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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STR: U.K. leading Europe in hotel occupancy recovery

The U.K. continues to lead Europe in hotel occupancy with four straight weeks above 60% in the metric, according to STR data through 18 July. “Demand is almost exclusively leisure-driven as the U.K. has benefitted from a successful vaccination program, a phased reopening and improved travel sentiment overall,” said Thomas Emanuel, STR’s Director. “Other countries […]

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Silversea Cruises offcially names newest ship, Silver Moon, in Athens

Silversea Cruises yesterday christened Silver Moon as the newest ship in its ultra-luxury fleet, building momentum in the cruise line’s global return to service. Held aboard the ship in the port of Piraeus, Silver Moon’s official naming ceremony was attended by many esteemed guests, including Richard D. Fain, Royal Caribbean Group, Chairman and CEO; Roberto […]

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Lack of inbound travel continues to hamper UK economic revival while flights to amber list countries take off

The UK’s economic revival is being hampered by the lack of inbound travel while flights to amber list countries take off, says the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The warning comes from the global tourism body, which represents the global private Travel & Tourism sector. New data collected by travel and analytics firm and […]

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New WTTC report provides framework for achieving Destination Stewardship

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) today launched a major new report which reveals how destinations can grow responsibly, using the Destination Stewardship model. The report was launched in partnership with the Travel Foundation and the European Tourism Futures Institute (ETFI) at NHL Stenden University, in the Netherlands. ‘Towards Destination Stewardship: Achieving Destination Stewardship through […]

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IATA Warns Governments on High Cost of Testing

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments to take action to address the high cost of COVID-19 tests in many jurisdictions and urged flexibility in permitting the use of cost-effective antigen tests as an alternative to more expensive PCR tests. IATA also recommended governments adopt recent World Health Organization (WHO) guidance to consider exempting vaccinated […]

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GlobalData: IoT will have a bigger role to play in post-pandemic travel

Internet of Things (IoT) technology can help to ease traveler concerns regarding personal health and wellbeing, while allowing travel and tourism companies to collect a wealth of data for a range of internal and external benefits, according to GlobalData. The leading data and analytics company notes that this technology will have a bigger role to […]

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UNWTO: International travel largely on hold despite uptick in May

The biggest crisis in the history of tourism continues into a second year. Between January and May, international tourist arrivals were 85% below 2019 levels (or a 65% drop on 2020), UNWTO data shows. Despite a small uptick in May, the emergence of COVID-19 variants and the continued imposition of restrictions are weighing on the […]

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ETC: National Tourism Organizations are changing|New report

As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with ongoing challenges posed by climate change and ensuring sustainability, tourism globally is in a critical period of transition. Recognising this, the European Travel Commission (ETC) has released a report: “The Changing Tourism Environment and Its Impact on the Work of NTOs”. The study investigates the ways […]

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Domes Resorts Welcomes New Exclusive, Opulent, Distinctive Hotel Domes of Corfu to its Portfolio

Domes Resorts, Greece’s fastest growing luxury hotel brand, is delighted to announce the opening of Domes of Corfu Autograph Collection on July 1st, 2021 following an extensive refurbishment. Enclosed amongst a magical landscape at the roots of pine covered cliffs hovering above, Domes of Corfu joins Domes Miramare, a Luxury Collection Resort, as the second […]

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