WTTC creates first-ever global safety stamp for travellers
Do you consider yourself a hardcore stamp collector? Well, sadly for you, the WTTC’s new stamp is not the type that goes in a scrapbook.
John O’Sullivan on Experience Co.’s reset, travel’s recovery and Westbury’s “appalling” comments
by Huntley Mitchell
Travel Weekly has gone one-on-one with Experience Co. CEO and former Tourism Australia boss John O’Sullivan. As in interview him – not verse him in an online game of chess or Battleship.
Giants in need: How the dependency on tourism endangers the wellbeing of captive elephants
by Dr Jan Schmidt-Burbach
Despite the fundamental ethical concerns of using elephants in tourism, it can be very profitable and in normal times pays for their upkeep. But what if tourists stop coming altogether?
How to continue engaging with your customers during COVID-19
by Dr Jana Matthews
Here’s some sage advice from a university professor on customer engagement. It’s basically a giant marketing magnet in word form.
Industry leaders form new taskforce for Australia’s tourism recovery
The likes of Flight Centre, Ponant, Tourism Australia, and The Walshe Group have joined forces to help aid tourism’s recovery in the wake of COVID-19.
WTTC estimates 100 million travel and tourism jobs now at risk, calls on G20 to lead recovery
A staggering 100 million jobs in travel and tourism could now be at risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the global council.
STUDY: Travel and tourism critical to Asia Pacific’s economic recovery
This new research by the WTTC shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. Unless, of course, they’ve been living under a rock.
#Together4Tourism: Rezdy launches new industry support platform
An online booking platform has launched a new initiative to help tourism professionals navigate the new normal.
“I felt afraid of leaving the apartment”: Brazil tourism board accidentally spruiks violent crime
Destination marketing professionals are no doubt reeling upon hearing about the Brazilian tourism board’s recent mega-gaffe.
New dating app shows Australia’s tourism and hospitality industries some love
A new app claims it is helping Australia’s tourism and hospitality industries by curating date ideas for singles at venues and attractions across the country.
Solomon Islands tourism minister says investment in sector must “speed up”
by Huntley Mitchell
Travel Weekly’s editor attended the recent Mi Save Solo event in the Solomon Islands, and to prove he was paying attention and not off trying beetle nut with the locals, he wrote this.
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