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In many countries around the world, tourism professionals, airlines, hotel owners, hotel managers, but also many other employees in tourism are starting to think again about a new start after the Corona crisis and plan the restart.
Since the global tourism industry is currently on the ground, it will be very difficult to restart, but it is absolutely necessary in a timely manner.
However, many people in the tourism and trade fair industry have to rethink their future – or reschedule it. Tourism-Insider has been connected to worldwide tourism for 14 years now and is on the move. That is why publisher and editor-in-chief Joachim Fischer and his team decided to offer help during this difficult time.

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Following a distinguished career of almost 38 years with the company,
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) announced today that Reiner Sachau, Chief Operating Officer for Premium and Select brands in Europe, will retire from his position effective December 31st, 2020. Reiner has been in his current role since the merger with Starwood Hotels & Resorts in 2016 as has responsibility for over 170 hotels across 26 countries.

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His Excellency President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih announced in an address to the nation today that Maldives will re-open its borders for international tourists on 15th July 2020. Resorts, Liveaboards and hotels located at uninhabited islands will be open from 15th of July 2020. Guest Houses and hotels located at inhabited islands will be open from 1st August 2020.Maldives relies heavily on the tourism industry as it accounts for the largest foreign exchange earnings, making it the biggest economic contributor in the country. However, it has come to a standstill due to the stringent public health measures taken to curb COVID-19. The tourism industry
has been gearing up to restart; it is set to resume in compliance to protective measures, taking into account the safety of tourists and staff working in the industry.

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Virtual conferences cannot replace face-to-face meetings
Because of Corona, companies have replaced approximately two out of three business trips with virtual meetings in the past three months. But this is only a temporary solution for the employees. Instead, more than eight in ten business travelers prefer face-to-face meetings. Around every second employee says that these offer advantages such as better relationships, experiences of success and sales. In addition, every fifth business traveler feels more productive on the go than in the office. These are the results of the current study “Chefsache Business Travel 2020″, an initiative by Travel Management Companies in the German Travel Association (DRV).

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TCEB to spend one billion baht to boost domestic MICE, upgrade hygiene standards and actively bid for events. Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), with one billion baht budget allocation, outlines its strategies to bring MICE industry (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions) back to life by stimulating domestic market, heavily bidding for international business events in line with key strategic economic sectors and boosting the recognition of the country’s high hygiene standard.

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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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