PARIS Confusion swirled over Air France’s plan for its low-cost subsidiary that has been at the heart of a bitter and costly strike on Wednesday, as the government and management contradicted each
BALI The 11th Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, said to be Southeast Asia’s most renowned literary and cultural event, will be hosted 1 to 5 October in Bali.
JAKARTA Organisers of the World Islamic Tourism Mart and Indonesia Tourism and Holiday Fair are merging the two events to tap travel potential in Indonesia and the region.
HANOI Hang Buom Street in Hanoi’s Old Quarter has been declared a cuisine zone based on its variety of European and Asian food, sold at street-side stalls.
BANGKOK Tourism Council of Thailand says the murder of two British tourists on Tao Island had caused bookings to fall dramatically in the short-term for this popular dive destination.
QUANG NAM A bamboo bicycle tour will be launched next month to appeal to cyclists who are also green.
TOKYO - The Isetan Mitsukoshi group, the largest department store group in Japan with a network of 28 stores at home and 31 outlets abroad, said Sept. 24 it will expand its hospitality services for
Hawaii-based Outrigger Enterprises Group announced that it has purchased the Konotta Island Resort situated in the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll of the Republic of Maldives from Crystal Lagoon Pvt Ltd. The
SARAWAK - Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB) recently added two new members to the team: two (2) orang-utan puppets that were customised to resemble the actual Borneo Orang-utan for marketing and
SHANGHAI - In line with Marriott International's ongoing Spirit to Serve community campaign, Marriott hotels in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Kunshan, Wuxi, Ningbo, Wuhan and Changzhou joined forces to
PHNOM PENH - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) presented the PATA Grand and Gold Awards 2014 to 21 separate organisations and individuals at a special luncheon on Friday, September 19, 2014,
WASHINGTON - With major shifts in wealth and economic influence worldwide come significant shifts in global tourism trends as well. For example, as the moneyed-classes in China and Russia continue to
Global travel distributor GTA has signed a new partnership with Compass Hospitality to offer 43 five-, four- and three-star hotels and spa resorts under four distinctive brands – Compass, Citrus,
SINGAPORE – Japan National Tourism Organization is reaching Singapore MICE buyers through a targeted roadshow for the first time in Singapore. In partnership with TTG Events, Japan aims to connect
Buddhist heritage spans a long and rich history dating back almost 2,500 years. While Buddhism is followed by 7% of the world’s population, India holds the unique distinction of being the origin of
The majority of Chinese respondents are females (54%), aged 18-34 years (59%). They are likely to be married (85%) with children younger than 15 years (83%). They are usually employed in high-ranking
Members of Skal International Chiang Mai & North Thailand, located in the North of Thailand, traveled to Yangon, Myanmar on September 18, 2014 to spend a weekend meeting with Skal International Yangon
PHNOM PENH - Over 200 young professionals, students and lecturers participated in a dynamic discussion at the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Youth Symposium on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at
PHNOM PENH - On Thursday, September 18, 2014, a Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) panel marked the opening session of the 6th ASEAN Tourism Investment Forum, during an afternoon of meaningful
PHUKET, Thailand - Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort and Spa will be the newest addition to Accor's hotel network in Phuket, scheduled to open its doors on October 15, 2014. This newly-built 224-room
BANGKOK - Best Western International has signed a new management agreement to expand its collection of hotels in the Philippines.
BANGKOK - Thailand is set to celebrate one of the country’s most unique cultural celebrations, the Vegetarian Festival which is held annually for nine days in the ninth Asian lunar month or during 24
LONDON - Hotels in the Asia Pacific region experienced mostly positive results during August 2014 when reported in U.S. dollars, according to data compiled by STR Global.
Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) took part in the "Beautiful China – Promotional Activities for the Silk Road & the Tourism Cooperation and Exchange Event of Shaanxi and Gansu Province with Hong
Queensland Premier Campbell Newman launched stage two of the landmark historic $2.9 billion Brisbane Showgrounds regeneration project which includes construction of the vibrant King Street precinct, a