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Chinese Tourists Are Back, Dubai Needs A Way To Cash In - skift.com - China - Saudi Arabia - city Dubai - city Sanya
skift.com
27.09.2023

Chinese Tourists Are Back, Dubai Needs A Way To Cash In

Pre-pandemic, the cash-rich, travel-hungry Chinese tourist was a principal focus for Dubai, so much so that an entire “China Readiness” strategy was created. It included rolling out marketing campaigns on local social media app WeChat; the creation of a “Chinese Travelers Standards” training program for workers; a raft of signings with Chinese tour operators, and much more.

Maui needs tourism to support its economy — here’s how to visit responsibly - thepointsguy.com - state Hawaii - county Maui
thepointsguy.com
27.09.2023

Maui needs tourism to support its economy — here’s how to visit responsibly

As TPG has previously reported, and you likely know all too well, the Maui wildfires caused significant damage to Lahaina, with more than 2,400 residences destroyed and far too many lives lost. Recovery efforts are still ongoing. And now, the community must deal with the reality of economic recovery while also rebuilding homes and businesses and managing the emotional toll.

Skift Acquires Tourism Consulting Firm Twenty31 - skift.com - Usa - Canada
skift.com
27.09.2023

Skift Acquires Tourism Consulting Firm Twenty31

We are excited to announce that Skift has acquired tourism and destination management consulting firm, Twenty31. This acquisition will bolster our growing Skift Advisory business and is the first step to going deeper into those capabilities and expanding our network and expertise. 

Belize is the Official Destination host for the new World Travel Sustainability Awards - breakingtravelnews.com - Belize - city Dubai
breakingtravelnews.com
27.09.2023

Belize is the Official Destination host for the new World Travel Sustainability Awards

Belize Tourism Board is proud to announce it is the official host destination for the inaugural 2024 World Travel Sustainability Awards (WTSA), the new World Travel Awards programme to help drive Net Positive Hospitality in Travel and Tourism. Belize will provide the perfect backdrop to the awards as a destination that holds responsible tourism at the core of its value systems, developing projects that encourage travellers to engage with the country’s rainforests, reefs, and unique culture in a truly sustainable and responsible manner. The World Travel Sustainability Awards will be launched in Dubai at COP28 and feature more than 40 new categories. Belize and the WTA are developing a powerful network of trusted, authoritative partners, that will guide the awards programme on best practices, standards, criteria, and the actual award category list.

Need a Visa to Go to Europe? Get in (a Very Long) Line. - nytimes.com - Belgium - Usa - city London - South Africa - state Tennessee - China - Turkey - India
nytimes.com
27.09.2023

Need a Visa to Go to Europe? Get in (a Very Long) Line.

For most travelers from the United States, going to Europe is a relatively smooth experience, without the need to apply for visas or pay steep fees for short visits.

Sustainability on World Tourism Day - breakingtravelnews.com - city Sanchez
breakingtravelnews.com
27.09.2023

Sustainability on World Tourism Day

This World Tourism Day – taking place on September 27 – the hotel industry is witnessing a significant transformation with sustainability finally emerging as a crucial factor in a hotel’s success. As part of this year’s theme the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has identified green investments as a top priority for the recovery and future growth of tourism, emphasising the need for more focused and better investments for people, the planet, and prosperity.

World Tourism Day - breakingtravelnews.com - Uae - city Dubai
breakingtravelnews.com
27.09.2023

World Tourism Day

Every year on September 27th, the United Nations observes World Tourism Day to acknowledge tourism’s significant role in promoting growth and cultural awareness. The theme for World Tourism Day 2023 is “Tourism and Green Investments,” emphasizing the importance of directing investments towards the well-being of people, the planet, and prosperity.

Saudi hospitality sector emerging as new global benchmark - breakingtravelnews.com - Saudi Arabia - city Riyadh - city Jeddah - county Summit - city Abu Dhabi, county Summit
breakingtravelnews.com
27.09.2023

Saudi hospitality sector emerging as new global benchmark

Saudi Arabia’s tourism and hospitality sector is in high gear to achieve industry targets set under Vision 2030, industry leaders said during a panel at FHS on Tuesday. “No sector matches tourism in creating jobs, especially in rural areas and communities that are currently suffering from unemployment. One in every five jobs globally today is supported by tourism, so that’s tourism is such an important sector,” Badr Alherbish, chief strategy officer of Saudi Arabia’s Tourism Development Fund, said in one of the sessions of the three-day Future Hospitality Summit in Abu Dhabi.

Sustainable Hospitality Challenge 2023 Winners Announced at Future Hospitality Summit - breakingtravelnews.com - Saudi Arabia - Uae - county Summit - city Abu Dhabi, county Summit
breakingtravelnews.com
27.09.2023

Sustainable Hospitality Challenge 2023 Winners Announced at Future Hospitality Summit

The Sustainable Hospitality Challenge (SHC) 2023, by Hotelschool The Hague, has concluded, and the exceptional winner of this year’s competition have been announced by William Heinecke, Founder & Chairman of Minor International, at the Future Hospitality Summit in Abu Dhabi.

UAE’s Yas, Saadiyat islands ‘great and safe’ investment destinations - breakingtravelnews.com - Uae - county Summit - city Abu Dhabi, county Summit
breakingtravelnews.com
27.09.2023

UAE’s Yas, Saadiyat islands ‘great and safe’ investment destinations

The UAE’s Yas and Saadiyat islands have emerged as safe havens for investment thanks to the endeavors of the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism in grooming them as luxury destinations, said the CEO of a real estate development firm. Speaking to Arab News on the sidelines of the Future Hospitality Summit in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, Miral Group CEO Mohamed Abdalla Al-Zaabi said both destinations continue to attract investments and tourists in line with the UAE’s vision of economic diversification.

The Importance of Empathy in Culture and Heritage Tourism - breakingtravelnews.com - Spain - Morocco - Iceland - Norway - Finland - Australia - Usa - county Valencia - Belize - India - Uae - Fiji
breakingtravelnews.com
27.09.2023

The Importance of Empathy in Culture and Heritage Tourism

Heritage tourism experts grappled with complex issues of presenting culture and heritage to tourists at an international gathering of culture tourism experts 24-25 September in Valencia, Spain. Just over 100 delegates from 17 countries debated the latest issues, trends and opportunities affecting the sector, which accounts for 40% of all tourism activity, according to the UNWTO.

Iceland To Introduce A New Tourism Tax. Here’s What Visitors Need To Know - forbes.com - Iceland
forbes.com
27.09.2023

Iceland To Introduce A New Tourism Tax. Here’s What Visitors Need To Know

Iceland has announced it will soon be introducing a new tourism tax as part of its climate goals.

What Should Travelers Expect If National Parks Close? - forbes.com - state Arizona - state Utah
forbes.com
27.09.2023

What Should Travelers Expect If National Parks Close?

A U.S. government shutdown grows more and more likely by the day as the October 01, 2023, deadline nears and Republican infighting continues. One service that the government shutdown is going to affect is the U.S. National Park Service, which may close during a time when travelers visit to take in the peak fall leaf season. Here is what to expect if national parks close and what alternatives may be available.

After posting a hate-filled rant about his European vacation, a man was berated and mistaken for being an American tourist (he's Canadian) - insider.com - city Amsterdam - city Berlin - Greece - Usa - city Budapest - city Prague
insider.com
26.09.2023

After posting a hate-filled rant about his European vacation, a man was berated and mistaken for being an American tourist (he's Canadian)

A Canadian man has sparked strong reactions from non-Americans on TikTok after he shared a video recapping a Europe trip that did not live up to expectations. Several angry initial commenters mistakenly assumed he was American, with one top commenter hurling "f america" in response. 

A first timer’s guide to Palau - lonelyplanet.com - China - Guam - Palau - city Taipei - city Seoul - county Pacific
lonelyplanet.com
26.09.2023

A first timer’s guide to Palau

A string of 340 coral and volcanic islands spread against the deep blue waters of the western Pacific, Palau is a picture postcard of paradise.

UNWTO World Tourism Day: Where is it, who'll be speaking and what happens at the event? - euronews.com - Spain - Croatia - South Africa - Turkey - Saudi Arabia - city Riyadh
euronews.com
26.09.2023

UNWTO World Tourism Day: Where is it, who'll be speaking and what happens at the event?

Leaders from across the global tourism sector will meet in Riyadh tomorrow for this year's World Tourism Day (WTD).

AI hyper-personalization to catapult hospitality industry to new heights: FHS - breakingtravelnews.com - city Amsterdam - Usa - county Summit - city Abu Dhabi, county Summit
breakingtravelnews.com
26.09.2023

AI hyper-personalization to catapult hospitality industry to new heights: FHS

Artificial intelligence will soon recommend personalized services to hotel guests based on their previous stays and preferences thanks to its emerging hyper-personalization features, revealed the CEO of a US-based AI insights company.

Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt lead $1.9tn hospitality and residential push - breakingtravelnews.com - Saudi Arabia - Qatar - Uae - city Abu Dhabi - Egypt
breakingtravelnews.com
26.09.2023

Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt lead $1.9tn hospitality and residential push

Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt are the driving forces behind the Middle East’s $1.9tn hospitality and residential project development boom.

Quake-hit Morocco offers investors ‘profitable opportunities’ to spur its tourism sector - breakingtravelnews.com - Morocco - county Summit - city Abu Dhabi, county Summit
breakingtravelnews.com
26.09.2023

Quake-hit Morocco offers investors ‘profitable opportunities’ to spur its tourism sector

After its deadliest earthquake in more than 60 years, Morocco is calling on investors to inject capital into its tourism sector, with opportunities ranging from developing beach resorts to building theme parks. The North African country is seeking to double the amount of investment in its tourism industry to $2 billion a year by 2026, Imad Barrakad, chief executive of the Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development, told The National on the sidelines of the Future Hospitality Summit in Abu Dhabi.

Mideast hotels have world’s highest occupancy rates, says senior executive - breakingtravelnews.com - Usa - China - Saudi Arabia - Uae - Egypt - county Gulf - city Dubai - city Doha - city Riyadh - city Jeddah - county Summit - city Abu Dhabi, county Summit
breakingtravelnews.com
26.09.2023

Mideast hotels have world’s highest occupancy rates, says senior executive

Hotels in the Middle East are performing really well with the highest occupancy rates in the world, said a senior director of global data benchmarking firm STR.

Is Travel & Tourism Ready for Mandatory Emissions Reporting? - breakingtravelnews.com - Eu - Australia - Britain - Usa - Canada - Singapore - India
breakingtravelnews.com
26.09.2023

Is Travel & Tourism Ready for Mandatory Emissions Reporting?

The Travel & Tourism sector entered 2023 like a marathon runner hitting the last six miles of a race. It fought its way through almost two years of the COVID-19 pandemic — only to be overwhelmed, as the disease waned, by an unprecedented surge in travel by people tired of quarantines and lockdowns. With many in the sector still struggling to fill their workforces to handle this significant uptake of travel, big and small companies alike now face their next challenge — the accelerating transition from voluntary to mandatory sustainability reporting. Are they ready for it?

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