Latest News from the World of Travel and Tourism
World Economic Forum: Positive Tech Solutions Will Forge the Recovery
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Tokyo, Japan, April 16, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Global leaders back the need for more technology governance to tackle the most pressing global problems at the World Economic Forum’s inaugural Global Technology Governance Summit. The summit, hosted by the Government of Japan, was opened by Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide with a welcome address in which…

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ITB India with Over 400 Buyers and 150 International Exhibitors
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Mumbai, India, April 16, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The virtual edition of the inaugural ITB India was successfully held, with three days of networking, travel news and business opportunities. The annual B2B trade show and conference will build the bridge to the Indian and South Asian travel markets. ITB India 2021 Virtual welcomes over 400…

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Singapore Airlines Migrates to Sabre Advanced Crew Manager Solution
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Singapore, April 15, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Sabre Corporation, a leading software and technology provider that powers the global travel industry, today announced that Singapore Airlines has successfully migrated to Sabre’s new generation Crew Manager solution. This latest implementation builds on Sabre’s longstanding and valued relationship with Singapore Airlines and means that Singapore’s national… Source…

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UNWTO, ONCE and ENAT Joint Efforts to Deliver Accessible Tourism for All
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Madrid, Spain, April 15, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will continue to build on its successful partnership with the Spanish ONCE Foundation and the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT). The three parties have agreed to extend their partnership agreement for a further four years to ensure that their work to…

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WE’RE NO. 1: Canada ranked world’s best country
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For the first time, Canada has taken top spot overall in the “2021 Best Countries Report,” a prominent ranking and analysis project that is designed to determine how countries are perceived by international business leaders and general citizens on the world stage. Beyond its overall top ranking, Canada, which placed 2nd overall in 2020, ranked…

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Why not Leopold’s in Mumbai for our establishment of the week? After all, these days we’ve got about as much chance of going there as any of the (unaffiliated) Canadian chain locations of the same name. But, alas, we’re still dreaming of travel as we navigate the third and maybe fourth wave of the COVID-19…

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Marriott International Launches New Co-brand Credit Cards in Mexico with Mastercard and Banorte
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Marriott International, Mastercard, and Banorte today announced the launch of the Marriott Bonvoy (Gold) and Marriott Bonvoy Inspire (Platinum) credit cards in Mexico, offering card holders a wide variety of exclusive benefits at 85 Marriott International hotels and resorts in Mexico and over 7,600 hotels across 30 brands around the world. Benefits include the ability…

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Marriott Bonvoy™ and Uber Team Up for First of Its Kind Collaboration Enabling Members to Earn Points on Both Food Delivery and Rides
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Starting today, members of Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International’s (NASDAQ: MAR) award-winning travel program and marketplace, can earn points toward free nights at the company’s extraordinary portfolio of hotels and premium and luxury home rentals when ordering food delivery on Uber Eats and requesting select Uber rides (NYSE: UBER). Available across the United States… Source First…

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Escape to the Best of Maldives at Anantara Kihavah Villas
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Huravalhi Island, Maldives, April 14, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Lending itself naturally to social distancing where one can truly unwind in spacious outdoor environments in a ‘one island, one resort’ setup, the Maldives has always been a dream vacation choice for most travellers. If you have been visualising a tropical luxury scene of embracing pure…

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Macao Welcomed 100,000 Visitors during Easter and Ching Ming Festival Holidays
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Macao, Macao SAR, April 14, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The three-day (3 – 5 April) Ching Ming Festival Holidays of the Mainland fell between the Easter Holidays (2 – 6 April) this year. During the five-day holidays, Macao welcomed nearly 100,000 (99,568) visitor arrivals, with an average daily volume of almost 20,000 visitors (19,914). The…

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