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Enough to death and destruction

BANGKOK, 19 April 2018: Songkran’s seven deadly days, 11 to 17 April, dispensed gruesome carnage and life changing injuries reminiscent of a war zone. Despite...

Asian Trails on the move

VIENTIANE, 19 April 2018: Asian Trails Laos will move to a new office location, 23 April, in the Lao capital Vientiane. In an announcement to...

Sustainable starts with your stay

AMSTERDAM 19 April 2018: The trend to travel green continues to grow as more global travellers say they want to book sustainable travel products. That’s...

SilkAir starts Guilin charter

SINGAPORE, 19 April 2018: SilkAir launched a new service between Singapore and Guilin in China, 14 April, exclusively for tour package sales. According to timetable...

Qatar Airways and Air Italy codeshare

DOHA, 19 April 2018:  Qatar Airways has signed a new codeshare agreement with Air Italy, following its purchase of a 49% stake in the...

Mövenpick opens hotel in Tunisia

BANGKOK, 19 April 2018: Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has opened a hotel on the banks of Lake Tunis in a prime area of the...

CWT gains gold for fair business

MINNEPOLIS 19 April 2018: Carlson Wagonlit Travel, a global travel management company, has been rated ‘Gold’ for second successive year for its responsible business...

Simmons joins Swiss-Belhotels

BANGKOK, 19 April 2018: Swiss-Belhotel International has appointed Mark Simmons as its new senior regional director of sales for Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam. An Australian...

US airlines divert flights

WASHINGTON, 19 April 2018: US airlines have begun diverting flights away from Russian airspace just hours before a deadline to renegotiate access agreements is...

China to lift visa for Hainan visits

BEIJING, 19 April 2018: China unveiled plans Wednesday to permit visa-free travel to its southern island of Hainan, as Beijing pushes international tourism to...
            

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Bali ahead for fare bargains

BANGKOK, 10 April 2018: If islands top the holiday wish list, then how does Bali stack up against relatively newcomer Pho Quoc in Vietnam? Bali...

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China to lift visa for Hainan visits

BEIJING, 19 April 2018: China unveiled plans Wednesday to permit visa-free travel to its southern island of Hainan, as Beijing pushes international tourism to...

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TTM opens door to east Thailand tourism

PATTAYA, 18 April 2018: Pattaya credited with being Thailand’s forerunner in beach tourism will host the annual Thailand Travel Mart mid June. The show was...

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Thai agents survive off China business

BANGKOK, 4 April 2018: Thailand’s registered travel agencies handled 870,720 Chinese tour clients, January to March 20, according to the latest data released by...

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UN warns of acute pilot shortage

MONTREAL, 15 February 2018: Hundreds of thousands of pilots will need to be trained to meet growing demand for air transport around the world...

Firefly flits daily to Phuket

KUALA LUMPUR, 19 February 2018:  Firefly will increase flights from Penang to Phuket to daily this March, up from the current four weekly services. Owned by...

Oman drops visa-on-arrival

BANGKOK, 27 February 2018: Once the new Muscat International Airport opens, 20 March, all travellers will need to apply in advance for an online...

Mahouts fired for cruelty

BANGKOK, 15 March 2018: The organiser of the 16th Kings Cup Elephant Polo Tournament has now confirmed that six mahouts were dismissed for beating...