Thailand’s Big Reopening Set to Test Pandemic-Era Tourism

[Bloomberg] Thailand is ending quarantine for vaccinated visitors from more than 60 countries, the biggest reopening gamble in Asia and one that could mark a turning point for the revival of mass tourism during the pandemic. Starting Monday, fully-vaccinated travelers flying in from the U.S., China, Singapore, Japan, India and most of Europe will be ableContinue reading “Thailand’s Big Reopening Set to Test Pandemic-Era Tourism”

Qatar signs Accor partnership ahead of FIFA World Cup 2022

Authorities in Qatar have signed an agreement with Accor to manage operations and deliver services throughout the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Hotelbeds enters strategic partnership with ZUZU Hospitality to further extend hotel portfolio in Asia

This partnership adds ZUZU’s 2,700+ properties to Hotelbeds’ product line, further expanding its already extensive hotel offering in Asia. In return, this agreement extends ZUZU’s distribution reach thanks to Hotelbeds’ network of more than 60,000 commercial travel buyers in over 140 source markets around the world.

Accor: $700 million hotel investment to kick-start Melbourne tourism revival

A new era of hotels opening in Melbourne will drive the revival of city tourism prior to the re-opening of international travel, predicts Simon McGrath, Chief Executive Officer Accor Pacific, Australia’s largest hotel operator.

Cruise industry shows it is open for business with destinations and stakeholders at the FCCA Cruise Conference

Nearly 400 attendees joined 60 high-level cruise executives from FCCA Member Lines for the Conference, which was a live and fully vaccinated event that took place in the new Panama Convention Center from October 18-21 and featured a series of meetings, workshops and networking functions.

Scholarships – Tourism Naturally Conference

In consideration of this, and the financial hardships created by the COVID-19 pandemic that many face, the Tourism Naturally team is offering a limited number of scholarships for individuals closely linked to or impacted by the issues surrounding protected areas, tourism, and a changing world

What role will facial recognition tech play in Post-Pandemic travel?

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the expansion and accelerated development of various touchless technologies, with facial recognition being one among them.

Russian visitors book winter tours to Vietnam: Travel Agencies

[VNExpress] Travel companies revealed tens of thousands of Russians have booked tours to Khanh Hoa for their winter holiday as Vietnam prepares to welcome back foreign visitors. Khanh Hoa, home to famous beach resort towns Nha Trang and Cam Ranh, is one of five localities allowed to welcome fully immunized foreign tourists starting November alongContinue reading “Russian visitors book winter tours to Vietnam: Travel Agencies”

Airbnb Just Revealed Their Most Wishlisted Holiday Stays — and It’s Making Us Want to Book a Trip Immediately

[Travel and Leisure] Holiday vacationers are seeking out comfy cabins, high-design lofts, and breathtaking mountain views this year, Airbnb shared with Travel + Leisure. This winter, cabins have been the most wishlisted unique stay, according to the vacation rental company, while destinations known for holiday cheer or warm weather are also ranking as popular options. “We are seeing a lotContinue reading “Airbnb Just Revealed Their Most Wishlisted Holiday Stays — and It’s Making Us Want to Book a Trip Immediately”

Meet the Community Leader: Chi Le – Your life, your choice, so why not live happily to the fullest?

Australian Hospitality Alumni Network Vietnam is pleased to welcome Chi Le (Jane) as our newest community leader. Chi graduated with an Advanced Diploma Degree of Hospitality Management at William Angliss Institute