SINGAPORE, 1 August 2014: According to new research released Thursday by InterContinental Hotels Group, 62% of global travellers said that it felt like a dream come true when redeeming points from their loyalty programme all in one go.
As a result, 65% of them are increasingly turning to loyalty programmes to help fund their holidays, with one in three... [Read full story]
BANGKOK, 1 August 2014: Apart from moving the annual elephant polo tournament from Hua Hin to Bangkok this year, ‘ladies’ will have their day in the sun on the tournament sidelines, 30 August, for a fun day of “fashion, giggles and bubbles”.
No explanation was given for the bubbles, but the day-long fancy dress statement by Bangkok’s Hi-So... [Read full story]
BANGKOK, 1 August 2014: Outrigger Enterprises Group has named Alan Darr as corporate director, human resources and support for Asia Pacific.
Darr will provide strategic planning, direction and administration of human resources for the Asia-Pacific region.
He was most recently human resources consultant for Artyzen Hospitality in Hong Kong and previously... [Read full story]
ZHENGZHOU, 1 August 2014: JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts expanded its portfolio in China with the unveiling of the 416-room JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou in Henan province, Wednesday.
Marriott International manages the hotel under a long-term agreement with the owner partners, Greenland Group.
This new hotel is located on the top floors of the Millennium... [Read full story]
HANOI, 1 August 2014: Free drinking water fountains will soon be set up in both domestic and international terminals at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport after facing criticism from passengers that the authoriites failed to provide essential services at reasonable prices.
The airport director, Vu The Phiet, told local media that the free drinking... [Read full story]
SYDNEY, 1 August 2014: Australian budget airline Jetstar has apologised after a crew member reportedly told passengers to flush any drugs they had down a toilet before their flight landed in Sydney.
The flight, from the Gold Coast to Sydney on Sunday, was carrying some passengers returning from a music festival, Sydney’s Daily Telegraph reported... [Read full story]
COLOMBO, 1 August 2014: Israeli holiday makers were evacuated from their Maldivian resort after one of them tore up an anti-Israeli placard equating the Nazi Swastika to the Israeli flag, officials said Wednesday.
Some 30 Israeli surfers were moved out to safety from Thulusdhoo island, near the capital island Male, as residents of the overwhelmingly... [Read full story]
TOKYO, 1 August 2014: Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has dropped its plan to buy a 49% stake in a Myanmar airline, blaming “intensified” competition in the country as it quickly emerges from years of economic isolation.
ANA Holdings — the airline’s parent company — announced last year that it planned to invest about... [Read full story]
BANGKOK, 31 July 2014: Suvarnabhumi Airport will soon set up automatic queue-card kiosks to improve people’s access to taxi services.
The airport’s director, Rawewan Netarakavesana, said eight kiosks would be installed by the end of next month in an effort to reduce time process for passengers.
“We will install kiosks at Gates 4 and 7 on the first... [Read full story]
BANGKOK, 31 July 2014: Thailand earned a record THB838.17 million from on-location film shoots, January to May, according to a Ministry of Tourism and Sports’ Thailand Film Office Department update released late last week.
During the first five months of the year, 263 documentaries, advertising slots, TV series, and music videos were filmed on location... [Read full story]
HOUAPHANH, 31 July 2014: Houaphanh province in northeast Laos hopes to add new tourist attractions focusing on the province’s natural beauty and heritage.
Deputy governor Vansay Phengsoumma said the province has many beautiful natural and historic tourism attractions that are undeveloped.
According to Houaphanh Information, Culture and Tourism Department,... [Read full story]
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