SINGAPORE – Fresh from a successful stint at IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2014, Chic Outlet Shopping, a unique outlet shopping concept created by Value Retail, has confirmed its participation at IT&CM
BANGKOK Exo Travel, a regional tour operator with offices throughout Southeast Asia, has removed tour content from its brochures and websites that offered visits to schools, orphanages and other child
SENGGIGI Just a short hop from the Indonesian holiday island of Bali, a Saudi tourist and his family listen to the call to prayer as the sun goes down on Lombok, the self-styled “island of 1,000
HANOI Hanoi’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism says craft villages have been identified as core elements to draw more tourists and improve revenue.
CAN THO Vietnam’s Mekong Delta’s destinations could attract 25.4 million tourists this year, 2.7 million of which would be foreign visitors, representing an increase of 11.3% over 2014.
LONDON Kuoni Group Travel Experts highlighted the unrealised tourism potential of key ASEAN countries in a presentation to the UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, earlier this month.
TOKYO - A new addition to Japan's bullet train network, the Hokuriku Shinkansen, will start service on March. The new line will significantly reduce travel times between Tokyo, Toyama and Kanazawa.
LONDON - Northrop Grumman Corporation's U.K.-based air traffic management communications systems subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, has been awarded a contract by South Korea's Ministry of
SINGAPORE - Marking his first foray into Singapore, award-winning chef and restaurateur David Myers unveils his newest creation, Adrift, located in the atrium of Marina Bay Sands. Inspired by Myers'
BALI - Asia Pacific Superyachts Indonesia GM, Richard Lofthouse, held a celebrated event in Phuket, Thailand this month to launch the first comprehensive ‘Cruising Guide to Indonesia’.
BANGKOK - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce a new Preferred Partnership agreement with content distribution specialist Red Robot.
The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Face of the Future award is now open for submissions. The winner will be invited to join the PATA Executive Board as a non-voting member and observer for a
The Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) officially opened Business Events Week 2015 - a week-long showcase of the business events industry across conferences and meetings, exhibitions and incentive
MANILA – Upmarket boutique-style Azamara Club Cruises’ ship Azamara Quest has called at the port of Puerto Princesa in the Philippines for the first time. The ship is on a 16-night voyage starting
BANGKOK Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau will propose to the Thai Cabinet, next month, to host an ASEAN Festival, by year-end.
BANGKOK Kasikorn Research Centre estimates Chinese tourist arrivals to Thailand, January to March, this year, could reach 1.35 million representing an increase of 30.2% year-on-year.
LAS VEGAS Wynn Resorts won the highest ranking of all casino resorts in the Fortune Magazine’s 2015 World’s Most Admired Companies list in the hotel, casino and resort category.
HO CHI MINH CITY Specialist tour operator Trails of Indochina has named industry veteran, John Watson, as its chief executive officer.
JAKARTA, 23 February 2015: Indonesia’s biggest low-cost airline was left scrambling Friday after a second day of major delays saw thousands of angry passengers barricading gates and staging noisy
MADRID Spanish five-star hotels are serving up white rice for breakfast as Spain offers quicker visas and seeks more direct flights from China to tap into the surging wave of Chinese tourists.
HAMBANTOTA From a multi-million dollar airport ignored by airlines to a lavish cricket stadium rejected by players, Sri Lanka’s new government is mulling the future of a string of white elephants.
VIENTIANE The Lao government should grant a licence soon to a joint Lao-Chinese venture to conduct a feasibility study on the construction of a new international airport in Vientiane.
BANGKOK Samui’s tourism sector is set to improve with the Civil Aviation Department’s recent granting for Samui Airport to increase its flight capacity from 36 to 50 flights a day late last year.
LONDON There are 2,400 hotels with an estimated 542,207 rooms under contract in the Asia Pacific region, according to the January 2015 STR Global Construction Pipeline Report.
VIENTIANE Asian Development Bank and Lao PDR have launched a tourism infrastructure project which will also help establish provincial and national-level Destination Management Organisations.