London, United Kingdom, August 8, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Popular holiday destinations Sri Lanka and Grenada, are among the latest destinations to begin using 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 many major holiday and […]

Shanghai, China, August 7, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The organizers of ITB China, China’s largest B2B exclusive travel trade show, announced the launch of the ITB China Industry MeetUp, at an exclusive networking event for industry senior representatives in Shanghai last Wednesday. The ITB China Industry MeetUp is a series of events set to take […]

Geneva, Switzerland, August 7, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Muhammad Albakri, IATA’s Regional Vice President for Africa and the Middle East (AME), will be appointed Senior Vice President for Customer, Financial and Digital Services (CFDS), based in Geneva and effective 1 March 2021. At that time Aleks Popovich, […]

Bangkok, Thailand, August 6, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has today become a signatory of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, led by the United Nations Environment Programme and World Tourism Organization, in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Sustainable First supports and is a signatory to the Global Tourism Plastics […]

Bangkok, Thailand, August 5, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / In the afternoon of Tuesday, August 25th , the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office is hosting a half-day Virtual Destination Mekong Summit, organized by public-private partnership Destination Mekong, with sponsorship of UNWTO Affiliate Member Chameleon Strategies, under the theme of “Balanced Tourism Recovery for a Better Future”. In […]

Bangkok, Thailand, August 4, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Capella Bangkok is now accepting reservations for stays from October 1st 2020. The highly anticipated opening is Capella Hotels and Resorts’ first property in Thailand. The award-winning hospitality group focuses on crafting authentic cultural experiences for its guests, combining a legacy of thoughtful design with the highest […]

Madrid, Spain, August 3, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The enormous toll of COVID-19 on international tourism has now become clear, with World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) data showing the cost up to May was already three times that of the 2009 Global Economic Crisis. As the situation continues to evolve, the United Nations specialized agency has […]

London, Great Britain, August 1, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has unveiled its Insurance Guidelines to rebuild global consumer confidence to help encourage the return of travelling. The guidelines are designed to drive the return of safe, healthy and responsible travel and ensure the insurance sector is fit for […]

Grütli, Seelisberg, Uri, Switzerland. August 1, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Founding of the Swiss Confederation in 1291 Since 1891, the first of August has been celebrated as Swiss National Day. The date refers to a historic alliance concluded in 1291 by the three cantons of Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden. This alliance was to become the […]

Okinawa, Japan, July 31, 2020 / travelindex / The Best Western Okinawa Onna Beach in Okinawa, Japan, continues to show its commitment to supporting the local community through creative and generous acts of service and hospitality. As COVID-19 continues to impact the community, care and unity during these challenging times mean more now than ever. […]

Singapore, Singapore, July 30, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / GSTC extends its recognition to include sustainable tourism management systems. Greenview Portal is the first sustainable tourism management system for multi-site businesses to achieve ‘GSTC-Recognized system’ status. Users of the Greenview Portal that have made significant progress in their adherence to the GSTC Criteria, will be able […]

Berlin, Germany, July 29, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / ITB Berlin is to publish a special study by IPK on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on international travel behaviour – Germans’ interest in travel abroad remains high despite no vaccine being available – Car journeys and holidays close to nature are regarded as very safe […]

San José, Costa Rica, July 27, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST) Standard 2.0 for Lodging and Tour Operators in Costa Rica has achieved the ‘GSTC-Recognized Standard’ status. The Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST), established by the Costa Rican Tourism […]

Geneva, Switzerland, July 25, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / WISeKey International Holding Ltd. (WISeKey), a leading global cybersecurity and IoT company, today announced the launch of WISeTravel, a free app for travelers. The world is facing a new normal. The COVID-19 global pandemic and the intensifying climate crisis are creating disruptions, threats and challenges to people […]

Bangkok, Thailand, July 23, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / South East Asia Hotel Investors Summit (SEAHIS) is an owner-driven event focused on hotel real estate investors, developers and franchisees. We were worried that needing to move the dates for SEAHIS to 8/9 December would mean losing speakers. Instead, we are thrilled that not only have we […]

Madrid, Spain, July 23, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / A new set of Recommendations published today outline how the global tourism sector can continue in its fight against plastic pollution while effectively facing the public health and hygiene challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ongoing pandemic has hit the tourism sector hard, putting more than 100 […]

London, United Kingdom, July 22, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Advises regional and local measures only to combat COVID-19 spikes. Travel & Tourism sector will help power the global economic recovery. The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has warned governments around the world that further country-wide border closures could seriously jeopardise global economic recovery. WTTC […]

Madrid, Spain, July 20, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Across Europe, the responsible restart of tourism is now underway. But even as growing numbers of tourists cross borders and businesses open up again, this is no time for complacency . Just as we stressed at the beginning of this crisis: words of support are not enough […]

Bangkok, Thailand, July 21, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Hospitality company has linked with the government of Thailand’s Rao Tiew Duay Gan campaign, which supports 40% of room rates (up to THB 3,000 per night). Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, is supporting the government in its efforts to boost domestic […]

Miyazaki, Japan, July 17, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / After a one-year hiatus, IAGTO has announced that the ninth edition of its Asia Golf Tourism Convention (AGTC) will take place in the Japanese prefecture of Miyazaki in April 2021. The event, taking place from 20-22 April, 2021, provides an opportunity for golf tour operators from around […]

Engadine Valley, Switzerland, July 16, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / With overseas golf trips back on the agenda, now is the ideal time to visit the wide open spaces and crystal clear air of Switzerland’s Engadine Valley to experience a spectacular Alpine round against a backdrop of majestic mountains and expansive blue skies. There is no […]

Pattaya, Thailand, July 16, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The Gems Mining Pool Villas Pattaya appoints Mr. Supakit Uasamphanchai as a new General Manager and Ms. Supa-arpha Itthikaiwan as Director of Marketing and Sales effective immediately, for the opening of a new African Gems Mining-Inspired resort in Pattaya, Thailand which is set to launch in Q4 […]

Geneva, Switzerland, July 16, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The global COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented job losses and economic uncertainty. As governments and businesses look to stimulate growth, a new study from the World Economic Forum found that ‘nature-positive’ solutions can create 395 million jobs by 2030. The Future of Nature and Business Report provides […]

Madrid, Spain, July 15, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced the launch of a new Startup Competition as it looks to identify innovators with the power to further tourism’s contribution to sustainable development. As the United Nations specialized agency for tourism, UNWTO has been guiding the sector’s efforts to contribute […]

Bangkok, Thailand, July 15, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is excited to announce the launch of the expanded and revamped PATA Crisis Resource Center (CRC) to aid in the rapid, robust and responsible renewal of the Asia Pacific travel and tourism industry. The updated resource was created with the support […]

Lanark, Scotland, Great Britain, July 14, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Sunderland of Scotland, the original technical weatherwear golf brand reveals its Autumn Winter 2020 (AW20) collection with the new men’s Citrus and Aqua for ladies’. Men’s Collection Highlights In Rainwear all with Lifetime Waterproof Guarantee, the s.Whispedry Pro-Lite jacket has been introduced in a modern […]

London, Great Britain, July 13, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Mandatory mask wearing will protect travellers and workers. People need to learn to live with COVID-19 until a vaccine is widely available. The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has called upon all travellers to don protective face masks to show they ‘wear to care’ in […]

Bangkok, Thailand, July 13, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The Sukhothai Bangkok has achieved the most prestigious awards in the annual “Travel + Leisure 2020 World’s Best Awards”, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary of the World’s Best Awards this year. #1 City Hotel in Bangkok #4 Hotel among all Asian Cities #37 Hotel Worldwide Travel […]

Geneva, Switzerland, July 10, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The International Air Transport Association (IATA) emphasized the aviation industry’s commitment to its emissions reduction goals and called for the International Energy Agency (IEA) to prioritize investment in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to help power aviation’s contribution to the post-COVID-19 recovery. IATA’s call comes on the eve […]

Nagoya, Japan, July 10, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Sabre Corporation, the leading software and technology company that powers the global travel industry, today announced a new agreement with Japan’s Resorttrust, Inc. to provide industry-leading technology solutions to enable the luxury chain to fine-tune its distribution strategies, grow geographic reach, increase booking conversions, boost revenue-per-room and […]

Bangkok, Thailand, July 9, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is collaborating with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to expand its Crisis Resource Center (CRC) to provide further aid in the rapid, robust and responsible renewal of the Asia Pacific travel and tourism industry. “Timely, accurate, and useful information is the […]

Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia, July 9, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Raffles Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce its 15th Raffles Hotel in the world, with the launch of the lavish Raffles Bali, which offers unparalleled views over the Indian Ocean and the famous Jimbaran Bay sunsets. With just 32 private pool villas, Raffles Bali epitomises […]

London, United Kingdom, July 9, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO said: “Thousands of tourism businesses large and small across the country will be breathing a collective sigh of relief now that the Chancellor has announced a VAT holiday of 15% for the hospitality industry from next Wednesday. “WTTC warmly welcomes […]

Bangkok, Thailand, July 7, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office is announcing the 18 Finalists of the Experience Mekong Showcases 2020. 4,200 eligible votes determined three Experience Mekong Collection members from each of the six member countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion for the next round of voting for this prestigious recognition. […]

London, United Kingdom, July 7, 2020 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), together with the world’s largest cruise company, Carnival Corporation Plc, will host the WTTC/Carnival Corporation Global Science Summit on COVID-19. Set for July 23, this will be a virtual scientific summit focused on COVID-19 and the ‘new normal’. Taking […]