According to the WTTC, the Caribbean Travel & Tourism sector has the fastest recovery in the world.
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World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) published Economic Trends Report, revealing the dramatic impact of COVID-19 on worldwide Travel & Tourism.
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts remains on a steady growth trajectory around the world and is continuing to debut new properties and enter new destinations
Radisson Hotel Group celebrates Radisson Blu reconfirmed position as the largest upper upscale brand in Europe for the past decade and continues its successful portfolio growth in EMEA with over 2,000 rooms and 16 signings added to the Group’s portfolio in Q1.
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.
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
Riding on the momentum of opening two properties – The Clan Hotel Singapore and Quincy Hotel Melbourne, in the first quarter of 2021, Far East Hospitality announced that it will continue with its regional expansion plans.
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
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.
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.
As Europe starts looking to life after lockdown, open air hospitality venues are set to be in high demand.
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.
At EU Tourism Ministers Meeting, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) called on leadership from the EU to save the Travel & Tourism sector which has been left in ruin by the COVID-19 pandemic.