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David Scowsill wttc“Travel is not for a privileged few. The world and its astonishing beauties are for everyone. We believe in the fundamental right of anyone to travel, regardless of their nationality, gender, religion, sexual orientation or age. Our sector must be accessible to all,” said David Scowsill, President & CEO, World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) at the WTTC Global Summit in Bangkok, Thailand.

Michelin Guide BangkokThe Michelin Guide which is an international benchmark in fine dining, will release a bilingual Thai and English edition. The Guide will be jointly promoted by TAT and is projected to boost overall food spending per head of tourists in Thailand by 10 per cent. Bangkok will be the focus of the first Thailand based Michelin Guide, with restaurants and eateries from other Thai destinations to be included in later editions.

london bus cabStatistics show that a new record has been set for inbound visits to the UK in the first two months of the year with 5.2 million visits, up 6% on the same period last year. Overseas visitors spent a record £2.7 billion in January and February, up 11% on the previous year.

indian culture center hanoi

The Indian Embassy in Vietnam opened an Indian cultural center in Hanoi, as part of activities marking the two countries’ 45 year diplomatic ties and 10 year strategic partnership. The inauguration ceremony featured traditional dances of India performed by Vietnamese, who were trained at the center.

songkran Thai NewYear Festival

Songkran is the Thai New Year's festival. The Thai New Year's Day is 13 April every year. The Songkran 2017 holiday period was from 11-17 April and Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports said the total economic impact of spending during the period was 45.428 billion Baht (US$1.3 billion*), representing a 14.40 per cent increase over the same period last year.

LGBTI SeychellesThe fight against all forms of discrimination, and the call for "Tourism for All" by Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Candidate for Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) was seen as inspiring by the Seychellois, the Region, for mainland Africa and for the World said Ronny Arnephy, the Vice Chairman of the LGBTI Seychelles.

counting dollarsThe U.S. National Travel and Tourism Office announced that in 2017 international visitors spend more in January and February than ever before. According to the statistics, international visitors are opening their wallets wider than ever before. Indeed, international visitors are injecting, on average, nearly $715 million a day into the U.S. economy and supporting nearly 1.2 million American jobs.

handbook of lgbt tourismAuthored by LGBT travel experts Jeff Guaracino and Ed Salvato, and published by the Harrington Park Press, “Handbook of LGBT Tourism and Hospitality: A Guide for Business Practice” is now available for marketing professionals, business owners, and allied professionals.



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