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Zika Virus: UNWTO, WTTC Advise Travellers to Follow Health Advisories

Following the World Health Organization's (WHO) statement that the Zika virus is “a public health emergency of international concern”, the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) released statements on Tuesday.
Posted On 02 Feb 2016

World Health Organization: No Restrictions on Travel Due to Mosquito-borne Zika Virus

The World Health Organization (WHO) is not recommending any travel or trade restrictions as a result of the recent outbreak of the Zika virus in the Americas region, although declaring it on Monday as "a public health emergency of international concern".
Posted On 01 Feb 2016

WTTC Comment in Response to Attacks in Jakarta

"The best response to these terrorist attacks is for travellers to support the country and to continue to visit this beautiful destination", David Scowsill, President & CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), said in response to the bomb attack and gunfire at a busy...
Posted On 14 Jan 2016

European Commission Launches Online Dispute Resolution Platform

The new online dispute resolution (ODR) platform will allow consumers and traders to settle their online disputes at the click of a mouse and without the need to go to court.
Posted On 13 Jan 2016

WTTC Condemns Istanbul Attack: ‘Tourism is a Force for Good’

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) condemns Tuesday’s suicide bomb attack in Istanbul's tourist district Sultanahmet that has caused the loss of many innocent lives.
Posted On 12 Jan 2016

UNWTO Strongly Condemns Blast in Central Istanbul Tourist District

The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) strongly condemned the attack in the heart of Istanbul's historic tourist district Sultanahmet on Tuesday which killed at least 10 foreigners.
Posted On 12 Jan 2016

Time-lapse Project ‘Greek Skies’ Captures Hope in the Stars

It took 365 days and 825 hours of shooting, 55,000 photos, 8,400km of footage and 650 hours of editing to get time-lapse project “Greek Skies” up and rolling. Now it’s taking the internet… and people’s hearts by storm.
Posted On 11 Jan 2016

Destsetters Seeks Content Specialist

Destsetters is looking for an experienced and creative content specialist with innovative ideas.

Russia-Turkey Tensions to Take Toll on Tourism

All Russian citizens are being summoned to return home as the country’s parliament examines the possibility of suspending all air traffic to Turkey, after a Russian bomber was downed by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet near the Turkish-Syrian border on Tuesday.
Posted On 25 Nov 2015

ETOA: ‘It is Vital that Europe is Perceived as a Safe Destination’

The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) on Tuesday said that it is vital that Europe is perceived as a safe destination.
Posted On 24 Nov 2015

US State Dept Issues Worldwide Travel Alert, Urges Vigilance

The US State Department issued a “Worldwide Travel Alert” late on Monday, the first in almost a year, informing US citizens of possible risks to travel due to increased terrorist threats, particularly ahead of the holiday season.
Posted On 24 Nov 2015

Global Travel and Tourism Leaders Condemn Recent Terrorist Attacks

"Terrorism is a global threat that can only be addressed through the strong and concerted efforts of the world’s governments and the international community", the Global Travel Association Coalition (GTAC), which represents the leading public and private bodies in the travel and...
Posted On 23 Nov 2015

World Committee on Tourism Ethics Condemns Hideous Terrorist Attacks in Paris

The World Committee on Tourism Ethics strongly condemns the terrorist attacks perpetrated last week in the capital of France and recently in other parts of the world.
Posted On 17 Nov 2015

UNWTO, WTTC on Deadly Bomb Attack in Bangkok

The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) have expressed their sadness and shock on the bomb attack that took place in the centre of Bangkok, Thailand, on Monday, 17 August.
Posted On 18 Aug 2015

Qatar Airways Halts Transport of All Hunting Trophies

Qatar airways announced today that it will in no way enable trophy hunters of endangered species, extending its existing embargo on transporting hunting trophies to encompass all species identified by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) of Wild...

Greek Island ‘Gifts’ Take Media by Storm, Next Up Ronaldo?

Amidst Greece’s economic and political woes, it seems that everyone who is anyone is buying a Greek island to hang out on. The latest celebrity to be reportedly eyeing Greek island property is football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who reports say, is purchasing one as a present...

EU Backs Greek island, Cyprus Entrepreneurship with Funds

The EU approved last week funding amounting to 54 million euros via its Interreg V-A “Greece-Cyprus 2014-2020” program to assist nine border regions in Greece, and all of Cyprus, towards further developing their local economies with measures that will create jobs, improve...

Greece’s National Bank, Eurobank Open for Deposits, Pensions

Greece's National Bank (Ethniki) and Eurobank announced today that they will be open for business, accepting deposits by individuals and companies during the bank holiday set to end on July 6.
Posted On 02 Jul 2015

In Memory of Spyros Ginis

Spyros Ginis, owner and founder of Ginis Vacances, passed away on Sunday, June 28.
Posted On 29 Jun 2015

UNWTO, WTTC Condemn Terrorist Attack in Sousse, Tunisia

At least 28 people at a beachfront Tunisian hotel in Port el-Kantaoui, Sousse, were killed by gunmen on Friday. Terrorists also attacked in France and bombed a mosque in Kuwait on the same day.
Posted On 26 Jun 2015