Seoul, South Korea, June 22, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Accor Ambassador Korea, in partnership with Seohan Tourism Development Co., Ltd, is pleased to announce the upcoming opening of Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae this August. Locally inspired and offering a stimulating sense of place, Mercure hotels act as genuine portals to the destinations in which they […]

London, United Kingdom, June 27, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has laid out its new guidelines Safe & Seamless Travel including testing and tracing, following medical evidence, to ensure people can enjoy Safe Travels in the ‘new normal’. The guidelines will ensure that the travel sector is provided with […]

London, United Kingdom, June 26, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Gloria Guevara, WTTC President and CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), said “The UK’s Travel & Tourism sector will no doubt welcome the UK government’s announcement on the re-opening of hotels, pubs, restaurants and attractions from July 4, as the lockdown measures ease […]

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 […]

Bangkok, Thailand, June 20, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Thailand’s domestic-led tourism recovery was at the forefront of a virtual online event “TTF2020 – Special Bangkok Edition” today that tapped more than a 1,000 leading domestic and international travel and hotel industry participants. Research from hospitality consulting group C9 Hotelworks and Delivering Asia Communications focused on […]

London, United Kingdom, June 20, 2020 / / Holiday hotspot Egypt, is the latest in a line of popular destinations around the world to sign up to the world’s first ever global safety and hygiene stamp, launched recently by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The growing list of endorsements have come from […]

Khao Sok National Park, Thailand, June 18, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Anurak Community Lodge at Khao Sok National Park in southern Thailand has launched an amazing 990 Baht net per night offer for Thai residents and expats. Award winning ecolodge at Khao Sok National Park in Surat Thani announces special Rainforest Rising reopening offer for […]

Kingston, Jamaica, June 19, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Ministers from across the Americas have met to map a course for the sustainable growth of the region’s tourism sector, a lifeline for many millions and a key driver of economic growth. Though kept apart physically due to the extraordinary circumstances, the 65th meeting of the World […]

Madrid, Spain, June 19, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has welcomed Spain’s readiness to lead the way in restarting tourism. The head of the United Nations specialized agency attended a meeting with Spanish President Pedro Sánchez in Madrid today to learn about his government’s work to ease restrictions on travel introduced […]

Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, June 18, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Shangri-La Group announced today that it is introducing the “Shangri-La Cares” commitment which elevates its already rigorous hygiene and safety protocols for all properties worldwide. As people look to travel in the future, health, safety and sustainability will remain top of mind, particularly as […]

Geneva, Switzerland, June 18, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released criteria for the use of COVID-19 testing in the travel process. Should governments choose to introduce COVID-19 testing for travelers arriving from countries considered as high risk, testing must deliver results fast, be able to be conducted at scale, and […]

Norwood, Massachusetts, United States, June 17, 2020 / / Six non-governmental organizations call for a rebalance in tourism as the sector recovers from Covid-19. These organizations have come together for the first time to form The Future of Tourism Coalition with the global mission to place destinations at the center of recovery strategies – […]

Helsinki, Finland, June 16, 2020 / / Finnair, the Finnish flag carrier focused on connecting Europe and Asia, and Sabre Corporation, the leading software and technology company that powers the global travel industry, today announced a new worldwide distribution partnership. Under the new agreement, Sabre will resume distributing competitive global Finnair content to hundreds […]

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London, Great Britain, June 15, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / WTTC welcomes the beginning of the recovery of travel across Europe. Gloria Guevara, WTTC President and CEO, said: “WTTC welcomes the reopening of borders and the easing of travel restrictions across Europe, and applauds the European Commission (EC) recommendation to Schengen Member States to lift all […]

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 15, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / According to UAE Authorities the country is preparing for a full reopening after months of shutdown, Dubai Tourism has made an announcement that the country will be reopening again, though the date has not been set. “Authorities are preparing for a full reopening of UAE’s […]

Bangkok, Thailand, June 12, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Mahanakhon SkyWalk, Thailand’s highest rooftop and observation deck at King Power Mahanakhon’s 78th floor has reopened its doors to the public. Located within the iconic pixelated building in the heart of Sathorn, the attraction is ready to welcome visitors back to its panoramic indoor and outdoor viewing […]

Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 11, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The International Air Transport Association (IATA) introduced a free online interactive world map to provide travelers with the latest COVID-19 entry regulations by country. The map relies on IATA’s Timatic database which contains comprehensive information on documentation required for international travel. To keep pace with the dynamic […]

Madrid, Spain, June 10, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Recovery and resilience were the central themes as the members of the World Tourism Organization’s Regional Commission for Africa (CAF) met for the 63rd time. Reflecting the extraordinary circumstances, the meeting was held virtually, bringing together Ministers of Tourism from across the region with representatives of the […]

Kyoto, Japan, June 9, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Aman has signed a deal with Kyoto Resorts, a subsidiary of the Chartered Group, to manage a luxurious new property in Kyoto, Japan, Aman’s third resort in Japan. Scheduled to open 1 November 2019, the Aman Kyoto is situated in a hidden garden close to Kinkaku-ji Temple […]

Bangkok, Thailand, June 9, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Part of Asia’s leading hospitality operator, the Destination Group, Destination Eats launches ‘Wing It’, another vibrant food delivery brand in Bangkok allowing customers to enjoy chicken wings with a wide variety of delicious flavours, sides and more at home with reasonable prices. ‘Launching after the successful launch […]

London, United Kingdom, June 9, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Nearly three million jobs could be lost in the UK Travel & Tourism sector if barriers to global travel, such as quarantine measures and blanket anti-travel advisories remain in place, according to new research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). Up to 2.9 million […]