Philippines tourism grows in 2017 Philippines tourism grows in 2017

CHIANG MAI, 22 January 2018: Philippines’s Department of Tourism officials confirmed the country attracted 6.8 million tourists in 2017, up 15% on the 2016 performance. A delegation of tourism officials and private sector executives is attending the ASEAN Tourism Forum this week in Chiang Mai confident that the country could register 8 million tourist... [Read full story]

JC International flies to Singapore JC International flies to Singapore

PNOM PENH, 22 January 2018: JC International Airlines, a Cambodian airline owned by Chinese investors will start a daily service to Singapore, later this week, from its home-base Phnom Penh. Flight QD675 will depart Phnom Penh at 0915 and arrive in Singapore at 1215S. The return flights will depart Singapore at 1255 and arrive in the Cambodian capital... [Read full story]

Lanmei fills Mekong flight gaps Lanmei fills Mekong flight gaps

PHNOM PENH, 22 January 2018: Khiri Travel Cambodia says direct air services between Cambodia and Vietnam’s capital cities were long overdue, a comment made after Lanmei Airlines established a Phnom Penh-Hanoi route last month. One of Cambodia’s leading inbound tour operators Khiri Travel tweeted at the weekend saying “it’s about time someone... [Read full story]

Qatar maintains Bangkok frequencies Qatar maintains Bangkok frequencies

BANGKOK, 22 January 2018: An advance timetable details posted by AirlineRoute indicates Qatar Airways will continue to offer five daily services on its Doha – Bangkok route during the winter season October 2018 to March 2019. Services will be flown by a mix of aircraft – Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 787-8 and Airbus A340-600, according to provisional... [Read full story]

Singapore farewells WTA Finals Singapore farewells WTA Finals

SINGAPORE, 22 January 2018: Singapore Tourism Board’s partnership in the hosting of the annual BNP Paribas WTA Finals is now in its fifth and final year. With the five-year contract for hosting the high profile tennis tournament ending this October, the Singapore Tourism Board and SportSG evaluated an extension, but decided not to pursue the option. In... [Read full story]

Blog wins shades of east Thailand Blog wins shades of east Thailand

BANGKOK, 20 January, 2018 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand says winners of the TAT Newsroom Blogger Thailand 2018 competition this year will be hosted on an all expenses paid trip to Thailand’s eastern seaboard. The 28 May to 1 June trip will miss the east coast’s iconic Pattaya beach and focus on neighbouring province of Rayong, Chanthaburi... [Read full story]

Mobile updates on India’s festivals Mobile updates on India’s festivals

NEW DELHI 22 January 2018: India tapping the latest App technology to introduce a digital calendar for travel consumers for the first time. The Press Information Bureau of India said the App featuring a comprehensive calendar of events for 2018 was in line with the government’s Digital India initiative. The “Incredible India Digital Calendar-2018”... [Read full story]

Virtual reality on show at Fitur Virtual reality on show at Fitur

MADRID, 22 January 2018: A hotel room automatically adjusting to the tastes of each guest, virtual reality headsets as brochures; the tourism sector is starting to embrace new technologies, hoping to benefit from lucrative personal data. In a prototype of the hotel of the future on display at Madrid’s Fitur tourism fair, receptionists have disappeared... [Read full story]

Thefts shame Manila airport Thefts shame Manila airport

MANILA, 22 January 2018: Manila airport fired a major contractor and announced a raft of new security measures at the weekend after a spate of baggage thefts at the main Philippine gateway once derided as the world’s worst airport. President Rodrigo Duterte summoned airport authorities and the transport minister late last week and ordered them... [Read full story]

UNWTO honours innovative winners UNWTO honours innovative winners

MADRID, 19 January 2018:  Portugal, Spain, India and Indonesia were named winners of UNWTO Awards for Innovation in Tourism earlier this week. The 14th edition named Turismo de Portugal  (Portugal), Ecotourism Trust (India), Tryponyu (Indonesia) and SEGGITUR (Spain) as the winners for innovation. Fourteen projects out of 128 applicants from 55 countries... [Read full story]

Global tourism grows 7%  in 2017 Global tourism grows 7% in 2017

MADRID, 19 January 2018: Global international tourist arrivals grew by a remarkable 7% in 2017 to reach 1,322 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This strong momentum is expected to continue in 2018 at a rate of 4% to 5%. Based on data reported by destinations worldwide, it is estimated that international tourist arrivals... [Read full story]

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Travel Logs

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