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23 September 2020

Films that will make
you want to travel

Films or documentaries can often be a source of inspiration to travel and discover new places or experiences. Here is a selection of films and documentaries […]
22 September 2020

Could China be the place of rebirth for Thomas Cook?

One year ago tour operator Thomas Cook collapsed, leaving 150,000 holidaymakers stranded abroad. It had been in a joint venture partnership with the Chinese-based Fosun Tourism […]
22 September 2020

WTTC celebrates as 100 destinations get the Safe Travels stamp

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announced that in just three months, 100 destinations are now using its ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, with the Philippines becoming […]
22 September 2020

Complex customer journey:
Safety has become key for the tourism sector

In the travel and tourism sector, our customers take a real journey. The concept means something very different in other sectors. Oxford Strategic Marketing developed the concept for […]
21 September 2020

Public Space: Rethinking life
in the city after Covid-19

According to the UN, 54% of the world’s population lives in cities, a proportion that is expected to increase to 68% by 2050. Urban centers are […]
18 September 2020

Travel like George Mallory

In 1923, when George Mallory was asked by a New York Times reporter as to why he wanted to climb Mount Everest, he answered in three words “Because […]
17 September 2020

10 mouth-watering food festivals

Sweet, savory, vegetarian or meat-based… Whatever your preferences, there is a festival to satisfy your stomach! 1. Bacon Festival, California This festival solely dedicated to bacon […]
17 September 2020

Many businesses are collapsing:
The travel industry speaks

Clare Davis is an independent travel counsellor working under the Travel Counsellors banner, putting together bespoke travel packages for individual and business clients. We interviewed her […]
16 September 2020

International tourist numbers down
65% in first half of 2020

International tourist arrivals plunged 93% in June when compared to 2019, with the latest data from the World Tourism Organization showing the severe impact Covid-19 has […]
16 September 2020
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Coordinated plan to save Travel and Tourism could be available within four weeks

Following extensive discussions with a number of governments around the world and a letter signed by 120 CEOs to the Heads of State of the G7, […]
16 September 2020

Domestic Tourism to reboot
economic recovery worldwide

As restrictions on international travel remain uncertain, destinations around the world are focusing on growing domestic tourism, with many offering incentives to encourage people to explore […]
15 September 2020

Where is hot in October?

Summer is almost over and October is coming soon. If you are planning a vacation in autumn but you still want to enjoy quite high temperatures […]
14 September 2020

A night in the Sahara Desert

What is the Sahara Desert and what makes it so special? As the second-largest desert in the world, the Sahara has an area equivalent to the […]
14 September 2020

53% of destinations are easing travel restrictions

A majority of destinations around the world (53%) have now started easing travel restrictions introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Though many remain cautious in […]
14 September 2020

How will the tourism sector confront climate change and the pandemic?

In the USA wildfires have been raging for nearly a month across Oregon, California and Washington State. Thirty-five have died, many more are missing, and tens […]
14 September 2020

Top 8 most powerful
passports in the world

Passport Index has revealed its ranking of passports for 2020. The ranking is based on the ease with which citizens can travel abroad and be allowed […]
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