Innovative home-meets-hotel lifestyle brand Locke has announced a rapid expansion with its first international sites slated to open over the next two years in Germany, Ireland and Portugal. As part of the expansion, Locke will open three further properties in London and one in Cambridge. The challenger brand offers another way to travel by blending the traditional aparthotel format with the design, F&B and programming of a boutique lifestyle hotel. This industry-challenging approach has led Locke to successfully open four UK properties in the past four years in London, Manchester and Edinburgh. Today, Locke officially announces further openings in Dublin, Berlin, Lisbon, Munich, London, Cambridge and Copenhagen.

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Strong focus on the German market.Big city flair is combined with a desire for nature.New activities and offers for Berliners and their guests.Experience your city – summer edition bookable for July.Hygiene framework concept for the event industry presented
Berlin tourism and the congress business must pick up speed again. To this end, the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises and visitBerlin have launched a number of new campaigns and offers.

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Condor is today activating the first part of the 2021 summer flight schedule for short- and medium-haul flights: Germany’s most popular leisure airline will continue to serve the most beautiful holiday regions around the Mediterranean from the eight Condor airports Frankfurt, Munich, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Leipzig, Stuttgart and Berlin in summer 2021. A total of 32 destinations will be served: the Canary Islands and Madeira, the Balearic Islands and Sardinia, Greece, Andalusia, Croatia and Calabria. Egypt and Turkey will also be scheduled again, and weekend flights to Sylt will remain a part of the Condor programme.

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The Business Events Council Malaysia (BECM) welcomes the Malaysian Government’s decision to reopen the business events sector, allowing the industry to host domestic events with up to 250 participants effective immediately, under comprehensive Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). The announcement demonstrates the recognition and importance of the business events industry in contributing to economic recovery and affirms the Government’s confidence that the sector can operate safely, and provide a controlled, regulated and secure environment for the commencement of events.

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The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today announced an update for its calendar of events for 2020 and 2021.
The upcoming PATA Travel Mart 2020, originally to be held in Leshan, Sichuan, China from September 3-6, will now be organised as a virtual event in late September of this year. The event, held in in conjunction with the Sichuan International Tourism Expo and with the support of the Leshan Culture, Radio, Television and Tourism Bureau, will include webinars, virtual exhibition space and one-on-one virtual meetings.

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Six non-governmental organizations call for a rebalance in tourism as the sector recovers from COVID-19
Six organizations have come together for the first time to form The Future of Tourism Coalition with the global mission to place destinations at the center of recovery strategies – the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST), Destination Stewardship Center, Green Destinations, Sustainable Travel International, Tourism Cares, and the Travel Foundation, with the guidance of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC).

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