Hilton has signed three managed resorts in Mexico, furthering the company’s all-inclusive and luxury expansion plans.
Hotel news in Central and South America
World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) published Economic Trends Report, revealing the dramatic impact of COVID-19 on worldwide Travel & Tourism.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has announced the opening of the Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos, its first luxury hotel in this archipelago.
Hilton has announced the signing of Mangrove Beach Corendon Curaçao Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton, further expanding its all-inclusive portfolio.
Andrew Ashcroft, in partnership with Autograph Collection Hotels, announces the grand opening of the highly anticipated boutique resort – Alaia Belize, Autograph Collection.
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts remains on a steady growth trajectory around the world and is continuing to debut new properties and enter new destinations
The World Tourism Organization unites with tourism ministers in the Americas to relaunch tourism in the region
Minister of Tourism David Collado along with 15 more ministers and vice ministers of tourism of the Americas established partnership agreements and procedures for relaunching tourism in the region in a meeting called by the World Tourism Organization and led in its inauguration by Luis Abinader, President of Dominican Republic.
The Global Hospitality and Entertainment Brand Reveals Plans for New Property Developments in Partnership with VCI S.A.
Sandals Resorts International, the Caribbean’s leading luxury all-inclusive resort company, will add three new hotels to its Jamaica roster.
Peru was the most affected by the pandemic with a 73% drop in international visitors, followed by Venezuela (71%) and Ecuador (70%) Chile was the least affected with international tourists falling by 25% followed by Argentina (27%) and Colombia (30%) GlobalData projects South America’s International tourism market will not reach pre-pandemic levels until at least 2022
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).
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
voco Hotels grows to over 50 openings and signings, marking IHG Hotels and Resorts fastest ever global expansion
IHG Hotels & Resorts’ premium voco Hotels brand has officially reached the milestone of 50 signed and open hotels in more than 20 countries across the globe – marking IHG’s fastest ever global expansion.
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.
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.
Hyatt Announces Global Expansion of Independent Collection Brands with New Hotel Openings and Developments Slated Through 2025
Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced the global growth of its independent collection brands, including recent openings and development plans through 2025 across The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, Destination by Hyatt and JdV by Hyatt brands.
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.