BANGKOK, 19 December 2014: Thailand’s Department of Land Transport is once more bracing for the annual slaughter on its highways during the travel peak Christmas through to New Year,
It hopes that its latest campaign, “Slow Down Save You Life,” will make drivers stop and think twice about speeding. Past data showed that speeding and drink driving... [Read full story]
PHNOM PENH, 19 December 2014: Cambodia Bayon Airlines received its first aircraft, earlier this week, according to a World Civil Aviation Resource Net report.
The report said the first Modern Ark 60 (MA60) aircraft for Cambodia Bayon Airlines landed at Phnom Penh International Airport (PNH) Monday night.
The Civil Aviation Administration of China... [Read full story]
YANGON, 19 December 2014: Due to the rapid growth of tourist arrivals and expansion of the tourism industry, Myanmar will establish a Tourism Development Bank to help support tourism and hotel developers.
Eleven Myanmar media quoted Myanmar Tourism Federation’s co-general secretary, Tin Tun Aung, saying Myanmar’s tourism sector has grown at such... [Read full story]
SINGAPORE, 19 December 2014: A year after launching Myanmar’s first prepaid card, MasterCard is making significant strides to support cashless payments channels that facilitate travel and tourism.
Partnering with Kanbawza Bank Ltd (KBZ Bank), MasterCard has launched its second prepaid card in the market with the KBZ EXPLORE Prepaid Card; and its third... [Read full story]
EWING, NEW JERSEY, 19 December 2014: Family Vacation Critic, a subsidiary of TripAdvisor, has announced the top family travel trends to watch in 2015, based on new programmes and amenities focused specifically on families.
“A really promising trend we’re seeing, industry-wide, is an increased focus on families throughout the travel experience,”... [Read full story]
STOCKHOLM, 19 December 2014: Troubled Scandinavian airline SAS reported, on Thursday, a sharp fall in net profits for the fourth quarter and announced further cost-cutting measures to meet increasing competition from budget airlines.
The company posted a net loss of 303 million Swedish kronor (USD39.4 million, 32 million euros) from August to October... [Read full story]
NEW DELHI, 19 December 2014: Beleaguered Indian airline SpiceJet resumed flights late Wednesday afternoon following an agreement to pay cash for fuel purchases, hours after it grounded its fleet and stranded thousands of travellers.
The no-frills airline, one of India’s leading carriers, was forced to cancel all flights after suppliers refused... [Read full story]
TOKYO, 19 December 2014: Looking for that perfect gift for the aviation fan who has everything? One Japanese airline has the answer: a seat from a retired jumbo jet.
If you know someone who just can’t get enough of sitting on an airplane, and you’ve got a spare USD5,000, All Nippon Airways will sell you what it calls a “premium”... [Read full story]
MON STATE, 18 December 2014: The Mon State government has awarded a company a contract to develop a museum, hotel, restaurant and other tourist facilities at the site of the World War II death railway in Thanbyuzayat Township, southeast Myanmar.
Irrawaddy media reported Tala Mon Company Ltd. was granted rights to develop the site to create an international... [Read full story]
DANANG, 18 December 2014: Danang plans to build a night zone for shopping and entertainment in a bid to draw more tourists.
According to Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, the night zone will cost close to USD600,000 to build and will have 200 booths offering food, clothes, and an entertainment area for teenagers upon completion.
The zone will... [Read full story]
BANGKOK, 18 December 2014: Kasikorn Reseach Centre estimates Bangkokians’ spending will increase 8.2% to THB25,000 million during New Year holiday.
The centre conducted a trending report on New Year spending during 25 November to 3 December interviewing 404 Bangkokians age 15 to 64.
The survey showed despite a higher cost of living, 76.0% of... [Read full story]
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