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World Tourism Network Chair, Juergen Steinmetz, announced he was proud to partner with WTN member SUNx Malta. SunX invites members to register for the Third Climate Friendly Travel Youth Summit “SEYS 3”.

This virtual event is live streamed on YouTube, and other partners from Malta, taking place on April 27th, 2023, from 15:00 – 17:00 CEST (Central European Time), or 9.00-11.00 EST, 21.00-23.00 Singapore/China. SunX is under the leadership of Professor Geoffrey Lipman. He explained: “The Youth Summit will discuss, and aims..

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has expressed optimism in the growth prospects for the sector stressing that “this is the biggest and best winter season Jamaica has ever had in the history of tourism” adding that the tourism industry was set on a path to continue the boom now being experienced.

He said: “For the January to March 2023 period, it is estimated that Jamaica welcomed 1.18 million visitors, which represents growth of 94.4% when compared to the same period in 2022.

Massive strike launched by German EVG labour union on Friday morning paralysed railway traffic across Germany. Organised labour action launched to demand pay raises for railroad workers coincided with similar walkouts at key German airports that started yesterday.

German railway ‘warning strike’ coincided with peak hours on Friday morning and began at 3am local time, seriously affecting the operations of national operator Deutsche Bahn. According to union representatives, the strike covered only the morning rush hours and was scheduled to end at 11am.

Two thought-provoking panel discussions on the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) recently held by WTM Africa have brought to light the substantial roadblocks hindering the realization of open skies in African continent.

These obstacles include visa restrictions, exorbitant costs, and protectionism. Until these issues are effectively addressed, airlines will not be able to achieve the required load factors to make their routes financially viable, rendering the benefits of open skies irrelevant.

Passengers travelling between London Euston, the West Midlands, North West and Scotland are being advised to check before they travel ahead of multi-million pound railway upgrades over the early May bank holiday. Network Rail is investing £7.7m to improve future journeys on the West Coast main line between London and Crewe between Saturday 29 April and Monday 1 May.

Voting is now open for organisations in the Caribbean and the Americas for the World Travel Awards 2023 program. Industry professionals, the media and consumers worldwide can vote for their favourite travel brands.

Voting runs until midnight 9 July. The nominee gaining the most votes in a category will be named as the winner in the landmark 30th anniversary year.