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Thailand ’s Tourism Sector Seeks to Reopen Country by 1 July

Inbound international tourism sector in Thailand says vaccines are a game changer that allow for the reopening of the country and for quarantine requirements to be dropped Leading international tourism companies in Thailand have launched a campaign to reopen the country’s borders from 1 July 2021. The #OpenThailandSafely campaign was launched 2 March with the […]

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Kuoni reveals major expansion of luxury European holidays as it eyes short-haul growth for 2022

It’s long been famous for luxury long-haul trips to places like the Maldives, Caribbean and Thailand, but now Kuoni is putting a new focus on launching its biggest ever range of luxury short-haul holidays. The worldwide travel company has spent the past few months handpicking and contracting a new range of luxury short-haul places to […]

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High demand from International Travel Exhibitors and Sponsors sets tone for ITB Asia 2021 Virtual

The countdown to ITB Asia Virtual 2021 has begun. The show, which takes place from 25 – 29 October 2021 virtually, is seeing a high demand from tourism organisations and partners. As the tourism industry shows promising signs of recovery, the event sees increasing uptake of travel trade buyer registrations, as more trade professionals are […]

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WTTC calls for an end to the discredited travel traffic light system

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has called upon the UK government to finally bring an end to the widely discredited travel traffic light system. The call comes after the latest update which saw just seven countries added to the green list, with Thailand, a popular winter sun destination for holiday starved Brits, and […]

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UNWTO: Green hotel investments to restart tourism

Destination Capital (DC) has signed a collaborative arrangement with the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) of the United Nations to support the rejuvenation of the hotel industry. The arrangement supports the relationship DC has with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to promote investment in green and sustainable tourism accommodation and to stimulate re-employment, particularly in the […]

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Airlines Add Back Another 3.1 Million Seats This Week

The challenges of the airline industry are captured in this week’s data short-term growth clouded by the reality of having to cut another 7.9 million seats from the planned July schedules. For every positive indicator, there seems to be an immediate response with further lockdowns or bubbles deflating. This weekend saw a very small Covid-19 […]

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ForwardKeys: At 49% of pre-pandemic levels the bookings on Greece

The latest research from ForwardKeys, which has the most up to date and comprehensive fight booking data available, reveals that the outlook for international air travel this summer (1st June – 31st August) is set to be just under a quarter (23%) of pre-pandemic levels. As at 1st June, flight tickets issued for international arrivals […]

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Hotelbeds signs strategic agreement with global leading hospitality chain, Banyan Tree Group

Hotelbeds,  the world’s leading bedbank, has today announced a strategic partnership with Banyan Tree Group, one of the world’s leading independent, multi-branded hospitality groups. With this agreement, Hotelbeds has secured exclusive offers and privileges for its customers at Banyan Tree Group’s 48 hotels across 22 countries. Banyan Tree Group operates five award-winning brands: Banyan Tree […]

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Photo by Soroush Karimi on Unsplash shines light on travelers’ optimism and hope on the horizon for getting back to travel

New research of, spanning 28,000+ travelers across 28 countries and territories reveals the travel hopes and anticipation among people around the world in the wake of vaccine roll-outs, following a year of restrictions. 71% of global travelers would rather go on vacation in 2021 than find true love Two thirds (66%) feel more hopeful […]

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UNWTO highlights potential of domestic Tourism to help drive economic recovery in destinations worldwide

As restrictions on travel begin to ease globally, destinations around the world are focusing on growing domestic Tourism, with many offering incentives to encourage people to explore their own countries. According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), with domestic tourism set to return faster than international travel, this represents an opportunity for both developed and […]

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