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The UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook focus on sustainable tourism  

The UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook focus on sustainable tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the People’s Government of Guilin of China held the 11th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook ......
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Upward Trend for Passenger Volume of 13.9 Percent Compared to the Previous Year  

Upward Trend for Passenger Volume of 13.9 Percent Compared to the Previous Year

Austrian Airlines carried a total of more than 9.8 million passengers in the first three quarters of 2017, comprising a rise of 13.9 percent. The flight offering in available seat kilometers (ASK) ......
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Flight Centre Travel Group opens its first retail store in Ludhiana  

Flight Centre Travel Group opens its first retail store in Ludhiana

Flight Shop & Travel Money, the retail travel and foreign exchange brands of Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG), Australia, in India, opened their first retail store in Ludhiana. With the ......
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73% travellers planning shorter getaways this festive season: Yatra Survey  

73% travellers planning shorter getaways this festive season: Yatra Survey

Yatra.com, conducted its annual festive survey highlighting the travel trends for this festive season. The survey conducted amongst 2700 respondents reveal......
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Guiddoo launches B2B products for Small to Mid Sized Travel Players  

Guiddoo launches B2B products for Small to Mid Sized Travel Players

From Mom and Pop Travel Consultants to established Travel Agencies - which still handle 60%+ Indian Holiday Travellers - Technology has been a major painpoint in the Indian B2B Travel space. Despit......
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Tourism Authority of Thailand launches official WeChat Visit Thailand application for Chinese tourists	 

Tourism Authority of Thailand launches official WeChat Visit Thailand application for Chinese tourists

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched an official WeChat ‘Visit Thailand’ application for Chinese tourists, adding the popular Mandarin Chinese social media platform to e......
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AirAsia Group CEO set to speak at next PATA Youth Symposium in Macao SAR  

AirAsia Group CEO set to speak at next PATA Youth Symposium in Macao SAR

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes is set to speak at the forthcoming PATA Youth Symposium in Macao SAR, hosted by the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT).   Organised by the Ass......
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Monaco from the Heart of Kashi  

Monaco from the Heart of Kashi" by Amit Aggarwal created a cultural connect at Lakme Fashion Week

Monaco Tourism brought the incredible collection by fantasy designer Amit Aggarwal at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017. The ensembles were a masterly showcase of craftsmanship, style, ......
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13th ATOAI Convention to be held in Kumarakom, Kerala from Sept 18-21  

13th ATOAI Convention to be held in Kumarakom, Kerala from Sept 18-21

The Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) will hold its 13th Annual Convention at Backwaters Ripples Resort, Kumarakom, Kerala from September 18 - 21, 2017. The theme for this year&......
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Upward Trend for Passenger Volume in July: +14.8% Compared to the Previous Year  

Upward Trend for Passenger Volume in July: +14.8% Compared to the Previous Year

Austrian Airlines further increased its passenger volume in the month of July 2017: Austria’s red-white-red carrier transported close to 1.4 million passengers, corresponding to a rise of 14.......
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Strong demand growth continues in June : IATA  

Strong demand growth continues in June : IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for June showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 7.8% compare......
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Austrian Airlines Increases Earnings and Raises Forecast for 2017  

Austrian Airlines Increases Earnings and Raises Forecast for 2017

Austrian Airlines generated considerably higher earnings than expected in the first half of 2017. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) totaled EUR 8 million, comprising a year-on-year rise of ......
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Traffic Results for the first half of 2017: Additional 690,000 Passengers flew with Austrian Airlines  

Traffic Results for the first half of 2017: Additional 690,000 Passengers flew with Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines carried almost 5.8 million passengers in the period January to June 2017, comprising an increase of around 690,000 passengers or 13.5 percent in a year-on-year comparison. This gr......
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New tableware for Lufthansa Economy Class  

New tableware for Lufthansa Economy Class

Timeless, modern and high quality - Lufthansa is now serving its guests in Economy Class meals and drinks on new tableware on all intercontinental flights. With a clear use of form and elegant, con......
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Sports and Leisure Expo to Debut Alongside Hong Kong Book Fair  

Sports and Leisure Expo to Debut Alongside Hong Kong Book Fair

The inaugural Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), will be held 21-25 July at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. More than 9......
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Thailand Travel Mart 2017 ends successful two-year run in Chiang Mai, moves to Pattaya in 2018	 

Thailand Travel Mart 2017 ends successful two-year run in Chiang Mai, moves to Pattaya in 2018

Thailand’s main travel trade show, the Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion (TTM+) has ended a successful two-year run in the Northern capital of Chiang M......
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Visit the Taiwan Hot Air Balloon Festival   

Visit the Taiwan Hot Air Balloon Festival

Big, beautiful, colorful hot air balloons dreamily float through the air as tourists hasten to catch a glimpse of their splendor or ride them through the skies, taking in the beauty of the valley b......
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Hotels.com reveals the 2017 India Edition of the Monsoon Travel Hotlist  

Hotels.com reveals the 2017 India Edition of the Monsoon Travel Hotlist

While the peak summer travel season may have reached its flag end, Indian travelers have already geared up for their Monsoon getaways. Traditionally not considered a preferred travel period, Monsoo......
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Rishi Puri, VP, Lords Hotels and Resorts Awarded ‘Operations Head Of The Year’  

Rishi Puri, VP, Lords Hotels and Resorts Awarded ‘Operations Head Of The Year’

In the recently concluded Hospitality Leaders’ Industry Choice Awards, Mr Rishi Puri, Vice President, Lords Hotels & Resorts was unanimously voted as the ‘Operations Head Of The Yea......
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Significant Drop In ARRs and Declining FTAs Are Resulting In Poor Growth For Hotels  

Significant Drop In ARRs and Declining FTAs Are Resulting In Poor Growth For Hotels

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) has strongly contradicted recent surveys suggesting that the Indian hotel industry may have come out of a decade long slumber. The asso......
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NSDC signs MoU with BIRD ACADEMY for skilling of unemployed youth in the aviation and aerospace sector  

NSDC signs MoU with BIRD ACADEMY for skilling of unemployed youth in the aviation and aerospace sector

An MoU was signed between National Skill Development Corporation and Bird Academy on the 1st of June 2017 in New Delhi, with regards to skilling of unemployed youth in the aviation and aerospace Se......
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FASHIONALLY.com x WAGAMAMA PLAYGROUND Pop-up Store to Support Local Design  

FASHIONALLY.com x WAGAMAMA PLAYGROUND Pop-up Store to Support Local Design

FASHIONALLY, a local online fashion communication hub supported by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), will set up a pop-up store from 8 to 21 June to promote local fashion brands at d......
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Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for April 2017  

Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for April 2017

Cathay Pacific Airways today released combined Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon traffic figures for April 2017 that show an increase in both the number of passengers carried and the volume of cargo......
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105th UNWTO Executive Council meeting concludes in Madrid  

105th UNWTO Executive Council meeting concludes in Madrid

Madrid, Spain, hosted the 105th meeting of the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) between 11 and 12 May. The Meeting focused on current trends and challenges facing the tou......
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Turkey to woo Bollywood to shoot in its exotic locations  

Turkey to woo Bollywood to shoot in its exotic locations

Days after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged to increase people-to-people contacts, Ankara is readying policy incentives to woo Bollywood to Tur......
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Hong Kong Gifts and Premium Fair and Printing and Packaging Fair Attract 62,000 Buyers  

Hong Kong Gifts and Premium Fair and Printing and Packaging Fair Attract 62,000 Buyers

The 32nd Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), concluded yesterday at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The concurrent 12th......
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UNWTO Commission for Africa analyses the potential of Chinese tourism in the continent  

UNWTO Commission for Africa analyses the potential of Chinese tourism in the continent

Attended by 21 tourism Ministers from the African continent, the UNWTO Regional Commission for Africa has become the best platform to discuss tourism trends in the continent and the potential that ......
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GCC turns to China and India to boost growth in tourism receipts  

GCC turns to China and India to boost growth in tourism receipts

Major tourism destinations in the GCC will increase efforts to target Indian and Chinese inbound tourists, as regional and international guests from Europe continue to feel the acute fina......
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Date set for 2017 PATA Global Insights Conference in Auckland  

Date set for 2017 PATA Global Insights Conference in Auckland

The PATA Global Insights Conference (PGIC) returns to Auckland on Friday, 29 September 2017<......
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Israel Tourism records 49% increase in Indian tourists in 2 years  

Israel Tourism records 49% increase in Indian tourists in 2 years

Israel has witnessed a growth of 49% in Indian arrivals from January to March, 2017 vis-à-vis the same period in 2015. More than 8,300 Indians have already visited Israel i......
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Thailand to launch MICHELIN Guide Bangkok to promote Tourism  

Thailand to launch MICHELIN Guide Bangkok to promote Tourism

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has entered into a partnership with Michelin Travel Partner to publish a Bangkok edition of the prestigious Michelin Guide. The aim is to allow food lo......
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United Airlines Reports First-Quarter 2017 Performance  

United Airlines Reports First-Quarter 2017 Performance

United Airlines (UAL) announced its first-quarter 2017 financial results.   UAL reported first-quarter net income of  Read More >>
.  .  .Oman’s Tourism Goes Hyperlocal.  .  .  

. . .Oman’s Tourism Goes Hyperlocal. . .

The cheap package holiday, bucket and spade culture and jetting off for two weeks of sun, sand and souvenirs is on the decline suggests Taleb Al Makhmari, Director General, Marketing & Media at......
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TCA Abu Dhabi Leads Its Largest Ever Delegation To Arabian Travel Market To Boost Inbound Tourism  

TCA Abu Dhabi Leads Its Largest Ever Delegation To Arabian Travel Market To Boost Inbound Tourism

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) is leading the largest delegation it has ever taken to the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) later this month in a bid to capitalise and in......
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Karnataka Tourism kick-start a brand new campaign “The Year of the Wild”  

Karnataka Tourism kick-start a brand new campaign “The Year of the Wild”

“The Year of the Wild”, a brand new campaign, to kick-start the year, was launched by Chief Minister Sri. Siddaramaiah in the presence of Sri. Priyank Kharge, Minister of State for IT, ......
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Travellers are now taking short breaks throughout the year  

Travellers are now taking short breaks throughout the year

According to the summer survey 2017 by Yatra, Small is suddenly big, when it comes to holidays. With 59.9% of Indian vacationers opting for 2-3 short breaks in a year, compared with 30.6% choosing ......
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Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority Outlines 2017 Strategy  

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority Outlines 2017 Strategy

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), which develops the emirate’s tourism infrastructure and initiates its domestic and overseas promotions, has outlined its ......
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Traffic Results for January-March 2017: Austrian Airlines Carried More Passengers in Q1 2017  

Traffic Results for January-March 2017: Austrian Airlines Carried More Passengers in Q1 2017

Austrian Airlines carried almost 2.2 million passengers in the period January to March 2017, comprising a rise of 6.6 percent in a year-on-year comparison. This increase is mainly due to the ......
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. . .Conference on Digitization of Railway Supply Chain . . .  

. . .Conference on Digitization of Railway Supply Chain . . .

Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated the Conference on "Digitization of Railway Supply Chain - A Leap forward in Ease of Doing Business" organized by Ministry of Rail......
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Jordan announces India arrival figures, unprecedented growth of 18.40%  

Jordan announces India arrival figures, unprecedented growth of 18.40%

  The Jordan Tourism Board has announced the 2016 Indian arrival figures to Jordan. In a unprecedented trend, the same day visitor arrivals from India has declined by 4.50%, which indi......
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TAAI in association with US Consulate organises Visa and MICE session for members  

TAAI in association with US Consulate organises Visa and MICE session for members

The Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) (Western Region) in association with the US Consulate Mumbai organised a session for its members on US Visas (B1 and B2) and MICE opportunities i......
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PATA creates new boundaries of adventure tourism in Luoyang, Henan, China  

PATA creates new boundaries of adventure tourism in Luoyang, Henan, China

The PATA Adventure Travel Conference and Mart 2017 (ATCM 2017) in conjunction with the Luoyang Adventure Tourism and Equipment Expo ended on Monday, April 4, 2017 in Lu......
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. . . TAAI and Air India Meeting Yield Results . .                  .                                                     

. . . TAAI and Air India Meeting Yield Results . . .

Air India agreed to the proposal from TAAI, that they must remunerate ALL IATA agencies irrespective of their size, for the sale of all Domestic & International Passages. <......
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International Tourists to the European Union reach almost half a billion in 2016  

International Tourists to the European Union reach almost half a billion in 2016

International tourist arrivals to the European Union increased by 4% in 2016, reaching almost 500 million or 40% of......
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First eTravel World at ITB China 2017  

First eTravel World at ITB China 2017

The eTravel World is a new dedicated area at ITB China connecting established, start-up online focus......
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Garuda Indonesia Group books Net Income of US$9.35 Million for 2016, Maintaining Positive Performance  

Garuda Indonesia Group books Net Income of US$9.35 Million for 2016, Maintaining Positive Performance

National airline PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (GIAA.JK) and its subsidiaries maintained positive performance throughout 2016 with a net profit of US$9.36 Mil, or the equivalent of IDR 12......
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JLL is Top Real Estate Investment Advisory Firm in Asia Pacific for Sixth Year in a Row  

JLL is Top Real Estate Investment Advisory Firm in Asia Pacific for Sixth Year in a Row

JLL is the number one real estate investment advisory firm in Asia Pacific for the sixth consecutive year, based on data published by Real Capital Analytics (RCA), an independent body that an......
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FDI Inflows into India Jump 18% when global FDI inflows fell  

FDI Inflows into India Jump 18% when global FDI inflows fell

Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows into India in 2016 jumped by 18% to a record US$46.4 billion, at a time when global FDI inflows fell. According to the data released by the Department of Ind......
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Diverse and Dynamic range of speakers confirmed for PATA Annual Summit 2017  

Diverse and Dynamic range of speakers confirmed for PATA Annual Summit 2017

Influential tourism experts, innovators and international thought leaders are set to explore future travel and tourism trends at the PATA Annual Summit 2017 in Negombo, Sri Lanka.
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WTM and Global Wellness Institute announce strategic partnership  

WTM and Global Wellness Institute announce strategic partnership

The World Travel Market portfolio of events and the Global Wellness Institute have agreed upon a strategic partnership, which will start at Arabian Travel ......
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Jet Airways featured amongst the top 200 most influential brands in the world  

Jet Airways featured amongst the top 200 most influential brands in the world

Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premier international airline, has been featured as one of the Top 200 Most Influential Brands in the World by Richtopia, a leading digital ......
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Jerusalem's International Convention Center ranked among world's top 10  

Jerusalem's International Convention Center ranked among world's top 10

Business Destinations Magazine have just released their list for the “world’s most exciting destinations for meetings and conferences” and Jerusalem’s Intern......
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New boutique hotel, Villa Brown Jerusalem, to open in April 2017  

New boutique hotel, Villa Brown Jerusalem, to open in April 2017

The Villa Brown Jerusalem, the newest addition to the Brown Hotels group, is a 24-room boutique hotel property set to open in April 2017. Th......
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Singapore Airlines places 14 billion dollars wide-body Boeing order  

Singapore Airlines places 14 billion dollars wide-body Boeing order

Singapore Airlines (SIA) (SIAL.SI) announced a provisional order worth $13.8 billion at list prices to buy 39 Boeing (BA.N) wide-b......
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Jet Airways declares another profitable quarter  

Jet Airways declares another profitable quarter

Jet Airways Group today announced its seventh successive profitable quarter with a profit of INR 156.3 cr for the period ending December 31, 2016 supported by rising traffic and imp......
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Indian Tourist Arrivals to South Korea Increase by 27.3% in 2016  

Indian Tourist Arrivals to South Korea Increase by 27.3% in 2016

South Korea welcomed 195579 visitors from India in the year 2016, with an increase of 27.3% compared to 2015. &nb......
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..PATA Opposes USA Travel Ban..            

..PATA Opposes USA Travel Ban..

The Pacific Asia Travel Association has reiterated its commitment to the right to travel as stated in Article 13 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The association recognises that each c......
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NYCEDC Unveils 2017 NYCxDESIGN Programming Highlights  

NYCEDC Unveils 2017 NYCxDESIGN Programming Highlights

  New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) announced 2017 programming highlights for NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s celebration of global design. Now in its fifth ins......
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South African Tourism Roadshows 14th Editioin to Travel to 4 Cities  

South African Tourism Roadshows 14th Editioin to Travel to 4 Cities

South African Tourism plans to set the pace for continued double digit growth in the coming year with its annual roadshow slated for later this month.   The four-city roadshow ......
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Frontline G holidays “NEST ‘N’ MIST” Resort joins the RCI network.  

Frontline G holidays “NEST ‘N’ MIST” Resort joins the RCI network.

RCI, the global leader in holiday exchange and a part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands, along ......
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Goverment said that there is no impact of note ban on tourist inflow in MP  

Goverment said that there is no impact of note ban on tourist inflow in MP

A press release issued by the ministry of tourism on Thursday has claimed that currency ban has had little impact on inflow of tourists in MP.  The release also said currency ban h......
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MoU signed between Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO)  

MoU signed between Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO)

 The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has signed a landmark agreement with the South Pacific Tourism Organisatio......
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More than 2,000 Buyers Visit First HKTDC Lifestyle Expo in New Delhi  

More than 2,000 Buyers Visit First HKTDC Lifestyle Expo in New Delhi

The inaugural HKTDC Lifestyle Expo in New Delhi welcomed more than 2,000 trade buyers during its two-day run on 19 and 20 December 2016, as 120 Hong Kong and mainland compani......
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Etihad Holidays launches in India  

Etihad Holidays launches in India

News courtesy by: traveltrendstoday   Etihad Holidays, the tour operating arm of the Etihad Airways, has launched in India, offering travellers a wide range of......
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Winter travel witnesses 34 per cent growth this year  

Winter travel witnesses 34 per cent growth this year

With pleasant weather coinciding with school holidays, winter tourism is picking up in the country as travel plans for Christmas this year have seen a 34 per cent growth during Christmas and ......
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Singapore, Bali, Malaysia likely to top Indians travel list in 2017  

Singapore, Bali, Malaysia likely to top Indians travel list in 2017

With the year coming to an end, Indians are now planning for their travel next year and Singapore, Bali and Malaysia continue to remain on top o......
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India International Travel Mart opens in Hyderabad  

India International Travel Mart opens in Hyderabad

The prestigious IITM  Hyderabad was Inaugurated by Honourable Minister for ST Development, Tourism & Culture, Govt. of Telangana, ......
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Food, Home Delights, Beauty and Wellness Expos Draw Over 490,000 Visitors  

Food, Home Delights, Beauty and Wellness Expos Draw Over 490,000 Visitors

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 27th Food Expo, the eighth Hong Kong International Tea Fair, the third Home Delights Expo and the inaugural Beauty & Wellness E......
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Indian Visitor Arrivals to Ras Al Khaimah up 23% in First Six Months of 2016  

Indian Visitor Arrivals to Ras Al Khaimah up 23% in First Six Months of 2016

Ras Al Khaimah recorded a 23 per cent increase in visitors from India during the first six months of 2016 compared to the corresponding January-June period last year, according to the Ras Al Khaima......
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. . West India Travel Awards Winner List . .  

. . West India Travel Awards Winner List . .

In its third edition, West India Travel Awards gathered the best-known faces and companies in the tourism industry. The deserving were honoured on August 5, 2016, at Novotel Pune Nagar......
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A Movement To End The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict  

A Movement To End The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Article by : Alon Ben-Meir   The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been steadily deterio......
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UNWTO/ETC Roundtable discusses wellness and medical tourism  

UNWTO/ETC Roundtable discusses wellness and medical tourism

  The Roundtable ‘Exploring Health Tourism’ gathered a group of international experts in Budapest, Hungary, to better understand and explore the growing segment of well......
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 First Puzzle Room in Tiberias Opens at the Maimonides  

First Puzzle Room in Tiberias Opens at the Maimonides

  The Maimonides Heritage Center has created the first Puzzle Room in Tiberias.     Puzzle Rooms, Quest and Escape Rooms can now be found in every city as the......
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According To Forbes, The Mamilla Hotel is the Jewel of Jerusalem  

According To Forbes, The Mamilla Hotel is the Jewel of Jerusalem

Forbes.com recently gave its sign of approval to The Mamilla Hotel, Jerusalem, recommending it as the “Jewel of Jerusalem” and naming it the city’s choice hotel for trendy travele......
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Treebo Hotels Launches the First Ever Standalone Tablet App - ‘Bumblebee’ for Hotel Partners  

Treebo Hotels Launches the First Ever Standalone Tablet App - ‘Bumblebee’ for Hotel Partners

  Revolutionises Hotel Industry with Technology Replacing Traditional Desktop Systems......
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UNWTO addresses the impact of new technologies on the tourism sector in Japan  

UNWTO addresses the impact of new technologies on the tourism sector in Japan

Over 400 participants from 26 countries gathered in the city of Nara, Japan, to discuss the impact that new technologies are having on the tourism sector and how these can help the sector to fu......
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UNWTO Europe Meeting discusses digitalization and new business models    

UNWTO Europe Meeting discusses digitalization and new business models

Vilnius, the capital city of Lithuania, this week hosted representatives of 34 countries for the 60th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe. Discussions focused on major tourism trend......
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Increase of 14 per cent in tourist numbers for Cuba  

Increase of 14 per cent in tourist numbers for Cuba

Cuba's first deputy tourism minister Alexis Trujillo said Havana ended March with an increase of 14 per cent in foreign tourists arrivals to Cuba. This outcome is encouraging for the sector and......
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Israel gives numbers in tourism growth from 2015  

Israel gives numbers in tourism growth from 2015

Israel is looking towards East Asia to China and India & other countries of the region to help drive tourism expenditure and arrivals in the country, as visits to the country have stil haven......
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El Al Israel Airlines rebounds in $106 million 2015 net profit  

El Al Israel Airlines rebounds in $106 million 2015 net profit

El Al Israel Airlines posted a $106.5 million net profit for 2015, reversing the loss of 2014 of $28 million as passenger numbers increased 7.6% over the year.In 2014, El Al saw its pro......
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Scotland drives the British tourism industry across fair ways  

Scotland drives the British tourism industry across fair ways

Scotland's well developed golf tourism sector, reputation as the home of the sport and being on the country's higher golf participation rate are looking as the key factors to its strong per......
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Munich airport reports record earnings of 135 million Euros  

Munich airport reports record earnings of 135 million Euros

Strong growth in passenger traffic and the continuing boom in airfreight lifted Munich Airport to yet another very successful year in 2015. The airport once again posted a year-on-year increase in ......
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A record 33 million foreign tourists arrivals estimated for Thailand  

A record 33 million foreign tourists arrivals estimated for Thailand

As many as 33.83 million foreign tourists are predicted to visit Thailand in 2016, up 13.22% on the 29.8 million in 2015, accordng to the Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT). TCT presiden......
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Public-private partnerships are the road to success of Silk Road Tourism  

Public-private partnerships are the road to success of Silk Road Tourism

The 6th Silk Road Ministers Meeting held at ITB Berlin on 9 March 2016 concentrated on the part of open and private area associations (PPPs) in the advancement of tourism along the Silk Road. Membe......
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Time to get acquainted with the domestic tourist boom of Japan  

Time to get acquainted with the domestic tourist boom of Japan

Japan's tourism boom created a shortage of hotel rooms and made the nation the fastest growing market for Airbnb, with a staggering twenty million visitors to the country last year. &nb......
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Commencement of World’s leading travel trade show – ITB Berlin  

Commencement of World’s leading travel trade show – ITB Berlin

Celebrating 50 years now, ITB Berlin has started with a huge success.  As the Leading Travel Trade Show, ITB Berlin is the foremost business platform for global touristic offers. In addition t......
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Qatar Airways expanding it's route network worldwide  

Qatar Airways expanding it's route network worldwide

Qatar Airways is all set to announce new destinations to add to a already impressive network and reveal a new exhibition stand at this year’s ITB Berlin, one of the leading travel and trade e......
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The World Travel and Tourism Council announces World Visitor Index  

The World Travel and Tourism Council announces World Visitor Index

European Cities Marketing announced 4.2% growth in city tourism in 2015. London, Paris and Rome take top slot, China grew by 32%, while Italy and Russia are struggling to recover.......
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The Food Festival that opens up India  

The Food Festival that opens up India

Foodies in India have a new focus on which to cheer! Drawing inspiration from the culinary trend in India, a 10-day multi-city food extravaganza called 'Beyond F......
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Media Briefing with UNWTO Secretary General, Taleb Rifai  

Media Briefing with UNWTO Secretary General, Taleb Rifai

UNWTO Secretary-General, Mr. Taleb Rifai, will meet the media to have an open discussion on the latest tourism trends as well as the challenges shaping the sector in 2016 and beyond on 8<......
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Renting a car to work seems better to Indians: Myles Survey  

Renting a car to work seems better to Indians: Myles Survey

Why buy, when you can rent it – this seems to be the mind-set that the Indian consumers follow these days, at least as far as cars are concerned. This aspect is gaining prominence in the Self......
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Africa Meeting 2016 buzzed business this year  

Africa Meeting 2016 buzzed business this year

Meetings Africa is a 3 days event being held from 22nd February to the 24th February 2016 at the sandton Convention Center  in Johannesburg, South Africa for the 11th year. Meetings Africa see......
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SATTE 2016 reflects a positive impact  in the Travel and Tourism Industry  

SATTE 2016 reflects a positive impact in the Travel and Tourism Industry

UBM India launched the 23rd edition of South Asia’s leading travel trade show SATTE (January 29th – 31st) at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Dr Mahesh Sharma, Union Minister of State for Tou......
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Fiji launch direct services to san francisco in California  

Fiji launch direct services to san francisco in California

Fiji Airways has announced plans to launch direct services to San Francisco.the new seasonal service will start on 16 June 2016, operating twice a week until January 2017. Flights will op......
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Asians to spend more on travel in 2016  

Asians to spend more on travel in 2016

TripAdvisor has unveiled the results of its TripBarometer study, forecasting key travel trends for 2016. The study is the analysis of around 44,000 survey responses from travellers and the hotel se......
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Forgame and Meitu:  The Grand Debut of 'Beauty Box'  

Forgame and Meitu: The Grand Debut of 'Beauty Box'

HONG KONG, Dec 3, 2015 - (ACN Newswire) - Forgame Holdings Limited ("Forgame" or the "Group") (stock code: 484), a leading company of mobile games and webgames in Chin......
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Singapore Airshow Returns in 2016  

Singapore Airshow Returns in 2016

SINGAPORE, Nov 27, 2015 - (ACN Newswire) - Singapore Airshow, Asia's largest and one of the most important aerospace and defence exhibitions in the world, will return for its fifth edition from......
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KLM “unboxes” its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner  

KLM “unboxes” its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Amsterdam) yesterday (November 26) issued this statement and video: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines......
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Indonesia to target 20 million arrivals by 2019  

Indonesia to target 20 million arrivals by 2019

Indonesia is planning its biggest push for Indian arrivals. The Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia through its India office (VITO) is gearing up to lur......
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Indian Travellers Bank on ‘Cash on Delivery’ Payments  

Indian Travellers Bank on ‘Cash on Delivery’ Payments

According to World Trend Report released on 2nd Nov. World Travel Market London, the report highlights the scale of the untapped market of India’s unbanked population, and how cash-on-deliver......
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