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Fraport ranks among the world’s 100 most sustainable companies

Fraport ranks among the world’s 100 most sustainable companies

Fraport AG, the owner and operator of Frankfurt Airport (FRA), has been recognized as one of the world’s 100 most sustainable companies.

The recognition was announced by the Canadian magazine and research firm Corporate Knights during the Annual … January 19, 2017
UNWTO Awards recognize the commitment of the tourism sector to  sustainable approaches

UNWTO Awards recognize the commitment of the tourism sector to sustainable approaches

Guanajuato’s State Ministry of Tourism (Mexico), Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group (Belgium), Govardhan Ecovillage (India) and Dutch Travel Trade Association (Netherlands) were the winners of 13th Edition of the UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation … January 19, 2017
TruExperiences Tours: Unlike any other

TruExperiences Tours: Unlike any other

TruExperiences Tours features award-winning, small-group, sightseeing tours in Toronto, Montreal, Niagara Falls, and from Toronto to Niagara Falls. Tours are limited to just 14 guests and feature 1 driver and 1 tour guide in every vehicle, complimentary … January 18, 2017
Second VIP lounge inaugurated at Frankfurt Airport

Second VIP lounge inaugurated at Frankfurt Airport

Relaxation and total privacy in one of various luxury suites with marble bathrooms, a drink at a well-stocked bar, a cigar in a smoking lounge, or an invigorating game of table soccer before departure: all of these things, as well as many other deluxe … January 18, 2017
The five-star Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg gears up for the FIFA football (soccer) 2017 kick-off

The five-star Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg gears up for the FIFA football (soccer) 2017 kick-off

Russia will grab the spotlight of the world’s football (soccer) calendar this summer when the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup international association football tournament takes place in four host cities across the country between June 17 and July 2, including … January 17, 2017
UNWTO and Japan International Cooperation Agency partner to promote  sustainable tourism

UNWTO and Japan International Cooperation Agency partner to promote sustainable tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation aimed at providing a framework for joint action in the area of sustainable tourism.

The agreement, undersigned by … January 17, 2017
Maximising tourism’s contribution to sustainable development, WTTC Declaration

Maximising tourism’s contribution to sustainable development, WTTC Declaration

Today, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) launched its “Declaration for the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development” expressing the organisation’s full commitment to the priorities of the year and setting out its vision … January 17, 2017
Sustained growth in international tourism despite challenges

Sustained growth in international tourism despite challenges

Demand for international tourism remained robust in 2016 despite challenges. International tourist arrivals grew by 3.9% to reach a total of 1,235 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Some 46 million more tourists (overnight … January 17, 2017
Fraport traffic figures 2016: Passenger traffic at Frankfurt Airport exceeds 60 million mark again

Fraport traffic figures 2016: Passenger traffic at Frankfurt Airport exceeds 60 million mark again

New December passenger record achieved at Cargo volumes show significant growth - Group airports in Fraport's international portfolio report mixed results.
In 2016, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) served a total of 60,792,308 passengers, thus surpassing the … January 13, 2017
Appointment of committee to consider actions to honor the late President James Mancham of Seychelles

Appointment of committee to consider actions to honor the late President James Mancham of Seychelles

Seychelles President Danny Faure has appointed a committee to recommend to him actions that could be taken nationally to honor the memory of the late Former President James Mancham, and in particular to promote national unity and reconciliation, of which … January 13, 2017
Alain St.Ange from the Seychelles confirms his presence in Madrid for FITUR next week where he will be lodging his documents for the coming elections for the position of Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization

Alain St.Ange from the Seychelles confirms his presence in Madrid for FITUR next week where he will be lodging his documents for the coming elections for the position of Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization

Alain St.Ange has confirmed he is a World Tourism Organisation Secretary General Candidate. The Former Seychelles Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine was born on 24 October 1954 on the island of La Digue where he spent much of his youth … January 13, 2017
Corinthia Hotel London appoints Jennifer Tyler as PR Manager

Corinthia Hotel London appoints Jennifer Tyler as PR Manager

Corinthia Hotels announces the appointment of Jennifer Tyler as PR Manager for the Group’s flagship hotel in London.

Jennifer joins Corinthia Hotel London from David Collins Studio, the luxury interior design and architecture practice, where she … January 12, 2017
Wellness packages to banish the winter blues at the 5-star Corinthia Hotels

Wellness packages to banish the winter blues at the 5-star Corinthia Hotels

Corinthia’s collection of luxury, five-star hotels around the globe are offering the perfect springtime packages to wave goodbye to the winter blues in 2017.

Based around languishing in each of the hotel’s fabulous on-site spas- some offering the … January 6, 2017
Interview opportunity with UNWTO Secretary-General candidate Alain St.Ange

Interview opportunity with UNWTO Secretary-General candidate Alain St.Ange

The former Minister of Seychelles will be announcing his formal candidacy to become the Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization at FITUR in Madrid.

The tourism dignitary will also be announcing his plans if elected as Dr. Taleb Rifai’s … January 6, 2017
International luxury travel: loop secures market shares in Germany

International luxury travel: loop secures market shares in Germany

The 5-star hotel Cap Rocat on Majorca, luxury hotel group Lošinj Hotels & Villas in Croatia, Puente Beach Resort & Spa in Spain and the IST Travel Group are already looking forward to this date: from the March 26 to 29, 2017 the unique luxury … January 6, 2017
Corinthia Hotels – exquisite hotels at enviable prices

Corinthia Hotels – exquisite hotels at enviable prices

Corinthia Hotels will offer its collection of exquisite hotels all at enviable prices from January 5, 2017. Guests booking through corinthia.com are given a 50% discount on room rates across its five-star hotels in Malta, Budapest, Lisbon, Prague, and … January 6, 2017
The new giant in the travel and tourism industry is called ICTP

The new giant in the travel and tourism industry is called ICTP

The International Coalition of Tourism Partners, known as ICTP, has 610 members as of December 31, 2016. The organization is quietly growing to become a new powerhouse in the global travel and tourism industry.

Among them are national and regional … January 6, 2017
Trinidad and Tobago named one of the top travel destinations for 2017

Trinidad and Tobago named one of the top travel destinations for 2017

Vogue Magazine has named Trinidad and Tobago one of the 10 Hottest Travel Destinations of 2017. The US-based international fashion and lifestyle magazine published the article written by Jen Murphy on its website on December 30th 2016. The article lauded … January 6, 2017
Formal launch of the candidature of Dr. Walter Mzembi, Minister of Tourism and the Hospitality Industry of the Republic of Zimbabwe, for the post of Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization

Formal launch of the candidature of Dr. Walter Mzembi, Minister of Tourism and the Hospitality Industry of the Republic of Zimbabwe, for the post of Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization

The African Union-endorsed candidate for the post of Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Dr. Walter Mzembi, Zimbabwe’s Minister of Tourism and the Hospitality Industry, and the current Chairperson of the UNWTO … January 5, 2017
Malta Tourism Authority accepted into Virtuoso®

Malta Tourism Authority accepted into Virtuoso®

The Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) has been accepted as a luxury travel partner into Virtuoso®’s exclusive portfolio, comprising more than 1,700 preferred suppliers in 100 countries. According to Michelle Buttigieg, MTA’s U.S. representative, inclusion … January 4, 2017
Corinthia Hotel Prague: The perfect place to spend Valentine’s Day

Corinthia Hotel Prague: The perfect place to spend Valentine’s Day

Corinthia Prague has all the ingredients for a romantic Valentine’s Day break next spring: its location in one of Europe’s favorite destination cities, five-star service and amenities, specially decorated rooms, sparkling wine and treats on arrival, … January 4, 2017
FITUR 2017: UNWTO with a focus on sustainability and tourism in  Africa and in the MENA region

FITUR 2017: UNWTO with a focus on sustainability and tourism in Africa and in the MENA region

The International Tourism Fair in Spain (FITUR), taking place on January 18-22 in Madrid, comprises a number of events organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Activities will have a special focus on sustainable tourism, including the official … January 4, 2017
Romance is alive and well at the five-star Corinthia Lisbon - A special offer for a Valentine's getaway

Romance is alive and well at the five-star Corinthia Lisbon - A special offer for a Valentine's getaway

The five-star Corinthia Hotel Lisbon has created a romantic package for Valentine’s Day, revolving around the hotel’s decadent Spa and Wellness Club which is lavishly spread over 3,500 square meters of sophisticated and exclusive facilities.

The … January 3, 2017
The Year Ahead: harnessing the power of tourism to build a better world

The Year Ahead: harnessing the power of tourism to build a better world

Dear friends,

I write to you as I begin my final year as UNWTO Secretary-General, a position I have been privileged to hold for almost seven years at an Agency I have been proud to serve for the past decade.

During this time I have seen tourism … January 3, 2017
2017 is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for  Development

2017 is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

12 months to celebrate and promote the contribution of the tourism sector to building a better world. This is the major goal of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 that will start in few days.

The United Nations General … December 29, 2016
Poland to host 3rd International Congress on Ethics and Tourism:  promoting shared responsibility

Poland to host 3rd International Congress on Ethics and Tourism: promoting shared responsibility

Coinciding with the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development to be celebrated throughout 2017, the third International Congress on Ethics and Tourism will be held in Poland, on 27-28 April 2017.

Organized by the World Tourism Organization … December 27, 2016
Hotel industry on the right path to full accessibility

Hotel industry on the right path to full accessibility

The Open Doors Organization (ODO) is pleased to report that while the percentage of American adults with disabilities staying in hotels has remained steady, there has been a sharp decline in the obstacles they encounter during those visits. Over 75% of … December 23, 2016
Hospitality and Tourism Association of Seychelles meets islands’ Minister responsible for Tourism as 2016 comes to a close

Hospitality and Tourism Association of Seychelles meets islands’ Minister responsible for Tourism as 2016 comes to a close

The Board of Directors of the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA) met on Friday morning, December 23, with Minister Alain St.Ange, the island's Minister responsible for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, at the Ministry's ESPACE … December 23, 2016
Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort embraces green initiatives

Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort embraces green initiatives

Located along a stretch of one of the most beautiful beaches in the world in Punta Cana, Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort is leading the way for exercising sustainable initiatives and has been honored, for the fourth consecutive year, with a recertification … December 23, 2016
Spa therapists in the workforce in Seychelles

Spa therapists in the workforce in Seychelles

The demand for more qualified therapists has grown over the years in the Seychelles tourism industry. This was the main point of discussion on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at the ESPACE Building offices of the Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports … December 23, 2016




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