LONDON There are 2,400 hotels with an estimated 542,207 rooms under contract in the Asia Pacific region, according to the January 2015 STR Global Construction Pipeline Report.
VIENTIANE Asian Development Bank and Lao PDR have launched a tourism infrastructure project which will also help establish provincial and national-level Destination Management Organisations.
BANGKOK Four of the top beaches in Asia are in Thailand, according to TripAdvisor that announced, Wednesday, the winners of its 2015 Travellers’ Choice awards for beaches.
KHAO YAI PB Valley is hosting its annual Harvest Festival 7 March.
HO CHI MINH CITY HCMC authority will ban motor vehicles, next month, on Nguyen Hue Street during the evenings on weekends and public holidays, making it the first pedestrian-friendly street.
KATHMANDU Nepalese officials said Wednesday they are changing the route that climbers take up Mount Everest after an avalanche killed 16 guides last year, the deadliest accident in the mountain’s
BANGKOK Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports plans to host the next ASEAN Tourism Working Group meeting in Chiang Rai, 27 March.
LUANG PRABANG Luang Prabang Public Works and Transport Department says the number of tourist boats in the province has significantly increased to over 600.
CAN THO Can Tho city plans to add more free Wi-Fi services to offer convenient internet access for visitors.
SINGAPORE Accor confirmed, Tuesday, it will participate in TripAdvisor’s instant booking feature, making it easier for TripAdvisor users to reserve rooms at Accor properties.
LONDON Irish airline and takeover target Aer Lingus has appointed chief strategy and planning officer Stephen Kavanagh as chief executive.
BANGKOK Thailand’s economic growth slowed sharply in 2014 to its weakest pace in three years, blamed on political turmoil, a fall in agricultural prices and waning exports.
SINGAPORE SriLankan Airlines passengers will soon gain access to cities throughout Southeast Asia and Australia as part of a new codeshare agreement with Jetstar Asia.
BANGKOK The Pacific Asia Travel Association is canvassing for entries for its 2015 annual Gold Awards.
CYBERJAYA There are moves afoot to turn Malaysia into a prime birding destination, a niche market that could attract bird watchers and amateur photographers from neighbouring countries.
LONDO Hard-to-pronounce British place names are getting a Mandarin makeover with sometimes surprising results, Britain’s tourism agency said on Monday as part of a campaign to encourage more Chinese
BANGKOK Samui’s tourism sector is set to improve with the Civil Aviation Department’s recent granting for Samui Airport to increase its flight capacity from 36 to 50 flights a day late last year.
VIENTIANE The Lao government should grant a licence soon to a joint Lao-Chinese venture to conduct a feasibility study on the construction of a new international airport in Vientiane.
BEIJING Fireworks illuminated the skies across China as millions around Asia ushered in the Year of the Goat on Thursday, kicking off festivities with an annual televised gala that got a thumbs down
CHAING MAI SKAL Chiang Mai will host its monthly networking dinner, 1830, 26 February, at Le Méridien Hotel’s Favola restaurant.
BANGKOK Senior officials representing the governments of the People’s Republic of China and Thailand extended Lunar New Year’s greetings to people across China and Thailand at a special ceremony 18
BANGKOK Due to increased political stability, the outlook for Bangkok’s hotel market in 2015 is positive, despite a new set of challenges that Thailand’s tourism industry is facing, this year,
DANANG Visitors to Danang will have a chance to see the city’s sights hovering in helicopter.
BANGKOK Nok Air adds a new service “Nok Transfer” for passengers travelling between Chumphon Airport to town and between Samui’s Na Thon ferry pier to hotels.
BANGKOK Kan Air’s president has thrown doubt on his airline’s participation in the start-up airline Thai VietJet Air.