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Geneva, Switzerland, January 18, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Earth Observation [EO] data provides a billion-dollar opportunity for economies on the African continent, one that could create jobs and build new resilience after COVID-19. The newly released report Unlocking the Potential of Earth Observation to address Africa’s critical challenges lays out the multiple economic benefits from […]

Madrid, Spain, January 18, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The global tourism sector is starting the new year prepared to #RestartTourism when conditions allow, with the World Tourism Organization set to again bring together leaders from across the public and private sectors. Tomorrow in Madrid, the UNWTO Global Tourism Crisis Committee will hold its first meeting […]

New York, NY, United States, January 16, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Amidst climate, health and job fears, the UN’s worldwide consultation reveals optimism for the future and appetite for transformative global action On January 8, the United Nations released the final report on a year-long consultation to mark its 75th anniversary. The report was launched […]

London, United Kingdom, January 15, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX /  The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched its new mental health guidelines for the Travel & Tourism sector, which have been compiled to support businesses of all sizes to support the mental health of their employees. • Read all the latest WTTC News and […]

London, United Kingdom, January 14, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Comprehensive testing will allow free and safe movement for all. Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, said: “WTTC wholeheartedly supports the testing on departure of all travellers to ensure passengers can prove they are COVID-19 free and thus avoid the spread. • Read all the latest […]

Bangkok, Thailand, January 15, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel announces it is the first hotel in Thailand to become Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED® with Forbes Travel Guide. The comprehensive facility verification helps ensure that guests and travel planners can book with confidence at properties that have appropriate health safety procedures in place. […]

Geneva, Switzerland, January 13, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the recovery in passenger demand which had been slowing since the Northern hemisphere’s summer travel season, came to a halt in November 2020. Total demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) was down 70.3% compared to November 2019, […]

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, January 12, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Fewer than one in 10 tourism workers in the Middle East are women though this proportion is steadily increasing, new research has found. The Regional Report on Women in Tourism in the Middle East, released today by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Ministry of […]

Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, January 11, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today announced that the PATA Annual Summit (PAS) 2021 will take place online from April 27-29. The three-day virtual event, organised with the support of Platinum Sponsor, the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), will bring together international […]

London, United Kingdom, January 10, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, said: “WTTC supports measures designed to curb COVID-19 and protect public health but calls for the complete removal of unnecessary quarantines. “Requiring inbound travellers and holidaymakers to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 pre-departure test should ensure safe travel. This […]