Madrid (Spain) – June 18, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in collaboration with Barça Innovation Hub (BIHUB) and with the support of the Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC), has announced the launch of the 1st UNWTO Sports Tourism Start-up Competition. The initiative is designed to identify projects and innovations that can transform […]

Macau (Macao SAR) – June 18, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Wynn Palace Cotai will once again host the Sake Feast with International Wine Challenge (IWC), one of the world’s foremost international wine competitions from June 24 to 25. This year’s event features an exclusive program focused entirely around sake, which includes Walkabout Tasting, Gala Dinner, Masterclass […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – June 17, 2019 (travelindex.com) – SmartLife SmartHealth is wellness and smart communities for the elderly and senior citizen and expat in Thailand. It offers comprehensive Thailand Longevity Stays as one-stop co-housing home and matching program activities, enjoy smart life peers to peers care including using Life Sensing Technology to improve and monitoring […]

Madrid (Spain)– June 14, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Countries around the world are integrating sustainability in their tourism policies but the evidence on the results of their implementation remains limited, research carried out for the first “Baseline Report on the Integration of Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns into Tourism Policies” has found. The Baseline Report, prepared […]

Koh Samui (Thailand) – June 13, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Sala Samui Chaweng Beach Resort is inviting guests to soothe their bodies and stimulate their senses at the Sala Spa Chaweng, its brand new wellness centre, which is nestled in the heart of the recently-unveiled Garden Wing. A heavenly haven of peace and tranquility, SALA Spa […]

Torremolinos, Malaga (Spain) – June 13, 2019 (travelindex.com) – In its 18th edition, a total of 56 entries from 25 countries are this year competing to win the Sustainable Tourism Awards that Skål International, the leading worldwide organization of travel and Tourism professionals, will present on 15 September, during the Opening Ceremony of the 80th […]

New York (USA) – June 12, 2019 (travelindex.com) –The World Economic Forum and the United Nations signed today a Strategic Partnership Framework outlining areas of cooperation to deepen institutional engagement and jointly accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The framework was drafted based on a mapping of existing collaboration between the […]

Victoria, Mahe (Seychelles) – June 12, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Last week’s editorial on opening opportunities for Islander Seychellois by ensuring they get access to financing or commercial loans brought the largest number of feedback ever since the three years the Saint Ange Tourism Report has been published. The subject obviously touched so many who cannot […]

Hua Hin (Thailand) – June 10, 2019 (travelindex.com) – More than 400 participants representing 22 countries played in Thailand for the 2019 Centara World Masters Golf Championship in Hua Hin today. The sell-out event is a welcome boon to Thailand’s tourism with the tournament attracting big numbers from Australia, New Zealand and India. The event’s […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – June 6, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce a new organisational partnership with Awecademy, a future-focused educational content provider that creates personalised learning playlists and individualised learning pathways for learners globally.PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy said, “The world is evolving at an accelerated pace with […]

Pattaya (Thailand) – June 5, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The Thailand Travel Mart Plus, the country’s leading B2B travel show, opened for business on 5 June 2019, ushering in a new era of business opportunities for new buyers from new markets looking for emerging new Thai destinations. The three-day TTM+ 2019 is being held under the […]

Boulder, Colorado (United States) – June 5, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Elevating safety awareness and empowering travelers has been central to GeoSure’s mission from the beginning. With 15 million users today and travel safety information on more than 43,000 destinations around the world, we are scaling alongside leading travel platforms that make up the $8 trillion […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – June 7, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has adopted a simplified “A-B-C Strategy” to promote emerging tourist destinations by creating inter-linked, theme-related travel routes that better distribute visitor flows nationwide. Speaking at the Thailand media briefing at the Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) 2019, Mr. Tanes Petsuwan, TAT […]

Seoul (South Korea) – June 4, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Lufthansa Group Chief Executive Officer, Carsten Spohr, has assumed his duties as Chairman of the IATA Board of Governors (BoG) for a one-year term effective from the conclusion of the 75th IATA Annual General Meeting in Seoul, Republic […]

Cebu (Philippines) – June 3, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has presented a series of awards to several individuals in recognition for their contributions to the responsible development of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region. The following awards were presented during the PATA Annual Summit 2019 in Cebu, Philippines: PATA Life Membership, PATA Chairperson’s […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – June 3, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Capella Bangkok, the luxurious new boutique retreat nestled on the east bank of the legendary “River of Kings”, the Chao Phraya, will introduce guests to the rich cultural and culinary heritage of Charoenkrung, its charming and rapidly re-emerging riverside neighbourhood. Charoenkrung was one of Bangkok’s main thoroughfares […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – May 29, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Moevenpick BDMS Wellness Resort Bangkok, the innovative new health retreat in downtown Bangkok, has announced the appointment of Bruno Huber as its new General Manager. A stunning sanctuary in the heart of Bangkok, Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort Bangkok is directly connected to the BDMS Wellness Clinic and […]

Seoul (South Korea) – June 3, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The overwhelmingly passed AGM resolution called on Governments to implement the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) as agreed through the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). CORSIA is the first global carbon pricing instrument for an industry sector. It will cap net […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – May 31, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The Amazing Thai Taste Festival 2019 is going green this year by asking participants to bring their own food and drink containers to enjoy discounts from all participating stalls between 7 to 9 June from 11.00 to 20.00 Hrs. at Siam Square, Bangkok. Health conscious foodies will […]

Boulder, Colorado (United States) – May 31, 2019 (travelindex.com) – We’re delighted to share some news: GeoSure has just partnered with Adelman Travel, a top 10 travel management company specializing in travel and expense management. Through this partnership, Adelman Travel customers will have access to GeoSure’s hyper-local safety awareness functionality for more than 40,000 cities […]

Pattaya (Thailand) – May 30, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The country’s most important B2B travel trade show, the Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion (TTM+) 2019, is all set to go between 5-7 June, 2019, in a bigger and brighter format that clearly reflects the new sense of direction in a […]

Port-Louis (Mauritius) – May 27, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Mauritian Standard on Sustainable Tourism has achieved the ‘GSTC-Recognized Standard’ status. The Mauritian Standard on Sustainable Tourism (MS 165:2019) was developed to guide the sustainable development of the tourism industry in Mauritius. It is meant […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – May 23, 2019 (travelindex.com) – According to the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Annual Tourism Monitor 2019 Early Edition, Asia Pacific destinations collectively received almost 700 million international visitor arrivals (IVAs) in 2018. However, while tracking the shifts in destination growth is one dynamic, it is also of value to couple this […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – May 22, 2019 (travelindex.com) – To celebrate 36 years of purveying Bangkok’s most deliciously authentic Thai cuisine, iconic restaurant Spice Market has unveiled an eye-catching line-up of gastronomic delights. From its tropical garden surrounds in Parichart Court atrium, the restaurant marked the occasion by unveiling a new-look menu and subtle contemporary updates […]

New York (United States) – May 21, 2019 (travelindex.com) – American Express today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Resy, the digital restaurant reservation booking and management platform. The acquisition will build on the growing suite of digital-first benefits and services from American Express that extend beyond traditional rewards and points, to provide […]

New York (United States) – May 20, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The day globally recognised as United Nations’ International Day of Living Together in Peace is a day for mobilizing those in the international community to promote peace, tolerance, inclusion, understanding and solidarity. It’s a day for all of us to unite, sharing in our differences […]

Madrid (Spain) – May 17, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The new Observatory is located in the city of La Antigua Guatemala, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a leading tourism destination. Led by the Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo (INGUAT) and supported by the Guatemalan government, the Observatory will periodically collect data and scientific evidence as it […]

Melaka (Malaysia) – May 16, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Melaka was honored to host the stay of Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong XVI Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah Ibni Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah and Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Seri Paduka Baginda Raja […]

Victoria, Mahe (Seychelles) – May 13, 2019 (travelindex.com) – A lot of talk about tourism everywhere. The discussions must always be concentrating at trying to consolidate the industry for all those who invested in the industry or who finding a living in that key industry that is today the pillar of the Seychelles economy. Only […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – May 13, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The South East Asia Hotel Investors’ Summit returns for its third edition in May and will again feature top executives from both hotel owning groups and management companies addressing issues facing the regional hospitality sector. In Thailand, the past couple of years have seen a big rebound […]

Cebu (Philippines) – May 14, 2019  (travelindex.com) – The sold-out PATA Annual Summit 2019 in Cebu, Philippines officially ended over the weekend. The conference featured opinion leaders from both public and private sectors, including the co-founder of Airbnb and leaders of five tourism boards worldwide, among many other influencers in the travel and tourism industry within […]

Pattaya (Thailand) – May 14, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Renowned Southeast Asian boutique hospitality brand, X2 [Cross-To] Resorts, has officially launched its latest boutique resort, X2 Pattaya Oceanphere – a stylish all-pool villa retreat at Bang Saray Beach, a former pirate haven and traditional fishing community on Thailand’s idyllic Eastern Seaboard. Accessible in just 1.5 hours […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – May 10, 2019 (travelindex.com) – For those looking to get away for the weekend in the heart of Bangkok. The award-winning lifestyle wellness, Well Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20 invites the health-loving travelers for an extra day to enjoy the staycation with Stay Three Pay Two – Book three nights and pay for […]

Singapore (Singapore) – May 10, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Indulge in the very best of contemporary Japanese cuisine. Take delight and relish in quintessential modern Japanese fine dining. Renowned for their delectable dishes and signature blend of flavours, RIZU is launching its new Spring season Omakase menu that features the freshest prime seasonal ingredients. Owner of […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – May 9, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Blue Elephant Cooking School and Restaurant in Phuket was recently the venue for a press conference to announce the upcoming, two-day Peranakan inspired “The 9th Phuket Baba Wedding” package which will take the lucky couple to various prominent locations in Phuket between 14-15 June 2019.   The Thai-Chinese […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – May 9, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Chatrium Hotels and Residences is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Rene Balmer as Group General Manager. Book your Chatrium Hotel and Residence in Bangkok and around the world at best rates available. Earn HolidayClick Points and pay at the hotel. Book now at HotelWorlds.com! Mr. […]

Victoria, Mahe (Seychelles) – May 8, 2019 (travelindex.com) – A recent the quote from President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa during the closing ceremony for the Durban Indaba last week marked many in the tourism industry when he said:- “Tourism is a new gold ready to be explored in Africa. Tourism is an industry that […]

Lucerne (Switzerland) – May 8, 2019 (travelindex.com) – In light of the recent terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, the Board of World Tourism Forum Lucerne (WTFL) made a last-minute decision to change the agenda and highlight how with these attacks the terrorists have struck the heart of Sri Lanka’s vibrant tourism industry, a sector of […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – May 7, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The South East Asia Hotel Investors Summit returns for its third edition in May and will again feature top executives from both hotel owning groups and management companies and a range of cutting-edge topics. SEAHIS focuses heavily on the issues facing hotel property investors.  What topics are […]

Schönenberg (Switzerland) – May 6, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Central Asia is one of the fastest growing tourism regions in the world right now. Visa reform, improved flight connections, reduced bureaucracy, and investment in infrastructure have all contributed to the countries’ increase in popularity with adventurous travelers and tour operators alike. But how much do we […]

Lucerne (Switzerland) – May 3, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Innovative digital business models are constantly changing the travel, tourism and hotel industries. This technology-driven change forces organizations to question long-established structures in order to remain at the forefront of their sectors. In addition, the focus of the World Tourism Forum Lucerne was on the innovators themselves. […]