History lives on in Yangon History lives on in Yangon

YANGON, 26 May 2017: Yangon Heritage Trust has recognised the Yangon Stock Exchange building as the latest historic landmark to receive a Blue Plaque. According to YHT, the Blue Plaque installed at the Yangon Stock Exchange was the trust’s 18th plaque. YHT awards Blue Plaques to distinguish Yangon’s top architectural landmarks. Blue Plaques are... [Read full story]

HCMC to redo street signs HCMC to redo street signs

HO CHI MINH CITY, 26 May 2017: Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Transport has asked for approval from the Ministry of Transport to use English on street signs to help tourists find their way around. Local media reported that the city’s transport department wanted to have all street signs in Vietnamese and English. Some tour companies suggested it... [Read full story]

AirAsia add new flights AirAsia add new flights

KUALA LUMPUR, 26 May 2017: AirAsia India increased flights on three services out of Bangalore effective, Thursday, 25 May. From its Bangalore hub the service to Goa will increase from three to four daily flights. To Hyderabad flights increase from two to three daily, while to Kochi flights increase from 20 to 27 weekly. Meanwhile, AirAsia X owned by... [Read full story]

Suicide bomb attack in Jakarta Suicide bomb attack in Jakarta

BANGKOK, 26 May 2017: Travel advisories are warning travellers of the ongoing threat of a terrorist attack in Indonesia in the wake of an incident in Jakarta, 24 May. Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Smartraveller reported that a suspected suicide bombing took place at the Kampung Melayu bus terminal in East Jakarta killing... [Read full story]

Martial law on Mindanao Island Martial law on Mindanao Island

SINGAPORE, 26 May 2017: Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs latest travel advisory, released Thursday, warns Singaporeans to take all necessary precautions for their personal safety when travelling to Mindanao Island in the Philippines. The Philippines Government has declared martial law on the entire island of Mindanao, 23 May, following clashes... [Read full story]

Rehab at the beach Rehab at the beach

PHUKET, THAILAND, 26 May 2017: AKARYN Hotel Group’s two Aleenta Resort and Spa properties in Phuket and Hua Hin are among only seven hotels worldwide selected to host a comprehensive holistic recovery programme known as Mastermind 2.0, which includes customised treatments for people with addictions. Founded by holistic psychotherapist Dirk Stikker... [Read full story]

THAI declines to buy Nok shares THAI declines to buy Nok shares

BANGKOK, 26 May 2017: Thai Airways International PCL says it has decided against maintaining its capital share in Nok Air PCL (Nok Air) through the subscription of  new share issue. Nok Air increased its capital to counter a lack of liquidity and to provide additional funding to continue operations. Current shareholders were given the first option... [Read full story]

ATTA promotions focus on Europe ATTA promotions focus on Europe

BANGKOK, 26 May 2017: Association of Thai Travel Agents plans to organise roadshows and participate in more international trade fairs to boost tour bookints from European markets. ATTA vice president, Mingkwan Metmowlee, revealed the marketing strategy plan for the European market at the association monthly meeting last Wednesday. “The association... [Read full story]

BW flag flies in Pattaya BW flag flies in Pattaya

BANGKOK, 26 May 2017: Construction of a major new hotel project under the Best Western Hotels & Resort’ brand got underway this month at a site  close to the popular Thai beach resort of Pattaya. Thai real estate company, Habitat Group Co Ltd is working with Best Western Hotels & Resorts to create the new Best Western Premier Bayphere Pattaya... [Read full story]

Afghan MPs compromise airline safety Afghan MPs compromise airline safety

KABUL, 26 May 2017: Supporters of two Afghan MPs who missed a domestic flight from Kabul blocked an airport runway with rocks, forcing the plane to return for the lawmakers, officials said. The Kam Air flight was abruptly forced to fly back from central Bamiyan province earlier this week, triggering uproar and ridicule on social media with many accusing... [Read full story]

Philippines may extend marital law Philippines may extend marital law

MANILA, 26 May 2017: Philippine security forces bombed a southern city on Thursday as they battled Islamist militants who were holding hostages and reported to have murdered at least 11 civilians. An initial rampage by the gunmen, who have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group, through the mainly Muslim city of Marawi on Tuesday prompted President... [Read full story]

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Travel Deals

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Travel Logs

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Cats star in Inle tourism tale

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Lessons from Inle Lake boaties

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