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Explorar Hotels & Resorts reopens two hotels in Mauritius
The official World Tourism Day 2021 was celebrated in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire with the participation of tourism ministers from 12 countries.
IHG Hotels & Resorts is planning to open 21 new hotels around the world over the next 12 months.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced the opening of a new hotel, marking the return of the brand to Cairo, Egypt.
IHG Hotels & Resorts expands its presence in Egypt with its boutique hotel brand, Hotel Indigo.
The World Tourism Organization and its Members will work with the African Union and the private sector to promote Brand Africa with the aim to establish a new narrative for tourism across the continent.
Kasada to acquire 414-key Safari Hotels & Conference Centre, the largest hospitality complex in Namibia
Kasada Capital Management announced the acquisition of the 414-key Safari Hotels and Conference Centre in Windhoek, Namibia.
According to March pipeline data from STR, Europe is the only region in the world showing increased hotel construction activity in comparison with the end of Q1 last year.
A poll conducted by GlobalData has shown that quarantine requirements and travel restrictions remain the two main deterrents to international travel with 58% and 55%* of respondents expressing that these factors would deter them from traveling.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that passenger traffic fell in February 2021, both compared to pre-COVID levels (February 2019) and compared to the immediate month prior (January 2021).
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company by number of properties with over 8,900 hotels across nearly 95 countries, continues to cement its presence across Europe, Middle East, Eurasia and Africa (EMEA) with a series of recent hotel launches and a strong line-up of openings for 2021.
Tourist Arrivals Down 87% In January 2021 As Unwto Calls For Stronger Coordination To Restart Tourism
The devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global tourism has carried on into 2021, with new data showing an 87% fall in international tourist arrivals in January as compared to 2020. The outlook for the rest of the year remain cautious as the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) continues to call for stronger coordination on travel protocols between countries to ensure the safe restart of tourism and avoid another year of massive losses for the sector.
WTTC research reveals global Travel & Tourism sector suffered a loss of almost USD4.5 trillion in 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19
Travel & Tourism sector’s contribution to GDP plunged a staggering 49.1% in 2020. Job retention schemes look to have saved millions of jobs - but the threat remains. Swift action could see lost jobs and GDP contribution return by 2022
More than 100 countries, alongside international organizations and leading business groups have agreed to adopt harmonized standards for assisting tourists caught up in emergency situations. The Committee for the Development of an International Code for the Protection of Tourists has agreed on the text of the first two Chapters of the Code, containing seven key principles for a landmark legal code aimed at restoring confidence in international travel in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
RIU is reopening in Cape Verde, on Sal Island to be precise, following several months of closure, by launching its new hotel, Riu Palace Santa Maria.
One in three destinations worldwide are now completely closed to international tourism. According to the latest data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the emergence of new variants of the COVID-19 virus has prompted many governments to reverse efforts to ease restrictions on travel, with total closures to tourists most prevalent in Asia and the Pacific and Europe.
Radisson Hotel Group looks ahead to 2021 with 30 planned hotel openings or 5,000 rooms across EMEA, building on the Groups 40+ signings announced in 2020. The Group’s 2020 expansion included the introduction of the Radisson Individuals brand and the announcement of ambitious plans to double its portfolio of Serviced Apartments by 2025. 2021 expected openings also include seven exciting new openings of the Groups premium lifestyle Radisson Collection brand in France, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia.
Global tourism suffered its worst year on record in 2020, with international arrivals dropping by 74% according to the latest data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Destinations worldwide welcomed 1 billion fewer international arrivals in 2020 than in the previous year, due to an unprecedented fall in demand and widespread travel restrictions. This compares with the 4% decline recorded during the 2009 global economic crisis.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released new analysis showing that the airline industry is expected to remain cash negative throughout 2021. Previous analysis (November 2020) indicated that airlines would turn cash positive in the fourth quarter of 2021. At the industry level, airlines are now not expected to be cash positive until 2022.