Fewer than one in 10 tourism workers in the Middle East are women though this proportion is steadily increasing, new research has found. The Regional Report on Women in Tourism in the Middle East, released today by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Ministry of Tourism of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, highlights the progress that has been made, as well as opportunities to further advance gender equality in the sector.
Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, said: "WTTC wholeheartedly supports the testing on departure of all travellers to ensure passengers can prove they are COVID-19 free and thus avoid the spread."
CapitaLand's wholly owned lodging business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has added a record of over 14,200 units across 71 properties globally for 2020. Despite COVID-19, this exceeds the number of units secured in 2019, marking a fourth consecutive year of record growth for Ascott.
A survey by hotel loyalty programme Wyndham Rewards polling over 4,000 members across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Eurasia (EMEA) in November - including a representative sample of over 1,700 UK respondents* - has revealed the type of trips British travellers are planning for 2021 when they can travel again and the factors that feed into those choices.
INNSiDE Manchester, part of Meliá Hotels International, has partnered with one of the UK's leading technical event production and AV hire companies, Sterling Event Group to launch Manchester's first virtual event production studio in a hotel.
Global 'The 2021 Upgrade Report' from Hotels.com, identifies spike in last minute reservations and upgrading following a lost year for travel.
Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand's leading hotel operator, is playing a key role in helping to restart the Asian tourism industry, after its popular beachfront retreat on Sri Lanka's stunning southwest coast was selected to take part in an innovative new initiative to safely reopen the island to inbound visitors.
With Pent-Up Demand Expected in 2021, Hilton Introduces Hilton EventReady Hybrid Solutions for Meetings and Events
As we emerge from a year of uncertainties, one business reality seems crystal clear: Hybrid meetings and events will be critical in the near-term. To address this dramatic shift in how people meet and celebrate, Hilton is introducing a set of Hilton EventReady Hybrid Solutions.
ASG acquires Nobu Hotel Barcelona from Selenta Group, Fastighets AB Balder buys 50% stake in Clarion Karlatornet in Gothenburg, Sweden, Union Investment acquires the Ruby Luna hotel in Düsseldorf, Germany, Maritim Hotel Kaiserhof in Usedom, Germany sold to the Friedmann Kunz Family Foundation, Arena Hospitality acquires the 88 Rooms Hotel in Belgrade, Serbia.