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Following comprehensive analysis and research, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched a new groundbreaking report which provides clear recommendations to governments and identifies four key digital solutions to restore international mobility.

FITUR 2022 will be held from January 19 to 23, organised by IFEMA MADRID, under the slogan ‘Embracing the World,’ and will feature the Dominican Republic as a FITUR partner country. 

Dubai College of Tourism (DCT), part of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), runs the first-of-its-kind multi-disciplinary educational platform in the region to create a dynamic, global and forward-thinking workforce of talent sourced from Dubai for Dubai. 

Post-pandemic travel recovery has led people to head out to explore outdoors with various tourist activities, a way to address the individual mental health. An analysis of GlobalData’s Social Media Analytics (SMA) Platform, which identifies and tracks the emerging trends, pain areas, new fields of innovation among discussions of Twitter Influencers and Redditors, has revealed ‘Hiking’ as the most popular tourist activity during the first half (H1) of this year.

With Phnom Penh on track to become the most vaccinated city in Southeast Asia, moves are afoot within Cambodia’s tourism industry to work towards a possible reopening of borders for fully vaccinated international travelers by November this year.

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announced the launch of a Net Zero Roadmap for the travel and tourism sector to support the industry in combatting climate change during its virtual climate week event.

IBTM Americas, which was held at Centro Citibanamex from August 18-19, had concluded with close to 8,000 business meetings taking place over the two-day event, around USD1,000 million in business opportunities and an economic benefit of over 70 million Mexican pesos, bolstering the meetings industry in Mexico and Latin America.

Vaccine tourism, where tourist hotspots are now offering COVID-19 vaccinations on holiday to attract visitors, is a double-edged sword as, while it could assist travel’s restart, it also raises the question of vaccine equity as it will further increase the divide between the wealthy and less privileged, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.  

On September 15, the European Travel Commission (ETC), representing 33 national tourism organisations in Europe, has published the new ‘Handbook on Encouraging Sustainable Tourism Practices’, a guide which explains how national and local tourism organisations can encourage tourism stakeholders at every level to build sustainable tourism practices into their everyday operations. 

International tourists have lauded Germany’s COVID-19 safety precautions with the country ranking lowest for risk of infection in a new survey, while more tourists are now staying in Germany for longer, according to new data.