Wilderness Safaris Gets Ready to Welcome Guests Back to Namibia

October 27, 2020

As Namibia’s borders open up to international travelers, Wilderness Safaris Namibia is thrilled to start welcoming guests to the new Little Kulala, set to open on November 6, as well as to Doro Nawas from November 3 and Hoanib Skeleton Cooast Camp (pictured) from November 16. “Our experienced teams in camp are excited to be …

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Thailand: Banyan Tree Unveils New Resort in Krabi

October 27, 2020

The Banyan Tree Krabi, a 72-key luxury resort nestled on a hill side next to Tubkaek Beach and a 45-minute drive from Krabi International Airport, has opened. Launched by Banyan Tree Group, one of the world’s leading independent, multi-branded hospitality groups known for sustainability and wellbeing, this latest 5-star hotel is owned by Thailand-based Asset …

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Maryland: Leading Destination Area Announces New Tourism Brand

October 22, 2020

Worcester County has unveiled a new place brand – Maryland’s Coast – designed to strengthen its reputation as a vibrant destination for new businesses, families, amateur sports events and vacationers. The simple, yet powerful, description differentiates Worcester from other regions in the state. Officials from the county’s Department of Recreation and Parks, Tourism and Economic …

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North America
OFFERS AND DEALS

Discover The Palm Beaches Announces New Incentive Program, Agents Can Earn Extra 3% on Bookings

October 21, 2020

Discover The Palm Beaches (DTPB), the official tourism marketing organization for Palm Beach County, launched a new incentive program on Oct. 1 for travel agencies and agents that secure business to the destination. In partnership with Travelport, a global distribution system (GDS) travel technology company, the initiative targets agents based in Florida and the neighboring …

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Announcements and Appointments
North America

Victoria Isley Named CEO of Explore Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau

October 21, 2020

The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority announces the selection of nationally recognized and former North Carolina tourism executive Victoria “Vic” Isley as president and CEO of Explore Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau. Isley, who has worked diligently for diverse communities throughout her career, starts Dec. 1. Her appointment was approved today at a special meeting …

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Peru Makes Conde Nast Traveler’s Top 20 Countries List, Continues to Open Up Tourism Offerings

October 21, 2020

Peru, which is among the Top 20 Countries in the World according to Conde Nast Traveler, continues to open up its tourism offerings. A recap of new initiatives follows: TOURISM Peru receives the Safe Travels seal, the world’s first stamp related to safety and hygiene in tourism in the midst of Covid-19 Peru received from the …

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Barbados: Fairmont Royal Pavilion Welcomes Guests Back on November 1st

October 20, 2020

The Fairmont Royal Pavilion has announced that the hotel will reopen its doors to guests and visitors on November 1, 2020. This includes select guest services and food & beverage options. “The hotel’s top priority remains the safety, care and well being of our Fairmont Royal Pavilion family. Welcoming, safeguarding and taking care of others …

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Pablo Jose Torres Sojo Named New CHTA President

October 20, 2020

Puerto Rico’s Caribe Hilton general manager Pablo Jose Torres Sojo has been elected president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA). A veteran of the hospitality industry, he takes over from Barbados hotelier Patricia Affonso-Dass who for the past two years presided over the association, which represents the private sector interests of the Caribbean’s …

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American Airlines Expands Flights to U.S. Virgin Islands

October 20, 2020

The U.S. Virgin Islands is expecting a major increase in American Airlines flights, beginning next month. Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte announced that the Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier is responding to strong travel demand from the Northeast, the Midwest and the South Central regions of the mainland United States. He reported that beginning in November, …

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Red Elephant Reps to Represent Riva Hotel Group in the USA, Canada and Latin America Markets

October 14, 2020

Red Elephants Reps has announced that they have been chosen to represent Riva Hotel Group in the USA, Canada and Latin America markets. Riva Hotel Group manages two unique hotels in Bangkok, Thailand: Riva Surya and Riva Arun. Founder and VP Global Sales for Red Elephant Reps, Paul Tomasch, said: “Our partnership with Riva Hotel …

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