Author Archives: Tuhin Sarkar

Quinta Do Lago sharpens environment focus with new strategy

As Europe’s premier modern golf and lifestyle destination, Quinta do Lago is a long-term supporter of golf’s drive to preserve the environment, and the Portuguese resort has underlined its commitment further by unveiling a new eco-strategy to boost its sustainability …

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Event technology firm unites industry leaders

The COVID-19 pandemic and related shutdowns have opened up uncharted territory for organizations and meeting planners across the globe. Groupize, the award-winning provider of simple to use event technology, today announced the release of a new eBook, titled, Prepare for …

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Victorian Government Council election will be on October

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring Victorian communities can have their say on their local government representatives with council elections to go ahead on Saturday, 24 October 2020. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today announced that safe and secure …

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Sri Lankan Hospitality firm launches safety initiative

Resplendent Ceylon, conceived by the Fernando family, the founders of world-renowned Dilmah Tea, is the foremost boutique luxury hospitality brand in Sri Lanka. It is the leading luxury experiential travel brand in the destination and its resorts are the sole …

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Centara Hotels & Resorts launches food donation to the Thai Government’s Public Relations Department

Centara Hotels & Resorts recently donated 1,500 food boxes to the Thai Government’s Public Relations Department, as part of its ongoing efforts to help those communities and individuals most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The meals, which were prepared by …

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Nashville Tourism sees a huge loss in travel industry

Nashville Tourism sees a huge loss in travel industry Nashville, the capital city of U.S. state of Tennessee sees a huge loss in travel and tourism sector. Here the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation says that the COVID-19 shutdown has …

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NIZUC Resort & Spa announces its reopening dates

 NIZUC Resort & Spa, which shuttered its doors due to the recent pandemic, has announced it will be reopening on June 11, 2020 with new health and sanitation measures to ensure a comfortable environment both for guests and employees. Jaime …

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“Smart helmet” can screen temperature of airline passengers

The engineers at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport are testing a “smart helmet” which allows people to scan passengers and check if they could be carrying coronavirus or COVID-19. This newest and most innovative airline scanner would allow a worker to move around the airport and scan anyone in its radius with infrared.

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Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau welcomes Gregg Caren as new president and CEO

The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau has named Gregg Caren as the new president and CEO of the tourism organisation. Gregg Caren has more than three decades of experience in this travel and tourism industry. He most recently served as …

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Global tourism industry seeks government support

Tourism is one of the hardest-hit sectors by the COVID-19 pandemic, which first emerged in the first days of the New Year in China and spread across the whole world in a very short time, leading to a global economic crisis.

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Etihad Airways amplifies its corporate social responsibility to fight against COVID-19

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has amplified its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives to support those affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The airline has highlighted the development of face shields for medical staff in a new video released today to mark Zayed Humanitarian Day.

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Australia’s Victoria allocates $150 million to support tourism

The Victorian Government in Australia is supporting Victorian sport, tourism and creative industries, with an allocation of $150 million Experience Economy Survival Package to save employment and to ensure their best experiences, which are available on the other side of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.

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Hannes Müller is the new Managing Director of Lufthansa Consulting

Hannes Müller is appointed as the new Managing Director of Lufthansa Consulting Management Board. Hannes Müller together with Dr. Andreas Jahnke, will further grow the Lufthansa Group’s aviation-focused management consulting business internally within the Lufthansa Consulting Group and also externally as part of the global competitive market in aviation sector.

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BECM appeals Malaysian government to distinguish between mass gathering and MICE events

BECM appeals Malaysian government to distinguish between mass gathering and MICE events

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Shanghai Disneyland reopens after four-month shut down due to pandemic

The Walt Disney Company in Shanghai has reopened its biggest Asia resort after a four-month shutdown, as the health authorities in this Chinese city eased restrictions on public gatherings after getting the coronavirus outbreak affecting 24 million people in this …

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Hamad International Airport ranked as third best airport in the world

Hamad International Airport has been ranked the “Third Best Airport in the World”, among 550 airports worldwide, by the SKYTRAX World Airport Awards 2020. Rising from fourth position in 2019 to third in 2020, Hamad International Airport has been steadily rising in the ‘world’s best airports’ rankings since the start of its operations in 2014.

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Hong Kong’s amusement park needs urgent HK$5 billion bailout

The struggling theme park in Hong Kong Ocean Park needs a vital monetary assistance of HK$5.4 billion, to evade the running out of cash and going out of business next month. This warned by the government of Hong Kong that this amusement park also supports the travel and tourism of Hong Kong throughout the year.

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Mesa Air Group appointed Daniel McHugh to its Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Mesa Air Group has appointed aviation industry leader Daniel McHugh to the Board. It is to fill the vacancy created by the exit of Grant Lyon. He chose not to stand for re-election at the Mesa Air Group’s 2020 annual meeting of shareholders held in February 2020. Daniel McHugh will stand for re-election at the 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.

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Hans R. Jenni is set to retire from GHM

Hans R. Jenni is retiring as president and director of GHM, after serving nearly 30 years at the helm of a ground-breaking hotel management group. The current CEO of GHM, Tommy Lai, will guess responsibility for the day-to-day operations and management of GHM.

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U.K. plans to introduce physical distancing norms for hospitality and tourism industry

United Kingdom tourism industry leaders are now planning to set up a physical/social distancing standards symbol for most of luxurious and budget hotels and tourism attractions to support the return of international visitors once lockdown measures in country are eased. The supportive move of United Kingdom tourism industry is part of a bid to persuade responsible travel in the country when it is safe to do so.

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