new healthy food and beverage brand – The Power Bowls. Proper nutrition and a balanced diet plays a very important role and a path to good health. The Power bowls offers perfectly balanced and nutritious goodness […]

Phuket, Thailand, June 23, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Outrigger Resorts in Phuket and Koh Samui have announced 50% off with a special “1+1” re-opening rate for Thai citizens and residents. It means Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort is available from THB1799++ per night, and Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort from THB1999++. The rates are bookable […]

Madrid, Spain, June 29, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The rapid spread of coronavirus has had a massive impact on many sectors of the global economy, with tourism being among the hardest hit. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) are joining forces to boost the recovery […]