Melaka (Malaysia) – September 23, 2019 ( – Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Melaka was delighted to welcome the FAM Trip for travel agents from Germany during their recent visit to Malaysia from the 13th – 17th September 2019. Organized by Tourism Malaysia through their tourism office in Frankfurt, this trip is amongst the initiatives by […]

New York (USA) – September 23, 2019 ( – Program of Academic Exchange (PAX), a reputable US educational foundation, together with EduDee as Local Collaborator for Thailand, invited executives of the Secondary Educational Service Area Office as well as administrators and teachers from leading Thai secondary schools to attend a 10-day familiarization trip to the […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 23, 2019 ( – Two leading associations who work to advance and educate on hospitality technology are partnering to expand to Asia the popular Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®), with plans to premiere next year. Recently joining resources for HITEC Europe 2020, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) and […]

Nur-Sultan ( Kazakhstan) – September 21, 2019 ( – PATA Travel Mart 2019 (PTM 2019), generously hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Kazakh Tourism National Company, has attracted over 1,200 delegates from 63 global destinations. The delegate numbers embraced 347 sellers from 180 organizations and 34 […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 23, 2019 ( – Best Western Hotels and Resorts recently attended a major event hosted by long-term development partner, Habitat Group. The award-winning Thai real estate pioneer hosted the event to celebrate the launch of the company’s new corporate branding strategy. In a press conference held in Bangkok on September 17th, […]

Sharjah (Dubai) – September 20, 2019 ( – H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman & Chief Executive Emirates Airline & Group, and Chairman Dubai Airports inaugurated the first edition of Middle East Design and Hospitality Week (MEDHW) 2019 comprising eight prestigious design and hospitality events, taking place from […]

Singapore (Singapore) – September 18, 2019 ( – Sabre Corporation the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, today announced a collaboration with Singapore Airlines for the expansion of their NDC programme, KrisConnect. Effective November 2019, this venture will provide select Sabre connected agents in Singapore with the ability to access and book unique […]

Roatan (Honduras) – September 18, 2019 ( – Skål Thailand attending the 2019 World Congress and wanting to give back to needy causes picked a Honduras poor school to visit. Visiting the school when they stopped over in Roatan during the 80th Skål World Congress on board the Symphony of the Seas cruise liner, to […]

Saint Petersburg (Russia) – September 18, 2019 ( – The Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) held it’s 43rd Annual Cineposium in St. Petersburg from September 13th to 16th, 2019 at the same time as the General Assembly of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). This year, Cineposium offered a unique platform, uniting the United […]

Gaafu Alifu Atoll (Maldives) – September 18, 2019 ( – It seems the adage that good things come to those who wait is true. Following an exhaustive search for a suitably spectacular site, Raffles first resort in the Maldives, which soft-opened in May, now introduces 16 new overwater villas, set on the southern tip of […]

Saint Petersburg (Russia) – September 17, 2019 ( – Running right through the 23rd General Assembly in St Petersburg has been the topic of film and tourism. At the start of the Assembly, Spanish entrepreneur and President of Atlético de Madrid football cub Enrique Cerezo joined fellow experts to discuss the film industry’s close links […]

Saint Petersburg (Russia) – September 17, 2019 ( – UNWTO’s Member States unanimously welcomed Palau as a full Member at the 23rd General Assembly. The Pacific nation is made up of 240 islands and is committed to growing its tourism sector in a responsible and sustainable manner. Palau is an archipelago of over 200 largely […]

Victoria, Mahe (Seychelles) – September 17, 2019 ( – Tourism matters because tourism is today the pillar of the Seychelles economy. But tourism remains very volatile as an industry. It threads on stability for it continued successes. External forces can disrupt tourism at anytime and this destinations such as the Seychelles can do little about, […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 16, 2019 ( – The inaugural Nordic Film Festival 2019 will take place in Bangkok from 27 September to 29 September 2019 at Quartier CineArt, 4th Floor, EmQuartier to highlight the success of Nordic films and celebrate Nordic culture. This year the festival will shed light on sustainability and climate change, […]

Saint Petersburg (Russia) – September 14, 2019 ( – During the 49th Meeting of the Board of the Affiliate Members, that took place on 12 September 2019 in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, the Board of the Affiliate Members for 2019-2021 was formally constituted and Ana Larrañaga has been confirmed as the new Chair of the […]

Saint Petersburg (Russia) – September 13, 2019 ( – Ms. Pansy Ho is the Vice Chair and Secretary General of Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF). A strong ally of UNWTO, she speaks during the 23rd UNWTO General Assembly about the present state – and the future – of tourism destinations around the world. 1. What […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 13, 2019 ( – Mom Rajawongse Somlabh Kitiyakara represented Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali Krom Muen Suddhanarinatha presided at the opening ceremony of the 20th World Gourmet Festival on Sunday 1st September 2019 at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. The festival held from 2 – 8 September 2019, has raised a substantial […]

Saint Petersburg (Russia) – September 12, 2019 ( – During the 23rd UNWTO General Assembly, Member States of the Regional Commission for Africa (CAF) met in St Petersburg to discuss the key issues facing the continent as it looks to grow its tourism sector and harness it as a key driver of economic development and […]

Saint Petersburg (Russia) – September 12, 2019 ( – Cities making big strides forward in sustainability and accessible tourism were the big winners in St Petersburg last night. The Spanish city of San Sebastian was awarded the 2019 World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) prize for Public Policy and Governance at a ceremony attended by leaders of […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 12, 2019 ( – Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is launching a much-anticipated renovation program at its five-star flagship, Centara Grand at CentralWorld Bangkok, beginning this month. The company is investing THB 650 million in the room improvement project, which will see a complete floor-to-ceiling renovation of all […]

Male (Maldives) – September 11, 2019 ( – Hard Rock International and S Hotels & Resorts introduced memorable music-inspired stays to the Maldives for the first time on 1st September 2019, when Hard Rock Hotel Maldives officially opened. Nestled within the exquisite Emboodhoo Lagoon, just 15 minutes by boat from Malé International Airport, Hard Rock […]

Saint Petersburg (Russia) – September 11, 2019 ( – The 23rd session of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has opened in Saint Petersburg, Russia, with sustainability and innovation main focus points at the meetings between high-level state delegates and tourism leaders from around the world. The General Assembly is set to […]

Cape Town (South Africa) – September 11, 2019 ( – The World Economic Forum, in partnership with the International Trade Centre, today released the Africa E-Commerce Agenda, an eight-step action plan to realize the benefits of e-commerce for the continent. E-commerce has the potential to create as many as 3 million new jobs in Africa by 2025, […]

Chengdu, Sichuan (China) – September 10, 2019 ( – The leading Portuguese hospitality brand Tivoli Hotels & Resorts, well-known for its cultural heritage and genuine connection to each destination, has announced plans to diversify its portfolio by introducing the brand into the Chinese market in the capital of Sichuan Province, Chengdu. Chengdu serves as the economic, […]

Victoria, Mahé (Seychelles) – September 9, 2019 ( – News from Paris has confirmed that Air France is restarting its non-stop direct flights to Seychelles commencing 31st October. After many years of absence, the blue, white and red tail of the Air France Colours will once again be landing at Seychelles international Airport. This is […]

Buenos Aires (Argentina) – September 9, 2019 ( – Buenos Aires has become the latest city to join the International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO), a pioneering initiative of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) aimed at helping destinations manage tourism in a smart and sustainable manner. This latest INSTO member – the first in […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 6, 2019 ( – Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau’s (TCEB) annual international media familiarisation trip 2019 is showcasing the new strength of Bangkok’s and Hua Hin’s dual destination dynamism as product development continues to create new attractions and activities at a community level. TCEB’s Senior Vice President – Business Mrs. Nichapa […]

Macao (Macao SAR) – September 6, 2019 ( – The Global Tourism Economic Research Centre (“GTERC” or “the Centre”) continues its promotion of the eighth edition of the global Tourism Economy Forum (“GTEF” or “the Forum”) across the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. From August 30 to September 1, the Forum took part in the […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 5, 2019 (travelindex) – The World’s 50 Best Restaurants publishes an annual list of the world’s finest restaurants selected by a panel of culinary experts. The restaurants receive their award during an annual awards ceremony. When Deepak Ohri, the Chief Executive Officer of lebua in Bangkok, the world’s first luxury vertical […]