Accessible Tourism Identified As ‘Game Changer’ for Destinations

Ensuring accessibility for tourists with specific access requirements can be a ‘game changer’ for destinations around the world as they look to bounce back from the impacts of the pandemic. A new set of Inclusive Recovery Guides from the World Tourism Organization, produced in partnership with the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT), the ONCE Foundation of Spain and Travability from Australia, makes clear the importance of placing inclusivity at the centre of recovery plans and provides key recommendations for achieving this.

Open for Business: What Matters in Travel Right Now – CWT

The pandemic temporarily took these away. But the wheels of business are pushing forward as lockdown measures change and/or ease. Face-to-face interactions will return, and businesses and people are eager to thrive in new relationships, forge new ideas, prevail through innovation, and grow. Together, we can positively assist this return

Viva Wyndham Introduces Complimentary Travel Insurance Program Across Resorts

Viva Wyndham Resorts, a collection of all-inclusive vacation resorts in Mexico, Dominican Republic and the Bahamas, yesterday announced a new, free Hotel Assist Insurance program that protects travelers who visit any of the Viva Wyndham Resorts with travel and medical insurance coverage, including services for telemedicine, prescriptions, COVID-19 testing and assistance, extension of stay or relocation, and more.

Americans Eager to Travel in 2021 – YouGov

The latest indicators on traveler sentiment show some good news for the industry. According to YouGov data from October and November, 51% of US respondents say they plan to travel for a vacation or business trip next year.

Asia Pacific Hotel Recovery Depends on Domestic Travel – STR

Hotel demand can be categorized into a variety of travel buckets: leisure and business, transient and group, and today’s focus, international and domestic. Recovery in the Asia Pacific region demonstrates the importance of that third bucket, as a country’s historic reliance on domestic demand directly impacts its hotel performance today.