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Algeria kicks off 1st UNWTO Regional Capacity Building Program on Tourism Statistics

Algeria kicks off 1st UNWTO Regional Capacity Building Program on Tourism Statistics

In the framework of the technical assistance that the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) provides to Member States, especially in their development of sound statistical systems, the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria has hosted the 1st Workshop on … February 24, 2017
Mövenpick Hotel Apartments Al Mamzar Dubai earns its rourth Green Globe accolade

Mövenpick Hotel Apartments Al Mamzar Dubai earns its rourth Green Globe accolade

Since its opening in 2014, Mövenpick Hotel Apartments Al Mamzar has implemented eco-friendly initiatives from the installation of motion sensors for corridor lights and wash-basins in all its guest rooms and employee quarters, to the replacement of all … February 24, 2017
Hyatt Ziva Cancun: First Hyatt in Mexico certified Green Globe

Hyatt Ziva Cancun: First Hyatt in Mexico certified Green Globe

Green Globe is proud to welcome Hyatt Ziva Cancun to its collection of certified resorts in Mexico. Hyatt Ziva Cancun is the first Hyatt property in Mexico to be certified for its sustainable operations and management.

Alexandre de Brouwer, Director … February 24, 2017
Malta announces the 2017 International Fireworks Festival dates

Malta announces the 2017 International Fireworks Festival dates

The Ministry for Tourism and the Malta Tourism Authority are pleased to announce that the 16th edition of the Malta International Fireworks Festival will be taking place on three nights between Saturday, April 22, and Sunday, April 30, 2017.

The Festival … February 24, 2017
Seychelles islands showcased at Jeddah International Travel & Tourism 2017

Seychelles islands showcased at Jeddah International Travel & Tourism 2017

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) took part once again in the Jeddah International Travel & Tourism 2017 (JTTX7) at the Jeddah Hilton from February 15-17.

The consumer event was attended by more than 25,000 visitors from Jeddah and more than … February 23, 2017
Visitorsʼ Terrace now available for private use at Frankfurt Airport

Visitorsʼ Terrace now available for private use at Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport can provide an impressive venue for any imaginable event, whether it’s a celebration, awards ceremony or business conference. And now the popular Visitorsʼ Terrace in Terminal 2 is also available as an unusual location for hosting … February 23, 2017
Supervisors at Constance Ephelia Seychelles boost leadership skills

Supervisors at Constance Ephelia Seychelles boost leadership skills

Twenty-two employees from the Constance Ephelia Seychelles graduated from the Bridging the Gap Through Holistic Training (BRIGHT) level one program on Monday in a special ceremony held at the resort.

The BRIGHT program is an initiative launched in … February 23, 2017
Trinidad and Tobago launches Lime365 campaign and GoTrinBago mobile destination app

Trinidad and Tobago launches Lime365 campaign and GoTrinBago mobile destination app

Destination Trinidad and Tobago launched its 2017 marketing campaign, Lime365 on February 7, 2017 with all the pomp and flair of a cocktail party – Trinidad and Tobago style.

Lime365 highlights and promotes the destination’s active annual event … February 23, 2017
Seychelles - among 10 best takeaways at travel show in New York

Seychelles - among 10 best takeaways at travel show in New York

There are any numbers of reasons to feel lucky to live in New York City. One is being on location for the annual 3-day New York Times Travel Show, this year drawing a record number of participants: 9,253 from the travel industry and 20,846 consumers. … February 22, 2017
Germany's business platform for luxury tourism transforms business contracting into an event for the fourth time

Germany's business platform for luxury tourism transforms business contracting into an event for the fourth time

After three successful years of “loop – luxury on our planet," their founder, Lobster Experience, is currently preparing for the fourth round. loop will take place again at the strategically perfect located Kempinski Hotel Gravenbruch in Frankfurt am … February 22, 2017
UNWTO Headquarters hosts the launch of Spanish stamps of the  International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

UNWTO Headquarters hosts the launch of Spanish stamps of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

UNWTO Headquarters in Madrid hosted the presentation on Tuesday of two Spanish stamps commemorating the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017.

The United Nations declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism … February 22, 2017
Valmer Resort in Seychelles upgrades customer experience

Valmer Resort in Seychelles upgrades customer experience

Valmer Resort in Seychelles continues to enhance its guests’ comfort factor with recent upgrades in its customer service experience. The secluded homegrown hotel located in the picturesque Baie Lazare area, is aiming to provide the best hospitality … February 21, 2017
Possibility of daily flights from Seychelles to Mauritius proposed

Possibility of daily flights from Seychelles to Mauritius proposed

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, has made a proposal for Mauritius to look at the possibility of having daily flights between the two islands.

This was during the courtesy call of the Mauritian Minister … February 21, 2017
Antigua and Barbuda to host CTU’s ICT Week and Symposium

Antigua and Barbuda to host CTU’s ICT Week and Symposium

The rapid pace of innovation in information and communication technologies (ICT) is impacting every aspect of Caribbean life. There is a clarion call for the region to keep abreast with and understand the potential of these new and revolutionary technologies … February 21, 2017
Innovation, technology and sustainability - pillars of Smart  Destinations

Innovation, technology and sustainability - pillars of Smart Destinations

Over three days (15-17 February) more than 100 speakers from 20 countries convened in Murcia, Spain to present solutions and experiences for ‘smart destinations’. The 1st UNWTO World Conference on Smart Destinations was organized by the World Tourism … February 21, 2017
Seychelles Tourism Board launches new blog

Seychelles Tourism Board launches new blog

As part of its ongoing drive to raise its profile across social media platforms and fill the all-important knowledge gap about the islands, the Seychelles Tourism Board has launched a new blog: www.seychellesdiary.com

The new blog is designed to engage … February 21, 2017
Sir Albert shows how team effort turns little changes into big differences

Sir Albert shows how team effort turns little changes into big differences

Sir Albert Amsterdam, a boutique hotel located in De Pijp, the Latin quarter of Amsterdam and consisting of 90 rooms, is proud to be certified for its sustainable hospitality by Green Globe for the 3rd year in a row.

“2016 in particular has been … February 17, 2017
It’s Green Globe Gold for Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha

It’s Green Globe Gold for Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha

Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha is proud to announce that it has received Gold certification from Green Globe, the world’s premier stamp of approval related to green practices in the tourism industry. This prestigious status is awarded to members that … February 17, 2017
Hyatt Ziva Cancun: First Hyatt in Mexico certified Green Globe

Hyatt Ziva Cancun: First Hyatt in Mexico certified Green Globe

Green Globe is proud to welcome Hyatt Ziva Cancun to its collection of certified resorts in Mexico. Hyatt Ziva Cancun is the first Hyatt property in Mexico to be certified for its sustainable operations and management.

Alexandre de Brouwer, Director … February 17, 2017
Seychelles gears up for 10th Eco-Friendly Marathon

Seychelles gears up for 10th Eco-Friendly Marathon

At the end of February, Seychelles will be hosting its 10th Eco-Friendly Marathon, the second event on its national calendar of events.

Held every last Sunday of February, the event was initiated in 2008 by the Seychelles’ honorary consul in South … February 16, 2017
500 foreign hotel stars will shine over Frankfurt in March 2017

500 foreign hotel stars will shine over Frankfurt in March 2017

One hundred hoteliers from international five-star hotels will turn Frankfurt am Main (Germany) into a pictorial sea of stars from 26th to 29th of March 2017. Thus, Frankfurt theoretically becomes the city with the highest hotel star density in Germany. … February 16, 2017
Seychelles Tourism minister commends Beau Vallon hoteliers for quality services and products

Seychelles Tourism minister commends Beau Vallon hoteliers for quality services and products

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine Maurice Loustau-Lalanne said it is pleasing to see how tourism operators are putting great effort to upgrade and offer good services and products in the industry.

He said this while speaking … February 15, 2017
Seychelles records 33 percent increase in visitor arrivals last month

Seychelles records 33 percent increase in visitor arrivals last month

A total of 24,920 visitors arrived in Seychelles in January, showing an increase of 33% compared to the same period last year which was at 18,760.According to the statistical bulletin released at the end of last month, by the National Bureau of Statistics, … February 15, 2017
Portugal commits to the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for  Development 2017

Portugal commits to the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

Portugal has committed to partnering with the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. The commitment was presented to UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai, during his recent official visit to Portugal. Among the initiatives to celebrate … February 15, 2017
ETOA: No increase to city access costs in Florence

ETOA: No increase to city access costs in Florence

The TAR - regional administrative tribunal - has annulled a decision by the city of Florence to raise the ZTL tariffs charged on coach operators on the basis that no consultation with relevant stakeholders took place prior to the decision.

The resolution … February 15, 2017
Trinidad and Tobago launches Lime365 campaign and GoTrinBago mobile destination app

Trinidad and Tobago launches Lime365 campaign and GoTrinBago mobile destination app

Destination Trinidad and Tobago launched its 2017 marketing campaign, Lime365 on February 7, 2017 with all the pomp and flair of a Trinidad and Tobago-styled cocktail party.
Lime365 was designed to highlight and promote the destination’s active annual … February 14, 2017
MCE Central & Eastern Europe 2017 nearing its registration closing

MCE Central & Eastern Europe 2017 nearing its registration closing

The MICE B2B event of the year is nearing its registration closing in a weeks’ time now. With the one-stop-shop boutique forum coming closer every day, the organization is wrapping up the participations on both the destinations/suppliers side as well … February 14, 2017
Play eco golf and feed the fish at Corinthia Hotel St. George’s Bay

Play eco golf and feed the fish at Corinthia Hotel St. George’s Bay

Guests at Corinthia Hotel St. George’s Bay can test drive their golfing skills and feed the fish at the same time.

The hotel has launched a brand new and innovative leisure activity at the water’s edge, inviting guests to hone their golf skills … February 13, 2017
Cuba, Jamaica cruise itinerary interest surges

Cuba, Jamaica cruise itinerary interest surges

Years prior to the Cuban Revolution in 1959 that saw the communist Fidel Castro regime come to power, cruise ships from Miami regularly stopped in Cuba and Jamaica as part of their northern Caribbean itinerary. Now with the easing of US/Cuba relations … February 13, 2017
South African Airways introduces new state-of-the-art Airbus A330-300 aircraft on Washington DC route

South African Airways introduces new state-of-the-art Airbus A330-300 aircraft on Washington DC route

South African Airways (SAA), the national carrier of South Africa and Africa’s most awarded airline has introduced its new Airbus A330-300 wide-body aircraft on the three-times weekly route between Washington, DC Dulles International Airport and Johannesburg … February 13, 2017




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