Amsterdam, Netherlands, March 24, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Tivoli Hotels and Resorts has just launched its first property in the Netherlands. The Tivoli Doelen Amsterdam Hotel is a XVI century property in the classicist style overlooking the Amstel Canal and is considered to be the oldest hotel in the Dutch capital. The original home to […]

Doha, Qatar, March 24, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / UNWTO centred tourism as a key pillar of sustainable development at the 5th United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries. The conference, held in Doha around the theme of “From Potential to Prosperity” came at the pivotal half-way point in the timeline to achieve the Sustainable Development […]

Bangkok, Thailand, March 23, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Best Western Hotels and Resorts is making travel even more rewarding in 2023! With our new “Stay 2 Be Rewarded” promotion, guests who stay for two nights in Asia can earn 8,000 bonus Best Western Rewards® points – enough to redeem for free stays at hotels and […]

Miyazaki, Kyushu, Japan, March 23, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / The annual Asia Golf Tourism Convention (AGTC) has returned after a three-year Covid hiatus, bringing with it confidence and optimism from across the Asia Pacific region. AGTC 2023 took place in the Japanese prefecture of Miyazaki on the southernmost main island of Kyushu over six days […]

Brisbane, Australia, March 22, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Sabre Corporation announced the successful implementation of its Revenue Optimizer and Dynamic Availability solutions at Virgin Australia. The airline is now using Sabre’s advanced technology tools to help it to quickly sense and respond to evolving market conditions with real-time data insights. As travel recovery continues in […]

Berlin, Germany, March 21, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Germany leads the way in reducing absolute emissions in Travel & Tourism, the sector’s GDP has grown on average 1.5% annually while greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 1.1% each year. The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the Saudi-based Sustainable Tourism Global Center have unveiled groundbreaking […]

Berlin, Germany, March 20, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / UNWTO returned to ITB Berlin with a clear message: Tourism is back and committed to delivering positive change that goes beyond the sector itself. Tourism returns – why ITB matters ITB Berlin is the world’s biggest tourism and travel trade fair. This week’s event was the first […]

Singapore, Singapore, March 21, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Pullman Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Pullman Singapore Orchard, marking the brand’s debut in one of the world’s most iconic gateway cities. Located on Orchard Road, the famous retail district, this modern and stylish hotel will allow guests to balance business and leisure in […]

Olhuveli, Kudahuvadhoo Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives, March 20,2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Niyama Private Islands, the only luxury resort in the Maldives with its own wave breaking onto the shore, has two exciting upcoming surf initiatives. 1991 World # 2 pro surfer & Wave-Ki founder, Brad Gerlach, will be in residence at the resort from March 16th […]

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 17, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / UNWTO has launched a new Startup Competition to support women tourism tech entrepreneurs and innovators across the Middle East. Announced at Biban 2023, Saudi Arabia’s largest SME conference, the Women in Tech Startup Competition: Middle East, will further advance UNWTO’s work to make tourism a pillar of […]

Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles, March 17, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Tribute Portfolio, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s growing collection of characterful, independent hotels, welcomes its latest addition in Europe, the Middle East and Africa with the opening of Iaïla, Seychelles, a Tribute Portfolio Resort. Marking the brand’s debut in the Seychelles, the resort offers an oasis perfect […]

Madrid, Spain, March 16, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / UNWTO has released a new report highlighting the progress that global tourism has made in measuring greenhouse gas emissions as well as the challenges the sector still faces. Measurement of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is key for climate action. However, the tourism sector as the value chain is […]

Geneva, Switzerland, March 16, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Economic Forum has announced the induction of the newest members of its Young Global Leaders Class of 2023. This year’s cohort includes nearly 100 promising political leaders, innovative entrepreneurs, game-changing researchers and visionary activists who are accelerating positive and lasting change in their communities, countries […]

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 15, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline, will participate in an in-depth discussion on the Global Stage of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2023, which will take place at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 1-4 May. In conversation with John Strickland, Director of JLS Consulting, […]

AlUla, Saudi Arabia, March 14, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Tourism importance for rural development was the message at the heart of the Best Tourism Villages Ceremony. The initiative is one of the pillars of UNWTO Tourism for Rural Development Programme.  Every year, Best Tourism Villages by UNWTO recognizes destinations which stand out for their commitment to […]

Khao Lak, Thailand, March 14, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Reimagined beach front retreat pioneers a new style of travel, based around a collection of warm, intentional, natural and uplifting experiences. The intimate dining experience on the beach at sunset is one of a host of experiences offered to guests at the resort. JW Marriott Khao […]

Bohol, Philippines, March 13, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Accor has continued its rapid expansion in the Philippines with the signing of South Palms Resort Panglao Bohol – MGallery, a locally-inspired five-star resort on the idyllic island of Panglao that will introduce this emerging destination’s unique heritage and community values to visitors from all around the […]

AlUla, Saudi Arabia, March 11, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / UNWTO will celebrate tourism as a major factor of sustainable rural development at a special Best Tourism Villages ceremony to be held in AlUla, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (12-13 March). Best Tourism Villages by UNWTO (BTV) is the flagship initiative of the Organization’s wider work to […]

Koh Lanta, Thailand, March 11, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Vibrant annual event showcases the diverse culture and nature in this southern Thai paradise, including a creative contest to make artistic sculptures from recycled waste. Pimalai Resort & Spa, the five-star sanctuary on the southern Thai island of Koh Lanta, has reaffirmed its commitment to preserving […]

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 10, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / UNWTO and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will work together to promote education and professional development in tourism. Education and Training: A Priority for Tourism As the United Nations specialized agency for tourism, UNWTO has identified education as one of its key priorities for the sector. […]

Berlin, Germany, March 10, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) signed Memorandums of Understanding three European Tour and Travel Agency Associations at ITB Berlin marking a new level of cooperation between Malaysian tourism stakeholders and their European counterparts. Memorandums were signed by MATTA President Tan Kok Lian and […]

Berlin, Germany, March 9, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Alain St.Ange, the former Seychelles Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine took to the podium at the PATWA World Tourism and Aviation Leaders Summit to speak on the important topic of ‘New Initiatives for World Tourism. St.Ange was part of a panel of speakers that […]

Berlin, Germany, March 10, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched the Hotel Sustainability Basics (Basics) verification scheme. Announced at ITB Berlin, Basics will enable tourist accommodation providers from around the world, regardless of their size, to begin their sustainability journey. Basics, an industry-wide supported initiative, is a globally […]

Madrid, Spain, March 8, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Tourism must continue to deliver on its potential as a driver of women’s empowerment and opportunity. To mark International Women’s Day, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and UN Women have jointly reaffirmed their commitment to keep women’s empowerment ‘Centre Stage’ of tourism development. With the ‘Centre Stage’ model […]

Berlin, Germany, March 7, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Tourism is on track to achieve full recovery this year and ready to deliver on its potential as a pillar of peace and sustainability, UNWTO has told sector leaders at ITB in Berlin. As the leading tourism trade fair celebrates its first in-person event since 2019, UNWTO […]