Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, Honourable Edmund Bartlett has announced that his Ministry and the Ministry of Health and Wellness will begin to collaborate in the area of mental health resilience. The announcement follows a mental health workshop that was spearheaded by the Jamaica Tourist Board’s Visitor Relations Unit at Iberostar in Montego Bay.
The American Gaming Association has welcomed the White House’s decision to lift the COVID-19 testing requirement for international air travellers to the United States, saying the move puts the United States on equal footing with other countries and will provide a major boost to the nation’s travel and hospitality industries.
Jamaica's Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, says the creation of policies to build resilience and capacity of local small and medium tourism enterprises is key for government.
UNWTO has welcomed Bogota's Tourism Observatory into its international network of sustainable observatories. The move will allow Bogota to manage tourism development in a responsible manner and better cope with post-pandemic recovery.
Abu Dhabi's Qasr Al Watan is inviting readers to discover their love for literature at the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre - Department of Culture and Tourism’s Library exhibition.
The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association board of directors and staff met this week to discuss new ways of thinking to build forward and better, and encouraging the implementation of sustainability plans.
At a press conference held during IPW—a leading generator of US inbound international travel—in Orlando, Florida, NYC & Company announced new and future destination updates and initiatives, underscoring New York City’s unparalleled vibrancy, diversity and welcoming spirit. Fred Dixon, NYC & Company’s president and CEO predicted that by year’s end, the City will recapture over 80 percent of its record 2019 visitation levels, as the tourism industry recovers and as New York City once again proves its resilience and indomitable spirit.
The number of Russian tourists visiting Thailand is projected to significantly jump from 10,000 visits in 2021 to 435,000 in 2022, according to GlobalData. The leading data and analytics company notes that tourism ministers in Thailand must now ensure they can capitalise on this demand by increasing direct flights from Russia and ensuring aspects such as card payments can be accommodated across tourist hotspots.
The WTTC calls for immediate action by the U.S. to open borders to international travellers to enable a return to pre-pandemic levels. The tourism body also predicts the travel sector can contribute over 9% to U.S. GDP and 6 million new jobs over the next decade with the support of the new U.S. National Travel and Tourism Strategy.
The Vietnam International Fashion Tour will be held in various cities and provinces in 2022 and 2023 to promote local tourism and culture.
For many years now, Vietnam has been a popular tourist destination - in fact, prior to the start of the COVID pandemic in 2019, over 18 million international tourists visited the country. Hundreds of thousands of expatriates have also decided to make Vietnam their home. A report from the Ministry of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs shows that as of April, 2021 there were about 101,550 foreigners working in Vietnam on a permanent basis.
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Tourism has launched a new programme to equip 100,000 young Saudis with the key hospitality skills needed to pursue careers in the kingdom’s flourishing tourism industry.