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AirAsia becomes first airline to connect Malaysia and Phu Quoc, Vietnam  

AirAsia becomes first airline to connect Malaysia and Phu Quoc, Vietnam

AirAsia has become the first airline to connect Malaysia to Phu Quoc, Vietnam with the arrival of the inaugural Kuala Lumpur-Phu Quoc flight here today, further strengthening the airline’s As......
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New Khiri Travel Website Designed to Inspire the Travel Trade  

New Khiri Travel Website Designed to Inspire the Travel Trade

Asia specialist DMC Khiri Travel has unveiled its new website to inspire the travel trade. The new site at Khiri.com, full of travel discoveries, makes it easy to find solutions for sustainable tra......
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Anantara Hotels and Resorts to Open New Luxury All-Villa Resort in Quy Nhon, Vietnam  

Anantara Hotels and Resorts to Open New Luxury All-Villa Resort in Quy Nhon, Vietnam

Adding a third property to its portfolio of luxury resorts in Vietnam, Anantara Hotels and Resorts has announced the development of its newest villa retreat which is scheduled to open in late Novem......
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TAT holds Amazing Thailand Health and Wellness Trade Meet 2018  

TAT holds Amazing Thailand Health and Wellness Trade Meet 2018

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has staged the “Amazing Thailand Health & Wellness Trade Meet 2018” to promote the Kingdom as a health and wellness destination. The one-day ......
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Thailand visitor arrivals in Jan-Jul 2018 up 11% to 22.6 million  

Thailand visitor arrivals in Jan-Jul 2018 up 11% to 22.6 million

Thailand welcomed visitor arrivals of 22,657,730 in January-July 2018, up by 11% over the same period of 2017, according to preliminary figures tabulated by the Ministry of Tourism and ......
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Dubai, London and Paris emerge as the most booked destinations by Indian travellers in Q2 2018: Booking.com  

Dubai, London and Paris emerge as the most booked destinations by Indian travellers in Q2 2018: Booking.com

As the second quarter of 2018 draws to a close, Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travelers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has identified the most booked destinatio......
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Capillary Technologies Leads Bata's Omnichannel CRM Journey to New Markets in Southeast Asia  

Capillary Technologies Leads Bata's Omnichannel CRM Journey to New Markets in Southeast Asia

Capillary Technologies, a Singapore-based company providing consumer insight, personalised engagement, loyalty solutions and omnichannel commerce has been appointed strategic partner of Bata, a lea......
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PATA elects new executive board. . .  

PATA elects new executive board. . .

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Chris Bottrill, Director, International and Dean of the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts at Capilano University......
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India, China lead growth in January-April visitor arrivals to Thailand  

India, China lead growth in January-April visitor arrivals to Thailand

Led by a 30% increase in visitor arrivals from China and a 17% growth from India, the Thai tourism industry has recorded total international arrivals of 13.7 million in January-April 2018, up 13.9%......
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Vietnam extends visa exemption for Europeans  

Vietnam extends visa exemption for Europeans

Vietnam’s 15-day visa-free policy for European nationalities has been renewed for a three-year period (until 30 June 2021). Thus, effective from 01 July 2015 until 30 June 2021, citizens of I......
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ITB Berlin 2018: Strong economic boost from the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show®  

ITB Berlin 2018: Strong economic boost from the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show®

ITB Berlin reflects worldwide dynamic developments and growth in the travel industry. From 7 to 11 March 2018, the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show® will again be the industry’s me......
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FREE, FREE, FREE: Half Day City Tours in Taipei, Taiwan!  

FREE, FREE, FREE: Half Day City Tours in Taipei, Taiwan!

Who can participate: Transit or transfer passengers with 7- to 24-hour layovers before their next connecting flight, who have valid R.O.C. visas or come from countries eligible for ......
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Vietnam attends India’s travel fair SATTE 2018  

Vietnam attends India’s travel fair SATTE 2018

The Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Department and various Vietnamese travel firms are participating in the International Travel and Tourism Trade Show (SATTE 2018) that opened in India’s capita......
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OTM Mumbai concludes with a huge success, with 98% of them likely to return in 2019  

OTM Mumbai concludes with a huge success, with 98% of them likely to return in 2019

OTM Mumbai, deemed as one of the largest travel trade show, witnessed a heavy footfall this ......
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Thailand Media Briefing speech by TAT Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications Speech at ATF 2018  

Thailand Media Briefing speech by TAT Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications Speech at ATF 2018

Mr. Tanes Petsuwan, TAT Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications, delivered the following speech at the Thailand Media Briefing, held on 24 January, 2018, as part of th......
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TAT highlights Thailands Unbeatable Geographic Advantage  

TAT highlights Thailands Unbeatable Geographic Advantage

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has highlighted Thailand’s unbeatable geographic location at the heart of ASEAN and the Asia Pacific region as a major reason why visitor arrivals will......
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2nd UNWTO UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture  

2nd UNWTO UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture

Over 800 participants from 70 countries gathered in Muscat, capital city of the Sultanate of Oman on 11-12 December 2017 for the Conference, an official event in the calendar of the Internation......
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PREFERRED HOTELS AND RESORTS PRESENTS THE MOST ANTICIPATED INDEPENDENT HOTEL OPENINGS OF 2018  

PREFERRED HOTELS AND RESORTS PRESENTS THE MOST ANTICIPATED INDEPENDENT HOTEL OPENINGS OF 2018

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, announces 13 new properties scheduled to launch in the New Year. Spanning the globe, these new luxury lodgings off......
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WTM London concludes in a festival mood  

WTM London concludes in a festival mood

The third and final day of WTM London 2017 featured packed halls, numerous business meetings and insightful seminars and presentations.   Respon......
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PATA extends CEO Dr. Mario Hardy’s contract till January 1, 2021  

PATA extends CEO Dr. Mario Hardy’s contract till January 1, 2021

The Executive Board of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has extended the contract of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Mario Hardy for a period of three years commencing Janua......
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AVANI HOTELS AND RESORTS TO DEBUT IN NORTH AFRICA WITH NEW OPENINGS IN TUNISIAN CAPITAL  

AVANI HOTELS AND RESORTS TO DEBUT IN NORTH AFRICA WITH NEW OPENINGS IN TUNISIAN CAPITAL

AVANI Hotels & Resorts, the vibrant upscale brand by Minor Hotels, is pleased to announce it will debut in North Africa with two new properties in Tunisia, in partnership with Groupe Chaabane.<......
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GROUNDRocks.com Helps Young Travellers Do Good in Asia  

GROUNDRocks.com Helps Young Travellers Do Good in Asia

GROUND Asia is launching GROUNDRocks.com this week to showcase easy to book community experiences for individual young people, couples, and groups of friends who want to do ......
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TAT promotes ASEAN connectivity with media fam trip  

TAT promotes ASEAN connectivity with media fam trip

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is hosting international media to a five-day fam trip to promote ASEAN Connectivity and travel between Myanmar, Thailand and Lao P......
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Record 2,000 Exhibitors from 29 Countries for Four HKTDC Lifestyle Fairs  

Record 2,000 Exhibitors from 29 Countries for Four HKTDC Lifestyle Fairs

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 28th Food Expo, the ninth Hong Kong International Tea Fair, the fourth Home Delights Expo and the second Beauty & Wellness Expo......
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Star Studded 18th World Gourmet Festival Returns to Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel in A Gastronomic Landmark Year  

Star Studded 18th World Gourmet Festival Returns to Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel in A Gastronomic Landmark Year

During a year when the Thai capital is taking its rightful place on the international culinary stage - from being ranked as the best city in the world for street food and the top spot in Asia's......
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Avani to debut in Mautitius with the development of new build resort and spa  

Avani to debut in Mautitius with the development of new build resort and spa

AVANI Hotels & Resorts is delighted to announce the development of its first hotel in Mauritius located along a stretch of the island’s unspoilt south coast. When it opens in 2021, the 15......
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Maldives nominated for Indian Ocean best spa Destination-2017 at 3rd Annual World Spa Awards  

Maldives nominated for Indian Ocean best spa Destination-2017 at 3rd Annual World Spa Awards

The 3rd Annual World Spa Awards has today announced the final nominees for its prestigious 2017 awards. The Maldives has been nominated for Indian Ocean Best Spa Destination at 3rd Annual World Spa......
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Thailand Shopping and Dining Paradise 2017 receives supports from Air Asia  

Thailand Shopping and Dining Paradise 2017 receives supports from Air Asia

The Thailand Shopping and Dining Paradise 2017, formerly known as the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale, has received support from AirAsia which today organised a ‘Top Shopper’s shopping chal......
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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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AirAsia Hosts The First Ever Santan Food Festival  

AirAsia Hosts The First Ever Santan Food Festival

AirAsia hosted the Santan Food Festival, the largest inflight food tasting event in Asia, featuring meals from across the region.   The event showcased the gastronomical deligh......
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AVANI Quy Nhon Resort and Spa Paves the Way to Rarely Seen Ancient Champa Kingdom Sites  

AVANI Quy Nhon Resort and Spa Paves the Way to Rarely Seen Ancient Champa Kingdom Sites

Peppering the hillsides and valleys around the city of Quy Nhon in central Vietnam are venerable relics of the lost Champa civilisation that dominated the country’s centre and south between t......
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Bangkok Airways (BA) announces operating results for the first quarter of 2017 net profit 565 million baht  

Bangkok Airways (BA) announces operating results for the first quarter of 2017 net profit 565 million baht

Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited (BA) announces its operating results for the first quarter of 2017 which has achieved total revenue amounting to 7,469 million baht. The net profit was report......
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Asia Pacific Destinations Welcomed a Record 597 million Foreign Visitors in 2017  

Asia Pacific Destinations Welcomed a Record 597 million Foreign Visitors in 2017

PATA's Annual Travel Monitor for 2017 – Early Edition, shows an annual increase of three percent in foreign arrivals into 47 Asia Pacific destinations for 2016 to record an aggregate inbo......
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Singapore Airlines And Ethiopian Airlines Expand Codeshare Agreement  

Singapore Airlines And Ethiopian Airlines Expand Codeshare Agreement

Star Alliance members Singapore Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines will expand their codeshare agreement as of 1 June 2......
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 Kalinga International Buddhist Conclave organised by the Odisha Tourism Department  

Kalinga International Buddhist Conclave organised by the Odisha Tourism Department

The three-day Kalinga International Buddhist Conclave, jointly organised by the State Tourism Department, Odisha Institute of Maritime and South East Asian Studies and the Archaeological Survey of ......
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Trip Advisor featured four Indian cities on top 25 Asia list  

Trip Advisor featured four Indian cities on top 25 Asia list

Four Indian destinations including New Delhi and Goa have featured in the top 25 Asia list of TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice awards. "India bags the second spot in the Asia list with fo......
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Thai Airways makes passenger payments easier with Paypal  

Thai Airways makes passenger payments easier with Paypal

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) held a joint press conference at its Head Office with Paypal, making elec......
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FILMART Draws Over 8,000 Global Visitors  

FILMART Draws Over 8,000 Global Visitors

The 21st Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART), organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), ended today. The four-day event is a premier trading platform fo......
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Hong Kong Airlines and Jet Airways ink codeshare agreement  

Hong Kong Airlines and Jet Airways ink codeshare agreement

Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed full-service airline, and Jet Airways, India's premier international airline, have entered into a codesha......
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Cafe Hydro opens in Mumbai  

Cafe Hydro opens in Mumbai

Bhagirathi Group has created India’s first Fish aquarium theme based restaurant ‘Café Hydro. It is located in Rajendra Nagar, Borivali East. Recently It has inaugurated by Educat......
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Anantara appoints Tamir Kobrin as GM to launch the brand's first property in Europe  

Anantara appoints Tamir Kobrin as GM to launch the brand's first property in Europe

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is pleased to announce the appointment of Tamir Kobrin as General Manager of Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort – due to launch on 1 April 2017 as Anantara&......
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Six Senses Ninh Van Bay Welcomes Mr. Ateeb Shrestha as General Manager  

Six Senses Ninh Van Bay Welcomes Mr. Ateeb Shrestha as General Manager

Ateeb Shrestha has been appointed to the role of general manager at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay in Vietnam. <......
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Minor Hotels and Nakheel Announce Management Agreement for New-build AVANI Hotel in Dubai  

Minor Hotels and Nakheel Announce Management Agreement for New-build AVANI Hotel in Dubai

Minor Hotels (MH), a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 156 hotels and resorts in 24 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and......
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SATTE 2017: A milestone for travel and tourism industry  

SATTE 2017: A milestone for travel and tourism industry

SATTE, South Asia’s leading B2B travel trade show, is all set to kickstart its 24th edition. The show, to be held from February 15-17, 2017 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, expects to......
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 Evason Ana Mandara Welcomes Michael Murphy as General Manager  

Evason Ana Mandara Welcomes Michael Murphy as General Manager

Michael Murphy has been appointed to the role of general manager at Evason Ana Mandara in Nha Trang, Vietnam.    Michael is no stranger to Six Se......
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Tourists arrivals to Thailand rose upto 9% 2016  

Tourists arrivals to Thailand rose upto 9% 2016

Tourist arrivals to Thailand rose 9% to 32.6 million in 2016, generating 1.6 trillion baht in revenue, up 12.6%, according to Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul
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Vietnam: An Ideal Destination For Corporate Meet  

Vietnam: An Ideal Destination For Corporate Meet

When organizing a corporate event, conference or incentive trip, there are numerous factors that have to be considered. Cost is often the main factor when considering venues, and of course the pric......
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 The Afghanistan Quagmire: Time For An Exit Strategy  

The Afghanistan Quagmire: Time For An Exit Strategy

Article by : Alon Ben-Meir    Two weeks ago, President Obama announced that the US will draw down its troops in Afghanistan......
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Decision to move TTM+ 2016 to Chiang Mai pays off  

Decision to move TTM+ 2016 to Chiang Mai pays off

The TTM+ 2016 opening ceremony was presided over by Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister General Tanasak Patimapragor......
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 AVANI Hotels and Resorts to Launch First Hotel in the Middle East  

AVANI Hotels and Resorts to Launch First Hotel in the Middle East

Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 146 hotels and resorts in 22 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europ......
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Anantara gives away one Anantara Dream Journey every week for 15 weeks  

Anantara gives away one Anantara Dream Journey every week for 15 weeks

  Celebrating 15 years of inspirational travel stories, Anantara is inviting modern globetrotters to live out their own travel dreams. Starting on 6th June 2016, Anantara is......
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Luxury hospitality brand offers complimentary wellness activities  

Luxury hospitality brand offers complimentary wellness activities

LIFE IS A JOURNEY – BALANCE YOURS WITH ANANTARA THIS GLOBAL WELLNESS DAY Luxury hospitality......
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TIRUN enhances cruise offerings targeted at Indian travelers  

TIRUN enhances cruise offerings targeted at Indian travelers

TIRUN, the exclusive India Representative of Royal Caribbean Cruises is constantly on the lookout to offer Indian travelers ......
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Vietnam tourism ministry calls for more duration on visa exclusion for European visitors  

Vietnam tourism ministry calls for more duration on visa exclusion for European visitors

Vietnam's tourism ministry Thursday urged the administration to double the visa-free stay  for sightseers from five European nations to 30 days to pull in more guests. The visa......
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Myanmar gears up for Japanese airline alliance  

Myanmar gears up for Japanese airline alliance

Myanmar's now jumbled airline industry could welcome another carrier into its ranks.Japan's ANA Holdings and Shwe Than Lwin-claimed Golden Sky World have framed a joint wander a......
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Sirpur National Dance and Music Festival at Chhattisgarh  

Sirpur National Dance and Music Festival at Chhattisgarh

The Chhattisgarh government is set to organise the fourth edition of ‘Sirpur National Dance and Music Festival’, a cultural event dedicated to creating international cultural amity and ......
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