Intrepid Travel Launches a New Guide to Decarbonize Travel Businesses

Intrepid Travel launches a new guide to decarbonize travel businesses

As a tour operator that has become carbon neutral since 2010, Intrepid Travel is making efforts for the travel industry to curb climate change during the 2020 pandemic. Along with its’ advocacy to rebuild business more sustainably with the hashtag #RebuildResponsibly, Intrepid has focused on creating an open-source document for businesses to do so; The […]

Brand New “Oaks Ibn Battuta Gate” Hotel to Open in UAE

Brand new "Oaks Ibn Battuta Gate" hotel to open in UAE

The hotel chains Minor Hotels and Seven Tides Limited have unveiled a 396-room hotel in Dubai with the name of the renowned Muslim voyager – Oaks ‘Ibn Battuta’ Gate. Being the second Oaks property of its kind in Dubai, the hotel is situated in a complex famous for its’ gateway, close to Dubai International Airport […]

A large Number of US Passengers Is Ready to Fly Again

A survey conducted by Xenophon Analytics in Washington DC, which consisted of 200,000 opt-in frequent flyers across the USA, estimates that 60% of them will catch a flight within the next 6 months. Of these, 63% are planning on personal travel while 10% will be travelling for business and 27% will be travelling for both. […]

UN Equips Cabin Crews With Training to Prevent Human Trafficking

From now on, cabin crew in international flights will be more prepared to spot and prevent human trafficking across borders. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has developed an e-learning course for airplane employees to observe passengers over the duration of their flights and potentially identify and assist victims […]

Jamaican Ministry of Tourism Plans to Financially Support SMEs

As a monetary effort to aid tourism businesses amidst the crisis of Coronavirus, the Minister of Tourism in Jamaica, Edmund Bartlett, has reported that 2 billion Jamaican dollars will be allocated to Small and Medium Tourism Enterprises (SMEs). Advocated by the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), the funding will come from multilateral partners and financial institutions […]

The Sleep Inn by Choice Hotels Partners up With Relax Melodies App

The Sleep Inn by Choice Hotels operates more than 381 hotels in 242 countries worldwide. In an effort to increase guest satisfaction, Choice Hotels recently announced a new partnership with Relax Melodies App.  Relax Melodies is the most highly-rated sleep and relaxation app on the virtual market that helps over 3 million monthly users with a […]

Oslo Unveils New Eco-Friendly Library

In an innovative way to further Oslo’s sustainability goals, the Deichman Bjørvika library has opened its’ doors on June 18, although with social distancing measures. The designer Atelier Oslo and LundHagem architects unveiled the state-of-the-art cultural landmark beside the waterfront near Oslo Opera House. This library is specifically designed as an ultra-low energy-consuming building in […]

UNWTO and Telefonica Partner up to Help Destinations Recover

Taking the opportunity that tourism is slowly restarting after months of lockdown, the UNWTO is solidifying its’ partnership with Telefonica, the Spanish multinational telecommunications company, to advance market intelligence. Both enterprises will work together to accelerate the recovery of the industry while promoting the use of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, which will help destinations […]

“New Big 5”, a New Ethical Approach to Wildlife Tourism

The original concept of the “Big Five”, based on the top five animals to shoot and kill in the African savanna, is being rightfully replaced with a sustainable and cruelty-free model establishing respect for the worlds’ ecosystems and biodiversity. In its’ stead, the project “New Big 5” will create an updated list of top five […]

Amsterdam Restricts Airbnb in Three Neighborhoods

The decision has been made: Amsterdam is to ban Airbnb rentals and other platforms from three districts in the city. The remaining neighbourhoods will only allow holiday rentals with a permit, limiting tourists from renting out homes for a max amount of 30 nights a year. The choice emerged from a survey conducted with the […]