Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX) 2023 a resounding success
JAPEX hospitality and trade show, which was held from September 11 – 13, 2023 at Montego Bay Convention Centre, concluded successfully. The Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association’s premier trade event is the single most important business generator for Jamaica’s tourism industry. This is the first in-person hosting of the event since 2019, when COVID-19 crippled public gatherings. The trade show brought together more than 230 delegates, including 132 buyer delegates, global media companies and 102 supplier delegates.
‘teamLab Planets TOKYO’ wins World Travel Award
‘teamLab Planets TOKYO’ in Toyosu, Tokyo which celebrated its 5th anniversary last July, won the World Travel Awards 2023 for “Asia’s Leading Tourist Attraction 2023” at the ceremony in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. The decision to extend the duration of ‘teamLab Planets TOKYO’ is a testament to its immense popularity. The four-year extension allows even more people to immerse themselves in this one-of-a-kind experience.
Oceania Cruises announces seven new 2025 Summer Sailings
Oceania Cruises has announced seven new exotic summer sailings to French Polynesia and Hawaii on board the 670-guest boutique hotel-style Regatta in 2025, which will open for reservations on 4 October 2023. Sailing with Oceania Cruises is the ultimate way to visit these stunning destinations that offer a utopia of cultural encounters, memorable adventures and pristine natural surroundings.
Anantara Hotels rolls out ‘Dollar for Deeds’ CSR programme
Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is rolling out its signature CSR programme ‘Dollar for Deeds’ at all of its properties worldwide. First introduced almost a decade ago at select hotels in Thailand, the initiative has been integrated into the growth strategies of the brand globally. ‘Dollar for Deeds’ encourages travellers to give back to the community by donating to a range of worthy causes, each hand-picked to impact the environment and community in the most effective way.
“Tourism is more than just travel; it serves as a bridge between cultures and a key driver of economic development. At Fortune Hotels, we recognise the profound responsibility that rests upon our industry. As we celebrate World Tourism Day, we must recognise that all of us – travellers, industry stakeholders, and most importantly, industry executives – have a collective responsibility towards reducing our ecological footprint and creating a green future that positively impacts our community thereby bringing in a fundamental transformation centred around sustainability. Tourism’s future is bright as we all strive for a more responsible and well-grounded ecosystem.”
– Samir MC, Managing Director, Fortune Hotels