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Zimbabwe launches first national tourism hub to reduild sector after pandemic
UNWTO has partnered with Zimbabwe's Ministry of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry to launch the nation’s first National Tourism Satellite Account as it endeavours to rebuild tourism in the aftermath of the pandemic.
Saleh Mohamed Saleh Al Geziry to lead Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism
HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has appointed His Excellency Saleh Mohamed Saleh Al Geziry as Director General for Tourism at the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi.
CHTA set sights on boosting intra-Caribbean travel
Caribbean leaders are aiming to raise intra-regional travel, a topic set to be tackled in an upcoming virtual discussion series presented by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA).
Air France to serve close to 200 destination and return to pre-crisis levels
With global air travel bouncing back, Air France plans to serve up to 196 destinations with a flight schedule representing on average 90% of the capacity deployed at the same period in 2019.
Cruise Saudi welcomes Viking to Saudi for the first time
Cruise Saudi welcomed Viking Star from Viking to Saudi for its inaugural visit. The ship called at Jeddah Islamic Port where a plaque and key exchange ceremony took place before traveling on to call at Yanbu Port.
Travel chaos as easyJet and British Airways cancel hundreds of flights
easyJet and British Airways are among the UK airlines forced to cancel flights due to high levels of Covid-19 sickness among staff, bringing chaos to the Easter holiday exodus.
Formula 1 will race in Las Vegas from 2023
Formula 1 and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) have announced that the Las Vegas Grand Prix will join the FIA Formula One World Championship from 2023.
Qatar Airways invites fans to secure their seats to FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
Qatar Airways invites fans to secure their seats to FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 following completion of the group stage draw.
LXR Hotels & Resorts to Debut in Abu Dhabi with a Private Signature Island Golf Course
LXR Hotels & Resorts, Hilton’s collection of independent luxury properties, has announced the signing of an agreement for a new resort surrounded by lush greenery and stunning landscapes on the private Al Nawras Island in Abu Dhabi.
UNWTO invites applications for Best Tourism Villages 2022
The Best Tourism Villages by UNWTO initiative will return for a second year as it establishes itself as the world’s leading network focused on tourism for rural development.
Tourism Malaysia and GoPro start expedition in Sabah
With the easing of travel restrictions and reopening of the Malaysian leisure and tourism industry, local residents have sought out to satiate their appetite for adventure and discovery by exploring the many wonderful holiday destinations Malaysia has to offer. From exciting urban quests, to exotic beach escapades, to lofty mountaintop retreats - and everything in between - Malaysia certainly has it all.
Virgin Atlantic ups offerings on new A350s
Virgin Atlantic has unveiled a series of new experiences that will be exclusively available on its A350s and designed specifically with leisure customers in mind.