The new Maritim Resort Marina Bay is located in the pretty harbour town of Vlora in southern Albania, on the edge of a bay with a wonderful view of the Adriatic.
Hotel news in Europe
Marriott International announced it has signed an agreement to introduce the JW Marriott brand to Madrid, offering discerning guests a new destination to rediscover a balance in mind, body and spirit, in the heart of the city.
IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, will open InterContinental Barcelona in the city’s Montjuic district later this year, the global luxury hotel brand’s second hotel in Spain.
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.
WTTC research reveals Travel & Tourism sectors contribution to Italys GDP dropped by EUR121 billion in 2020
The World Travel & Tourism Council’s annual Economic Impact Report (EIR) reveals that the dramatic collapse of Italy’s Travel & Tourism sector has wiped out a staggering €120.6 billion from the nation’s economy.
WTTC research reveals Travel & Tourism sectors contribution to Frances GDP dropped by EUR103 billion in 2020
The World Travel & Tourism Council’s annual Economic Impact Report reveals the dramatic impact COVID-19 had on France’s Travel & Tourism sector, wiping out €103 billion from the nation’s economy.
EDITION Hotels announced its further international expansion by the end of 2022, with the slated opening of eight new properties across three continents. The new openings include sites in Rome, Madrid, Dubai, Reykjavik, Tampa, Doha, Mexicos Riviera Maya at Kanai and EDITIONs second property in Tokyo.
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 with over 8,900 hotels across nearly 95 countries, announces the opening of Hotel Avenue Louise Brussels, its first Trademark Collection by Wyndham hotel in Belgium. The new property is situated in the heart of Brussels, close to many of the capital’s landmarks and attractions.
WTTC research reveals Travel & Tourism sectors contribution to Germanys GDP dropped a staggering EUR161 billion in 2020
The World Travel & Tourism Council’s annual Economic Impact Report (EIR) reveals that the dramatic collapse of Germany’s Travel & Tourism sector has wiped out €161 billion from the nation’s economy. The annual EIR from the WTTC shows the sector’s contribution to GDP dropped 46.9%. The sector’s impact on Germany’s GDP fell from €344 billion (9.8%) in 2019 before the pandemic struck, to €183 billion (5.5%), just 12 months later, in 2020.
Radisson Hotel Group announce the opening of its first serviced apartment property and eighth operating hotel in the Dutch capital. The 227 all-suite aparthotel Radisson Hotel & Suites Amsterdam South offers the perfect base for families and long-stay visitors. Nestled amidst a maze of canals in a leafy neighborhood, guests will have a quintessential Amsterdam experience with easy access to the city’s central business district.
WTTC research reveals Travel & Tourism sectors contribution to UK GDP slumped a shocking GBP148 billion in 2020
The World Travel & Tourism Councils annual Economic Impact Report (EIR) reveals that the dramatic collapse of the UK Travel & Tourism sector has wiped out a staggering GBP148 billion from the UK economy. The annual EIR from the WTTC, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, shows the sectors contribution to GDP, dropped by a precipitous 62.3%. Travel & Tourism GDP fell from GBP238 billion (10.1%) in 2019 before the pandemic struck, to just GBP90 billion (4.2%), a mere 12 months later, in 2020.
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
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.
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the world’s largest business travel association – and the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) support the European Commission’s proposal to introduce a Digital Green Certificate that is inter-operable and consistent across Members States.
According to a new report Top Countries for Sustainable Tourism, released by global market research company Euromonitor International at ITB Berlin, Scandinavia is leading by example in its engagement and progress towards sustainable travel, with Sweden ranked first, followed by Finland, Austria, Estonia, and Norway.