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Securing the Future of Bangladesh’s World Heritage Wonder

The Sundarbans region of Bangladesh is home to the world’s largest remaining Mangrove Forest, two World Heritage sites and the critically endangered, regal Bengal Tiger.

Bangladesh is a country smaller than the state of Georgia in the U.S. but has a population of 163 million. In one of the world’s most densely populated nations, the Sundarbans is the largest and most important remaining natural area, a wilderness hosting boundless flora & fauna. The Bengal Tiger is the most iconic– but the region is also home to hundreds of bird species (including the largest variety of Kingfishers in the world) and the unique Ganges and Irawadi dolphins. It is also the...

Gas Prices, War & Risks for the Recovery of Travel

Early 2022 initially saw a brighter outlook for the recovery of travel and tourism as the Omicron variant rapidly advanced the pandemic, hopefully to a post-pandemic state. However, events of late February and March have considerably clouded the full recovery of travel.  Based on research from our partners at Longwoods International and Destination Analysts, and insights from partners...

The End and the Beginning

Eight indications that the end of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recovery of tourism is near

January 2022 marks two years* of dealing with a historic global pandemic. A once in a 100-year health and economic emergency and an unprecedented crisis for travel and tourism. After millions of lives lost around the world, billions more infected, massive social disruption and trillions of dollars in economic losses in tourism alone, we may finally be able to predict an end to this pandemic. In fact, March and April 2022 may present a radically different and more positive picture compared to the last 24+ months.  

Sources: The assessment below is based on a range of expert data and analysis, notably the COVID-19 members taskforce briefing organized by the World Travel and Tourism Council and shared by Dan Richards of Global Rescue.  You can watch his...

The Time to Act is Now: 26 for COP26

26 Practical Actions for Destinations to Address Climate Change

Download part one of the white paper, "26 for COP26," here. 

“We are at a unique stage in our history. Never before have we had such an awareness of what we are doing to the planet, and never before have we had the power to do something about that. Surely we all have a responsibility to care for our Blue Planet” - Sir David Attenborough

The global gathering of scientists, business and political leaders at the 26th Climate Change conference, “...

How US Travelers See Vaccinations – COVID-19 Travel Sentiment Spotlight

Vaccine divisions are driving growing health, business and tourism consequences

  • See the research summary on vaccinations from the COVID-19 Travel Sentiment research here
  • See the COVID-19 US Travel Sentiment research here

The Delta variant of COVID-19 is surging across the US and is driving a renewed focus on vaccination rates across the country — and amongst US travelers. The COVID-19 US Travel Sentiment research from Longwoods International and Miles Partnership has been asking questions on COVID-19 vaccinations since early 2021, and we summarize these insights and takeaways below and in the attached research summary...