LAM DONG, VIETNAM, 26 August 2016: Lam Dong’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism has issued a temporary regulation governing adventure tourism in the province to tighten safety for travellers.
The move follows two accidents in Lam Dong, one at the Datanla waterfall in Dalat City and the other at Bay Tang waterfall in Duc Trong District. The... [Read full story]
PHNOM PENH, 26 August 2016: Garuda Indonesia will consider starting a new direct flight from Jakarta to Phnom Penh if studies show there is enough potential traffic.
Khmer Times reported that Garuda is undertaking a route feasibility study to assess if it is viable. Based on the outcome the airline will consider options, but it will also depend on aircraft... [Read full story]
SINGAPORE, 26 August 2016: ITB Asia has inked a partnership with the Japan National Tourism Organisation of Singapore to promote the country’s events business.
The memorandum of cooperation with Asia’s leading travel trade show looks to propel Japan up the international business and events destination chart, based on what the two organisations claim.
But... [Read full story]
BANGKOK, 26 August 2016: Tourist arrivals through the country’s main gateway, Suvarnabhumi Airport, have continued to slow down between 5% to 8% daily for a 12-day period following the bombs attacks in the seven southern provinces, 11 to 12 August.
Tourism officials said the decline was not excessive, claiming it was manageable and consistent with... [Read full story]
HONG KONG, 26 August 2016: The Hotel Management Asia Summit, organised by Questex Hospitality Group, is set to welcome hotel executives from both corporate and property levels, 8 September at The Mira, Hong Kong.
HMA provides a one-stop platform for senior hoteliers to strategise and engage in tactical discussions on topics such as anticipating game-changing... [Read full story]
PHUKET, 26 August 2016: Leading global hotel chain Wyndham has signed a deal to manage a 214-room property in Phuket according to C9Hotelworks’ latest Insider News post.
C9Hotelworks, headed by Bill Barnett, released details in his latest Insider report, Thursday.
He said the new Wyndham property would be located in Kalim, with 62 rooms and 152... [Read full story]
BANGKOK, 26 August 2016: Tourism Authority of Thailand invites travellers, worldwide, to join a ‘You Care You Share’ Health and Wellness campaign in Thailand loaded with lucky prizes.
The campaign offers a chance to win health and wellness services in Thailand worth over THB500,000.
The “Health and Wellness in Thailand” Project invites travellers... [Read full story]
TOKYO, 26 August 2016: Japan’s All Nippon Airways said Thursday it is cancelling some Boeing Dreamliner flights owing to a problem with the plane’s engine, and warned of more groundings.
The carrier, the biggest worldwide Dreamliner operator with a fleet of 50 jets, said nine domestic flights scheduled for Friday would be halted so it could... [Read full story]
NAN, 25 August 2016: Tourism opportunities in Nan, a northern province in Thailand, will be more focused once a 114-km highway in Laos from Hongsa to Chiang Man is completed in 2018.
Construction of highway 4B from Hongsa to Ban Chiang Man (Chom Phet, Luang Prabang sub-district) in Lao PDR, is a project undertaken by the Neighbouring Countries Economic... [Read full story]
SIEM REAP, 25 August 2016: Apsara Authority has warned tourists playing Pokemon at Angkor Archaeological Park to be alert and respect all signs that limit access to temples and structures.
According to Apsara Authority statement, tourists are reminded that they should not enter sections of a temple, or site, that is off-limits. “They may be tempted... [Read full story]
HANOI, 25 August 2016: Vietnam Air Traffic Management has recently launched two so-called sky highways on a north-south route to increase air traffic lanes and reduce air traffic congestion on busy sectors.
Local media reported an advanced area navigation system called RNAV 5 is now being used on the new sky highway that meets the requirements of the... [Read full story]
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