Geneva, Switzerland, April 22, 2020 /TRAVELINDEX/ The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for governments to work with the industry on confidence-boosting measures in the face of an anticipated slow recovery in demand for air travel. “Passenger confidence will suffer a double whammy even after the pandemic is contained—hit by personal economic concerns in the […]

Valletta, Malta, April 22, 2020 / travelindex / SUNx Malta and The Institute of Tourism Studies (ITS) launched the first Tourism course dedicated to the transformation of the Travel & Tourism industry in line with the Paris Climate Accord and tagged to the SDGs. It flows directly from the SUNx Malta Climate Friendly Travel Ambitions […]

Khao Sok National Park, Thailand, April 21, 2020 / / Award winning ecolodge in southern Thailand encourages guests to help with a forest regeneration project. Anurak Community Lodge at Khao Sok National Park in southern Thailand has launched ‘Rainforest Rising’ tree planting initiative for guests to join. Apart from ecotourism activities at the lodge […]

Kent, England, United Kingdom, April 21, 2020 / / Though the golf industry is facing challenging times at present, Golf in Kent has embraced the recent news that The 149th Open will be held at Royal St George’s in 2021 following the cancellation of the Championship in 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak. The […]

Bangkok, Thailand, April 21, 2020 / / Seeking nominations of inspiring, dedicated and innovative leaders in travel and tourism in the Greater Mekong Subregion. Achieving a prosperous and sustainable tourism industry relies on committed leaders with vision and determination. The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) is introducing the Mekong Heroes, an initiative operated by […]

Aman, Jordan, April 20, 2020 / / A New World Tourism was launched with supporters in 26 countries; the New Tourism initiative is called Project Hope Travel. Hashtag #projecthopetravel was established to share ideas, initiatives for tomorrow’s tourism. This is a public-private partnership to prepare for a new reality of the travel and tourism […]

Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles, April 17, 2020 / / COVID-19, while serving to unite the world against a common enemy, has also brought the world of tourism to its knees. For the most part, countries have closed their borders, planes have been grounded, and travellers are on lock-down; all in a bid to stop the […]

Ile aux Cerfs, Mauritius, April 16, 2020 / / In the midst of this challenging situation, we are truly excited to share with you this thrilling news. We have been honored by our distinguished golfers who have rated our spectacular golfing island of Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club as 2020 Golfers’ Choice Awards for […]

Madrid, Spain, April 16, 2020 / / The scale of disruption caused by COVID-19 to global tourism is shown in a comprehensive new report on travel restrictions from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The landmark report, published at a time of unprecedented disruption for the sector, shows that almost all global destinations have imposed […]

Madrid, Spain, April 17, 2020 / / Across the world, countries continue to count the cost of COVID-19: in lives lost, in economic disruption and in the threat to sustainable development where it’s most needed. This week, the Spring Meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund set the backdrop for global leaders […]

Geneva, Switzerland, April 15, 2020 / / The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released updated analysis showing that the COVID-19 crisis will see airline passenger revenues drop by $314 billion in 2020, a 55% decline compared to 2019. On 24 March IATA estimated $252 billion in lost revenues (-44% vs. 2019) in a scenario […]

London, United Kingdom, April 15, 2020 / / A major new report has revealed the vital contribution that Travel & Tourism will make to Asia-Pacific’s economic recovery, once the COVID-19 pandemic has been combatted. The publication by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, of […]

New York City, New York, United States, April 15, 2020 / / Arrivalist, the leading location intelligence platform in the travel industry, today unveiled a day-by-day index measuring the volume of vehicle trips taken by U.S. travelers. Dubbed the Daily Travel Index, it is a free, publicly available tool on the company’s website designed […]

Phoenix, Arizona, United States, April 15, 2020 / Best Western Hotels and Resorts has launched a support package designed to offer a helping hand to front line workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The package includes a discounted rate at participating BWHR-branded hotels, a custom loyalty offering for essential workers and expanded donation offerings supporting COVID-19 […]

Nairobi, Kenya, April 14, 2020 / / From natural disasters to health and security issues, many things affect MICE industry events and their attendees. COVID-19 has disrupted the world as we knew it… for some the disruption has been small and for others life feels completely upended. At times like this despair, fear and […]

Amman, Jordan, April 13, 2020 / / Today Dr. Rifai proposed a draft plan called the HOPE Recovery Plan for African Tourism. He is the President of the Tourism Task Force for Africa, based in Amman, Jordan, while the Vice President of the Task Force is Mr. Alain St. Ange, former Minister of Tourism […]

Madrid, Spain, April 13, 2020 / / In light of the impact of COVID-19, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Basque Culinary Center (BCC) and the Government of Flanders have announced that the 6th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism, scheduled to take place 1-3 June in Bruges, Belgium, will now be held in […]

Vienna, Virginia, United States, April 11, 2020 / / The documentary film ‘JANE’ is a phenomenon – but it’s only part of the story. The film covers the remarkable journey of 26 year old Jane Goodall as a young researcher immersing herself in the lives of wild chimpanzees, and her personal struggles and accomplishments […]

Madrid, Spain, April 10, 2020 / / Where next for tourism? For now, we stay at home. But we will travel again. And when we do, we will do so more consciously, more sustainably and with a greater feeling of solidarity than ever before. As we look to the future, UNWTO wants to hear […]

Paris, France, April 10, 2020 / / Accor Live Limitless ALL is the daily lifestyle companion that integrates rewards, services and experiences throughout Accor, a world-leading hospitality group, has launched a new global digital entertainment campaign. It is aimed at letting guests and the broader public discover new experiences and live their passions while […]

London, United Kingdom, April 9, 2020 / / Sector shows significant growth compared to overall economy. A major new report has revealed Travel & Tourism’s crucial contribution to help re-energise the EU’s economic recovery once the COVID-19 pandemic has been successfully combatted. The publication by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents […]

Bangkok, Thailand, April 9, 2020 / / Since 1984, the PATA Gold Awards has been setting standards for excellence and innovation within the travel and tourism industry, attracting hundreds of entries from destinations across Asia Pacific annually. This year, the PATA Gold Awards 2020 will present 23 awards and three Grand Title Winners for […]

Gozo, Malta, April 8, 2020 / / Just as the sun was about to rise, 7,000 viewers experienced the annual Spring Equinox as seen from the Mnajdra Temples, thanks to Heritage Malta’s live stream of the event which was hosted by curator Katya Stroud. Till now, the number of visitors has increased to 27,000 […]

Bangkok, Thailand, April 8, 2020 / / Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, has launched an initiative to support courageous medical staff. As a key player in the communities in which Centara operates, the pioneering hospitality firm is providing complimentary hotel rooms and meals to carers in need of accommodation and food. […]

Madrid, Spain, April 7, 2020 / / By staying home today, we can travel tomorrow”.The hashtag #TravelTomorrow encapsulates this message of solidarity and hope, through whichthe World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) calls for shared responsibility among travellers and the tourism sector around the world to deal with the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Discovering different cultures, practicing […]

Los Cabos, Mexico, April 7, 2020 / / The Los Cabos Tourism Board has created an online toolkit for its tourism partners. Los Cabos has taken a proactive stance on the coronavirus, implementing containment measures through all sectors of its tourism industry, said Rodrigo Esponda, managing director of the Los Cabos Tourism Board. “Our […]

Koh Lanta, Thailand, April 6, 2020 / / Pioneering luxury Thai resort, Pimalai Resort & Spa is forging ahead with recovery plans despite the recent closure of Koh Lanta island in the southern Thai province of Krabi until April 30. Book your hotel in Koh Lanta, Thailand and around the world in over 100 […]

Geneva, Switzerland, April 6,2020 / / The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the postponement of the 76th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit. The event had been scheduled to take place on 22-23 June in Amsterdam. The 76th IATA AGM and World Air Transport Summit will be held when it […]

Armonk, New York, United States, April 4, 2020 / by Dario Gil, Director of IBM Research – At IBM, I have the privilege of working with colleagues who have dedicated their lives and careers to advancing science and creating innovative technology that can be a force for progress in the world. Since the start of […]