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After years of the COVID-19 pandemic throwing international travel into turmoil, Samoa’s beautiful shorelines have once again welcomed international travellers on the first direct flights from American Samoa, Fiji, Australia and New Zealand.

As the tourism sector has undergone a digital transformation, the wealth of personal customer data that the industry stores has exploded, leaving the industry ripe for cyberattacks.

The UEFA Women’s European Championships is set to shine a light on less-known regions that are hosting games, such as Yorkshire and the Humber, and Rotherham in particular.

Saudi Arabia moved up 10 places to 33rd in the world overall, in the 2021 World Economic Forum (WEF) Travel and Tourism Development Index, which was recently released.

Cyprus arrivals of tourists reached 128,840 in March compared to 8,811 in March 2021 and to 55,342 tourist arrivals in March 2020.

New research recently released by Expedia Group Media Solutions, a global travel advertising platform connecting marketers with millions of travellers across Expedia Group’s brands, revealed that although 90 percent of consumers look for sustainable options when booking, 70 percent feel overwhelmed with navigating options and making the best choices to be a more sustainable traveller.

As the tourism and hospitality industry recovers, Namibia is looking to showcase the country's unique attractions and heritage with a high-level government and tourism delegation having visited the UAE to communicate and engage with partners, media and agents about the travel opportunities offered by Namibia as well as strengthen crucial relationships.

Guidelines for woman empowerment published by the World Tourism organization (UNWTO) were developed with the support of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Development (BMZ), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and UN Women. They aim to ensure an inclusive and resilient recovery from the impacts of the pandemic.

On the basis of the results of the Passenger Survey carried out by the Statistical Service, Cyprus’ revenue from tourism reached EUR104,2 million in November 2021 compared to EUR6,6 million in November 2020 and EUR95,0 million in November 2019. 

Major new research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has revealed that as the global travel and tourism sector begins to recover from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic, its contribution to the global economy could reach USD8,6 trillion this year.