Indian travel trade utilise the lockdown to elevate their SA destination knowledge

SA Specialist, South African Tourism’s fun and interactive online learning programme, has witnessed an increase in the number of Indian travel trade undertaking the training. Trade agents are using the lockdown period to upskill and reskill themselves as South Africa, being one of the most sought after outbound destinations by Indian travellers, leads the consideration … Read more

100 % of global destinations have COVID-19 travel restrictions

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted all destinations worldwide to introduce restrictions on travel, research by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has found. This represents the most severe restriction on international travel in history and no country has so far lifted restrictions introduced in response to the crisis.   Following up on previous research, the latest … Read more

Destination DC launches global travel agent training program

  Today, Destination DC (DDC), the official destination marketing organisation for Washington, DC, launched its global travel agent training program titled ‘Washington, DC Special Agent Academy’, which is an online-based program designed to train and engage with travel agents in the U.S. and around the world who are interested in becoming Washington, DC experts. As … Read more

Dubai aims to reopen its borders for tourism by July 2020

  Reports suggest that Dubai aims to reopen its tourism by July, according to the Director-General of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM). During a recent statement, Al Marri said, “The reopening process will be gradual and could be delayed until September, depending on the situation and global trends surrounding COVID-19. The thing … Read more

IEML has urged the central government to support the Indian exhibition industry

  The recent official statement informs that Rakesh Kumar, Chairman, India Exposition Mart Ltd. (IEML) has urged the central government to support the Indian exhibition industry that has incurred a revenue loss of INR 3570 crores for the entire sector in the COVID -19 crisis. The size of the Indian exhibition industry is INR 23,800 … Read more

APAC deal activity continues to show resilience for the second consecutive week: GlobalData

  A total of 345 deals were announced in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region during the week ended 26 April 2020, an increase of 17.7 per cent over the 293 deals announced during the previous week, according to GlobalData. An analysis of GlobalData’s Financial Deals Database reveals that the deal volume surpassed the Q1 2020 and … Read more

Azerbaijan Tourism launches innovative health and safety campaign

The Azerbaijan Tourism Board (ATB), together with the State Tourism Agency (STA) of the Republic of Azerbaijan and in cooperation with Food Safety Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan (AQTA), has announced the launch of an innovative program called Sahman (Sanitation and Hygiene Methods and Norms).   “Sahman,” meaning “immaculateness” in Azerbaijani, is a nationwide … Read more

China as tourist destination will take long time to bounce back, says GlobalData

Pre Covid-19, China was predicted a steady CAGR of two per cent between 2016 and 2020  reaching 63.9 million international arrivals, according to GlobalData, a leading data, and analytics company. The outbreak originated in China and quickly spread globally. The effects of this severely impacted China as a tourism destination as well as Chinese travellers. … Read more