KUALA LUMPUR : Tourism Malaysia is putting cycle tourism on the map with an ambitious Mountain Bike Grand Prix that will tour the country from August to the end of the year.
CHIANG RAI : An exhibition of photographs shot during a hovercraft trip down the Mekong River in November 2002 will be on view at Chiang Rai’s Central Plaza, 29 August to 4 September.
LAO CAI : A cable car system that will take visitors to the top of Fansipan peak, dubbed the Roof of Indochina, will be completed in time for Vietnam’s 40th anniversary of re-unification, 30 April
LAM DONG : Lam Dong’s provincial authorities will soon submit a report on the Lang Biang biosphere reserve to UNESCO to support efforts to win recognition as a natural world heritage site this
BURI RAM : Tourism Authority of Thailand expects new manmade attractions in Buri Ram will boost tourism to the province and encourage travellers to go beyond to explore other provinces in Lower Isan.
BANGKOK : Thailand’s revered but elderly King Bhumibol Adulyadej returned to Bangkok Wednesday for the first time in just over a year for a medical check-up, the Royal Household Bureau said.
MADRID : Spain’s biggest hotel chain Melia Hotels International said Monday it has removed shark fins from the menu of all of its restaurants around the world, joining a growing global campaign
SINGAPORE : Abacus was named best Global Distribution System (GDS) in West India at the prestigious India Travel Awards recently.
MANCHESTER : CEOs of Emirates Airlines, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways have confirmed participation at World Routes Strategy Summit that will take place in Chicago, 20 to 23 September.
BANGKOK : Travel agents gain an edge in managing visa and passport services for their clients, through Visa Pass, Amadeus’ latest solution suite.
DANANG : Danang is now officially Wi-Fi signal territory after a year-long trial, although officials says they still need to make the connection more convenient for tourists and locals by improving
YANGON : Myanmar Restaurant Association says the government will allow investors to build hotels and restaurants near heritage sites but they will have to comply with a strict set of standards.
MOSCOW : More than 27,000 Russian tourists have been stranded overseas, a tour operators association said Monday, as the latest in a series of travel companies failed amid strains over the Ukrainian
HANOI : Vietnam National Administration of Tourism estimates the country welcomed 564,736 international travellers in July representing a decline of 14.2% over the same month last year.
BANGKOK : Association of Thai Travel Agents opened an office at Don Mueang Airport, last Friday, that will offer meet-and-greet services for member travel agents.
BANGKOK : Association of Thai Travel Agents has warned its members to study carefully the draft of the new Tourism Standard Act, while there is still time to lobby for revisions.
YANGON : Myanmar’s Department of Civil Aviation says it will choose either the South Korean Incheon Airport Consortium, or the Singapore-based Yongnam, CAPE, JGC Consortium to build the new Hanthawady
Massive traffic jams disrupted the morning rush-hour at the Malaysia-Singapore border last Friday as Malaysian bus drivers staged a wildcat strike to protest a sharp increase in toll charges to enter
Muslim visitors to Japan are expected to reach one million a year by 2020, triple the 2013 level, as it further opens up to tourists, a specialist travel firm said Friday.
Singapore’s Ministry of Affairs has informed citizens travelling to Spain that its Consulates-General in Madrid and Barcelona will be closed throughout August.
Abacus, a travel solutions provider appointed Agatha Lee, Friday, to head the company’s Hong Kong operations as general manager, after Winnie Lau stepped down from the role.
SpiceRoads Cycle Tours launched a new agents booking portal, Friday that will make it easier for agents making bicycle holiday bookings for clients.
Offering instant confirmations while online, the
Google has signed on the Lao PDR government has a partner to supply images of Laos through its popular Street View technology.
AVIAREPS, a tourism, aviation and hospitality trade representatiive, has opened a branch office Bangkok.
COLOMBO, 1 August 2014: Israeli holiday makers were evacuated from their Maldivian resort after one of them tore up an anti-Israeli placard equating the Nazi Swastika to the Israeli flag, officials