YANGON, 6 March 2015: Department of Civil Aviation says Hanthawaddy International Airport project should open by 2020, one year after the earlier target date due to delays in bidding.
New Light of Myanmar media quoted the DCA general director, U Win Swe Tun, as saying Myanmar would borrow from Japan to pay for the project located in Pegu district.
The... [Read full story]
BANGKOK, 6 March 2015: Association of Thai Travel Agents’ member companies handled 724,547 international tourists at Suvarnabhumi Airport, January to February, representing an increase of 30.09% from 556,967 visits during the same period last year.
ATTA released its data, earlier this week, based on fees member agencies pay to the airport to provide... [Read full story]
HANOI, 6 March 2015: Hanoi has unveiled a plan to develop ‘no-smoking’ tourism zones in an attempt to build a friendly and healthy image for both domestic and international visitors.
Local media reported the plan will establish samples, such as “no-smoking tourist sites”, “no-smoking restaurants and hotels” and “no-smoking offices”,... [Read full story]
SINGAPORE, 6 March 2015: Preferred Hotel Group will shift from a multi-branded business model to one master brand, Preferred Hotels & Resorts.
In an announcement, Thursday, the group said it was leveraging the strong heritage of the Preferred name making it easier for travellers to identify the singular hospitality experience.
The company is now... [Read full story]
SINGAPORE, 6 March 2015: Accor announced, Thursday, it will expand its Fijian hotel network with the addition of a new-build, Pullman Nadi Bay Resort & Spa, scheduled to open in 2016.
The project is being developed by the Gokal Group, marking the group’s first venture in upscale hotel development in Fiji.
The Pullman Nadi Bay Resort & Spa... [Read full story]
BANGKOK, 6 March 2015: Amadeus has signed landmark deal with China Airlines, flag carrier of the Republic of China (Taiwan), for the full Amadeus Altéa suite of solutions.
To support the carrier’s domestic business, the deal also includes Amadeus’ first Chinese language IT offering to an airline.
The long-term agreement, with China Airlines and... [Read full story]
SINGAPORE, 6 March 2015: Female solo travel is on the rise in Southeast Asia, according to the latest segment survey conducted by TripAdvsior, but being savvy about safety precautions was an essential element.
Just days before International Women’s Day, (8 March) TripAdvisor released details of its Women’s Travel Survey that interviewed 9,181 female... [Read full story]
BERLIN, 6 March 2015: Value Retail is showcasing two partnerships at ITB Berlin, this week, focusing on online travel training and a tie-up with China’s Ctrip.
Value Retail claims to be the first ever retailer to offer travel and tourism partners online travel training for partners sending clients to its Collection of Villages (shopping malls) usually... [Read full story]
BANGKOK, 5 March 2015: The second edition of Thailand Domestic MICE Mart, opened Tuesday, at the Bangkok Convention Centre, Centara Grand at CentralWorld, Bangkok in a move to support local events.
Speaking at the media conference on mart’s opening day organiser, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau president, Nopparat Maythaveekulchai said it... [Read full story]
HANOI, 5 March 2015: Vietnam National Administration of Tourism estimates the country welcomed 756,000 international travellers in February representing a decline of 10.2% over the same month last year.
Thailand’s outbound trips to Vietnam ranked in 10th place at 19,376 trips; an increase of 1.5%.
South Korea led as Vietnam’s top source market... [Read full story]
BAGAN, 5 March 2015: Myanmar Restaurant Association says a night mall will be opened in Bagan to provide better shopping and products for visitors.
Eleven Myanmar reported the story initially and quoted the association’s chairman, Tint Swe, as saying that the night mall would offer traditional handicrafts, regional products and clothes as well... [Read full story]
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