LEXINGTON — For many in the tourism industry, the U.S. government’s partial shutdown could not come at a worse time. The week the United States closed its national parks, monuments and museums
SYDNEY - ATEC Managing Director, Felicia Mariani, said there had been some confusion around the previous split of industry responsibility between two Ministerial portfolios.
JAKARTA - Garuda Boeing Indonesia introduced "Inflight Connectivity" service on a commercial basis on board all the 777-300ER flights the airline operates, starting on 2 October 2013. From now on,
PUTRAJAYA - In line with its effort to boost awareness of the celebration of Visit Malaysia Year (VMY) 2014, Tourism Malaysia is touring Southeast Asia this October with special workshops to highlight
BANGKOK- The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau has unveiled 'Thailand CONNECT', a global marketing campaign designed to make it easier for corporate buyers and meetings organisers to sell
China's first tourism law takes effect today, aiming to clean up industry nuisances such as forced shopping, price irregularities and arbitrary route changes.
BANGKOK – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) took significant steps towards promoting a sustainable future for the tourism industry by gaining a seat on the Global Sustainable Tourism
SEOUL - A Buddhist cultural festival has rang up the curtain in this South Korean southern city to commemorate the "Tripitaka Koreana" or "Palmandaejanggyeong" in Korean.
BANGKOK – Collaborating with the best minds and expertise in the field, IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2013 is set to deliver its strongest educational line-up this year with dedicated tracks catered
HONG KONG - Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts received the coveted title of "Best Business Hotel Brand in Asia-Pacific" for the 12th year running along with eight other prestigious awards at the 2013
DUBAI – Emirates’ expansion reaches new heights today with the launch of flights to Clark in the Philippines, the inauguration of a route between Milan and New York, and a brand new A380 service to
HONG KONG - This November marks a huge turning point in Philippine golf history as the Asian Tour partners with Resorts World Manila, the first one-stop, nonstop integrated lifestyle hub in the
SINGAPORE - Singapore Airlines' first aircraft offering AeroMobile's inflight mobile connectivity service took its inaugural flight from Singapore to London on Friday 27 September 2013.
LONDON - After three years at the top of the best value rankings, a 45 per cent price rise in Sri Lankan resort costs means that the Indian Ocean destination has lost its crown to Bali and dropped to
WELLINGTON - The first campaign to target Chinese luxury travellers has kicked-off with a two page 100% Pure New Zealand advertisement in the exclusive Hurun Report October issue - the issue that
BANGKOK - Reflecting the best traditions of “Thainess”, a number of Thai national parks, community development Centres, museums, a Buddhist community and even one sufficiency economy lifestyle
SINGAPORE - Wego, the leading travel metasearch site in the Asia Pacific and Middle East, revealed a study that indicates that the majority of travellers begin searching and booking for their next
SYDNEY - Tourism Australia has partnered with British newspaper The Times to create a series of six editorial features, promoting the Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series to be held in Australia in November
GUILIN - The joint commissioning and integrated testing of the Guilin-Liuzhou section of Hengyang-Liuzhou high-speed railway started on July 19, 2013. The Guilin–Liuzhou high-speed rail is expected to
GINGDAO - A launching ceremony was held for the Qingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis, a film and television industry project with the world's largest investment funded by a total investment of more than
BANGALORE- Plaza Premium Lounge announced its opening at the Bengaluru International Airport, by the end of 2013. The company will open two pay-in-lounges and one day hotel at the airport.
BANGKOK - Comprising Thailand, China (specifically Yunnan Province and the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region), Burma, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, the GMS single-visa proposal is expected to see a
SHANGHAI - 2013 marks a memorable year for Hilton Shanghai, as it celebrates its 25th anniversary and continues a 10-year partnership with the Tennis Masters Tournament since 2004. Hilton Shanghai
BEIJING - Wanda Hotels and Resorts has announced that its eleventh Wanda Realm branded hotel managed in China will be opened in Beijing on 1 January 2014. As a warm and comfortable dream point for
SYDNEY - Helen Logas, the founder and former CEO of Luxperience, has promoted Lindy Andrews from Director of Sales and Partner Alliances to CEO effective October 1, 2013.