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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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52% of Indian Travelers Plan Trips around One-Off Events, Reveals Klook  

52% of Indian Travelers Plan Trips around One-Off Events, Reveals Klook

Klook recently released some surprising research on what motivates travelers to pick a destination and - One-off events have become the more frequent factor than flight or accommodation deals in dr......
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Drukair launches first non-stop flight between Guwahati and Singapore  

Drukair launches first non-stop flight between Guwahati and Singapore

Drukair Royal Bhutan Airlines has launched a non-stop service between Guwahati and Singapore. With this service, Changi Airport now has link to 16th city in India. This new route marks the first di......
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Japan now has the 'most powerful' passport in the world  

Japan now has the 'most powerful' passport in the world

A new report published October 9, 2018, reveals just how many borders some travel documents can cross. According to the Henley Passport Index, compiled by global citizenship and resid......
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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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UNWTO Highlights Confirm Another Record Year in 2017  

UNWTO Highlights Confirm Another Record Year in 2017

International tourist arrivals grew 7% in 2017, the highest increase since 2010, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s latest collection of Tourism Highlights. Growth in arriv......
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Palladium Hotel Group launches two new luxury properties, 'Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa' and 'TRS Coral Hotel' in Costa Mujeres, Mexico  

Palladium Hotel Group launches two new luxury properties, 'Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa' and 'TRS Coral Hotel' in Costa Mujeres, Mexico

Costa Mujeres – the stretch of coastline in the northeast of the Yucatan Peninsula- is set to be Mexico’s newest gourmet destination with the opening of the 673 room Grand Palladium Cos......
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Freight Growth Slowdown Continues in June  

Freight Growth Slowdown Continues in June

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 2.7% in June 2018, compared to......
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Oman announces new short stay visa . . .  

Oman announces new short stay visa . . .

To bring momentum to the tourism growth and to encourage more travelers to visit the country, the Royal Oman Police has recently announced a new short-term tourist visa at 5 Omani Riyal (OMR) to vi......
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19th World Gourmet Festival Brings a Stellar Line Up of International Chefs to Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel  

19th World Gourmet Festival Brings a Stellar Line Up of International Chefs to Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel

In a nod to the Thai capital taking its rightful place on the international culinary stage with the launch of the first Bangkok edition of the Michelin Guide last year, a stellar line up of thirtee......
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TAT, Sharp Corp launch first ultra-high-definition imagery VDO of Thailands tourism spots	 

TAT, Sharp Corp launch first ultra-high-definition imagery VDO of Thailands tourism spots

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has unveiled a tourism promotion film produced in partnership with Japan’s Sharp Corporation using the latest 8k revolutionary technology for ultra-hig......
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First ever ‘India Tourism Mart’ to be hosted in New Delhi from 16th to 18th September by the Ministry of Tourism  

First ever ‘India Tourism Mart’ to be hosted in New Delhi from 16th to 18th September by the Ministry of Tourism

The Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism, Shri. K. J. Alphons announced today that the Tourism Ministry in partnership with the Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism and Hospitality (FAITH) a......
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KDDI Brings Japanese Telecoms Technology and Know-how to Myanmar  

KDDI Brings Japanese Telecoms Technology and Know-how to Myanmar

KDDI CORPORATION is implementing telecoms business operations in Myanmar, together with Sumitomo Corporation and Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT). As smartphones come into widespread use ......
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All possible steps will be taken to make Kannur Airport fully operational by September – Shri Suresh Prabhu  

All possible steps will be taken to make Kannur Airport fully operational by September – Shri Suresh Prabhu

The Minister for Civil Aviation Shri Suresh Prabhu has said that the Kannur airport will be provided with all possible help to make it fully operational by September this year. After meeting with K......
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Myanmar easing visa requirements for China, Japan and South Korea  

Myanmar easing visa requirements for China, Japan and South Korea

With the aim of attracting more tourists, the Myanmar government will ease visa requirements for China, Japan & South Korea. Media outlets report that the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism may giv......
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Emirates to launch A380 services to Osaka, Japan  

Emirates to launch A380 services to Osaka, Japan

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, will introduce regular scheduled commercial Airbus A380 services to Osaka (KIX) in Japan on 28 October 2018*. The deployment of the double......
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UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism – Seizing the Power of Technology  

UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism – Seizing the Power of Technology

Around 600 participants from 52 countries gathered at the 4th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism (Bangkok, Thailand, 30 May to 1 June 2018). Organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)......
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Record Turnout for UNWTO Gastronomy Tourism Conference in Thailand  

Record Turnout for UNWTO Gastronomy Tourism Conference in Thailand

A record 475 delegates from 52 countries have turned up for the 4th UNWTO Forum on Gastronomy Tourism which opened today in Bangkok, the first time it is being held in Asia.   ......
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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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Over 7 lakhs Foreign Tourist Arrivals in April 2018, registering a growth of 4.4% over April 2017  

Over 7 lakhs Foreign Tourist Arrivals in April 2018, registering a growth of 4.4% over April 2017

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of information received from Bureau of Immigration (BOI). The following are the impor......
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The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali welcomes Oriol Montal as General Manager  

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali welcomes Oriol Montal as General Manager

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Oriol Montal as General Manager. A seasoned hotelier with over 20 years of experience, he has arrived on the island di......
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Banyan Tree Phuket Launches New Taihei Japanese Restaurant  

Banyan Tree Phuket Launches New Taihei Japanese Restaurant

Banyan Tree Phuket resort is proud to announce the opening of its newest restaurant – “Taihei”, Gourmet Japanese cuisine headed by Master Chef Shiraishi. Set amidst the serene Spa......
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Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board launches L.A. insider Specialist training program for the Indian Travel Trade  

Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board launches L.A. insider Specialist training program for the Indian Travel Trade

Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (L.A. Tourism) today launched ‘L.A. Insider,’ a new online training tool for travel trade professionals. The mobile and tablet-friendly progra......
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Banyan Tree 2018 Laguna Phuket Food and Music Festival  

Banyan Tree 2018 Laguna Phuket Food and Music Festival

Award-winning Australian chef and restaurateur Peter Kuruvita will host a weekend of fine cuisine at Banyan Tree Phuket from April 27-29. With his remarkable 3-decade culinary career featuring worl......
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Dusit International Introduces New Hotel Brand for 'Millennial-minded' Travellers  

Dusit International Introduces New Hotel Brand for 'Millennial-minded' Travellers

Dusit International, one of Thailand's foremost hotel and property development companies, has introduced ASAI Hotels, a distinctive new brand designed to link curious, millennial-minded travell......
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Le Palais gets three stars in the MICHELIN Guide Taipei 2018  

Le Palais gets three stars in the MICHELIN Guide Taipei 2018

Today Michelin is pleased to unveil the selection for the very first MICHELIN Guide Taipei, which selects a total of 110 total establishments, spanning 33 cuisine types, including 20 restaurants aw......
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January Passenger Demand Growth Slows on Temporary Factors  

January Passenger Demand Growth Slows on Temporary Factors

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for January 2018 showing traffic (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 4.6% compared to January 2......
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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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Handing over of Land Documents for High Speed Rail Terminal at Bandra Kurla Complex  

Handing over of Land Documents for High Speed Rail Terminal at Bandra Kurla Complex

A significant milestone in the history of Railways has been added when land documents for high speed rail terminal at BKC were handed over by Shri U.P.S. Madan, Commissioner, Mumbai Met......
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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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Disneyland Paris Unveils Plans for New Marvel Themed Attraction  

Disneyland Paris Unveils Plans for New Marvel Themed Attraction

Disneyland Paris revealed plans to bring the Marvel Super Heroes to life in an epic way at Walt Disney Studios Park with a completely n......
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8.4% Growth in foreign tourist arrivals in january, 2018 over january, 2017  

8.4% Growth in foreign tourist arrivals in january, 2018 over january, 2017

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration ......
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2017 Marked by Strong Passenger Demand, Record Load Factor  

2017 Marked by Strong Passenger Demand, Record Load Factor

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for 2017 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) for the year ended 31 December rose......
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Kerala records 11.39% rise in domestic and 5.15% increase in foreign tourist arrivals in 2017  

Kerala records 11.39% rise in domestic and 5.15% increase in foreign tourist arrivals in 2017

Kerala Tourism witnessed an increase of 11.39% and 5.15% in domestic tourist arrivals and foreign tourist arrivals in 2017 respectively, compared last year. Figures compiled by Kerala Tourism......
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JAL, Alaska Airlines expand code share agreement for US routes  

JAL, Alaska Airlines expand code share agreement for US routes

Japan Airlines (JAL) and Alaska Airlines have agreed to expand their existing code-share partnership, which will provide customers with an enhanced network to travel between Japan and cities ......
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Thailands Kai Chon ice sculpture won International Snow Sculpture Contest in Japan  

Thailands Kai Chon ice sculpture won International Snow Sculpture Contest in Japan

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce its ongoing support for a team of Thai ice sculptors to join the 45th International Snow Sculpture Conte......
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Thai Tourism Minister visits Japanese Art exhibition in Bangkok  

Thai Tourism Minister visits Japanese Art exhibition in Bangkok

H.E. Mr. Weerasak Kowsurant, Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sports, today visited a new exhibition currently on display at the Bangkok National Museum to celebrate 130 years of Thai-Japan......
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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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Preferred Hotels and Resorts celebrates 50 years of inspiring travel  

Preferred Hotels and Resorts celebrates 50 years of inspiring travel

Fifty years after 12 North American hoteliers established Preferred Hotels Association as a referral organization, this week, the Preferred brand celebrates its 50-year anniversary of curating exce......
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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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Japan Airlines Group announces flight frequency and fleet plans for FY2018  

Japan Airlines Group announces flight frequency and fleet plans for FY2018

JAL Group (JAL) announced its flight frequency and fleet plans on both international and domestic routes during FY2018 (ending March 31, 2019). In December 2017, JAL announced double daily se......
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Thailand ready for ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2018 in Chiang Mai  

Thailand ready for ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2018 in Chiang Mai

Thailand is ready to host the 37th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF 2018) between 22-26 January, 2018, a......
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15.2% Growth in foreign tourist arrivals in december 2017 over december 2016  

15.2% Growth in foreign tourist arrivals in december 2017 over december 2016

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration ......
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First Four HKTDC Fairs of the Year Attracted 6% More Visitors Than Last Year  

First Four HKTDC Fairs of the Year Attracted 6% More Visitors Than Last Year

Featuring more than 2,940 exhibitors from around the world, the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair, Hong Kong Baby Products Fair and Hong Kong International Stationery Fair concluded successfull......
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Austrian Airlines Looking to Hire 600 New Employees  

Austrian Airlines Looking to Hire 600 New Employees

Austrian Airlines can look back at a successful year in 2017. Close to 12.9 million passengers flew with Austria’s red-white-red national carrier last year, comprising a rise of 12.8 percent ......
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The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Continues Its Commitment To Being The Best  

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Continues Its Commitment To Being The Best

2017 has been another year of impressive accomplishments and milestones for The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali. Similar with previous years, 2017 has been successful for the resort with long list of ......
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Indians rank fifth most vacation deprived globally: Expedia 2017 Vacation Deprivation study  

Indians rank fifth most vacation deprived globally: Expedia 2017 Vacation Deprivation study

Expedia released the results of the 2017 Vacation Deprivation® study, an annual survey of vacation habits across multiple countries and continents. The survey ranks India as the 5th most ......
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Biennial Bon Odori Festival in Bangkok marks 130 years of Thai Japanese relations  

Biennial Bon Odori Festival in Bangkok marks 130 years of Thai Japanese relations

The Biennial Bon Odori Festival this year marked 130 years of Thai-Japanese diplomatic relations, and joined in the celebrations under the action-packed Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018 with two ......
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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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Hello Kitty appointed as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism Development 2017  

Hello Kitty appointed as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism Development 2017

United Nations designated the year 2017 “International Year of Sustainable Tourism Development” and World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) (Headquarters in Madrid; Secretary General Dr.......
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Shangri La Hotel Colombo opens its doors with inventory of 500 rooms  

Shangri La Hotel Colombo opens its doors with inventory of 500 rooms

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts celebrated the grand opening of Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo last week. The launch signalled Colombo’s highly anticipated hotel launch in nearly 30 ......
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BANYAN TREE PHUKET TAKES FESTIVE SEASON TO THE NEXT LEVEL  

BANYAN TREE PHUKET TAKES FESTIVE SEASON TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Banyan Tree Phuket is the place to be this festive season as pop-up dinners, picnics, live entertainment and a host of activities are crafted with special care to cr......
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GROWTH IN FOREIGN TOURIST ARRIVALS IN OCTOBER, 2017 OVER OCTOBER, 2016  

GROWTH IN FOREIGN TOURIST ARRIVALS IN OCTOBER, 2017 OVER OCTOBER, 2016

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e-Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise......
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UNWTO and WTM Ministers Summit: Tourism protests are a ‘wake up call’  

UNWTO and WTM Ministers Summit: Tourism protests are a ‘wake up call’

Over 60 ministers of tourism and private sector leaders gathered on 7 November in London for the UNWTO / WTM Ministers’ Summit on ‘overtourism&rs......
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September Passenger Demand shows slowing growth of 5.7%: IATA  

September Passenger Demand shows slowing growth of 5.7%: IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for September, 2017, showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose......
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Thomas Cook India records 30% increase in domestic tours during Diwali festive season  

Thomas Cook India records 30% increase in domestic tours during Diwali festive season

Thomas Cook (India) Group witnessed aggressive growth in holiday uptake during the Diwali festive season, with a surge of 30% for its domestic tours and 26% for its international ......
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UNWTO, WTM Ministers Summit, 60 Tourism Ministers and companies gather to discuss overtourism  

UNWTO, WTM Ministers Summit, 60 Tourism Ministers and companies gather to discuss overtourism

Ministers of Tourism from 60 countries and leaders from private sector companies and associations will summon next week at the Ministers Summit organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWT......
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Philippines sees jump in tourist arrival from India  

Philippines sees jump in tourist arrival from India

According to a report by The Hindu Business Line, the number of leisure travel visitors from India to Philippines is steadily going up and likely to cross the 1-lakh mark this year. Efforts are b......
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Executive Chef Ian John Thomason takes charge at the iconic Banyan Tree Phuket  

Executive Chef Ian John Thomason takes charge at the iconic Banyan Tree Phuket

Banyan Tree Phuket is pleased to announce the appointment of Chef Ian John Thomason as its new executive chef. The winner of TV show ‘Iron Chef Thailand’ brings in innovation and culina......
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Thailand hosted ASEAN Plus Three Tourism Youth Summit 2017  

Thailand hosted ASEAN Plus Three Tourism Youth Summit 2017

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism and Sports recently hosted the ASEAN Plus Three Tourism Youth Summit 2017, from 18 to 24 Se......
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UNWTO General Assembly confirms World Committee on Tourism Ethics renewed until 2021  

UNWTO General Assembly confirms World Committee on Tourism Ethics renewed until 2021

With a leading role in the recent approval of the Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics by the UNWTO General Assembly held in Chen......
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Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru has recently celebrated its 2nd anniversary  

Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru has recently celebrated its 2nd anniversary

Shangri-La is turned 2 years old this September 24th and had massive celebration. The hotel’s culinary brigade spearheaded by Executive Chef Anurudh Khanna had delighted guests with a......
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Maharashtra Bags Three National Tourism Awards  

Maharashtra Bags Three National Tourism Awards

On the occasion of ‘World Tourism Day’ Maharashtra received three National Tourism Awards 2015-16 at the hands of the President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, here today. These three awards wer......
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Tourism is growing despite terror fears  

Tourism is growing despite terror fears

Fear of terrorism is a major factor in holiday planning – Large variation in safety perceptions of different destinations – ITB Berlin and IPK International analyse global shift......
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Vistara enters into interline partnership with Qatar Airways  

Vistara enters into interline partnership with Qatar Airways

Vistara announced the launch of an interline partnership with Qatar’s flag-carrier, Qatar Airways. The partnership enables Qatar Airways’ customers to travel on Vistara’s domestic......
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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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7.4% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in July, 2017 over July, 2016  

7.4% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in July, 2017 over July, 2016

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration ......
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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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OYO sees room for growth, plans to double inventory  

OYO sees room for growth, plans to double inventory

OYO, a budget hotel aggregator backed by SoftBank, plans to double its inventory of 70,000 rooms to 1.5 lakh by the end of next year to cater to growing business and leisure travel in the country, ......
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Building and enhancing digital capacity at the third DATA event in Japan  

Building and enhancing digital capacity at the third DATA event in Japan

Over 50 tourism marketing representatives from across the Asia Pacific region came together for three days in Mie, Japan to enhance their digital marketing skills through an adventure filled journe......
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22.5% growth in foreign tourist arrivals in June, 2017 over June 2016  

22.5% growth in foreign tourist arrivals in June, 2017 over June 2016

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration ......
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Austrian Airlines to Launch Flight Service to Cape Town and Tokyo  

Austrian Airlines to Launch Flight Service to Cape Town and Tokyo

Austrian Airlines will include two new long-haul destinations in its portfolio starting in 2018. As of May 15, 2018, it will offer up to five weekly flights to Tokyo, and also fly to Cape Town twic......
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IndiGo expresses interest in buying stake in Air India  

IndiGo expresses interest in buying stake in Air India

IndiGo, India's largest carrier in terms of market share, has expressed interest in Air India, Secretary Civil Aviation R N Choubey told reporters today. "Post the Cabinet decision tomorrow, we......
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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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Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for May 2017  

Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for May 2017

Cathay Pacific Airways today released combined Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon traffic figures for May 2017 that show a slight decrease in the number of passengers carried and an increase in cargo......
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Club Vivanova announced collaboration with TWIGA Monte Carlo for a third summer season  

Club Vivanova announced collaboration with TWIGA Monte Carlo for a third summer season

Club Vivanova is delighted to announce collaboration with TWIGA Monte Carlo for a third summer season. Join in for the much awaited and highly celebrated Midsummer White Party amidst the French Riv......
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55.3% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals on E-Tourist Visa in May, 2017 over May, 2016  

55.3% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals on E-Tourist Visa in May, 2017 over May, 2016

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration ......
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Emirates touches down in Croatia  

Emirates touches down in Croatia

Emirates’ inaugural Boeing 777-300ER flight from Dubai touched down in Zagreb to a water cannon salute and traditional Croatian folk dancers, with more than 350 passengers on board. &......
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Malaysia Airlines Introduces Newly Enhanced Japanese Meal Service Onboard  

Malaysia Airlines Introduces Newly Enhanced Japanese Meal Service Onboard

Malaysia Airlines recently unveiled the newly enhanced Business Class Japanese meal service onboard its non-stop return flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo and Osaka as part of its commitment in tra......
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Simon Cheong Joins Singapore Airlines Board As Independent Director  

Simon Cheong Joins Singapore Airlines Board As Independent Director

Singapore Airlines is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Simon Cheong to its Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director, with effect from 1 June 2017. Mr Cheong, 60,......
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China Airlines Celebrates Inaugural Flight of “Buddy Bears Liveried Aircraft” to Kumamoto  

China Airlines Celebrates Inaugural Flight of “Buddy Bears Liveried Aircraft” to Kumamoto

The most healing liveried aircraft in the world is coming! The China Airlines “Buddy Bears Liveried Aircraft” featuring Taiwan and Japan’s superstar cartoon bears OhBear (Taiwan),......
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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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23.5% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in April, 2017 over April, 2016  

23.5% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in April, 2017 over April, 2016

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration ......
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Star Alliance launches 20th Anniversary Mileage Competition  

Star Alliance launches 20th Anniversary Mileage Competition

To celebrate 20 years of connecting people and cultures, Star Alliance and its 28 member carriers today announced the launch of a worldwide competition whereby customers can share their favourite c......
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Tourism Malaysia and AirAsia join forces to promote tourism  

Tourism Malaysia and AirAsia join forces to promote tourism

Tourism Malaysia (TM) and AirAsia, the world’s best low-cost airline signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) today which will see both parties collaborate to promote tourism in Malaysia. ......
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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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FlightStats ranked Austrian Airlines as the most punctual airline worldwide  

FlightStats ranked Austrian Airlines as the most punctual airline worldwide

Austrian Airlines was the world's most punctual airline in March 2017. This can be seen in the latest statistics from flightstats.com for global airlines. With an arrival on-time rate of 92.72%......
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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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China Airlines “Buddy Bears Liveried Aircraft” Set for May 26 Launch  

China Airlines “Buddy Bears Liveried Aircraft” Set for May 26 Launch

China Airlines unveiled today the “Buddy Bears Liveried Aircraft” in partnership with the Tourism Bureau of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, Kaohsiung City Gover......
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“Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs)” and “Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs)” on E-Tourist Visa during March 2017  

“Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs)” and “Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs)” on E-Tourist Visa during March 2017

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration ......
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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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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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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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Lords of Lightning – Frequency Rider to captivate visitors with electrifying Abu Dhabi show  

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