HONG KONG - Bangkok has won the “Best Leisure Destination in the Asia-Pacific” award, according to the annual Readers Poll conducted by Business Traveller Asia-Pacific. Thailand has also received
BEIJING - The Mayor of London Boris Johnson launched london.cn, the official Chinese-language website for London, in the first public event of his trade mission to China.
BANGKOK - Proposed visa exemption for regular passport holders will offer Chinese and Thai tourists more convenience, and promote closer bilateral people-to-people exchanges, Chinese Premier Li
MALAYSIA Airlines (MAS) subsidiary and commuter airline MASwings' flight MH3002 yesterday afternoon crashed into a house in Kampung Sin San, Kudat, resulting in two fatalities.
INDIA'S Planning Commission has proposed a host of sweeping changes to the country's visa regime that will streamline inbound travel, including expanding the scope of the visa-on-arrival programme and
A daily deluge of bad news mainly tourist related crime at Thailand’s top destinations has mobilised travel industry executives to register for the up-coming Safety & Security Brainstorm and Forum, 15
The Thai Cabinet has given the green light to a proposed bill on cultural heritage that will lay the foundation to preserve and protect so-called intangible culture.
Phuket has beefed up its security system as criticism grows that the southern resort is now in the grip of a confidence crisis.
Mandalay Hill’s curators have postponed indefinitely the collection of a fee they intended to levy on all foreign visitors.
CHINA - CEO of Wanda Inc., as well as the richest man in China Wang Jianlin, has already put expanding into the global luxury hotel field onto his agenda, for which he is now seeking overseas
LOS ANGELES - In Los Angeles Tourism Fiji unveils new branding and advertising that positions Fiji as the happiest place on earth. This is the culmination of a new global strategic direction launched
NEW YORK and NEW DELHI - A new study presented at the inaugural Global Wellness Tourism Congress (GWTC) found wellness tourism is a near half-trillion dollar market, representing 14 percent of total
SINGAPORE – CapitaLand’s wholly-owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited, has extended its footprint to Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard economic region. It has won a contract to manage a
NEW YORK - American Express and TripAdvisor launch a first-of-its kind integration that allows Card Members in the US, UK and Australia to connect their American Express Cards with their TripAdvisor
LOS ANGELES - Crystal Cruises has set four new Wine & Food-themed luxury cruises for 2014. New to the program next year will be new guest chef-prepared Vintage Room dinners on each of the four
CHENGDU - Chengdu's newest and most anticipated hotel officially opens its doors today. Located in the heart of the city that was once the site of an imperial palace, the opening of The Ritz-Carlton,
BANGKOK- Despite alarming news in media around the world, the flooding situation this October is far less critical than the massive flooding experienced two years ago. Currently, flooding affects 29
BENGALURU - Marriott International, Inc. expands its brand offering in Asia with the opening of its first Fairfield by Marriott hotel in Bengaluru, India. Known as an established leader in the
SINGAPORE — Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises presented the inaugural Rama Rebbapragada Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Cruise Industry in Asia during the Cruise Shipping
LAS VEGAS - World Routes and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) reached a 2 year agreement during the World Routes event in Las Vegas, to collaborate to advance the understanding of the value
MALDIVES - The amazing new island hotel, Maldives Oceanic Village has announced amazing promotional prices for this winter. Aimed to provide its customers an exciting new destination, it is sure an
SYDNEY - New Australian business, Anaconda Travel Sim, has launched a campaign to encourage travel retailers to sell the low-cost Sim card to their globe-trotting government and business clients to
SYDNEY - The report, released by Deloitte Access Economics, highlights tourism as one of five super sectors which will be of greatest benefit from Asian growth, and making the most of these sectors
KYOTO - The J-Team’s new office will focus on the creation and deliver of the high end incentives and association conferences that the city has become synonymous with over the last five years. The
NEW YORK - World Monuments Fund (WMF) President Bonnie Burnham announced the 2014 World Monuments Watch, presenting a diverse group of cultural heritage sites at risk from the forces of nature and the