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FOUR COUNTRIES – FOUR TOURISM CONCEPTS
How are Bahrain, Egypt, Croatia and Georgia confronting tomorrow’s challenges and how are these countries’ tourism policies paving the way for the future? That was the topic Monika Jones discussed with the Kingdom of Bahrain’s Tourism Minister Fatima Al Sairifa, Egyptian Tourism Minister Ahmed Issa, and Georgian Vice Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Mariam Kvrivishivli on Tuesday at the ITB Berlin Convention.
MORE THAN PALMS AND PYRAMIDS
Egypt wants to attract more tourism by expanding flight routes, bed capacity and offering travellers an even better experience. At ITB Berlin Tourism Minister Ahmed Issa outlined his concept for the sector for 25 to 30 per cent growth over the next few years.
PRIORITY FOR CLIMATE PROTECTION IN TOURISM
Sustainability concepts often focus on ecological sustainability, with one of the important aspects being the need to reduce greenhouse gases. “But for every concept there is one thing in particular that we need: data obtained from readings“, explained Dirk Gläser, UNWTO sustainability expert, speaking at ITB Berlin 2023.
SAUDI BRINGS THE BEST OF THE COUNTRY TO ITB BERLIN 2023 WITH RECORD NUMBER OF PARTNER AND PRODUCTS
Saudi kicks off its first participation at ITB Berlin, the world’s biggest travel show and convention, celebrating key milestones for Saudi’s tourism growth story and showcasing the breadth and depth of Saudi’s extraordinary destination offering.
Bartlett Receives Tourism Lifetime Achievement Award in Germany
Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, was today honoured with a “Lifetime Achievement Award For Promotion of Sustainable Travel & Tourism” by the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) International Travel Awards. The coveted award was presented to Minister Bartlett at the PATWA World Tourism & Aviation Leaders’ Summit at ITB Berlin in Germany.
ACTIVELY SHAPING CHANGE IN TOURISM
The tourism industry is back and on course worldwide to reach pre-pandemic levels. On Tuesday at the ITB Berlin Convention, Harald Pechlaner, university professor of Tourism from Eichstätt, discussed the challenges currently facing the industry and how to deal with digitalisation, the skills shortage and a much talked-about trend, sustainability.
The Nautilus Celebrates World Sleep Day with Introduction of Slumber Ritual for Guests
On 17th March 2023, the world celebrates World Sleep Day with a global call to action to organize sleep health awareness activities. This year’s theme, “Sleep is Essential for Health”, aims to promote the global message of how vital sleep is to overall health. Without good sleep, one’s mental and physical health, as well as social well-being affects daily tasks.
easyJet customers raise over £300,000 to support UNICEF’s Türkiye and Syria earthquake appeal
easyJet customers have raised over £300,000 in three weeks to support UNICEF’s emergency appeal. Their donations have helped raise vital funds for the children and their families affected by the earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria.
Manchester City players and Etihad Airways make dreams come true for young female players
Ahead of International Women’s Day, Etihad uses the strength of its partnership with MCFC to champion inclusivity
SAUDI ARABIA – A LUXURY DESTINATION
The Gulf state is exhibiting at ITB Berlin for the first time. Saudi Arabia wants to lure more tourists to the country with new hotels, restaurants and attractions at historical sites such as Diriyah and Alula.
The United Nations Establishes Global Tourism Resilience Day
The United Nations has voted to create a Global Tourism Resilience Day, which will be marked each year on February 17.
NEW CHALLENGES FOR LGBTQ+ TOURISM
New crises and the uncertainty they create are encouraging populism, and “then we minorities are the first to be attacked.“ That was the sad fact that stood out in Tuesday’s keynote speech by Peter Jordan on ’LGBTQ+ Tourism and Resilience’.