London, United Kingdom, January 22, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / More than 100 million jobs could return to the global Travel & Tourism sector during 2021, as the world recovers from the crippling COVID-19 pandemic, says the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). A strong summer of travel is expected as the sector begins its road […]

Madrid, Spain, January 22, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The Global Tourism Crisis Committee has met for the first time in 2021. Organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the cross-sector body met in Madrid during the 113th session of the UNWTO Executive Council to advance solid plans to restart tourism. The meeting focused on the […]

London, United Kingdom, January 21, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, said: “The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) warmly welcomes the Biden-Harris inauguration in what will be a pivotal first year in office. WTTC looks forward to working with the incoming administration to help revive the struggling Travel & Tourism […]

Valletta, Malta, January 21, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Travel & Tourism urged to help save the planet. Geoffrey Lipman, President of SUNx Malta, greets the start of Joe Biden’s Presidency with a challenge for us all to act now to take advantage of new US leadership to help redress the devastating impact of climate change. […]

Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 21, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The International Air Transport Association and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, today announced a partnership to launch the IATA Travel Pass for Etihad Airways’ guests. The IATA Travel Pass is a mobile app to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in […]

Geneva, Switzerland, January 20, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Economic Forum Davos Agenda, taking place virtually on 25-29 January, will bring together the foremost leaders of the world to address the new global situation. Heads of state and government, chief executives and leaders from civil society will convene under the theme: A Crucial Year […]

Madrid, Spain, January 19, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has expressed its continued support for Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili. Meeting in Madrid, its members nominated him to continue leading the United Nations specialized agency for four more years. At the end of the 113th session of the Executive […]

New York, NY, United States, January 16, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Amidst climate, health and job fears, the UN’s worldwide consultation reveals optimism for the future and appetite for transformative global action On January 8, the United Nations released the final report on a year-long consultation to mark its 75th anniversary. The report was launched […]

Madrid, Spain, January 18, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The global tourism sector is starting the new year prepared to #RestartTourism when conditions allow, with the World Tourism Organization set to again bring together leaders from across the public and private sectors. Tomorrow in Madrid, the UNWTO Global Tourism Crisis Committee will hold its first meeting […]

Geneva, Switzerland, January 18, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Earth Observation [EO] data provides a billion-dollar opportunity for economies on the African continent, one that could create jobs and build new resilience after COVID-19. The newly released report Unlocking the Potential of Earth Observation to address Africa’s critical challenges lays out the multiple economic benefits from […]

London, United Kingdom, January 15, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX /  The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched its new mental health guidelines for the Travel & Tourism sector, which have been compiled to support businesses of all sizes to support the mental health of their employees. • Read all the latest WTTC News and […]

Bangkok, Thailand, January 15, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel announces it is the first hotel in Thailand to become Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED® with Forbes Travel Guide. The comprehensive facility verification helps ensure that guests and travel planners can book with confidence at properties that have appropriate health safety procedures in place. […]

London, United Kingdom, January 14, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Comprehensive testing will allow free and safe movement for all. Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, said: “WTTC wholeheartedly supports the testing on departure of all travellers to ensure passengers can prove they are COVID-19 free and thus avoid the spread. • Read all the latest […]

London, United Kingdom, January 10, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, said: “WTTC supports measures designed to curb COVID-19 and protect public health but calls for the complete removal of unnecessary quarantines. “Requiring inbound travellers and holidaymakers to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 pre-departure test should ensure safe travel. This […]

London, United Kingdom, January 9, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, said: “The whole Travel & Tourism sector will be breathing a sigh of relief that the EU and UK government have been able to agree a deal at the 11th hour. “It is good news for a sector which has […]

Geneva, Switzerland, January 13, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the recovery in passenger demand which had been slowing since the Northern hemisphere’s summer travel season, came to a halt in November 2020. Total demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) was down 70.3% compared to November 2019, […]

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, January 12, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Fewer than one in 10 tourism workers in the Middle East are women though this proportion is steadily increasing, new research has found. The Regional Report on Women in Tourism in the Middle East, released today by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Ministry of […]

Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, January 11, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today announced that the PATA Annual Summit (PAS) 2021 will take place online from April 27-29. The three-day virtual event, organised with the support of Platinum Sponsor, the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), will bring together international […]

Beau Vallon, Mahé, Seychelles, January 8, 2020 / VISITSEYCHELLES / Seychelles is increasingly winning a reputation for being a stand-out holiday destination for discerning travellers in search of authenticity, harmony, safety and one of the most extraordinary experiences of nature on the planet. The H Resort Seychelles is very proud to be the leading resort […]

Geneva, Switzerland, January 7, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the recovery in passenger demand which had been slowing since the Northern hemisphere’s summer travel season, came to a halt in November 2020. Total demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) was down 70.3% compared to November 2019, […]

Macao, Macao SAR, January 6, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / As the pandemic situation basically stabilized in the Mainland and Macao, Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) has been actively promoting Macao as a safe and quality destination in accord with the reinstatement of travel permit issuance for Mainland residents. Boosted further by the charm of festive […]

Dubai, UAE, January 5, 2021 / AIRLINEHUB / Emirates has announced that it will deploy its latest flagship A380 aircraft featuring new premium economy seats and luxurious enhancements across all cabins to London Heathrow. Starting from 4 January, passengers flying between Dubai and London Heathrow can experience Emirates’ latest A380. Operating as EK003/004, the aircraft […]

Singapore, Singapore, January 3, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / International travellers considering upcoming visits to Singapore in 2021 can look forward to a more stress-free experience when they stay in any of the four Shangri-La hotels in Singapore. In view of the increased concerns and worries travellers may have during this period, the Shangri-La Group will […]

Bangkok, Thailand, January 2, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), together with ICONSIAM and other agencies, associations and businesses along Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River turned the New Year countdown into a new-normal celebration. The ‘Amazing Thailand Countdown 2021’ – Celebrate the Shining Spirit of Thailand, staged on New Year’s Eve at […]