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London, United Kingdom, February 23, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, said: “While we welcome the incredible progress the UK government has made on the vaccine rollout programme, delaying the return of international travel until at least mid-May, could mean the Travel & Tourism sector simply won’t survive and struggling SMEs […]

Orlando, Florida, United States, February 22, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Wyndham Destinations and Meredith Corporation announced that Wyndham Destinations has acquired the Travel + Leisure brand and all related assets from Meredith Corporation, combining the travel company’s portfolio of resort, membership, and lifestyle travel brands with the world’s most trusted travel lifestyle content curator and […]

London, United Kingdom, February 22, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has sent an open letter to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, calling for his leadership ahead of next week’s  announcement, urging him to support its recovery plan and provide evidence of a clear exit strategy, to save the besieged […]

Bangkok, Thailand, February 21, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Created four years ago in September 2017 to both recognize and encourage sustainable and responsible tourism development, 72 Experience Mekong Collection (EMC) member businesses have been shortlisted – ten from each of the six GMS member countries plus the two finalists from last year that did not […]

Tbilisi, Georgia, February 17, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / ITB Berlin NOW Digital Adventure & Sustainability Partner 2021 – Official Cultural Destination 2022 – Official Host Country 2023 – A big commitment by an ambitious country: Georgia and ITB Berlin have agreed a wide-ranging partnership that will span three successive years. Within this framework Georgia and […]

Los Angeles, California, February 16, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Two acclaimed African American developers – Victor MacFarlane of MacFarlane Partners and R. Donahue Peebles of The Peebles Corporation – are doubling-down on their multi-million-dollar effort to bring thousands of new jobs and economic benefits to the nation’s second-largest city as development partners of Angels Landing, […]

Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico, February 17, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The highly-anticipated World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) 20th Global Summit, will now take place in April – one month later than the originally planned date. The Global Summit is being organised in partnership with the Government of Quintana Roo in Mexico and will be […]

St Michael, Barbados, February 19, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / From the need for enhanced political engagement to developing relevant expertise, the World Tourism Organization, jointly with the Caribbean Tourism Organization, have united their Members in the Caribbean to address the key challenges they face in making effective use of statistics to drive the restart of […]

Bangkok, Thailand, February 19, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Best Western Hotels and Resorts is celebrating two decades of professional excellence in Asia, as it marks the 20th anniversary of the launch of its first regional office in Bangkok, Thailand, when it was an emerging travel destination. This historic US-based hotel group anticipated the onset of […]

Madrid, Spain, February 18, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Startups from around the world have been recognized for their unique contributions to sustainable and responsible tourism in the UNWTO SDGs Global Startup Competition. The competition, which was supported by the United Nations Innovation Network, attracted some 10,000 initial proposals. From these, the jury chose 25 winners […]