Boutique, private and rooted in local culture. How villas and homesteads are stealing the march over hotels to attract discerning, COVID-weary travellers.
How travel advisors can navigate post-COVID era’s stormy waters.
Several factors are playing out in the United States right now, which, when combined, are to make for a politically charged debate. The pandemic continuing rage across the country, the staggering unemployment and global economic crisis creating much concern and the upcoming presidential election being contested like no other before, are all factors. And now the issue of race and diversity has burst into our collective consciousness.
The Italian island of Sicily is setting up an $84-million fund to revive tourism. Plans include picking up part of the tab of a traveller’s air ticket and hotel stay, and promotional vouchers and cards. Will the world bite the bait?
Five months into the pandemic, I am often asked about trends and conditions in the United States, so I thought I might share a personal view.
Georgia is at the cusp of Europe and Asia, is considered the cradle of wine and attracts over 7 million tourists annually. It also ranks 1st in the world in its successful battle against coronavirus.
It would not be wrong to state that for most people, COVID-19 has rendered 2020 to be the stuff of dystopian nightmares coming true. The reality of ‘social distancing’ is a true irony in the hyper-connected world we live in.
Some countries have dealt with the COVID crisis extremely well and are
opening up their borders to travellers. In a series we launch with Liberty
International, a global Destination Management Company, we explore their reopening strategies. The first two to be featured, Slovenia and Montenegro, are
rich in natural resources and follow sustainable tourism norms.