What to expect from the travel industry in 2023: Trends and predictions

The year 2022 has been a recovery era for the travel industry. The post-covid year brought about more confidence and loosened restrictions in the travel industry as opposed to 2020 and 2021. While some European countries still imposed restrictions upon entry, such as demanding proof of vaccination in 2022, many other countries have returned to their former entry model before the global pandemic.

Anissa Helou named the winner of the Foodics Icon Award 2023

Anissa Helou, the author of numerous award-winning cookbooks, has been named the winner of the Foodics Icon Award by the Middle East & North Africa’s 50 Best Restaurants organisation. Helou will be presented with the award at the second edition of MENA’s 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, taking place in Abu Dhabi on 30 January 2023.

Going out with a bang: Travel for New Year’s Eve skyrockets

For the first time in three years hassle-free international travel is possible again for New Year’s Eve – and travelers are jumping at the opportunity to take advantage. Agoda data shows a 29% rise in searches for countdown getaways compared to last year, and a staggering 88% more searches compared to 2020. To further prove travel is back: the number of searches even surpasses the data from 2019 – the last pre-pandemic year – by over 41%.

Rochester Fringe Festival returns to full in-person since 2019

For the first time since 2019, the 11th annual Rochester Fringe Festival returned to full, in-person performances with more than 500 shows and events – including 130 free – in 34 traditional and site-specific venues from September 13-24. Fringe is bifurcated, meaning the festival curates performances – including large-scale, outdoor shows in public places and the pop-up hub One Fringe Place, which features the Cristal Palace Spiegeltent and Speigelgarden – while independent venues curate remaining shows.

AceVolt supports eco-friendly camping with LiFePO4 Campower

The planet is in danger; environmental problems caused by alarming carbon emissions and unmindful plastic waste are getting more and more worse with each passing day. Standing in such grim circumstances, California-based outdoor gear brand AceVolt is encouraging campers to opt for eco-friendly camping travels with the help of “green” non-toxic resources and tools. The company has developed  a state-of-the-art eco-friendly LiFePO4 battery-powered portable power station, Campower, that assures clean and green camping power supply.

Fright is Might in the World of Haunted Attractions

It takes courage to leap into most businesses, but it takes a fearless, burning drive to make a business of scaring the bejeebers out of people. Haunted attractions are only open for two months, requiring the rest of the year to assess new technology and trends and make updates before the following season.

Serena Williams to mark farewell at Walt Disney World Resort

At the US Open tournament, which is likely to be the last competition of her illustrious pro tennis career, Serena Williams was asked what she was going to do next. She turned to the TV cameras and shouted: “I’m going to Disney World!”

Quark Expeditions’ new camping style in the Polar Regions

Quark Expeditions, the global Leader in Polar Adventures, has expanded its overnight camping opportunities for guests in Greenland as part of this season’s portfolio of immersive experiences. Executive take “Camping overnight in the Polar Regions has long captured the imaginations of our guests,” says Thomas Lennartz, Vice-President of Sales for Quark Expeditions. “We launched our […]

Ten things to keep in mind when planning for your road trip

The time-honored road trip is making a comeback. More Americans are traveling by car to visit family and for vacations. A survey conducted in May 2020 by the GasBuddy app revealed that almost one in three Americans intended to take a summer road vacation.