Expo 2020 Dubai turns spotlight on grassroots innovation

Expo 2020 Dubai turns spotlight on grassroots innovation

A wearable device that warns when social distancing is not being respected and a Jordanian programme helping vulnerable communities grow online businesses during lockdown are among five new projects selected from a call for Covid-19-related proposals from Expo 2020 Dubai’s Global Best Practice Programme.The hand-picked initiatives join 45 existing best...

ABTA Travel Convention to remain online for 2021

ABTA Travel Convention to remain online for 2021

ABTA has announced it will delay the physical return of its Travel Convention until 2022, with the show remaining digital this year.Marrakech has again been lined up to host the show next year, after an initial cancellation in 2020.Recognising that the travel and tourism sector will be continuing to deal...

New art installations debut at Expo 2020 Dubai

New art installations debut at Expo 2020 Dubai

Five thought-provoking art installations by four local and regional contemporary artists are now on display in Terra – the Sustainability Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. Each deconstrues a specifically Middle Eastern response to the issues of sustainability.Specially commissioned by Expo 2020 in collaboration with Art Dubai, the artworks from the...

Voting opens for World Travel Awards 2021

Voting opens for World Travel Awards 2021

World Travel Awards (WTA) has opened voting across all regions worldwide for its 28th annual programme. Travel professionals, media and consumers are invited to vote for their favourite travel brands.  Categories cover the entire spectrum of the travel and tourism industry, and range from hotels, resorts and destinations to airlines...

Expo 2020 Dubai to host World Chess Championship

Expo 2020 Dubai to host World Chess Championship

An out-of-this-world memento landed at Expo 2020 Dubai as Arkady Dvorkovich, president of the International Chess Federation (FIDE), visited the venue of the next FIDE World Chess Championship.The event will take place at Dubai Exhibition Centre later this year.ADVERTISEMENTDvorkovich met Omar Shehadeh, chief international participants officer at Expo 2020 Dubai,...

LATA Expo to return in London this autumn

LATA Expo to return in London this autumn

The Latin American Travel Association (LATA) has announced that its flagship event, LATA Expo, will now be going ahead as a live event in October.LATA Expo, formerly Experience Latin America (ELA), is the largest business-to-business Latin America-focused trade show and would normally take place at the beginning of June. However,...

WTTC unveils theme for upcoming Global Summit

WTTC unveils theme for upcoming Global Summit

The World Travel & Tourism Council has unveiled the theme and a number of headline speakers for its upcoming Global Summit. Under the tagline ‘Uniting the World for Recovery,’ the event will take place in the Mexican resort town of Cancun from April 25-27. The world is seeing progress with...

ILTM North America headed to Riviera Maya in September

ILTM North America headed to Riviera Maya in September

With more than half of adults in the United States expected to be fully vaccinated in the next six months, the travel industry is reporting a significant increase in demand from optimistic clients.In addition to domestic travel, international destinations closer in proximity to North America, such as the Mexican Caribbean,...

International visitors barred from Tokyo Olympics

International visitors barred from Tokyo Olympics

Organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games have confirmed that no international spectators will be permitted at the event. The organising committee said it had been prepared to welcome guests until recently, but an upsurge of Covid-19 cases around the world had now made this impossible. The event...

Last call for Dubai Expo 2020 volunteers

Last call for Dubai Expo 2020 volunteers

The clock is ticking for UAE citizens and residents who want to act as ambassadors for the country to sign up for the Dubai Expo 2020 Volunteers Programme.Applications are set to close on March 31st.Following a huge response garnered with the support of Etisalat, the official premier partner of Expo...

Launch of IBTM Asia Pacific delayed until next year

Launch of IBTM Asia Pacific delayed until next year

Reed Exhibitions has announced that it has moved the date of the inaugural edition of IBTM Asia Pacific to 2022.The show will now take place in Singapore from April 5th-6th next year.The decision was taken following the latest government advice regarding Covid-19, and as a result of in-depth discussions with...

Expo 2020 test event well-received in Dubai

Expo 2020 test event well-received in Dubai

Terra – the Sustainability Pavilion is already inspiring action towards a cleaner, safer, healthier world in Dubai with 96 per cent of people who have visited the Expo 2020 Pavilions Premiere so far saying the experience has motivated them to change their behaviour.Since launching at the end of January, the...

ITB Berlin to return as in-person show in 2022

ITB Berlin to return as in-person show in 2022

Organisers in Germany have confirmed ITB Berlin is scheduled to take place as an in-person event from March 9th-13th next year.The news follows the successful hosting of a digital event this year, under the title of ITB Berlin Now, which welcomed 65,700 users over the past week.The trade show gave...

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