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.
Indian online travel company, Smartairtrip.com, has raised US$10 million following the sale of a 10% stake in the company.
Choice Hotels International, the global hotel franchise company, has posted a strong set of full-year results, with record revenues and net profits in 2014.
Sabre has launched a new website solution for the hotel industry.
Frits van Paasschen has resigned as president & CEO of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.
Global travellers are less restricted by visa regulations now than in previous years, a new study has found.
The world’s first commercial balloon flights to the edge of space have moved a step closer, after the company planning the venture conducted a record-breaking test.
Marriott International’s financial results reached record levels in 2014, as the company generated higher revenues and boosted its portfolio.
Dubai’s Jumeirah Group has launched a new restaurant division that will manage its global portfolio of F&B brands.
TOKYO - Komy Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of mirrors for aircraft overhead luggage compartments, will launch a new product named KomyMirror for Cabin Crew in early March 2015.
Tigerair Australia has teamed up with Mackay Airport, Mackay Regional Council and Mackay Tourism to launch an integrated promotional campaign to help lure Melbournians to the understated jewel in