BANGKOK, 3 March 2015: TTR Weekly talks to Arnoma Grand’s general manager and director of operations Eric Brand about the hotel’s renovations.
Q.How do you view business prospects, this year for an independent hotel in a very competitive tourist district?
With all the new properties that have come into the market recently, and with more on the... [Read full story]
HANOI, 3 March 2015: Vietnam Airlines says it wants to purchase an entire passenger terminal at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport.
Local media reported the existence of a document signed by the airline’s board chairman, Pham Viet Thanh, that says the airline is ready to buy Terminal T1, which now serves domestic flights, at Noi Bai airport.... [Read full story]
BANGKOK, 3 March 2015: Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) again joins forces with Visa International (VISA) to organise the “Thailand Splash and Spice” campaign that runs from now to the end of May.
This year’ campaign has been extended to cover three months including the summer school holidays and the Thai New Year periods (Songkran).
The event... [Read full story]
SINGAPORE, 3 March 2015: Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group reported strong 2014 results with 57 openings, 84 signings and system wide revenues of USD7.8 billion, a 4% increase compared to last year.
“It was a successful year with tremendous growth, development momentum, revenue increases and the launch of two new brands,” said Carlson chief operating... [Read full story]
BANGKOK, 3 March 2015: Details of a new tourism marketing strategy and action plan for the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) were released 27 February at a workshop supported by the Asian Development Bank and the Thailand Ministry of Tourism and Sports.
Consultations on the strategy and action plan took place 26 to 27 February with the participation of... [Read full story]
ATTAPEU, 3 March 2015: Construction of the Attapeu International Airport is now 90% complete and is expected to open for the first flight soon.
According to an earlier report the airport was supposed to be ready for flights by May.
Lao News Agency reported construction began in 2013 and once completed the airport should contribute to provincial socio-economic... [Read full story]
SINGAPORE, 3 March 2015: Abacus announced, Monday, a comprehensive partnership with Jet Airways that will broaden the Indian carrier’s reach while increasing its control over connecting segments.
The new multi-year distribution agreement, which includes the latest Abacus Journey Data and Married Segment solutions, will assist Jet Airways in developing... [Read full story]
BANGKOK, 3 March 2015: Makha Bucha, an important religious celebration in the Buddhist calendar, falls on 4 March, the full-moon day of the third lunar month.
The religious holiday is designated a public holiday in most Mekong Region countries such as Thailand, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia, where Buddhism holds sway.
Buddhists attend ceremonies that venerate... [Read full story]
CHIANG MAI, 3 March 2015: Chiang Mai International Airport will expand to increase its capacity to accommodate a boom in passenger traffic.
Airports of Thailand’s Regional Airports’ senior executive vice president, Samai Chantorn, said the company has a plan to expand capacity by 2016.
The first task, which is already underway, is the extension... [Read full story]
BURI RAM, 2 March 2015: Thai AirAsia will start daily flights connecting Bangkok (Don Mueang Airport) with Buri Ram effective 2 April.
The airline’s commercial director, Santisuk Klongchaiya, said since the start of 2015 the airline has been adding domestic flights to strengthen its network of connections.
“Don Mueang-Buri Ram is the fourth... [Read full story]
VIENTIANE, 2 March 2015: A new shopping centre in Vientiane will officially open, 28 March, sporting a hotel, long-stay residences and entertainment such as cinemas.
Lao News Agency quoted the Krittaphong Group director, Oulathay Santikhongkha, as saying that construction of the Vientiane Centre is now complete and will be ready to open by the end... [Read full story]
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