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Everything Maldives for your First Trip to the Sunny Side of Life

Everything Maldives for your First Trip to the Sunny Side of Life

The Maldives aka the Sunny Side of Life is an archipelago consisting of 1,190+ tiny isles, famed for its breathtaking islands with white-gold sandy beaches, palm trees, green foliage, mangrove systems, and more. Our islands are surrounded by aqua lagoons, and blue-on-blue oceans abundant with life and rich ecosystems. The consecutive winner of the World’s…

Securing the future of Tourism with Youth at the centre of gravity

Securing the future of Tourism with Youth at the centre of gravity

The devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the tourism sector cannot be over-underscored. As the world stopped and the industry hit rock bottom, it triggered a serious conversation about the true meaning of resilience for a sector that plays an important role as a commercial activity that has a multiplier effect for many industries…

ICCA announces top performing Destinations for International Association Meetings

ICCA announces top performing Destinations for International Association Meetings

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) is publicly releasing new information to shed more light on how the pandemic impacted the association meetings industry in 2021. The Public Abstract of the ICCA Annual Statistics report is now available for non-ICCA members after a one-year hiatus. Due to the transformational events of 2020, ICCA refined…

Latest UNWTO Tourism Barometer reveals a strong and steady recovery path

Latest UNWTO Tourism Barometer reveals a strong and steady recovery path

International tourism continues to show signs of a strong and steady recovery from the impact of the pandemic despite significant mounting economic and geopolitical challenges. According to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, international tourism saw a strong rebound in the first five months of 2022, with almost 250 million international arrivals recorded. This compares…

The Business of Events returns for 2022 Series of Events and Reports

The Business of Events returns for 2022 Series of Events and Reports

The Business of Events returns this year, after an enforced two-year break, with a new series of events, reports and activities and a refreshed brand identity. The 2022 programme kicks off with a new event, the UK Policy Forum, which is being held in partnership with the Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS)…

States Progress towards Long Term Aspirational Goal on Aviation Emissions

States Progress towards Long Term Aspirational Goal on Aviation Emissions

Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed progress by states towards a long-term aspirational goal (LTAG) of net-zero aviation carbon emissions by 2050 in line with the Paris Agreement’s temperature objectives. This is noted in the summary of discussions for the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) High Level Meeting held in preparation for…

Armenia targets religious tourism with ground-breaking construction of 33 meters Christ Statue

Armenia targets religious tourism with ground-breaking construction of 33 meters Christ Statue

The mountainous region of Hatis in Armenia is set to host the 2528 m-height gigantic statue of Jesus Christ in the proclamation of the country’s Christian values. The proposed site of the statue is Mount Hatis, about 30 kilometers northeast of Yerevan. The statue of Christ will have a height of 33 meters, which symbolizes…

IFEMA MADRID is operating at pre-pandemic levels, with a half-yearly turnover of more than 115 million euros

IFEMA MADRID is operating at pre-pandemic levels, with a half-yearly turnover of more than 115 million euros

IFEMA MADRID made a strong comeback in the six months since the health crisis reached its pinnacle. In the first six months of the year, it accelerated its operations to pre-pandemic levels, achieving a record turnover in the first half of 2022. The institution’s income has already topped 115 million euros, 30% more than foreseen…

UN assessment on Sustainable Development Goals highlights Tourism’s role in achieving the ambitious Agenda

UN assessment on Sustainable Development Goals highlights Tourism’s role in achieving the ambitious Agenda

A United Nations global assessment of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) makes clear the important role that tourism must play in achieving the ambitious agenda for change. Launched at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, which this year is held around the theme of ‘building back better’ from the pandemic, the UN…

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