Reconnecting the industry in Wiesbaden, 13-15 October
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world’s largest business travel association, is delighted to announce its 2021 European Conference, in partnership with VDR.
The joint European Conference which will take place this year in Wiesbaden, 13-15 October, bringing together the industry from across Europe and beyond.

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plans to open three more before the end of the year
Dusit Princess Hot Springs Resort Fengshun, Guangdong is
slated to open in April 2021 in Meizhou City, Guangdong Province.
Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, represented in China by Dusit Fudu Hotels and Resorts, has signed a management agreement with Fengshun Jindebao Kaiyue International Hot Springs Hotel Co., Ltd., to rebrand and manage its property under the new name of Dusit Princess Hot Springs Resort Fengshun, Guangdong, starting this April.

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced full-year global passenger traffic results for 2020 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) fell by 65.9% compared to the full year of 2019, by far the sharpest traffic decline in aviation history. Furthermore, forward bookings have been falling sharply since late December.
International passenger demand in 2020 was 75.6% below 2019 levels. Capacity, (measured in available seat kilometers or ASKs) declined 68.1% and load factor fell 19.2 percentage points to 62.8%.
Domestic demand in 2020 was down 48.8% compared to 2019. Capacity contracted by 35.7% and load factor dropped 17 percentage points to 66.6%.

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After 20 successful years at ITB Berlin, the international competition “The Golden City Gate” will also be held in 2021. The first contributions have already arrived and will be presented to the jury in February. The competition is therefore also presented at ITB Berlin NOW. The award ceremony of the “Golden City Gate 2021” is in the Hotel Estrel Berlin in connection with the show “Stars in Concert”. Sonnenklar TV will record and broadcast the concert and the award ceremony.
The “DGS Travel Forum” is new, in which, in addition to workshops and seminares, an international travel market is being organized in the Estrel Hotel to help companies with a new start in tourism after Corona.

Interested participants can get more information via email: travelforum2021@das-goldene-stadttor.de and contributions can be submitted via email: info@das-goldene-Stadttor.de or via the website.

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Dubai’s decision to cancel all entertainment events to curb the spread of COVID-19 will rattle confidence in Dubai’s hospitality and tourism sector. With the global economy remaining fragile in the face of oil price uncertainties and the rapidly evolving risks due to COVID-19, consumer spending in sectors such as travel and food and beverage (F&B) is expected to be subdued for the early part of 2021, says GlobalData’s MEED.

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says GlobalData

The launch of Wizz Air’s Abu Dhabi arm could pay dividends for the low-cost carrier by tapping into underserved markets and support the emirate by stimulating inbound tourism. This recent development reinforces the necessity for low-cost competition, and the airline will support the stimulation of leisure demand to the UAE during and post-COVID-19, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

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