What We Believe
We passionately believe that travel is a force for good. It is an antidote to racism, bigotry,
and inequality, and allows us to create meaningful, engaging stories that inspire people to
open their minds and make a positive impact on the world.
What We Do
We create the world’s most inspiring travel content, using elevated storytelling to reveal what lies at the heart of a destination, its culture, and its people. We encourage our audiences to explore, to respect, and to inspire positivity whenever and wherever they travel.
TOURISM STRATEGY AND CREATIVE SERVICES
We know how today’s tourist thinks, which is why leading tourism boards at the country, state, and city levels, as well as some of the world’s top hotel and airline brands, have turned to us to for strategy and content creation. We drive economic development through tourism, with campaigns that bring our partners more visitors, more revenue, and more exposure.
We’ve built the world’s largest tourism community on social media. Over 20 million people in 180 countries turn to us daily on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, YouTube, and Weibo to be inspired by travel and tourism, and to learn more about our partners.
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 17, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / UNWTO has launched a new Startup Competition to support women tourism tech entrepreneurs and innovators across the Middle East. Announced at Biban 2023, Saudi Arabia’s largest SME conference, the Women in Tech Startup Competition: Middle East, will further advance UNWTO’s work to make tourism a pillar of […]
Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles, March 17, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Tribute Portfolio, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s growing collection of characterful, independent hotels, welcomes its latest addition in Europe, the Middle East and Africa with the opening of Iaïla, Seychelles, a Tribute Portfolio Resort. Marking the brand’s debut in the Seychelles, the resort offers an oasis perfect […]
Madrid, Spain, March 16, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / UNWTO has released a new report highlighting the progress that global tourism has made in measuring greenhouse gas emissions as well as the challenges the sector still faces. Measurement of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is key for climate action. However, the tourism sector as the value chain is […]
Geneva, Switzerland, March 16, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Economic Forum has announced the induction of the newest members of its Young Global Leaders Class of 2023. This year’s cohort includes nearly 100 promising political leaders, innovative entrepreneurs, game-changing researchers and visionary activists who are accelerating positive and lasting change in their communities, countries […]
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 15, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline, will participate in an in-depth discussion on the Global Stage of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2023, which will take place at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 1-4 May. In conversation with John Strickland, Director of JLS Consulting, […]
AlUla, Saudi Arabia, March 14, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Tourism importance for rural development was the message at the heart of the Best Tourism Villages Ceremony. The initiative is one of the pillars of UNWTO Tourism for Rural Development Programme. Every year, Best Tourism Villages by UNWTO recognizes destinations which stand out for their commitment to […]
Khao Lak, Thailand, March 14, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Reimagined beach front retreat pioneers a new style of travel, based around a collection of warm, intentional, natural and uplifting experiences. The intimate dining experience on the beach at sunset is one of a host of experiences offered to guests at the resort. JW Marriott Khao […]
Bohol, Philippines, March 13, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Accor has continued its rapid expansion in the Philippines with the signing of South Palms Resort Panglao Bohol – MGallery, a locally-inspired five-star resort on the idyllic island of Panglao that will introduce this emerging destination’s unique heritage and community values to visitors from all around the […]
AlUla, Saudi Arabia, March 11, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / UNWTO will celebrate tourism as a major factor of sustainable rural development at a special Best Tourism Villages ceremony to be held in AlUla, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (12-13 March). Best Tourism Villages by UNWTO (BTV) is the flagship initiative of the Organization’s wider work to […]
Koh Lanta, Thailand, March 11, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Vibrant annual event showcases the diverse culture and nature in this southern Thai paradise, including a creative contest to make artistic sculptures from recycled waste. Pimalai Resort & Spa, the five-star sanctuary on the southern Thai island of Koh Lanta, has reaffirmed its commitment to preserving […]
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 10, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / UNWTO and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will work together to promote education and professional development in tourism. Education and Training: A Priority for Tourism As the United Nations specialized agency for tourism, UNWTO has identified education as one of its key priorities for the sector. […]
Berlin, Germany, March 10, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched the Hotel Sustainability Basics (Basics) verification scheme. Announced at ITB Berlin, Basics will enable tourist accommodation providers from around the world, regardless of their size, to begin their sustainability journey. Basics, an industry-wide supported initiative, is a globally […]
Berlin, Germany, March 9, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Alain St.Ange, the former Seychelles Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine took to the podium at the PATWA World Tourism and Aviation Leaders Summit to speak on the important topic of ‘New Initiatives for World Tourism. St.Ange was part of a panel of speakers that […]
Berlin, Germany, March 10, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) signed Memorandums of Understanding three European Tour and Travel Agency Associations at ITB Berlin marking a new level of cooperation between Malaysian tourism stakeholders and their European counterparts. Memorandums were signed by MATTA President Tan Kok Lian and […]
Berlin, Germany, March 7, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Tourism is on track to achieve full recovery this year and ready to deliver on its potential as a pillar of peace and sustainability, UNWTO has told sector leaders at ITB in Berlin. As the leading tourism trade fair celebrates its first in-person event since 2019, UNWTO […]
Madrid, Spain, March 8, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Tourism must continue to deliver on its potential as a driver of women’s empowerment and opportunity. To mark International Women’s Day, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and UN Women have jointly reaffirmed their commitment to keep women’s empowerment ‘Centre Stage’ of tourism development. With the ‘Centre Stage’ model […]
Hua Hin, Thailand, March 8, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / The 2023 Thailand Open Hua Hin presented, a WTA 250 Tournament which was held in Hua Hin, Prachuab Khiri Khan in February, still lingers in the minds of professional tennis players and remains their topic of conversation, even past its completion more than a month ago. […]
Bangkok, Thailand, March 6, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, part of world leading hospitality group Accor, and Asset World Corp Public Company Limited (AWC), Thailand’s leading integrated lifestyle real estate group, today announced the signing of the first Fairmont hotel in Thailand. Fairmont Bangkok Sukhumvit is set to open in 2024 as […]
London, March 6, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / In the 22nd annual IAGTO Awards, five very different golf destinations – Cyprus, Dubai, Los Cabos, South Carolina and Thailand – have each been proclaimed as Golf Destination of the Year for 2023. Established in 2000 and recognised as the most prestigious awards in the global golf tourism […]
Berlin, Germany, March 4, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / On March 8, 2023, at this year’s ITB Berlin Expo, South African Tourism in partnership with VoyagesAfriq will host an event on Africa’s attractiveness for hospitality investments and tourism. The continent continues to see massive growth in the hospitality sector with hundreds of beds added each year […]
Da Nang, Vietnam, March 3, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Marriott Hotel’s first hotel in Vietnam is nestled on the country’s stunning central coast, with a collection of spacious rooms, suites and villas, plus five pools and exceptional facilities for couples, kids, friends and events. Danang Marriott Resort & Spa is nestled directly on Non Nuoc […]