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.
SYDNEY- ATEC has recognised the contribution of some of the industry’s most dedicated people through a range of awards and the prestigious ATEC Life Membership bestowed on former Federal Tourism
KOH KONG/TRAT - Children, woman carrying heavy bags are running along a dusty road, barely paved while cars and motorcycles zigzag to avoid them; gaping officers barely seem to care about tourists
DALIAN - Starting January 1, 2014, the Chinese cities of Shenyang and Dalian will launch a 72-hour visa-free stay policy to both destinations for travelers from 45 countries.
JAKARTA - Cruise tourism to Indonesia is turning increasingly popular with the number of calls and passengers jumping by over 40% in 2013. The figure was given to media by Indonesia Tourism and
WELLINGTON - Tourism New Zealand has hosted international broadcast media outlets on a trip around principal filming locations for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
LUANG PRABANG - The 4th Luang Prabang Film Festival opens this weekend in Laos and runs 7-11 December. The festival's Official Travel Partner, Khiri Travel, will donate 40% of profits back to the
SHANGHAI - Jin Jiang International Hotels was honored with an award for "Best Global Communications" during the PRNA 2013 Summit held in Beijing by PR Newswire Asia, a renowned, premier global
PENNINGTON - Cruise Critic has released its list of the top cruise trends for 2014, based on industry insight and consumer habits.
KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) unveiled new features for visitors and exhibitors participating in MATTA Fair March 2014.
LUANG PRABANG – Dr Edward Dramberger PhD, globally known as “The Destination Doctor”, conducted a complimentary one-day interactive seminar entitled “Improving Hospitality and Tourism Sales” at Lanith
SYDNEY - China remains Australia’s strongest international market with a 16% growth in overall spending, reaching $4.7 billion in the year ending September 2013 and a 30% increase in holiday spend,
BRUSSELS - The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) has delivered a report pointing out that Japan remains a vital market for Europe in the coming decade.
BANGKOK - Now that the current political demonstrations have cooled off as the country comes together to mark His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s Birthday on 5 December, all of Thailand’s festive
MANILA- With almost three million people employed in the tourism industry, it is vital that visitors keep coming to support the Philippines' economy, the Philippines department of tourism explained
BANGKOK - ReviewPro, the international provider of online reputation and social media analytics for the hospitality industry, is expanding into the restaurant space. The company announces the launch
SEOUL- This is the second consecutive year Seoul has won the Business Traveler award, one of 60 categories in its annual “Best in Business Travel Awards” survey. First published in 1976, Business
HANOI - Marriott International marks a milestone in its expansion into Southeast Asia with the unveiling of JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi. The property is the JW Marriott brand's third to open in Asia
NEW DELHI - For the third time in a row, Thailand was voted the most ‘Favourite Country’ at the annual Readers’ Travel Awards of the Indian edition of Conde Nast Traveller. The prestigious award,
YANGON – Visa and CB Bank launched the CB Bank EASI Travel Visa card for Myanmar cardholders to use when traveling overseas. This marks another milestone in the development of the country’s financial
BANGKOK - Best Western Royal Buriram Hotel in Buriram, 395km northeast of Bangkok, welcomed its first guests this week following a major launch event attended by the hotel’s owning company, senior
BANGKOK – This year’s IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2013 has proved itself as a trade event that delivers strong business generation, with 86% of exhibitors expecting to receive orders as a result of
NEW YORK - TabletHotels.com, the long-established international authority for boutique and luxury hotels, has launched its Chinese-language version, 'Tu Bo,' marking its entry into China's high-end