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The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) today launches its new high-level guidelines for inclusion and accessibility in the sector which focus on the experience of travellers with disabilities and will help make the Travel & Tourism sector a more inclusive space.
These innovative and important guidelines were compiled on t… read more
Arabian Travel Market (ATM) has reconfirmed that the 2021 edition of its annual showcase, will go-ahead in-person at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) on Sunday 16 to Wednesday 19 May, as final preparations are being put in place, in particular health and safety.
In addition to Reed Exhibitions’ Global COVID-19 ‘Safety Shows’ Health &… read more
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… read more
The Kenya Association of Travel Agents (KATA) has urged the government to issue new guidelines to banks to offer moratoriums on loan interests by travel agents. KATA Chairman Mohammed Wanyoike said the players have experienced cash flow challenges occasioned by restrictions following the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly lockdowns th… read more
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has shifted the dates of its GBTA Convention 2021 to November 17-19 in Orlando, Florida. The decision to change the dates of The Business Travel Event of the Year was made after taking into consideration feedback from members, exhibitors and sponsors and in recognition of the curr… read more
There has been plenty of positive news for the travel industry globally over the past weeks. With vaccination rates in key outbound tourism countries such as the UK and the USA increasing, the implementation of travel corridors for Israeli and Australian travellers, as well as the relaxing of quarantine measures in popular destinations su… read more
The event, which was due in July, will now take place in Kigali on October 14-15, 2021.
“Although we were confident Rwanda, and the venue in Kigali, have excellent Covid protocols in place, we felt there is still enough uncertainty around the region along with travel restrictions by some governments, that could impact many of… read more
Entries are open for the WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards 2021,
with this year’s ceremony including a series of Global Awards for the
The awards, first launched in 2004, recognise and reward businesses
and destinations which are contributing to more sustainable and
responsible tourism industry. Winners are … read more
Held from 7 to 9 April, the virtual event included headline shows, World Travel Market Africa (WTM Africa) and International Luxury Travel Market Africa (ILTM Africa), where buyers and tourism destinations and products connected online to reignite tourism to the continent.
A content programme also featured over 40 panel discussions and pre… read more
The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) secretary general Abdérahmane Berthé, had a consultative meeting on April 8 with the newly appointed IATA regional vice president for Africa & Middle East, Kamil H Al-Awadhi, following his recent assumption of office in March 2021. Berthé and Al-Awadhi discussed key priorities for bot… read more