American Citizens Opt for Greece and Italy as Their Main European Holiday Destinations

American Citizens opt for Greece and Italy as their main European holiday destinations

The major public transport service in Europe and the UK, Trainline, has been researching travel destination interests among their American customers. The company traced more than 4.5 million Google searches in the last 12 months, analysing data for more than 300 worldwide destinations.  Their conclusions were riveting, to say the least! The most searched European […]

UNWTO and Sommet Education Seek Tourism Entrepreneurs to Prompt Sector Recovery

UNWTO and Sommet Education seek tourism entrepreneurs to prompt sector recovery

Are you a tourism management student, graduate or entrepreneur? If so, UNWTO and Sommet Education offer you a chance to shine! COVID-19 has wreaked havoc in the travel sector, and brilliant minds are needed to stimulate a healthy recovery. August applications are open for any innovative idea that helps accelerate sustainable rejuvenation within the industry, […]

Croatia, Ecuador and Ghana Received the WTTC Safe Travels Stamp

3 more countries received the WTTC Safe Travels Stamp: Croatia, Ecuador and Ghana

The first ever global safety and hygiene stamp was introduced earlier this year by WTTC in response to the threat of the pandemic. Countries such as Turkey, Portugal, Kenya and Mauritius have been endorsed by the stamp, but three more countries have recently been added to the list: Croatia, Ecuador and Ghana. Their travel safety […]

Holland America Line Launches Virtual Program to Explore Alaska

Holland America Line launches virtual program to explore Alaska

Following the previous “On Stage Alaska”, Holland America Line is adapting to COVID measures with an updated online version. It is designed to maintain the same parameters of the original: inspiring customers by providing information about culture, history, transport and travel opportunities. Holland American Line experts broadcast live Q&A sessions to answer crucial questions. Travel […]

Two Retired Carnival Corporation Cruise Ships Will Be Recycled

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The world-famous cruise line Carnival Corporation, together with recycling specialists Sea2Cradle and environmental non-profit Bellona Foundation, has agreed to dismantle two cruise ships ready for removal. These ships are to be removed due to the company’s strategy to restart cruise holidays with specific brands and vessels. Environmental organizations helped identify certified marine vessel retirement solutions for […]

Croatian Tourism Is Slowly Regaining Its Strength

Croatian tourism is slowly regaining its strength

During the first 10 days of July, Croatia welcomed 600,000 international visitors: almost half of last year in those days. However, the hospitality sector recorded 4.4 million overnight stays, around 53% of last years numbers. During times of COVID, Croatia is betting on close-proximity tourism – foreign visitors were mostly from Slovenia, Czechia, Germany, Poland, […]

Tour Guides and Chefs Protest in Italy and Belgium

Tour guides and Chefs protest in Italy and Belgium

Tour guides gathering outside the Pantheon in Rome, dressed in black and shouting “without tourism, Italy dies”.  Hundreds of Chefs laying down their white uniforms in the heart of Brussels. These two protests are indeed linked. Guides are demanding financial aid to the tourism sector, claiming they feel invisible, when in fact, they are the […]

Hajj Receives Only 10,000 Muslim Pilgrims This Year

Hajj receives only 10,000 Muslim pilgrims this year

Travel restrictions have greatly affected attendance to the largest annual religious pilgrimage in the world. What was usually 2.5 million devoted Muslims visiting Mecca, has decreased to less than 1% this year. The 10,000 who have participated, applied through an online portal and needed to verify that they did not have Coronavirus or any other […]

Star Alliance Upgrades Its Travel Information Hub Platform

Star Alliance upgrades its Travel Information Hub platform

The largest airline alliance in the world, Star Alliance, is developing new upgrades to its platform Travel Information Hub.  These will help flight passengers to plan multi-stop itineraries during times of COVID-19. Many countries have closed their borders and governments are taking strict regulations to contain the spread of the virus. The aim of this […]

“Meeting With Purpose” – a New Responsible Initiative by Mandarin Oriental

"Meeting with purpose" - a new responsible initiative by Mandarin Oriental

The hospitality group Mandarin Oriental is committing to Corporate Social Responsibility values by introducing the initiative “Meeting with Purpose”.  With social, environmental, cultural and economic sustainability in mind, this initiative will focus on providing meeting planners with a selection of CSR experiences to be incorporated in their meeting agendas. This applies to Mandarin Oriental Hotels […]