Hua Hin, Thailand, July 20, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Dusit International has expanded its operations in the kingdom with the opening of dusitD2 Hua Hin, an upscale pet-friendly retreat in the heart of Hua Hin, a popular seaside destination just three hours by car from Bangkok. With a wide range of modern facilities and state-of-the-art […]

Koh Samui, Thailand, July 13, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / First resort of the group’s Centara Reserve brand to feature one-of-a-kind dining, social, and service experiences. Centara Hotels and Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, announces the much-anticipated opening date of Centara Reserve Samui in August 2021. • Discover Samui and the World’s Best Luxury Hotels here. […]

Phuket, Thailand, July 1, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce that Phuket’s highly anticipated reopening to tourism is now officially in effect, with the launch today of the Phuket Sandbox programme that welcomes fully vaccinated international visitors to the destination with no need to quarantine. Right from […]

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 29, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Expo 2020 Dubai and City Football Group have kicked off a new partnership that will see the largest event in the Arab world become the Official Exhibition Partner of English Premier League champions Manchester City. Under the partnership, which builds on the universal appeal of […]

Malaga, Spain, June 28, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Intrepid Travel is introducing new sustainable travel experiences in Europe designed to benefit local communities thanks to an exclusive partnership with MEET Network Association. As travel’s largest B Corp, creating innovative new community-based travel experiences is a key focus for Intrepid. The tours help to spread the […]

Phuket, Thailand, June 27, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC) to launch the ‘Hug Thais’ project to stimulate Thai and foreign tourists’ spending to revive economy. • Discover gastronomy destination Phuket and the Asia’s Best Fine Dining […]

Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles, June 26, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / President Wavel Ramkalawan welcomed Mr Alain St Ange for a courtesy call at State House this morning. The former Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine; Mr St Ange, returned to Seychelles following his recent posting as a Tourism consultant in Jakarta, Indonesia. The meeting […]

London, United Kingdom, June 25, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Virginia Messina, WTTC Senior Vice President, said: “WTTC is very concerned about reversing quarantine measures and would urge against EU states reimposing them on arriving British holidaymakers. “With more than 60% of British adults now fully vaccinated, they should be able to enjoy quarantine-free travel to […]

Brussels, Belgium, June 25, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / With Europe as a global leader in Travel & Tourism, SUNx Malta announces two initiatives to help post pandemic recovery in the region and respond to UN Secretary General Guterres call for all post pandemic tourism to be Sustainable and Climate Friendly. First is an SDG 17 […]

Lucerne, Switzerland, June 25, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / After two inspiring Online Meetups featuring speakers from the tourism industry, one thing is clear: tourism is on the cusp of a promising future. Leading personalities from the tourism industry and politics, as well as investors and start-ups will meet in Andermatt in November to promote and […]

London, United Kingdom, June 23, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Virginia Messina, Senior Vice President WTTC, said: “Today’s announcement from the EU advising member states to begin welcoming back U.S. travel is the latest piece of encouraging news from global leaders as we all work towards revitalising the global Travel & Tourism sector. Reopening pathways for […]

Harare, Zimbabwe, June 24, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / UNWTO commits to work with the Government of Zimbabwe to measure the importance of tourism for the country’s economy. Zimbabwe has identified tourism as a central pillar of its National Development Strategy, (NDS 1, 2021-2025). To reflect this, UNWTO is now working with the government on the […]

Houston, Texas, United States, June 21, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The fast-rising SpaceFund venture capital team announced its newest member today. James Mertz brings a highly successful career in family office, energy, and real estate investing to a team that has already shaken the space investment world with its early successes and thought-leading investment strategies. […]

London, United Kingdom, June 21, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, and faculty and scientists of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, today release four research insight papers to support the pursuit of sustainability in Travel & Tourism. • […]

Barcelona, Spain, June 19, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has launched the Jobs Factory, powered by Hosco, the global hospitality network. This innovative platform is designed to connect talent with employers across the sector, being the perfect solution for hospitality recruitment. The Jobs Factory harnesses Hosco’s power of machine learning, algorithms, […]

Bangkok, Thailand, June 18, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / From Imtiaz Muqbil, Executive Editor, Travel Impact Newswire – Dear Governor Yuthasak, with the vaccination process full steam ahead, a few hiccups notwithstanding, Thai Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha’s speech on 16 June has paved the way for a rebound and recovery, led by Travel & Tourism. […]

London, United Kingdom, Jun 17, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), launch a major new report today, addressing the complex issue of single-use plastic products within Travel & Tourism. ‘Rethinking Single-Use Plastic Products in Travel & Tourism’ launches as countries around the world […]

Windhoek, Namibia, June 17, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / UNWTO’s African Member States will work together to establish a new narrative for tourism across the continent. To better realize tourism’s potential to drive recovery, UNWTO and its Members will also work with the African Union and the private sector to promote the continent to new global […]

Accra, Ghana, June 17, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Economic Forum, in partnership with the Government of Ghana, is launching the first Country Financing Roadmap (CFR) for SDGs initiative in Africa. The CFR is a country-led initiative – in collaboration with the Sustainable Development Investment Partnership, a joint initiative between the World Economic Forum […]

Ayutthaya, Thailand, June 16, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The fifth edition of The Michelin Guide in Thailand, to be released at the end of 2021, will extend its coverage to the ancient city of Ayutthaya, or Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya – one of Thailand’s major tourist attractions, and a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site since […]

Phuket, Thailand, June 15, 2021 – Most of the people these days, keep on saying how much they want to travel after having being lockdown with stringent policies of travel restrictions.  It seems to me, our mind and soul almost physically screaming the need to be free and explore all the places that we only […]

London, United Kingdom, June 15, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The UK government must abandon the ‘failed and damaging’ traffic light system now if it is to save the stricken Travel & Tourism sector from total collapse, says the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The controversial system, which has wreaked havoc among consumers and Travel […]

Phuket, Thailand, June 14, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently presented the Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA) Plus Certificate to more than 300 tourism businesses in Phuket, as the island is preparing to welcome back fully vaccinated visitors under the ‘Phuket Sandbox’ model from 1 July, 2021. The […]

Bangkok, Thailand, June 15, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, has expanded its food business in Bangkok with the soft opening of its new flagship KAUAI dining outlet at Asoke Towers in the heart of the city’s busy Sukhumvit district. It is the fifth KAUAI branch in Bangkok, […]

London, United Kingdom, June 13, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Travel & Tourism Council has called on Boris Johnson and the G7 Heads of State, to lead a coordinated response to restart international travel safely, which it says will be critical to the global economic and social recovery. WTTC, which represents the global private […]