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Reykjavik to Host Two Important Esports Events
If you are a fan of esports and miss traveling, this is your chance. Riot Games, the developer of such popular titles as League of Legends and Valorant, will have not one but two important esports events in the capital of...
Have you ever dreamt of enjoying an unforgettable holiday in Iceland? If yes, an anti-COVID-19 vaccine is your ticket to this northern country. The country’s government decided to allow fully vaccinated tourists to...
Sustainable tourism has been a hot trend in recent years. More and more travelers want to not only explore new places and get in touch with local communities but also to have a positive impact on the environment of the places...
Although the hospitality business is down everywhere, IHG Hotels & Resorts doesn’t plan to stop and continues opening new hotels in different parts of the world. This time, the internationally famous hotelier signed 11...
Last year was hard for tourism around the world, and the latest data revealed by Malaysia only proves this. After the record year of 2019 and the total number of arrivals exceeding 26 million, Malaysia experienced a rapid drop to...
IHG Hotels & Resorts has announced the debut of the voco Hotels brand in Scotland. The company will open a hotel in Edinburg and a hotel in Glasgow under the emerging brand. Known as a popular choice for short city breaks, IHG...
The coronavirus crisis has made a great impact on the travel industry around the world and Switzerland is no exception. Instead of traditional pastimes like booking a hotel in Zurich or Geneva and enjoying a posh city holiday,...
Tourism companies in Thailand cannot wait longer and urge the government to resume travel already this summer. Several leading tourism-related businesses in the country even launched a special campaign with an aim of reopening...
The covid-19 pandemic has made outdoor traveling and visiting less crowded places more popular than ever. If you want to admire scenic beauty and see interesting sights, Norway might be one of the best places to visit. While a...
Despite the restrictions caused by the pandemic, the travel industry in China looks promising and might grow in 2021. The lunar New Year period, which is traditionally the time when the Chinese travel, wasn’t very active...
Nobu Hospitality, a luxury hotel company with roots in fine dining, will add one more property to its portfolio. Founded by star chef Nobu Matsushita, Hollywood actor Robert De Niro, and Meir Teper, Nobu will soon open a hotel in...
Despite lockdowns and strict measures in most EU countries, Europeans are eager to travel and hope to do this before the end of July 2021. This information is stated in the latest report by the European Travel Commission...
Accor will open the first Mondrian hotel in Singapore in early 2023. The new hotel will be located in the prestigious part of the city the Duxton Hill neighborhood. To make this launch come true, the famous hotelier...
Not only hotels in London, Manchester, or Leeds are experiencing troubles today but the entire tourism industry of the United Kingdom. In the latest letter to the Chancellor, UKinbound, the country’s trade travel...
Germany is among the top travel markets in the world, so it is important to know what trends prevail here. For this purpose, ITB Berlin Now and Global Consumer Survey by Statista decided to collect data and try to predict the...
Halal-friendly hotels and villas have become increasingly popular in recent years. Just like the rest of the hospitality industry, they were seriously hit by the pandemic but with the start of the vaccination programs in many...
IHG Hotels &Resorts made a survey where it asked people about their travel plans and wishes. It looks like travel is about to show some growth as there is decent optimism in responses. Tourism was an essential way to see...
Last year messed up many travel plans and caused a record number of hotel booking cancelations around the world. Travelers who are eager to see the world and can enjoy a longer vacation will be pleasantly surprised by the new...
A beautiful tropical country with scenic views and gorgeous resorts, the Philippines has become an increasingly popular destination during the pandemic. Tourists wishing to visit the Philippines in 2021 should read the following...
The world map of countries suitable for tourism now has one more addition the Kingdom of Jordan. It now allows passengers arriving in Jordan not to endure the self-quarantine process at a hotel. However, a valid negative...
Every year, experts underline the main trends in wellness that will shape the industry in the coming year. 2021 is not an exception the Global Wellness Summit (GWS) identified the top nine trends that reflect all...
IHG continues expanding its luxury boutique hotel brand, Kimpton, and announces the first property in France. The luxury hotel in Paris will start operating already this spring. Famous for its sophisticated yet playful design and...
The latest report by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) underlines that 2020 was the worst year for global tourism on record. The international arrivals suffered an unprecedented decline of 74%. The newest issue...
New countrywide restrictions were implemented in Malaysia starting from 13 January 2021, crippling the local tourism industry. Although hotels can continue their work, the new rules liquidate virtually all revenue sources for...
It looks like the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t prevent Marriott International from aggressive expansion in the Asia Pacific region. This year, the famous hotelier plans to open as many as one hundred hotels in this key...
Do you want to enjoy an overseas vacation but the risk of a long quarantine drives you off? The government of Thailand has come up with a very interesting proposal for foreign guests. Instead of booking a hotel in Pattaya or...
Rosewood Hotels and Resorts will open its first hotel in Rome. One of the leading luxury chains in the world will have a hotel that is located not in one but three historic buildings in the Italian capital. Overlooking the...
In the coming years, a new amazing hotel will begin to receive travelers in Saudi Arabia. It will be built right among the endless expanses of the desert. The exact date of the hotel opening is still unknown; the construction...
Hard Rock International already has a hotel in London but the internationally renowned chain of music-inspired hotels decided to go one step further and open a casino in the UK’s capital. For this purpose, Hard Rock...
Autograph Collection Hotels, a luxury brand that is a part of Marriott International, will soon add one more exclusive hotel to its portfolio. This time this will be a hotel in Lucca, a charming Italian city. Grand Universe Lucca...
The famous IceHotel open in online interactive mode this year
Over the years, the unique Jukkasjärvi IceHotel has become a real world attraction. This season it opened for the 31st time, every year the hotel is... Read further
The past year was one of the most difficult for hotels around the world in history, they received a critically low number of guests. Nevertheless, even among those few travelers who had a chance to use the services of hotels last...
It is a well-known fact that London is one of the most popular destinations in the world. This multicultural city is a popular business and leisure destination, so hotels in London are famous for their high occupancy. Of course,...
The impact of the second lockdown was severe for hotels across Europe. They had even weaker performance than in October, losing all hopes for at least some revenues during the tough pandemic year. In November 2020, the occupancy...
Exclusive hotels, located in unusual places or distinguished by a special design, have always attracted attention of tourists. For over a year now, the unique InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Hotel has been hosting guests in...
The resorts of the Dominican Republic continue to delight with new interesting hotel openings. In December, the new hotel Serenade Punta Cana Beach & Spa began to receive guests, it serves tourists on an all-inclusive basis. The...
The Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism has officially announced that small hotels can now resume their operations without mandatory Covid-19 certification. Such decision will affect...
Despite the fact that the past year has become one of the most difficult for the hotel business in history, hotels do not stop improving and moving forward. According to experts, the past...
In the face of the crisis caused by the pandemic, many resorts in Turkey are on the verge of bankruptcy. A few weeks ago it became known that the popular Kemer Avantgarde Resort will be put...
In the last weeks of past year, the opening of the new Mirihi Island Resort took place in the Maldives. It will definitely attract all fans of beach holidays and pristine natural beauty....
The fashionable Limassol hotel AMARA welcomed the first day of the new year in a sophisticated and magical atmosphere. Every year the hotel strives to please its guests with original New...
InterContinental Group has brought its signature style and services to the Malaysian state of Sabah. The Kota Kinabalu hotel operating under the Holiday Inn brand is going to be the first...
After almost one year of travel restrictions, people are eager to visit more diverse destinations and want to do this with style booking 4 and 5-star hotels. Digital travel platform Agoda...
Christmas is traditionally one of the most rewarding periods for all tourism-related industries. However, the COVID-19 crisis affected the holidays resulting in the collapse in...
Macao will soon get one more fantastic project. The Londoner is a British-themed resort worth US$2 billion that is based on the history and culture of the UK. The project consisting of...
It is not a secret that this year has been difficult for so many people around the world. Millions of travelers had to skip their plans and stay at home in 2020 but the situation cannot...
Hilton has announced its partnership with the Japanese company Godo Gaisha Kyoto Shijo Hotel Management. The internationally famous hotelier will bring its Hilton Garden Inn brand to Japan...
The recent increase in the number of coronavirus cases forced many European countries to impose stricter rules, and Greece is no exception. Starting from December 18 and until 7 January...
This year, tourism around the world has been greatly affected by the pandemic. This is a serious challenge for hospitality companies around the world. Hotels in Dubai and other...
The winter season is approaching and many hotels in Switzerland are about to reopen and greet their guests. The Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère, which is probably the most famous hotel...
It feels like people are really missing travel this year. In 2020, COVID-19 made it significantly more challenging to visit foreign countries but the coming vaccines might resolve the...
Although the pandemic has limited travel for many people in Europe, Germans seemed to enjoy their summer 2020 vacation despite all troubles. Tourists from Germany made more outbound trips...
Dusit International, the leading hospitality company in Thailand, has recently opened a new hotel in Singapore, Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore. Located in the famous Laguna National Golf &...
The UK has long been a popular travel destination with hotels in London being usually at least 80% full at any time of the year. Brexit and the following pandemic became great obstacles...
Deutsche Hospitality doesn’t plan to stop the expansion of its hotel portfolio despite the global downfall in tourism due to the pandemic. The hotelier announced its plans to open two...
Mallorca is a top vacation destination in Europe but even the Balearic Islands are experiencing troubles during the pandemic. The Majorca Tourism Foundation (MFT) and the Majorca...
COVID-19 pandemic has greatly changed many spheres of our lives, and restaurants are no exception. It is not a secret that food tourism has been a hit in recent years. How and what will we...
Every year, different companies make their lists of the most popular and emerging travel destinations that will draw our attention next year. This time, Lonely Planet has published its own...
The coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed traveling preferences for millions of people worldwide. Today, destinations that were on the top even a year ago are virtually forgotten...
As currently not many destinations in the world accept tourists due to the COVID-19 limitations, Turkey gets more attention than before. The country’s major economic and cultural hub,...
Earlier this year, WTTC launched a new system that tells tourists that a certain destination is safe to visit during the COVID-19 crisis. Aimed to help the tourism sector in different...
InterContinental Hotels Group or IHG continues its expansion in South East Asia, namely, in Thailand. The popular hotelier will open two new hotels in Kata Beach, Phuket. This will be also...
It looks like hotels in Hong Kong and Singapore are going to have visitors during this Christmas. On October 15, Singapore and Hong Kong agreed to open a bilateral Air Travel Bubble...
Italy is a famous tourist destination with guests from all over the world. Just like most countries, Italy is experiencing problems with tourist arrivals due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is...
As the second wave of COVID-19 approaches and traveling opportunities become limited, tourists become less inclined to make long-distance airplane flights. Many destinations remain closed...
Located between Iceland and Norway, the Faroe Islands aren’t a travel destination that many tourists know about. The archipelago consisting of 18 isles mostly attracts tourists with...
It is not a secret that this summer is very different due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and hotels across Europe are struggling to survive in the challenging environment. After...
The United Kingdom is a diverse country that has much to offer to travelers. If you have always wanted to try traditional British pastimes such as long and unhurried walks and chilling at...
If you’re searching for a nice beachfront resort that is open during the coronavirus pandemic, take a look at this new hotel in Dubai. The 4-star all-inclusive resort is opening its...
Every year, VisitEngland publishes the list of the most visited attractions in England. The ranking is divided into two categories the most popular free and paid attractions. While...
Marriott International doesn’t plan to stop its expansion activities and announces new additions to its portfolio in Japan. The famous hotelier will add eight new Fairfield hotels,...
Hotel companies around the world slowly try to return to normal operation. Recently, Hilton has launched its first advertising campaign since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Called...
Even though the pandemic greatly limits tourism in Europe, life still goes on and people keep visiting local attractions. The newest report focuses on the visitation data from the most...
This month, Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants opened its new hotel in Manchester, the UK. This is the fourth hotel by this company in the country as Kimpton already has three other properties...
If you are tired of all bad news in 2020 and want to pamper yourself, gourmet food might be the best option. Foodies have a hard time today because of the limitations caused by the...
IHG Hotels and Resorts is always ready to offer something unusual and original to its guests. Recently, the famous hotelier celebrated the opening of its 18th hotel in the UK. Operating...
JA Resorts & Hotels, a hospitality company based in the UAE, decided to make the mandatory COVID-19 testing after arrival more comfortable for its guests. It offers onsite tests available...
Even though COVID-19 has become a serious problem for hotels worldwide, the hospitality industry doesn’t give up. New hotels open despite the closed borders and problems with air...
Traveling is not always about spending outrageous amounts of money. If you think that all you can do is to watch TV series during your vacation period, the following destinations can change...
Radisson Hotel Group has added a new premium hotel in Brussels, right in the heart of the EU. This is the debut Radisson Collection hotel in the capital of Belgium. Radisson Collection is a...
In September 2020, the European Commission decided to set up new laws that could make beaches across Europe cleaner and help to preserve marine life. Litter has become a big problem these...
With the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, tourism-related companies around the world suffer from the falling revenues and lack or complete absence of guests. Hotels in Sofia and...
Marriott International has added one more property to its Chinese portfolio. The famous hotelier has opened a new hotel in Shanghai that is an increasingly popular destination for both...
Starting from September 5th, the Abu Dhabi emirate uses a new updated COVID-19 testing procedure. As the UAE welcomes tourists again, the country needs an updated policy regarding the early...
Marriott expands in Malaysia by bringing its Courtyard by Marriott brand to this Asian country. This will be a new hotel in Penang. It will particularly appeal to leisure tourists as the...
In its latest announcement, the World Tourism Organization (WTO) reported that more than half of all destinations around the world have at least somehow eased their travel...
Hilton brings its famous world-class hospitality to the Spanish city of A Coruna and opens a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in this important cultural and business destination. This is the...
In the previous article, we were describing how to visit Portugal in 2020 and what categories of travelers are eligible for entering the country today. As there are not many destinations...
This vacation season was greatly spoiled by the coronavirus pandemic that ruined the travel plans of millions of people worldwide. While many destinations still limit tourism or do not...
As Turkey is one of the locations that resumed travel this summer, the country draws more attention as a potential travel destination. While many tourists know Turkey well and already have...
Greece has always been one of the most popular travel destinations in the Mediterranean, and much of the country’s infrastructure is targeted at tourists. Needless to say, the...
Marriott continues expanding its portfolio in Indonesia. This time, the internationally famous hotelier announced the opening of an Aloft-branded hotel in Jakarta, the capital of the...
Turkey is one of the first countries that opened its borders for foreign guests and started accepting travelers already in June 2020. Thanks to this, many tourists from Europe and the...
The leading hotel company in Thailand, Centara Hotels & Resorts, is not scared by the coronavirus pandemic and falling revenues. The famous hotelier is planning to add three new hotels in...
China was not only the first country that had to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. It is also the first country that returned to normal life. While there are still many limitations caused...
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is one of the first hotel companies that joined the Global Tourism Plastic Initiative. This new program was developed by the UN World Tourism Organization...
In the latest statement of UNWTO, its secretary once again underlined the importance of resuming travel as soon as possible because the consequences of travel restrictions caused by the...
Nobu Hospitality has just opened its first hotel in Poland, Nobu Warsaw. Even the pandemic is not an obstacle for the growing luxury lifestyle hotel brand. The Warsaw hotel is the 12th Nobu...
Turkey is widely famous as a vacation destination. Istanbul hotels attract tourists interested in sightseeing and rich heritage of the country, and cities like Antalya and Bodrum are...
The First Group is going to build a new hotel in Dubai that will be a new milestone for the global hospitality industry. Located in a tower in Dubai Marina, this is going to be the tallest...
The preliminary data for the performance of hotels in London in July 2020 is nothing but depressive. The capital of the U.K. continues suffering from global pandemic and travel bans. The...
Travelers from Singapore and Malaysia can now move between the countries. The governments of the two countries have agreed on the opening of the borders. For now, only certain categories of...
Nowadays, when the number of travelers grows year after year, simply booking a hotel in Paris, Lisbon, or a Berlin hotel and enjoying a clean room and a good breakfast is not enough. As new...
Tourism has always been an important source of income for the UK. Hotels in London used to have exceptionally high occupancy and revenue levels. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has put...
After three months of inactivity, JA Beach Hotel in Dubai, a popular hotel in Jebel Ali Beach, finally reopens. The emirate slowly returns to normal life and businesses resume their work...
UNWTO has recently published very interesting statistics. It turns out that more than one-third (40%) of all tourist destinations in the world have already eased travel...
As many countries around the world reopen their borders, tourists start making vacation plans again. Germany is well-known as one of the major source markets in tourism, so it is important...
Have you ever dreamt of spending a vacation in a real castle? Six Senses gives this opportunity to all travelers. The popular hotel company announced the expansion of its portfolio. Six...
The latest survey in the UK proves that millennials are not only one of the most active traveler groups but also the category that is most likely to make long-haul trips. Almost half of the...
Hotels in Amsterdam now have one more competitor the largest Holiday Inn Express hotel in Europe. IHG decided to make the capital of the Netherlands the location of its new signature...
It is a well-known fact that staying in London is not cheap. The capital of the UK is pricey for both leisure tourists and long-stay guests. London hotels are among the most expensive in...
As countries slowly reopen their borders and lift off quarantine measures, the hospitality business also returns to its normal. This time, Iberostar announced the reopening of 45 hotels in...
The newly opened hotel in Nikko, Japan, by The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is a great destination for all travelers in search of unique places and one-of-a-kind experiences. The hotel, which...
Recently, the European Travel Commission (ETC) published its quarterly report “European Tourism: Trends and Prospects”. This document once again proved that the tourism...
Tourism plays a crucial role in the economy of Thailand. To help the industry to recover faster after the COVID-19 crisis, the Tourism Authority of Thailand decided to launch a new program...
In its new study, SiteMinder, a popular platform for hospitality professionals, asked residents of Spain about their travel preferences after the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 570 Spaniards...
Thailand is slowly returning to life after the quarantine. Recently, the Thailand Board of Investment announced another step of lifting restrictions. This time, the country allows 11...
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is serious about the development of its La Quinta hotel brand. Recently, the company announced two new hotels in Turkey that will operate under this brand. These...
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) published its new report developed together with ForwardKeys. This study analyzes current flight bookings and this way identifies the most...
The COVID-19 pandemic made many countries around the world close their borders and stop accepting international guests. As the situation shows signs of improvement, many countries start...
The coronavirus pandemic has ruined many plans this year, and the annual Hajj pilgrimage is no exception. Every year, hotels in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, welcome Muslim guests from all over the...
Germany has always been a popular destination, nevertheless, this county has so many places that are not yet known to the mainstream traveler. The holiday island of Sylt is one of them....
While the world is fighting with the pandemic, many hotel companies do not plan to stop and keep expanding their business. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, a company with the biggest number of...
A long quarantine was exhausting for everyone, and so no wonder why so many people are now willing to leave their homes, visit new places, and forget about isolation. Students are usually...
Today, the hospitality industry around the world is struggling, and professionals in the industry try to take different steps to attract more guests and remind tourists that they are open....
The portfolio of InterContinental Hotels Group has many brands but InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is the company’s signature luxury brand. No wonder why IHG is particularly...
It is not a secret that tourism is an important source of income for many countries. This is particularly true about southern destinations. As many economies suffer from declines caused by...
Nobu Hospitality, a luxury hotel chain recognized as one of the most innovative hotel brands, keeps expanding its portfolio. This time the company is going to open a new hotel in Warsaw,...
Iceland has entered the phase of final preparations as the country will welcome the first international travelers already on June 15th. Icelandair, the major air carrier in the country,...
Are you still in doubt about where to spend your summer vacation? Malta is an excellent tourist destination famous for its crystal clear water of the Mediterranean Sea, quality hotels,...
As countries and people slowly return to their normal life, businesses reopen across Europe. Hotels resume their work and are waiting for new guests as travel restrictions are being...
The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association has recently conducted a survey among its members concerning their future travel plans. As the industry is slowly recovering after the...
The global pandemic made hotels in many countries of the world temporarily stop their business. As the situation with the virus seems to get better, hoteliers start to reopen their...
Deutsche Hospitality has announced the opening of the hotels that the company manages in Austria. Many countries start lifting travel restrictions steadily, and Austria is one of them....
Spain was one of the European countries that had more coronavirus cases, and so the country’s health system required help to reduce the pressure. The hospitality system didn’t...
Riu reported the opening of the company’s two hotels, namely, the Riu Plaza hotel in Berlin (Germany) and the Riu Plaza hotel in Guadalajara (Mexico). Both the...
A new and interesting survey conducted in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries asked travelers residing in this region about their post-COVID-19 plans. As many domestic...
As the COVID-19 outbreak is nearing its end in many countries, their governments let people and companies return to normal life with some limitations. Starting from May 17, Thailand began...
Many countries in the world steadily return to their normal lifestyle and ease travel restrictions. China was among the first countries to reopen its borders and allow tourism. However, as...
Have you ever wanted to visit Iceland and admire its enchanting beauty? It looks like it is high time to book a hotel in Reykjavik because Iceland opens its borders next month. At a...
As Europe is steadily returning to normal life, many hotel companies resume their activity. Hotels in Berlin and Munich hotels are waiting for new customers as Germany is opening its...
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