EINDHOVEN - Withlocals, which provides the only peer-to-peer experience platform for local hosts to offer dining at homes, tours and activities to travelers in Southeast Asia, announced the kickoff of
SINGAPORE – Singapore travellers are drawing a line against remaining connected to the Internet all the time despite the nation having one of the highest rates of mobile and Internet penetration in
BANGKOK - The ongoing anti-government demonstrations in Bangkok have been peaceful and are contained within one area in the city’s historic and government quarter. The demonstrators’ main stages are
HERON ISLAND - A new seaplane transfer service has been introduced at Heron Island, at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef, providing guests with a bird’s eye view of sharks, turtles and whales
BANGKOK – Twenty-five rising star travel professionals from 13 destinations gather for the first PATAcademy-HCD on December 11-14, 2013 at the PATA Engagement Hub in Bangkok. The PATAcademy-HCD
SINGAPORE - A snap poll of 300 Singaporean and Malaysian travellers by Wego, the leading travel metasearch site in the Asia Pacific and Middle East, revealed that almost 60 percent select their
UAE - JA Resorts & Hotels will open its first international managed property on 20th December 2013, with the launch of the five-star Enchanted Island Resort in the Seychelles.
SHANGHAI - The Peninsula Shanghai has been recognised as the world's top business hotel for the second consecutive year by US-based Travel+Leisure magazine. The results of the annual World's Best
ANGON – Visa announced that Asia Green Development Bank (AGD) and Ayeyarwady Bank (AYA) are connecting their ATM and point-of-sale (POS) networks to VisaNet, the leading electronic payments network
AUSTRALIA - Accor Vacation Club has announced that their apartments at The Vines Resort and Country Club - will be rebranded as The Sebel Swan Valley The Vines from December 10 2013. Also renamed,
SYDNEY - Business Events Sydney (BESydney) has secured the Pro-Health China Annual Conference 2014, another mega incentive from China, worth an estimated $22.5 million in economic impact (EI) to New
BANGKOK – Thai Airways International (THAI) officially launched a new direct roundtrip flights between Bangkok to Sendai on 3 December.
HONG KONG - Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd. will open its second hotel in Yangon, Myanmar in 2017. With a prime location on the banks of Kandawgyi Lake, the 350-room Lakeside
MELBOURNE - Chief Executive Officer of the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB), Karen Bolinger, has announced the return of Business Events Week, which will be held from Monday, 17 to Friday, 21
KUNMING - Dusit Fudu Hotels and Resorts announces the signing of an agreement with Yunnan Jingdian Real Estate Group to manage a 72 villa hot springs resort. Dusit Devarana Dianchi Lake, Kunming,
SINGAPORE - "Stars of Christmas," an annual community project by OUE Limited and Meritus Hotels & Resorts, in collaboration with children's aid societies, Club Rainbow, Children's Cancer Foundation,
BURMA - Award-winning river cruise line AmaWaterways has announced a new ship and new river cruise programme on Burma’s Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River, starting in November 2014.
SYDNEY - Australian food icons Guy Grossi, Shannon Bennett and Luke Mangan, and Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s (MCEC) renowned Executive Chef Tony Panetta, are helping to ensure
SINGAPORE - The Scarlet, Singapore's first luxury boutique hotel and a well-loved icon by guests and locals alike for nearly a decade, re-opens its doors today after undergoing an extensive five-month
BOKOR - Five Ministers, Vice Ministers of Tourism and high rank officials from tourism- including two from Cambodia who chairs the meeting- came all together to meet up in Bokor, Kampot Province in
BEIJING - The Chinese tourism market has gained momentum in recent years, with the CAGR of 26.2% between 2009 and 2012. In 2012, the revenue in the Chinese tourism industry approximated RMB2.6
SINGAPORE - Avis Car Rental, the leading international car rental brand in Asia, announced that it has selected a licensee to launch car rental operations in Laos and Cambodia. Avis Car Rental will
AUCKLAND - Auckland Seaplanes, which launched last week, takes off and lands on the waters of the Waitemata Harbour in an original 1961 De Havilland Beaver – one of the most iconic float planes in the
HONG KONG – SuperStar Virgo, the largest ship of Star Cruises’ Asian fleet, will undergo a three-week dry-dock renovation from 5 to 29 January, 2014. The 75,338-tonne, 13-deck ship will receive a
SYDNEY - Development of the AUD$1 billion International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) at Darling Harbour this week moved a step closer following the achievement of another important milestone.