Destination Asia strengthen North America sales Destination Asia strengthen North America sales

BANGKOK, 14 December 2017: Destination Asia has appointed Michelle Rust to head its North American incentive travel and event business development for the Asian region. The new appointment offers North American customers access to highly skilled Asian operations, backed by Destination Asia’s existing sales and marketing team located in their head... [Read full story]

Myanmar revives overland route Myanmar revives overland route

YANGON, 14 December 2017: Tourists can once more apply for permits to travel overland from Inle Lake to Keng Tung a historical city around 100 km from the border with China and 160 km from Thailand. The military closed the route along highway 4 from Inle Lake to Keng Tung two years ago, ending a popular overland route used by group tours and even motor... [Read full story]

AirAsia’s Omar shifts role to digital AirAsia’s Omar shifts role to digital

SEPANG, Malaysia, 14 December 2017: AirAsia’s board has approved senior leadership changes, in line with the AirAsia Group’s new digitalisation strategy. AirAsia’s chief executive officer, Aireen Omar, will be promoted to deputy group CEO – digital, transformation, corporate services. Her appointment signals AirAsia’s a management strategy... [Read full story]

IATA: Airlines perform well in October IATA: Airlines perform well in October

GENEVA 14 December 2017: Global passenger traffic in October, measured in revenue passenger kilometres, rose 7,2% according to the latest International Air Transport Association (IATA) results. IATA reported capacity grew 6.2% and load factor climbed 0.8 percentage points to 80.8%, which was a record for the month. October’s performance was a strong... [Read full story]

Air China codeshares with Air Canada Air China codeshares with Air Canada

BEIJING, 14 December 2017:  Air Canada and Air China  announced, Wednesday, they will expand their codeshare services and lounge agreement in time for the 2018 Canada-China Year of Tourism. Recognizing the importance of tourism and trade between the two countries, the two airlines are finalising a planned joint venture, while satisfying both countries’... [Read full story]

AirAsia X launches Jeju flight AirAsia X launches Jeju flight

JEJU, 13 DECEMBER 2017 –AirAsia X has launched flights to the South Korean island of Jeju, Tuesday. Flight D7 501 on an Airbus A330-300 landed at Jeju International Airport, Tuesday, making AirAsia X, the only airline with direct connections between Kuala Lumpur and the popular tourist largest island off the coast of the Korean Peninsula. Jeju is... [Read full story]

New book launch New book launch

CHIANG RAI, 14 December 2017: Knowledge Media Group will release its latest guidebook, ‘The Best of Myanmar’ at a book launch, 27 December, hosted by Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake, Yangon. Publisher, Jaffee Yee, describes Best of Myanmar  as a “premium armchair travel guide to showcase as much as possible all of the best Myanmar has to offer.” Content... [Read full story]

Brexit: Britain cannot avoid EU rules Brexit: Britain cannot avoid EU rules

BRUSSELS, 14 December 2017: The EU must make Britain’s air industry sign up to the bloc’s environment rules if it wants to keep access to European skies after Brexit, a campaign group warned in a report Wednesday. Airlines should stay in the EU’s emissions trading scheme and follow rules against subsidies to prevent Britain becoming... [Read full story]

Australia tough on sex tourism Australia tough on sex tourism

SYDNEY, 14 December 2017: A registered child sex offender was stopped at an Australian airport, Wednesday, within hours of new laws designed to prevent convicted paedophiles from travelling overseas coming into effect. It is now an offence for registered child sex offenders — those convicted of the most serious forms of abuse in Australia —... [Read full story]

Jetstar taps Travelport’s agents Jetstar taps Travelport’s agents

SINGAPORE, 13 December 2017: Travelport has signed a multi-year agreement with Jetstar Group, that will allow the airline to tap a network of 68,000 travel agencies globally. The deal covers four airlines within the group – Jetstar Airways, Jetstar Asia, Jetstar Pacific and Jetstar Japan. Under this agreement, Jetstar Group, will deploy Travelport’s... [Read full story]

IHG expands Express brands IHG expands Express brands

SINGAPORE, 13 December 2017: InterContinental Hotels Group has opened its fourth Holiday Inn Express hotel in Bangkok. The 206-room property is located on Bangkok’s Soi Soonvijai, close to the Bangkok Hospital and a short taxi ride to Piyavate Hospital and Rama 9 Hospital. It should be able to attract medical tourists as the three hospitals position... [Read full story]

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Festive season celebrations

BANGKOK, 12 December 2017: Rembrandt Hotel presents its festive season calendar that feature special dining experiences... 

Fares that take you further

UDON THANI, 9 August 2017: Low cost airline, Thai Lion Air, betters its competitors on the Bangkok-Udon Thani route... 


Best days to book flights?

BELLEVUE, Washington, 14 December 2017: Expedia and ARC unlock tips on how to save money on travel even including... 

Meeting costs rise in 2018

BANGKOK , 8 December 2017:  The overall cost per attendee per day for meetings and events, worldwide, increased... 

Expedia: Travel by generation gaps

BANGKOK, 24 November 2017: Travel trends in European markets gain an airing in the latest Expedia Group’s... 

Travel Deals

Emirates cuts business fares

SINGAPORE, 13 December 2017: Emirates is offering deals on business class fares for bookings made by 25 December. The... 

DFS Changi discounts booze

SINGAPORE, 12 December 2017: From now until January 31 2018, DFS Group, is offering travellers at Singapore Changi... 

Flight delay perk

SINGAPORE, 12 December 2017: Mastercard Platinum, World and World Elite cardholders can now travel with greater... 

Travel Logs

Smart is good, child-friendly is better

BANGKOK, 12 December 2017:Airport customer relations were in the news when AirAsia’s founder challenged the management... 

A slow stretched out launch in Boracay

MANILA, 6 December 2017:  Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts claims it is setting new hospitality standards in Boracay,... 

Too much of a good thing

BANGKOK, 4 December 2017: Thailand’s new Minister of Tourism and Sports, Weerasak Kowsurat, will have his work...