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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 white shores lined with swaying palms…

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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 average hotel occupancy rate was 53.1%.

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WTTC: Germany’s Tourism Sector Contribution to GDP Dropped €161 Billion

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Berlin, Germany, April 13, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Travel & Tourism Council’s annual Economic Impact Report (EIR) today reveals that the dramatic collapse of Germany’s Travel & Tourism sector has wiped out €161 billion from the nation’s economy. COVID-19 sparks a dramatic 46.9% collapse in the sector’s contribution to GDP. More than 440,000 jobs lost, while many more remain protected by the…

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WTTC Research Reveals Tourism Sector Contribution to UK GDP Slumped Shocking £148 Billion

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London, United Kingdom, April 12, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Travel & Tourism Council’s annual Economic Impact Report (EIR) today reveals that the dramatic collapse of the UK’s Travel & Tourism sector has wiped out a staggering £148 billion from the UK economy. Impact of COVID-19 sparks a 62.3% collapse in the sectors GDP. More than 300,000 jobs lost, while many more remain sustained by…

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Skål International Celebrating 89th Anniversary

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Malaga, Spain, April 12, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / World’s largest global network of Tourism Professionals dedicating the entire month of April 2021 for Skål Celebrations and Doing Business Among Friends in the Travel and Tourism Industry. First Skål club was established in 1932 in Paris, France. After its foundation, the club was promoted by the friendship between a group of Parisian Travel Agents who…

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Advancing Harmonized Travel Protocols and Financing Tourism’s Survival

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 12, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has again convened its Global Tourism Crisis Committee to lead the sector in harmonizing travel and health protocols and securing vital financing for businesses struggling to survive an historic crisis. The ninth meeting of the Crisis Committee advanced solutions to the biggest challenges standing in the…

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GreenStep Sustainable Tourism Standard is a GSTC-Recognized Standard

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Wakayama, Japan, April 9, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Japan Sustainable Tourism Standard for Destinations (JSTS-D) has achieved the ‘GSTC-Recognized Standard’ status. The Japan Sustainable Tourism Standard for Destinations (JSTS-D) which is based on the GSTC Criteria for Destinations, was developed by Japan Tourism Agency (JTA)…

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PATA Calls for Urgent Action to Address COVID-19 Impacts on Thai Tourism

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Bangkok, Thailand, April 9, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is calling for urgent action from all Thai travel and tourism industry stakeholders from both the public and private sectors to address the COVID-19 impacts on the local tourism supply chain. Between December 2020 and March 2021, PATA, in partnership with focusright, a Swiss consultancy that works with…

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Haitham Mattar Joins IHG Hotels as Managing Director of IMEA Region

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Denham, United Kingdom, April 9, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / IHG Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Haitham Mattar as Managing Director of India, Middle East & Africa (IMEA), effective 18 April 2021. Haitham Mattar joins IHG Hotels & Resorts from the Saudi Ministry of Tourism where, as Senior Advisor and a member of the Executive Leadership Committee, he contributed to the development and…

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Utopia Launches Exciting Island-Wide Membership Program Club Utopia in Phuket

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Phuket, Thailand, April 8, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Utopia Corporation, Phuket’s pioneering property developer and hospitality company, is forging even closer bonds within the island’s business community with the launch of Club Utopia, an attractive new membership program that brings together many prestigious local partners and creates a wealth of benefits for local residents…

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