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July 23, 2021


From Italia Trasporto Aereo Airline to Alitalia Loyalty Rewards

At the start of the new Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA) – formerly known as Alitalia – activities, ITA will operate a fleet of 52 aircraft, 7 of which are wide body and 45 narrow body. But what will happen to Alitalia loyalty rewards in the transition? – eTurboNews | Travel News | Continue reading: https://eturbonews.com/2998678/from-italia-trasporto-aereo-airline-to-alitalia-loyalty-rewards/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=from-italia-trasporto-aereo-airline-to-alitalia-loyalty-rewards

COVID-19 Lockdown Extended Indefinitely in Australia’s Victoria

Australia has indefinitely extended the lockdown for Victoria. – eTurboNews | Travel News | Continue reading: https://eturbonews.com/2998639/covid-19-lockdown-extended-indefinitely-in-australias-victoria/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=covid-19-lockdown-extended-indefinitely-in-australias-victoria

How Beneficial is Travel and Tourism to an Economy?

Tourism lies at the heart of many economies in the world today. According to the World Trade Organization (UNWTO), this sector is a powerful driving force for the growth and development of an economy. From creating part-time and full-time jobs to developing a country’s infrastructure, travel and tourism is inarguably the largest sector of most

Vacation rental regulation catches up with innovation and UNWTO

Vacation rental regulations are a big issue in many parts of the world and of course for companies like AIRBNB. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has published the first systematic overview of how both national governments and local authorities are addressing and managing new business models in the accommodation industry. The so-called “sharing economy” has experienced significant

UNWTO and EBRD partner to strengthen sustainable and inclusive tourism

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the UNWTO are joining forces to strengthen sustainable and inclusive tourism as a tool for achieving growth and development. Under an MoU, signed by EBRD President Suma Chakrabarti and UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili at the UNWTO Headquarters in Madrid, the two institutions pledge to work together in promoting and fostering tourism

UNWTO: Tourism is a global force for growth and development

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has met in Baku, Azerbaijan, for the 110th Session of its Executive Council (16-18 June). At the meeting, Member States endorsed the Organization’s progress and future plans, as outlined Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili, and warmly welcomed the participation of the United States as it explores the possibility of rejoining UNWTO. With

UNWTO: Exports from international tourism hit $1.7 trillion

Exports generated by international tourism reached USD 1.7 trillion in 2018, a 4% increase in real terms over the previous year, a new report from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) shows. For the seventh year in a row, tourism exports grew faster than merchandise exports (+3%), reflecting solid demand for international travel in a generally

UNWTO: Sustainability a key part of tourism policies, but more still to be done

Countries around the world are integrating sustainability in their tourism policies but the evidence on the results of their implementation remains limited, research carried out for the first “Baseline Report on the Integration of Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns into Tourism Policies” has found. The Baseline Report, prepared by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in

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