Day: April 11, 2020

Santiburi Koh Samui Certified as a 2020 Green Hotel

Santiburi Koh Samui has been certified as a 2020 Green Hotel and recognized as a carbon-neutral resort. Located among 23 acres of gardens and coconut groves, with nearly 1,000 feet of private sandy beach, Santiburi Koh Samui has received the certification from the Thailand Department of Environmental Quality Promotion, an entity from the Bureau of Public Participation Promotion. As a 2020 Green Hotel, it is recognized as a sustainable resort that has succeeded in enhancing the use of resources and energy of the property and improving the standard of all its services to become more environmentally friendly. 

Santiburi Koh Samui

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What the Travel Industry Needs From Next Round Of COVID-19 Relief

All but shut down by the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. travel industry submitted a fresh list of urgent policy requests to Congress to protect the 15.8 million Americans whose livelihoods depend on travel. Among those who submitted correction and enhancements were the U.S. Travel Association, American Hotel and Lodging Association, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions and others.

At the top of the list: Adding $600 billion to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), expanding eligibility to small businesses that were previously left out and ensuring loan forgiveness can cover both payroll and other operating expenses during the shutdown.

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Spanish Tourism to Lose at Least 50 Billion

The COVID-19 pandemic could have an impact of 54,733 million euros on Spanish tourism GDP in 2020, dropping 32.4% compared to last year according to forecasts from the Alliance for Excellency in Tourism (EXCELTUR).

Of this number, 15,595 million correspond to indirect activities, such as suppliers and other agents related to tourism. The organization has taken into account forecasts from various institutions, such as the Polytechnic University of Valencia, which consider that coronavirus cases won’t reach a peak until the end of May, therefore, travel restrictions, social distancing and isolation will continue.

According to the Spanish tourism board, if

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Overtourism Is Likely to Come Back

Threatened jobs, reduction in the number of air flights, museum collections freely accessible online… The health crisis linked to COVID-19 is already having very tangible consequences on the tourism industry. Is this the end of overtourism though?

Recent photographs show a few places around the world that are usually crowded, but where no one ventures since COVID-19 compelled 3 billion people to stay at home.

“These photos are haunting and disturbing, like frozen images from films about disasters or the apocalypse,” the American daily writes. “But in some ways, they are optimistic. They remind us that beauty requires human

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Tourism Marketing in Critical Situation

These are difficult times for the tourism industry and losses are immeasurable. The situation calls for action, and companies will need to be as creative as possible to survive the crisis. Inspired by ideas from many companies, there are three tourism marketing tips that will surely be of help at this time of crisis.

It is often said that every crisis brings opportunities and what matters is to know how to make the most of them. Here are some strategies that travel and hospitality businesses all over the world have been using to stay relevant.

Social Media, the Greatest

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