Strong outbound tourism demand from traditional and emerging markets in 2017

Virtually all source markets reported higher tourism spending in 2017, reflecting continued strong demand for international tourism across all world regions. @UNWTO

Wellness travel trends for 2018

Rise of more transformative wellness travel spans everything from extreme wellness approaches like biohacking and brain optimisation retreats to empowering all-women wellness adventures. Key Middle East/North African developments include a surge in hot springs development and the first truly holistic wellness resorts and “healthy hotels” hitting region. @Global_GWI

Exclusive experiences rank highest with luxury travellers

Agents from Travel Leaders Luxury Brands rank VIP tours, private cars and custom culinary experiences among most sought-after in travel trends survey. @TravelLeadersHQ

Top 10 cities in the world for business trips, the digital publication serving small business owners, set out to discover the best cities in the world for business trips. @FitSmallBiz

Emaar Hospitality Group marks historic milestone of 50 hotel projects

Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of global developer Emaar Properties, has announced it has marked a historic milestone of 50 hotel projects in its portfolio, including 35 upcoming projects in the UAE and international markets, as well as 15 hotels and serviced residences operational in Dubai. @emaardubai

Hyatt Place and Hyatt House reveal findings from Business Traveler Survey

The brands teamed up with entrepreneur, restaurateur and New York Times best-selling author Bill Rancic for a launch event alongside the winners of #WhySettle Spirit Awards. @HyattTweets

GCC hospitality projects value exceeds US$147 billion

The number of active hotel projects in the GCC reached 724, worth US$78 billion in March 2018. @bncnetwork

Make Holidays Greener 2018 campaign to focus on plastic

Plastic will be the theme for this year’s Make Holidays Greener (MHG), the annual campaign led by ABTA in partnership with Travelife for Hotels & Accommodations. @ABTAtravel

1 Hotels launches Earth Day Every Day campaign

Brand initiative to focus on saving our shores. @1Hotels

Calling upon G20 leaders to prioritise tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) joined the Ministers of Tourism of the G20 economies meeting in Buenos Aires in calling upon the G20 leaders to consider including tourism in their Agenda for its capacity to create more and better jobs. @UNWTO