LONDON - New figures released by global payments service WorldPay reveal that Chinese visitors to the UK spent an average of £737 per trip last year – a 50% year-on-year increase. However due to the
CHENGDU - Recently, more and more tourists in Sichuan surprisingly found that simply downloading an application or adding Sichuan Scenic Areas Get Smart to WeChat on their mobile phones can not only
SUFFOLK - Dragoman, the reputable and respected overland tour specialist, has just launched Burma as its newest destination for 2013/2014.
CHENGDU – International hotelier Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc. recently announced the inauguration of M Hotel Chengdu, the Group’s latest hotel under its M Hotel branding, which is positioned at
KUALA LUMPUR - The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre has notched another first by winning the ‘Purpose Built Convention & Exhibition Centre Award For Excellence’ in the Business Events category at the
PHOENIX – Ascend Hotel Collection from Choice Hotels International, Inc., one of the world’s largest hotel companies, continues its global expansion with the announcement that two boutique hotels have
BANGKOK - Khiri Travel has announced new destinations and personalized tour options following the opening of the Mae Sot-Myawaddy border last month. The opening of the border facilitates land travel
KARACHI - Travelport, the leading distribution services and e-commerce provider for the global travel industry, recently gathered travel industry players from across Pakistan for a special series of
SINGAPORE – Hilton HHonors, the loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide’s 10 distinct hotel brands, announced a new alliance with Vietnam Airlines’ frequent flyer program, Golden Lotus Plus. Under this
MUMBAI - Tourism New Zealand has completed the recruitment process for its Mumbai office with a newly appointed Country Manager, Marketing Communications Manager and PR Manager.
HO CHI MINH CITY - Vietnam’s first ao dai (women’s traditional tunic) museum will open next November in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 9. The institution will be the first of its kind in Vietnam and has
MUMBAI - Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that it will conduct its quarterly board of directors meeting in India this week. The board of directors and Hyatt's senior leadership team are planning to
SHANGHAI - Jin Jiang International Hotels won the award for ‘Best Chain Hotel Group of Asia' during this year's 2013 Asia Hotel Forum (AHF) International Hotel Investment Summit at its 2013 AHF Asia
HONG KONG - Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has signed a management agreement with Zhejiang Yinan Group Co. Ltd. to operate a 336-room hotel opening in Shaoxing, China in 2017.
SYDNEY - Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) and its owners, Tourism Australia and all the State and Territory government tourism organisations announce the appointment of a new board of
BANGKOK - Best Western International has unveiled plans for an extensive and fast-paced expansion across Indonesia, more than double its portfolio across the country by this year.
DUBAI/KABUL - Emirates announced early this week that it will commence a daily passenger service to Khwaja Rawash Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan from December 4. The daily flight to Afghanistan's
NEW YORK CITY, 18 September 2013: Boeing’s 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, a larger version of the company’s original 787-8 jetliner, took to the skies Tuesday on a maiden test flight.
ACAPULCO, 18 September 2013: Mexican military and commercial flights airlifted hundreds of tourists stranded in the flooded resort of Acapulco on Tuesday, where looters ransacked stores after two
SINGAPORE, 17 September 2013: Chiang Mai’s 137 Pillars House managed by Singapore-based SilverNeedle Hospitality won the five-star hotel award from the Mekong Tourism Alliance.
The news last week that Swiss charter airline EDELWEISS has confirmed their withdrawal from the Mombasa route next summer, and added information sourced since then indicating that returning for the
TOKYO - AXESS International Network (AXESS), the leading Japanese global distribution system (GDS) owned by Japan Airlines (JAL), and Travelport, a leading distribution services and e-commerce
SYDNEY - “Using technology effectively is a great way for the tourism industry to open doors and connect globally with today's increasingly web savvy consumer,” said Liz Ward, CEO of the Australian
oneworld has become the first airline alliance to enable customers to plan and book multi-airline round-the-world trips via their tablet computers.
SYDNEY - 1888 Hotel is the end product of years of inspiration and so many lessons learned in the hotel industry.