Monthly Archives: September 2020

Madrid, Spain, September 28, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Advancing digitalization will be key to adapting to the new tourism environment. The Covid-19 crisis has disproportionately affected tourism, a sector that accounts for millions of jobs around the globe. While no one can say with certainty when tourism will recover, people are starting to dream again […]

Valletta, Malta, September 28, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Earlier this month, the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres issued a policy brief on the important role of Tourism, in a post COVID 19 socio-economic recovery and importantly he specifically called for “Climate Friendly Travel” from this sector, which drives some 10% of the […]

New York City, NY, USA, September 26, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / During the Climate Week NYC and in the side-lines of UN General Assembly, SUNx Malta launched a Climate Friendly Travel Registry for 2050 Climate Neutral & Sustainability Ambitions in partnership with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), and Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA). […]

The Hague, Netherlands, September 26, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / As political leaders seek to engage the private sector in making the European Union’s $1 trillion Green Deal initiative a reality, the focus should be on the whole circular economy, not just one sector. “We need to look beyond energy if we want to attain the […]

Madrid, Spain, September 26, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The EBRD and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) are joining forces to promote sustainable tourism, accelerate the transfer of climate finance and make green technologies more accessible for the tourism sector through the Bank’s online shopping-style platform Green Technology Selector. More than 26,000 green technologies available Hotels […]

Macao, Macao SAR, September 25, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Vice-Chairman and Secretary-General of the Global Tourism Economy Forum, Pansy Ho gave a virtual keynote at 2020 Sino-European Entrepreneurs Summit: Qingdao Forum (SEES Qingdao). SEES Qingdao is hosted by the Sino-International Entrepreneurs Federation (SIEF) and the Qingdao Municipal People’s Government to promote mutual learning and trust […]

Madrid, Spain, September 26, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / As growing numbers of countries around the world ease restrictions on travel, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has launched a new Tourism Recovery Tracker to support global tourism. This represents the latest concrete action undertaken by the United Nations specialized agency as it leads the response of […]

Pattaya, Thailand, September 23, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Best Western Hotels and Resorts expansion in Thailand has taken a significant stride forward with the opening of Best Western Plus Nexen. The property is the brand’s first hotel in Pattaya, the vibrant seafront city on the country’s rapidly emerging Eastern Seaboard. Slated to open on October […]