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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Madrid (Spain) – February 3, 2020 ( – His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain joined the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for a special gala dinner in Madrid last night, further strengthening the support and commitment of Spain to sustainable tourism development. Held to mark the 40th anniversary of FITUR, one of the world’s leading […]

Koh Lanta (Thailand) – February 5, 2020 ( – Eco-tourism Recreation Koh Lanta has reopened its gates as Following Giants, a truly elephant-friendly venue. In partnership with leading animal welfare charity, World Animal Protection, Following Giants is now offering a better life for elephants and a genuine, ethical elephant experience for visitors. Here visitors spend […]

Cam Ranh ( Vietnam) – February 3, 2020 ( – The latest addition to Mövenpick’s collection of contemporary hotels and resorts has arrived with the launch of Mövenpick Resort Cam Ranh, located along Bai Dai Beach in the central Vietnamese province of Khanh Hoa. Book your hotel on Cam-Ranh-Beaches, Vietnam and around the world in […]

Victoria, Mahe (Seychelles) – February 1, 2020 ( – As we end January of 2020 the time is opportune to reflect on air access for Seychelles and the needed drive for visibility for tourism destinations. On the airline front their are more questions than answers and the ball lies squarely in the Seychelles court to […]

Vung Tau ( Vietnam) – February 1, 2020 ( – Nestled on the beachfront of Nghinh Phong Cape in southern Vietnam’s Bien Hoa Province, Mercure Vung Tau Resort offers the perfect weekend getaway with its breathtaking scenery and charming landscape. Boasting 80 guestrooms, the seaside resort offers a choice of room categories including family suites, […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – January 31, 2020 ( ) – Innovation, Concept, Profit, a potent combination that ensures the success of a restaurant; there is no better at it than lebua Hotels & Resorts, and its forward-thinking CEO Deepak Ohri. Forever trailblazing, the launching of Sirocco – an alfresco Mediterranean dining establishment, then the floating day […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – January 30, 2020 ( – Avani Hotels & Resorts announces the opening of Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort. The opening marks the brands first entry into Thailand’s resort town of Krabi, which will be followed with the opening of Avani+ Koh Lanta Resort later in the year. Centrally located, Avani Ao […]

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (Malaysia) – January 29, 2020 ( – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has gathered a diverse line-up of international experts at the forefront of the adventure travel industry to explore the nuances, trends and dynamics of one of the fastest-growing tourism sectors at the upcoming PATA Adventure Travel Conference and Mart […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – January 28, 2020 ( – With close to 1,000 submissions and a total of 340 hours of playtime, the Asia Destination Film Awards received much attention from international filmmakers, tourism boards, travel companies, and content creators. Thirty-four finalists in the categories Tourism Boards, Travel Industry, Filmmakers, User-generated Content, and Sustainable Travel were […]

Papeete, Tahiti (French Polynesia) – January 27, 2020 ( – On Tahiti Tourisme’s Board of Directors meeting held on January 13, 2020, it was decided to appoint Jean-Marc Mocellin as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for The Islands of Tahiti. His nomination was suggested by Maïlee Faugerat, Chairwoman of the […]