Global Travel News

Armonk, New York, United States, April 4, 2020 / by Dario Gil, Director of IBM Research – At IBM, I have the privilege of working with colleagues who have dedicated their lives and careers to advancing science and creating innovative technology that can be a force for progress in the world. Since the start of […]

Bangkok (Thailand), April 3, 2020 / It is unprecedented in our lives to experience such uncertainty and vulnerability as a society, and never before has our industry been impacted so heavily and so comprehensively. Clearly this global crisis will change us and what we do. While I am no more qualified than the next to […]

Paris (France), April 3, 2020 / Over the past three weeks, the crisis has severely deepened with over half the worldwide population either confined and/or under lock-down. This has resulted in a virtual standstill of travel, dining and entertainment, which is vastly affecting our industry. Today more than half Accor branded hotels worldwide are closed, […]

Glasgow, Sctotland, United Kingdom, April 2, 2020 /travelindex/ The COP26 UN climate change conference set to take place in Glasgow in November has been postponed due to COVID-19. This decision has been taken by the COP Bureau of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), with the UK and its Italian partners. Dates […]

Geneva, Switzerland, April 2 2020 /travelindex/ – Leading World Economic Forum representatives and members, including Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan, Siemens and Maersk Chairman Jim Snabe, and Royal DSM Hon. Chairman Feike Sijbesma, on Wednesday asked the global business community to step up their coordination in the response […]

Madrid (Spain) – April 1, 2020 /travelindex/ The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released a set of recommendations calling for urgent and strong support to help the global tourism sector not only recover from the unprecedented challenge of COVID-19 but to ‘grow back better’. The Recommendations are the first output of the Global Tourism Crisis […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – April 1, 2020 /Travelindex/ Newly opened Villa de Pranakorn, the only luxury boutique hotel in Bangkok’s historic Sam Yot district, has just become a member of Relais & Châteaux, the leading global hotel and restaurant association. Villa de Pranakorn is the first hotel to join their collection in the country’s capital. Known […]

Luang Prabang (Laos PDR) – March 31, 2020 / The eco-friendly five-star resort in northern Laos offers tips and techniques on how to stay fit at home, and creates a special Wellness Retreat for when life returns to normal. During the unprecedented times in which we currently live, it is more important than ever that […]

Madrid (Spain) – March 31, 2020 / Supporting jobs and the economy through tourism: set of recommendations on measures to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and accelerate recovery to be approved and announced soon A new meeting of the Global Tourism Crisis Committee, chaired by UWTO Secretary General Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili, took place on Thursday, […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – March 31, 2020 / Anantara celebrates every day with an invitation to discover a new passion, whether it’s indigenous Spice Spoons cooking classes, Anantara Spa rituals that channel local wellness traditions, or unique travel experiences that are true memory makers. With the current situation worldwide, Anantara understands that it is a difficult […]