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Travelindex Supports Alain St.Ange for UNWTO Secretary-General

Alain St AngeBernard A. Metzger, the Founder & Director of the highly respected Travelindex Media has come out with a strong letter of endorsement for Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Candidate for the position of Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).

Thailand’s New Year Songkran celebrations kicked off

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Songkran, Thai New Year's festival, is kicked off on April 8 in central Bangkok. The Thai New Year's Day is 13 April every year. This year’s Songkran celebrations started with an Amazing Songkran Joyful Procession. The Amazing Songkran Experience Festival 2017 is taking place in Bangkok’s Benjasiri Park from 8-13 April, and will give everyone a taste of the Thai New Year in the different regions of Thailand.

Stockholm truck attack

Stockholm truck attackAt least four people were killed when a truck was driven into pedestrians on the busiest street in the center of Stockholm, Swedish police say.

The world’s 50 best restaurants in 2017

osteria francescanaThe world’s 50 best restaurants in 2017 are announced. Eleven Madison Park in New York, last year's third best restaurant, ranked at top in 2017. Last year's number 1; Osteria Francescana in Modena – Italy, ranked second in 2017. And last year's number 2 from Girona, Spain; El Celler de Can Roca ranked third in 2017.

New CIA Wine & Beverage Graduate Certificate

wines redwhiteThe Wine and Beverage Graduate Certificate is the first graduate-level program offered at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and recently 19 students in the inaugural class of the new Wine and Beverage Graduate Certificate program completed their studies.

A US Federal court extends civil rights protections to LGBT employees

lgbt flagCandidates for the next Secretary-General of UNWTO should hear this or get out of the race as US court rules LGBT workers protected from discrimination under Civil Rights Act. For the first time, a federal court has extended civil rights protections to LGBT employees under the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

International Travel to the U.S. grows faster than Domestic Travel in 2017

us travel assA new report from the U.S. Travel Association states that international travel to the U.S. actually grew faster than domestic travel in February 2017. The February data is notable because it captures the first full month after President Trump’s initial executive order on visas and immigration, issued January 27.

UNWTO International Network has a new member from California

unwtoLocated in California (USA), the Sonoma County Sustainable Tourism Observatory is the latest member having successfully joined the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO). This comes in a very unique momentum as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development is being celebrated worldwide.

Chance to live the Elite Life with Caesars Entertainment

live the elite lifeDo you want to experience how it is like to live like elite? Caesars Entertainment launched its “Experience the Empire” sweepstakes that offers Total Rewards members a chance to win one of seven unbelievable experiences normally reserved for the highest level VIPs in the world.

Terror attack outside UK Parliament in London

london parliament attackAt least one person has died and several people were injured including a police officer outside UK Parliament today. Met commander BJ Harrington said that the incident is being treated as a terrorist attack.

World's happiest and saddest countries in 2017

norwegianIn celebration of this year’s International Day of Happiness on Monday 20 March, the World Happiness Report 2017 revealed the world’s happiest and saddest countries. Norway ranked at the top of the list as the happiest country in 2017.

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