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Emirates all A380 to Spain Emirates all A380 to Spain

DUBAI, 28 April 2017: Travel to Spain gets considerably easier now that Emirates will upgrade all of its Spain bound flights to A380 services. In addition to the existing double daily A380 service to Barcelona, the airline will operate a double daily A380 service to Madrid, significantly boosting seat capacity from Dubai to Spain. This change enables... [Read full story]

Mövenpick signs first hotel in Maldives Mövenpick signs first hotel in Maldives

BANGKOK, 28 April 2017: Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has signed an agreement to manage its first resort in the Maldives. The planned 105-unit resort, Mӧvenpick Resort & Spa Kuredhivaru Maldives, will be situated on the remote Kuredhivaru Island in Noonu Atoll in the northern part of the Maldives. It is scheduled to open during the second quarter... [Read full story]

Street food faces re education Street food faces re education

BANGKOK, 28 April 2017: Thai government agencies are easing the fears of food vendors in Bangkok and tourists, saying street food will remain on the attractions menu in the capital city, but it must undergo a revamp. Foreign Affairs Ministry spokeswoman, Bussadee Santipitak, said the planned street food facelift aims to improve public health safety... [Read full story]

Qatar flies five daily to Bangkok Qatar flies five daily to Bangkok

DUBAI, 28 April 2017: Qatar Airways plans to introduce a fifth daily nonstop service from Doha to Bangkok effective 1June. The increased frequency, along with its double-daily Phuket flights and the five-month-old Krabi operations (four flights a week), will take the number of weekly Qatar Airways departures from Thailand to Doha to 53. In related news... [Read full story]

STR releases latest hotel data STR releases latest hotel data

LONDON, 28 April 2017: Hotels in Asia-Pacific saw average occupancy improve 3.3% to 68.3% during the first quarter of the year, according to data from STR. STR said the hotel industry in the Asia Pacific region reported mostly positive results across three key performance metrics during the first quarter of 2017. The data measures average occupancy;... [Read full story]

Dusit to fly flag at JJ market Dusit to fly flag at JJ market

BANGKOK, 28 April 2017: Dusit International has signed a hotel management agreement with Dhanasansombut Development Company to operate the first ever hotel in the heart of Bangkok’s world-famous Chatuchak Market. Forming part of Dhanasansombut Development’s new mixed-use project, Mixt Chatuchak (www.mixtchatuchak.com), the new hotel will have approximately... [Read full story]

Chinese spend more on travel Chinese spend more on travel

MADRID, 28 April 2017: Chinese tourists spent 12% more  when travelling abroad in 2016 according to the latest data from the UNWTO. 2016 results on expenditure from major outbound markets reflect increasing demand for international tourism across the world, as reported in the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. With a 12% increase in spending, China... [Read full story]

Qantas sells fares nonstop hop Qantas sells fares nonstop hop

SYDNEY, 28 April 2017: Australians can now book nonstop flights  from Australia to Europe for the first time, with tickets for Qantas’ Perth-London (Heathrow) route. Sales opened on the new route Thursday. Daily flights on the history-making route begin 24 March 2018 and form part of a new Melbourne-Perth-London return service.  The services... [Read full story]

WTTC names annual award winners WTTC names annual award winners

BANGKOK, 28 April 2017: World Travel & Tourism Council announced, Thursday, the Winners of the 2017 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. The Tourism for Tomorrow Awards honour “inspirational, world-changing tourism initiatives from all over the globe,” the WTTC announcement read. Awards were presented in five categories, which reflected the WTTC’s... [Read full story]

Labour Day holiday Labour Day holiday

BANGKOK, 28 April 2017: Thai workers will enjoy a holiday on Labour Day on Monday 1 May. Labour Day was adopted to give workers an opportunity to take a break, although Thailand’s workers arrive at this holiday already refreshed by a five to seven-day break during the annual Songkran Festival in mid-April. Labour Day is observed in more than 80 countries,... [Read full story]

United settles with dragged Dao United settles with dragged Dao

CHICAGO, 28 April 2017: United Airlines set out to repair its image, Thursday, reaching an undisclosed settlement with the dragged passenger at the centre of a worldwide uproar and promising to refocus on customer service. David Dao, the passenger left bloodied by the 9 April  incident captured on video and widely shared on social media, reached an... [Read full story]

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ASEAN AFFAIRS

Asia DMC launches Roots and Fruits

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TRENDING

Chill out holidays win

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Where travellers check-in

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Travel Deals

Qatar’s pre-summer deals

BANGKOK, 27 April 2017: Qatar Airways launches its latest promotional fares travel to selected destinations until... 

20% off SQ fares

BANGKOK, 26 April 2017: Singapore Airlines is offering promotional fares for travel to selected destinations until... 

Qantas cuts fares to Pacific

BANGKOK, 25 April 2017: Qantas is offering promotional fares for travel to selected destinations until the end... 

Travel Logs

Thai airlines codeshare

BANGKOK, 24 April 2017: Two Thai airlines finding common ground to cooperate and codeshare spells good news for... 

Travel wrecked by a bully and trickster

BANGKOK, 18 April 2017: It wasn’t a good week for consumer protection for US airline passengers and  Thailand’s... 

Thanks India for easy visas

BANGKOK, 10 April 2017: India might be a giant in the outbound travel stakes capable of  challenging even China... 

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