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Thailand THAILAND unveils new tourism visa for Middle Eastern travellers
  • www.hoteliermiddleeast.com
  • 22 November, 2020
The Tourism Authority of Thailand has announced a new tourism visa for Middle Eastern travellers. The ‘TR’ tourist visa allows holders to visit Thailand for up to 60 days, with the tourism department hoping the visa will help revive the country’s international tourism market Read More...
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Thailand THAILAND : Zeavola Resort Has Signed up to UNESCO's Sustainable Tourism Pledge, as One of the First Hotels in Thailand
  • www.businesswire.com
  • 15 November, 2020
TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wedge Holdings is pleased to announce that the Zeavola Resort, a luxury resort owned by our Group and located on the island of Phi Phi Phi, Thailand, was one of the first hotels to sign up to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) Read More...
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Saudi Arabia SAUDI ARABIA : Saudi Red Sea project plans 16 hotels by 2023 to boost tourism
  • www.aljazeera.com
  • 6 November, 2020
Saudi Arabia’s flagship tourism project, The Red Sea Development Co (TRSDC), plans to have 16 hotels ready by the end of 2023, two more than initially planned in the first phase. The project’s chief executive, John Pagano, told Reuters news agency on Thursday he expects a V-shape Read More...
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Marriott MARRIOTT reports surprise profit, says travel demand is improving
  • www.nypost.com
  • 6 November, 2020
More consumers are traveling now than in the early months of the pandemic, which fueled a surprise quarterly profit for the largest hotel company in the world. Marriott International, whose 7,600 properties worldwide have more than 1.4 million rooms Read More...
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Maldives MALDIVES set to become world's first country to offer a traveler loyalty program
  • www.edition.cnn.com
  • 1 October, 2020
They won't just be for airlines and hotels anymore -- Maldives is on track to become the first country in the world to have its own hospitality loyalty program. The Maldives Border Miles program will reportedly have three tiers: Abaarana (Gold), Antara (Silver) and Aida (Bronze) Read More...
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India INDIA : Taj Hotels launch ‘#TravelForIndia’ campaign
  • www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 27 September, 2020
NEW DELHI: With the pandemic-induced curbs on international travel firmly in place globally, South Asia’s largest hospitality chain — Tata Group’s Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL) that operates the Taj brand — launched “#TravelForIndia” campaign on World Tourism Day Read More...
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Maldives MALDIVES resort launches $23,250 luxury remote working package
  • www.edition.cnn.com
  • 11 September, 2020
A desk with an ocean view, a "dedicated" personal assistant, non-stop refreshments and a complimentary laundry service. This might read like an over-imaginative wish list from a frustrated remote worker, but a luxury resort in the Maldives has just launched a "Workation Package," with all of these benefits and more Read More...
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Uttarakhand Tourism INDIA : UTTARAKHAND unveils hotel discount plan to boost pandemic-hit tourism sector
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 06 September, 2020
The Uttarakhand tourism department has launched a pilot project to boost tourism under which tourists will be given discount coupons for their stay in hotels and homestays of ₹1,000, tourism minister Satpal Maharaj said Read More...
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Karnataka State Tourism INDIA : KARNATAKA : 3-star hotels at Karnataka heritage sites to boost tourism
  • www.newsd.in
  • 29 August, 2020
Bengaluru, Aug 29 (IANS) The Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) will soon build three-star hotels at four heritage sites across the state’s northern region to attract more domestic and overseas tourists, an official said on Saturday Read More...
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L.A. Tourism L.A. TOURISM launches ‘Staycation’ Program to boost local economy
  • www.losangeleno.com
  • 24 August, 2020
In an effort to pump cash into the local economy, the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board launched a program called “LA♥.” Yes, with a little heart. The program is designed to bring local money into the city’s hospitality and tourism industry Read More...
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Dublin Tourism DUBLIN TOURISM officials hoping ‘staycations’ will boost local hotels
  • www.bizjournals.com
  • 14 August, 2020
It's part of a strategy to focus marketing efforts on leisure travel since corporate and group travel are nearly nonexistent amid the coronavirus pandemic Read More...
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Las Vegas Hotel USA : LAS VEGAS Hotels offer a work-from-Las Vegas travel package
  • www.edition.cnn.com
  • 11 August, 2020
Tired of working from home? Try changing your scenery and doing it from Las Vegas. MGM Resorts is rolling out the red carpet to target business professionals with a travel package called "Viva Las Office." Read More...
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Dubai’s tourism DUBAI’S tourism and hospitality sector see green shoots of revival
  • www.hotelierindia.com
  • 10 August, 2020
Dubai’s tourism and hospitality sectors are benefitting from a rapid rebound driven by a multi-phase roadmap being executed by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) Read More...
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Airbnb Airbnb explores travel trends beyond the pandemic
  • www.ktva.com
  • 3 August, 2020
It's no secret that the travel industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. That is apparent in Alaska, as advertisement campaigns are encouraging locals to rediscover their home state in an attempt to help businesses reliant on out-of-state visitors. Read More...
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Meliá Hotels Meliá Hotels International prepares hotels for the safe return to Travel For Meetings and Events
  • www.hospitalitynet.org
  • 3 August, 2020
The digitalisation of the company and its new "Stay Safe with Meliá" customer experience programme are key advantages in the recovery of the MICE segment Read More...
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Radisson Hotels INDIA : Radisson Blu Hinjewadi Pune opened doors for a New Era of Travel
  • www.bwhotelier.businessworld.in
  • 29 July, 2020
With the pandemic shutting doors in the last few months, Radisson Hotels decides to open its doors again, for stays as well as meetings and events. Partnering with SGS Read More...
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Hydrogen Hotel Welcome to the World’s First “Hydrogen Hotel” : Energy from Waste Plastics Recycling
  • www.finance.yahoo.com
  • 29 July, 2020
SINGAPORE, July 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As marine pollution becomes a global issue, the public and private sectors are making progress to combat this problem Read More...
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Ottawa Tourism CANADA: OTTAWA TOURISM offers visitors $100 for hotel bookings
  • www.cbc.ca
  • 29 July, 2020
Ottawa Tourism is offering $100 gift cards to people who a book a hotel stay in the capital as a way to help the struggling hotel industry get back on its feet during the pandemic Read More...
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Hilton HILTON : The Best Hilton Card Strategies Now for Travel Later
  • www.forbes.com
  • 29 July, 2020
Forbes has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products. Forbes and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers Read More...
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Asean Hotel ASEAN hotel associations endorse travel bubble
  • www.thejakartapost.com
  • 29 July, 2020
Hotel associations in Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines are advocating a start to intra-ASEAN travel to boost regional tourism, which has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic Read More...
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Thailand THAILAND : Strong bookings revive hotels
  • www.bangkokpost.com
  • 26 July, 2020
Heavy bookings at hotels and resorts have reignited hopes of a speedy revival of tourism deeply bruised for months by the Covid-19 outbreak Read More...
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Humanizing Humanizing hotel brands during COVID-19 could encourage tourists to return
  • www.phys.org
  • 23 July, 2020
Hotels should build an emotional attachment with tourists when communicating during crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic if they are to encourage them to return Read More...
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COVID-19 How Does a Resort Reopen itself to the World via social media post COVID-19?
  • www.forbes.com
  • 23 July, 2020
An African safari is a #1 bucket list item for many people, but due to Covid-19, no one wants a long plane trip right now. While waiting for a safer time to plan a game-viewing safari Read More...
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Wyndham Hotels and Resorts WYNDHAM HOTELS AND RESORTS incorporating pandemic travel trends into its marketing
  • www.adage.com
  • 22 July, 2020
Ad Age’s annual 40 Under 40 feature is coming up. Ahead of its publication on Oct. 5, we are checking in with former honorees. Don’t forget to nominate your own rising stars Read More...
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Airbnb Airbnb launches enhanced cleaning protocol in India, to boost Domestic Tourism
  • www.everythingexperiential.businessworld.in
  • 22 July, 2020
To support the recovery of the country’s tourism industry, Airbnb has today announced the launch of its Enhanced Cleaning Protocol for its local hosts in the country Read More...
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Hotel HOTEL offers free healthcare insurance as travel picks up for the summer
  • www.news4jax.com
  • 19 July, 2020
The Cruise Genius, Scott Lara joins us to tell us about companies and agencies that are including COVID-19 coverage in the travel insurance offered as summer travel picks up Read More...
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Washington HOTEL Industry Releases Top 5 requirements to Travel Safely
  • www.hospitalitynet.org
  • 17 July, 2020
WASHINGTON - The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today released the "Safe Stay Guest Checklist" for guests on how to travel safely while also creating a standardized Read More...
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TurkeyTURKEY : Hoteliers look forward to host Russian tourists
  • www.hurriyetdailynews.com
  • 16 July, 2020
Turkish tourism managers are very keen about the resumption of flights between Turkey and Russia after the Turkish transportation minister announced Read More...
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Maldives MALDIVES : Dusit Thani Maldives to reopen on 1st August 2020
  • www.asiatraveltips.com
  • 16 July, 2020
The Dusit Thani Maldives, located on Mudhdhoo Island in Baa Atoll, will reopen on 1 August 2020. The resort is ocated just 35 minutes by seaplane from capital city Malé, and 10 minutes Read More...
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Hilton HILTON introduces ‘CleanStay’ program, redefines Cleanliness Standards
  • www.bwhotelier.businessworld.in
  • 15 July, 2020
Hilton’s EventReady is all set to introduce its ‘CleanStay’ program for the corporate, entertainment, wedding meetings and events and ready to shower its bountiful services with the ensured Read More...
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ThailandTHAILAND : TAT ropes in Agoda to promote domestic tourism
The Tourism Authority of Thailand has partnered Agoda to leverage the latter’s technology and marketing expertise to streamline the booking and payment process for participants in the government’s 20 billion baht Read More...
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USAUSA : Hotels are selling out in popular vacation spots this summer
If there was any doubt whether travel-starved vacationers would stay in hotels after months of lockdown due to Covid-19, it should be gone now Read More...
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Tree Of Life ResortsJaipur & Udaipur
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Grand Park Kodhipparu GRAND PARK KODHIPPARU, MALDIVES to welcome guests on July 15
  • www.edition.mv
  • 11 July, 2020
Luxury resort Grand Park Kodhipparu, will reopen for guests on August 1. In a press release, the high-end property assured that the health and safety of all guests will be ensured through enhanced cleaning Read More...
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Luxury Hotel Luxury Hotel in Sedona , with cube-shaped guest pods
  • www.msn.com
  • 09 July, 2020
A new luxury hotel is opening up in the Sedona desert next year, and it features 40 cube-shaped guest pods that appear to float above the ground. Take a look inside. Read More...
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OYO OYO to focus on Europe, Southeast Asia, India as travel restrictions ease
  • www.livemint.com
  • 09 July, 2020
The hospitality unicorn has suffered significant damages because of the pandemic, forcing it to cut back expenses and lay off thousands of employees across markets, including Japan, China and its home turf in India as well Read More...
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Holiday Inn Resort Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay to reopen in July
  • www.tourtelegraph.com
  • 08 July, 2020
The Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay announced that it will reopen July 8, 2020 following a temporary closure of the country’s borders, undertaken as part of successful efforts of the Government of Jamaica Read More...
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Armani Hotel Armani Hotel Milano is ready to open again
  • www.eglobaltravelmedia.com.au
  • 07 July, 2020
On July 1st, Armani Hotel Milano has reopened the doors of its location in Via Manzoni 31, as a sign of strong commitment to protect the health and safety of its guests and employees Read More...
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Frasers Hospitality FRASERS HOSPITALITY reopens properties worldwide
  • www.eglobaltravelmedia.com.au
  • 07 July, 2020
Frasers Hospitality, a member of Frasers Property Group, is reopening its worldwide property portfolio with #FraserCares driving robust new measures dedicated to ensuring the health, safety and well-being of guests and staff Read More...
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MARRIOTT HOTEL FAIRFIELD BY MARRIOTT HOTEL opens in Lodi, California
  • www.newsbreak.com
  • 06 July, 2020
Lodi, CA – July 6, 2020 – The 72-room Fairfield by Marriott hotel in Lodi, California is now open for business with a new décor that provides guests with a feeling of warmth and calm while traveling Read More...
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Virgin Hotels Nashville is now open
  • www.travelandleisure.com
  • 02 July, 2020
A piece of Sir Richard Branson now calls Music City home with the opening of Virgin Hotels Nashville. Read More...
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Allure of the Seas POST-PANDEMIC hotel looks a lot like a cruise ship
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 02 July, 2020
Perhaps for the first time, hotels and resorts on dry land have to fight microbial infestations with the persistence of a tired cruise director Read More...
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Spring Hill Suites SPRING HILL SUITES BY MARRIOTT opens its doors in Lakeland, Florida
  • www.newsbreak.com
  • 30 June, 2020
SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Lakeland, Florida announces that the hotel is officially open. The 126-suite hotel, located at 511 West Lime Street Read More...
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Radisson Hotel RADISSON HOTEL GROUP partners with Hotelbeds
  • www.hotelbusiness.com
  • 29 June, 2020
PALMA, SPAIN—Hotelbeds has entered into a preferred partnership with Radisson Hotel Group. Through this agreement, Radisson Hotel Group will distribute via Hotelbeds’ network of more than 60,000 B2B travel buyers such as tour operators, Read More...
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JA Resorts & Hotels JA Resorts & Hotels receives WTTC's Safe Travels stamp
  • www.hoteliermiddleeast.com
  • 26 June, 2020
The UAE’s JA Resorts & Hotels has become the latest hospitality group to be recognised for its efforts in health and safety. The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has given the group a hygiene stamp as part of its SafeTravels global initiative Read More...