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Saint Petersburg (Russia) – September 11, 2019 ( – The 23rd session of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has opened in Saint Petersburg, Russia, with sustainability and innovation main focus points at the meetings between high-level state delegates and tourism leaders from around the world. The General Assembly is set to […]

Male (Maldives) – September 11, 2019 ( – Hard Rock International and S Hotels & Resorts introduced memorable music-inspired stays to the Maldives for the first time on 1st September 2019, when Hard Rock Hotel Maldives officially opened. Nestled within the exquisite Emboodhoo Lagoon, just 15 minutes by boat from Malé International Airport, Hard Rock […]

Cape Town (South Africa) – September 11, 2019 ( – The World Economic Forum, in partnership with the International Trade Centre, today released the Africa E-Commerce Agenda, an eight-step action plan to realize the benefits of e-commerce for the continent. E-commerce has the potential to create as many as 3 million new jobs in Africa by 2025, […]

Phuket (Thailand) – September 10, 2019 (travelindex) – Best Western Hotels and Resorts has hosted an exclusive familiarization (fam) trip to Phuket, giving members of the media the opportunity to experience this popular Thai island’s tranquil south coast and stay at its brand new resort, Best Western Plus The Beachfront, Rawai. The three-day, two-night fam […]

Saint Petersburg (Russia) – September 11, 2019 (travelindex) – Positium, a leader in the use of mobile phone data for tourism statistics, is officially one of the new Affiliate Members of the UNWTO, confirmed on September 10, 2019 at the 23rd General Assembly in St Petersburg, Russia. Positium commits to support UNWTO in its goal […]

Saint Petersburg (Russia) – September 10, 2029 ( – Ahead of the General Assembly, Zurab Pololikashvili offered a warm welcome to all delegates and outlines his hopes and expectations for the days ahead. In his message he said “Our General Assembly comes at a pivotal time for global tourism. Now that the sector has firmly […]

Chengdu, Sichuan (China) – September 10, 2019 ( – The leading Portuguese hospitality brand Tivoli Hotels & Resorts, well-known for its cultural heritage and genuine connection to each destination, has announced plans to diversify its portfolio by introducing the brand into the Chinese market in the capital of Sichuan Province, Chengdu. Chengdu serves as the economic, […]

Victoria, Mahé (Seychelles) – September 9, 2019 ( – News from Paris has confirmed that Air France is restarting its non-stop direct flights to Seychelles commencing 31st October. After many years of absence, the blue, white and red tail of the Air France Colours will once again be landing at Seychelles international Airport. This is […]

Buenos Aires (Argentina) – September 9, 2019 ( – Buenos Aires has become the latest city to join the International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO), a pioneering initiative of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) aimed at helping destinations manage tourism in a smart and sustainable manner. This latest INSTO member – the first in […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 6, 2019 ( – Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau’s (TCEB) annual international media familiarisation trip 2019 is showcasing the new strength of Bangkok’s and Hua Hin’s dual destination dynamism as product development continues to create new attractions and activities at a community level. TCEB’s Senior Vice President – Business Mrs. Nichapa […]