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A SIGN OF OPTIMISM: First New Ship Order in the Pandemic

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After a year in which cruise lines were scrapping ships rather than ordering new ones, a deal to build a 744-passenger cruise ship is a sign of optimism that the pandemic lockdown will ultimately become a distant memory. Japan’s NYK Group has signed the first contract to build a new ship since the COVID-19 outbreak began. While the luxury ship to be built by Germany’s Meyer Group is aimed at the…

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Sustainability Gets a Boost at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 1, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Sustainability is at the forefront of Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, whose ethos can be summed up as ‘Sustainable Luxury’. In line with this, Qasr Al Sarab by Anantara launches a host of new sustainable initiatives that build upon a broad platform of existing energy and carbon-saving practices, staying strong to its core goal…

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UNWTO Welcomes EU Support to Lead the Way in Tourism’s Restart

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Madrid, Spain, April 1, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Only with strong and coordinated political action can Europe reopen to tourism in time for the peak summer season. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has again stressed the importance of collaboration as it welcomed European Commission Vice-President Margaritis Schinas to Madrid for a high-level meeting focused on the joined-up response to the…

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Carnival Corp and Hilton Present 2021 Global Scientific Summit on COVID-19

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London, United Kingdom, April 1, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) – together with the world’s largest cruise company, Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), and the leading global hospitality company Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HLT) – today announced the 2021 Global Scientific Summit on COVID-19. • Read all the latest WTTC News and Press…

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Tourism Recovery Strategies Highlighted at WTO Aid for Trade Event

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Manila, Philippines, April 1, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The Asian Development Bank (ADB) partnered with the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to lead a conversation on what the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on global tourism means for development across the Asia-Pacific region. Held as part of the World Trade Organization’s Aid-for-Trade Stocktaking Event, the special session brought key sector…

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Easter Bonanza at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel

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Bangkok, Thailand, April 1, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / For those seeking a magical Easter weekend with family and friends, Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel is offering a host of Easter themed dining, art workshops and staycation packages worthy of the Easter Bunny himself. On Easter Sunday, Paron School of Art will be hosting an Easter Wonderland Art Workshop, where kids can create a wacky Easter bonnet…

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Royal Osha Reinvents Classic Thai Elegance

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Bangkok, Thailand, March 31, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / In celebration of the up and coming summer months, Royal Osha luxury Thai fine dining and Michelin recommended restaurant – a venue to wine and dine very special people in your life as well as for auspicious occasions and dates – is introducing the popular Khao Chae and Khao Yum to its menu. To offer the most luxury fine-dining experience…

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UNWTO: Vaccinate SIDS to Restart Tourism and Kickstart Recovery

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Madrid, Spain, March 31, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is calling for the international community to show solidarity with Small Island Developing States by ensuring they have access to COVID-19 vaccinations. • Read all the latest UNWTO News and Announcements here. With tourism a leading employer and economic pillar for many of the SIDS, the United Nations specialized…

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Thailand Celebrates Songkran Festival 2021 in New Normal

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Bangkok, Thailand, March 31, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is hosting the Amazing Songkran Festival 2021 in Bangkok as well as supporting unique festivities in seven destinations – Ayutthaya, Buri Ram, Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen, Lampang, Nong Khai, and Sukhothai – in line with the traditional aspects of the festival and the new normal practice to prevent the spread of…

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Governments Join Sector Leaders for International Code to Protect Tourists

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Madrid, Spain, March 30, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / More than 100 countries, alongside international organizations and leading business groups have agreed to adopt harmonized standards for assisting tourists caught up in emergency situations. The Committee for the Development of an International Code for the Protection of Tourists has agreed on the text of the first two Chapters of the Code…

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